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Hemmingway's Bistro

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211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
+1 708-524-0806
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Oak Park, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a so-so experience several years ago we avoided Hemmingway's Bistro until the past 6 months when we decided to try it again. Each time we have eaten there recently has been a pleasant and rewarding experience for us. Breakfast was delicious, fresh and reasonable. Dinner specials have been excellent. We will be back soon.

Thank Marianne S
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Class act. Four of us had brunch on a Sunday that included a two piece smooth jazz ensemble. I loved the pace of the brunch. Have a cold part of the brunch that is a small buffet that has everything from lox and bagels, salami's, cheeses to raw oysters. You then order your hot selection that ranged from french toast,... More 

Thank Brian C
Oak Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent food selection. Great ambiance. Attentive service. Well made recipes. This is a gem of a place in Oak Park inside the old Write Inn Hotel. Ample free street parking on Sunday.

Thank OP60302
Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I like to go to a classic French bistro-style restaurant at least once a year and decided to try Hemmingway's Bistro. My husband and I were not disappointed. It had everything I look forward to when eating French food: crusty baguettes to soak up the garlic butter from the escargot, simple but elegant salads, extensive wine list, and a good... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a nice tucked away bistro in the heart of Oak Park across the street from the Hemmingway museum and down the street from the birthplace. It is intimate and the food is classy. If coming in for breakfast, jazz on Wednesdays, or a special celebration you will be pleased. The chef was trained in France, has excellent sauces,... More 

Thank Margaret T
Oak Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food and service in a white tablecloth environment. Feels very relaxed and comfortable. Service is not always consistent, and food is very good without being great, but the atmosphere is lovely.

Thank Debra R
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. When I travel to France I always order the Chèvre du Chaud or Warm Goat Cheese Salad. The presentation is always different but the taste is usually the same. Melt in your mouth delicious! We both ordered the special which was Lobster Bisque. It was not too creamy which I... More 

Thank SarahsBackstage
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our experience did not start out well because they could not find out reservation. I showed her our confirmation and we were seated almost immediately. We did not have an optimal table and the seat cushion was rather uncomfortable. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. He took our order for drinks an appetizers and served us a short time... More 

Thank Voloshka755
Elmhurst, Illinois
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473 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined at the bistro for our anniversary. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Our server was very serviceable and friendly and the food was nicely presented. As first course, I ordered the foie gras, which was very good. Nonetheless my husband had the escargot, which were tasteless. He ordered the steak frites medium rare and... More 

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Classy place with excellent menu. Great vine selection too. Superb service, food is very good with wonderful presentation. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank Oksana G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 40
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-524-0806

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?