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Hemmingway's Bistro

211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
+1 708-524-0806
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I had lunch here this week, and the experience was excellent all around. It's a quiet room, charmingly decorated for the holiday, and we were warmly greeted and treated to excellent service during the entire meal. The French onion soup is typical...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dianehK5760ZP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant in the remodeled lobby of the Wright Inn Hotel deliver excellent cuisine. Service was friendly and helpful. We chose the restaurant so that we could catch up with another couple over a relaxed meal. Upon arriving we were surprised to find a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TerryL1462
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a tasty brunch around Oak Park and after reading some reviews it appeared to be a good option. We arrived without reservation, so we had to wait some minutes - reasonable time I might say. The tables are small and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FerHuelgas
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We have always had great service, the staff is friendly and the food well prepared and good quality. It's a little pricey but perfect for a regular treat!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch service. Thanks to our server Angela who was thoughtful, timely and made our dinning experience pleasant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Resort56768153354
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I love this place for a "ladies lunch". It is quiet, delicious, and has a perfect wait staff. It is a very different venue for most travellers and visitors, but Oak Parkers really like it for intimate, elegant, but not too-elegant lunching. Totally delightful for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lindahh20152015
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Really nice brunch with a great wait staff. The food is wonderful as is the atmosphere. The area for seating is not that big and it can feel a bit crampped at times.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LetLoveRule333
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Hemmingway's Bistro is as close as you will get to authentic French food in Chicago's western suburbs. The ambiance is also authentic French. If you cannot go to Paris but would like to sample all of France's incredible haute cuisine, come to Oak Park....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FrequentFlier226817
Reviewed 11 October 2018

When visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple or the Home and Studio and your mind is filled with impressive information, Hemmingway's Bistro is a perfect breather. Their Onion Soup Gratinee is a fine starter, especially when paired with Mussels a la Mariniere and pommes frites....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We ate dinner with family last evening at the Hemingway's Bistro in Oak Park, IL. First of all the staff was e

Date of visit: July 2018
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20 January 2018|
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Response from Hellalouella | Reviewed this property |
There is a handicap accessible ramp on the side entrance - so yes.
16 October 2016|
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Response from Amyjane1965 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, call ahead.. The brunch is outstanding, along with the service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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