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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there first for a small wedding reception. Appetizers -- tiered trays of fresh seafood -- blew us away. Back for dinner on a couple of occasions. Good food, cozy atmosphere, delightful service. I'd go back, but we've moved away.

Thank Victoria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to go for Mother's Day, but didn't have reservations. Came back in June, perfect! Best pancakes we've had in years! Mimosas and live music topped off a perfect brunch!

Thank Lauri W
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This hidden gem explodes with European flair as a French bistro. Our Kir Royal, hot wilted spinach salad fixed table side to our scrumptious mango grand marnier soufflé was out of this world! French music added to its ambiance!

Thank littlebec2014
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We liked our dinner so much that we came back for lunch during our trip to Oak Park. Great food and service, ambience, and an excellent bartender who made one of the prettiest cocktails I've ever had, which is saying a lot (the Hemmingway cocktail).

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for an early lunch. I had the Blackened white fish sandwich. My lady had the French onion soup. Of course the soup was very hot. The sandwich was nice with a side of greens and some twice cooked fries. Refills on sodas...More

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Friends told us to stop in for breakfast or lunch and we couldn’t have been more thrilled. It was like stepping into a European bistro. The food was delicious, reasonably priced and our server, Bill, could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. Can’t wait...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We had lunch here last week, and though it was Saturday we were able to find a table easily enough. Everything about the meal was excellent and would definitely add this spot to the itinerary when we swing through the area again. Our party of...More

Thank Waidesworld
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a lovely, white table cloth bistro within short walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park and was a wonderful find for a light lunch. Food and service was equal to the best of French bistros but another...More

1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Hemmingway's is tastefully executed. The French food is fabulous, consistently good and the service is even better. The setting is simple, small and attractive with character. We were here for brunch that also provides relaxing live music. For brunch, in addition to champayne and other...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant easily accommodated our group of 20. I had made arrangements in advance to reserve tables for an 11:30 lunch. The service was excellent and attentive. The room was pleasant. The food was nicely prepared and presented.

Thank Rovertoo
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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