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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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Oak Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is as close as you will get, to being transported to a quaint bistro in Paris. We go here a lot, especially for breakfast. The food is very good and their is a nice variety to pick from. In the evening for dinner, the lights are dimmed and it has more of a cozy and romantic feel. Around the... More 

Thank Melissa T
Oak Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've gone here mainly for brunch. It's more expensive than the nearby Winberie's brunch, and less of a food orgy, but more civilized. Not that Winberie's is a mad-house, but it is noisier and busier. Overall, it's a very nice place for a special occasion or if you just want to have a nice conversation with your brunch. Highly recommended.

Thank familyOf3OakPark
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186 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food, selections, atmosphere, service. It's quaint and offers a French-based cuisine. You can't go wrong ordering anything here. Parking is a challenge but doable.

Thank Pat S
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Hemingway's Bistro a number of times. I particularly like to take friends that visit from out of town. The food is superb. The portions are served for the average person. The taste and seasoning always on point. The ambience of the restaurant is one of tranquility and calmness. The waiters are great and ready to suggest... More 

Thank Ivette N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bill, our waiter, was excellent. His answers to our questions about the menu were spot on! Variety of egg preparations - I had scramble eggs w/salmon and brie. I highly recommend this restaurant

Thank pepperdenny
Oak Park, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 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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26 reviews
7 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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54 reviews
34 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?