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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by the restaurant at first as we didn't realize it was on the ground floor of a hotel which looks more like an Oak Park apartment building. However once we got in we loved the ambience and the really good French menu. Everyone...More

Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We kept it a Hemingway day as we stopped here after touring the Hemingway Birthplace house just a few blocks away. This is located across from the lobby to The Write Inn, which looks like a nice place to stay sometime. Server was attentive and...More

Thank craigclark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I probably would have given this place 4/5 if it wasn't for our fantastic server, Frank. The food from the Sunday brunch buffet was fantastic, but we ordered off the menu as well. For whatever reason, the food didn't come out in a timely...More

Thank Kristena H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time at Hemmingway's Bistro. Did not know how good it would be, but we really loved it and will be back again.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to this meal and we were disappointed. The place has great atmosphere and great service. But we can not say the same about the food. I was with my son and we both had the lobster bisque. Tasted like roux...More

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We have eaten here from time to time over the years and the food varied from very good to mediocre. Consistency was the problem. No longer. Not only is the room beautiful and the service very good, but the food is consistently excellent. I highly...More

Thank Laurie289
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Hemmingway's is a traditional French bistro. The restaurant is on the garden-level of a gorgeous 1920's era building in Oak Park. The main restaurant is 4 feet below street level so you feel like you are secluded from the busyness of everyday life. It truly...More

1  Thank mbrad2015
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I’m a long time Oak Park resident. My only visit was fantastic. Our server was great and the food and drinks were awesome. A return trip is on my agenda.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Went there with my wife and two friends. Wines, by the glass, were excellent. Entrees chosen were beef Wellington (2), duck, and pike (yes, pike). All were enjoyed. My pike was great, and the chocolate mousse was devoured. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank K Steven H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Having just moved to Oak Park, we received a gift certificate to Hemmingway’s and decided to enjoy Sweetest Day date night here. All of the food was thoughtfully prepared and presented and we enjoyed all of our choices. It got a little busy about halfway...More

Thank LeBonVieTravels
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 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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