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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” (19 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
“souffle” (4 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
All hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A peaceful bistro in Oak Park. Excellent wines by the glass and a good selection of beer. Wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely Provencal decor. There's something on the menu for everyone. Do not miss this gem, and Oak Park, too.

Thank 689canda689
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth the difficulty finding this place and finding nearby parking - as well as the "tad slow" service - to make your way to Hemingway's Bistro in Oak Park. Step down into a hustling, open, airy bistro vibe with big windows, and beautiful vegetation....More

Thank truthbetold_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always like review favorite restaurants in town when the continue to bring it all to the table. Our dinner tonight was as always, fantastic. And the ambiance of the French bistro is so comforting. Tonight we enjoyed a couple of first rate cocktails and...More

Thank FrankC1234
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Write Inn just so we could eat breakfast here again. My wife and I stayed here last year and had the best breakfast we ever had. So, we came back a year later. Same great Waiter, Tom. Same great food. Not...More

Thank bigtoe72
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Hemingway's Bistro continues to be an excellent choice for when you want authentic bistro food and experience. Menu includes the same entrees you would find in a bistro in Paris or Lyon, prepared in the same style. Also, daily special plates (Sunday it is blanquette...More

Thank chip162
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lovely French bistro dining experience! Salade frisee was marvelous, have always had great lunches and dinners here.

Thank E8801OVchrisf
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A comfortable restraint with exceptional food, experienced professional service in a cozy atmosphere. The menu includes French classics such as Coq au Vin, Duck al' Orange, and Caussoulet Toulousain. Chef Ala uses the freshest ingredients available, incorporating them into the classics or reinvigorating an old...More

Thank iannaccone5939
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Consistently wonderful classic bistro menu. Charming and unpretentious atmosphere. It's easy to suspend belief for an hour and think you're dining in Europe. There's no place else in Oak Park like it. I absolutely adore the frisee salad with croutons, poached egg and lardons. Followed...More

Thank Hellalouella
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went for brunch. The food was mediocre. Nothing impressed me. The drinks are good. Has nice ambience

Thank Shirley M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

As a local, I can attest, this place just oozes Oak Park. From women with unapologetically greying hair and sensible shoes to men who carry free library tote bags on the El, we are a diverse, inclusive, art-loving, well read, well traveled group and you...More

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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