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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” (18 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Very charming restaurant in downtown oak park, felt like we were In Europe. We were looking for lighter fare, this wasn’t the place. A lot of traditional French dishes. Would definitely return to have a fancy meal. Great service and wine selection!

Thank mjlandon99
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Nice outdoor seating in good weather. Food is good and not run of the mill. Wait staff is efficient. Try the Cuban sandwich. It is wonderful

Thank mark s
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Weekday lunch for 2 ladies. We were greeted cordially and shown to a table in a back room. Menus, water and a loaf of crusty French bread with butter came promptly. Then we were forgotten until my companion went over to the bar to accost...More

Thank CultureVulture60657
Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 6 February 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
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, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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