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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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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“escargot” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We can wholeheartedly recommend this small, charming restaurant and look forward to returning. We love sitting at restaurant bars because we can chat away with the bartender. This afternoon was no different! We had a lovely chat, delicious salads, dessert and wine. The next time...More

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After touring the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio, we were looking for a fun place for lunch. This place is incredible! We had an amazing lunch, great service and delicious wine! Felt like we were back in Paris! Could not recommend this place more!...More

Thank Ml S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Service was great. The vegetable soup was very bland. The Nicoise Salad was unremarkable. The atmosphere was pleasant and pleasant. It was good place to catch up with adult family members. I would not choose to go back there, but I would go if that...More

Thank sweenee32018
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. Nice cocktails as well. We go here often, very reliable. We live close so it's a nice walk and close to other restaurants and parking.

Thank Jason Z
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has the feel of Provence. Lovely and bright with beautiful flower displays. The food was equally good. And they offer a lovely cider by the bottle. Great for a relaxing lunch after the Frank Lloyd Wright house.

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

First as always I will start with service, a little off pace. Our waitress was nice but a bit off pace. When food arrived she had to be summed back to the table. When the desert arrived someone else served us. Somewhat unnerving, however not...More

Thank Lorenzo C
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Great bartender! Great service! I could have hung out with Kelly all night. She alone is enough reason to visit Hemingway’s

1  Thank KSidwell
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I will start this review by stating that I have only been here once. I hate to give poor reviews with only one visit so I will give them the benefit of the doubt. We arrived with reservations for Sunday brunch for 10 people. Our...More

Thank edisonparkpete
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

A charming and understated restaurant along the shady streets of Oak Park, Illinois. Much is made is associations with Ernest Hemingway (born here) and Frank Lloyd Wright. Even though Hemingway hated Oak Park and said its boulevards were as wide as its minds were narrow....More

Thank ABruceDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I have been here at least 5 times in the past decade. Every time I thought the food was average to horrible. We decided to try it for cocktails after visiting the Hemingway house. We were just going to have cocktails and wine. We had...More

Thank Dradeli
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OldScout41
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.
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annhd2016
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
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