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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%
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European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

A great meal in this nice, carefully laid out restaurant. A fine meal of grilled walleye, highlighted by an excellent wilted spinach salad. Nice wine list, very accommodating service. A great place for a meal in Oak Park.

Thank Jxstr
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a wonderful Bistro just blocks from the Wright Studio. We did the FLW walking tour. The went to Hemingways before heading back to the Studio. This was our 2nd visit; a nice menu with good & reasonably priced wine selection and a friendly...More

Thank peter k
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We went for brunch twice and thought it was fair but overpriced. Also the wait staff made mistakes and charged us for something we ordered but never received. Atmosphere was nice.

Thank latinvoxlisa
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank familyOf3OakPark
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

Thank Ivette N
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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
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....More

Thank Marianne S
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,...More

Thank Brian C
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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, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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