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Hemmingway's Bistro

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211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
708-524-0806
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
White linen tablecloths!!

Four of us lunch here after doing the Frank Lloyd Wright walking tour. The space is lovely, quiet, clean and upmarket. Crepes, pâté, burger and quiche were consumed. We are enjoyed our individual meals. It takes quite some time for the food to arrive so if you are in a hurry, this is not the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
cebcolpitts
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped by after going to the Hemingway house and museum. The bar tender was wonderful. Great drinks and appetizers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is so sweet at night. I hear they have a great brunch, but we had some late night drinks and snacks and they were good but 10 bucks for one drink was a little silly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This bistro in the Write Inn hotel is a real treat. The food is outstanding. The braised short rib dinner is very good as is the rack of lamb. Others in our party had the steak au poivre and the steak frites. Both were excellent. They do serve breakfast and lunch as well as a Sunday brunch. We tried both... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Four of us lunch here after doing the Frank Lloyd Wright walking tour. The space is lovely, quiet, clean and upmarket. Crepes, pâté, burger and quiche were consumed. We are enjoyed our individual meals. It takes quite some time for the food to arrive so if you are in a hurry, this is not the place for you. It is... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a lovely and elegant bistro with an extraordinarily friendly atmosphere. The waiter was excellent, the food phenomenal, and the ambiance evoking Chicago of the early 1900's. I had the Burger with Brie cheese, home fries and fruit. It was one of the best burgers I've had.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Been there four times. Last time with a friend for a birthday lunch. The service was horrible. Not more than 4 tables to serve. Took them forever to get us our lunch. Friend ordered this cheese and ham thing. She loved it. I heard that their hamburger was good. Not. More bread than meat and served raw. Did go over... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

... for drinks and appetizers and this time I brought my friends! Such a delightful, quaint place. Beautifully decorated and the staff is top notch. We settled in at the bar for martinis and brie. These martinis were just as perfect as I remember. If you're looking for a quick stop-off after work for a cocktail, this would be my... More 

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Chicago
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My husband and I have been here multiple times for dinner. The food is consistently good/great and service is always terrific. Wonderful ambiance (quiet and intimate) and terrific wine selection. One of the best restaurants in Oak Park in terms of quality of food and service. We'll continue to visit for special occasions.

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florida
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This little restaurant is a gem! The food was absolutely superb! My husband had the white fish my daughter the rabbit, I had a wonderful salad! We finished the evening with the souflet it was fantastic! And worth every penny! Our server was fantastic as well! Would I came back? You bet! The only retractor from the evening was using... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Expensive, rich food, but very good. Morel mushrooms accented my meal, a delicious touch. Service was very good, and wine selection by the glass was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: 708-524-0806

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 to 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?