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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    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
A wonderful choice for a private party

My friend's rented the restaurant for a few hours early on a Friday evening. We had a prix fixe menu that worked for everyone. Almost all the choices were gluten free or could be made gluten free. The staff was very friendly. We walked from the Carleton Hotel which is just a few blocks away. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
LEllen12
Good for:
  • Romantic
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greenbrae
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131 reviews 131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our meals there from breakfast to dinner were superb! This is NOT owned and operated by the hotel. The meals were of high quality with a very professional wait staff. It felt like being in France without that attitude! Lovely interior. This is not a spot for those wishing middle of the road cuisine! Top notch all the way!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Limited menu for breakfast but can accommodate your request. Not too expensive and good service.

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Wheaton, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped here for lunch based on a web site for restaurants in the area.Food was good but service was slow.We weren't in a hurry,so it wasn't a problem,but they weren't that busy and they had staff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have dined here many times as my parents and brothers live in Oak Park. This is where my parents like to go, so we go.It has great ambiance which makes it enjoyable by itself. Parking is not bad and if you can't find a spot close valet is very inexpensive. The wine list is not expansive but acceptable, hitting... More 

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New Farm, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We popped in by chance for a coffee late afternoon and we were welcomed with open arms. The service was exceptional, the coffee was perfect and the profiteroles scrumptious. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon to have such treatment was a real surprise and we would love to go back again. The gentleman who was on duty is a credit... More 

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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My friend's rented the restaurant for a few hours early on a Friday evening. We had a prix fixe menu that worked for everyone. Almost all the choices were gluten free or could be made gluten free. The staff was very friendly. We walked from the Carleton Hotel which is just a few blocks away. We loved our Oak Park... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have dined at Hemingway's Bistro twice in the past 30 days. Both meals were very, very good. The staff is very accommodating. The setting is lovely. Parking is difficult, however, they do offer valet parking.

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New preston CT
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114 reviews 114 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

When I go to a restaurant I expect to be treated in a way that enables me to enjoy my dinner. The good: a very pleasant waitress and very good food. The bad: they had a large party and completely ignored us and the wait for the food was horrific.After a number of complaints the food finally arrived. An apology... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I came here on our anniversary and were very happy with our experience. The food was prepared with care and was delicious. Both my Steak Frites and my husband's Herb Crusted Whitefish were flavorful and presented beautifully. My only critique is that my steak was not cooked to 'medium well' as requested. My 'Lil Chocolate Balls' for... More 

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Minneapolils, MN
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We almost always have dinner here when visiting family in River Forest. It is our family's favorite restaurant for special events. The food and service are always fabulous......we only have wonderful things to say about this restaurant.

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