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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 47
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
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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
Continental and delicious

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Darwingirl483
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Carol Stream, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
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florida
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67 reviews
36 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 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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Greenbrae
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Additional Information about Hemmingway's Bistro

Address: 211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
Phone Number: 708-524-0806
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
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
Average Prices: USD $21 to $40
Cuisine: French

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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?