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Hemmingway's Bistro

211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Ranked #9 of 111 Restaurants in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After touring the birhtplace home of my favorite author, Ernest Hemingway, and was headed to the Museum, I needed something to eat. The word Hemmingway caught my attention. So I stopped to eat here. It was a great restaurant. The waiters were great and friendly, very proffessional at their jobs, and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was great too,... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

White table cloth an cloth napkins. Very friendly but formal wait staff. Great food and reasonably priced. They have a full bar and an extensive wine list we just had a glass of Pinot and the boneless short rib sandwich. Lots of special items on the menu.

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Oak Park, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The atmosphere, the service and the food are all, quite simply, outstanding. We go on special occasions, although it's not all that expensive. Last visit was for our anniversary. My wife had lobster which was perfect. I had scallops, which were melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Love this place.

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Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Monday and Tuesday they have a great deal on lobster. They serve it grilled or boiled and its good both ways. Potatoes and broccoli come on the plate too. It's probably the best deal in the area. The chocolate mousse isn't bad either!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant. You feel like you are in a Paris Bistro. The staff is very attentive, the menu interesting and delicious. A really great, romantic spot.

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Charleston, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My friends have eaten here many times. It was their choice for dinner, since I was visiting the area. I was not disappointed. It's a small attractive restaurant with tables set with crisp white tablecloths. It was a week night at 6:30pm. There were only a couple of tables with diners. Our waitress was personable and attended our needs. One... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Perfect place to get together. The food was well prepared and classic. We had the lobster special. Guests at the next table were raving about the featured fish dish as well. The setting was attractive and the ambiance was calm and relaxing. Lots of local regulars there. Everyone new each other. You really feel at home.

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Westmont, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a cute restaurant inside a boutique hotel in Oak Park. We came for lunch on our way to the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio and House. Other than being across the street from the Hemingway Museum, I'm not sure what is Hemingway about the place but we'll be back. The food was tasty, the place well executed, the service... More 

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Oak Park, IL
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Yes, it's that season again .....that short window of time to bite into these crunchy, succulent giants. I ate my first soft shell crab at age 15 when my Mother and I went to New Orleans and visited an outdoor restaurant on Lake Ponchartrain. What a delight eating the whole crab shell and all. Since then I have eaten a... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have had wonderful dinners at Hemmingways and this was my first brunch. My sister was in from out of town and I don't think I could have picked a more perfect local place for us to have brunch! I will be back!

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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 - 40
Cuisine: French

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