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Hemmingway's Bistro

211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Ranked #10 of 112 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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New preston CT
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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had Sunday brunch. Although we live nearby, we had not been to this restaurant for a number of years. It did not disappoint. Lovely brunch with live jazz music that did not overpower. We had Thomas who was as charming as could be. Very accommodating, did not rush us, good service. You choose from a number of items on... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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
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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
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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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