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Hemmingway's Bistro

211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Ranked #11 of 110 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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English first
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Attentive service; traditional French cuisine, competently executed; and a European feel. What's not to like?

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The waitress took 25 minutes to return after handing us menus because she was having an animated discussion with a friend at the bar -- I had to send another waiter to fetch her. The food was not particularly tasty or well prepared when it arrived. The place itself is quite pleasant . It has a nice quiet ambience. I... More

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Chicago, IL - Western Suburbs
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This establishment loses control of their kitchen more often then they should. I don't know if the server forgets to put in the order or they are so backed up they can't get the food out but this is a terrible reputation for a restaurant to have in a prime location. The escargot is canned (not surprising) but they then... More

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