We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Bit of France In Oak Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hemmingway's Bistro

Hemmingway's Bistro
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
708-524-0806
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 111 Restaurants in Oak Park
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Bit of France In Oak Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

The food seems authentic and the atmosphere is good here. A very good wine list adds to the attractiveness of this restaurant. Coc a vin earned raves from 1 diner at our table.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    41
    28
    4
    5
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lake Norman, North Carolina
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great Spot For Food & Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Stuck near Midway Airport, we took the 20 minute drive to Oak Park and are glad we did. A neat spot with an interesting bistro menu and excellent wine list. This is a place to go if you enjoy good food, good wine & good conversation. Easy access street parking a plus.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Ahem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My elderly aunt and I went to dinner early as that crowd is won't to do. One would think the service would be very attentive with few diners, but not so. Our waitress chatted with what I presume to be regulars (which is fine), but for a long time, without ever looking over her shoulder to see if we needed more wine, bread, etc. Points off. On the other hand, the food was simply wonderful. Since it's fairly pricey, diners be wary.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ann Arbor
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Cream brulee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This little French restaurant let me order multiple appetizers and no dinner. Save room for their fabulous cream brulee made from South American vanilla beans. I do not like the cream brulee my wife always orders at fine restaurants, but this one was very light with the most delicate glazed top.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great ambiance, cuisine, good wine list, excellent service. We go there often, as we live not far away. You feel submerged in another time there, this is not for modernists. There can be a draught from the old windows, which adds to the charm. Also live music on certain nights.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hemmingway's Bistro also viewed

 

Been to Hemmingway's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hemmingway's Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.