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Hemmingway's Bistro

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211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I went because our birthdays are only one day apart. The duck was tremendously cooked, and we also ordered mussels as an appetizer. Thank you, it was worth every penny. We will be back.

Thank Amyjane1965
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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196 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding Hemmingway's was serendipitous. We got tickets to tour the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright house and studio. So, I Googled for nearby restaurants and found this highly rated restaurant, which one one website, chicagotraveler.com, rated as "the best French restaurant in Chicagoland." I agree! And it may rank as one of the best in the US. First, the rumor is... More 

Thank Bloodman33
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I think we had never experienced more professional service, down to the busboy. The food was great, the room charming, the other patrons classy and friendly. I could live here.

Thank MnVan
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Great place to meet up with your girlfriends have a few delicious martinis and relax over great appetizers and share a meal! Place is small and cozy and easy to have a conversation with your gal- pals! Love this place

Thank Angie Z
Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Hemmingway's, located inside a landmark hotel, is a delightfully intimate French restaurant to dine - especially for Sunday brunch. Besides the consistently well prepared fine food, excellent service and romantic ambiance, there are special treats like champagne by the glass and outstanding musicians. My only beef is that because it is so popular it is busy and noisy from all... More 

Thank C K
Oak Park, Illinois
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30 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Hemingways has a great breakfast menu 7 days a week plus a beautiful Brunch on Sunday.mThe selections are good, the service is good. The lunch and dinner men is also excellent.

Thank Norma B
Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

You can visit this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Hemmingway's offer a Mother's day brunch and a Father's day brunch. I have taken my family and friends to Hemmingway's for over ten years. The food is wonderfully prepared. There is a drink called aviation that I recommend.

Thank ChattyKat08
River Forest
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Have met here with our book club. Varied and interesting menu. Food is consistently well presented and tasty.

Thank susankC5418EZ
Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

A great restaurant in the landmark Write Inn Hotel. It is from the 1920's and has the flair and ambiance of a gentler time. The atmosphere is outstanding, the food is outstanding, they make and pour a proper cocktail. The wine list is short, but is reasonable and pairs nicely with the menu. Another treat, one of the few places... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I love Bistros. The food very nice but a long wait. We had drinks but the server did not if we wanted another! Not many guests, we where early around 6pm.

Thank Jeri1003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
French, American, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?