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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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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I originally stopped by Hemmingway's after the jazz radio station I was listening to in the car mentioned that the place had live jazz music during their weekend brunch service and I was going right by it at the time. I've been back again since for my birthday. A fantastic selection of cold buffet options to supplement your main course,... More 

Thank Greg B
Detroit, MI
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of stumbled into this place as a brunch option. Great good attentive service and reasonable prices. Would definitely go back

Thank bugsy554
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here at least 10 times over the last few years, and on at least one occasion for our anniversary. Excellent French food, good cocktails and fair prices. Service is very good. Very consistent from visit to visit. If you want French without the hassle of going into Chicago, this is the place.

Thank EPrico
Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. The staff is awesome. I have been coming to this place for years. The food is exquisite. You want to try everything on the menu. You want to come for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. I wish they would stay open until mid-night; I would be right there. Nothing but LOVE for Hemmingway's Bistro because this place... More 

Thank ChattyKat08
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, the extra 'm' in Hemmingway first annoyed me, especially because the bistro is in Ernest Hemingway's old stomping grounds, but if you're able to get over that, and order a French martini, and break some of the crusty baguette, you'll feel better. While the entrance to The Write Inn which houses the Bistro smells like a noxious mixture of... More 

Thank Lisa D L
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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.

1 Thank Amyjane1965
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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211 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 

1 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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4 reviews
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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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

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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, European, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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?