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Hemmingway's Bistro

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211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
+1 708-524-0806
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We ate lunch here with 4 friends and we all loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service. The menu has great choices and wine was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and yet unobtrusive...an excellent server! All 6 of us have traveled extensively both...More

Thank Whinny2
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Hemmingway's Bistro brings my imagination to having dinner in Casablanca (the movie). The ambience, the stucco walls, the bar, the tables are romantic. My husband and I love the corner table. Menu offerings are great. (I love the crusty French bread and sweet butter.) Enjoy!

Thank Diane L
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Our second trip to this charming Bistro for dinner was another hit!! The server could not have been more accommodating to my 92 yr old Mom in helping her select food & drink she would enjoy. Everything was delicious & prepared in the traditional style....More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I happen to live in the neighborhood of this restaurant. And after being in the location for almost a year, I decided to venture in to Hemingway Bistro. It was a Sunday morning at approximately 11am. I proceeded to enter the restaurant and was approached...More

1  Thank LuxuryGirlLifestyle
Reviewed August 10, 2016

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...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed August 7, 2016 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
Reviewed July 29, 2016

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...More

Thank EPrico
Reviewed July 26, 2016 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...More

Thank ChattyKat08
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...More

Thank Lisa D L
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
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January 19, 2018|
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Response from Hellalouella | Reviewed this property |
There is a handicap accessible ramp on the side entrance - so yes.
October 15, 2016|
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Response from Amyjane1965 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, call ahead.. The brunch is outstanding, along with the service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +1 708-524-0806
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