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Hemmingway's Bistro

211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
+1 708-524-0806
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
“souffle” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first time at Hemmingway's Bistro. Did not know how good it would be, but we really loved it and will be back again.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed yesterday

I was really looking forward to this meal and we were disappointed. The place has great atmosphere and great service. But we can not say the same about the food. I was with my son and we both had the lobster bisque. Tasted like roux...More

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here from time to time over the years and the food varied from very good to mediocre. Consistency was the problem. No longer. Not only is the room beautiful and the service very good, but the food is consistently excellent. I highly...More

Thank Laurie289
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Hemmingway's is a traditional French bistro. The restaurant is on the garden-level of a gorgeous 1920's era building in Oak Park. The main restaurant is 4 feet below street level so you feel like you are secluded from the busyness of everyday life. It truly...More

1  Thank mbrad2015
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I’m a long time Oak Park resident. My only visit was fantastic. Our server was great and the food and drinks were awesome. A return trip is on my agenda.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Went there with my wife and two friends. Wines, by the glass, were excellent. Entrees chosen were beef Wellington (2), duck, and pike (yes, pike). All were enjoyed. My pike was great, and the chocolate mousse was devoured. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank K Steven H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Having just moved to Oak Park, we received a gift certificate to Hemmingway’s and decided to enjoy Sweetest Day date night here. All of the food was thoughtfully prepared and presented and we enjoyed all of our choices. It got a little busy about halfway...More

Thank LeBonVieTravels
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A peaceful bistro in Oak Park. Excellent wines by the glass and a good selection of beer. Wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely Provencal decor. There's something on the menu for everyone. Do not miss this gem, and Oak Park, too.

1  Thank 689canda689
Reviewed 17 September 2017

It's worth the difficulty finding this place and finding nearby parking - as well as the "tad slow" service - to make your way to Hemingway's Bistro in Oak Park. Step down into a hustling, open, airy bistro vibe with big windows, and beautiful vegetation....More

Thank truthbetold_10
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I always like review favorite restaurants in town when the continue to bring it all to the table. Our dinner tonight was as always, fantastic. And the ambiance of the French bistro is so comforting. Tonight we enjoyed a couple of first rate cocktails and...More

Thank FrankC1234
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Questions & Answers
20 January 2018|
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Response from Hellalouella | Reviewed this property |
There is a handicap accessible ramp on the side entrance - so yes.
15 October 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
US$21 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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