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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
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Oak Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food selection. Great ambiance. Attentive service. Well made recipes. This is a gem of a place in Oak Park inside the old Write Inn Hotel. Ample free street parking on Sunday.

Thank OP60302
Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to go to a classic French bistro-style restaurant at least once a year and decided to try Hemmingway's Bistro. My husband and I were not disappointed. It had everything I look forward to when eating French food: crusty baguettes to soak up the garlic butter from the escargot, simple but elegant salads, extensive wine list, and a good... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice tucked away bistro in the heart of Oak Park across the street from the Hemmingway museum and down the street from the birthplace. It is intimate and the food is classy. If coming in for breakfast, jazz on Wednesdays, or a special celebration you will be pleased. The chef was trained in France, has excellent sauces,... More 

Thank Margaret T
Oak Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good food and service in a white tablecloth environment. Feels very relaxed and comfortable. Service is not always consistent, and food is very good without being great, but the atmosphere is lovely.

Thank Debra R
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. When I travel to France I always order the Chèvre du Chaud or Warm Goat Cheese Salad. The presentation is always different but the taste is usually the same. Melt in your mouth delicious! We both ordered the special which was Lobster Bisque. It was not too creamy which I... More 

Thank SarahsBackstage
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our experience did not start out well because they could not find out reservation. I showed her our confirmation and we were seated almost immediately. We did not have an optimal table and the seat cushion was rather uncomfortable. Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. He took our order for drinks an appetizers and served us a short time... More 

Thank Voloshka755
Elmhurst, Illinois
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463 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined at the bistro for our anniversary. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Our server was very serviceable and friendly and the food was nicely presented. As first course, I ordered the foie gras, which was very good. Nonetheless my husband had the escargot, which were tasteless. He ordered the steak frites medium rare and... More 

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Classy place with excellent menu. Great vine selection too. Superb service, food is very good with wonderful presentation. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank Oksana G
chicago, Illinoi
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to Hemingway's Bistro many times over many years. One memorable evening was right after I'd returned from France and when I walked into Hemingway's, I felt right back on vaca. Butter yellow stucco walls, gorgeous terrazzo floor and crisp white tablecloths with a beautiful bar were the backdrop to a meal that transported me back to France. I've... More 

Thank countrygal_9
Chicago, Illinois
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275 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A classic French Bistro in the heart of Oak Park. Full bar and wine list. Nightly specials. We tried the foie, escargot, crab cake, whitefish and steak frites. No complaints. Good food and reasonably priced. Service was very good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Street parking only and you will miss it if you do not know the address.

Thank John D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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

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