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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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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Our meals there from breakfast to dinner were superb! This is NOT owned and operated by the hotel. The meals were of high quality with a very professional wait staff. It felt like being in France without that attitude! Lovely interior. This is not a spot for those wishing middle of the road cuisine! Top notch all the way!

Thank lckt13
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Limited menu for breakfast but can accommodate your request. Not too expensive and good service.

Thank VirVo
Wheaton, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

We stopped here for lunch based on a web site for restaurants in the area.Food was good but service was slow.We weren't in a hurry,so it wasn't a problem,but they weren't that busy and they had staff.

Thank loeyWheaton_Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

We have dined here many times as my parents and brothers live in Oak Park. This is where my parents like to go, so we go.It has great ambiance which makes it enjoyable by itself. Parking is not bad and if you can't find a spot close valet is very inexpensive. The wine list is not expansive but acceptable, hitting... More 

Thank Frank S
New Farm, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

We popped in by chance for a coffee late afternoon and we were welcomed with open arms. The service was exceptional, the coffee was perfect and the profiteroles scrumptious. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon to have such treatment was a real surprise and we would love to go back again. The gentleman who was on duty is a credit... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

My friend's rented the restaurant for a few hours early on a Friday evening. We had a prix fixe menu that worked for everyone. Almost all the choices were gluten free or could be made gluten free. The staff was very friendly. We walked from the Carleton Hotel which is just a few blocks away. We loved our Oak Park... More 

Thank LEllen12
Oak Park, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

I have dined at Hemingway's Bistro twice in the past 30 days. Both meals were very, very good. The staff is very accommodating. The setting is lovely. Parking is difficult, however, they do offer valet parking.

Thank Tallie T
New preston CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

When I go to a restaurant I expect to be treated in a way that enables me to enjoy my dinner. The good: a very pleasant waitress and very good food. The bad: they had a large party and completely ignored us and the wait for the food was horrific.After a number of complaints the food finally arrived. An apology... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

My husband and I came here on our anniversary and were very happy with our experience. The food was prepared with care and was delicious. Both my Steak Frites and my husband's Herb Crusted Whitefish were flavorful and presented beautifully. My only critique is that my steak was not cooked to 'medium well' as requested. My 'Lil Chocolate Balls' for... More 

Thank StephMcCaf
Glendale, Arizona
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101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We almost always have dinner here when visiting family in River Forest. It is our family's favorite restaurant for special events. The food and service are always fabulous......we only have wonderful things to say about this restaurant.

Thank konakai2008

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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, Romantic, 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

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