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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” (19 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
“souffle” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
211 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2118
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Reviewed 23 June 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...More

1  Thank Bloodman33
Reviewed 3 June 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
Reviewed 21 April 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
Reviewed 18 April 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...More

1  Thank C K
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Hemingways has a great breakfast menu 7 days a week plus a beautiful Brunch on Sunday.mThe selections are good, the service is good. The lunch and dinner men is also excellent.

Thank Norma B
Reviewed 22 February 2016

You can visit this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Hemmingway's offer a Mother's day brunch and a Father's day brunch. I have taken my family and friends to Hemmingway's for over ten years. The food is wonderfully...More

Thank ChattyKat08
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Have met here with our book club. Varied and interesting menu. Food is consistently well presented and tasty.

Thank susankC5418EZ
Reviewed 21 January 2016

A great restaurant in the landmark Write Inn Hotel. It is from the 1920's and has the flair and ambiance of a gentler time. The atmosphere is outstanding, the food is outstanding, they make and pour a proper cocktail. The wine list is short, but...More

2  Thank R Bruce D
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I love Bistros. The food very nice but a long wait. We had drinks but the server did not if we wanted another! Not many guests, we where early around 6pm.

Thank Jeri1003
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Dinner with the extended family was a hit at this cozy & quaint French restaurant. We enjoyed acorn squash bisque, trout, halibut, and delicate greens. The service was first rate. Not the place to get in a hurry. Great atmosphere and delicious food. A+

Thank Scott G
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Nearby Attractions
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
1,058 reviews
.55 km away
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91 reviews
.52 km away
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93 reviews
.25 km away
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136 reviews
.32 km away
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16 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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