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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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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Glendale, Arizona
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

We had Sunday brunch. Although we live nearby, we had not been to this restaurant for a number of years. It did not disappoint. Lovely brunch with live jazz music that did not overpower. We had Thomas who was as charming as could be. Very accommodating, did not rush us, good service. You choose from a number of items on... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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118 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

After touring the birhtplace home of my favorite author, Ernest Hemingway, and was headed to the Museum, I needed something to eat. The word Hemmingway caught my attention. So I stopped to eat here. It was a great restaurant. The waiters were great and friendly, very proffessional at their jobs, and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was great too,... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

White table cloth an cloth napkins. Very friendly but formal wait staff. Great food and reasonably priced. They have a full bar and an extensive wine list we just had a glass of Pinot and the boneless short rib sandwich. Lots of special items on the menu.

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Thank jmkatny
Oak Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

The atmosphere, the service and the food are all, quite simply, outstanding. We go on special occasions, although it's not all that expensive. Last visit was for our anniversary. My wife had lobster which was perfect. I had scallops, which were melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Love this place.

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Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Monday and Tuesday they have a great deal on lobster. They serve it grilled or boiled and its good both ways. Potatoes and broccoli come on the plate too. It's probably the best deal in the area. The chocolate mousse isn't bad either!

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Thank Lauren L
USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant. You feel like you are in a Paris Bistro. The staff is very attentive, the menu interesting and delicious. A really great, romantic spot.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

My friends have eaten here many times. It was their choice for dinner, since I was visiting the area. I was not disappointed. It's a small attractive restaurant with tables set with crisp white tablecloths. It was a week night at 6:30pm. There were only a couple of tables with diners. Our waitress was personable and attended our needs. One... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Perfect place to get together. The food was well prepared and classic. We had the lobster special. Guests at the next table were raving about the featured fish dish as well. The setting was attractive and the ambiance was calm and relaxing. Lots of local regulars there. Everyone new each other. You really feel at home.

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Kensington, Maryland
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176 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a cute restaurant inside a boutique hotel in Oak Park. We came for lunch on our way to the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio and House. Other than being across the street from the Hemingway Museum, I'm not sure what is Hemingway about the place but we'll be back. The food was tasty, the place well executed, the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
French, American, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?