The daily specials reflect the chef's love for fresh seafood. Using mostly East-coast seafood flown in from Boston daily, the chef creates dishes like wild mushroom-crusted halibut on horseradish whipped potatoes and roasted sea bass on Caussoulet beans.
There is also a Parisian seafood bar offering towers of Plateau de Fruit de Mer with fresh oysters, clams, shrimp, and lobster.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Saturday - Beef Wellington
So happy to have a safe date night out. Heaters in tent were great, wonderful service and good overall experience.
Managed to adhere to all of the current dining restrictions and still provide a really nice and attentive experience
As gave many cafes, Hemmingway's has had to move outside -- onto the patio and even onto Oak Park Avenue (where we were seated!). On a warm, buoyant evening, they pulled to off beautifully. Excellent entrees as always, a vin de maison to match, and a superb raspberry souffle to finish. A gem of near-west suburbia.
Amazing food, especially for the price. Excellent service.
As always the service and food were excellent. The inside of the restaurant is very nice but with covid They can only serve outside. They have done the best they can in front of the building but there are other restaurants that have regular outside areas that are nicer.
Really enjoyed being at this restaurant. Perfect for a date.
We went for lunch this time. We also decided to eat just the appetizers along with their delicious mushroom soup. Their wine list is mainly French but they also have some American wines. This time I didn't get their creme brulee for dessert, which I love. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. I love the cozy feel of this bistro.
I was 3 of my friends and we live downtown. We went on Open Table as we were looking for a place for lunch when we were leaving the Monet gardens in Garfield Park and found your restaurant. It was great and we will return.
Lovely early dinner with friends who live in Oak Park.
We had 6 o’clock reservations and were seated at 5:55p.m. Not very busy and we sat outside. THERE WAS ‘“NOT 6 FEET OF SEPARATION BETWEEN EACH TABLE”!! . We did not get our main course until 7:40. I ordered a NEW YORK STEAK. IT WAS TOUGH AS NAILS AND GRIZZLY. We had escargots as an appetizer, and they had very little taste. So for the three of us it was $75.oo per person and most definitely not worth it. We had a very nice waiter but he was incredibly slow.
When I made the reservations I asked if we would be able to get the lobster dinner, I was assured we would. So when we got there , we were told that it was not on the menu anymore. Yet two weeks prior when I had made the reservations we were told they would have it. Overall a very very dissatisfied meal and evening!!@
Enjoyed the experience. The only disappointment was that a few items on the OpenTable menu were not on the restaurant's menu, given that I chose the restaurant because of these items (mussels). In all, the ambiance, service, and food outweighed any disappointments.
My wife’s favorite restaurant. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Fabulous food great service
we had to track down a waiter, but once we did the service was great and food deliscious.
Hemingway’s remains one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. Amazing martinis, love the goat cheese salad and always a good fish when we want something more filling. The seating on the patio area is great!
Service was painfully slow. It took 20 minutes for the waiter to acknowledge our table. Food was meh.
Frankly, the Manhattan was not great; and the portion of lamb chops were very small. And, the server did not bring the right side dishes (I subbed). We like the restaurant and will return, of course.
Quaint restaurant. We have been there many times. Good fish, wine selection and great soufflés. Highly recommend for special occasion. A bit expensive for everyday dining but we go mainly because we find it charming and have always had good food.
Great oysters.. service attentive. Wish more people were in ..we were the only ones.
For fine dining, should be remodeled feels very antiquated & dirty carpet. Old fake flowers in back room & bathrooms, both men & women’s are very dirty & need to be cleaner. Modern, & use paper towels. I had to use toilet paper to open door.
Food was overpriced. & wine is very pricey. But it doesn’t feel like a high end restaurant so the price doesn’t match the ambiance & service. Downtown prices but no atmosphere.
Hemingway’s is a lovely restaurant located in the Write Inn in OakPark, IL.
It is small, intimate and very charming. The food and wine is paired well.
Fresh delicious dishes are served for lunch, brunch and dinner.
Hemingway’s is not over done; it is simply charming and delicious.
We went for Saturday Brunch/Lunch. The food was expertly prepared and delicious. Our server was excellent.
Great food. Great service. As always!
Server was great, specials were fantastic, we will be back!
After all these years, it has still not lost it's charm and great food.
Great place for. Relaxing lunch. Food and wine are awesome.
It's not really worth the hype, too noisy and tables are way to close together, it's very difficult to have a personal conversation with having to raise your voice over the the table next to you .
We went to the restaurant to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Excellent food, drinks, and service.
Our server was knowledgeable, cordial, and engaging . The food was wonderful—delicious and well-presented. Hemmingway’s Bistro is one of our favorite local places.
The staff are what makes this a great experience!
Special birthday celebration. Delicious food and attentive but not overly attentive service.
We had a wonderful meal at Hemmingway's Bistro. There were 8 of us and we were very well taken care of. The server even split the bill for the couples AFTER he had presented the bill!
The food was excellent, everyone enjoyed it.
Ambiance was pleasant. The service was friendly and just right. French restaurant w excellent seafood options. Definitely would go back.
The end of Valentine weekend was so sweet here. Great food, a beautiful room and attentive staff - perfect!
Hemingway's Bistro was celebrating the Valentine holiday weekend with at least two
seatings on Saturday night. My husband and I both enjoyed entrees from their special
Valentine menu. Our waiter, though very helpful and considerate, was quite busy. The
dessert special was disappointing, but nicely presented. We like this restaurant and will
have have dinner there again when it's not as crowded.
We hosted a small baby shower at Hemmingways and had
a wonderful experience. It was easy to communicate ahead of the event and everything was set up as we had discussed. The food and service was exceptional. I would definitely host another event at Hemmingways!
Food was excellent, try the Whitefish, as was the service!
Excellent food and service. Bright and cheery (in daylight). Love getting warm fresh bread; sets the bar for everything to follow!
One of my favorite places. Food and service are excellent, and ambience makes me feel like I'm in Paris... especially when we're seated near the front window area.
My wife and I had an excellent Valentine's day dinner there. I had the seafood strudel, and my wife had the shortribs en croute. Both were quite outstanding. The crab cake appetizer was also excellent. Good selections of wines by the glass.
Hemmingway's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 524-0806.
Hemmingway's Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.