The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, including the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Celebrate tamer French fare with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale French fare at Hemmingway's Bistro, located in Oak Park.
Using all-natural meats, Amish free-range chicken, and produce from Midwestern farmers’ markets, Hemmingway's Bistro serves fresh, flavorful French fare in an attractive, white-tablecloth-laden dining room. Executive Chef Ala's fondness for melt-on-your-tongue seafood makes its mark on the menu—the restaurant imports fish from the East Coast daily. Satiate seafood cravings with the herb-crusted whitefish paired with caper butter ($18.95), or guzzle away at the Dijon salmon with a side of cream lentils ($21.95). The Classic ($36.95) stuffs grumbling stomachs with half a lobster, nine oysters, three shrimp, three clams, six mussels, and two crabs. Before the main course, showcase your magic skills by cutting the baked brie topped with apricot preserves ($11.95) in half with your saw-teeth. Vegetarians can fork in warm goat-cheese petite salad ($7.95) while carnivores sink their teeth into the roasted lamb rack paired with ratatouille ($26.95). Cleanse your esophagus with a glass of '99 Saint Clement syrah ($9 for a glass) or an '06 Campanile pinot grigio ($7 for a glass) from Hemmingway's stockpile of red and white wines.
To avoid the swarms of magpies that nest in toupees on Sunday afternoons, revel in live jazz at Hemmingway's champagne Sunday brunch ($28.95 per adult, $13.95 per child). Choose from eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, and more; each comes with a complimentary glass of champagne. Martini mavens can get the same dosage of smooth saxophone solos while gulping down cocktails and Flirtini martinis on Wednesday nights. No matter when you drop by, the eatery's stately white tablecloths and gleaming wood accents will welcome your appetite and your appetite boots.
- This was exactly what we were looking for - atmosphere, terrific service and amazing food. The server was wonderful - attentive, but not overbearing. The food amazing - what I would consider traditional French food - lightly sauced, wonderfully seasoned. – cks3, TripAdvisor
- French cuisine. Lovely atmosphere. Romantic. The food was great - especially the lobster! – DreamingOfFrance, TripAdvisor