Updated
Sep 4th, 2019
First Posted
Nov 9th, 2015

Hemmingway's Bistro

419 E Sheridan St
Dania Beach FL, 33004

Details

Hours: 7 days 4p-10p
Parking: Private Lot
CC: Yes

Description

I got the idea to have some Cuban today, so I thought I'd take a chance and see if Hemmingway's was open yet. They have no WWW presence; it's like a restaurant in the 90s that just opens and it's there.

But when I got to the front door and saw the menu, I see that it's an Italian restaurant. Hemmingway lived in Paris and had a home in Cuba, so I'm not sure how we were supposed to guess that this was Italian.

The menu seems boilerplate and very uninteresting. I opted to go somewhere else.

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Don's and Don & Vinny's and Don and Sal's era is over. Hemmingway's Bistro coming soon.

This shopping center is a disaster; this Publix closed and opened a bigger center across the street, and you can hardly tell that anything is here. Clearly the landlord has abandoned the tenants:

This sign hasn't been updated in quite a while. Pancho's went out of business a year and a half ago, and Don and Vinny's has been gone for years (it was subsequently named Don and Sal's and then just Don's).

There's a French restaurant with this name in Chicago, but it seems unlikely this is related. I'm guessing Cuban this is food.

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Administrator
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Funny how they advertised this as a highly profitable restaurant, and now they're closed. Weird.
Administrator
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Price down to $180K. Broker is calling this a "confidential sale" while posting the listing with pictures from their web site.
Administrator
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For Sale, Asking $215K for what should be an asset sale.
Myrna
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This place has been a failed Italian restaurant for years, so why would you open another one that's almost the same thing?
whack-a-mole
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Maybe a clue that it's not a Cuban or French restaurant is that Ernest spelled his name with only one 'm.'
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Maybe. But interestingly, there's a Hemmingway's Bistro in Oak Park, IL, the birthplace of Ernest, with 2 Ms. Hemmingway with 2ms is Italian?
Laura
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There used to be a Hemingway's Restaurant/Bar on Dixie Hwy in downtown Hollywood a few blocks north of Hollywood Blvd. It was a pretty neat place in its day. I'm guessing this is no relation to that, but wish it were!
pam karr
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When did hemmingways in hollywood close and ws tiny tim there all the time/ I remmber going for dinner but can't remember the menu. And the new place is the same owner//
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Not sure, but this place (I believe) is up for sale already. They're claiming some lofty numbers which I have difficulty believing.
kerry
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this is the same owners who use to own the hemmingways in hollywood
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True. Rahill was at Kerry's By the Sea in Hallandale until recently.

Tiny Tim used to perform at the old Hemmingway's.

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