Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines
Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines

Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hugosfrogbar.com/
  • Phone: 8477685200
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines
Pristine seafood & prime steaks. The freshest and best available seafood is delivered twice daily to complement our world famous Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse steaks. Crab cakes, frog legs, and new favorites highlight our new menu. Due to the restaurant being located within the Rivers casino, YOU MUST BE 21 TO ENTER.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)fit for foodies (31)good for groups (30)notable wine list (28)vibrant bar scene (25)romantic (22)hot spot (18)great for lunch (14)late-night find (14)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • The Frog does not let you down!
    Sephardic
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Awesome place great staff and most importantly great steak but watch the desserts great but huge
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Way to Celebrate a Birthday!
    patty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I made a note that we were celebrating a birthday when I made the reservation. The waiter obviously saw the note and even asked "who's having a birthday today?" In the end, the waiter completely forgot about it, so no singing , etc. I mentioned it and the manager did comp a dessert. That was fine, but still a bit disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hugo's Frog Bar-DesPlaines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were a party of three celebrating a birthday. The setting was just the right balance of high end service and quality without being stuffy. The staff was attentive without intruding. They were all friendly yet professional. The blue cheese dressing was outstanding. My salmon was perfectly prepared-fork tender. In fact, we all agreed we will returning again for both the food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Chris
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent service, great steaks. Downtown atmosphere without the travel
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order steak not fish
    Reviewbyker
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very loud service was not up to par with prices prices are crazy high we're talking about $40 for your main court you got a order size in addition to that Very very loud
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 👍 love mgr Eric and waiter Marc
    UnfortunateVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Awesome food! Vibrant scene and hospitality. The service was impeccable and food tastefully cooked
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere
    LedZep1VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very lively place. Very good fish and crab legs but steak seemed a bit dry even though asked medium rare bone in filet. Convinced my dirty martini was watered down in the bar area. Hopefully this is not a common occurance. Would still go back but would stick with wine and fish. Waiter Mark was great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I know it is inside a casino...
    Paige
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hugo's has a good menu with variety and the food quality was very good. It is a bit high on the price, but the great service made it worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent everything
    chicocheryl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I love the calamari. It is our favorite. The food and service here is always great we always know we will have a nice meal here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large portions
    Papag
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our waitress was great; friendly, knowledgable and came back frequently to check on us. Food was very good and portions were large!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slbrannick
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a family lunch celebrating two family birthdays.The wait staff was terrific,attentive but not over the top.The brought out a huge slice of cake for everyone to share on the house...great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten friendly Surf and Turf
    SurfnTurferVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Outstanding service from knowledgeable staff. Lot of option for appetizers and entrees. While no formal gluten free menu, the waitress knew in detail the generous number of gluten free menus. Steaks were cooked to perfection. The planked whitefish was a little too salty. Same steaks as Gibson's, with more seafood option
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary
    Lynn94
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I celebrated 20 years of bliss at your establishment. I fully enjoyed the food and the company.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    FarndogVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Delicious Gibson's steaks and raisin bread. Service was attentive, but not over-bearing. Delicious food - steaks, sides, and warm raisin bread. Deserts are HUGE - 5 guys couldn't finish one of them....
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delish
    mmmm
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The white fish was the best I've ever had and the crab meat avocado appetizer is amazing.. I definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were surprised at the quality level of the steaks at the price for this restaraunt. For the price, we expected a better steak than what we we served (house special Rib-eye and Filet).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food....Nice Atmosphere
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent menu selection...and well executed in the kitchen and generous portions, too. A fun environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • squad1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    great food from apps to main course everything was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good! I'd go back.
    JMCW
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were a party of 6 and had reservations for a Friday night. I likes that the server asked us to cut into our steaks to see if they were cooked to out liking. My sister enjoyed her fish. We all split a slice banana cake. It was HUGE and very good. It fed 6 of us and we still had half the cake to take home! Calamari appetizer, house salad, and wedge salad were eh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    HarryVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Centrally located and always a fast lunch when needed great food and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    UnfortunateVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food great service always w a smile! Food prepared as requested within the appropriate wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hugo's Frog Bar
    Gary1949
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I had a pepper-crusted filet that was absolutely delicious. Another person had the halibut that he said was outstanding. My husband had the bone in sirloin, which was very chewy and hard to cut. He should have sent it back, but he didn't. We also had asparagus and a baked potato that fed all three of us. We had no room for dessert. They are very tempting, did think about bring one home, but pushed that thought out of my head. Love this place for food and service is the BEST!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • IzzyloVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food is always outstanding! Service is friendly and extremely competent. We are always treated as valued guests from the time we enter the restaurant, throughout the entire dining process until the time we leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going Away Dinner
    NorthshoredaveVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My buddy from the southern suburbs is moving and this is a good place to meet between North Shore and South Burbs. We had a group of 6. We all had meat and it was all good. THe Lobster mac and vheese was a bit spicy. The twice baked was very good. The service was excellent. The waiter gave us a peice of cake for dessert that was huge and delicious. All the meat was done to the correct temperature. I would abolutely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have had better
    Dragon81460
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    If you simply want to go to Hugo's and have the time, drive to Naperville. For a restaurant located in Rivers Casino (not my first pick either) it was passable. My wife didn't enjoy her fish but could not put her finger on exactly what was wrong with it. My steak was cooked well but overall lacked seasoning. We always have the avocado crab appetizer as it is one of our favorite dishes and even that seemed to be missing something at this location. Will not go out of my way to visit this location again but I am still a fan.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hugo's at Rivers
    MarsVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Worth heading to Rivers Casino just for the opportunity to eat at Hugo's. Food is always great, the service is fabulous - very personable and attentive wait staff, nice wine list - totally one of our favorites. I think it is far better than the Hugo's on Rush Street.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great customer service
    Ana86
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The waiter we had was great. The appetizer was fantastic but, ordering any kind of red meat is very expensive & the taste was simply just okay. I appreciate that the waiter took great care of us for our anniversary & he gave us a Sundae w/ a lit candle which was cute.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS GREAT
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is one of our favorite spots. We come just the two of us or we bring guests. Consistently good/great food, service, and ambience. Generous portions. Delish desserts. It's in the very front part of Rivers Casino so if you're not a gambler you don't have to get into the gambling scene at all. Do not have any doubts about coming here for lunch or dinner. You will never be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for wife at Hugo's
    Martone
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Barb wasn't sure where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner. Hugo's is always the standby for an elegant meal. It's close to the house and is in the casino. She never passes on a chance at the slots. The service was first rate. 2 managers came to our table to make sure everything was ok.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good
    HarryDavidSamVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Dine there with clients regularly, the food and service are alays exceptional.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 star quality
    elvis7924
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had the lobster bisque soup, awesome....Had the pork chops, awesome and the coffee to die for. The waiter was terrific, had a very enjoyable dinner, my husband is still talking about it. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My birthday lunch
    Denikari
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It was my first time here for my birthday, I went with my coworkers. Food was awesome and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food quality and serving size was great - was very tasty and food temperature was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Makes losing less unpleasant
    AvisVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Like the other Hugo's and Gibson's locations, the food here is simple, fresh, and delicious, the portions are massive, the service is friendly yet professional, and the martini's are stiff. Another upside - no kids, since you have to be 21 to enter! You may not win in the casino, but you can't lose no matter what you order at Hugo's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RoyW
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My husband and I split the Chicago Cut steak, a huge double baked potato and sauteed spinach. All the food was very good! We could not have asked for better service. Our server was very attentive and so was the rest of the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great menu selection, never disappointing. Lighting is a little dim to be able to read the menu clearly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Rivers dining option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Hugo's is good as always, the Rivers location is no different. My only issue is that I made my reservation 1 month in advance for a party of 8 and they crammed us into a 6 top. At the price point for this restaurant, that is no way to treat guests. I watched two 4 tops that had been combined with an extender for 10 sit empty for over an hour, until it was broken down and re-set as four tops. I could understand that treatment if I had made the reservation that day, but they called me earlier in the day and I called back and re-confirmed the reservation six hours in advance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed the restaurant.
    Aretistick1
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was good and the environment energetic and fun, I was there the night the Hawks played so the crowd was especially roudy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    e12otika
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was good, service were attentive. Although, the restaurant is very loud - it was hard to carry on a private conversation. But I would go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    foodie
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    just another over priced place with bland food (crab in crab cakes comes from farm raised in Thailand). Filet was tender but no real 'steak' taste. Service was reasonably attentive but I dislike table help that tries to take away your food before you are finished. As our table did not drink alcohol, we felt like they were less interested in us as diners.
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    • Noise LevelModerate