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: (847) 768-5200
  • 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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (33)vibrant bar scene (30)hot spot (26)notable wine list (25)romantic (22)late-night find (18)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great steak and seafood
    PaulMennen
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Consistently outstanding food. We had amazing service. My only complaint is that it is too noisy for my liking - it is difficult to converse without raising your voice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Mcdining
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The server and waitstaff were excellent. They explained all of the food selections really well. The staff were great. The food was great. The steak was cooked to perfection. The sides were great and the dessert was awesome. I highly recommend this place to couples or people who want a great dining experience and food. Will be going back when I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • krm720
    Kenn
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    very energetic place. great food with outstanding service..would certainly freques\nt again on next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rosa
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Good food and service. Steaks are above par. Good place to eat and play at the casino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food; Excellent Service
    GregVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Located inside Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Hugo's is the casino's upscale/steakhouse dining option. And it's fantastic. The food has all of the quality you expect from the Gibson's/Hugo's group, and the service is outstanding. Our server took our appetizer and entree orders separately, so we would not feel rushed. This was important because it's a busy place, and we wanted to take our time to celebrate a birthday. Speaking of which, there were a lot of birthdays, but it was Saturday night. Overall, I highly recommend Hugo's, even if you're not interested in gaming. It's good enough to make a special trip to Rivers....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steaks and giant side dishes
    keeysman
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    great steak love this place big sides very good frog legs this place is very cool and high end inside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hugo's is great!
    Nancyze
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I love Hugo's for lunch. It's very pricey but so yummy! They have filet sliders that are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food. Service just okay
    Andiamo
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I frequent this restaurant a few times a year. The food is excellent and usually the service is the same. This visit our waiter was slow to respond and needed to be called over at least four times. Note: the restaurant on this evening was only half full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Churchman
    JimA
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I think the best steak in Chicago. Service is great very professional. A little bit noisy because it's in the casino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hugo's the go to place
    KathieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We just Love Hugo's Frog bar it is one of our most favorite restaurants! The food is always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awwwww
    Evee
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Was greatly disappointed. The food was totally under-seasoned.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    NeyNey
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went to Hugo's for my birthday! The service and dinner was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • melhatt
    Carlmel
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food and service. Menu is perfect. Not too much or too little. Something to please everyone. Crab cakes to die for. Husband raved about the peppercorn filet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually Perfect, Not This Time
    Margolis
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I don't believe in sending back food, so when my $100 tomahawk wagyu steak arrived rare, instead of medium, I just enjoyed the rest of what was on the table. Our waiter asked us to cut into our meat to ensure proper doneness, but, as I previously stated, I refuse to send anything back. I know what happens to returned food in a kitchen. I'll pass. Other than the improperly cooked steak, the rest of the meal and the service was outstanding. On a side note, the steak was so rare that it was only medium-rare after I heated the leftovers in my microwave for four minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Hugo's.
    Nancyze
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I love Hugo's. It's pricey but it's a great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the price
    Yltfoody
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's expensive but everything is so good! We were celebrating our anniversary and the chef sent us off the menu items. Great touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Margolis
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Eugene served us. His skills were, and always are, perfection. The portions are so huge, it's criminal. Always a doggie bag for the next day's lunch. Hugo's lobster is the best I've ever had, and I've eaten my fair share over the years. If I had to complain it would be that a couple of the huge asparagus stalks were a bit woody. They did shave them at the bottom, but they would have been better had they cut them a wee bit shorter. No big deal. As we walked out toward the casino, we noticed a pianist in Hugo's bar. That's a nice touch. He was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Goodman
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food and ambiance. Will go back for the seafood.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    leebles73VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    On a business trip, I was a solo diner, but I wasn't treated like one. I got the same level of attention from service that the 5-top next to me received. My server did not make me feel "left out". This is a chop house, but I wasn't in the mood for steak. Instead I enjoyed their amazing sweet chili calamari (tender, delicious, cooked perfectly) as a starter and the seared tuna chopped salad (light, refreshing and satisfying) as my entree. My only critique was I would have liked the tuna slices to be slightly thicker. The ultra thin slices, which would be perfect for sashimi or sushi, just get lost in the pile of greens. Next time I'm visiting, I will definitely return to try one of their amazing-looking steaks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can always count on Hugos
    Sck23
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had to book a last minute business dinner for six people and Hugo's met and exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was very good and service was great. Very expensive, though. I am not certain that the food was THAT good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!
    woosmileyVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    From the host to our wait staffs, professional and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    Schish
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great Food, Great Service, Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Amazing!!
    Luvthisplace
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Hugo's is my husband and My favorite steak house. We come here for our Birthday's, Anniversary's, or just because. The food is out of this world, the portions are huge, and the staff is so friendly, and accompanying. I always recommend Hugo's to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak melted in your mouth!!!
    Deni
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were at Hugo's for our wedding anniversary. The steak was amazing and well worth the price. The salad was nothing special. Next time we will try one of the vegetable selections.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th birthday celebration
    e12otika
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I hosted a 40th birthday party here for myself and my husband and 10 guest. The waitstaff was great the food was delicious! I would come back again. But there was one negative thing that bother me: The table cleaning crew kinda took my food and some of our friend before we were done with the food - they didn't ask if they may take our plates before taking it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FANTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The waiter was great, and attentive. The food was delicious, melted in the mouth, cooked to perfection. The chef should be complimented….(which I told the waiter to do)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    Andiamo
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Brought a group of 9 in for dinner. Service from our waiter, Scott, was fantastic. Enjoyed the calamari, tuna tartar, mussels and crabmeat Avacado. Portions are large. Steak was cooked exactly to my liking. Very extensive wine list. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    1Antojito
    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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate