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Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hugosfrogbar.com
  • Phone: (312) 640-0999
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bellevue Place
  • Public Transit: Accessible by elevated train (Chicago/State) and city bus (lines 36, 151)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available directly in front of the restaurant. The charge is $14.00.
A word from Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago
After years of searching far and wide for a location to open the follow-up restaurant to the highly successful Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, owners Hugo Ralli and Steve Lombardo found what they were looking for right under their noses. In February of 1997 they launched the seafood companion to the Chicago legend they had created with Gibsons and named it Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House. The restaurant is dedicated to the same principles as its predecessor, unbelievable portions, value and quality coupled with memorable service. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Honestly, one of the best meals I've had in years. Simply outstanding in every way! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "First time trying Hugo's. Of course, we've been to Gibson's, but had never ventured over to Hugo's. We really enjoyed our experience - from attentive service to food. I do wish the tables were set up with a bit more space in between - next time we'll ask for a booth."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "our fish (halibut and salmon) arrived quite overcooked. The steak was also more well done than ordered. The sauces with the fishes were also over done. The "charred tomato" was overcooked tomato sauce and the mango salsa was nothing special. Even the baked potato was overdone. We were obviously disappointed with such a highly rated restaurant."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Delicious great service & consistent in both areas."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My food order was simple. Steak and cream spinach. The dining.room was fairly quiet as the majority of the clients were bar patrons. 30 minutes later the server comes over and says by the way we are out of cream spinach do you want anything else? Wait? What , that's 1/2 my order. I definitely would have ordered a different meal if she would have told me ahead of time. It's the details that matter! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant on a adult / businessmen type neighborhood. This restaurant has a great enviroment, excellent seafood choices, the frog legs are amazing and deserts are huge. You get served quickly, Imdidnt tried the steaks but it seems very good. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Once again the food, service and ambience was terrific! Thanks to Greg, our server at the bar and his sidekick, Ray. See you soon."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We at dinner here last Thursday for my wife's 30th birthday. Valet parking was $14 I thought was reasonable for downtown Chicago valet parking. We were seated immediately for our reservation. We asked for a booth and we got one. Rosemary was our server and she was EXCELLENT! She was very pleasent, attentive, and wished my wife a happy birthday several times. We got Frog legs for an appetizer, our entrees were the steak and cake and crab claws, and for dessert we split the cherry pie. The food was OUTSTANDING! While the bill pre-tip for the two of us was slightly under $200 it was WORTH EVERY PENNY! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE WHILE IN CHICAGO AND ASK FOR ROSEMARY! This is one of MY TOP THREE RESTAURANTS I HAVE EVER EATEN AT!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great restaurant with fantastic food and fabulous service. We went on a Monday night so it wasn't super crowded or loud."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Had a friend visiting from the southwest who wanted seafood....Hugo's was recommended. The calamari appetizer was the freshest and tastiest ever. I ordered the delicious walleye entree, she the scallops, along with salads and a double baked potato to share....we still had leftovers. Go with a hearty appetite. Our server Adam was the best....attentive and friendly!! A spot that undoubtedly draws tourists and business travelers which adds to the energy of the place... we both enjoyed the food and the experience."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Excellent food. We had the frog legs for an appetizer. I had the steak n cake and my date had the swordfish. Both were delicious. The service was great too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We always have a great night when we go to Hugo's. This was no exception. We are watching our waistline and Hugo's isas great for that as it is for overeating. I had grilled shrimp that were straight from the Sea of Cortez and they were large and perfectly grilled. A bottle of wine and a salad was excellent. We split a side which is also great. Brian, our server was great. We love the hustle and bustle of the place on a Saturday night. Very Chicago. They always honor your reservation and seat you on time or before."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything from the food and service was outstanding! We enjoyed everything about our visit. Was glad we picked this place for our anniversary dinner!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The presentation of the seafood selections is outstanding! Our service staff was there exactly when we needed them and never in the way. The atmosphere is very friendly and authentic. The design is very smartly casual. Great find and great food!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Michael was great a server. Spend 3.5 hours just doing tapas and great wine. Everything in the menu was a must try. Must go back ASAP."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Hugos is absolutely our favorite restaurant in Chicago. My wife enjoys the scallops and with them sharing the kitchen with Gibson's, their steaks out this this world"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were so looking forward to a great meal at a great & fun restaurant. Sadly the waiter seemed as though he really didn't want to be there. Forgot our appetizer... never even brought it up.... it took too long to get our meals we opted to not ask for it.... we had worked hard that day and were really tired.... the crab bisque I had was so salty I couldn't finish it but the soup my partner had and I think it was gumbo was the best she ever had..... go figure.............. first time there but maybe will give it another chance when visiting Chicago again.... restaurant competition is big............ who knows"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great location, wonderful menu and outstanding service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I'm not going to say Hugo's was lackluster because I had a good time and always like their food (and service is always great--they really know their stuff!). BUT I will say that there are better, more unique seafood places to try in the city for the same price or less. But don't let that deter you--If you're okay with the standard seafood & Gibson steak fare, you'll have a good meal--I guarantee that. But for how expensive it is, personally, I'd try something else in the area."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The entire dining experience was fantastic. The food is always fresh and tasty. The drinks always hit the spot. The wait staff professional and timely. We will be back again, and again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "All five of us had very good entrees. Bone in rib eye, beef medallions Oscar style, shrimp and a killer Chilean sea bass. King crab spring rolls were superb. Escargot was Spinach side, kind of sad...just spinach, no character. Key Lime pie was OK, should have gone for the Chocolate cake which we remember as outstanding. And if you like blue cheese, their salad dressing was chunk full of real blue cheese chunks"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had been to Hugo Frog bar 2 times and truly the worst service of any restaurant that I had encountered ! Both times our party had to wait in a crowded noisy bar area for greater than 40 minutes before seated . This place would not honor your reservation time nor do they really care. When my wife went up to ask about when we can be seated , they claimed that we would be next. Then 5 other parties were seated . When I went up the second time, they became sarcastic ! " Do you think that I can do voodoo and make all the people that are waiting disappear so I can get you seated ? " This place is loud and the very expensive. The service is the worst that we had encountered ever. so stay away as there are much better sea food restaurants !"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We sat in the Bar area because we want to listen to the Piano player. We ordered 2 Crab Cakes as an appraiser . They reminded me Crab Cakes from Balt, MD. ..That means they were big and full of Crab meat. Excellent Crab Cakes! Set the mood for the balance of the evening. Great Drinks and Dinner made for a Fantastic Night. Thank You for the experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Hugo's is always my first stop when we go to Chicago and never a disappointment. Fantastic dinner as always."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food and service were both over the top ! the desserts are enormous !"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Hugo's is ok. Very large portions of good enough food, but definitely not worth the exorbitant prices. Our waiter was clearly bored with his job, brought us the wrong appetizers and brought me the wrong entree. There are too many great restaurants in Chicago to settle for this one."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We've eaten at Hugo's three or four times when visiting Chicago for business, and it's reliably good. The waiters (all men) are extremely attentive and professional, the service is amazing. They specialize in seafood and there's a great variety of shellfish and fresh fish, but there are also steak and chicken choices. The entrees can get pricey and don't include side dishes but there are also good salads, appetizers and a short list of "local favorites" that include fish and chips and rotisserie chicken if you're not on an expense account. There's basically something for everyone and the combination of ambience, service and food is what we enjoy and why we keep coming back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We found this online and gave it a try and it was wonderful!! Great food great atmosphere great service. Will be back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Custom made seafood app was awesome. Gibson steak was perfectly done and delicious. Loaded wedge huge and awesome waitstaff VERY attentive"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Had the sea bass for $41.50. Very good, but small portion. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Hadn't been back for some time. Food and service are still excellent. A bit pricey but it was a special celebration so we didn't mind."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great service, great food and we did not have to yell at eachother to be heard. They just do what they do very well and we enjoyed every minute. I do wish they could minimize the few asking for handouts when you leave."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was a special occasion celebrating my daughters 1st H.S semester being on the Deans List. She also wanted to try Lobster for the first time. We were seated soon after arriving at a great table up front. The waiter was warm and very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and he mention my note from the reservation about my daughter. He started things out with a glass of bubbly for me and a sprit in a flute glass for my kid, then he proceeded to explained a lot that helped us make the right choices from the start all the way through dessert. The lobster was presented well so that it didn't freak my daughter out. Overall a great time had by all"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been to this place many times. I was a little shocked that the food was more normal and not as special as I was used to. The bone-in filet was okay had that more marble than I was expecting for that cut of meat. The lobster was a little overcooked and bland. It wasn't bad but it wasn't phenomenal as I would expect from restaurant of this caliber. There are much better restaurants of this caliber to choose from."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My wife and I had an enjoyable meal. The food and service were both very good. No complaints whatsoever. It feels to me like a place you would go on a business trip with the gang after a long day more that a place to take my wife. She certainly felt that way too. I would recommend it without reservation to seafood lovers."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great sea food place, if you want steaks go to sister restaurant next door Gibson s. Desserts are tremendous"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Hugo's after attending the Celtic Women show at the Chicago Theatre. We would normally make reservations at Gibson's but reservations were not available primarily due to my late attempt. Hugo's was a great experience and my wife prefers fish and it's steak for me so it was a great fit. Great food, service atmosphere and attitudes made for a great evening."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We took a friend to Hugo's Frog Bar to celebrate her birthday. Even thought we arrived about ten minutes late for our reservation, we were promptly seated and greeted by our server. Even though the place was packed on a Sunday night, we were well cared for and our server couldn't have been more helpful in explaining the nightly specials and options. The food was delicious, and my wife -- who is very particular about getting the right temperature for her steak, just a bit on the rare side of medium rare -- was impressed. A special birthday dessert was brought out for our friend and we all left the restaurant feeling happy, well-fed...and realizing that we'd better get to the gym pronto to offset all the calories we'd just consumed!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "we had a great time! Shannon rovers playing bag pipes and drums marched in. as it was st. paddy's day. dinner was very good and our waiter was outstanding. the lounge singer in the bar had a beautiful voice."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I definitely would return to try more dishes. The fresh catch offers were phenomenal. Considering how busy a Saturday evening can get, the service was very desirable."
    Dined on 3/15/2014