Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago
Perfect in Every WayDinner on the Gold Coast on a summer Friday night? Sounds crowded, rushed, expensive. Nope! With our reservation we had a great outdoor table, delicious & reasonably priced hangar steak & rotisserie chicken & fabulous service! We will be back!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways the greatest!We showed up earlier than our reservation but were accommodated with no problem. As usual the meal was great from start to finish and I would go every week if I lived closer to the restaurant. Without a doubt , this is my favorite Chicago stop for dinner.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSwordfishMy swordfish was mushy, not firm like it should have been. The lobster sauce compensated.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEasier than GibsonsIf you cant get a table at Gibson's try Hugo, not only do they have great seafood they also have the Gibson's steaks. Nice seating with windows with street view.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for both meat andExcellent for both meat and fish. Desserts list remarkable (portion very big!!, you can easily share it). The service is fast and professional, though is possible to wait for 15/20 minutes even if you had reserved6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Night OutNice place to get some really carefully prepared food, and it is fun to see what choices are beforehand...helpful to have educated staff
the restaurant looks like a restaurant, not just a floor plan of a chain6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific as usual!! Sat atTerrific as usual!! Sat at the bar with Adam and the service and food was superb.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat summer spotThis place is a go-to for great seafood and a great patio on rush!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceWe chose inside dining. My wife had the walleye entree (outstanding) and I enjoyed the equally oustanding tuna. Alll portions are generous.The service was exceptional - attentive yet not intrusive. Rasberry sorbet was our dessert choice...highly recommended. For a special occasion or just an exquisite dining experience you can't miss if you choose Hugo's.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDear Restaurant ManagerAppetizer: Oyster on the half shell, excellent. House salad, really iceberg lettuce! I think for 9 dollars you could use better lettuce. Stuffed Lobster, to die for, fantastic! Screaming child at the table next to ours. After a good half hour of high decimal screaming and two parents who sat there and ignored the poor thing, you would think that management would inform the hapless parents that the poor, obviously way overtired 3 year old, was disturbing every other dinner in the restaurant. But no, instead another diner walked up to the parents and asked them to take the child out side.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgood but priceyIt is very delicious and the seafood was fresh and flavorful. But i think it is expensive for no reason.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove, Love, Love Hugo's Frog BarFantastic food. Even better service! Fine dining in an energetic atmosphere with a professional wait staff. Excellent seafood. We make sure we book ahead so we can enjoy Hugo's every time we visit Chicago!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHugo's is a great placeWe were at Hugo's twice and really enjoyed it. The seafood was exceptional, in particular the mussels! Great value, very fresh. Service was excellent and we loved the ambience. Only wish we had another day in Chicago as would go again!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious SeafoodThis restaurant is pricey but worth it! I had the salmon and my husband had the walleye for dinner. We both loved our meals and portion sizes are healthy, so we enjoyed the leftovers the next day too. All dinners come with soup or salad. We tried the clam chowder and the lobster bisque and both were delicious. Side dishes are served family style. I recommend the double baked potato for a side dish. If your still hungry-make sure you try the strawberry shortcake--but be warned-the portion size is huge!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMseafood to die forBest crab cakes around, always good oysters, large and varied menu. It's become a regular treat for us when we visit Chicago.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafoodLively place. Great waiter(Bobby) outstanding service. Chilean sea bass was beyond belief. Highly recommend!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMojo' PerspectiveThe food was great and the waiter was exceptional. It was kind of noisy, but not enough to keep us from returning very soon.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatThis restaurant is awesome! Seafood is great or you can choose one of the great steaks from gibsons (same owners)
One of my favorite places to dine in town5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLarge Party eveningWe were seated on time. Although the room was crowded we had plenty of room at or table. Waiters were knowledgable and answered questions readily. Food was very good and the large appetizer platter that the waiter suggested was terrific. Wide selection of fish and steaks. Don't miss desert! Would not hesitate to return.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab cakes culinary delightMy sister and I went to Hugo's again before going to a play. Service is friendly and attentive. Portions are HUGE so share. We shared the wedge salad with tomatoes, bacon, and blue cheese. Good that we stuck with appetizers and side of asparagus for the entrees. The crab cake is my favorite--really crabby and again big. Nice to get such fresh fish/shellfish in Chicago.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience as usualEach National Restaurant Show, I have made it tradition to bring several customer friends out to Huggo's5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMChicago FavoriteWhen I travel back to Chicago, I always stop into Hugo's Frog Bar. This is my former neighborhood and favorite local spot for consistent and good quality food. The service is great - and the place is always busy.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot, food and serviceA top location with a very friendly staff as you enter as well as in the bar and the dining room. The bar was noisy but friendly. The dining room felt very spacious and not loud..... a classy experience. We actually carried a conversation without screaming. Our waiter was very helpful and the menu choices were great. We must come back to try a few more dishes and desserts. The desserts are super sized and can feed the entire table and even more. Great job! We will be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, service was aGreat Food, service was a little bumpy, but we could see that it was a difficult night as business was insane.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience at Hugo'sI went with my foodie friend and we had practically no complaints. The service was excellent and the food was great. I had a steak and cake, the steak was prepared well, nothing particularly noteworthy, but still a good steak. The crab cake on the other hand was one of the best I've had. My friend got a lobster roll which she enjoyed as well. We also tried the frog legs! They were a great experience to try once, although we didn't particularly care for them. Our one minor complaint was the soda, they serve them in the glass bottles, which is charming, but they are small and expensive. They charge for each bottle, be warned. Overall a great experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for seafood in Chicago.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantHugo's is one of the best in Chicago! Great food and service!! We will be back the next time we are in Chicago!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM"I love the service, the friendline"I love the service, the friendliness, and professionalism of every employee- l was able to impress my clients and have a great time. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The stuff lobster was great, the mix appetizer, and the deserts were to die for.
I will be back on my next visit to Chicago"5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day dinnerI took my mom here for Mother's Day and she loved it!!! She had the sea bass which she siad was outstanding and I had the crab cakes which were huge and great!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMShrimpgasm!The shrimp on ice appetizer was out of this world. The service was outstanding. Attentive, courteous and not pushy.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous DinnerWe had originally tried to book Gibson's but it was full so chose the neighboring restaurant Hugo's. I'm glad we did. We sat in a lovely booth in the back room which was a quieter than the front of the restaurant. The service was impeccable. Water glass was always filled, menu was explained, food tasted great and came fast. Steak was fantastic. The steak came with a soup or salad but no sides which had to be ordered separately. Sides were large though and could serve more than one person. We had the "Meaning of life" cake and we were warned it was huge and it was the biggest "piece"of cake I've ever seen. We took the uneaten portion home as a carryon on the plane and we're still enjoying it 2 days later. Expensive but worth it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHugo Frog delivers once againAnthony was a fabulous waiter in service and suggestions. They do special requests flawlessly. Wife and I were celebrating a graduation for my daughter and we were six (son and daughter with their significant others). Could not have been better. This is our fifth dinner at Frogs and always with the same results. We have done just as many at Gibson's next door, but they have not delivered quite as well despite having the same kitchen. And thanks to OpenTable for helping us book where we wanted and when we wanted.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFun nightOur trip to Hugo's was a great experience and filled with delicious food. The wait staff was superb and provided great recommendations in addition to the great service. Wide range of options on the menu; will definitely return!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!We went back to Hugo's on our very first day visiting Chicago again. Due to the long, 2.5 hours queue at the airport customs, we could not make it for our reserved time so I called them and within no time they rescheduled my reservation for the same night. Service is really outstanding, from showing the plate of seafood options to advising on choices, it is just flawless. After the starter of oysters, my wife and daughter had the chilled crab leg, huge portion of 1 pound, while I went for the Hugo's Lobster, both fantastic.... A beautiful bottle of Napa Valley Chardonnay made it complete.... Would come back anytime to enjoy the food here!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good fish restaurantA very good fish restaurant that also has meat selections available. The food is well prepared and served nicely. The late hours are a definite plus.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the serviceOur waiter was great and quite funny. The atmosphere was nice and we thoroughly enjoyed the piano player. My only complaint was that I ordered the grilled shrimp and the shrimp was quite tough and the rice was room temperature. After drinking a bottle of wine, I was not in any mood to complain. My husband said his food was great.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant withVery nice restaurant with excellent food. Always a great choice.
Tables are way too close to each other making privacy and noise an issue.
All in,all, a restaurant to recommend.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Scotty, did aOur server, Scotty, did a fantastic job! He was in complete control throughout the dining experience, listening to our expectations and then recommending the perfect solution to our order. Definitely will be back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAn outstanding restaurantAn outstanding restaurant with accommodating service and a diverse menu. The food is well prepared.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service!Just a real classic. The Marti di found out we were return dinners and surprised us with a free dessert.
Portions are huge and you should plan to share sides. Best crab legs in Chicago! Wonderful Gibson steaks. They have it all.
The food and service are great!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA classic!Really great food and knowledgeable staff. Nice piano bar. Feels old and classic. Tops for fresh fish. Will defiantly return.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for seafood...betweenGreat place for seafood...between my wife and I, we had the gigantic crab legs and the sea bass. Both were wonderfully prepared, and tasted great. Service was top notch as well, as they fulfilled my requests for a special occasion table spot and treatment. We will definitely return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again our dinners wereOnce again our dinners were fabulous! Be sure to request Art to be your server! Can't wait to go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Well knowledgedVery good food. Well knowledged staff. Quick service. Speedy reservations. Would definitely eat/drink there again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMActuallly this review is forActuallly this review is for the Des Plaines location. I made the wrong reservation at the Chicago location and when we arrived they couldn't fiind our reservation because I screwed up. The restaurant was packed, the manager couldn't have been nicer, and seated us right away. He was great. Throughout the dining experience he kept checking on us to see if everything was ok. He was terrific, the food was great and I would go back again and again!!!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMany times in Chicago, firstMany times in Chicago, first time at Hugo's and would definitely recommend it. We got lucky and were seated right away on a busy Saturday night. Place was packed, bar was busy. We got some drinks that were pricey but good. Food was outstanding, split a Gibsons steak and sea bass. All in all, the food and service was great, however the place was just too cramped. I noticed with our meal and another. They had to put the tray literally in the middle of the very narrow walkway so diners had to walk around it to get to the back part of the restaurant. My girlfriend felt a little claustrophic There were plenty of wait staff ( and manager types too, this seemed odd but it was a Saturday so they probably want to keep things running smooth)4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy Hugo's andWe always enjoy Hugo's and hope that doesn't change.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!This was our second time at Hugo's, and we enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. The crab legs were superb and the service was outstanding, if somewhat on the brisk side. While by no means noisy, the restaurant can be lively at times, though we certainly did not find this in any way distracting let alone annoying. Will definitely be going back!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time visiting thisSecond time visiting this restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is good as well. Will definitely return!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAll was good...all were courteous..All was good...all were courteous...but felt a little rushed...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant and FunMy husband and I tried Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House a few weeks ago while in Chicago for the weekend. It's always a special occasion when we get out for dinner, just the two of us and this was definitely a special treat. It was a Saturday night and the atmosphere was very fun and vibrant. There was live music, which is always a plus. The wait staff was outstanding. The food was fabulous. The only thing I would point out is that the dining area is quite crowded and a bit loud. So, if you are looking for a more quiet, more romantic atmosphere for the night - this might not be the spot.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM