Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago
Great 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 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 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 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 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 AMHad my side salad with ItalianHad my side salad with Italian vinaigrette (very good), then my well done butterflied Gibson's steak with the best sauce in the world 'béarnaise' (all excellent). Gibson steak is still my number one worldwide. I always enjoy my meal with ginger ale. No room for dessert this time. My family loved the bookbinder soup and Alaskan king crab. The place is expensive but worth it. I invited my family and my in-laws there and they loved it.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhy go to Gibsons?Couldn't get a reservation at Gibson's, so went to Hugo's. Next time, I won't even bother trying Gibson's.
Great selection of seafood and steaks. Outstanding service. A bit pricey, but since I was a guest, that was not a problem! Only complaint was that it got a bit loud being seated between two large groups, but was that really Hugo's fault?4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Excellent!Attentive friendly knowledgeable staff. Excellent fresh seafood & steaks made perfectly to your specifications. Always my first choice!!!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood quality seafood as wellGood quality seafood as well as Gibson's steaks.
Extensive menu and wine list (reasonably priced) with friendly and competent service.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI made a reservation at HugosI made a reservation at Hugos for my sisters bachelorette and it was more than incredible. Our server, Art, started out with a bottle of complimentary champagne for the table and ginger ale for those of us who were under age or with child. He then gave us some helpful money saving tips (go for the medallions with crab cake/ lobster/ crab leg rather than the full blown surf and turf) and when one of us couldn't decide between crab or the crab cake on the side of her medallions, he gave a complimentary crab leg appetizer. I had the Miso marinated sea bass and it was truly impecable! We will definitely be back whenever the norther winds blow us down to Chicago again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMmontrose was outstanding asmontrose was outstanding as our server - he is terrific!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStill hoppin' laer in theStill hoppin' laer in the evening, the food was great! Though I will add tha a wrong item was delivered to table and had to wait. That siad, tha item wascomped -- s you be the judg all was well in thn end. Was OK by my. Also it is attached to Gibson's, so you can order steaks and th like also (which were good!).4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever I'm an out of townWhenever I'm an out of town diner(not a regular)and am given a terrific table, I'm thrilled and grateful. Saturday night,even though the place was packed, we were seated at an excellent booth. The food was terrific, and the service very attentive without being intrusive. When I'm back in Chi -- Hugo's it is!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had oysters RockefellerWe had oysters Rockefeller which were very good. The gumbo was poor, with no seafood in it and not much else. We had sea bass and crab that were well prepared and tasty. Wine list was good enough, with pinot noir that was good. Noisy holiday weekend, but service was very good. Overall a very good meal.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic and Gluten Free Friendly!A great meal. Gluten Free friendly. Exception food and service. Menu includes some small plates but seafood and steaks are outstanding. Highly recommend!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time at Hugo's - bothSecond time at Hugo's - both were excellent. Menu is extremely diverse and food is top notch. Service was outstanding and, for me, the standout feature.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHUGO´S, A MUST IN WINDY CITYI dinned with my wife at Hugo´s in december, 2011. We had a wonderful experience, so this time, on our three daughters´ first time in Chicago, I made a reservation for them.
They say they enjoyed an extraordinary seafood dinner with an outstanding and funny service, provided by they waiter BOBBY. Next time we visit Chi-Town, we´ll be very happy to try again your delicious food, great ambience and warm service. Congratulations.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMay I share with you how muchMay I share with you how much we enjoyed our evening at Hugo's?
It was my husband's birthday, and your personable, professional staff did everything right. We really enjoyed the ambiance, food and impeccable service we experienced.
Thanks for a comfortable, yummy evening!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood and vibe in ChicagoAs a demanding foodie, I can tell you the freshness of the seafood, the flavor profiles of the dishes, and the training of the front of house staff are all tops. I thoroughly enjoyed my recent meal at Hugo's. I only wish I had left room for the desserts, which were all bigger than my head. Our server, really culinary guide, was Raul and he was classic Chicago -- broad-shouldered and unabashedly proud of the food he recommended.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI LOVE Hugo's! Hugo's isI LOVE Hugo's! Hugo's is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. I love the lobster bisque, shrimp Dejonghe, crawfish mac & cheese. I believe in Saturdays they have cherry pie that is out of this world. The muddy bottom pie is also amazing. On this visit, my friend ordered the crab and avocado appetizer and frog legs for dinner and she loved everything. The wine we ordered was also delicious. Whenever I request the elevator booth, I always get it. This is a fun little surprise for my out of town guests.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must On Your Bucket ListIts an AMAZING seafood resturant and Gibson's kitchen is connected for those who would love a great steak! You can enjoy a guy's night out or one with the family. Just remember to make reservations early - Hugo's is known by many.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI chose this restaurant'sI chose this restaurant's downtown Chicago location after dining a few times at the Naperville location and thoroughly enjoying it! I was in town visiting friends and had a group of 8 people for a reservation. Our table wasn't ready upon arrival, however we were offered drink orders immediately and the restaurant sent over plenty of complimentary appetizers once we were seated to remedy the fact that the reservation wasn't ready as planned. Our server was amazing, the ambiance was great, and the food was delicious. The only complaint I have is we were seated a -large-, round table and it was difficult to communicate as a group since it was such a large space and the noise level of the restaurant is quite loud.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStill is my fav place forStill is my fav place for steak (Gibson's). Butterflied and well done. Was a bit pinkish this time, but tasted good. Tried the banana pie was good. The virgin pinacolada tasted funny this time.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAn all around great place.An all around great place. Delicious food and attentive service.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI grew up in Tampa, live inI grew up in Tampa, live in Phoenix...and Hugo's is now one of my 5 favorite dining experiences EVER. The food was everything they said it was....EXCELLENT. However, the dining experience went far beyond....our waiter, RAUL....simply put was as good as ANY waiter I have ever had the pleasure to dine with, of course he knew the menu inside out, but it was a friendly, confident and warmly engaging attitude that made me feel like I was eating at an uncle's house and he was trying to make sure I tried all the very best food he had made. The busboys, bartenders etc simply put made it look like a very well oiled machine.....service was prompt yet not smothering and I could not have asked for a better Friday evening dining experience.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFun but needs portion controlPricey, crowded seafood/steakhouse best for business meetings or those that want to be in the happening scene. Frankly a little disappointed in the seafood. The Ceasar salad was absolutely mediocre with no hint of anchovy paste, little dressing and heavy on tasteless barely green lettuce. The accompanying lobster bisque was rich and tasty but served in a bowl and both diners said too much richness when a cup would have done better. My companion's grouper was sweet, fresh, and delicious with a mild red pepper sauce that allowed the grouper's delicate flavor to stand out. My lake perch was well prepared but lacked the usual nutty distinct perch flavor and was either sunfish or farm-raised perch. They should find a different supplier.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHugo's a gem !Running a bit late for reservation ( finding cab in downtown Chicago St. Patty's Day kinda rough ) no problem for the staff at Frog Bar. Very accommodating , gracious hosts. Food , service , wine, ambiance all excellent . Perfect location , in the Heart of vibrant area of River North District of Windy City.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience! The serviceAmazing experience!
The service was impeccable, as was the food!
I highly recommend :)3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving been to Hugo's & Gibson'sHaving been to Hugo's & Gibson's multiple times before, I have my expectations very high. The food definitely did not disappoint, but for the first time I have to say I was very disappointed in the service. First time that I have not had excellent service at Hugo's or Gibson's, so will mark it as the exception.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNever ceases to impress!Never ceases to impress! 4th time dining here in the past two years! It is always a must visit when in town!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Hugo's for my daughter'sWe went to Hugo's for my daughter's birthday and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, especially the appetizers. We had the crab and avocado, the clams, and a steamed crab leg. Our dinners were just as delicious. Among the table we ordered the scallops, grilled shrimp, shrimp de jonge, walleye and a sushi-grade tuna steak that was served raw, with soy sauce, ginger and wasabi, as a recommendation from our waiter Frank. It was wonderful!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM