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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
  • "We had a party of 4. We all enjoyed our appetizers. I had a White Fish that was as dry and flavorless as I have had in a long time. The staff was aggressive in trying to fix the problem. In the end they removed the cost of the item from the bill. Two in our party had the sea bass which they were quite pleased about. The 4th in our party had the salmon which was mediocare at best. I ordered a Pouilly Fuisse 2012 from Louis Judot. They unapoligetically brought a 2013 wothout comment on the vintage until it was pointed out to them that what they had represented on the Wine List was not what they had presented."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "A little bit expensive but worth the price! Frog legs are good and the New York strip sirloin is fabulous! A must-go destination at Chicago!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were lucky to get a last minute reservation on a Friday night. The restaurant is quite large, misleading from the street. The staff is incredibly friendly and wait service was awesome, with Anthony being there one moment, invisible the next and knowing the menu and how to deal with guests like he has been serving for years. Maybe he has. The menu is excellent, specializing in seafood but partnering with Gibson's next store to offer amazing steaks as well. We just came for appetizers and drinks and left full from a complete meal, once we saw the specials. The portions were very large, the sides shareable and the raw bar oysters and clams fresh and tasty. We will definitely come back next time we are in town."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I always had Hugo's on my list of restaurants in Chicago to try. While it is a bit pricey, it is worth it. I loved it and will be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Husband and I came here to celebrate my bday. Had reservation and we were seated immediately. Waitstaff is always attentive but not obtrusive. My husband loves getting the Gibson steak here. Had calamari for appetizer..yumm. Had the hawiiaan yellowfin tuna. ALWAYS.. I love this dish. Choose the sweet potato for my side. HUGE! but it was excellent. My husband got the mushrooms, again, yummy. Will be trying Hugo's in Naperville soon!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great spot for all types of fish and sea food, prepared simply. Old fashioned feel to decor. Love the bar !!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The seafood at Hugo's Frog Bar was absolutely wonderful. However, most sides were ala carte, except for a salad served with the entree. The salad was very lackluster , just iceberg lettuce with a couple of cherry tomatoes. I had an absolutely horrible ranch dressing (tasted like a vinegarette had been mixed in) on my salad."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent service. Took my wife for her birthday and the entire experience was great! They did everything possible to accommodate us and make our dining experience enjoyable, we will definitely return!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We came here for my daughter's birthday per her request, as both of my kids love frogs legs. We started with the crab cake appetizer, which was large enough for the four of us to share. Both kids had frogs legs for dinner, which they said was delicious. I ordered the scallops, which were very good and my husband had the whitefish, which he said was very good. Dessert was a big hit, as we ordered the carrot cake and when it came, it was literally 1/3 of an entire cake, with a large steak knife stuck through the top. Not only was it ridiculous in size, but was absolutely delicious! Our server was great, attentive, friendly and great with the kids. Very funny. Overall, great experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Amazing dinner with perfect service. The tastiest Sea Bass I have ever eaten. The Chocolate Mousse Pie was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Always go to Hugo's when I am in Chicago. The BEST, seafood, really!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We spent a Saturday evening with family enjoying a meal that we don't do often. Staff was great. Actually had to wait for our table even though we had reservations (5:30) while a few others without reservations were seated before us. We tried foods that are not our normal dining options. Food came quickly and was served hot. Cappuccino was a bit light - not a distinct flavor with a strong coffee. Dessert was to die for........."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Amazing food and outstanding service! Will definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Despite having to move to a new table because we were seated next to a busy restroom door (when there were at least six open tables in the section), we enjoyed the sea bass and halibut entrees and our waiter and service staff were on point."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our fav. One of the best burgers around. Sat at the bar with Brant, superb service and great World Cup Soccer"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and experience. Make sure to share the desserts!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Hugo's has a great atmosphere, outside seating if wanted. Menu is fresh and nice options. I appreciate the Gibson's steaks that you can get at Hugo's without the headache of getting a table at Gibson's. Great for dates! Beware, the dessert menu has portions that will feed 6-8 people! I recommend Hugo's highly!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food doesn't get much better than that and service was great!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great lively atmosphere, attentive service, a bounty if seafood a steaks to choose from. They make you feel do comfortable here you don't want to leave and when you do you will want to return!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great Food and Great Time. Our server Frank was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Hugo's was our only disappointment in a great weekend in Chicago. It took almost 20 minutes to see our waiter, then he forgot several items and finally told us that he had worked all day and did we mind if he billed us out so he could leave. The crab cake was excellent, filet was not cooked medium rare (over cooked)but it was good. If you go, I suggest that you sit outside so if the service is poor then you can people watch."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The staff is as friendly as you will find. The fish tacos were ok. The bookbinder soup was delicious. Great location."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We arrived for our 9:00 reservation looking forward to our usual great experience. Unfortunately, many of our choices had run out by the time we ordered. (Sweet Potato???) The wedge arrived with no dressing. Our entrees arrived before 2 out of 4 of us had finished our salads, BAD FORM. The giant potato was served on the tiniest plate in the kitchen so it was pretty hard to prepare and then share. All the steaks were overcooked but our waiter insisted "they're perfect". It was almost 10:00 by then and we were too tired to wait for new ones. There are too many fabulous restaurants in Chicago. For the money, Hugo's just dropped off the list."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We never miss out coming to Hugos when we are in Chicago the very best crab cakes anywhere and our entire dining experience always wonderful"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is a Chicago gem. We love coming every time we visit the city. The service is superb, food is exquisite and there's an excellent wine list."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It is obviously a Chicago landmark type of restaurant. It was delicious. But you'll never get in without reservations. And they pack every square inch with customers. Not for the claustrophobic. But it was absolutely delicious.. And pricey too."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Go for the Planked White Fish, Bookbinders soup and sea bass. Everything is good - order the Chocolate Mousse cake IF you have a large party. For small parties, request a table by the front windows - it will be quiet and delightful."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have been to Hugo's before and it never disappoints. We had friends with us this time who had not been there before. Needless to say, they were quite impressed! Three out of the four took our server's recommendation of the sea bass and each loved it! I chose the tuna, and, it too was magnificent. Oysters Rockefeller and two bottles of Sonoma Cutrer accompanied dinner. Creme Brulee for dessert. Once again, a magnificent evening at Hugo's!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Nice place on Rush Street. Great service and very good food. Sea Bass preparation was very a very light miso base, lighter than other I have tried and really let the taste of the fish come through. Also had the tuna which was very good. We ate early and the place was pretty quiet but was getting busy by around 7:00 pm. Great Rush street crowd."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have lived in the city for a year and wanted to take my parents to a really stand out location in an awesome part of the city and Hugo's fits that mold perfectly! Especially if you have a seafood lover in your group. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed drinks at the bar waiting for our table - lovely bar st-up .Hugo's is a wonderful casual bistro with great food ......lots of fish choices as well as meat options. Will definitely return on our next visit to Chicago. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Upon arriving we were met with friendly staff and taken to our table right away. (I know!!) Within moments we were greeted by our server, which as you know, isn't always the norm. The wait staff was efficient and friendly. The food was out of this world. I highly recommend the sea bass! As our server said,"It's mind blowing!" It truly was. We were traveling with my son and the staff treated him just as well. In fact, another server even came over to offer him the chef's "secret sauce" for his french fries. Excellent restaurant! Fabulous experience!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Excellent and friendly service. Staff was easygoing when we needed to push back our reservation. Knowledgeable server. Great food. And connected to Gibson's if you wanted steak."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Took some first timers to Hugo's and was a huge success. Great food, awesome waiter, and loved the piano player. Make sure and hit this spot when you come to town."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Took the grandparents and family to celebrate college graduation. Lively atmosphere made the evening a fun celebration and great service (as always) helped everyone enjoy the occasion. They also accommodated changing numbers of our party at the last minute. Food was great---as always."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I always eat at Hugo's when in Chicago. Great food and service. It is a fun place, very vibrant."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Top 5 dining experience of my 35 years on this Earth. Got a Gibsons Filet, Crab bisque, Calamari and Crab Mac n cheese. All 5 stars. And the service was incredible."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great restaurant for large groups of people - with fresh seafood and steaks provided by Gibson's, the food is top quality."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Another awesome meal! I tried the pike and it was delicious. Thank you to Greg our server for the recommendation. That and the Bookbinder soup really filled me up."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Also, waiter tried to rush us. Food was very good. Soft shell crabs were a special treat."
    Dined on 6/17/2014