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

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
309 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (149)fit for foodies (140)good for groups (119)hot spot (115)neighborhood gem (109)vibrant bar scene (93)notable wine list (82)great for outdoor dining (56)romantic (48)late-night find (40)great for lunch (23)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (7)Show More
  • Firstmate1
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We have been going to Hugo's for years on our visits to chicago. This is a wonderful restaurant! We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best for seafood.
    steelbill
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great staff and wonderful knowledge service. Tables are a little close together but there are still a few tables for that romantic dinner. Now the food: Flown in fresh daily and absolutely beautiful. The best thing is that the fish is expertly prepared. The Ora King salmon prepared medium rare is light, moist and so buttery that it almosts melts in your mouth. The Chilean Sea Bass was also wonderful and don't forget the specialty of the house; frog legs, sauteed in butter and almost addictive. The portions are generous from the appetizers to the desserts, seeming getting larger with each course. The overall experience here is that of a seafood steak house which also serves a few selection from Gibson's Steak house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    As soon as we arrived we were seated. The server was prompt and very informative. The food was well prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this fish restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The whitefish and walleye were two of the best fish dishes we have had in years. The fish were true Midwest and the atmosphere was true Chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MUST HAVE RESERVATIONS
    aeats
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Beautiful. Wonderful. Must have reservations, and TOTALLY worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent food, service and a very beautiful place to eat
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hugos is a find
    Travelers
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    So far hugos was the best we have eaten in chicago. Waiter was great as well as support staff. Food was superb. Therefore be sure to make a reservation in advance !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and True
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Aside from the wait ... be sure to make a reservation ... everything was just fine. Fortunately we were given a cute corner table, so the noise evel was acceptable. We ate late so didn't want a huge meal and were able to find many items to share ... our favorite way to dine. Good selection overall ... and everything was great. But be sure to review your check, both at the restaurant and when you get your bill. No problem so far this time, but last visit we found a discrepancy (to their favor) ... tho they fixed it when we contacted them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sea Bass Ever
    FarndogVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    All food was great - Sea Bass and banana cake was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margarets1030
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Especially the food with service make this a super place. I am recovering from a fall and it made me forget the pain. I will revisit this week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite of ours!!
    ThreeDogs
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Travel to Chicago (our favorite big city) once or twice a year. Hugo's is a standard stop. Great energy, awesome food, fun and the service is always over the top. Oh, and if we have time, we go to Hugo's twice per trip! Doesn't get better than that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat
    JoAlVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We are in Chicago every year in November for an annual conference and Hugo's has become a tradition for us and a friend to visit the first night of our stay. This year, cute (and patient) Anastasia waited on us. She was an absolute doll and great waitress. Thank you for another great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our latest meal at Hugo's
    hate2cook
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    As usual, it was very noisy, the food OK, and the service a bit slow -- understandable in view of the crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If You Want Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The Steaks were cooked to perfection (Tomahawk was unbelievable), the Seafood was fresh and well prepared (Stone Crab was excellent). It was a great place to take a group and relax and enjoy the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hugo's impresses....
    Foodie787VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I had been to their Naperville location for dessert so when it came time to celebrate Her 30th I decided to surprise her for dinner @ their Chicago location. We were not disappointed. From the moment we walked in till we left it was a relaxed and pleasant experience. Bri took really good care of us and made sure to surprise my wife with a candle topped helping of creme bru le which was delicious along with the Walleye and Swordfish we had earlier for dinner. I'd highly recommend this place to everyone. Definitely worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT AS ALWAYS....
    JFLORES
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We have been there several times......keeps being a great place to visit on every time we stay in Chicago.....you can not loose the chance to have a drink at the piano bar and then have a very tasty dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A REAL GEM
    glory
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A terrific restaurant for both excellent seafood and steaks with great service and ambiance. Would choose it again on our next trip to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey & Loud
    StrigineFoodie
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Overall a disappointment, particularly given the expense. Out for dinner with a small group, we eagerly anticipated the promised range of fresh seafood and amazing steaks (Hugo's shares a kitchen with neighboring Gibson's). Shortly after our arrival a large, noisy party descended upon the room, making conversation very difficult even at our small table in the corner. Wine list was extensive, but our waiter was not particularly helpful with recommendations. The one steak ordered by our party arrived rare after being ordered medium: although staff quickly took it back to the kitchen, it returned charred on the outside and still quite red in the middle. Prices were quite high, even for downtown Chicago. Unlikely we will return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greatest employees
    jan8776VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Every employee at this restaurant our truly exceptional. Makes dining there a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Crab legs, Stone crab, Swordfish, Fresh Calamari! Just amazing! Service was great! Location gets very busy as it gets later! Great spot to take your significant other on a date night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to a real steakhouse
    FelipeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Not sure what the fuss is about this place. The "famous" crab Mac and cheese were more like velveeta and shells with a bit if crab and a bunch of sausage. The tartar was extremely underwhelming, as was the crab and and avocado (be warned, it's bathed in a buttery sauce). The creme brulee had clearly been sitting somewhere for a while before being served, and was cold and lacking crispiness. The crab bisque was the only decent item we had. Also, given their menu prices, their china and glassware could be much much better. At least not reminiscent of a $4 cafeteria.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    Cychaaa
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Always awesome food with great service! My favorite is sea bass on miso sauce. It is always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    RDann
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were attending an art show in downtown Chicago and chose to dine at Hugo's. We requested a booth, and were give the "best" booth in the house. We split the king crab legs and I must say they were "out of this world"! Great job Hugo's. The bread selection that is served with dinner is also delicious. Our waiter was attentive and offered suggestions. We would definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Awesome as usual! Thank you Brant for your excellent service. See you soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dansken
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When paying they could not come to the table with the mashine and went away with the card for a long time, wich is not ok
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    1234
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Overall, everything from the service to every aspect of the meal was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food and service and service very good, a little pricey but an overall nice experience
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DrDesign
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    For me this is a "must go to" restaurant for Chicago. Our meals (Fish and Meat) were exceptional. The portions were very generous. The Service was outstanding. The prices for the quality were very reasonable. I can't wait to go back on our next trip to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Shirlyb123
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Fresh, delicious seafood. Prepared and served to perfection. In house salad dressings were a treat. Crab cakes were huge with no fillers. Scallops with corn sauce were awesome. Service was great. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, OCD service!
    JOgle
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Service so good, bordering on ridiculous. When we accidentally misaligned the tablecloth, 2 servers rushed to assist in adjusting it and kept apologizing (for what?). One plate removed before I chewed my last bite, and every removal followed by sweeping every crumb/pepper flake from the tablecloth. It was worth putting up with, crab bisque was velvety smooth, walleye fresh and perfectly cooked, and crab cakes were as good as my previously unmatched favorites from MARYLAND. Yum! Dessert was the only let-down. The key lime pie had 8 inches of meringue on top, crust tasted like cinnamon, and pie filling wasn't tart enough and didn't taste like fresh limes. That aside, we absolutely would recommend this place, and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb venue and food!
    SarahMarcus101014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Visiting Chicago on our Honeymoon, we booked in here for a special meal - boy we were not disappointed! Excellent service was attentive and helpful, offered ideas but not pushy or in your face. Food was superb, I had a Gibsons steak that was more on the medium side of medium rare but perfectly tender and tasty - everything else was superb, and we thought not outrageously priced compared to similar venues!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    foodnut
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I've visited Hugo's before and never leave disappointed. The food and the service is amazing. I'd highly recommend the sea bass. It literally melts in mouth. Request it served with the sesame oil/soy mixture they serve w the tuna. Off the wall fantastic!! The dessert portions are ridiculously huge in size but oh so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME FIND!
    LisaJ
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were in Chicago for our Anniversary - first time and only short days. We decided on one steakhouse and one seafood restaurant for our 2 planned dinners and Hugo's was nothing short of outstanding! Sea Bass, crab cakes and of course filet! You cannot go wrong here! Make a reservation and enjoy your time here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicago at its Best
    ArjayVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went to Hugo's with my recently married Grandson and his wife as part of our not often enough visit to Chicago. Our first time at Hugo's but it certainly will not be our last. Our server was extraordinary - congenial, totally knowledgible about the menu and excellent in his service. The food was outstanding from start to finish - probably one of the finest if not the finest seafood restaurants that we have visited. I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, packed house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The seafood was very fresh and did not need sauces to improve the taste. Portions were ample. The soups were very good with a good copy of Bookbinders fish stew. Surprisingly we did not like the frog legs which were sauteed in butter and garlic. Desserts are huge. Seating is crowded with access to some tables through other chairs. Piano player was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food was amazing as usual! The 1871 oysters were outstanding as were the steaks and superb service provided by John at the bar. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    out2dine
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Visiting from Miami and we always make it a point to come here. Love the live music/piano. Lively bar area and great food and service. Best seafood and steaks in town....everyone left full and happy. A bit crowded but that adds to the scene and we understand everyone wants to be there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My soup was on the cool side, and I had the broiled lobster, which was a little dried out. Prices are VERY high.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite
    Tommy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We try to stop in whenever we are in Chicago. We brought friends from Phoenix with us and they loved the experience as much as we do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic