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About Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines

Pristine seafood & prime steaks. The freshest and best available seafood is delivered twice daily to complement our world famous Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse steaks. Crab cakes, frog legs, and new favorites highlight our new menu. Due to the restaurant being located within the Rivers casino, YOU MUST BE 21 TO ENTER.

3000 S. River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Opens at 11am daily

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 768-5200

Website:
http://www.hugosfrogbar.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (11)
Casual (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
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Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Live Music (4)
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Live Sports (2)
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vip
·Dined 4 days ago

Consistently very good food and very good service. They do tend to slightly under cook the larger fillets so you may want to ask for your order to be slightly more cooked. For example, if you want medium rare, you might want to place your order as medium.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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vip
·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

it must be hard to create a sense of ambiance and excellence, adjacent to a suburban casino, but we went there for a great cocktail and a great steak, as anticipated from Hugo's /Gibson's. The bartender held the image and service anticipated, but when you pay top dollar for a great steak, you anticipate the over-the-top service you are paying for, with attentive staff and fantastic sides ( so-so, and promoted heavily by our waitress, who never asked ). And then, in the end, I a assume the staff and bus boys would be there promote desert (disappeared) and coffee upon conclusion of our meal. but the 10 minute delay, when we were in a slight hurry, after the 3 1/2 star meal ( anticipating 5 star from Gibson) put a slight damper on pleasant conversation we were having with our waitress, and I skipped coffee because time did not allow. Again, it must be difficult to maintain your high standards adjacent to a suburban casino.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Exceeded our expectations. First time eating at Hugo's. Been to Gibson's a few times. We had the Wagyu Tomahawk steak and lobster tail. The steak was medium rare (as we ordered).

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great as usual except the filet was over cooked. I ate it simply because we were on a time restraint.

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vip
·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a great celebration dinner here for my husband ‘s 60th Birthday. We ordered a shrimp cocktail and a calamari which were fabulous. I had a pork chop that was outstanding. My husband and son both had rib eyes that were great. We had delicious cocktails too. The service was excellent. Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The experience we had (a party of 6) was very good. The food and service were excellent. Wish they had better dessert menu choices. Even though the desserts were delicious, because they are so HUGE the whole table had to agree on one choice. In our party of 6, that was not possible, so we ended up ordering 2 desserts which was WAY to much dessert and pricey.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
·Dined on December 25, 2017

How does a restaurant named Hugo’s Frog Bar not have 🐸 frog legs? But the crab 🦀 cake was good nonetheless.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have made it a tradition to go to Hugo’s every year on Christmas Eve. We started the year they opened. Our kids do the in law thing which left us by ourselves. We mentioned it to some othe people in the same situation and now they join us. The food can’t be beat. The filet is amazing and the seafood is out of this world. Martinis are the best and the desserts are to die for. Then when we are done with dinner we play in the casino a while.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had our Christmas Eve dinner here, everything was excellent. Martini's were perfect and the food was great. The carrot cake was enough for 4 people.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Great place to go whether after a night of gambling or for a date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of my favorite places. Food is excellent and having the casino to enjoy makes it a great destination.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great Steaks. Deserts are good and very large! Good wine list.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our first visit. It was awesome! Food and wait staff was Excellent. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding menu, fabulous service. We were completely satisfied with the entire experience. We booked this reservation for our year end holiday party and we were not disappointed. Highly recommend for quality food and great service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Crab Cakes are a must and a single dessert is more than enough for two/three/four people

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was solid. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
·Dined on December 13, 2017

Everything was great

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vip
·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was my mother's birthday, which I put in the reservation but was not mentioned during our dinner. The service was great. The food is very good, but the portions are very large which drive prices up. I would frequent this restaurant more if portion sizes and related prices were lower. My mom and I split the smallest filet - 10 oz. No one needs 10 oz of edible protein themselves, that is a lot of food. Our bill consisted of 2 glasses of wine and an ice tea, one appetizer to split, and two entrees between three people, and the price was $180 before tip. Seems a bit steep for two entrees a drink and an app. I would recommend to a friend with a caveat that be prepared to spend double what you normally would.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wine list is frankly terrible. At the $50 price point for main dishes, you expect better wines. We ordered scallops and whitefish - both excellent. But if you don't care for overpriced Chardonnay from California - over priced even by restaurant standards, you have very few alternatives - all rubbish. The pick of the litter is a $75 bottle of Cloudy Bay. Come on, we expect more from a good restaurant. In summary -the wines are below average and overpriced.
The service is good to very good. The food quality is very good. Portions are gigantic. They have a formula and it works for them.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great service!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic drinks and food along with an attentive and friendly wait staff. All around great time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Menu changed, would not accommodate dietary issue, signature chopped salad verg bland

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
·Dined on November 19, 2017

steak was merely ok. for the price should be a lot better. temperature was just right on mine, but my colleague's was undercooked. That said, the staff brought him two shrimp as a make good.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Impromptu and excellent dinner! The food quality was amazing and the service was terrific!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Manager was more very accommodating to some of our last minute changes even with an overbooked restaurant. Service was impeccable.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I choose Hugo's because it was my boss's birthday and we usually go for lunch and she and fellow co-workers enjoy the meal.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love your managers Chamus/Steve and our waiter Mark is friendly accommodating courteous professional... ALWAYS come back as long as they’re there!! Great staff excellent service

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vip
·Dined on November 14, 2017

Terrible. First of all, very difficult to locate restaurant. Secondly, I requested a table not a booth on Open Table and also when restaurant confirmed over phone - we were initially taken to a booth and had to back track and wait for a table. Next the server never smiled and was surly and not at all customer oriented. The food was bland at best. Could Hugo's fit any more people into the dining room? We were table on top of table and the noise was deafening. I have no idea how people get around the tables if seated in the center. We will NEVER return. Over priced, lousy food, crowded atmosphere.

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vip
·Dined on November 13, 2017

Nice steakhouse located inside the Rivers casino. Great place for large parties however a couple dining alone would be pressed between loud larger parties. The food was good however unevenly priced as Lobster was way over priced from the rest of the menu.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, loud but normal for a casino. The steaks are expensive but priced right for the quality.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hugo’s was a great dinner spot without having to leave the casino. Great on a cold night when celebrating dinner. Portions for most things are great although the size of vegetables seem tiny as compared to potatoes. Glad I made a reservation as it was crowded. Great service & unbelievable desert.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service! Food fantastic and great time overall. They even gave us a dessert on the house for our anniversary

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

very good service, food taste excellent, drinks well done very happy with this place

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I am no stranger to good food, great drinks and awesome friends!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service is always outstanding. Just a great place to spend celebrating anything.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always top notch food and service. A little noisy and tight spaced-typical of a high end Chicago Steak House.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Save some room because the turtle pie desert is incredible!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
·Dined on November 2, 2017

As I have said several times before Hugo's is a great place to have a business lunch or any meal. Food is always consistently great and the service is tops. Francia, our server on several occasions, is very pleasant and a sees we lack for nothing and that we are satisfied with the food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Once again try the blackened salmon sandwich (I ordered mine open faced), tons of yummy fries. Soup of the day was beef barley which was delicious. Super service. Around 12:30pm during the weekday it is really crowded with business lunches, so a reservation is suggested!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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