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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (24)
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Worth the Drive (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Authentic (13)
Fun (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Casual (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Romantic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Cozy (6)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Live Music (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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
 (Las Vegas)·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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 (Denver)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Adelaide / SA)·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
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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
 (Chicago)·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
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great fun. Central location for our girls get together. Being part of the casino was funny - and tempting!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and great service with great ambiance. Manager Stephen Morris made our business lunch a smashing success with personal attention to detail and superb service. Give him a call, he will make sure your occasion is special.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and service for any occasion

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great atmosphere and service food was phenomenal .... our server Mark was superb! Always smiling and attentive

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Hugo's and the entire Gibson's group are just outstanding with, impeccable service, generous servings, and the highest quality product. Get the chopped liver app and lobster bisque. I didn't get it but wish I got the twice baked potato after I saw it... The size of a small roast!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was great; food was delicious, in extremely generous portions. My crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Spicy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Ask for Rosie - exceptionally excellent server. Food was perfect - will definitely come back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is simply the best steak one can find - PERIOD .
I don’t underestand it really , but t is :-)
I’ve dined in prestigious places on many occasions, and have not found one that can challenge this one for its excellence ..

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It's always good! All of our family's special occasion dinners are held at Hugo's. Excellent food and service. From the front of the house to the back, including the bartenders, Hugo's is top notch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Remebered the waiter from previous visits here always on point! Best steak house in a Casino.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It may haven been an unusually busy day, but I felt that the place was a bit over-crowded. It was very difficult getting in and out of the place and our waitress had a hard time getting to us. So much so, that it felt that she didn't think it was worth checking in on us frequently. Additionally, she had another table she was waiting on that had 8 people who were ordering a lot of wine. I don't know if she thought there would be a better tip involved, but she spent the entire night at that table and ignored all others.

The food itself was bland and flavorless. For an upscale restaurant, I would expect items like the lobster bisque to include actual lobster and the house salad to be a bit more then a bag of salad you would find in any grocery store. My wife had the halibut which was pretty small and I had the bone in sirloin that was very tough and chewy (and I ordered a medium-rare, but received a medium-well). The lone saving grace was the asparagus that we ordered which was grilled to perfection and flavored with a lemon-butter sauce that was really great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Typically the meal is outstanding. This visit the food was good. The service was ok.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service. Excellent food. Really like this place.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Must try the crabcakes (very authentic lots of crab and no filler) and the blackened salmon sandwich!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent overall aspects in all facets for quality dinning in all.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food and excellent service. The wait staff are real pros. Expensive, but the portions are ample.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always treated like we are special. Consequently, we love to frequent this Hugo's. Food Is outstanding and the service is superb!! Our waiter, Mark, was fantastic and the managers are always around to see how everything is going.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Been here many times and never disappointed. Great food and servicce.
A little pricey on bar drinks though.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is my go to place for casual and business lunches in the Des Plaines/Rosemont Area. Even when it is busy, conversation is easy. Wait staff is attentive, unobtrusive, and friendly. There is not a bad item on the menu and the desserts are HUGE and easily shared by the entire table with leftovers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Always a great choice for a business lunch. Great food and service. Location near O'Hare is most comvienent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Chicago cut is by far the best steak in the world.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always a terrific experience dining at Hugo....the steaks and sides are huge and of the highest quality

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Phenomenal food and even better service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I'm still a fan of the steak, this time the NY strip. Their purveyors for meat are the best and they know how to sear them perfectly. Unfortunately the service wasn't that good. Hurried and no care. Guess I'm spoiled, but when you have a hundred dollar meal the service should match. I'll be back hopefully on a better day.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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