Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

4.7
4810 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

Hugo’s Happy Hour is back! Sunday-Thursday, 3PM-6PM, $1 Oysters and Half Priced Bottles of Wine* In the bar ONLY. *Exclusions apply.

**RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE DINING ROOM. PATIO AND BAR ARE NOT GUARANTEED**
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people. Great service. Great atmosphere. A must go when I am in Chicago and love sharing it with clients.

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RichardF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to go if you are wanting to treat yourself to a quality meal. Lobster bisque was the best. Crab cakes were all meat, not a bunch of filler. Steak was done perfectly.

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vipCoop
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a nice experience yet it is a bit overcrowded with little to no separate 1/2 walls

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vipSnooky
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent waiter.

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vipLawrenceM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Montrose, was extraordinary. He was helpful answering questions and provided excellent service. Hugo's is an extremely well-run establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugos has always been my mom’s favorite Chicago “fancy “ restaurant. And once again it lived up to her memories. The staff is attentive and courteous without being stuffy. Food was delicious!

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AlanW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Background music off putting
Food not quite as good as Gibson’s next door despite shared kitchen which I do not understand 🤷‍♂️
But otherwise a good meal and location with good service

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PaulM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks, sides, dessert, drinks & service were all top notch. Some bread before the meal would be a nice addition.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was very good. Our server, Brandon, was delightful. VERY disappointed that many patrons were not wearing masks as they roamed the dining area or brought to their tables.

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Tony
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Portions except dessert were small. Prices relatively high. Fish overdone.

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vipSueT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wound up sitting at the bar and great service and awesome food. The sea bass was delicious!

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AnicetoO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida en un ambiente agradable y gran servicio

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JessicaK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very special night. Our server was so attentive despite being a busy Saturday night! The food was delicious. The portions were perfect! The dessert was over the top and huge!!

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Gianna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Jenna was amazing! So kind and personable. Food was amazing and fresh! Definitely will be coming back

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vipMaxW
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service from Art was excellent. The mussels dish was amazing. Our main courses of salmon and sea bass was tasteless and the presentation was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kellen was fabulous! Very attentive and fun

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ScottK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Kudos on an outstanding job!

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Renee
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Hugo's!! Truly authentic Chicago meal. Exceeded all of our expectations, including food, ambiance, and service. Very vibrant atmosphere!

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vipJeff
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the time I walked in the door till when we left! Food and drinks were fantastic!

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vipKellyP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been 6 years since we have lived in Chicago and been to Hugo’s Frog Bar. The food was perfection!!! Absolutely incredible. The best Crab cake and crab legs I have ever had. Gibson’s steaks were to die for and our waiter could not have been better!!!

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vipCarol
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed wonderful service and food both evenings we visited.

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Garniqui
Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

El mesero dejó de atendernos en cuanto no elegí ninguno de sus mariscos especiales. Su actitud cambió y fue el ayudante el que sirvió toda la cena. Decepción la prepotencia de los empleados. Lástima porque la comida es excelente.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place.

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vipMMac
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not bad….. quiet corner
First dish was over cooked but chef made corrections and I really enjoyed the planked white fish. Server, served but didn’t make experience great. Not very attentive or interested overall.

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Michek
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tasty unpretentious dishes. Simple flavors reasonably valued.

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vipLivinintheCity
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, Good friends, Good times!!! Nice to see Hugo’s getting back to its old menu!! Thanks for allowing substitutions again! Makes it well worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Our waitress Elizabeth was horrible. She took an exorbitant amount of time to place our order, bring our food which was cold when we received it, and bring water which took 45 minutes after we asked. To top the lunch off she misplaced my credit card and when I advised her I didn’t have it she insisted I was incorrect. A manager intervened a found the cards but Elizabeth never came to acknowledge her mistake. I hadn’t been to Hugo’s in a while and I’ll make other restaurants options. Overall it was an okay experience with VERY BAD SERVICE!

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vipDiane
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Sitting on the street is always fun but was sooo noisy. So sorry they opened the street.

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vipPaulR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

disappointing that the hugo menu was not available
i wish this was made more clear before i made the reservation
if i wanted gibsons food i would have reserved gibsons

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vipLivinintheCity
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kaley was a terrific server! The expanded fish options on the menu and Kaley's personal touches made it feel like Hugo's in pre-pandemic times! Thanks for a great evening!!!!

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vipWGN15111
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, outstanding service and food. We will be back...

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KTH50
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was EXCELLENT! Will definitely go again.

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vipBatman
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness! The head chef knows exactly what they are doing.

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vipBeena
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our waiter was very good but for all the years we have been going there, the food was not very good for the value.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank did a fantastic job!

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EMMY
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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vipDiane
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great girls at check in Jaclyn and Gillian!

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BadBax
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost welcome feeling

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vipFussy2aFault
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great service

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Mike
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My wife and I have gone to Hugos many times in the past, essentially every time we go to Chicago and had great experiences. This visit was well below those high standards. Hopefully, just an off night with an average server. But, disappointing enough that the next time we are in town, my wife and I talked about going back to other places we like instead.

FAQs

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 640-0999.

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 4810 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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