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About 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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1024 North Rush
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room: 3PM-Midnight Daily
Patio: Mon-Fri 3PM-Midnight; Sat-Sun 11AM-Midnight
Bar: 3PM-2AM Daily

Cross Street:
Bellevue Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 640-0999

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking available directly in front of the restaurant. The charge is $14.00.

Public Transit:
Accessible by elevated train (Chicago/State) and city bus (lines 36, 151)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Hugo’s Frog bar is always “hopping” and features nightly live entertainment in our piano bar. Seafood is flown in fresh from around the world & delivered to Hugo's two to three times daily. The menu also features selected cuts of Gibsons’ Prime steaks.

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
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Hot Spot (45)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Business Meals (43)
Good for Groups (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Casual (38)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Fun (34)
People Watching (34)
Notable Wine List (32)
Bar Seating (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Authentic (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Romantic (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Hugo’s is a must stop for me when i travel to Chicago. Great food, great service and I always know that the guests I bring will be happy.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

I had been here before and brought grief from out of town. They were impressed!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Hugo’s is consistently excellent! Any time we go to Chicago it is the first place to eat on the list. Been going for years have never had a bad experience. Superior wait staff. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food and great service. The waiter we had was absouletly amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite go to place, any day, ourselves or when entertaining.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

We made a 9:30 reservation and the server rushed us through our dinner. Overall food was top notch.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner event celebrating a friend's 50th. The star of the show was probably the crab cakes, but all the entrees were fabulous. We had oysters to start and the wine (Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc) was a safe and perfect accompaniment. If I had to fault the food for anything it would be the desserts. I don't understand why restaurants of this caliber persist in serving manufactured pap as a dessert - no care in the preparation or delivery. It seems that size is all that matters and everything else is pointless. I am not a chef, but my desserts are way better. The service was great, portion size was on the large side and even though the restaurant was full and popular I do feel it is over-priced for what you get.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall a good night. Good food and not really over or under priced for a specialty restaurant. Crab cake was really good. Personally I like Shaw’s crab bites better than Hugo’s, but they were still good - just needed something other than a creamy dip option. Chilean sea bass was wonderful, as was the sweet potato chimmichurri on my salmon. Service was on point. Would go back, but doesn’t quite make my “phenomenal dinner” list.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food hardly ever disappoints & Great service in the bar! Thanks for making our friends get-together a memorable one!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

Had family and friends in from out of town, everyone wants to experience the Chicago Steak House environment, where better than Rush Street and Hugo's or Gibson's. As always food was excellent, staff very good, Saturday night so a lot of people and birthdays celebrated, totally met expectations. Will dine there again without hesitation. Dinner lasted 3 hours but because we were talking and having a great time, waiters did not rush us or try to flip table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good- Our waiter was inattentive to us (very attentive to other parties)- service was not quite perfunctory but was "mailed in" I still left a good tip( I and mt wife both worked as waiters for long periods of time). However, my reaction to our treatment will be to not return to your restaurant and not recommend it to others

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The dinner was very tasty and fresh. The waiter was bright and funny. Out table was close to the kitchen door so we were getting a bit more traffic and noise than usual. I recommend the oysters, crab legs, & crab cake.
You won’t be disappointed.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great time

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Amazing food. Great service. Great menu. Organized staff. Clean and beautiful and well maintained. A great experience for just about anyone.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Hugo's Frog Bar is my new favorite restaurant. I like it so much we ate there two nights in a row.
I'll be sure to visit every time I'm in Chicago.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is a dynamic fun restaurant. To start we had the crab cake which was delicious. Also, the clam chowder was the absolute best I have ever had. The drinks were perfect. Now the part that was disappointing. My husband and I felt like we were shoved into a very tight space very close to the kitchen and I was seemingly holding up a column that was literally touching my shoulder and obscured my view . I was unable to move feeling like I was in a tiny box. I am angry at myself for not complaining but the restaurant was packed and we were so close to other patrons ...I did not want to make a fuss . ***Also a note to the chef...the stuffed lobster was over cooked, dry and the tips of the lobster were burned black and the smell of char was so strong it made me lose my appetite ...(also an ammonia taste that I assume happens with burning the shell) so, I ate off my husband's plate. The claws were the only part of the lobster that was eatable. Also, the bone in filet we ordered med rare was well done all around the outer edges except for a couple bites close to the bone. We ate at the sister restaurant Saturday night (Gibsons Italia) and it was superb....we will stick with it....except for maybe coming back to Hugo's for drinks and appetizers at the bar.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We met work friends here for a Sunday evening dinner and we ate like royalty. Our waiter suggested apps, drinks and desserts and never steered us wrong. Crab and avocado salad was amazing! The guys all had outstanding steaks - nothing less than expected considering this is Gibson's cousin restaurant. I had the rock fish which was good but maybe a little overdone and could've used a little more oomph in the seasoning. Dessert was the biggest slice of ice cream cake you could imagine and we (5 of us) barely made a dent.

One word of warning: it adds up quick! We had pre-dinner drinks, wine with the meal and a few after dinner drinks, three apps, five entrees and one (and a half- the brought me mango sorbet after I asked if they had any fruit) dessert - $$$$

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our experience from beginning to the end was outstanding!! The minute we walked in we were greeted kindly and then headed to the bar!! The bar was packed, but the bartenders were fabulous and acknowledged us and then got our drinks. You could tell they enjoyed their jobs!! Then we headed to our table and the atmosphere was fantatstic! From the lighting to all the people!! Our waiter was great and his knowledge was greatly appreciated. Our meal came out in great time!! The place was packed!! The food was some of the best I have ever had. We had salmon, crab cakes, clam chowder, and crab legs. Wonderful!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great night and food!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food, service, atmosphere—all was excellent! Such a good meal. Had salmon and steak. Art was a wonderful waiter. Great place to go!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was delicious and all of the staff were very friendly. If we come back to Chicago, I would definitely recommend Hugo's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The crab cake and fresh crab was delicious. The portions were generation; the sides were shareable. All in all, a delicious meal and an incredibly attentive server. We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food and service were excellent! Seating was pretty crowded.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great fabulous food and drink

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service, large portions. Killer Brussel sprouts. Dessert size could feed a whole family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food with particular emphasis on terrific fresh seafood...and Hugo's did not disappoint. (The halibut was especially wonderful). Our server, Robert, was on his game and provided us with efficient and friendly service. The drinks were well prepared and the wine selection was decent. We thought the mussels were just OK and the salad had way too much salad dressing....but that's my bad...I normally ask for dressing on the side. All in all a pleasant dining experience in a lively restaurant. A bonus was the live music in the bar area where we sipped an after-drink before heading home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Restaurant was packed, we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and were told at minimum 30 minutes. About 20 minutes in two seats opened at bar, so we decided to eat there. Bartenders were awesome and very helpful with menu.

We ended up splitting a salad, steak and Lake Perch. Food was absolutely perfect and was the star as it should be

Taking a business group there on Nov 13th based on this visit!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always Great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I'll keep this short so we can focus on the most important take-away from our last visit to Hugo's, which is this: That sea bass was without a doubt the most delicious, perfectly prepared, moist and flavorful piece of fish I've ever eaten in my life. End of story!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Alwas a good time at Hugo frog I recommend a Seabass.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Love, love this place. Can't get much better. If you are looking for a great meal, fun come here!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a great time at Hugo’s. Everything was as good as we hoped! The waiter even whipped a custom hot chocolate that’s not on the menu for my son. I highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was excellent. I was not thrilled with my tuna, but it was my taste buds and not that it was done poorly. I tried something different and didn’t care for it, all other food was perfect. The noise level was high which is good for a group, but it was just the two of us so it was hard talking over others.
I would return with a group or another couple, but not for a romantic night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely outstanding
From the moment we walked in until the time we left everything was outstanding
We could not have asked for a better evening. It was our first trip without our kids in three years . Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Live Sports, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place! Dined with a large group and it worked out well. The restaurant is very noisy, but the vibe is very energetic. There are waiters literally everywhere that are very attentive. Our server was very interactive with our group and made the dining experience extra fun. Everyone ordered seafood. It was excellent - highly recommend the sea bass. If you're able to save room for dessert, the desserts are enormous and quite impressive. Fun place while in downtown Chicago especially if you're looking for great seafood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Outstanding service and high quality food. We totally enjoyed ourselves, the meal and the staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Similar to the old Shaws before it became a rip off - very loud, food OK for the price I did expect more. I did not appreciate super quick removal of plates even when we weren't finished. Too rushed and we weren't there that long. Would recommend crab cakes - super small crab nuggets - four people at table only gave two forks to eat crabs. Extremely loud could not hear the person next too you. Do not expect a relaxing, romantic meal, made you nervous way too rushed - slow down - you're still making a lot of money. Atmosphere more like a sports bar. First and last time for us. I can't believe how people go to these places and dish out that kind of money for mediocre. Shaws started out like this, then got so cheap with their portion size it was laughable. I think most of the customers were businessmen on company account. Don't know how people can afford these prices for what you get. People don't expect much these days.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Hugo's is a great spot for a business dinner and with a group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent evening and service for surprise birthday dinner

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very slow service

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