Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

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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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Host was amazing. His friendliness and great mannerisms made us feel wonderful and well related to.
And the food was spectacular.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Asking for more bread 2 different waiters - waiting for it for more than 10min
Waited for the food (appetizers) for more than 10 min.
Asking for desert menu - never got it. After all we just asked for the check and left. Worst experience

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Kellen was top notch!! Our dining experience was perfect thanks to Kellen’s attentiveness, kindness & conversation!! Food was outstanding as usual!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife loves to dine here when we are in town . Love the crab cakes and the service is spectacular !

TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and efficient staff. Great atmosphere.

a
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Kyle as our waiter and he was fantastic. I'd recommend asking for his station if you're thinking about going here. My wife and I have been here MANY times but we went with friends that had never been and they LOVED it. And....they loved Kyle. Kyle's attention was an phenomenal as his knowledge of the menu and recommendations. We will definitely ask for Kyle's station the next time we visit Hugo's.

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab legs are amazing and our server was wonderful.

CB
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake was huge, FULL of lump crab. Almost no filler. Delicious. Huge shareable sides. Also, delicious. Salmon was just ok. Filets were perfectly cooked. If you are a dessert person, they are to die for.

P
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and Service were quite satisfactory as usual.

m
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent “formal casual “ setting! Service staff is attentive and friendly. Our waitress Summer is the best. Our dinner was wonderful. Enjoyed our visit with the manager Ken S ! 5 Star dining experience.

j
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

been there many times . this visit was a disappointment sliders were a little overdone as was my grassfed ribeye ( ordered medium rare ,got medium+ ) service was okay not great we were seated promptly, orders, taken in due time, after that didn't see much of our waiter. took our leftovers with us and ended up giving them to a street person

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and steaks and can't beat the location.

m
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophia was our server and was excellent. The food is consistent and the service is always super.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a birthday dinner. Food and service were excellent. You have to try the frog legs appetizer. The only downside was our table location was a bit cramped.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

They shoved us in the back room that was stale, freezing cold and empty. It was extremely rude and ruined our dinner. The manager was not helpful and didn't seem to care.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Service were fantastic. Never Disappoints!

KU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo's is a delight every time! Best restaurant in the city.

CM
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Crab cakes are the best in the city and Bob our server was great. Special treat to eat in the Winston Churchill office elevator! Always a a great way to go with Gibson’s or Hugos

ET
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back here one day!! Highly recommend.

EH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crowds waiting for tables were intimidating, couldn't wedge ourselves into the bar for a pre-dinner drink, but they honored our 6:30 reservation right on time. The server was as friendly and helpful as could be and steered us well on choices. Great food: oysters with a delish vinaigrette, tuna and peppers for me, and creme brulee for dessert as good as it gets. More crowded and noisy than I usually like, yet it was also a mood-lifter to be surrounded by so many people enjoying a Saturday night out. Felt like a part of a collective good time.

MW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hugo's has great seafood, Huge-o desserts, great ambiance, and a great location.

It *can* be crowded, especially on holiday weekends.

AG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious and great service.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience4

Everything was great, beside the fact they ran out of many items on the menu. Overall good experience!

AL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I was surprised at how dried out the crab cakes were. The crab legs were too salty to consume. The filet slider was supposed to be medium plus but arrived well done and charred. I’m almost 100% sure the Don Julio we asked for was not Don and in fact something else it burned like absolut vodka. Unfortunate. This place used to be good.

LP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

all food was bland and without seasoning. dining room was crowded, loud and freezing from front door constantly opening. server was fast and attentive.

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love how the menu is filled with a variety of comfort foods. The best part: DESSERT

SF
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the few places in Chicago to get frogs legs and they are superb.

GB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and the crab cakes are fabulous . the crab cakes are so big that you can split them with your date. the service was also great.

UB
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Hugo’s to celebrate Valentines Day (a day early). We had amazing food and fantastic service. It’s become one of our favorite spots when visiting Chicago.

m
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo’s is a classic place to enjoy a superb, wonderful dinner. The seafood menu was unbelievably good. Can’t believe the Dover Sole that was part of Valentines Day special, was just the best. I’m always very pleased with their food and service. Great place to spend your special occasion.

JS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service from front door to wait staff was awesome. Great place to feel welcome

Steak was great, fish was Luke warm and mediocre. If wasn’t special occasion would have sent back to kitchen. Fish has to be piping hot.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Very good food but the 14oz Filet was kind of dry on the ends. Perfect in the middle but dry on the ends and did not have great flavor. Still a good steak and great place though.

SW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine, really enjoyed the frog legs. Made my wife happy on her birthday, thanks a lot!!!

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

First, let me begin by saying the food was very good. I was on travel staying at the Waldorf Astoria and was looking for the same five star service. However, the waiter was not attentive, he spoke to a white couple sitting directly across from me for 10 minutes off and on. I could not get his attention to provide me with a box so I asked the gentleman who was busing the tables to bring me one. He did not bring me the check so I asked the manager. He spoke to the other couple about where they were from North Carolina here on vacation, they spoke about politics and who he has seen that is famous like Jesse Jackson. They spoke about the Republicans etc you get my point. He left me abruptly in the beginning while going over the menu to run over to their table to place their food on the table as it came on a tray. Most businesses go out of business not because of the food or the ambience. They go out of business because the leadership does not train the staff to provide excellent service. I left him a $5.00 tip which he did not deserve but I gave the man busing the tables $10.00 just for bringing me a "BOX" . God help us for not treating EVERYONE with the same dignity and respect. Blessings to you all. Dr. Deborah L Tillman
(Lifetime TV America's Supernanny)

FR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here last Saturday night for the first time, had to wait 25 minutes despite reservation - but they comped us a glass of wine. Service was attentive. The New England Clam Chowder was excellent . We both had planked whitefish and that was excellent as well.

JF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on as always. Our waiter was conscientious and helpful. We never felt rushed. It was exactly what we wanted. We had a fantastic dinner while visiting with friends. Thanks

LP
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately it was a very crowded night and we had to wait 30 min. For our 7 pm reservations. We were seated at 7:35.

The food was great and our service very good too.

The topper was the fabulous desert!!! We enjoyed celebrating our daughters birthday and son’s graduation.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All great!!

AF
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was dynamite and the service was outstanding! Fun environment!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our annual trip to Chicago for the Car Show.

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