Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

4.7
4623 reviews
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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
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food are always outstanding. From front of the house, chefs, bartenders, servers; everything was exceptional! Highly recommend! We have been dining there for over 15 years and it’s always great !

JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Filet Medallions and Escargot were on point. Sat outside and it is a great way to experience the food at Hugo’s. Chicken was a bit dry and were able to replace for the ribs which were great. Always a great time and place to enjoy dinner at Hugo’s

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Chicago
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

4 of us ate outside. Two of us had salmon which was way over cooked. Your fish has been over cooked the last 3 times I’ve been there. Should send it back, but don’t.

NB
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a business dinner here with four other people and had a marvelous time. Everyone loved their food, the service was excellent, and they have a really nice wine selection.

R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Desserts are crazy big!! And tasty

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When we travel to Chicago we always make a point to get the Hugo’s. Always a favorite. Steaks are great and atmosphere is fun. This time the server was a bit off putting, but overall good time.

SK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simon was excellent! The manager was attentive. Food amazing...and the lemon drop martini, the best!

GS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent served timely server was friendly and knowledgeable

MS
Grand Rapids
75 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle was a great server and quite enjoyable. No wait per our reservation also. Food was fabulous and large portions.

DK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Hugo's to celebrate a friend being a soon-to-be father, and the food, service, and environment were fantastic. The waiter had great drink recommendations, and we left very pleased with the meal.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Crab cakes were amazing. The lobster Mac and cheese was very good as well!

M
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lively atmosphere, very good food with GIANT portions. We took enough food home for three more meals!!! Carrot cake dessert was literally 1/4 of a 9 inch high cake.

JO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Hugo's! We just wish it was open for lunch.

DC
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bob was our server and he was outstanding in every way! He truly helped make our evening at Hugo's fantastic and memorable!

DD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter and service was excellent. Food was outstanding.

TH
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mussels were excellent and the sea bass was thick and delicious

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

J
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately we needed to get in and out quickly. Our waiter was awesome and helped us accomplish our goal!

e
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall the food was very good. However, our friend's steak had to be sent back as it was not cooked correctly. They ordered their steak medium well and it showed up as completely well done. Kind of surprising for a steakhouse in this price range. The waiter did take it back and had new steaks made which turned out to be much better.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience wonderful hostess wonderfully waiters A plus all around!

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful place for just a casual dinner or special occasion. Waiters are the best!!

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with great service! We will be back for sure!

A
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Porterhouse and the NY strip were both excellent and the double baked potato was big enough for 2 people 2 split!

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had an amazing experience there last year for our anniversary. We decided to go back again this year. The waiter took over a half an hour between taking our appetizer order and our entree order. In the meantime, the one item that my wife most wanted on the regular menu ran out and she had to settle for something else. He had returned and checked on us in a timely manner, she probably could have gotten her top choice.

K
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always has very good food, large portions, service is superb, professional waiters & service

JR
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant with a lovely dedicated wait staff that knows what you want before you want it. The steaks were top notch, the frog legs tasted like chicken and the seafood was tender and flavorful. I absolutely will go here again next time in Chicago.

R
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I got the halibut and the fish soup. Both were tasty. My daughter got the perch which was too greasy for her. The service was way too quick. They brought the entrees out before we finished our soup. The desserts were ridiculously huge so we didn’t order any. The only positive was the waiter removed the charge from the perch since my daughter didn’t eat it.

HG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Food @ Nice Location Sitting Outside enjoying Summer & Food

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place

b
Chicago
126 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing beats a Hugo's crab cake -- don't miss out if you're going.

KC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday with a dinner at Hugo's and it did not disappoint! Our waiter was outstanding in his suggestions and everyone's meal was so good! The steaks were cooked to perfection and the shrimp were wonderful. We ended the evening with a 5 lb piece of birthday cake!! Our daughter's eyes almost fell out of her head!

LR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Something good for everyone on the menu. Expert staff to walk you through. Celebrated a birthday there. The ended with a piece of cake as big my head! Easy choice for great food and service.

N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Food was excellent along with the service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

In town for a get away with the family. Got put in the back room with one other table. First time taking our kids to one of our faves in the city and the back room was an awful experience. So bummed. Food amazing as always but our waiter left little to be desired and our space was awful. Such a disappointment.

BA
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite stop in Chicago. The steak never disappoints and the sea bass is exceptional.

MH
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered a bone in filet which was all bone and hardly any filet. I attempted several times to get our waiters attention but being short on time, was unable to do it in a timely fashion that would not have ruined dinner for my guest.

LY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always have a good time at Hugo’s. One of our favorite restaurants. So many good appetizers it’s hard to pick just one.

MB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious, staff were very courteous and friendly. Noise level was extremely loud...almost could not hear dinner companion. We both felt like we were rushed out the door. Service way too fast. Looking to turn tables. Totally different experience from Gibson’s the night before which was much more relaxed

ST
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service and great food. Our 4th visit, but the first one of our children (6&8). No real kids menu, shared an entree which was fine. They accommodated by splitting it up for us in the kitchen so we didn’t have to do it at the table. We will return! Thanks to all!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hugo’s has the best customer service ever. Service and staff are excellent! My husband and I alway get the Crab and avocado under cold appetizers (it’s unbelievably yummy) and the fish soup is amazing.

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