Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

4.7
4260 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

**RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR THE PATIO**
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dining Room: 3PM-Midnight Daily
Patio: Mon-Fri 3PM-Midnight; Sat-Sun 11AM-Midnight
Bar: 3PM-2AM Daily
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Phone number
(312) 640-0999
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Bellevue Place
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Parking details
Valet parking available directly in front of the restaurant. The charge is $14.00.
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Public transit
Accessible by elevated train (Chicago/State) and city bus (lines 36, 151)
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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

Fun place, great food ... and plentiful, but we were there for a business-type of meeting and it was a little too loud for that. Perhaps it was our location, but keep that in mind when planning to go here.

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FF
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our go to place. The best service, Montrose or Art. High quality, perfectly prepared food.

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IT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter did a nice job in explaining the menu and specials and treated us very well! This was our second visit to Hugo's downtown and we will be back again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good!

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L
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

40th Bday, our of town guests

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We had a reservation for 7:30 on Saturday night. We ultimately were not seated until 8:20. The hostess indicated our table would be 15 minutes late (so 7:45) and that we could get a drink at the bar, which was a joke because the places was so mobbed you couldn't get near the bar. The entryway area was also packed. People were trying to get in, out and through so we spent 50 minutes being pushed, bumped into, stepped on and generally feeling like cattle. The hostess was professional but at no time did anyone apologize or try to explain the problem. They acted like this was a normal situation to endure. When we were finally seated the service by the dining room staff was very good, but again, they made no mention of how long people were waiting or what a mess the reservation/seating situation was. Had either the hostess or the waiter acknowledged that it would have gone a long way. Two of our party's dishes (the sea bass and crabcakes) were excellent and one (the shrimp) was overcooked and tough, and the bread was dry. Overall the dining experience wasn't enough to overcome the annoyance and frustration of wasting a good part of our evening packed in the entryway. The restaurant has been in business for many years so clearly they have plenty of experience to know how many reservations they can accommodate, which leads me to believe this wasn't an accident or a one time thing but that they don't really care.

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C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic! Joel was a pleasure to serve us.
Only complaint we made reservations weeks ahead of time and they still ran a hour late to seat us.
Bar was packed.

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K
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Hugo’s on a very busy Saturday night. The staff handled it well. The food was incredible and so was the wait staff. We actually were fortunate to be seated in the Churchill booth. Not our first time at Hugo’s and won’t be our last!

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JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10th year in a row Elise and I have dined at Hugo’s for our special Holiday Dtown Chicago dinner along with 2 Nites at the Drake!! We will be back for our 11th!!

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JY
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Jammed packed busy Saturday night, hosts working hard to get everyone seated, seated promptly, attentive servers, but the food is still the main attraction that keeps us coming back. Nantucket scallops and Steak & Cake, doesn't get any better than that. Superb.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food,incredible service

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most incredible service experiences I have ever seen in terms of timing with food and just a overall 99 awareness level by our waiter who spotted my friend spilling sauce on his shirt and bringing club soda. Officially my favorite spot in the gold coast. When the food is amazing paired with incredible service hard to not come back

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service!

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NP
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Been there 3 times now and each time has been amazing. It's an energetic atmosphere so don't go if you want a quiet dinner. Service is great. It is pricey but it's downtown Chicago so that's what's expected.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation via Open Table and upon arrival, they had record of my name, but were unable to accommodate us. The restaurant even called me 5 hours prior to the reservation to confirm! Will not be returning - terrible concierge/hostess service.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening

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m
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great dinner there. Everything was good. Particularly liked the Tuna Ribbons as an appetizer.

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. A little pricy. Lol 350.00 for 2 of us with tip. Lol. But then we ordered a lot. Will defiantly be back

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F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Waiter was hovering and rushed us. Food was ok.. prices too high

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DS
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food that is hard to beat. Service that is second to none, we had Ariana and she was wonderful, so helpful with wine pairing and dessert suggestions. She was a joy to talk with. Everyone in there treats you so well you can't help but want to come back every night.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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KO
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and time as usual

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HA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was okay, but for that price I expected more food, and better quality. I ordered scallops, which were good, but few and far between. Then the sides were disappointing. My husband's fish came with coleslaw, which was the quality of the cheap bulk stuff you get from the grocery store. Also, desserts are way too big. The creme brulee we ordered was the size of of small pie. Service was really good though and the wine selection was also good.

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M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Hugo’s on a busy Saturday night. Lot of fun and celebrations going on; family Holiday gatherings , football watching in the bar made for energetic atmosphere. Food and service were outstanding.

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MG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went prior to an Alexander Hamilton performance. Server was attentive, polite, knowledgeable. Food was outstanding. Would definitely go again!

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K
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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G
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a 7:00 reservation. They didn’t seat us until about 7:25. We had filet, crab cake, king crab legs and twice baked potato. The filet was amazing! Great temperature and perfectly seasoned sear. The crab cake was very good, but I’ve had better. The crab legs were cooked perfectly and had good flavor. The potato was very good and large. We did not get dessert because we were full from everything else. The restaurant is a little on the noisy side. Service was slow but decent.

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D
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, waiters and location.

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PS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent food, not cheap.
Lobster tail and frog legs were great!

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BC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good, excellent service as always. Love this place.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harry took great care of us. Thanks for another great meal

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V
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We always dine at Hugo’s when visiting the city. It never disappoints. They have their portions under control so the food is not so overwhelming,

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JM
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a great meal. The fish we on the plank, a bit drier than I like but good. The service was excellent. The steak was wonderful.

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SE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

overpriced seafood that is not fresh. I felt ripped off after the visit.

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Food. Huge portions. No beer on tap! Very loud. Hard to have a conversation.

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RA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Chilean Sea Bass was great! Fish sandwich regular. Good wine. Wine lista quite extensive.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Chicago every year and always make sure we visit Hugo Frogs at least once. Great food, great wine and excellent service

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A
Little Rock
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wait staff. Chris and Andrew. Will visit again.

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MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a good meal but way too pricey. The food and service was very good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricilla is the bomb!

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