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

Our waiter - Montrose is the best!!!
Food was outstanding. It was Saturday night and the place was jamming so the noise level was pretty high.

DT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Night! Hugo made us feel at home. We made reservations and were seated promptly. We are recommending it and will be regulars.

AV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific seafood and excellent helpful service in a very busy and noisy place. Wouldn't miss it when in Chicago.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic dinner

SL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was so so. Service was great. Sitting at the bar tables is super tight

i
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true seafood house with raw bar AND Gibson’s Prime steaks, too! Perfect combination. Superb FRESH fish preparation, oysters straight from the ocean and a steak ordered “char, rare” and served that way. What’s not to like? Best meal in Chicago and the bar to match!!

LR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and attentive. The tuna steak and sea bass were delicious. The macadamia ice cream cake and chocolate mouse pie, both very good!

NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except for the pecan pie. Overall, I can't complain! The service was exceptional and my entree was exceptional.

LW
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and outstanding wait staff

c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Happy hour has $1 oysters!

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A sister restaurant to Gibson’s Steakhouse, which is next door, Hugo’s offers the same impeccable service and consistently excellent food, but the emphasis is on seafood, not beef. Be sure to order a bowl of bookbinder soup with your meal.

DC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a dinner reservation for 3 people on a Monday night at 6:30. We were promptly seated. Waiter was pretty solid through the meal and very helpful. Towards the end of dinner the restaurant was much fuller and we lost some attention from our waiter but wasn't bad. The food was awesome (Sea Bass, Halibut and a Filet). As the restaurant got full in was pretty noisy but not overbearing. Overall, I highly recommend Hugo for a very enjoyable dining experience.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & ambiance! Can’t wait to go back, my new favorite!

CB
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Everything was on point, appetizers, soup, dinner, dessert! The Crab Cake was delicious n gumbo soup was very tasty!! Work getting a bigger bowl next time!! My tuna steak was fabulous!! Wifes steak medallions were really good, tender and Oscar Style was just "icing on the cake"! The Manhattan drinks are strong and worth the $$ !!!

JF
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unbelievable experience with business associates!

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinners we have enjoyed in quite awhile! Delicious food, great service.

LW
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Very consistent

SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

After reading other reviews about this restaurant we thought we would give it a try. It’s nothing like Gibsons, which was wonderful right down to the delicious cocktails. They really tout the fresh fish angel but the preparation doesn’t live up to the hype.

l
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Disappointed that elevator table is gone but being seated at a “private” booth created a very intimate setting for our anniversary dinner. Very very busy and energetic as always!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a delicious meal and great service at Hugo’s. This was no exception. I highly recommend it.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Election was good for entrees and deserts were outstanding- save room for the cake!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bob was amazing

ME
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was really good. The value was not quite that good. The noise level was a bit louder than we thought was necessary, but for the location, etc...probably exactly what we bargained for.

DS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, we had a 4-year-old who was very happy with his Mac and cheese, and we enjoyed some of the best mussels ever!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual!

EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite seat for dining outdoors and indoors!!

GE
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good, not great. Service was good with friendly wait staff. The negative was the place is very noisy, in general. Add to that a table of 9 sitting next to us with each trying to outdo the other on just how loud they could talk, to the point where the people on the ends of the table hollering to the each other. Our party could hardly hear each other in conversation without us having to holler at each other. Very uncomfortable!

RR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love my visits to this Gold Coast staple. Ambiance, service and cuisine are top notch every time.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! Food was outstanding and service was fabulous. We will be back.

NN
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at an outside table-it was wonderful. The service and the food were wonderful. This is a fabulous restaurant.

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. We had tried a couple of times to get in, but they were so busy; a good sign, I guess. This time we had reservations. We asked for outdoor seating, and were accommodated. The food and service was great. Our server, and others around us were all attentive and very personable. They engaged customers in conversation, but not to the extent that we couldn't really enjoy our meal. We will be back for sure.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and atmosphere— service was phenomenal!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio- but later discovered the dining room was gorgeous and looked like a fun time!
The food was phenomenal

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a little taken aback at the noise level - but it was a Friday night in Chicago and people were ready to have a good time. We ordered the King crab legs and they were amazing- big, sweet and delicious. Better than crab legs in Alaska even. We also had the lobster roll and creamed spinach the Brussel sprouts---- all delicious. We also ordered Old Fashions and they were also top notch. ART was our server and he was so awesome- even though he was beyond busy- he made sure we were totally taken care of and that we had a great time. ART went above and beyond to be courteous, efficient and super personable. We loved him!

MB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was not great this night. Service was good but they make you feel rushed at the end of dinner.

A
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great table, great waiter (Joe), and decent food. Too noisy for any conversation, but the meal went like clockwork.....literally. Very rushed between courses. Obviously an attempt to cycle the tables quickly. If you want a relaxed business conversation, or conversation of any kind, go elsewhere.

P
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service as usual, decent price for high end steak house

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all respects

O
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We haven’t been to hugo’s Frog bar and fish house in several years. It was just as we remembered minus the Dover sole which wasn’t on the menu. Our dinner was very nice; fish selection was delicious!! We were to share a potato but.....1/2 was black (rot). The potato was cut in half in the kitchen so someone should have caught that problem. I know we picked a busy sat night to dine, the kitchen staff can’t be on auto pilot and need to look at the appearance of what they are cutting. The desert was lovely and large. We’d like to return when we visit the Windy City again.

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