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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Good for a Date (57)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Business Meals (46)
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Neighborhood Gem (43)
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Hot Spot (37)
Casual (36)
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Fun (36)
Notable Wine List (33)
People Watching (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Authentic (29)
Worth the Drive (24)
Romantic (23)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Seasonal (7)
Scenic View (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Gluten Free Options (3)
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Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our fav restaurant in Chicago!! We love this place. Go every year during HDays.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Last minute reservation turned into a wonderful dinner! My husband and I made a last minute decision and so glad we did. He had the scallops and I had the crab stuff lobster. Both dishes were amazing!! I started with the clam chowder which was delicious. We also had the calamari. We ordered a half order of the brussel sprouts and a twice baked potato (the potato was the only item that was just okay). Overall, wonderful experience! Can’t wait to go back!!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 6 days ago

Attentive service with great food, I had filet with king crab legs proportions for a female appetite as requested he had the lobster which was stuffed and very good we always return year after year for Christmas in Chicago

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Spent our 20th wedding anniversary there and the staff could not have been more gracious. Thank you!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Service wasn’t great, but it was adequate. Food was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Had a wonderful time.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Always the best. Crabcakes and bookbinder soup are best anywhere. Steak is top notch and frog legs are some of the best.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

It was not my first time at Hugo's frog and the food never disappoints me. The noise level is a little high in the bar area but it's not excessive... I will definitely go back!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 7 days ago

Super good food and service.
Keep up traditions and good approach.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Authentic, Waterfront, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food (fish) and service were both very good. The restaurant is a bit noisy, but we had an enclosed booth that helped a lot. It's not the most relaxing restaurant, but the food is worth the noise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Really good value, and really good food. Would recommend for almost ant occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent as always. Service, environment and food were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always top of the line service and quality of food. They make dining out a special occasion every time

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

ALWAYS a wonderful restaurant. We had a time constraint and they were very accommodating in every way possible! Thank you!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Waiter was awful. Didn’t seem to know anything about the food. Often had to repeat things to him because he was drifting off and not paying attention. Too bad because the rest of the staff that helped out was great as was the food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything was great in a typical “Downtown” setting. The wait staff made the evening complete.
1/2 portions of desert should be offered.
We will return

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a great meal and the service also great, and the wine selection was also good and the prices were reasonable

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Would not recommend Hugo's for Saturday night dining (9pm) in Chicago. The service was horrible and atmosphere was extremely noisy. Turned out to be a "stressful" dinner, and not relaxing at all. Will be trying other options for Seafood in Chicago.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and warm atmosphere

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We come into town every December for our anniversary and Hugo’s is always a dinner stop for the weekend

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was very slow. Best boys were too quick to remove plates , it was result, ordering Stone crab was a mess. They were not adequately cracked, I had to ask for a implement to crack them myself. The waiter had a hard time locating one . We asked when ordering them if they would be cracked properly and we’re till definitely yes. Obviously that was not her experience. The bus boys were too quick to remove plates and it seemed like we were being rushed out of our dining experience so that they could turn our table faster. Unfortunately This left a bad experience in my mind.

Tags: Bar Seating, Spicy, Vegan, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We could not get over how amazing the service and the food was! It was phenomenal. What we anticipated to be a normal dinner wound up turning into 5 courses because we wanted to try it all! The Chilean Seabass.....outstanding! Everything...amazing!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food and service. Best Filet Oscar style I ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Promptly seated per our reservation with 8 persons at 6:30. Food was fabulous. Very large portions. Gibson’s steaks-terrific. Great service. Never disappointed here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding for the food and service. Our server was one of few true professionals we have had take care of us. Do wish had room for dessert. My wife felt the women’s restroom was a negative to the fantastic evening

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I make a point of going to Hugo's Every time I am in Chicago. Great food, atmosphere and service! Crab bisque is wonderful!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Usually great, but fish and chips were mediocre and server was not attentive

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Hugo’s always a great place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great from start to finish - food, service, ambiance- outstanding!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Who can argue with $1 Oyster Happy Hour? Excellent Service, food, wine. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our group found Hugo's over the top. I can only use superlatives to describe our evening. The food, the service, the ambiance , the friendliness of the staff were the best. I will return every chance I have

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had such a great experience! Food was fabulous and the service and attention was outstanding!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Cannot wait to return.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

La comida muy picante toda, ningún plato que pedí pude comer

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was very crowded because there was a convention in town. We were seated promptly and our service was impeccable.
Always a good meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Too crowded. We had to move our table so I could sit down. I only weigh 110lbs. The waiter seemed really good but disappeared after taking our order. My food order was so salty that I didn't enjoy ( crab stuffed flounder with a side of steamed spinach) it but we couldn't find our waiter to say anything. No one stopped by to ask about the food or if we needed anything else. When we had to leave to get to our ticketed program, we had to chase down a 'bus' worker to get a bill. I had wanted to order a dessert but couldn't find our waiter once again before departing. It was a pretty disappointing and expensive experience. Definitely not worth the money.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Exceeded expectations!! First time but will return for sure next time in Chicago.
They had a table ready for 1 yet were extremely busy. Food and service was superb. Appetizers were very good size and quickly served.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Made a 8:30 pm reservation because that was all that was available and did not sit in my seat until 9:15. Was ready to walk out. Don't give me a time and then make me wait another 45 minutes.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love love love everything in this amazing find. The staff are topnotch

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our waiter did not explain specials like he did to the table beside us. Food was not very warm and it was rather noisy. I’m not sure I would return.

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