Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

4.7
4891 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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vipCMB0
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed!!!

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vipfresser2
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered food and it came.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately, Hugo’s is no longer Hugo’s. They are only serving from Gibson’s menu because they can’t find enough people to work at both Hugo’s and Gibson’s. Consequently, they’ve been doing all the cooking out of Gibson’s kitchen.

We ordered the small porterhouse and were pretty disappointed. We ordered it cooked medium but it was rare to medium rare at best, and the cut of meat had a lot of fat and connective tissue. We’ve had better steaks at chain restaurants.

Salads, side dishes, and desserts were all delicious, but overall it was a somewhat disappointing meal, especially since we wanted Hugo’s food, not Gibson’s. Hopefully they will eventually bring the Hugo’s menu back

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vipTony
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony is exceptional!!

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vipLarry
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The service was abominable. They got the orders wrong and brought the main course before the salads. It took forever to get silverware. The whitefish was dried out. Steve Lombardo runs great restaurants. I love Gibson’s and have always enjoyed Hugo’s. If this was my first experience at Hugo’s I would never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thought Hugo’s would have more fish options. No specials either.

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Freckles
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Hugo’s! Great food and ambiance. The crab cakes are a must!

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vipFussy2aFault
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant
Great service (Montrose & Art in particular)
Consistently delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife’s birthday and it was outstanding service and food as always! Our server Brian was amazing very friendly and knowledgeable, we felt very welcome! Sea bass was so tasty and well prepared 👌🏻 thank you!

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vipJulieS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The main course was brought out before we finished our appetizers so it felt rushed. The main course was also incorrect so we had to send back. The size and temperature of the meat was flip flopped. I was not impressed by the meal or the service, though the server and staff were nice, competent, and thorough.

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vipOpenTableReviews730743
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. We will NOT be back unless the restaurant were to reach out and comp the meal from last night. Food was cold. There are 1,000 better options in the city to ever deal with this again. I’m writing more in the private notes to the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wanted to try this restaurant and it did not disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
318 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

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vipLivinintheCity
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed that Hugo’s is using Gibson’s menu, rather than their own. Also, my fish was overcooked, choice of soup was now 1 instead of 3, and waiter kept disappearing. Not the Hugo’s experience we remember!!

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vipOskiRules
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great hangout for locals and tourists!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining setup at Hugo’s was comfortable, safe, and didn’t affect the level of service you expect from Hugo’s

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Zeke
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

My steak was undercooked twice. The rest of the food wasn’t very good.

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Kelly
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Hugo’s experience was utterly fabulous. Our filet and crabcakes were out of this world, and our server Kellan was awesome. Highly recommended.

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vipHollyG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Dined indoors. Very warm. No air conditioning?
Everyone we dealt with had a poor attitude. We won’t be back.

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vipAmyV
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During covid restrictions guidelines were followed and able to enjoy patio dining. Great food and service. Wines were pricey for a bottle but ad to do it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great, love this place.

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vipDavid
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Doesn’t seem as good as it used to be. Recent experience was just very average. Too many other great restaurants in Chicago

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vipkktaylor
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fun to be back at the restaurant. They were very accommodating about seating us out doors, away from the sidewalk. The quality of the food is wonderful. But it’s not Hugo’s menu. It’s Gibsons which is very meat centric. I go to Hugo’s for the seafood and fish. I also find that Gibsons portions are huge! I can’t possible eat what they serve. I wish they had more appetizers and small dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With friend and enjoy !

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DavidS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived to the un-rushed ending of our Anniversary Dinner, the greeting, introductions of staff, and multiple servers were fabulous!

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vipFussy2aFault
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our favorite go to place

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vipmarisa
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood, cozy atmosphere. Such a incredible desserts list. Can’t wait for my next visit.

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Stuart
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and would highly recommend. My favourite place when I visit Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Hugo’s was great. The food is excellent and the service is excellent. Ron was our waiter and he was helpful and pleasant. The busters are equally helpful. This is our go to place when we want something a little special.

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AmberC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s truly an amazing place! To eat and enjoy yourself. The staff are all nice and helpful, especially Kyle! He’s very humorous and just full of life! Will definitely make your time enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I was on a first date so it was just a little loud. Would definitely come back.

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Scooter
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time every visit! Food is great and service is phenominal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Great value!

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Mike
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience. The prices are a bit steep...so value is not there. But, food and service are top notch,

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vipCarly
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was one of the best ever! He was very engaging and definitely has a gift for making people feel right at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLitecoin107
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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

FAQs

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 640-0999.

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 4891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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