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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Good for Groups (47)
Business Meals (44)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Hot Spot (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Casual (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Fun (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Authentic (30)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Bar Seating (27)
People Watching (26)
Romantic (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Happy Hour (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Cozy (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I'm only sorry I cannot remember our server's name - - he was outstanding!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Hugos provided the perfect ending to a Birthday with their unique, gigantic, delicious cake! Thank you for an ultimate experience!

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our dining experience was fantastic. The wait staff was very knowledgeable of the entire menu and recommendations. The manager came and welcomed us, and checked to make sure everything was perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Our fish was fried to a golden color. (I actually did not know my fish would be fried). A la Long John Silver. The crabcake was the only thing we loved.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Top notch as always. We had a fun wait staff this time that wasn’t afraid to joke with us so that was a pleasant surprise. Food was excellent! Great place we always find our way back to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was visiting Chicago for the weekend and a friend recommended this restaurant. I was not disappointed! Food was good and service was top notch! The wait staff was wonderful! Right up there with the best. My daughter was celebrating her 20th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A must visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My favorite restaurant when I am in Chicago! Great food & atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great dinner and cocktails. Waiter very helpful. Shrimp and sea bass entrees great. Tuna steak needed some other seasoning or sauce. Asked the waiter and he suggested a sauce and brought it out right away which is what it needed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love the salmon sandwich for a late meal....just the right portion. Montrose is the BEST server!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience for my wife and I for the 2nd year in a row on New Years Eve. One of our favorite spots. Really appreciated the staff for reserving our favorite booth for us! The elevator car! Totally unexpected.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have gone to Hugo's every New Year's Eve for 10 years and this was the 1st time I have left a negative review. My salmon was over cooked and at a seafood restaurant I would have expected better. Also, we had not finished our salad when the entrees arrived. Will think again before returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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food5
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service5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Just a perfect New Years Eve setting and dinner. Friendly staff, excellent food. Steak and crab legs were perfect

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The seafood is a fast food quality. We ordered lobster tail & alaskan king crab leg, the meat is already dried-out which tastes like frozen food preheating in the microwave. This is the first time and last time for me coming to here.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had dinner with my two children. Everything was amazing. As usual. Love I️t.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hugo’s is one of favorites when I visit Chicago. Excellent martinis, superb seafood, tasty salads, and great service. I thoroughly enjoyed the Alaskan king crab legs on my recent visit.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A very surprising great meal - had no idea how big the place is. Great menu for steaks and seafood. Had the whole lobster that had a great crab stuffing. The seared tuna was perfect & quite a portion. Big desserts too! Pecan pie was crunchy & not over-sweet. The wait staff is bery professional & great at their craft. We hope to be back next time visiting Chicago.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great experience dining for new at/birthday weekend. Food was excellent as always, equaled only by the staff service.
We continue to highly recommend Hugo’s!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always Great Food and Service! My wife has a gluten sensitivity and waiter was quite knowledgeable. Plenty of great options.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding service and always excellent food. A dependable go to place.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Kyle and John were amazing!! Many thanks, you made my wife’s birthday dinner party exceptional!

Great place , great food!!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lively place with great seafood and service . Oysters, soup and escargot were great starters. Tuna, Sea Bass and crab were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent cuisine and cocktails! Massive desserts to close out the night. Didn't feel rushed and enjoyed the vibe of this busy yet not too loud dining experience. Classy, parlor style dining rooms. Pete was a fabulous waiter!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great menu, unbelievable service and every bite was a treat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything was Perfect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was outstanding as well as the food. Our waiter was attentive and made us feel relaxed and not at all in a hurry to get rid of us.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Probably, one of the best happy hours in Chicago. Delicious meal and great ambience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing everything - The bartenders know how to make a drink here! Waiters are wonderful, they don't rush you and they keep checking back on you. Good at reccomendations if you want to try new things. Food is outstanding, you do not leave hungry. Be careful for the desserts, they are mile high!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service are outstanding. It is one of our regular stops and it never disappoints. The wait staff is outstanding

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Pricey but a great place to eat on special occasions or for treating friends or family to something special. Excellent food and service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best King crab in Chicago. Friendly wait staff and fast service. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A bit of wait on weekends, but worth it. Reservation delayed but general manager set us up with complimentary appetizer and Frank, our waiter, has all the details covered. Oysters, sea bass, crab legs a must.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Favorite after work spot for a drink at the end of the week.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently good meals. Great service. Up-scale atmosphere. Very high standards here. Outstanding oysters, frog legs , crab, and sea bass. And, oh, the raisin bread!! Very professional bar. Desserts to die for!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our favorite place.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Son girl friend visiting from the UK 🇬🇧 WE had a delicious dinner the service was wonderful

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful dinner experience! Started with the escargots, then Hugo's legendary Alaskan crab legs. A cappuccino to top it all off. Food and service were impeccable. It can get noisy at times, but the hubbub is a happy one — everyone in the restaurant (packed to the rafters) was obviously enjoying themselves. And I like the nautical/fishing decor!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We waited for about 15 additional minutes past our reservation time. I did not enjoy that experience. Service was great.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday celebration. Great experience!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The filet was perfectly cooked and delicious. The service was excellent and the place itself is filled with old school Chicago charm.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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