We traveled 3 hours for this meal - it was our second trip just to eat and we expect to travel to eat with Hugo’s at least 2/3 more times this year
My boyfriend and I were visiting for the weekend. We stubbles upon Hugo’s on a Saturday and had one of the best meals! Our waitress Sarah was very friendly, she was very knowledgeable of the menu which is always a plus! We were offered a piece of fried smelt to start our meal which was excellent. We ordered the tuna poke, fluke crudo, smoked lobster & squid ink pasta, whole branzino, oyster stew and finished with crepe Suzette. The whole roasted branzino was probably my favorite. We cleaned the plate! It was one of the most memorable meals for us. Definitely worth a trip!!
Incredibly delicious food with unusal gourmet presentation. Servers there when you need them. Very relaxed atmosphere.
3rd time and we feel lucky to have Hugo's nearby. We have a fish focussed tasting menu and all the dishes were creative and tasty. The sommelier paired us a bottle from Sean Thackrey which was just beautiful. If you live in or near Portland do yourself and a loved on a favour and book soon.
Guests from out of town so we wanted to give them a special food experience in Portland. Couldn't have chosen a better place. We stuck to lots of small plates with imaginative food pairings, fabulous cocktails, great wine list, quiet so we could actually carry on a conversation without shouting and very attentive wait staff who carefully explained each item as it was brought to the table. Next time I'm going back to sit at the bar and watch the show.
Valentine’s day. Paul and Justin terrific. Tasting menu never seemed to stop. Thoroughly enjoyable. Look forward to next opportunity to go again.
We had an outstanding meal at Hugo's. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Attentive but not annoying. The chef sent a few special mini courses to us in between apps and dinner course and for dessert. The meal was incredible.
Blind chef’s tasting was amazing!
Everything was outstanding. My cocktail was one of my favorites ever and the beet bolognese was one of the top 5 dishes I have ever had! However the smoked carrot dessert was lackluster.
Chefs tasting option was an amazing experience! Very unique atmosphere and the service was stellar. Highly recommend giving Hugo’s a try!
Really great food. Enjoyed everything we ordered especially the beet soup and scallops. Our server was friendly and helpful. It's a little cold sitting in a booth by the brick wall but then it was only 9 degrees out.
Great tasting menu. The place is cozy. Rich and warm natural woods and fibers. Our only issue was in the below zero night the frigid air from the front door was distracting. We did the tasting menu: 11 courses with pairings. Food was really creative and surprising —- like the deep pink beet stew which covered some amazing beef. Wine matches not too great. Still worth the money.
Simply fantastic. Loved being by the large open kitchen. The chefs answered all questions and were extremely good natured Loved the whole evening from beginning to end.
Hugo's is wonderful. The food, the service, the atmosphere, everything. It is a place where you dine rather than eat and you need to plan to make an evening of it. Absolutely fabulous!
My husband & I dined at Hugo's on Saturday evening 12/16 and it was amazing. We both selected the tasting menu that encompasses nine very different courses. Each small course is a mystery until it arrives at your table. The food was delicious and it was such a fun way to enjoy a meal. As this tasting menu is pricey, it is not something you would select regularly. I would be inclined to dine again at Hugo's tasting their regular menu.
While food was exceptional, the cost was too high to recommend to any of our friends.
Experience was spectacular, but the overall temperature was chilly. Bring a sweater!
As always dining at Hugo’s is an unforgettable experience. The food is second to none. It is creative with unexpected flavors melding into food that makes you close your eyes and embrace the flavor.
Hugo’s never disappoints!
Our favorite way to celebrate our anniversary. The tasting menu brings an endless stream of beautiful dishes that please both eye and palate. Our waiter helped pick the perfectly matched wine. Outstanding experience.