Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House

★★★★☆
41.9014 -87.6278
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312-640-0999

1024 N Rush St

Chicago, IL

60611

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Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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I resisted going here for a long time because it's such a tourist trap and it's always packed. BUT I finally did go and had the best crab cakes I've ever tasted. I recommend going during off-peak times but expect a lively crowd.

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★★★★☆

I resisted going here for a long time because it's such a tourist trap and it's always packed. BUT I finally did go and had the best crab cakes I've ever tasted. I recommend going during off-peak times but expect a lively crowd.

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The best Frog legs in Town. I cant say enough Good about this place. It is fun, upbeat, friendly staff and in a Great city. This is where it's at, the party starts and ends here.. piano bar, real Frog legs and some of the best seafood around. Prices are a bit on the high side, but after all you get what you pay for!! Put this on the Must do when you visit the Windy City....

5
★★★★★

The best Frog legs in Town. I cant say enough Good about this place. It is fun, upbeat, friendly staff and in a Great city. This is where it's at, the party starts and ends here.. piano bar, real Frog legs and some of the best seafood around. Prices are a bit on the high side, but after all you get what you pay for!! Put this on the Must do when you visit the Windy City....

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Hugo's Frog Bar specializes in seafood. The prices are very high. Many celebrities eat here and their sister restaurant, Gibson's which is next door. They share the same kitchen, so if you want to order off of Gibson's menu, you can do so. Hugo's can get very crowded and noisy. However, I think the food is delicious. They give you enough food where you are not stuffed.

4
★★★★☆

Hugo's Frog Bar specializes in seafood. The prices are very high. Many celebrities eat here and their sister restaurant, Gibson's which is next door. They share the same kitchen, so if you want to order off of Gibson's menu, you can do so. Hugo's can get very crowded and noisy. However, I think the food is delicious. They give you enough food where you are not stuffed.

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Hubby and I popped in on a Sunday night, sat in area next to bar at a good sized table-was comfortable. Waitress was extremely nice and accomodating throughout the night-A+! Opened with salads, both dressing were much better than average restaurant dressing surprisingly. For entree, I had crab cakes, and they were very good, and finally a restaurant that brings me a huge piece of lemon and enough mayo concoction for them! Hubby had the ribs, was knee deep in them before long and loved them! We got a piece of chocolate cake to take back to our hotel room. It was as big as our heads, I'm not kidding. We were very disappointed to have to leave more than half of it in our room upon leaving Chicago. Again, waitress was wonderful, hosts were very friendly, staff was attentive. Would definitely return again when in Chicago-easy to become a regular in this place!

5
★★★★★

Hubby and I popped in on a Sunday night, sat in area next to bar at a good sized table-was comfortable. Waitress was extremely nice and accomodating throughout the night-A+! Opened with salads, both dressing were much better than average restaurant dressing surprisingly. For entree, I had crab cakes, and they were very good, and finally a restaurant that brings me a huge piece of lemon and enough mayo concoction for them! Hubby had the ribs, was knee deep in them before long and loved them! We got a piece of chocolate cake to take back to our hotel room. It was as big as our heads, I'm not kidding. We were very disappointed to have to leave more than half of it in our room upon leaving Chicago. Again, waitress was wonderful, hosts were very friendly, staff was attentive. Would definitely return again when in Chicago-easy to become a regular in this place!

Pros: Portions-huge, table right away,excellent food and staff!

Cons: Dessert was TOO big, had to leave left overs in hotel room!

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We took our son to Hugo's as a special going away present the night before he left for China as an exchange student. I was looking at other steak/seafood houses based on internet searches and changed to Hugo's based upon a recommendation by the Concierge at out hotel and I am so glad we did.

Our waiter (Anthony) was the best waiter we have ever had at any restaurant. We never felt rushed (and the menu was extensive so it took awhile to order). The Lobster Bisque was the best soup we have ever had, the mustard/dill sauce for the salmon was fantastic, the crab cakes were really lump crab and not filler, and the steaks were fantastic (they come from their sister restaurant Gibson's).

The most expensive restaurant I have ever been to but we also ordered more than usual because it was a special event. Glad we made reservations or we could not have gotten in until after 9:00 (Friday night). Hugo's will be a destination for us whenever we travel to Chicago from now on.

5
★★★★★

We took our son to Hugo's as a special going away present the night before he left for China as an exchange student. I was looking at other steak/seafood houses based on internet searches and changed to Hugo's based upon a recommendation by the Concierge at out hotel and I am so glad we did.

Our waiter (Anthony) was the best waiter we have ever had at any restaurant. We never felt rushed (and the menu was extensive so it took awhile to order). The Lobster Bisque was the best soup we have ever had, the mustard/dill sauce for the salmon was fantastic, the crab cakes were really lump crab and not filler, and the steaks were fantastic (they come from their sister restaurant Gibson's).

The most expensive restaurant I have ever been to but we also ordered more than usual because it was a special event. Glad we made reservations or we could not have gotten in until after 9:00 (Friday night). Hugo's will be a destination for us whenever we travel to Chicago from now on.

Pros: Service and quality of food.

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A New York City couple with high expectations for the culinary (that comes with the territory) on our first trip to Chicago. We shamelessly admit that N.Y.C. is missing and needs a Hugo's. With a menu that offers a variety of seafood that fools you into thinking you might be near the Atlantic coast and a shared kitchen with Gibson's Steakhouse next door this was a fantasy come true for a Carnivore-Vegetarian couple. From the moment we entered the door to the moment we wobbled out onto Rush Street the entire restaurant staff was not only courteous and attentive but genuinely welcoming and quick to acknowledge us with a smile whenever we came within five feet from one of them. Our server was Dustin and not only was he a chip off the warm personality of the entire staff, he was a knowledgeable and honest guide through what the menu had to offer. My Gibson's 22 oz. bone-in Ribeye was cooked to exactly what temp. I had asked and was the closest I'd come to the quality of beef that reminded me of what I grew up eating in Texas. The bookbinder soup is a must try appetizer for someone who has already tried Gumbo in New Orleans and the Chowdah in Cape Cod--it goes great with the generous serving of various fresh tasting bread delivered promptly to the table just before the drinks. My companion had a jalapeno crusted Halibut which was flaky and delicious. We both thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers the Bookbinder soup, frogs legs and crab cake are worth a mention.
The decor was warm and welcoming and the tables are far enough apart that you aren't invading the tables next to you. Great wine list, fabulous food and wonderful service - what else could you ask for?
Make Hugo's a must stop in Chicago. It is a better choice than its' older brother Gibson's if you aren't looking for the flashy "see and be seen" scene next door. But fine dining nevertheless.

4
★★★★☆

A New York City couple with high expectations for the culinary (that comes with the territory) on our first trip to Chicago. We shamelessly admit that N.Y.C. is missing and needs a Hugo's. With a menu that offers a variety of seafood that fools you into thinking you might be near the Atlantic coast and a shared kitchen with Gibson's Steakhouse next door this was a fantasy come true for a Carnivore-Vegetarian couple. From the moment we entered the door to the moment we wobbled out onto Rush Street the entire restaurant staff was not only courteous and attentive but genuinely welcoming and quick to acknowledge us with a smile whenever we came within five feet from one of them. Our server was Dustin and not only was he a chip off the warm personality of the entire staff, he was a knowledgeable and honest guide through what the menu had to offer. My Gibson's 22 oz. bone-in Ribeye was cooked to exactly what temp. I had asked and was the closest I'd come to the quality of beef that reminded me of what I grew up eating in Texas. The bookbinder soup is a must try appetizer for someone who has already tried Gumbo in New Orleans and the Chowdah in Cape Cod--it goes great with the generous serving of various fresh tasting bread delivered promptly to the table just before the drinks. My companion had a jalapeno crusted Halibut which was flaky and delicious. We both thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers the Bookbinder soup, frogs legs and crab cake are worth a mention.
The decor was warm and welcoming and the tables are far enough apart that you aren't invading the tables next to you. Great wine list, fabulous food and wonderful service - what else could you ask for?
Make Hugo's a must stop in Chicago. It is a better choice than its' older brother Gibson's if you aren't looking for the flashy "see and be seen" scene next door. But fine dining nevertheless.

Pros: Excellent seafood for a midwestern hotspot, great wine list, great service

Cons: reservations are a must!

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I took a group of 8 to this restaurant and can't say enough good about it. We had to wait for our table ...but it was well worth it. This restaurant is awesome and the food is fantastic...Go and return often...!! FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE- great staff - wonderful menu! wow!

5
★★★★★

I took a group of 8 to this restaurant and can't say enough good about it. We had to wait for our table ...but it was well worth it. This restaurant is awesome and the food is fantastic...Go and return often...!! FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE- great staff - wonderful menu! wow!

Pros: great food, great service,

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My wife and I went there on a very cold January evening and found the restaurant a warm and lively place to get out of the cold and enjoy a good meal. We found the shrimp bisque, bookbinders soup and broiled scallops good but the Alaskan King Salmon was great, being perfectly cooked and seasoned. The asparagus was bland but overall it was a good meal. The desserts are decadent and can easily feed 4 people (thank goodness they provide doggy bags). We live on the gulf coast and were pleasantly surprised to find such good seafood without paying an arm and a leg although it was not cheap.

4
★★★★☆

My wife and I went there on a very cold January evening and found the restaurant a warm and lively place to get out of the cold and enjoy a good meal. We found the shrimp bisque, bookbinders soup and broiled scallops good but the Alaskan King Salmon was great, being perfectly cooked and seasoned. The asparagus was bland but overall it was a good meal. The desserts are decadent and can easily feed 4 people (thank goodness they provide doggy bags). We live on the gulf coast and were pleasantly surprised to find such good seafood without paying an arm and a leg although it was not cheap.

Pros: Great Service

Cons: Small restaurant so it feels you are right on top of fellow diners

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well first of all, their servers were not that nice at all. Didn't care about my table and i don't know why.
Also, tomato and veg. soup and clam chowder were all too salty and my fish dish was salty as well. However, the worst part was that the creme brulee came out and the caramelized sugar didn't break. One of my friend asked the waiter if it is supposed to be like and he didn't say sorry but asked if we wanted a new one. And, when my friend said he was just curious how it suppoed to be like, he took the thing and said "whatever". The foods weren't good but the service was the worst ever. I would never go back there and would never recommend this place.

1
★☆☆☆☆

well first of all, their servers were not that nice at all. Didn't care about my table and i don't know why.
Also, tomato and veg. soup and clam chowder were all too salty and my fish dish was salty as well. However, the worst part was that the creme brulee came out and the caramelized sugar didn't break. One of my friend asked the waiter if it is supposed to be like and he didn't say sorry but asked if we wanted a new one. And, when my friend said he was just curious how it suppoed to be like, he took the thing and said "whatever". The foods weren't good but the service was the worst ever. I would never go back there and would never recommend this place.

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My mom and I were just riding around and needed to make a pit stop. We just happened to find a parking spot in the area and parked. We decided to step in for a quick drink, but after entering and inquiring about a table, we were seated immediately, although the wait was an hour to sit outside. We were waited on immediately and the food was excellent. The waiter gave us each a complimentary bowl of clam chowder for the extra 20 minute wait for the food and comped a drink for having us sit, as he put it, in an awkward spot. (We loved the spot). We ordered the Lump Crab Cake, Seared Scallops and the Portobello Mushroom with a shrimp stuffing. Being from Houston, Texas I was impressed. We are accustomed to good seafood.

5
★★★★★

My mom and I were just riding around and needed to make a pit stop. We just happened to find a parking spot in the area and parked. We decided to step in for a quick drink, but after entering and inquiring about a table, we were seated immediately, although the wait was an hour to sit outside. We were waited on immediately and the food was excellent. The waiter gave us each a complimentary bowl of clam chowder for the extra 20 minute wait for the food and comped a drink for having us sit, as he put it, in an awkward spot. (We loved the spot). We ordered the Lump Crab Cake, Seared Scallops and the Portobello Mushroom with a shrimp stuffing. Being from Houston, Texas I was impressed. We are accustomed to good seafood.

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Excellent food, had to wait 40 minutes despite having a reservation. The staff where very attenative and knowledgable, although a bit confused I was told they were out of the lobster bisque and asked if clam chowder would be okay, and then they brought lobster bisque to other's at my table when I asked about it they found another bowl of bisque for me, maybe from Gibson's with whom they share a kitchen. The atmosphere was a little noisy and crowded. But on future trips to Chicago this will be one of the places I must return to.

4
★★★★☆

Excellent food, had to wait 40 minutes despite having a reservation. The staff where very attenative and knowledgable, although a bit confused I was told they were out of the lobster bisque and asked if clam chowder would be okay, and then they brought lobster bisque to other's at my table when I asked about it they found another bowl of bisque for me, maybe from Gibson's with whom they share a kitchen. The atmosphere was a little noisy and crowded. But on future trips to Chicago this will be one of the places I must return to.

Pros: Very good selection of Seafood

Cons: Noisy and crowded

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It's obvious from the name, but there is only one thing on the menu that a true vegetarian can eat (I was coerced into going there by seafood lovers). It was incredibly noisy and we had to wait for atleast 30 min, depsite having a reservation at 9pm. Also waited atleast 10-15 minutes at the bar trying to get a drink. So crowded that it must've been a fire hazard and we could not have a conversation at the table due to noise.

It might be worth it for the seafood but if you even want to talk to the other people you're with, don't go. Also, too expensive considering the food and service, which was borderline hostile, rushed us and then was unattentive.

2
★★☆☆☆

It's obvious from the name, but there is only one thing on the menu that a true vegetarian can eat (I was coerced into going there by seafood lovers). It was incredibly noisy and we had to wait for atleast 30 min, depsite having a reservation at 9pm. Also waited atleast 10-15 minutes at the bar trying to get a drink. So crowded that it must've been a fire hazard and we could not have a conversation at the table due to noise.

It might be worth it for the seafood but if you even want to talk to the other people you're with, don't go. Also, too expensive considering the food and service, which was borderline hostile, rushed us and then was unattentive.

Pros: great location and hip crowd

Cons: everything else

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We had a wonderful experience all around. Reservations are highly recommended, especially on Valentine's Day. I chose Hugo's because they're one of the few in the area that didn't have a prix-fixed menu. I love to have choices! We were seated immediately in the upstairs party section. They turned it into a quaint little dining room of about 7 or 8 tables for 2. Our server, Anthony, was awesome - tentative, funny, lively, knowledgable of their menu and made great suggestions. We had the 1/2 order of mussels, frog legs, seared tuna for me, porterhouse for the man and dessert was chocolate ice cream and creme burlee. We sure had a good amount of leftovers. Everything was tasty and good. It wasn't, "WHOA AMAZING!", but it was good. The mussels weren't too salty or garlicy, the frog legs were delicate and meaty, my medium rare seared tuna was a little "too" cooked. The porterhouse (not the Big Porterhouse) was BIG! There were no sides to share for us that evening...there was plenty for us and the table behind us. Nice selection of wine and very easy to follow on the menu. The downstairs bar area seemed like everyone was having a great time. We'll definitely be going back soon.

5
★★★★★

We had a wonderful experience all around. Reservations are highly recommended, especially on Valentine's Day. I chose Hugo's because they're one of the few in the area that didn't have a prix-fixed menu. I love to have choices! We were seated immediately in the upstairs party section. They turned it into a quaint little dining room of about 7 or 8 tables for 2. Our server, Anthony, was awesome - tentative, funny, lively, knowledgable of their menu and made great suggestions. We had the 1/2 order of mussels, frog legs, seared tuna for me, porterhouse for the man and dessert was chocolate ice cream and creme burlee. We sure had a good amount of leftovers. Everything was tasty and good. It wasn't, "WHOA AMAZING!", but it was good. The mussels weren't too salty or garlicy, the frog legs were delicate and meaty, my medium rare seared tuna was a little "too" cooked. The porterhouse (not the Big Porterhouse) was BIG! There were no sides to share for us that evening...there was plenty for us and the table behind us. Nice selection of wine and very easy to follow on the menu. The downstairs bar area seemed like everyone was having a great time. We'll definitely be going back soon.

Pros: lively, friendly, good food, great service, nice wine selection, comfortable

Cons: didn't know to walk over by Gibson's for valet (they share) so waited a bit in the cold

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If you go to chicago, you have to go to Hugo's in Naperville, very nice place, the stakes are great orded the chicago cut , frog legs were awsome , atmosphere is great everybody is having a great time, been there tons of times and will go there agian, most Def. The only thing that bothers me about the place are the busboys running around with huge tray holding them on top thier heads which is kinda scary if he drops it on you other than that food was awsome servers where great , had to wait a lil bit to get seated although i had reservation but defenetly worth it. Great wine selection, a lil expensive though, crab cakes are awsome, don't order the clamarie though.

5
★★★★★

If you go to chicago, you have to go to Hugo's in Naperville, very nice place, the stakes are great orded the chicago cut , frog legs were awsome , atmosphere is great everybody is having a great time, been there tons of times and will go there agian, most Def. The only thing that bothers me about the place are the busboys running around with huge tray holding them on top thier heads which is kinda scary if he drops it on you other than that food was awsome servers where great , had to wait a lil bit to get seated although i had reservation but defenetly worth it. Great wine selection, a lil expensive though, crab cakes are awsome, don't order the clamarie though.

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Hugo's Frog Bar shares a kitchen with Gibson's, so I would expected it to be amazing, but it was just so so. The seafood was okay, but nothing to write home about. It seemed overpriced for the quantity and the quality. The wine list was comprehensive though, and the desserts are amazing. Our waiter was a bit snobby, slow and not very attentive. I would give this restaurant an average rating.

3
★★★☆☆

Hugo's Frog Bar shares a kitchen with Gibson's, so I would expected it to be amazing, but it was just so so. The seafood was okay, but nothing to write home about. It seemed overpriced for the quantity and the quality. The wine list was comprehensive though, and the desserts are amazing. Our waiter was a bit snobby, slow and not very attentive. I would give this restaurant an average rating.

Pros: Great location, fabulous desserts

Cons: So so seafood, not the best service

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wanna have fun be alittle rowdy with haveing to worry about getting yealled at, this the place to be. had a 21st birthday ther and am having my 21st there. great food service and very very well kept. hugo's is the place to go on the weekends. i live near one in naperville but i have to go to this one in chicago.

5
★★★★★

wanna have fun be alittle rowdy with haveing to worry about getting yealled at, this the place to be. had a 21st birthday ther and am having my 21st there. great food service and very very well kept. hugo's is the place to go on the weekends. i live near one in naperville but i have to go to this one in chicago.

Pros: valet, food, and the people

Cons: sometimes a wait but not very long

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We love this place! Everytime we are in Chicago, we eat here. The best jumbo shrimp and Appletinis! We have never had a bad experience in all the times we have eaten here. Great service and excellent service.
The only negative thing I can say about Hugos, is that we have never been seated at our reservation time. With this in mind, I usually make a reservation a half hour earlier than I normally would, and enjoy a drink in the lively bar before dinner.

5
★★★★★

We love this place! Everytime we are in Chicago, we eat here. The best jumbo shrimp and Appletinis! We have never had a bad experience in all the times we have eaten here. Great service and excellent service.
The only negative thing I can say about Hugos, is that we have never been seated at our reservation time. With this in mind, I usually make a reservation a half hour earlier than I normally would, and enjoy a drink in the lively bar before dinner.

Pros: great food, great service, great drinks

Cons: expensive

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Gibson's founders have created another restaurant that has proven to be one of the best in the city. Visitors and locals are treated to delicious food of enormous portions accompanied by fast and personable service. Prices are fair, and dining here multiple times a week is not unreasonable. A terrific restaurant for a fun night out no matter what the occasion.

5
★★★★★

Gibson's founders have created another restaurant that has proven to be one of the best in the city. Visitors and locals are treated to delicious food of enormous portions accompanied by fast and personable service. Prices are fair, and dining here multiple times a week is not unreasonable. A terrific restaurant for a fun night out no matter what the occasion.

Pros: great service, large portions, exciting atmosphere

Cons: not good for kids

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When I entertain my business groups, I always go to Hugo's. It is a great value and a fun place to take my clients when the work is done. Can get really fresh seafood, great steaks and be in the "heart" of Rush Street. Always have had professional servers and been treated like a VIP

5
★★★★★

When I entertain my business groups, I always go to Hugo's. It is a great value and a fun place to take my clients when the work is done. Can get really fresh seafood, great steaks and be in the "heart" of Rush Street. Always have had professional servers and been treated like a VIP

Pros: Service, Location, Food

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I recently went to Hugo's for dinner and found that the experience was very satisfying. One of the first things I noticed was how busy the place is. Waiters are moving very quickly and the service is prompt. I was at times surprised by the speedy response of the service, and I don't generally notice something like that. The food was equally excellent. The freshness of the fish is evident. The menu seems broad enough to tempt even non-seafood eaters. Everything we tried was thoroughly enjoyed by all. And if you make it to dessert -- be careful! These things are huge. Overall my experience there was fantastic. This is a hot spot that I will be returning to very soon.

5
★★★★★

I recently went to Hugo's for dinner and found that the experience was very satisfying. One of the first things I noticed was how busy the place is. Waiters are moving very quickly and the service is prompt. I was at times surprised by the speedy response of the service, and I don't generally notice something like that. The food was equally excellent. The freshness of the fish is evident. The menu seems broad enough to tempt even non-seafood eaters. Everything we tried was thoroughly enjoyed by all. And if you make it to dessert -- be careful! These things are huge. Overall my experience there was fantastic. This is a hot spot that I will be returning to very soon.

Pros: Excellent service

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My husband and I have been regulars at Hugo's Frog Bar ever since we moved to Chicago. In fact, we were treated like old friends even on our first visit! The staff is well informed and charming, the fish is incredibly fresh, and the bar is always hopping! (Get it?!) We love to start with the crabcakes and can't leave without the chocolate mousse for dessert! You should go there too!

5
★★★★★

My husband and I have been regulars at Hugo's Frog Bar ever since we moved to Chicago. In fact, we were treated like old friends even on our first visit! The staff is well informed and charming, the fish is incredibly fresh, and the bar is always hopping! (Get it?!) We love to start with the crabcakes and can't leave without the chocolate mousse for dessert! You should go there too!

Pros: Valet, Live Music

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Ive been going to Hugos since nealry the beginning and continue to go back time after time for the great food and service. The seafood is always fresh and dont forget about the ""Gibsons" steaks for a little variety. You wont find a better value in the Gold Coast for food and drinks.

5
★★★★★

Ive been going to Hugos since nealry the beginning and continue to go back time after time for the great food and service. The seafood is always fresh and dont forget about the ""Gibsons" steaks for a little variety. You wont find a better value in the Gold Coast for food and drinks.

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I am a pharmaceutical rep and spend quite a bit of time entertaining doctors at great restaurants all over the city. My first time at Hugo's was six weeks ago with 5 doctors on a Thursday night. What an experience from beginning to end. My docs have still not stopped talking about the dinner. We started with cocktails in the bar, and service was impeccable from beginning to end. Everyone we encountered was friendly and knowledgeable of the restaurant. I highly recommend the seafood platter as an appetizer. I had the halibut that was featured for dinner, and it was delicious. We topped everything off with a gigantic dessert called Muddy Bottom Pie. The trip was worth it just for the dessert. I have been back several times since then. Hugo's staff has made me a regular customer. Enjoy your experience at Hugo's I know I did.

5
★★★★★

I am a pharmaceutical rep and spend quite a bit of time entertaining doctors at great restaurants all over the city. My first time at Hugo's was six weeks ago with 5 doctors on a Thursday night. What an experience from beginning to end. My docs have still not stopped talking about the dinner. We started with cocktails in the bar, and service was impeccable from beginning to end. Everyone we encountered was friendly and knowledgeable of the restaurant. I highly recommend the seafood platter as an appetizer. I had the halibut that was featured for dinner, and it was delicious. We topped everything off with a gigantic dessert called Muddy Bottom Pie. The trip was worth it just for the dessert. I have been back several times since then. Hugo's staff has made me a regular customer. Enjoy your experience at Hugo's I know I did.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great Location/Scene

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Hugo's was hopping! The greeters were warm & friendly, and also prompt. Our server, Britt, made us feel like we were celebrities, he was both quick & efficient. The food was absolutely the best we have ever had. Whether it's crab cakes or crab legs, you can't go wrong. It's a definite hit, we highly recommend it!

5
★★★★★

Hugo's was hopping! The greeters were warm & friendly, and also prompt. Our server, Britt, made us feel like we were celebrities, he was both quick & efficient. The food was absolutely the best we have ever had. Whether it's crab cakes or crab legs, you can't go wrong. It's a definite hit, we highly recommend it!

Pros: atmosphere, service, good value

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I have been to Hugo's at least once a year since it opened 8 years ago and I have never left unhappy. The atmosphere is pure Chicago, noisy and alive, like a party. The food and drinks are always amazing, they have so much to offer on the menu, it's often hard to choose just one entree. The service and staff are very professional and efficient. I enjoy the fact that the servers are relaxed and very genuine, they seem to be really looking out for the customers. You can spend a lot or a little and still walk away stuffed and satisfied. I would have a hard time not recommending this spot to anyone.

5
★★★★★

I have been to Hugo's at least once a year since it opened 8 years ago and I have never left unhappy. The atmosphere is pure Chicago, noisy and alive, like a party. The food and drinks are always amazing, they have so much to offer on the menu, it's often hard to choose just one entree. The service and staff are very professional and efficient. I enjoy the fact that the servers are relaxed and very genuine, they seem to be really looking out for the customers. You can spend a lot or a little and still walk away stuffed and satisfied. I would have a hard time not recommending this spot to anyone.

Pros: vibe, food, service

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My husband and I were in Chicago for our anniversary. The Frog Bar came as a recommendation to us. It was fabulous. We didn't have reservations but were able to get a table in 15 minutes. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. It was a little loud but we were still able to hear the piano without straining. The prices are a little high but the portions are huge. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good time.

4
★★★★☆

My husband and I were in Chicago for our anniversary. The Frog Bar came as a recommendation to us. It was fabulous. We didn't have reservations but were able to get a table in 15 minutes. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. It was a little loud but we were still able to hear the piano without straining. The prices are a little high but the portions are huge. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good time.

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Glad to see others have the same reviews I have: after hearing so much about this place, went with friends and was sorely disappointed. Food was terrible (overdone tuna; fast food type calamari and crab cakes) and the service absymal. At the bar, a waitress dropped (and broke) a plate near my colleague and rushed off, coming back a full 5 mins. later to ask if we were ok, but obviously not in a good mood. There are far better places, and so many others, to go to. Only thing that saves this place is its location.

2
★★☆☆☆

Glad to see others have the same reviews I have: after hearing so much about this place, went with friends and was sorely disappointed. Food was terrible (overdone tuna; fast food type calamari and crab cakes) and the service absymal. At the bar, a waitress dropped (and broke) a plate near my colleague and rushed off, coming back a full 5 mins. later to ask if we were ok, but obviously not in a good mood. There are far better places, and so many others, to go to. Only thing that saves this place is its location.

Pros: people watching, location

Cons: service, food, lackluster staff

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Since moving to the Chicago area, I have wanted to try the highly recommended Hugo's Frog Bar. This past weekend I had friends in town, so I wanted to take them to what I thought was a Chicago institution. My guests and I arrived for our
8:00 reservations at 7:50 to a hostess who was seemingly too busy to even ask if I had a reservation. I looked her dead in the eye and told her that I had reservations for four at 8 to which she replied that she would call us from the bar. We were called from the bar at 8:35. Since this is only 150 words, I'll make it short. The fried calamari appetizer was decent, but the scallops entree (for which I waited 20 minutes after the appetizer) I ordered was absolutely, positively abysmal. Seriously. I will not, ever, recommend or eat at Hugo's. Boooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1
★☆☆☆☆

Since moving to the Chicago area, I have wanted to try the highly recommended Hugo's Frog Bar. This past weekend I had friends in town, so I wanted to take them to what I thought was a Chicago institution. My guests and I arrived for our
8:00 reservations at 7:50 to a hostess who was seemingly too busy to even ask if I had a reservation. I looked her dead in the eye and told her that I had reservations for four at 8 to which she replied that she would call us from the bar. We were called from the bar at 8:35. Since this is only 150 words, I'll make it short. The fried calamari appetizer was decent, but the scallops entree (for which I waited 20 minutes after the appetizer) I ordered was absolutely, positively abysmal. Seriously. I will not, ever, recommend or eat at Hugo's. Boooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Location (clearly)

Cons: service, food, price

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the Saturday we went. It took a while to be served at the bar and then to get a table. But it was worth the wait!

The atmosphere was pleasant. Cozy, great music, lots of people.

The food was excellent. The service was friendly, professional and prompt. Our waitress didn't hover over us... but she walked by often enough to make sure we had what we wanted.

It's a Chicago classic. I'd go there again.

5
★★★★★

the Saturday we went. It took a while to be served at the bar and then to get a table. But it was worth the wait!

The atmosphere was pleasant. Cozy, great music, lots of people.

The food was excellent. The service was friendly, professional and prompt. Our waitress didn't hover over us... but she walked by often enough to make sure we had what we wanted.

It's a Chicago classic. I'd go there again.

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Have been to Hugo's about once a month for the past year and find the food to be consistently fresh and well-prepared. Especially love their bouillabaisse (like seafood stew) and the seared tuna. Once you get past the greeters, service is efficient. Avoid the tables in the bar area just in front of the kitchen door---too much commotion. Bartenders are friendly. Open later than many restaurants--a big plus in my book!

4
★★★★☆

Have been to Hugo's about once a month for the past year and find the food to be consistently fresh and well-prepared. Especially love their bouillabaisse (like seafood stew) and the seared tuna. Once you get past the greeters, service is efficient. Avoid the tables in the bar area just in front of the kitchen door---too much commotion. Bartenders are friendly. Open later than many restaurants--a big plus in my book!

Pros: Fresh food, Seafood, Open late

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Originally wanted to eat at Gibsons, but they were full and reccomended Hugos. We made reservations a few days in advance and still had to wait for over an hour. The host was rude and the bar area was too crowded for a comfortable wait. The crabcake was nothing great and they were out of many menu items. And the waiter did not realize this until 10 minutes after we had ordered. I wanted a steak and supposedly the steaks here are the same as Gibsons. If they are I do not reccomend Gibsons either. Eating here was the only bad experience we had on a wonderful vacation to Chicago.

2
★★☆☆☆

Originally wanted to eat at Gibsons, but they were full and reccomended Hugos. We made reservations a few days in advance and still had to wait for over an hour. The host was rude and the bar area was too crowded for a comfortable wait. The crabcake was nothing great and they were out of many menu items. And the waiter did not realize this until 10 minutes after we had ordered. I wanted a steak and supposedly the steaks here are the same as Gibsons. If they are I do not reccomend Gibsons either. Eating here was the only bad experience we had on a wonderful vacation to Chicago.

Cons: service, wait area

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I am a Chicago Native - Left the Windy City for the life of CA. Visited Hugo's in August - I am recommending this place eatery to everyone I know that visits Chicago - a must go to!

5
★★★★★

I am a Chicago Native - Left the Windy City for the life of CA. Visited Hugo's in August - I am recommending this place eatery to everyone I know that visits Chicago - a must go to!

Pros: Crowded

Cons: Bad Parking, More Waiters

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Was in town for business and looking for good place to eat with no idea where to go. Hugo's caught my (being a frog leg lover and all) and looked attractive inside, so I decided to try it. Good choice! Started with a sampler of very fresh and tasty oysters. Moved on to a cup of Bookbinder soup. It was excellent, but I thought it was supposed to be turtle not fish, good anyways, I think they used halibut or swordfish maybe. Finished it off with a huge platter of frog legs, scampy style, fantastic. Only wish they had a better beer selection.

5
★★★★★

Was in town for business and looking for good place to eat with no idea where to go. Hugo's caught my (being a frog leg lover and all) and looked attractive inside, so I decided to try it. Good choice! Started with a sampler of very fresh and tasty oysters. Moved on to a cup of Bookbinder soup. It was excellent, but I thought it was supposed to be turtle not fish, good anyways, I think they used halibut or swordfish maybe. Finished it off with a huge platter of frog legs, scampy style, fantastic. Only wish they had a better beer selection.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Night Life

Cons: Poor Beer Selection, Crowded

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Despite a reservation, we waited 1 hour+. Completely ridiculous! We arrived on time and were told "no longer than 10 minutes." 30 minutes later, we were told our table was being cleared. We politely expressed mild displeasure to the host after 50 minutes, and were seated over an hour after our arrival. A free drink didn't begin to make up for the inconvenience. Even worse, they told people arriving after I had waited an hour that it would be "no longer then 10 minutes." Sounded familiar! While some food was good (soup), it's not worth waiting for; porterhouse was overcooked, and wait service was poor (servicing too many tables at once & took 30 minutes to put in a food order). It was obvious they dramatically overschedule their reservations, content they can't live up to it and that people will just deal with 1 hour+ waits despite a reservation.

2
★★☆☆☆

Despite a reservation, we waited 1 hour+. Completely ridiculous! We arrived on time and were told "no longer than 10 minutes." 30 minutes later, we were told our table was being cleared. We politely expressed mild displeasure to the host after 50 minutes, and were seated over an hour after our arrival. A free drink didn't begin to make up for the inconvenience. Even worse, they told people arriving after I had waited an hour that it would be "no longer then 10 minutes." Sounded familiar! While some food was good (soup), it's not worth waiting for; porterhouse was overcooked, and wait service was poor (servicing too many tables at once & took 30 minutes to put in a food order). It was obvious they dramatically overschedule their reservations, content they can't live up to it and that people will just deal with 1 hour+ waits despite a reservation.

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Only been here once, and it was a good experince. Had to wait a few minutes, but we had good service, GIANT servings (the asparagus was mammoth) and an overall nice dinner. 4 folks was around $200.

4
★★★★☆

Only been here once, and it was a good experince. Had to wait a few minutes, but we had good service, GIANT servings (the asparagus was mammoth) and an overall nice dinner. 4 folks was around $200.

Pros: large servings, nice wine selection

Cons: a bit loud

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We have always believed that the best seafood houses are those that are the busiest. Always packed to the hilt, Hugo's fits the bill. The seafood here could not be fresher or better cooked. There is no compromise on quality, and with a…

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