Located on bustling Rush Street, Hugo's draws locals and visitors with its lively setting, popular late-night bar scene, and ample fresh seafood. It's got that nautical-themed, upscale seafood house feel with portraits of fish decorating the walls. There are booths, lots of wood, natural light, and white tablecloths. It's a market-style, seafood-heavy menu with myriad options for all eaters. And for carnivores, the steaks are top-notch--Hugo's and Chicago's Gibson's Steakhouse which is next door share ownership.
The menu changes daily based upon what is freshly delivered; however count on mesquite grilled, broiled and blackened options for a wide variety of fish. Other menu staples include the crab cakes, seared tuna steak, grilled or fried shrimp, pasta, and Gibson's prime steaks and chops. There are plenty of à la carte sides to up the veggie intake and for those who are looking for lighter or less expensive fare consider the fish or steak sandwich, along with soup or one of the raw bar appetizers. There are a few salad options as well and yes, frog legs are on the menu.
Reservations are recommended
Six private dining rooms available for groups of 12 to 200.
Live music nightly from 5p to midnight; can be noisy especially in upstairs bar.
Open nightly for dinner starting at 3p; lunch served weekends starting at 11a.