We were going back and forth between Hugo's, Chicago Chop and Shaw's for our last evening's meal. We went with Hugo's, as it had come recommended by several friends. We are SO glad we did! We had a phenomenal dining experience from start to finish! We tried the sautéed frog legs, as recommended by our server, and the shrimp cocktail. Both were great, but I have to say that the shrimp cocktail here was the best I've ever eaten. Each of our entrees were fabulous. two of us had the filet medallions, Oscar-style and a side of the crawfish mac n' cheese. While my steak was slightly overdone (I ordered medium-well/light gray and got well-done/char), it was still wonderful. Another person ordered the swordfish dish and it was amazing, as well. When we inquired about the desserts, our server warned us that each one was enough to serve the entire table & he wasn't kidding! We ordered the chocolate cake and key lime pie. The key lime pie was the best I've ever eaten. It comes to the table at nearly a foot tall! What a way to end our culinary journey of Chicago!
While the food was all to die for, I also have to brag on the service. We had a reservation for 7:30 and were promptly seated upon our arrival, right at 7:30. When we were seated (in the front corner of the restaurant) it felt as though the heat was on and coming out of the vents at our feet. The server took care of it with management right away. Also - they were VERY knowledgeable about every dish and each dish's preparation. Our water glasses were never below the rim and each dish was cleared promptly. We really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and the servers uniforms were very clean and polished.
I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an amazing meal in Chicago!
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