Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House Hops into Rivers Casino Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — September 2, 2015 — #FrogInPhilly has arrived at his final
destination, marking the first Philadelphia location of an internationally renowned
Philly’s Rivers Casino Philadelphia today announced that legendary steakhouse icon Gibsons
Restaurant Group (GRG) will open “Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House” at the Delaware
Avenue hop spot…sorry, hot spot.
The first of several to-be-announced new dining concepts on property, Hugo’s Frog Bar
& Chop House is part of the $164 million expansion of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, which is set
to debut at year-end 2015.
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House is a member of Chicago-based Gibsons Restaurant
Group, which has operated Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in its hometown for more than
two decades. Now with 13 locations, Gibsons is the only restaurant group in the country
to have its own USDA Prime Angus beef certification, which Hugo’s will serve at
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House is Gibsons’ first and only Philadelphia restaurant.
“Attracting an exclusive, world-class restaurateur like Gibsons to Rivers is a great
win for our casino and for Philadelphia,” said Wendy Hamilton, Rivers general
manager. “The Gibsons brand is famous for its exceptional food and extraordinary
service, and we are delighted that Hugo’s has leapt into Philly’s casino.”
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House will be located in the northwest corner on the first floor
of Rivers’s expanded property. The combined seating in the bar and dining rooms
will accommodate more than 300 guests. Stylistically, Hugo’s marries a classic
steakhouse with contemporary design and seamlessly blends upscale and casual.
“Our customers are like family, and what better place to have an extended family than in
the City of Brotherly Love,” said Steve Lombardo, Gibsons principal. “We’re thrilled to
bring Gibsons’ core values of hospitality, quality and value to Philadelphia.”