About Chez Hugo

Featuring the cuisine of native Frenchman Chef Steve Monnier, Chez Hugo is a seasonally inspired French bistro in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. The restaurant is divided into a sixty seat dining room with a small private dining space, ideal for family gatherings, and a twenty four seat bar. The dining space is highlighted by an open kitchen and wood-burning hearth with a sub-level baking kitchen, butcher room, and aging room. Chef Monnier’s goal at Chez Hugo is to offer contemporary, seasonal French cuisine within a relaxed, semi-formal dining space to share his passion for family, friends, and great food.


Chef Steve Monnier

After graduating from culinary school in Reims where Monnier did a French apprenticeship for two years, Monnier moved to Paris and worked at two and three Michelin stars restaurants, Le Carre Des Feuillants, Le Laurent, and finally Taillevent. He then moved to Los Angeles where he cooked at L’Orangerie before moving to Baltimore to open his first restaurant Aromes, four years ago. Aromes highlighted Monnier’s experimental side which can still be experienced at the frequent tasting dinners that his newest restaurant, Chez Hugo hosts. Chef Monnier pays homage to the simple and classic French countryside cuisine that he knows and loves, with a focus on the seasonal, farm-driven and contemporary offerings at Chez Hugo.

Detailed Directions

Coming From The North on 83 South

Take I-83 S to E Pleasant St in Baltimore. Take the Pleasant Street exit from I-83 S. Turn right onto E Pleasant St. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Guilford Ave. Continue onto South St. Turn right onto E Redwood St. Chez Hugo will be on your right.

Coming From The South on Balt. – Wash. Parkway

Take Baltimore-Washington Pkwy and MD-295 N to Russell St in Baltimore. Turn right onto W Pratt St. Turn left onto S Calvert St. Turn right onto E Baltimore St. Turn right onto South St. Turn right onto E Redwood St. Chez Hugo will be on your right.


In addition to street parking, Chez Hugo offers complimentary self parking during dinner hours with validation at the Arrow Parking garage located at 204 E. Lombard Street. For more information, please call us at (443) 438-3002.