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HUB 51
HUB 51

HUB 51 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://hub51chicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 828-0051
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday 11:00 am - Midnight. Thursday - Friday 11:00 am - 2am.
    Saturday 10am - 3am.
    Sunday 10am - 10 pm.

    Delivery for brunch, lunch and dinner available via Grubhub. Visit www.grubhub.com/chicago/hub-51.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Bellovich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: In honor of Fat Tuesday and all things delicious, HUB 51 is encouraging all to get their eat – and their drink on. To experience a bit of The Big Easy in Chicago, head to the River North mainstay and order up a round of HUB Hurricanes for just $8 a pop. Of course if you’re going to have a few cocktails, food is a must, so be sure to order up some signature staples including sushi, salads, tacos and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dearborn
  • Public Transit: 36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking available. Valet is $12.00.
A word from HUB 51
HUB 51 is the River North creation from R.J. and Jerrod Melman, the younger generation of the Lettuce Entertain You organization. HUB 51 is a convergence of entertainment, nightlife, dining and social activity-much like the offbeat creations of LEYE were years ago. Striving to be at the heart of Chicago's social and dining scene, the attitude at HUB 51 is to expect the unexpected, a place offering unconventional perks, and outstanding food, drink and service in a spacious urban setting.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wanted to dine at a happening place while on vacation in Chicago, well this is one of them. Great atmosphere, good food and an exceptional service experience"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Lots of unique menu items and new takes on the usual, like filet mignon tacos. Such a creative menu is not usually found at restuarants in this moderate price range. My Del Mar Seafood Salad had tons of shrimp, crab, and real vegetables. Service was friendly and efficient. Because it was our first time there we got a full piece of the excellent carrot cake to share."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I love the food but the music is loud and horrific. Can't talk to friends."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great service awesome neighborhood gem. Would recommend this place to locals or just visiting"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We ate here last summer while visiting the city and when we came back this summer, we again chose this restaurant to eat. We made that choice because our experience was so good. Delicious food, good service, fair prices. Very much like this restaurant. This time we ate a meal, went to a show, and came back by to pick up dessert to go after the show. The desserts were delicious! Wonderful carrot cake and a freshly baked brownie were both delicious!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went there for dinner. Disappointed in actual dinner entrée options, seemed limited. Menu broken down in sections, sushi, mexican, entree, burgers etc. There were for us, two ordered fish tacos and they really liked them. Two of us split Salmon dish and chicken enchilada stack because we couldn't make up our minds. The salmon was prepared very basic, roasted with a bit of salt and pepper. Served with only a side of grilled asparagus. It was very good. The enchilada stack came with plain white rice, black beans, and chopped tomato. This too was very good, especially liked the black beans. We were all happy with our food, just wasn't what I was expecting. Next time I will study menu a little better before going to a new place."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I both greatly enjoyed our food! Good service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "HUB is one of our "go-to" places to make the whole family happy. The food is always delicious, and the service is consistently friendly, knowledgable and accodating. Had a great lunch with my sister and niece last week. Weather was great so the outside was crowded. Chips and not-too-garlicy guac arrived soon after ordering and gave us time to negotiate the large menu. Our issue is always "what to order?" since there are so many things we like. After deep negotiations, a decadent grilled cheese was shared and offset with more healthy fish tacos, a tuna poke and the brussel sprout salad which is always on our receipt."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A real treat for the food senses. Nice atmosphere for enjoying some great comfort food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fun place to go. Food was good and generous proportions."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Nice place to go for a bday! We had lots of fun! Food is always good, as is the environment."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food and ambience were great. The service was fantastic. The sushi was not to die for at all. With that said, the other dishes we enjoyed were certainly devlicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have patronized Hub 51 for a number of years, generally for lunch and and an after work drink. The food is consistently wonderful and the service is always superior. The only downside is the noise level at lunch time. I always try to go early as it gets very difficult to carry on a conversation as the tables fill up. However, the quality of the service and the food trump the inconvenience of the noise."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great menu variety and food presentation. Our party of six was satisfied with our choices. Server was efficient but not terribly knowledgeable on the menu. If you're looking for a quiet dinner and/or table conversation, you may want to find another dining option as the noise level is off the charts--particularly on the weekend for dinner. Table was waiting for us when we arrived--right on time!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went here with a few friends on a Thursday night. The food was very good, had the nachos as an appetizer and new pork tacos. Both very good, would recommend."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The staff is always friendly and knowledgable. They give great recommendations and are top of refills and cleaning up! Best sushi around too! Can't beat that combo!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we love hub51. this is our go-to spot for anytime we have family or friends in town. we mainly go here for brunch, but their dinner menu is phenomenal as well. a must: the breakfast nachos. you won't regret it. coffee is phenomenal and they never let the caffeine dip too low. service is excellent. the morning playlist is the best in the city. all oldies, keeping the mood vibrant and energetic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We came here for my friends 25th birthday dinner. This place was great. We easily fit 10 people at a high top table with bar stools. The drink list was great and we got a pitcher to all share. The nachos were a huge appetizer that we all split and the menu had a large selection to choose from with anything you could think of. Everyone was satisfied with their food and the atmosphere was very welcoming. The outdoor patio looked great and the place was packed. I will be sure to come visit again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food here was amazing! The atmosphere was great as well. Will be returning back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "With being new to the area, and having a severe gluten allergy, HUB 51 checked off all the boxes for amazing! The staff was very knowledgeable about having a Celiac patron and the food could not have tatted better! We will definitely be back, and have recommended it to others!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Been there a few times. Always enjoyed. This time felt it was getting old school. Steak tacos were still good...and jerky jerky always a hit."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have been to Hub 51 once before and the experience stuck with me, so for a special event I recommended that we go there and once again had a great time, food was good and overall great time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I brought my date to Hub 51 for his birthday and it was wonderful! I noted this in the reservation and the waitress brought our dessert to the table with a candle and the restaurant paid for our dessert! It was a very beautiful experience and the food was delicious! I will be back again very soon."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The staff at HUB 51 was extremely kind and welcoming to my family visiting from out of town. We had reservations for 12 pm for lunch, but they arrived into town early and the World Cup match was on (US vs Germany). They were so kind to let them sit down at 11 to watch the match while they waited for my husband and I to meet them at 12. A lot of places in the city would have made them wait for their full party or wouldn't want a group parked at a table for that long. Thanks to the staff at HUB 51, my family had a great stop in Chicago."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Pretty good place to take the summer interns. Everyone found something they wanted on the menu and the prices were good. Nice sports-watching location in River North."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Always have exceptional service and unbelievable food. Delicious fresh sushi options and fresh tasty salads are perfect for lunch or happy hour!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Wanted a place reasonable in price, vibrant and the food was good for a dinner with my college age son, HUb 51 fit the bill. The chicken nacho's were the best i have ever had and the fish dishes we ordered were amazing. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was bustling. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a limited time in Chicago and this place was recommended by a friend. It was also close to where we were staying. Using Open Table we were able to get a quick reservation. However, our table was extremely close to other diners and the noise level was such that we had to shout at each other during out dinner. The food was run of the mill and the menu selections were limited. We were expecting much more from this dining experience and were disappointed."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Mediocre food....just an upgraded sports bar menu. With so many sophisticated options in Chicago, there is no reason to return."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Awesome service, ambience, drinks, & sushi! Best happy hour place to get half off their amazing sushi 3-6pm daily!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Awesome happy hour ambiance with amazing sushi (1/2 price sushi!)."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I love their skinny pancakes (or crepes) and the ambiance was great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Three words....Brussel Sprout Salad...nevermind what bad memories you have about sprouts from your childhood, just try it! Sooooooo good! I literally order it every single time I go (which is at least once a month). Went here recently with two friends from out of town and am never disappointed. We got the tuna & basil roll...SOOO GOOD! Crunchy, sweet, spicy....perfect! The Tuna Sandwich is a must if you like Ahi style tuna served medium or medium rare. Their fries are hot, crispy and delicious. Also, the nacho's are to die for! They are enough for 3-4 people to share and are finger licking good. I love that Hub has a wide variety of food to satisfy everyone's taste. American, mexican, asian, sushi...you name it, Hub has it."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "One of the 20 great nights a year where you can eat outside in Chicago - and we did. They accommodated our outdoor dining request with no problem, service was attentive and friendly, and the food (as always) was very good. We truly enjoy coming here."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had an early dinner before a show on a Monday night. At 5:30 the bar was packed but the dining room fairly empty. You would expect to get your server's full attention, but he was too busy chit chatting with other employees to really be bothered with a table. Had to have another waitress get him for us and we were his only table. The food was good but not really memorable. I had the fish tacos and the Mahi was overcooked and dry. The sushi was better. The whole experience was just not what you expect from a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. Not someplace I would go out of my way to go back to."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We had a couple recommendations for dinner here as a fun and exciting hot spot for a Bachlorette party. Our waitress ignored us after we were not ready to order the minute she came over. We finally had to flag her down. She could have offered suggestions. Instead she's rolling her eyes and ignoring. Then food was flavorless. Sushi consisted of a large chunks of unrippened avocado and some fish. We had the poke with only 2 chips? Enchilada stack was bland. Only thing that was good was a pitcher of the cucumber cocktails. At one point, someone ordered a salons, and she brought a side of rocket that was barely dressed and NOTHING ELSE. Then she told us it was entered in as just a side of rocket. Wth?! Horrible!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Knew I was going to be in Chicago for Fathers Day so this worked out perfect. The Brunch Buffet was awesome and had just the right mix of classics with modern takes on classics (the sushi was a little out of place though). All the food was good and I also loved the french toast service that was walking around. Also the Bloody Marys were awesome!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had such a great experience at Hub51. Our waiter was superb. Recommended the perfect cocktail, great suggestions for dinner. He even surprised us with desert. Can't wait to tell people and go back again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I went for dinner for my 28th bday I enjoyed my birthday to the max"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Hub51 is my all time favorite restaurant. I really enjoy their weekend brunch. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is exactly what I want. Fun music, TVs, chill and inviting. I can't say enough great things about the food and the service."
    Dined on 6/11/2014