HUB 51
HUB 51

HUB 51

  • 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: 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.
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HUB 51 reviews from OpenTable diners
421 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (239)hot spot (199)vibrant bar scene (182)fit for foodies (131)great for lunch (127)neighborhood gem (93)late-night find (88)special occasion (75)great for brunch (71)great for outdoor dining (60)romantic (37)kid-friendly (25)notable wine list (20)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Worth a Try
    Kbc1225
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had great service and the place had a very energetic feel. Not meant for a romantic night out, but I was there with group of girlfriends and we had a great time. Food was good, but drinks were great! I'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChicagogirlVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I thougth that the service was good. Our food was delicious. This si one of my favorite restuarants in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Standard Go-to for Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I can always count on Hub 51 for a great place to catch up with friends after work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    KathleenB
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Hub51 is a go-to spot for business lunches - there is enough variety on the menu that everyone finds something they want to try, food is good and service is usually excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food, great service
    afiala
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I was recommended by a friend, and this place did not disappoint. The food was delicious, and the service was awesome. The rolls were great, steak & brussel salad was a delight. The desserts were the perfect ending to our meal. Definitely coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good location, ok food
    KBSM
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is a good location, with OK food. I would go to the bar for drinks rather than go to dinner. There are a lot of other places in River North with better / more original options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun place but nothing special
    lntyrrellVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Hub 51 was ok for brunch. bloody marys were good. omelet was ok. blt like sandwich was not very good.- a lot of bread, 2 slices of bacon and a mound of diced raw onion and tomato. Lemon crepes were amazing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rocky
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good food and fun to eat with small and large groups if family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I really like this place. The menu is good with (mostly) reasonable prices. Sushi is half price from 3-6 and 11-close every day. I love the ambiance. It's a great place to bring a group of friends or have a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Delicious stop for a great brunch! The Bloody Mary's and mimosas were on point, and the breakfast nachos were amazing! The guac was the best part!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Cute place with uneven food and we had a poor table with a grumpy waiter
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved it!
    Skip
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My fiance and I found Hub 51 and decided to go here for an early dinner during a day trip to Chicago. She has celiac disease and requires a gluten-free diet, so we were drawn to the place because they offered gluten-free sushi rolls, which can be hard to find. Not only that, sushi is half-off from 3-6 PM. We loved Hub 51! Our sushi was delicious, and both of our servers (there was a shift change halfway through our meal) were friendly and attentive without being over-bearing. The restaurant has a cool, modern ambience. We were so thrilled when they provided complimentary dessert because it was our first-ever visit to the restaurant... house-made carrot cake for me and a gluten-free butterscotch/salted caramel pudding for her!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hot Spot!
    Billy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great food accompanied by excellent service! Very comfortable atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC!
    AlexisVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I'm from Louisiana and was in the city on business. I took a client to lunch here, and we were very impressed! The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was enjoyable, and most of all the service was top notch. The manager topped off our lunch by bringing us a slice of carrot cake as we mentioned that it was our first time dining there. I will certainly be back next time I am in the city. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Imaginative menu. Closely pack tables, high noise and activity level. Experienced servers. Good brunch offerings. Good launching place for doing anything downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gave our table away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Reservations failed to mention THE ENTIRE party had to present in order to sit. Made reservations for a large group of out-of-towners, 2 girls were running late so they gave our table away.... didn't think that was handled very well. However, once we were seated our server was great. Very prompt, brought checks soon after we ordered as we had a post-dinner reservation. Overall, I would recommend Hub51 and have enjoyed dinner and Sub51 on several occasions!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hub 51
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good food, large menu with lots of options. Trendy bar food. Can get pitchers of drinks... a good deal for a group
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hub 51
    MrsSappy1
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My husband and I had a great dinner. I had pulled pork tacos with corn tortillas made fresh there. Husband had a marinated pork roast. Our server was great at helping me pick out a local beer. Really enjoyed the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Lunch
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went for lunch. The service, food & drinks were great! We both had the knife & fork BLT which is delicious. The drinks were good too especially the Hub Punch. The restaurant was packed but the service for lunch was quick & attentive. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Came to Dinner here for the first time for special event- birthday. It was fantastic! Service was great, food was delectable, wine was superb, and it was a very lively/energetic place. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone. The fries were to die for!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was well priced in comparison to other restaurants in the area; however it was nothing special. You could definitely get better tasting food at restaurants right around the corner. Service was extremely slow and lacked attention. It took almost 20 minutes to order our drinks and then they sat empty for another 15 minutes. My table would've ordered another round and possibly dessert if empty drinks and empty plates didn't sit for so long. I've heard the brunch is very delicious and might give that another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brussels sprouts salad is great
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I love the Brussels sprouts salad, and ask to add a salmon filet. It's a really great lunch! The ahi tuna poke is also really delicious and fresh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tony was AMAZING!!!
    rbeech19
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food is always great, ambience perfect and service impeccable!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME
    grossbard
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This place was just fantastic. The food was reasonably price. We had the Hub Punch which was great. And the food was absolutely delicious. Enjoyed every moment of our experience at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good for groups. Fancy enough for our bachelorette party but not overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hub 51 before a show
    BHOLT
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went to Hub 51 on a Friday night. It was very busy but fun. Also tried the tuna & basil sushi appetizer - everyone loved it! Server was attentive but forgot a request by one in our party. Not a big deal however. I had the mahi-mahi fish tacos which were very good. I would recommend this restaurant and will very likely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    Steph
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The spicy sushi was amazing! We also had the filet which was delicious. The only downfall is it's very cramped in there so walking around gets hard and you feel you're at the same table as the guest next to you.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Happy Hour!
    erinke
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I reserved a table without ever visiting on a friends recommendation and am very thankful I did! This was a great place for us to meet, chat and enjoy some lovely apps and drinks! It was a very fun bar with great service and a fun ambiance. I would definitely recommend it to others!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bridget
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Somewhat expensive for American food but still very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    princess
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The Service was absolutely awful. The plates sat on the table for 45 minutes between appetizers and dinner. Tgen after dinner the server walked around abput 10 times by our table and never collected the dinner plates. He never asked us if we wanted another cocktail. We were there for a birthday. My friend called earlier in the day to ask if they do anything the hostess said I will mark it down . She never made the server aware it was a special occasion. The over all experience was not great. He did not want to be bothered with us at all. For a lettuce Entertainment restaurant it is truly unexpected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place was great , reservation for 9 pm got there at 9:01 and was seated 9:02. Good atmosphere and wine and food was delicious! Kind of loud but that was good cuz we were loud too. Went downstairs after dinner to sub51 , good string drinks and fun dancing .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Eatagain1566
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I went here for my 21st birthday and I also took my boyfriend here for our anniversary and we lovedot
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the carrot cake!!
    altinn
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My friends and I were in the city for the weekend and it was everyone's first time in Chicago. Made reservations at HUB51 and it was the best decision we could have ever made! Not only was our food perfect, the service and the energy of the restaurant were above and beyond! I couldn't speak higher of this place!! I'm back home in Cleveland, OH now and I'm missing the carrot cake already! It is perfection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good food
    Joan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Sushi 1/2 price before 6 p.m. is a great way to begin the evening! Service was wonderful, our simple selections - grilled tuna and veggie burgers were very good! We've eaten at HUB51 before and are always happy with our choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good overall atmosphere and the food and service were both great! The only recommendation that I have for the restaurant would be to increase the training provided for the host. Having made an early reservation at 5, my boyfriend and I had hoped to beat the crowd and enjoy a quiet dinner alone before the show we were attending. When we arrived, we were seated next to the only other table in the room. Instead of a nice, romantic evening, it was awkward and uncomfortable. The point is, spread it out a little but. Seating tables right next to each other in an empty restaurant feels a lot closer than is appreciated. This is common sense in the restaurant industry and management should be relaying that message to the staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    fuudcritique
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always love coming here! Consistently great food and they always pour a great drink. The ambience is perfect for city goers and the lighting is perfect. Just a cool spot to hang out with friends or take a sweetheart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vibrant
    nbreiman
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great service! Our waitress was amazing. As first time dinners we got to sample the house specialty desert, carrot cake. It was fantastic!! No disappointments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was really good and my group had a great time. The service was overwhelmed as the crowd from the marathon was not anticipated. Eventually all was taken care of but one person from our group didn't get her meal until we had all finished ours
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    Foodandwinelover
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This place was recommended to is by a local. It did not disappoint. From the time we walked in to the restaurant til the time we left, our experience at Hub 51 was excellent. The atmosphere was awesome but the food was the best part. The menu has such a wide variety if choices, from fresh sushi to the best turkey burger I've ever had in my life! The prices were beyond reasonable. I would go back again & again if I lived in Chicago. This place is worth a visit and deserves and all around A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Food
    Lucy8438VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This place is always good! Surprisingly their sushi is some of the best in the city! Service is always great and hostesses always friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.