HUB 51
HUB 51

HUB 51

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://hub51chicago.com/
  • Phone: 3128280051x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
HUB 51 reviews from OpenTable diners
485 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (264)hot spot (218)vibrant bar scene (205)great for lunch (170)fit for foodies (144)neighborhood gem (117)great for brunch (112)great for outdoor dining (109)late-night find (109)special occasion (97)romantic (40)kid-friendly (40)notable wine list (26)scenic view (19)Show More
  • Delicious - and great GF options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a wonderful meal at HUB 51. The sushi was exceptional and a fantastic drinks menu. My mother has Celiac and was so happy with the gluten free options - especially sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The sushi can be treated better or worked on better. The sushi can be traditional but for the money I expected at least decoration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch rules
    Fazio55VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cool place with a nice vibe. Great service friendly and attentive. Great lemon skinny pancakes, Amazing! Do go for brunch it is worth it!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catching Up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A friend was in town visiting and we decided to go to Hub 51 for dinner as it is in the heart of the bar/club scene of River North. I can always count on the food being delicious and this time didn't disappoint. One of the reasons I enjoy Hub 51 aside from the food and excellent service, if the table isn't ready when we arrive, unlike most places in the area, you only wait for 10 - 15 tops.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEDIOCRE AT BEST
    Deegs
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A little disappointing for a Lettuce restaurant. The food, steak tacos, lacked flavor although it was a good portion. The wine was over priced, but that can be expected in River North. Probably won't go back unless I grab a beer at the bar. Stick to their other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time is the charm...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I was in the city for a conference and met my kids at Hub 51. The hostesses were great in accommodating us even though half of our party arrived later than expected for our reservation. Our server Jose was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Our food, much like our last experience here, was great! A special thank you to Brittany K, you are a consummate professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WoodenSpoon
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall I was satisfied with HUB51 my friends, & I traveled from IN, to celebrated a BDay' I did have a gift certificate, that could only be used at certain restaurants. We decided to go with HUB51, because the lower level has a lounge area, after dinning we could continue celebrating with music and dancing but unfortunately we were disappointed at the door of SUB51, being told that we had to purchase a table that would cost $600 the minimum of the bottle service. We spoke to a manager, who was more than happy to get us entry at another local lounge. Thanks, but no-thanks!! Thanks HUB51, for making us feel comfortable like real human beings, & big Thanks to SUB51, for making us feel like lower class!! But wait!! Aren't you one in the same??
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicago Fave
    Sheila0824VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We love Hub 51 and visit whenever we can. The servers are personable, helpful and efficient! The food is delicious and inventive. Love the Sushi, Tacos, and dessert is amazing! Will be back! Happy Hour half priced sushi is a great option everyday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nicely Done
    RQGQ
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wives Bday on a Saturday night. I've always wanted to try dinner there since I have only been for drinks during after work hours. Excellent execution on the food.. Sushi was a bit basic but still good. Nachos were excellent and so were the filet steak tacos. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    one of my favorite places to eat at downtown. great location in river north, service is great, food is great. i would recommend the sushi, turkey chili and cornbread, nachos, and shrimp ceviche
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    BigBob
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food quality and friendly service is reliably good. Never had a bad dish or server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    stressbunny
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    On arriving 10 of us were led to a long, narrow table that was more suitable for 8 people. I asked to be moved but was told that the only other option was the same table in the bar. Our drinks orders were eventually taken and seemed to take a surprising amount of time to fill. After a while I asked our waiter to take food orders at which time he made me choose between him going to the bar to get our drinks or taking our food order. It seems the 2 could not happen in parallel. When the food arrived we were disappointed all round. It was adequate, no more. On mentioning to the waiter that she was "disappointed" my colleague was asked "was it disgusting?" - when she said no the waiter simply shrugged and took her plate. Never again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and fun
    MameVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Will return. Loved the early specials. Enjoyed such I specials. Very accommodating when asked for a table in certain area. Whole meal was very good. This will be a regular fav
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BBQ over Sushi
    AYo88
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The BBQ tacos were out of this world! The spicy sushi wasn't as spicy as I would have liked, but the place was overall a good experience!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Awesome, fair priced food that will leave anyone satisfied. Huge menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern grazing
    Kris
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was an interesting concept with the shared dishes to mix and match. The food was excellent. If anything was to be criticized it was the quantity. The waitress thought that a salad, a sushi roll and two warm dishes would be just right for the two of us We ended up having both lunch and dinner the following day from the leftovers (with a little addition for variety)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love
    Angelicagrace23
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love this place! Every time I come food and service are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food and great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I went here for a small bachlorette party and we had a lot of fun! Their pitchers of drinks was perfect to split between the 5 of us and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed every moment!
    MJOLN
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambiance was impeccable, service phenomenal! Food was terrific, clean and welcoming space. Definitely a must see!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not organized
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    All in all... The place is hip and vibrant.... I had a reservation at 730pm but was not seated till 830....I was on time but they just ignored the fact that we had a reservation... So unorganized.... Plan to wait to get your table regardless if you have a reservation or not.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent quality and quantity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The nachos appetizer was excellent as advertised and large enough for a group of several people. The sirloin tacos are also outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Cute Night Out
    DelCarmenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    HUB51 is always a good time. The environment is definitely trendy and festive. The service is friendly and helpful. I strongly recommend for a fun night out on the town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot Spot in the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I read mixed reviews about this place, mostly people said they were disappointed with the quality of the food. We had a sushi roll to start with, then I had a salad and my husband had the fish tacos, which consisted of a full piece of fish that he could use to make his own tacos. Everything was delicious. Also highly recommend their HUB punch, a mix of tequila and vodka and juice. Yummy. This is spot for bachelorette parties, apparently. We counted 5 separate parties in the restaurant, and many more walking by while we were eating. We also went to SUB 51, the club in the basement of the restaurant. It was really crowded there and they do either bottle service or a bar minimum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great weekend dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was a great restaurant to spend a Friday night. It had a busy bar, nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food & Service!
    jenniferVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always enjoy my experience at Hub - whether I'm with a large group or just 2 people - the service is outstanding and food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hub 51
    kkingman
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The overall experience was excellent. The only downfall was the hostess's attitude. Unfriendly and grouchy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicagodiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything is good - tacos, chopped Asian chicken salad (double yum) and of course, you just can't beat the carrot cake!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a family favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We love coming here for our "family date nights" with our 12 year old daughter because there is something on the menu for us all to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Chicagobound
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My cousin ate here a couple of months prior and raved on fish tacos. Food was good but nats/fruit flies made it difficult to enjoy food and drinks. Fruit flies ended up in my wine so I didn't eve finish a glass.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the food and staff!
    mjfiveo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The staff is very good at interacting with patrons, makes the experience better than anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoy the variety in th menu.
    Mari
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not just serving specific food type. They have something for everyone. The drink selection is great. Happy hour specials was a great surprise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was pretty good
    JaxGatorVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had initially spotted Hub 51 as a potential dinner spot for our group, but noticed it was available for brunch our first morning there. The bacon was the best we'd had in our entire lives and the rest of the menu items were pretty standard. Server was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Guests said it was a great pick!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My friends and I enjoyed the ambiance, service, and food. We noted that it wasn't very diverse as of crowd but that's not too uncommon for River North neighborhood. But still a great find and all my guests enjoyed themselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service and burger was amazing! Other food items such as the fries and drinks were just okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good atmosphere Ok food, Good Beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Probably a place better if you are looking for appetizers to share and grab a drink.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good news, bad news
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Went into the city for business and met my kids at Hub 51. It was a week night, so it wasn't a packed house. We sat at a table in the bar which was a bit noisy, but not an issue for us. We waited no less than five minutes before my daughter walked up to the reception desk and asked them to please send our server to the table. Aside from taking our order, she did next to nothing. Needless to say, her tip was a reflection of her lack of attention and service. We dine out often, and honestly if the food wasn't great, I wouldn't consider giving this restaurant another chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MM1231
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Server was very good and the food was exceelent a little noisy and the table was a little small as it was a businees presentation over lunch. But other than that it was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the ambiance and food!
    Bari
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The restaurant is sleek, modern, and cool, and the food was presented well and tasted great. Eclectic menu that I wouldn't have expected - combination of Mexican, American, and Mediterranean - but they did it well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was good, courteous and engaging server! The ambiance was lively and energetic; great place to have brunch, lunch or dinner with a group setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food
    Dine52VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Hub 51 never disappoints!! Very consistent! The sushi was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.