HUB 51

4.6
4720 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Delivery for brunch, lunch and dinner available via Grubhub. Visit www.grubhub.com/chicago/hub-51.
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Phone number
(312) 828-0051
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Casey
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Cross street
Dearborn
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Parking details
Metered street parking available. Valet is $15.00
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Public transit
36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 4720 People Are Saying
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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great. The server started out well but become overwhelmed as our lunch went on. He was slow to check on us and I had to request for the check.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambience. Loved it!!! Tasha (?) was lovely!

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Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nachos- half were broken in little pieces like the bottom of the bag.

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

SUCH A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! Our server was by far one of the rudest in the industry and would roll her eyes at anything that was asked then take 20 minutes or forget the request all together. The food was also completely tasteless and overpriced for what you are getting. Basically paid $50 for a tiny bit of bland cauliflower Mac and the worst veggie tacos I’ve ever had. The margarita was the only thing that was fair, but didn’t off set the overall horrible experience. I definitely do not recommend. Waste of time & money! I ended up having to get food elsewhere later in the night after we left.

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only disappointment is the bears lost.

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AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service good atmosphere. Great for the price

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As with all of my dining experiences with Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, our service was outstanding! Friendly, informed, efficient, are all words I can use to describe the service staff, from hostess to server, busser, food runner, and a check in from the manager. I get the sense that they take a team approach to service.
Our food was delicious, though prices are higher than I expected. Overall, Hub 51 is a great option for dining downtown!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Two of our entrees came super late and than they brought out

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CM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious!

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Music a bit loud for business meeting.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hub 51 has lost its charm! Better food at fast food restaurant’s !! No attention to detail from service to food ! Not even a thank you or goodnight!! The only good ! Good selection of music!

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Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The brunch buffet was great and there was a lot of variety

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice and great food overall the waitress were nice

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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Boyfriend and I came here for New Year’s Day brunch. Won’t come back for brunch again. Was really surprised on how bad it was. Have eaten dinner before and it’s great. Sushi was terrible and dried out. Most of the food on the brunch line was cold. Felt like it was a huge waste of money.

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m
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding buffet brunch with many delicious choices. The pulled chicken nachos, brioche French toast, breads, sushi, and egg dishes were delicious. Never had such fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Loved the mini desserts. Christina, our server, was excellent. Wished they had buffet brunch every Sunday, not just holidays.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved it and gave us their carrot cake because it was our anniversary :) Food was super tasty. But they did forget our appetizer since they were busy on NYE

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and service.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by our waitress. Old-fashions were delicious

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time and loved the food and drinks! Great music in the background and cool atmosphere. The service was on point and our favorite was the carrot cake at the end! Definitely made for an awesome date night with the wife!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always!

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1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I made a last minute reservation for 2 at 8:30pm on a Saturday night. Got there early and found a spot at the bar. We ordered an old fashioned and it was the best cocktail we had all weekend. Once seated service was nice, a little busy it seemed. Food was decent but the old fashioned is what makes me want to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tempura sweet potato roll and sauce that comes with it is my favorite. Love the vibe of the place.

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WT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Chicago this past weekend and wanted to take my college roommate out for a birthday brunch on Saturday - we made a reservation at Hub 51 and I'm very glad we did. Ashley was our server and she was terrific. Not only did she walk us through the menu (Bloody Mary with savory spices along the glass rim recommended) and drink options, she was very accommodating as our party grew from two to four over the course of a leisurely hour or so. And she helped surprise my friend with a candle-topped piece of delicious carrot cake. In addition to a delicious meal, we had a great time talking about Chicago, careers, you-name-it. We weren't rushed at all and it was relaxing and celebratory at the same time. We wish Ashley all the best and thanks to her and to Hub51 for a great visit!

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was subpar, food was okay, but interior design was aesthetically pleasing.

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NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I didn’t like the food. I get better sushi rolls in Antioch, IL. I won’t be back

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charge two dollars for drinks “on the rocks”

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RB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite spots. Introduced my boyfriend to it last night and he really enjoyed it!

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My wild caught fish dinner was delicious and great service!

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PW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The menu was somewhat limited. They were very accommodating relative to their food choices.

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MF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter's 17 birthday. She could have the pick of any restaurant in Chicagoland area (we live in the burb's) she picked Hub51. The service was great. The meal was great. We could not have asked for a better experience. We will definitely be back

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D
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 5 and the other 4 had not been to Hub 51 before... they all LOVED it! Service was excellent and everything we had was great from the drinks to the sushi rolls, bang bang cauliflower and entrees. Hub 51 is always a good choice!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress would disappear from time to time. Also did not ask if I was finished with my food before grabbing my plate.

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SG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had trouble getting our drinks after ordering - took forever and then they forgot my wife's drink. The tortilla chips were awful. Worst of all was the Turkey Meatloaf. Asked about it before ordering and was told by our waiter that it was great - NOT. I asked for gravy on the side and it came with gravy on top. Was brought to us just after our salads were delivered so we didn't have time to eat those. The two pieces of Turkey Meat loaf were as dark as could be and looked like they had been rolled in dirt or mud and tasted awful - very salty and cold on top of that. Used to enjoy this place but won't be going back.

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RA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood location. Excellent food. Attentive staff.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The sushi is delicious and fresh and half off during happy hr!! Can't go wrong with the nachos, huge portion can feed 2-3 people depending on how hungry you are. The cornbread is good and has cooked corn in it which was surprising. The carrot cake is soooo scrumptious. So moist so everything you'd want in a carrot cake.

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NR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was pretty blah, nothing special. What really turned us off is that there were zero holiday decorations, absolutely nothing to get you into the Holiday spirit. Very odd.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a great space for 10, food was good, value was good but service from our server could have been better. He was not attentive to bringing sugar with coffee, refills on drinks and checking in on my guests. I was hosting for my birthday brunch. This took away from the total experience

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and times!

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KP
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic! 8pm Saturday is peak time, but she was professional, fun, knowledgeable, and never gave the slightest impression that she was up to her eyebrows in tables, made us feel like she had all the time in the world for us. Just stellar.
Food was yummy, soundtrack was pleasingly 80s/90s throwback, drinks were delicious.
A+ all around, our thanks to the staff!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Very disappointed in the food, had to wait an eternity only to send it back because our order was wrong. Got rid of the best thing on the menu, the short rib nachos.

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