About 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.

51 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Delivery for brunch, lunch and dinner available via Grubhub. Visit www.grubhub.com/chicago/hub-51.

Cross Street:
Dearborn

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 828-0051

Website:
http://hub51chicago.com/

Parking Details:
Metered street parking available. Valet is $15.00

Public Transit:
36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand

Executive Chef:
John McGowan

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

Private Dining

Hub 51 offers event spaces that are ideal for corporate dinners, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, and so much more! We have plenty of space in our main dining room for large group reservations as well!

HUB 51 Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (45)
Good for a Date (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
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Good for Groups (33)
Fun (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Hot Spot (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Great for Brunch (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
People Watching (19)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Quick Bite (15)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great Beer (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

I love to come to Hub 51 whenever I am in town. Food is delicious and consistently so. Cocktails are always just what I needed at the end of the day. Wait staff are great-attentive enough but not too much. Hub 51 always delivers a great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and ambiance! Service was outstanding- Vanessa took care of our large group without missing a beat. Highly recommend for a unique casual dining experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Mariah was outstanding - very attentive yet not interrupting. I will look for her every time i eat st Hub51.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Best cheeseburger and sparkling rosa . Great way to get over a hangover

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Unfortunately, the experience was a disappointment. The food was terrible, and had it not been for the cost of the meal, it wouldn't be worth leaving a review. The meal cost was too much for that low of quality. Our waitress was nice, no complaints there with the staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went here before a show and it was wonderful! The food was great, same with the atmosphere and service. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My decision to take my friends to brunch at Hub51 was a total disaster. First, this restaurant is described as Family Friendly on Lettuce Entertain You web site, but they didn't even have a children's menu (nor any crayons or menu to color, which can be helpful). We sat down just after 1pm and were informed that only the Brunch menu was available. During out stay, at about 2pm, we observed sushi (which was not on the brunch menu) being delivered to a table next to ours. Now when we sat down, I specifically asked about ordering sushi and was told that it was not available until after 3pm.

We ordered sandwiches (directly off the menu, no special items). After an hour, I had to track down our server to see where our food was (as I had observed the table next to ours, sit down after us, eat, and leave). He reappeared 10 minutes later stating that there was a "glitch" and that our food would be out soon. It arrived 10-15 minutes later (almost an 1.5 hour after we sat down). When the food arrived, one of the orders was incorrect (mustard on the sandwich and the request was for no mustard, per my pregnant friend), so it had to be sent back again to be re-done. At this point, my toddler was falling asleep at the table and needed to get home for a nap. What was supposed to be a quick lunch turned into a 2-3 hour adventure. We were told that the manager would "take care of it". But imagine my surprise when I then received a bill for over $50. Only 3 items were taken off. I asked our server about it and he went to check it out. Ten minutes later, our bill was taken care of. But no sincere apologies from the waiter or the manager. The food was mediocre and not worth the hassle. Would not return, especially with a toddler.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Both the breakfast nachos and avocado toast were outstanding. Great service and coffee too!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We were a little disappointed with the fish tacos. They were served with soft corn tortillas and seemed to be soggy. The atmosphere was very good and our server was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We showed up for dinner at 6 on a Saturday and valeted our car. The service was phenomenal. We got the Poke appetizer and it was unique and delicious. My husband and I both got tacos, vegetarian and fish which was a good portion and really good. not particularly unique, but good food. The valet is really slow but other than that a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great experience at Hub51. Other people have commented on the pulled chicken nachos and they are excellent. There was more than enough for the three of us as we got them as a appetizer before our main meal. The drinks were great and was surprised that they had Goose Island Bourbon County Stout on tap. We will definitely come back.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a terrific dinner before catching a show at The Chicago Theater. The service was extremely friendly and prompt, and the food was very good. The prices were very reasonable for that area of the city. Will definitely have to make a return trip to try the famed nachos that everyone seemed to be eating!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I always want to go to Hub 51 and am usually disappointed by the food which is simply okay, but nothing to get too excited about. Service is great; it's kind of loud and the restrooms are ridiculously far away.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

ALWAYS so delish! Will come back again and again. Server so nice and they made adjustments to my meals per my request.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a great experience at one of the best restaurants in Chicago! Sunday is a great day to go because they have the best egg rolls!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service and ambiance, food good and not too pricey

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

An overrated burger that is expensive to boot. Service was good. Drinks were fine too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our clients and us enjoyed Hub51 very much after a long day at the exhibition. There's something for everyone on the menu and the food and drinks were great. Couldn't have been happier with the service from checking in for our reservation to desert.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

It was a frustrating experience. While the waitress was nice service was lacking. She came by after quite some time to take drinks and order. Then after we got our food didn't see her for another 20-30 minutes. She shared her frustration that she was the only person covering the bar area for 18 tables. She then brought a second round of drinks without the table asking for them. Food was still good, but if that is how a reservation for 5 for a business meal is serviced we will not be returning to the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Never a bad time at Hub 51! And don't forget to order the pulled chicken nachos!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I've been here twice now for my birthday and I love this place. Good food and good service both times. They have good vegetarian/vegan options you just have to ask. The atmosphere is casual and laid-back yet sophisticated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nothing like the chicken nachos!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great spot! Enjoyed the food, menu had a variety that appealed to all 6 of us. No room for dessert.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Not only was our food outstanding as usual, our server was absolutely delightful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Awesome experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been coming to Hub since it’s opening. We adore Lettuce Restaurants. However, this experience has continued what we all feel has been a downward spiral. We used to relish e nachos and Sunday night egg rolls. The rolls were exceedingly salty and the nachos just not good. The burgers had to be sent back as too rare and then burned(asked for medium). Salad was to have no dressing. Yet it was smothered.
We dine frequently at rpm steak and Italian, Ema, wildfire, and dipescara. Hub is out of our lettuce rotation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It’s a bar with bar type food. The setting is very nice and the TVs are big.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always one of our go to spots!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved our waitress, had a reservation for 8pm and was not seated until 8:25. Came for boyfriends birthday, loved the nachos

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The martini's were not served in a chilled glass. For the price of $14 the glasses should be chilled.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went to HUB 51 before seeing St.Vincent last weekend. Although the ambiance was rather loud, the food and cocktails were delicious. There's a little something for everyone here, including burgers, sushi, and Mexican food. Also, the prices weren't incredibly exorbitant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

My friend and I split two different sushi plates. They were fantastic. And I liked the small booth options for couples. Very cozy! The ambience was warm and inviting on a cold day.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food lacked flavor...fish tacos had no seasoning and for $18 my expectations were much greater than what I received....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went here for late brunch. Their veggie burger is pretty delicious. We also got a breakfast burrito which was beyond bland -- I don't think they even added salt. I had to douse it in cholula to give it some flavor. We also tried their cereal milk cocktail which was super tiny for the price, pretty good at first but then it was hard to finish (even though I was sharing it with fiancé). The restaurant is nice from the inside! I might go back to try some of their lunch options. They participate in LettuceEats as well!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food worth the price; humorous, great dining staff

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Good service , knowledgeable Kate was great. Bad part ..were seated close to door and was freezing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was great. The only issue was that the food was cold. I’m assuming this was due to the buffet styled brunch. I’ve been there for dinner and the food was awesome.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years brunch buffet was amazing! Staff kept everything well stocked and tidy. Build your own Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar was a nice touch. Looking forward to next year.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hub 51 has a great atmosphere. Definitely swanky inside. The food was excellent and represented a good value. There is a dance club downstairs, but we were too early for that.
My dining occurred on New Year's Eve, but they still paid very close attention to my needs.

I ate the premium fish, grilled fish tacos. The portion was a good size and the food came out appetizing and hot. I will return again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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