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 (51)
Great for Lunch (43)
Good for Groups (39)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
Fun (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Hot Spot (30)
Great for Brunch (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Comfort Food (25)
Bar Seating (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
People Watching (20)
Quick Bite (20)
Business Meals (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Great Beer (12)
Healthy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Tapas (6)
Live Sports (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vegan (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 6 days ago

Always one of our go to spots!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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·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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vip
 (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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing food worth the price; humorous, great dining staff

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I.T was okay.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the burger and it wad very delicious. Nina our waitress was by far the best we have ever had.

Will be back and will request nina when we come back

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always great waitresses (Katelyn) and a perfect menu for casual dining

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed dessert and cocktails after a holiday play with our family. Food and service was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

First time visiting Hub51. It was packed @ 6:15 pm in the dining room and very loud. Those high ceilings bounced the crowd noise across the room. Food was good, but not memorable. The service was fine, but slow to deliver food and drinks. With so many great options in the downtown, I'll pass coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Brutally cold outside, but temperature was perfect inside. Server was very attentive, answered questions we had. Chili was the best I've had in a long time, turkey stack was filling.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food and friendly service. Volume is moderate for two people.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was good but the fried cauliflower rice special was tiny for $14. Overall I️ would say the menu is a bit overpriced.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We really enjoyed our food but it was a bad choice for Christmas Eve dinner since the ambiance was definitively not to celebrate the holidays and our waitress seemed irritated that she had to work that night. However for any other occassion, we do recommend it!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was good, the selections were amazing and the specials were good as well. Our server Caitlyn was awesome

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Try the turkey meatloaf !!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The wine, appetizers and brussel sproat 1/2 salad were great. The fish tacos were "build your own" style and the fish was dry thus one less star overal. Convenient location.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was very slow and there wasn't that many people in the restaurant. Had ordered a glass of wine and it was $12.00 for about 1/2 cup. Fish tacos were dry and that was a "favorite". Quite disappointed with this restaurant....Chicken Nachos however were very good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Unique menu. some very tasty menu items. We both enjoyed the food, ambiance and overall dining experience. We will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Fabulous dinner! Food was delicious, atmosphere was awesome, and the service was top notch!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always good food, good service. Enough variety in menu to please everyone.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nachos were amazing but a tad too spicy for me. Carrot cake was out of this world! 💜

Michelle was an excellent server!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went to Hub 51 for my birthday celebration on a Saturday night. Our server Michelle was amazing, I felt like she was part of our group. Henry, the GM, acknowledged my birthday and made sure everything was on point. The food was great & their Hub punch is definitely worth a try! We had amazing service all night and were invited back to the club for a night cap (which we never made it), but we will definitely be back in the future! They even offered to call our next reservation on our behalf to let them know we were going to be a few minutes late. Definitely recommend for your next birthday celebration. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Consistently good, wide verity of food and wonderful service

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was a nice experience overall. Turkey chili is excellent and the salad was as good as a salad can be. I will go back for sure.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Overall, it was good.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My kind of place . . . Very hungry after seeing “Beautiful” and wanted comfort food. Meat for the suburban hubby who would have gone right back home. Oh, and there was a club downstairs. Happy Wife, Happy Life! I would have stayed until close!🍷

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We truly enjoyed the nachos and our main course meals! Service was awesome and the atmosphere was fun. We would Highly recommend Hub 51 to family and friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We’ve dined at Hub 51 several times and the food and service are always over the top! On this special occasion, we celebrated our child’s Sweet 16th birthday. She and her friends had a spectacular time! The steak tacos were a HIT for all of us! There were scrumptious!!!

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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