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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (55)
Good for Groups (45)
Good for a Date (43)
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Great for Lunch (39)
Hot Spot (36)
Fun (36)
Happy Hour (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
People Watching (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Great for Brunch (26)
Quick Bite (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Business Meals (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Great Beer (9)
Authentic (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Tapas (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Live Sports (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vegan (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Romantic (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing amazing amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We came for Sunday brunch. Great bloody Mary’s! Chicken nachos were excellent.

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great, service was great. Unique apps, lots of selection of entrees. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great spot in River North! Comfort food was exceptional. Loved the ahi tuna poke bowl and the bang bang cauliflower!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Got together with Chicago friends for dinner. None of us had been to Hub 51 before. We ordered a sushi roll to share (excellent). I had the Brussel sprout salad with salmon (excellent). Wine selection (red/cab) was very good. Service excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals (I.e., turkey dinner reportedly great). Was a little noisy. However, would go there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location - excellent service, very appealing menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Didn't seem like there was enough staff, took a long time to get food orders. the beer and chicken egg rolls were good, the burger and fries were just ok.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The restaurant was great! We were running late due to traffic and the hostess said "no problem". The food was outstanding. My husband had the filet and I had the salmon and both were fantastic. Our waitress was superb. Loved her description of the various dishes. Her service was efficient and timely. Plus her personality was charming. She seemed to enjoy her position there. All in all it was a great start to celebrating a newly engaged couple.
Thanks,
Mary

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food, great service, clean restaurant, modern and clean bathroom, and awesome background music! Will definitely be back! 👍

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great restaurant with vegan options. Service was fantastic.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food and good atmosphere

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We we're there for a girls Christmas shopping weekend in Chicago. We had recommendations for Hub 51. We we're seated as soon as our reservation time. Which was 7pm. on a Friday evening. Nice people, but i asked for the Prime rib, French Dip, I was told they were sold out. The waitress said the Cheese Burger was great. So I ordered that, it was just O.K. and my fries were under cooked. I just was disappointed and didn't think it was anything special.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The poke and hummus was fantastic! We will definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had a great waiter but the food was subpar for the price and taste.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Hub 51 was recommended by my son and nephew. The food was delicious. I recommend the Crispy cauliflower appetizer. The prices were reasonable. I would definitely eat there again. It was easy to get conservation on open table.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Brussels sprout salad was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Contemporary food you really want to eat. Very eclectic selection that is well prepared. Crunchy tuna really yummy, great salads that are not overly dressed. Do not leave without trying Aunt Martha’s carrot cake.....it is like no other and truly fabulous. Large portion so good for sharing. Servers very friendly and know just when you need them and when to stop by your table.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were in a group of 16 and our waitress was amazing. My only complaint is that we had reservations at 7:30 and when we ordered the egg rolls (which is the main reason we go to Hub51 on Sunday night) we were told they only had one order left. I would recommend they make more as they are only available once a week. We will see you next year in November when we are back in town for the RSNA conference.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Clean, great food! It’s our go to for salads and tacos!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was here celebrating a birthday overall it was very nice. The drinks were OK. I don't think they put enough alcohol in them, not that I need a lot but when your paying over 10-12 bucks for drinks you want to get a little buzz of the second one and I just was feeling it at all. The carrot cake on the other hand was the best part out of the whole dinner. I was in love! So delicious.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great eclectic mix of food. One of the best sushi I’ve had anywhere . Cocktails were quite strong and delicious . Great beer selection. Burger was cooked to perfection

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great dinner for a large party! Delicious appetizers of nachos and Burrata. All salads and burgers were a big hit for the dinner entrees. Would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, the service was patient with us as members of our group arrived 30 minutes a part. I would recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The pulled chicken nachos are the best! They're large enough that they're great for two to split as a meal. And then you have room for the mini butterscotch salted caramel pudding. The place has friendly service and energetic vibes every time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a very good meal, starting with sushi, I enjoyed the kale salad and my son enjoyed Southwest chicken salad with the cauliflower Mac and cheese. Everything was prepared wonderfully and the service was very good. The tables are a bit close together and it didn’t impede on our conversation for a busy Friday night.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and service; we will be going back to Hub 51!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was OK at Hub51 and the staff put my group at a nice table in the back. We ordered appetizers and a variety of entrees. Mine was a turkey meat loaf that was Ok and I could only finish half of it. My major complaint is the Lettuce Entertain You points program. I gave the waiter the number that I was suppose to pull up for the credit. That credit never showed up and now LEYE is asking for a receipt. Well I organized the dinner but my boss paid for it. He has the receipt now I do not. I will keep that in mind when scheduling future events.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Tried Hub 51 for brunch because the menu had more variety and choices than most other places nearby. We were not disappointed. The breakfast nachos were excellent, and the service was very good despite the place being very busy. Will try it again when in the area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great. Vibe and environment was laid back. Service was also great!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The pitchers are so good and great for sharing! The nachos were a hit at our table but honestly the entire menu never fails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've never been disappointed at Hub 51. The Bang Bang Cauliflower was one of the best items I've had there (actually anywhere!)

I'm definitely coming back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The tuna on the little rice cakes was crazy delicious, as was the Brussels sprouts salad! And the extra scoop of cream cheese frosting on the side of the carrot cake makes that perfect slice even better!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I took a close friend here for her birthday brunch (she loves the lemon skinny pancakes) and per usual, the food and drinks were outstanding, and the service was probably the best I've ever had. This remains among my top places to eat in the city going on about six years now.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is in a great location off of Hubbard Street, service was outstanding. Food was very good but competes with several outstanding restaurants in that area. It can certainly be a little loud. I had the crispy cauliflower appetizer and the chicken tacos, both of which were excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was not great. I’ve been here before and food was good, this time around was not. The tacos were recommended and they were nothing special.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waitress was very upbeat and happy to help with food choices.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This loud but vibrant neighborhood gastro pub gets an "A' for creative pub food. It has a very industrial feel and has some creative takes on common dishes. It is very family friendly. Not the quintessential business spot but everyone had fun. A nice diverse menu that included sushi but hamburgers, tacos, meatloaf and creative salads. Good service despite being a Friday night and crowded.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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