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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (55)
Good for a Date (51)
Casual (48)
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Fun (44)
Great for Lunch (43)
Hot Spot (41)
Happy Hour (38)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Bar Seating (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
People Watching (33)
Comfort Food (29)
Business Meals (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Quick Bite (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Healthy (14)
Cozy (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Authentic (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great Beer (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Live Sports (6)
Romantic (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Booking on opentable was easy. We were headed to a show and the service was quick. I always recommend getting what's on special that evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The Ahi Poke bowl was fresh and flavorful. It is listed as an appetizer to share, but is great as a lunch entree.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Such s great experience that we went back the next night as well! First night we shared sushi and I had the Brussels sprout salad with salmon - salmon was cooked to perfection it was so tasty! The second night we had the sushi again and then I ordered the pork tacos and shared the butter not squash tacos. Amazing yet again and I think I preferred the butter not squash and lentil tacos but they were all fantastic. Great ambience, great service, and we even got a free piece of cake. I would choose the carrot cake with cream cheese frosting - you would not be disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waitress was fantastic. I ordered my cheeseburger medium and it came out medium rare so I asked if it could be cooked a bit more. I had already eaten most of my fries at this point. She was so apologetic, took the plate and brought back a freshly cooked (medium) burger along with a whole bowl of new fries. When we got our check she apologized about the burger again and gave us free carrot cake to take home. We’d definitely eat here again!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Such a fantastic experience. The nachos and sushi were incredible. The drinks were even better. The carrot cake is a must. So glad we found this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a lovely lunch to celebrate my adult son's birthday. Only thing was that I didn't know that the menu was primarily brunch. This didn't turn out to be an issue as the "birthday boy" was happy to get waffles and bacon. The menu still included some sandwiches and salads so all of us were happy. Kind of a full circle experience for me as I grew up with RJ Grunts being one of my favorite restaurants--was fun to think that this was the real RJ's restaurant!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The only reason to go there is convenience if you are in the area. Overpriced, mediocre bar food at best. Servers are good but the hostess station is consistently a disaster. Hard pass this place since there is so much better in the area.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fun, funky, and flavorful. A super creative but concise menu. Save room for carrot cake!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Hub 51 is incredible, so many options always something for everyone. Only suggestion is that you should keep the Chilean Sea Bass as a permanent item for the menu! :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Hub51 has a diverse menu perfect for any foodie, vegetarian or meat lover. We arrived later in the evening and at the advice of our waitress ordered plates to share. Note: The Nachos, Hummus and Salads are all delicious but quite large! Our goal was to eat light. Unfortunately we had wayyyyyyy too much food. All the food was tasty, just too much of it, and disappointing to waste both food and financially. Really love the atmosphere although it gets loud when the dining area is packed.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Can’t beat Hub51- their food is spot on every single time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went with my husband for early dinner. It’s Sunday and we never had the egg rolls.. fantastic! Had three green bites (our fave) and sushi. Tried the Lemon Merengue pie.. again best we ever had. Second time I’ve been there this week. As i have said, it’s our “go to” place.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous meal and service! Always love dining at Hub51. Great food and an awesome atmosphere. The Brussels sprout salad and the hamburger is always a great choice! Super delicious and overall enjoyable meal. Looking forward to the next meal at Hub!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love Hub51 for happy hour and date night, but was disappointed with my first brunch experience there. The day-breaker omelette was runny and bland - egg whites have much more potential than presented here. The avocado salsa topping was literally two small pieces of avocado, not even a sliver. The turkey inside was deli-meat style, not the "roasted turkey" quality I would expect from Hub51, especially for the price point. Will go back, but not for brunch.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service and exceptionally fresh food. The hub punch is to die for and packs a punch

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

great experience. was also very pleased that when we accidentally left an item behind they promptly found it once we called and kindly had it for us at the hostess station.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Limited menu and wine list. Food was decent and service was good and server friendly. Good place to kick back after work with a few drinks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Eric was amazing and I couldn’t have asked for more to make the night perfect

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great spot as usual. We had out of town business associates in and Hub 51 was a great choice and location.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

my goto spot in River North for good variety menu - great food and service in energetic atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The skinny lemon berry pancakes were delicious! Short ribs eggs benedict was also delicious. This places is great for brunch, dinner, dates, etc.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat outside by choice but there was a couple smoking nearby shortly after we placed our order and the smoke was a direct hit on us sitting outside. We may have asked to move inside but the server was not super attentive. After ordering, we waited a lengthy time( well over 30 min), with no one stopping by to check in. The food was ok. With so many great restaurants, I feel that there are better choices.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great brunch! Bloody Mary's are tasty, not too spicy but can ask to make spicier. Bacon is highly addicting. Will be returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love Hub 51, been going since it opened.
We always get one of the booths if available, they have it in the computer and give great service. The new turkey meatloaf sandwich..
Omg!! It’s the best, used to have it and then stopped. So glad it’s back. Hub is our go to place always

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Hub 51 has a great menu, anything you order, you will not be disappointed.
Their bacon is the Best in the city.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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