HUB 51 and Ben Pao

4.6
5201 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Thank you for choosing to dine with us. To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and loyalty.

Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, only to be removed while seated at your table. Staff will be in masks at all times.

Your continued support and patience during this time are truly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5201 people are saying
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MeenaK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a good decision going to the hub!
Food was good, sushi was the best

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Chicken tacos were great!

BK
BarbaraK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing was amazing and the service was great! Will be returning soon

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vipHopelessfoodie
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

RR
ReinerR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place and the ambiance!! Recommended to anyone that wants to brunch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food arrived at an expected wait, but service felt too relaxed and not attentive enough for the number of patrons in the restaurant at the time. We were nearly late for a show after brunch because I had to ask the hostess twice to find out waiter so we could pay the bill. The food was great and the portions were much bigger than expected. Neither of us could finish our plates. The drinks were awesome and strong. 4 of 5 Stars because not being able to leave because the waiter wasn't around to pay was very frustrating.

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AngelaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious. Our waiter was really nice but may have been overwhelmed. We had to keep getting his attention for things we needed. We will be returning to try out other menu items.

JS
vipJanS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Stopped by for a late lunch - we had to ask for a waiter to come serve us after waiting for awhile. It was the being of happy hour so it was very noisy - we decided to just have a few cocktails and pu-pu’s …we stop at Hub 51 each time we’re in Chicago and it never fails us - I think service was slow due to what we are all going through these days with getting good help! Next time will be a charm as there always is that next trip to CHI-town.

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vipLeggs
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

DG
vipDavidG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, always solid and dependable. Service is top notch even in these tough times with staff shortages.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food!

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vipNeenaO
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Serve was horrible. I waited 15 mins for a drink. And then when I asked him for a carafe for the bottomless mimosas to refill my glass, he came back 45 mins later with a drink for one of the other people I was with and didn't bother realizing he forgot mine and my other friends drink order.

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MelanieL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for the bottomless brunch on a Friday with a large group - service was great and the staff were very accommodating to our large party. Mimosas were served until 3 pm. We also had bellinis and everything tasted great. It is one of the more pricey options for bottomless brunch in chicago with $28 for drinks + purchase of entree. Chose here because it was one of the only locations that does bottomless on fridays. Would return to try lunch or dinner because it was a nice restaurant and very nice atmosphere however would likely choose somewhere else for brunch because of the price!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food! I had not been here since the added the Asian food and it was amazing!!

Unfortunately the service was a bit on the slower side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben Pao menu is great!!!

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Cass23
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant a lot! We started with the famous nachos and they were great. It is a very large portion so its great for a group of people. The steak in the steak tacos was delicious. We would definitely come back again!

MB
MaiaB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there for a birthday lunch. Overall was good, though my silverware was initially dirty, the server was happy to replace it when I brought it to his attention. Additionally, we got a complementary carrot cake slice when we mentioned it was my birthday which was really nice.

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Scar
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Torretta
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat with great staff!! Food was amazing!!

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Iesha
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but when I ordered a beverage the machine was down. Therefore I ordered an alcohol drink but it was available either.

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jbr413
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very disappointing Saturday night experience. Weren't greeted by a server after ten minutes so had to ask the host. Two of the items we ordered they were out of (server should have let us know upfront before we spent time choosing what we wanted). Tuna poke arrived without rice crisps and we were told they were out of those too.
Manager didn't seem to care either.
Won't dine here again and don't recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mimosas in town!!

MW
MorrisW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good salads and appetizers. Fish and steaks are way too salty.
Service and atmosphere are great.

SJ
vipSukkiJ
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hub51 never disappoints!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance was quite nice. The food was good, but not excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was beyond expectations. The Wagyu Burger was phenomenal. We will be back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food off both menus was amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeremy was very attentive and lively. Very much enjoyed his service as well as the food.

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vipKenwolf
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Everyone blames Covid, but in reality, restaurants in general, have less service and the food quality has diminished.
In addition, pricing has gone up.
Restaurants need to get their act together if they want to survive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the city for the air show. Needed a place for brunch and hub 51 did not disappoint!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Always a wonderful experience and the food is outstanding!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Brunch is very good here. Love the skinny lemony pancakes, and Brussel sprout salad and cornbread
All brunch things, miss three green bites and very thin smashed burger. Also loved the grilled meatloaf.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Foodie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I use to work at Ben Pao so it was so nice to experience the food again. Delicious! Our favorites are the seven flavor chicken, egg rolls, peanut noodles and the fried rice. Definitely will be back!

TG
TiffanyG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance for Sunday Brunch. Food was O.K. but service was absolutely superb!

HP
vipHPdiner
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Definitely coming back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was awesome. Service sucked. Tipped anyway but bad first experience nonetheless. Waited 20 minutes before waiter even approached us. Very light evening….many open tables. Waite another 15 minutes for a side of sour cream that was requested when we ordered originally. Tacos were cold by the time it got to us. Very nice waiter. Guessing last night we just caught a bad break.

CO
vipChrisO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service and ambiance are wonderful. My wife and I love HUB 51, as we have been coming here throughout our five year relationship.

We were disappointed to find that they changed their menu, however. We both have dietary specifications that need to be accommodated - and in our experience prior to COVID, we were able to find that accommodation no problem. This time, however, there were no appetizers and few entrees we could eat. I have egg and dairy intolerances, while she is allergic to gluten and egg.

While we appreciated the forward nature of our server who told us - thus helping us avoid sickness - we were still disappointed that the chips are no longer gluten free. The fryer makes everything, so there’s a great chance of cross-contamination.

We will be back if they make it more amenable to those whose rating requires specifications.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! Our server, Dylan, was wonderful and offered great suggestions. We will definitely return if we get back to Chicago!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Simple yet delicious! Our server, Sadie, was a joy. Attentive and friendly. We’ll be back!

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You can order delivery directly from HUB 51 and Ben Pao using the Order Online button. HUB 51 and Ben Pao also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

HUB 51 and Ben Pao is rated 4.6 stars by 5201 OpenTable diners.

HUB 51 and Ben Pao does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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