HUB 51 and Ben Pao

4.6
5029 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.

- All guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with a temperature over 100.0 Degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to dine with us.

- All guests must confirm they have not traveled to any area on the current travel restriction list within the last 14 days

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 5029 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sreya
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was good , there was a limit of 90 minutes only dining , and the drinks were very expensive!

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EmiliaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty brunch with nice ambience and great service.
Would highly recommend.

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ValerieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous night out with family and felt safe. Food was amazing, especially the steak tacos and guacamole. Staff was very attentive and the restaurant had a chill vibe with great alternative music which I love. I was pleasantly surprised by the prices which were very reasonable for a night in the city. Will be back! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was amazing. Cant help but echo the same that another African American guest said. We were ignored for 10 minutes and then when we flagged someone down they said they would help us. They never introduced themselves until we asked because we wanted to make sure we addressed them by name. The food was great but service was not up to par. Hopefully they read these reviews.

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CarrieW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best outdoor dining area. I loved the staff.

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vipTraveler
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I am so happy that Hub 51 brought back the Ben Pao menu - it is why we decided to go this past Saturday night. We loved the food and have missed it since it's closing.
We will be back soon!

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Drew
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience I’ve ever had. I went here on a date and felt negative racial undertones from Hub 51. I showed up early for my reservation and was seated 15 minutes after the time the reservation was scheduled to begin. Each surrounding table were given two filled glasses of water and a pitcher of water upon seating. My guest and I were only given two glasses of water. I had to request a pitcher once we were attended to 10 minutes after being seated. Once the food came, we only had once interaction the rest of the night, the bill. I’ve spoken to others about my experiences and they shared similar experiences. The common denominator among us: we’re African-Americans. This is the first negative review I’ve ever written in my life. I take no pleasure in writing this review, but I feel other people should know what’s going on within that establishment which is also doing indoor dining in addition to their heated tent.

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vipAndrewL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I think they had way too many people for us to be fighting a pandemic. Moreover, as cozy as it was, the lack of ventilation was a lil scary to say the least. The food was great and the service was a lil slow due to all the people that was there!!!

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EricaC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Lots of options and the outdoor seating was heated extensively so it didn’t feel cold at all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved the food. The service was amazing and COVID friendly. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I definitely recommend this place and will visit again when I’m back in Chicago.

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vipRichard
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t decide between the Hub 51 and Ben Pao menus. Both went for the latter and the food was great! Will have to go back to try the Hub 51 menu next!

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AwaisG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was very cold, and chicken was over cooked. Terrible experience m, no accountability or accommodation.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was great and the wings were perfect! They have outdoor dining but with a tent. It was very private and we absolutely loved everything! The old fashions were good too. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was really good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here the tomato soup and grilled cheese was incredible. amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome! They did a great job with the new patio life set up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great, friendly service

MB
MarkB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We come for the Bang Bang Cauliflower. SOOO good. Love it. The sushi selection is good, but not extensive. The environment is really nice, and we've almost always been pleased with the level of service. Strong recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Visiting for miami beach I found chicago like we were here five months ago. Just take out, outside seating, or some places inside seating w windows n doors open. The big difference is the temperature. It was freezing in chicago n it will be until may.
Well we have a good service by ilana which is the most important part in this business, especially when u work for commission.
Tom n basil soup was delicious, spinach dip was good too, sushi was not what we expect. It was hard. Ginger that comes with was old. Please dont serve old eatable food. Never never. Tks.

Happy holidays!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there the staff was great and the food was yummy,

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CameronH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff at Hub 51 were great. I had a great brunch, and I felt safe during these difficult times. Keep up the good work.

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NateL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. The server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and gave great recommendations. Felt very safe with the modifications of having the garage-like windows open to increase air-flow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great options on both menus. Drinks were good too. Loved Ben Pao menu!

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Miriam
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were told we had 90 min to eat but our server took about 5 to approach the table the very first time, our food was delayed for about 15 min. After our food arrived our server was no where to be found, so we didn’t start eating until 35-40 min after we arrived. Our table was missing spices and seasoning to accompany our food, my husband didn’t get to order a second beer, because by the time the waitress came to our table he had already finished his food. The food wasn’t impressive the tinga tacos were simply shredded chicken with tomato sauce very bold. As far as customer service: I was trying to get attention from my waitress which I never had, the buss boy who clearly saw me waiving at him by passed me and ignored me, I had to ask the second lady to call someone for assistance. This was my first time visiting HUB 51 and not willing to return to be honest!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating and amazing food

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AlexanderS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did brunch with a group of friends. Was a 10/10 experience and would do it again when visiting Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food took a long time.
The heater kept going out on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was truthfully not good. We were there right around 2 hours

CJ
ConnorJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for brunch. Staff was friendly and attentive. Space is large and well distanced for health and safety.

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audreys
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service and management could've been a little better. Manager was rude and spoke to our table unnecessarily rude.

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MatthewH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection and outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a delicious lunch at Hub51. The additional Ben Pao Asian inspired menu is fantastic!

GE
vipGENEW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a date night - never disappoints -

TP
vipTinaP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Patio dining was very busy that evening.

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LarryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anytime me & the Mrs are out on the town, I want everything to be memorable and Hub 51 was ...it met her stamp of approval.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so amazing! Was able to get a piece of cake+candle for my friends birthday and the server was SUCH a sweetheart. Would reccomend for any occasion.

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foodman7
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nachos were amazing would definitely recommend them

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot! Food was really tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambience of this place is really nice and romantic! However I was unimpressed by the food. It was really good, but nothing special.

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HUB 51 and Ben Pao does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.

HUB 51 and Ben Pao is rated 4.6 stars by 5029 OpenTable diners.

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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