HUB 51 and Ben Pao

4.6
5008 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 5008 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NateL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
11 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
7 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

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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
5 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!

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vipGENEW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a date night - never disappoints -

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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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 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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Tom2
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We live in the neighborhood and walk past Hub51 often and thought we would give it a try for a Friday night out. It was just ok. Nothing exciting, innovative, or special. Just ok. The food was decent. Fish Tacos with very little taste, but a decent fish portion (the menu said Hailabut). I would avoid this restaurant, but also not in a big rush to return.

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vipRodrigoP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Hub 51 once was a place that meant a lot to my wife and I. It was the place where we ate lunch right after purchasing our first house. It is now just a distant memory of what it once was. Food was mediocre, service was subpar and extremely noisy, with a football watching crowd that would give any pub a run for their money.
It's sad to see what a once favorite of mine has become, and I won't be coming back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Highly recommend the Cauliflower appetizer, it is to die for!

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vipDeannaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place to meet up with friends for lunch!

HUB 51 and Ben Pao
Responded on September 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind feedback. We really appreciate it! Let me know if you ever need anything. I'd be more than happy to set up your lunch reservations! Brad Gertz General Manager 312-828-0051

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vipBerryB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hip environment even with social distancing. Had sushi which was fresh and delicious. Definitely on the list again.

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LibbyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! Drinks were yummy food was great and the prices were very reasonable, we’ll be back again!

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vipKD13
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great job at creating a safe environment for diners to enjoy. Fun to see Ben Pao items on the menu...it was one of my faves and I wish they would reopen BP fully! Food from both menus was solid, drinks quality and the our server was fantastic! Restaurant staff kept guests spread apart, checked temps upon entrance and the restroom even had a fun reminder for guests to wash hands properly - A+.

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vipNosher
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited Hub 51 previously, Pre-Pandemic, and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time we were there for lunch, and were delighted that social distancing and mask wearing were universal, in the patrons, the wait staff and the host. Our meal consisted of an appetizer, and two entrees. Our appetizer was sushi, and was beautifully prepared and presented with two delicious dipping sauces. I had a salad with a chicken breast that was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The salad was dressed with just the right amount of dressing. My companion had an egg, tortilla and black bean platter, which she finished, a rare occurrence. All in all a wonderful lunch, highly recommended. As for the ambiance, we sat at an inside/outside table, which was the result of the open doors to the street arrangement, and made us feel comfortable, considering the current state of affairs. We'll be back, many times.

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SamD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Staff/ service is outstanding. Food is exactly like I remember it (we had the Ben Pao menu)! Well done Hun51!

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vipBrentM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

BJ
BluJai
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Dan was awesome! Very attentive and personable! The bottomless bellinis are a must have!

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SouthC72
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

After missing Ben pao for so long we were happy to recall our first time trying the food. We had our first date at the old Ben pao and told waitress . She was excellent !

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Hollywood
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, seated quickly. Hope to be back soon..

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vipChase
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time

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LEEEZZZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

food was delicious, service is usually great but on this night the server was horrible.

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vipTommy
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Former diner at original Ben Pao location, best Asian to hit River North , now RPM Italian. The chef altered my dish from wok fried to wok tossed and it was absolutely incredible. Look out Ming Hin. This is better than Chinatown! Cudos to you for bringing back some classics!!! Management service top knotch! Dan GM Mgr and Dan server the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great job accommodating our request to sit outside and stay socially distanced. The food was phenomenal and the service was very speedy.

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DebbieP
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Enough outdoor seating during pandemic.
They take temps before seating.
Good selection of food on both menus
Great drink selections

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vipTommy
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ben Pao menu items didn't taste exactly like the old Ben Pao but close. Cudos for trying!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Not very good. Just the guac was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Added a Covid charge to the bill.

FAQs

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 5008 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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