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HUB 51, Chicago, IL

HUB 51

4.6
4.6
5235 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Whatever you’re craving, we probably have that. From the best nachos in Chicago to sushi, burgers, tacos and craft beers, we are River North’s go-to spot for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late-night eats. We also have carry-out and delivery.

Hub 51 is a social dining spot serving up contemporary American eats in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Our patio is open!

For 15 years, Ben Pao was known for serving classic Chinese comfort food dishes and hosting memorable celebrations. We are excited to reintroduce these Chinese-American favorites and to celebrate with you again.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 828-0051

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to plan your next corporate or social event? Look no further! Hub 51 is the perfect spot for events of all kinds! Whether it's an intimate dinner for a few guests or a reception for 500 guests, our one-of-a-kind menu and unique beverage selection can be tailored to create your perfect event!

  • Private party contact

    Allie Drazin & Robyn Minarik: (855) 398-6010

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Dearborn

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking available. Valet is $15.00

  • Public transit

    36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,235 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. VB

    VinodB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good staff and food.
  2. MA

    MadelineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server Kennedy took extra care to make sure that we had a great time. She even brought us a dessert for our anniversary. French toast was the best I’ve ever had Bottomless mimosas were delicious
  3. SA

    SARQ

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hub51 is a definite go to when in Chicago! The team is knowledgeable about menu, beer/wine selections and make for a welcoming, delicious and great experience. Thank you, Hub51!
  4. TC

    TeresaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even though we made reservations ahead of time and the dining room was almost empty, we were taken to the worst table - by the kitchen and an open door to a very noisy banquet room. Once that was remedied, we had a really nice experience. The halibut and poke were excellent! ...but, the fixings that came with them were lacking in flavor. Our service was very good and the blueberry butter cake was scrumptious!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  6. CC

    CarlosC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was not great. Sushi was really not edible. Waiter was friendly but not attentive.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    mediocre food. great space and great drinks though
  8. P

    Phyre

    Milwaukee

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the blue cheese peppercorn burger. I added bacon to my burger, which only made it better. The only criticism, if I want to call it that, is that there was no binder in the burger, so it was falling apart while eating it. I ended up using a fork at times to get the meat off of the plate. Otherwise, it was good food, good drinks, and good service.
  9. ND

    NinaD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fresh food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable! LOVED the veggie burger.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Everything was pretty good, our server was sweet and generous. It was a blonde with shorter hair. and my food was super good except my boyfriend got a burger and got super sick afterwards.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great 8/10
  13. MS

    MattS

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a business lunch with a colleague. Ordered a chop salad and requested grilled shrimp. I for one don’t enjoy salmon on my salads. It’s too oily. They no longer carry shrimp?! Salad was good but overpriced. The chicken dip was great my colleague said. Valet at lunch was $20!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Hub 51 used to be one of my go-to places. Service was good. The food was good but menu very limited. Service was good. Ambience was okay just not very cheerful or upbeat, possibly still post-covid after effects.
  15. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burger was melt in your mouth amazing! Chef made super yummy sushi!
  16. SN

    ShelbyN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual date night with my lady. It was very nice. We always enjoy coming here!
  17. M

    Mary

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in the city for the evening for a concert at the Chicago Theater. We ate here first and had fabulous food and a lovely time
  18. R

    Rachel

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Solid lunch option for small to medium sized groups.
  19. MI

    MICHAELP

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Hub 51 has changed for the worse. They used to have half-priced appetizers and drinks, before 6:00. Now they offer a half order of nachos for five dollars less? The menu has been cut back to burgers and tacos mostly, with some crappy sushi rolls. They gave me the feeling that it will be closed, or reopened with a different format soon. I will not be returning until things change.
  20. RB

    RedBasset

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly, efficient service staff.
  21. S

    Sam20366

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food with a lot of different options. Good value.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cool place. Will be back next time in Chicago.
  23. LM

    LaurenM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Mommy/daughter date before a show.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Server was not kind and not attentive. Did not bring requested lemon until asked a second time. Had to request drink refill. No effort even for pleasantries.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fun evening out to try some good food
  26. IL

    IlyseL

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Exactly what I expected and what we were looking for. Hamburger and Chicken sandwiches were really good. Also, the fish taco was fresh and great. Wait staff were really friendly and nice. It was a bit noisy but on a Saturday night most places are.
  27. TC

    TimC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good nachos but basically bar food menu and nothing really special though the service was good as was the food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! My only complaint was I did not get my frequent diner points.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was very attentive and helpful... great experience and we'll definitely be back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The drinks were delish but the food seems to have shrunk. We always like ordering the nachos and it used to be stacked with all the works. However, this time the portion was smaller. Delicious nonetheless and still recommend hub 51
  31. BE

    BillE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good. Apps outstanding and chicken club. Turkey burger was ok not great. Enjoyed everything else. Service was good considering how busy. Like that
  32. LR

    LindaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the food and it was the perfect setting for a business call.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We went for the Ben Poa Sesame Chicken which was discontinued , and then they were out of salmon.
  34. AA

    AimeeA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good and the waitstaff was really nice.
  35. JC

    JohnC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The reduction in menu and elimination of Ben Pao will be our reason for never returning to one of our past favorites.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for bottomless mimosas but were intrigued by the chorizo queso fundido… SO GOOD! Definitely will be back!
  37. BB

    BrianneB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First start with the Hub punch and go bottomless but be warned it can sneak up on you 😀. Then food wise do whatever it’s all great! Sushi is so fresh, the cornbread has an AMAZING crust, and the nachos are a bit. We ended with the blueberry butter cake…sooooooo good!
  38. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Hub 51 is classy but not too pricey, with something for everyone on the menu. I've been coming back for 15 years!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    It was very easy to check in for the reservation! Our server was not very attentive for one reason or another. Nevertheless, the food and drinks were excellent and the vibe was great! Very clean bathrooms.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous experience, as always! Food was delicious and service was perfect. My guests from out of town are still raving about it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

HUB 51 is rated 4.6 stars by 5235 OpenTable diners.

HUB 51 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for HUB 51

51 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dearborn

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered street parking available. Valet is $15.00

  • Public transit

    36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 828-0051

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to plan your next corporate or social event? Look no further! Hub 51 is the perfect spot for events of all kinds! Whether it's an intimate dinner for a few guests or a reception for 500 guests, our one-of-a-kind menu and unique beverage selection can be tailored to create your perfect event!

  • Private party contact

    Allie Drazin & Robyn Minarik: (855) 398-6010

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