HUB 51

4.6
4619 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Delivery for brunch, lunch and dinner available via Grubhub. Visit www.grubhub.com/chicago/hub-51.
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Phone number
(312) 828-0051
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Casey
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Cross street
Dearborn
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Parking details
Metered street parking available. Valet is $15.00
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Public transit
36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand
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!

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What 4619 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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PM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The drinks and food were excellent. Our server Shane was very attentive and accommodating. We had a great experience.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and really good service experience. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. The paloma and bang bang cauliflower were fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Good food, well timed, everything was great. Server seemed overwhelmed and distracted. Maybe an off night but either way I’d go again

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EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had an 830pm reservation and didn’t get seated until 915pm. Did get complimentary alcoholic drinks though.

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D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Our appetizers came out at the exact same time as our entree. The manager did apologize however. What made the dinner even more disappointing was that the appetizer was not very good, and the dinner (the fish special) wasn’t explained very well and swimming in sauce. We couldn’t taste the fish at all.

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EH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location with surprisingly reasonable pricing. Very eclectic menu, so there's a nice variety to choose from. Everything that we ordered tasted as good (if not better) than it looked. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Would definitely come back next time I'm in Chicago.

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AG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was very good, as usual. Our waitress was awful. She messed up the order (brought salad instead of fries) but since she basically disappeared after taking our order, there was little recourse. Empty diet cokes stayed that way for way too long. Restaurant should keep an eye on the quality of the wait staff.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I had a reservation, but it still took 25 minutes to get seated.

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! A tiny bit pricey but overall a really good experience.

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service. Takes reservations for groups. We expected a more creative brunch menu than what was offered. The punch was very good.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little loud music for brunch, but food was outstanding

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ES
Indiana
39 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but we wished on Saturday at 130 that we could have ordered off the full/lunch menu, and not been restricted to so many breakfast oriented dishes. Server seemed to disappear for long periods of time. I would like to come back for the dinner menu as that's what we were excited to try.

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C
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It was LOUD and packed and the tables are WAY too close together. That said, the food was really good and the atmosphere was fun. Would be good for dinner before a night out with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Hard time buying gift cards But the manager did call back the next day and rectify the situation which we greatly appreciate

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ME
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food at HUB 51 is very good, and so was the service until this last visit.

It took forever to have our order taken and even longer for the food to arrive. We ordered a few courses and they came out at different times and out of sync. The entire waitstaff was totally off especially for a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. I would think twice about returning after this experience.

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SH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and good food! Bartenders particularly excellent.

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S
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance are outstanding. Highly recommend.

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l
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Hub 51 is a great restaurant. It has a good assortment of food as well as a nice atmosphere. However, this is not very family friendly. My family went and ate out on a saturday night, and my daughter had to go to the bathroom. She is a teen, but downstairs it is called sub 51 , which is a club. I found it very inconvenient and not very safe for kids go to downstairs and be influenced by young adults, just because they needed to use the restroom. If they would change the bathroom situation, the restaurant would’ve gotten 5 stars from me.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Server was friendly, but kept forgetting about us at every step of the way. Drink refills, sugar for ice tea, and timing on meals was really off. Food was tasty but the lack of service overshadowed the whole experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tacos were subpar,especially the tortillas. LEYE has much better tacos and tortillas at El Segundo Sol in Las Vegas

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RS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation here for our anniversary. It was right next to our hotel and a Lettuce Entertain You location. We ordered the pulled chicken nachos and filet tacos and they were great. Service was outstanding. They gave us a piece of carrot cake for our anniversary and it was also outstanding. Highly recommended.

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KK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I searched the OpenTable app to locate restaurants that had a kitchen open past 11.
I do not like like going to places 30 minutes before closing time because the service and food is usually hurried and unsatisfactory.
I booked a spot last minute, thinking we’d be ok. Only to arrive on time and be told the kitchen closed in 7 minutes.
I felt rushed to look at the menu, rushed to order drinks and the worst - rushed to finish my meal. I understand people want to go home, had a long day, don’t value that last customer as much as they do the first, however, they could have done a much better job with specifying what time the “kitchen closed” on their app description. I didn’t enjoy my meal or the restaurant. The lights were turned on almost as soon as our food came out and it was awkward watching hosts and servers clean and stare at us as if they were waiting for us to hurry up and leave. Probably a decent spot, but I’ll never come back between 10pm-11pm

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle was our server and she was awesome definitely recommend her! I had the enchilada tacos and garlic mashed potatoes, awesome stuff!

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with food and atmosphere for our group of 9. Definitely will recommend to others.

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle was a fabulous waitress! She was very attentive and friendly. The food was fabulous and the service was great! Everyone should check out hub on sundays for the egg rolls!

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IT
Birmingham
61 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for brunch! Good mix of traditional brunch items and a more interesting fare. Drink selection was very good. Everyone at the table said their food was fantastic.

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KZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance and atmosphere is amazing. Food is one of the best places in Chicago. The filet Mignon tacos and the carrot cake is a must have. We come to Chicago once year and it will be at the top of our list.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

One thing that was disappointing would be the thickness of the chips for the nachos. The chips were too thin and broke every time that I attempted to eat the nachos. With that, the nachos were soggy when I got to the middle of them. Otherwise great wxperience

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great sushi.

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MH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

HUB was great for our big group with various ages and tastes. Menu had something for everyone and food was very good. Very fun, energetic restaurant and bar.

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EF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy Hub 51. Love the nachos and now added the crispy cauliflower. Seasonal beer is great and so is the service. Good place for get togethers

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LC
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. The waiter helped me request a split salad order, and the food was excellent. Thanks for a great meal!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the bang bang cauliflower and caesar salad with the char boiled salmon. The food was brought in fast and it tasted awesome. Very pleased with the food and service

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C
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Arrived with a party of four for a business meal and were seated at a small round table near the bar -- the table was rather small and we had a semi-difficult time moving around apps and lunch meal plates to make space. Would ask for a table in the future -- otherwise, food and service were great!

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E
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was not that impressive. But the waiter's service was amazing.

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was delicious, but service was terrible. We had an empty water carafe for the entire meal. We saw our server two times - when she took our order and when she brought the bill. Lame!

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