HUB 51

4.7
4544 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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.
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 - 2:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 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
What 4544 People Are Saying
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AE
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

food was ok. service was very good. good menu selection. Nice size bar area also with TV monitors for sports

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SL
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

What the heck happened to HUB 51? We have had great experiences in the past but not this last time. Service was terrible. There seemed to be one server on the floor so I do not blame him at all. I think I would look at the well-dressed manager who was not paying attention. The food was quite good but not enough so to entice us to return.

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SV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Don’t quite get why people love this place ? :). Don’t care for it much .... 🤷🏽‍♂️

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great restaurant, great food....

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MO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A River North staple. Never disappoints. Indoor/outdoor seating is great.

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MO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow and uncalled for as the restaurant was not busu. Also ford came out incorrectly while the incorrect meal was comped it was an unpleasant experience and I will not go back there for brunch

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Sunday brunch, great atmosphere, amazing food, and excellent service. Had the Avocado Toast with poached eggs, it was wonderful! Will definitely be coming back!

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MJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fair priced, but food did not seem as good as past times that I've gone! Steak tacos were disappointing. Bang bang cauliflower is a must. Great deals for pitchers of drinks. Our server (whose name I didn't catch unfortunately) was excellent!

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G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hub 51 is a lot of fun, in a great location and has a buzz on the weekend. Food is very diverse but excellent overall. Definitely a good place to go with friends and have a good time.

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k
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place in Chicago— the menu is exceptionally good and varied. The noise level is just right for talking; the light level is perfect and the wait staff is great.

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j
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great atmosphere. Cauliflower was excellent, other food was ok

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M
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. Ambiance is always great and food is delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had the fish tacos. Not what I consider great. Not Baja style for sure. Slaw was super sweet and not authentic. Watermelon margarita was also just so-so. Service was very good.

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S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hub51 did an awesome job with brunch on Labor Day. They were packed with families, LOTS of little ones, and groups of friends.

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WE
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall, nice restaurant, not enough options on the menu but good service....

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e
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch and everyone was very happy with their delicious meals!! There was something for everyone. The prices were reasonable too. I noted Kid-friendly because they had high chairs and made it work with smiles, but it’s not really catered to kids (which was fine!). Ambiance wise I felt the restaurant is probably primarily an after work destination, but they really did master the brunch menu!! Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a brunch spot in the area.

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F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friend visiting from out of town

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there 6x last 2 years. Great place to eat and have drinks great service

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b
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend the Brussels Sprout salad it was fantastic!

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendship

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was a Latino gentleman with a small build. He was amazing. He knew everything about the menu and was at our table only when we needed him. He told us everything about what we were thinking of ordering. The food was amazing, the specials were great. And the drinks from the menu were outstanding. They were playing 90s music when we visited and it added a sense of fun. Even the water was great. It was a night to remember thanks to HUB 51.

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D
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration. Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their meal choices. Loved the variety of the menu!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always, so happy to come back and bring friends. Fish tacos and onion rings were great and the carrot cake was delicious as always.

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A
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience. Our service and food was great! Very eclectic menu too!

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MB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Came back especially for the "Bang Bang Cauliflower." So good I can hardly describe!

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing good, drinks and service. Our server, Madison was awesome, so attentitive and kind. They were busy (it was a Friday night) but service was great, food and drinks came out quicker than I expected for how busy they were. The noise level was pretty high but my husband and I still had a great time.

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TN
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Waited long time for food....French fries were not hot and same when they brought out replacements....server was nice and gave us a free dessert because we waited so long. Some of our group liked the appetizers...but too many other restaurants to choose from to bother going back after mediocre...not horrible...experience.

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service never disappoint! The fish tacos are the best in the Midwest! Great selection for Gluten Free as well!

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BT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great! We were visiting from out of town and found this on OpenTable so we tried it out. The chicken nachos were soooo good and then we had a fantastic carrot cake for dessert. Our entrees were good too but I was full from the nachos. Our server gave the perfect amount of attention - excellent service. I would definitely recommend this to others!

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, as always! we were seated 20 minutes past the reservation time but the manager was super sweet and took care of the appetizers! Once we were seated the service was great! Always love coming here for a great meal!

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RM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was MIA the entire meal. She did not check on us, we needed things several times over the course of the meal as we had 4 kids with us. We had to ask several other staff members for things. They only had 1 high chair so that was not accommodating. The food was ok. The waitress was not very friendly or helpful at all. I like hub51 a lot and she made the experience very difficult that night. The food was also not brought out together, and when it finally did come it was cold. This was a nightmare especially for $175

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

This place has become chaotic. It is packed as tight as possible with tables and the noise level is intense. I have been to this restraunt at least a dozen times but not for probably a year or so. It seems to have been made to be more congested since the last time I was there. The food quality has also declined. In short, it has lost (at least on this last visit) the allure of a cool space with a unique menu and quality food that was a good draw and now seems like a mess that only has a good location. After a long time with the same formula, it’s time this place regroup. With its excellent location and huge crowds, it’s unlikely there is that incentive though...yet.

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L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great options for every palate; had a vegetarian and she had plenty of options as well. Everything I had was delicious-the brussels sprouts salad and the tuna poke was great; others had the fish tacos and the cauliflower "mac and cheese." They accommodated our seating request, and service was good/attentive.

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CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Have cold water ya idiots. It was tepid and gross and I felt to scared to ask for ice.

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s
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I asked the waitress about getting rib tips on the nachos. She made the effort & had the kitchen add the rib tips!

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites! The ahi tuna poke was amazing and the shishito peppers were some of the best I’ve ever had!

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love Hub 51! Each time I've dined there it's been a good experience. The nachos are BOMB!!

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great meal. The only thing we didn’t like was the noise level. We had come with a large group for dinner and we could f talk to each other.
Food and service were very good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for a birthday celebration with my friends and had an amazing time! Food was great, our waitress was wonderful, and the manager sent a dessert to our table! Couldn’t have asked for a better night

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. I had the sushi which was half price, and my wife had the squash tacos. Days later, she is still raving about them!

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