HUB 51

4.6
4471 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
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
John McGowan
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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
Reviews from verified diners
4,471 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
73%
Very Good
20%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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b
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for a short vacation and found Hub 51 and liked the menu. It surpassed my expectations. Food was amazing and as a group tried the salad (Brussels sprout salad was best I’ve ever had!) tacos, handhelds and appetizers. Everything was great. Service was spectacular despite how busy the restaurant was. I’ll come back without a doubt on my next visit to the Windy City!

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H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server didn't have the best attitude. She would actually barely smile at us. Hub51 itself though is enjoyable. Food is good, always recommend the pulled chicken nachos.

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AB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for casual, business and formal gatherings. Diverse food, perfect drinks and nice ambiance

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C
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always love Hub 51. Menu is great and the brussel sprout salad is beyond amazing! also the cinnamon roll pancakes! get them.

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AP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were in town and were very impressed with the atmosphere, the service, and the food. Our server was attentive and friendly, and our drinks and food arrived quickly and beautifully. We sat at the bar after our meal for a drink before heading back to our hotel and were impressed with service, seating, and options there, as well. I would gladly recommend Hub51 to friends.

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AV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Our waiter was very attentive, and would have given us a complimentary dessert for our one year wedding anniversary. However, we were too full to accept!

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AT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was my first time here, and it was enjoyable! Our waiter was a bit social with other groups which stalled him on our service - but we survived. The food was good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slow service

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KK
Jacksonville
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good choice for lunch! Many different options for lunch. My husband loved the sushi. Steak tacos were a nice change. Meat cooked perfectly. I liked the make your own option. Will definitely go back next time we visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and just awesome. Food was fantastic. First time there, loved the vibe and atmosphere

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J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Bar was super slow & it wasn’t even busy. Server seemed new. Not at all attentive.

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Said it was my birthday when booking and the staff didn’t do anything.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had amazing food and we had a very attentive waitress. We were celebrating a birthday and we got to have a slice of their famous carrot cake on the house! Would definitely recommend.

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H
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Max and Mike took great care of our party of 10. Surfer burrito was filling! The crepes were tasty and fancy!

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MK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Hub! Every time I come in town, I make it a point to come and get some nachos!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average, blah, nothing notable

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RM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The menu was filthy.
Silverware was sticky.
Service was slow.

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JR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

I hadn't been to HUB 51 in quite awhile. I was disappointed to see how badly it has aged. It's kind of tired and in need of renovations; it has that old, touristy bar smell and look. The food was ok, but not as good as it has been in the past. The place needs to be seriously cleaned, painted and just generally spiffed up. On the bright side, the service was great.

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J
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place was also suggested to us by a friend and it didn’t disappoint! Large portion sizes and all delicious. Ambience was great for a date, birthday celebration.

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f
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The sushi was expensive for mostly rice and avocado with a tiny sliver of fish on top. We sent back a salad that had no flavor and was ice cold. The taco main was also disappointing with dry grocery store quality tortillas and overcooked fish. Not what we expect from this restaurant group.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love hub 51, there is something for every one. From sushi to a burger to tacos,
Londen was our waiter, he was fabulous.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ikaika waited on us and he’s honestly one of the best waiters I’ve ever had! Food was incredible as always and that French toast is insanely good!

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Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not great food just ok
Server ok
It was a bday never said or did anything
Oh well
Air wasn’t Wk well kind a ruined the night told us its78 and that’s all they could do

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Hub 51. The turkey stack and day breaker omelet were delish. We’ll be back!

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nachos are a must have! New summer La Croix drink was super refreshing and cute! The staff here has changed over the past year or so and is so much friendlier 😊

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. They really knew the menu and made great suggestions. We tried the warm blueberry butter cake, it’s to DIE for. Would definitely go back for that dessert

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent casual dining with upscale menu choices. Loved the bang bang cauliflower and the kale and grains salad! The chicken tinga tacos however were missing flavor...but very spicy if that’s your taste preference. Overall we had a nice evening!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was AWFUL. I came here with 3 co workers before a work event. The server barely came back once we got our food. Never got drink refills. Took an EXTREMELY long time to get the check, to the point we were late for our event. Very frustrating.

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R
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have eaten at Hub 51 a few times. The food is very good and they have a nice selection of beers on draft. I had a reservation and had to wait just a few minutes for the table. We were seated right under a blasting ceiling fan and they were not able to turn it off for us. It was so loud that I could not hear the waiter just one person away from me. Other than that, the food was very tasty and we enjoyed our meal. The sushi roll with the tuna, avocado and fried basil is fantastic.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance. The service was very professional

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JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, as always. The atmosphere and location are great too. We found a fly in our salad and the staff was very responsive and apologetic.

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j
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service perfect, food wonderful but proportions actually too big!!! Perfect for sharing though!

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TH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hub 51 was a great place for lunch or dinner with a good vibe. Menu was varied enough for everyone in my party to enjoy and drinks were interesting as well. The chicken nachos were absolutely fantastic.

Great addition for LEYE.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and server not very attentive

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in town with our children (19, 17, & 11) on vacation and chose this for dinner one night. It’s was great! Filet had a wonderful crust. The sushi was yummy and so was the edamame. The butternut squash and black lentil tacos also hit the spot. The chicken nachos were huge. We finished the meal with carrot cake that was delicious! The salty dog is made with fresh grapefruit juice and was wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A group of colleagues got together for lunch. The server was awesome and made great suggestions to a group of folks that desperately needed guidance.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining, enjoyable as it always is at Hub 51

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f
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server was nice but forgetful. She forgot to bring me a lime and said things that didn't make sense. She also forgot to add my lettuce entertain you code so I could earn my points.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been living in downtown Chicago for 6 months. Had family visiting and was looking for reasonable pricing but high reviews. Was perfect- reasonable, quickly seated, great service and most importantly delicious! Sushi, spare ribs, steak sandwich, fried chicken ordered by party and everyone was completely satisfied! In addition, received free dessert for birthday boy- carrot cake! Is a must when you visit!

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Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and plentiful. Had a great time and wait ataff was exceptional. Would go back

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