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HUB 51

#102 of 7,673 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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51 Wset Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654 (Dearborn)
+1 312-828-0051
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10:00 - 03:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant had an hour and fifteen minute wait when we got there, but we found some seats at the bar and settled in. Good beer list and a big menu to go with it. The sushi and spicy mayo was amazing, but a little pricey. The steak frites was okay, but wouldn't order again. Great service by the bar... More 

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Elburn, Illinois
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a business dinner there this week and I had heard Greg things about the place. Atmosphere was nice and the people were as well. I asked the waiter his favorite thing on the menu, what most people like best and then what he would order between two things. He said that the steak tacos were awesome so I... More 

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Thank Joe B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a bit interesting - when you first walk in, it appears from the atmosphere that it may be a higher dining experience. But, when you look at he menu - you turn it over and think "that's it?". The menu choices are oddly paired - sushi, tacos and very few traditional entree's. I must say - the... More 

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Thank Erin1217
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked in on a Wednesday evening and the place was bustling with conversation. Very nice food...lots of compliments around the table. Also met a group in a downstairs meeting room which was catered by Hub 51. Nice hors d'oeuvres (mini tacos & burgers were the best).

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Thank Bill M
Jacksonville, Florida
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Business dinner . . .our group enjoyed drinks, appetizers (the cornbread is outstanding) and delicious entrees. Heard zero complaints. I personally had the chicken enchiladas and they were very good. Would go here again. Only weird thing is the bathrooms are down in the basement . .kinda isolated and creepy down there.

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Thank Sunshine371
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic casual atmosphere with a very appealing menu… I started off having a dish with Shiseido peppers, green beans and Edamame I ordered the adobo chicken with cauliflower rice for my entrée and it was delicious. My boyfriend ordered the burger which looked fantastic and had crispy incredible french fries with it. Fun and lively.

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Thank Michael L
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I met one of my friends here on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was busy but we were seated right away. The drink selection is good. Plenty of wine, beer and liquor options. We split two rounds of spicy shrimp and crab sushi. It was great! In fact it was much better than I had ever expected. I would definitely... More 

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Thank MrsKFoley
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our food. We happened to arrive during the sushi happy hour and had that as well as drinks. They were able to get us in earlier than our reservation since we arrived early after taking in a play and walking over from the Private Bank. The price wasn't bad in Chicago terms and we enjoyed what we had.

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Thank emeraldprincess71
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a recent Sunday after reading favorable reviews. We are somewhat skeptical of hotel restaurants and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was busy and the atmosphere was comfortable and inviting. There is a great selection of craft beers to choose from. First, we ordered the chicken egg rolls, available only on Sundays. They were... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The chips and guacamole are absolutely amazing and the burgers are really good. Thick patties and delicious cheese. I love the atmosphere Even if just going for a drink.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Wset Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654
    (Dearborn)
  • Public Transportation: 36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-0051
Description
If it seems like HUB 51 is a continual party, that's just what creators R.J. and Jerrod Melman want. Their dad, Lettuce founder Rich Melman, always told them that the restaurant business should be fun, and, as Jerrod now interprets that advice, "We want to be as playful as possible, and have a good time with our customers and the people we work with." "Our goal for the menu was to create food we like to eat," says R.J. They loaded it up with sushi, tacos, sandwiches and burgers. Great salads and appetizers like the arugula Caesar and Pulled Chicken Nachos appeal to the bar crowd, while the filet mignon steak tacos and the charred sake salmon serve notice that HUB 51 is providing both a great time and wonderful food. With dozens of beers, wines and sakes, HUB 51 is all about what you like. SUB 51, a private lounge below the restaurant, becomes an exclusive nightclub on weekends, while space in the main restaurant is also available for private parties and semi-private events.

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