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HUB 51

) #125 of 7,715 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ American, Bar, Sushi
51 Wset Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
+1 312-828-0051
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“carrot cake” (56 reviews)
“sushi” (98 reviews)
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American, Bar, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
51 Wset Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed next door and had couple of dinners here. Nice place, friendly staff and good food, really worth of visiting.

Thank GlobalTraveller81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Server/Service Great Food was good but average for a place like this Open Table reservation was smooth for a Friday evening Valet Parking was expensive and unorganized

Thank underx1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Were lucky enough to visit for my wife's awards ceremony. It was open bar and apps so we got a wife variety. Everything was absolutely excellent. The sushi was fantastic and the apps all tasted good. The bar drinks were all flavorful and packed with...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A popular place I'd never been to. Wish I hadn't waited so long. Attended a business event here and had a blast. Fantastic sushi and short rib tacos! Excellent cocktails and nice selection of wines. Atmosphere is cool as well and the staff was very...More

Thank BTLew81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the cauliflower appetizer, which was so flavorful. The cauliflower were soft and crispy on the outside. I got the butternut squash tacos for my main course. The squash had a great texture that went really well with everything else in the tacos.

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in and immediately my nose turned, the place was wafting with a rancid cooking oil smell. I turned to my friend and said, "this smell is making me sick to my stomach." We spoke to the hostess to let them know the smell...More

Thank bhchick1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As lots have people have already written. The food here is really good. Lots of choice meaning that everyone should be able to find something. on our table we had steak, tuna, a salad a burger and a fish sandwich all of which were really...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Reasonably priced Southwest-inspired fare (think tacos, black beans/rice, and chipotle chicken) with some items shareable for the table and some meant to be individual entrees. Good mix of food suitable for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans, so everyone can find a dish they'll enjoy. Service was...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

There are soooooo many stellar places around... why here. Nothing was above average. Chicago is known for some of these staples.. go somewhere known for these...

Thank Wurdchick
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Busy spot in the River North district that was recommended to us at our hotel. It was packed on a rainy Wednesday night thus we were fortunate to be seated at a high top at the bar. Food was good, prices were reasonable on the...More

Thank BobfinNH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Wset Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654-4603
  • 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
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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.