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HUB 51

HUB 51

New American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
  • The experts at Time Out Chicago and Crain's Chicago Business recommend this place
    • Time Out Chicago
    • Crain's Chicago Business
  • Jessica R.
    "The Hub Punch is the most delicious cocktail I've ever consumed."(13 Tips)
    Duane G.
    "Get the Chicken Nachos , carrot Cake, Stake , Tacos and The Drinks"(17 Tips)
    Laural C.
    "The carrot cake is the best I have ever had!!!!!"(34 Tips)
    "Start with a can (yes, can) of champagne and brussels sprout salad!"(6 Tips)
247 Tips and reviews
  • nachos
  • hub punch
  • carrot cake
  • sushi
  • tacos
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  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RasmussenMay 24, 2014
    The pulled chicken nachos are delicious! Huge portion & u just wana eat all of it! So be careful if it's just 2 of u. hub was so nice & surprised us with a free piece of carrot cake for first timers!
  • Mark W.
    Mark WongOctober 12, 2015
    One of my favourite late night eat spots. Half price sushi after 11pm. Great atmosphere (lively w/ good music), quick service with a club in the basement. Never disappoints. Try the jugs of mojito.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    Make your own River north mimosas~ order a bottle of champagne & a carafe of hub punch ~ plus wear your pj's & get 10% off ~ wear your sunglasses for bonus points
  • Shanan
    ShananJuly 12, 2013
    One of the best all-around restaurants in Chicago. The staff was friendly and welcomed folks in street clothes or all dressed up. If it's your first visit, they may offer you a free dessert!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SigelAugust 23, 2013
    Great music and beer, the ahi tuna burger was delicious, and since we were first timers we had to try the carrot cake. The service was amazing!
  • Zoe
    ZoeAugust 25
    They recently changed the menu so goodbye sea bass, turkey club, and perfectly seasoned French fries. Shaki shaki, chicken nachos, and Asian chopped are still on well as their soundtrack.
  • Brooke F.
    Brooke FurnissSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is quickly becoming our go to restaurant. They have everything. The nachos are awesome! They are HUGE! A half order will feed 2. Tacos (fish or braised short rib) are great!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 29, 2012
    The crowd is as varied as the eats—tourists, lunching ladies and local working stiffs rub elbows—and everyone seems content with the large portions. Braised pork tacos and plump maki are both hits. Read more
  • Jenn G.
    Jenn GJanuary 18, 2014
    I love the chill vibe for late night food & drinks! Music playing but I can still hear my friends without yelling at each other...hub punch and miso-glazed sushi are on point. 😍
  • Lee C.
    Lee CohenNovember 27, 2016
    The streak frites was amazing, probably the biggest steak I have gotten at any restaurant where I have gotten steak frites. The spicy tuna with spicy mayo is really good as well.
  • Madeline G.
    Madeline GullettAugust 20, 2014
    They have something for everyone! Burgers, sushi, salads, drinks, everything! I can go with my friends or dad and everyone's happy. I personally love the sushi and salads!
  • Axer D.
    Axer DaxerAugust 16, 2014
    Saturday brunch, 50's, 60's music provided a nice atmosphere. Wish the menu mentioned the fish tacos were build your own. When built they were a little underwhelming.
  • Marcel E.
    Marcel EJuly 19, 2015
    Food here was delicious. We made a reservation and got seated within 5 minutes. Food came out really fast and just as we ordered it. We were in and out in under an hour.
  • People
    PeopleNovember 9, 2010
    Stars like Josh Duhamel and the Glee cast load up on their crunchy tuna rolls and famous carrot cake–only to dance off the calories downstairs at Sub51. Tip: Make a reservation or expect a big wait.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The Melman boys set out with the premise that they’d create a restaurant just like one they’d want to hang out in and build a menu of dishes they like to eat when they go out. Read more
  • Julie F.
    Julie FeketeJuly 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My go-to spot for lunch in river north. For vegetarians: chips and guac app (delic),Brussels sprout salad, sweet potato roll and veggie burger. All solid choices.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The Green Chili Cheeseburger here is just exceptional! Grated sharp cheddar, fire-roasted poblano chilies & chipotle aioli. They also have a decent beer list.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pomegranate mojitos? Don't mind if I do. Also, if you're feeling like setting your diet aside, the nachos are insanely delicious. They're also enough to feed a small family.
  • Natalie V.
    Love the nachos and tuna poke. The smores dessert and carrot cake were also good, but very heavy!
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite Chicago establishments. Nachos, tacos, cornbread, ahi, turkey chili, guacamole...all good!! Weekend nights at the bar can get craaazay...
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick Finley (@pjfinley)December 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite spots in Chicago. Great sushi and saké. Great service and an excellent atmosphere. A must visit in Chicago.
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinJune 27, 2016
    Obsessed with their chips and guacamole (has corn at the bottom)! I did not like the salmon sushi roll. The punch will treat you well - totally recommend.
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 18, 2010
    While definitely a scene for near North Side singles, this edgy-looking environs also boasts an eclectic menu. Come for the company, stay for the sushi. And of course the usual cache of cool cocktails
  • Adam L.
    Adam LangdonFebruary 21
    Had happy hour sushi, a lovely beer special and a fantastic chicken! A sort of cauliflower cous cous or something was also very good!
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 24, 2015
    Tight space good burgers for Evanston. Slaw is savory heaven. Bloody Mary bar, I will forgo my Sazarac for that. Go off peak and eat well.
  • Lettuce Entertain You
    Lettuce Entertain YouJanuary 29, 2014
    It pays to belong at Hub 51! Earn points on every purchase toward meals, trips & wine. Ask your server about the Lettuce Entertain You Frequent Diner Club. Read more
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TruongJanuary 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome sushi! Get the sweet potato and the spicy shrimp & king crab. Order a pink moscato to sip on. Finish with a decadent slice of carrot cake! Great music too.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WongSeptember 4, 2014
    Great service, food came quickly, nice decor, and half price sushi from 3-6pm on weekdays!
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessFebruary 16, 2011
    Hub 51 serves up hearty, thick, brick-red chili that's loaded with ground turkey, black beans and kidney beans. Pasilla chilies add heat and smoky depth without overdoing the spice. Read more
  • Nae N.
    Nae NaeFebruary 12, 2015
    The CORNBREAD! Get it. I live in the South so I know good cornbread &the HUBs is incredible! Oh and So is the sushi
  • Lyndsey W.
    Lyndsey WallaceFebruary 3, 2013
    Save room for dessert. Carrot Cake would make you give up any diet your on; and don't be deterred "foam", after Peanut Butter Foam you may never be satisfied by peanut butter cups again.
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MapesDecember 19, 2010
    No wait for Sunday brunch! Delish apple baked French toast, breakfast tacos and more. Heck, show up in PJs and get 10% off. Hurry, before the secret gets out & the line forms out the door.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasJune 9, 2015
    The food here is awesome. I had the prime rib tacos and they were delicious. I really want to try the club downstairs.
  • Emmanuel C.
    Emmanuel CorderoJuly 20, 2013
    The lemon "skinny" pancake is great, lightly sour, lightly sweet. It's a huge pancake, so order them If you have a super appetite.
  • Mohammed H.
    Mohammed Hassan-AliAugust 23, 2014
    It's definitely busy, but the scene is nice and a great place to eat with friends.
  • Kay L.
    Kay L.December 14, 2011
    The carrot cake is as good a they say. Started with the tempura battered shrimp tacos. Ended with a slice of heaven. With extra frosting.
  • John C.
    John ChinelloOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my favorite go-to place in Chicago. Lots of options to choose from, good quality and great service.
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NashJune 25, 2013
    I'll go back again and again for the amazing food and great service. Oh, and the carrot cake is to die for.
  • Philip S.
    Philip SmithSeptember 5, 2014
    Hummus and nacho appetizers are very good; lots of great selections on the menu from sushi to steak!
  • Alyx H.
    Alyx HeartcoreSeptember 22, 2011
    Try the chicken anchors and have a glass of their Rose. Best music too-- mix of indie/alt. Great service and hip interior.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SwehlaJanuary 23, 2014
    The tuna burger is intensely awesome! Great balance of flavors parties with the most addictive fries ever!
  • Ellie P.
    Ellie PapageorgeJune 18, 2013
    Get the chicken nachos and the ahi tuna burger and the brownie!! SO GOOD. And check out their shoes
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a great place for brunch on Sundays. Try the root vegetable hash, and if you are a carnivore, get a side of bacon.
  • Magz P.
    Magz PerezFebruary 22, 2013
    Love the food and the scene. Must have a slice of carrot cake each time you go, it's to die for :P
  • Nick
    NickNovember 10, 2013
    Make a reservation or expect a long wait. Ask for the zin-ginger and crunchy tuna roll. Carrot cake.
  • Ninah R.
    Nice atmosphere. Went after work so there wasn't really a wait. The greek fries are really good and they have a decent beer list.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SonstebyJune 14, 2015
    The brussel sprout salad is fantastic. The pulled chicken nachos are worth getting over and over.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Go for the juicy pulled pork tacos. Both corn tortillas and roasted tomato salsa are house-made, and the plate is heaped with black beans, rice and spicy diced tomatoes. Read more
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockMarch 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The crispy fish sandwich is tangy, tasty and with just a hit of heat. So good!
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SNovember 21, 2014
    The tacos were great & so was the burger! Try the Hub Punch, it's an awesome cocktail
  • Nicole U.
    Nicole UribarriMay 27, 2013
    Breakfast Nachos are amazing! Note: must share with friends! Do not take them on alone.
  • Kevin A.
    Kevin ArtsDecember 21, 2014
    One of the best burgers I've had in recent memory. Friendly, professional service. Good drink menu.
  • John E.
    John EAugust 23, 2016
    Breakfast nachos are incredible! Also a nice selection of brunch cocktails.
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinAugust 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love Hub! Always fun, something for everyone on the menu. Gr8 place for large groups, parties, all occasions. Attentive waitstaff and bartenders. Good Vibe.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WisniewskiFebruary 17, 2013
    Pulled chicken nachos are incredible! As are the drinks-- I recommend the mojito pitchers.
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 29, 2010
    Anti-Halloween Party - Drop by this Saturday to chill out upstairs or party in the downstairs lounge while enjoying half price bottle service. Read more
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Wide range of options from tacos to sushi and burgers! All are good!
  • Lance H.
    Lance HMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The sushi is actually quite yummy. If you're feeling extra fat try the cornbread or carrot cake. Yowzah!
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezJanuary 18, 2015
    Cocktails are good. Great place in the summer time.
  • Lexi W.
    Lexi WJuly 5, 2013
    My favorites: pulled chicken nachos & raspberry sorbet! So yummy!
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chips and guacamole are great. Thin crispy chips and corn hiding at the bottom of the guac. Dig deep!
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MillerDecember 16, 2011
    Gorgeous cocktails, gorgeous people...easy staff. Go to hot spot for an engaged and fun night out.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DorseyApril 3, 2015
    Trendy restaurant with lively atmosphere. Full bar with top notch bartenders.
  • Bora C.
    Bora CSeptember 16, 2013
    The pork shoulder I just ate was amazing. It melts in your mouth...
  • Renee T.
    Renee TrikolasJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the atmosphere! Food is always consistent, and especially order dessert! Homemade and delicious :-)
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa McFaddenMarch 5, 2013
    Such interesting cuisine! Sushi and tacos are both great and delish!
  • Blogs with Balls
    Blogs with BallsFebruary 28, 2012
    Stop down in Sub 51 on 2/28 and join BwB, Bloomberg Sports, CSN Chicago and Cubs Asst. GM Shiraz Rehman for a little digital chalk talk to celebrate spring training!
  • Rochelle L.
    Rochelle LaxamanaJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free brownie/ice cream dessert if ur there for a bday (tell the waitress). Get miso glazed salmon roll.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisNovember 11, 2012
    For brunch, order the nachos, but be sure to add chorizo & bacon
  • Duane G.
    Duane GolstonNovember 13, 2014
    Get the Chicken Nachos , carrot Cake, Stake , Tacos and The Drinks
  • Nora K.
    Nora KJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my most favorite places - not a single bad item on the menu! Pulled chicken nachos = bliss. Try the hub punch!
  • Ahna P.
    Ahna PeltoFebruary 10, 2013
    The carrot cake really is amazing.... And I don't even like carrot cake! :)
  • Sheri C.
    Sheri CloseMarch 4, 2016
    The shrimp ceviche app was delicious! The Filet Tacos were amazing!
  • Inés L.
    Inés LlopartMay 16, 2013
    Amazing food! Good looking people, and cheaper than you'd imagine! Valet service!!
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VisoneOctober 28, 2011
    Try the seabass, I am not a seafood person but yuummmmm! Customer service is wonderful!
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DiClementiApril 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hub51 and their "hidden gem" nightclub downstairs - Sub51 - have taken over Friday nights in Chicago. But make your bottle service reservations in advance because the list at Sub51 fills up fast! Read more
  • Tammy
    TammySeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, lively crowd, high energy. Make sure to check the specials.
  • Rock Saké
    Rock SakéNovember 14, 2011
    The perfect venue for a great nightlife experience and fresh Rock Saké cocktails.
  • Barry H.
    Barry HottMarch 30, 2016
    Fresh eats upstairs, fresh beats downstairs.
  • Kshitij T.
    Kshitij TalwarOctober 25, 2015
    Half off sushi rolls after 11 every night.
  • Cat C.
    Cat ChengNovember 2, 2013
    Love the Lemon Skinny pancakes and the River North Mimosa!
  • Seth R.
    The food was fantastic!! The filet mignon tacos were incredible!
  • jessica p.
    jessica perrinMarch 1, 2010
    throw a party there and order the mini tacos to pass around. yum! and the pulled chicken nachos are delish. hub punch will get you.
  • Mallory U.
    Mallory UlaszekMarch 24, 2010
    Order the Thai Tuna Basil, Cornbread, and Nachos (skip the chicken, add the crab). Randomness aside, its the meal dreams are made of.
  • Madeline U.
    Madeline UlivieriAugust 4, 2011
    Burger is delish! Substitute regular fries for sweet potato fries nom nom
  • @AngelaWoody
    @AngelaWoodyMarch 30, 2013
    They understand if you need to leave your sunglasses on during Brunch;) 
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica ReynoldsJune 19, 2012
    The Hub Punch is the most delicious cocktail I've ever consumed. Indulge!
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PrimroseSeptember 9, 2011
    You must order the Chicken Nachos. Also they have the best sweet potato roll in Chicago!
  • Ariel
    ArielSeptember 13, 2012
    Oh my god. The carrot cake would be on the list of best last meals. Heaven.
  • The Daily Sip
    The Daily SipJanuary 19, 2011
    Try wines from the 80 Sips Challenge special list through 1/31/11 and leave tasting notes on to win prizes!
  • Tiff D.
    Tiff DMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best late night kitchens in the city!
  • Cheeky C.
    Cheeky ChicagoJuly 16, 2011
    Try the day breaker omelet and a river north mimosa! The best for any hang over...! Mmm!!!
  • CoCo S.
    CoCo SilasJuly 1, 2011
    You HAVE to try the cornbread. Probably the best I've ever had. (sorry mom)
  • Katrina
    KatrinaSeptember 12, 2011
    The Ahi Tuna Poke is absolutely delicious. The perfect lunch.
  • Christine J.
    Christine JohnSeptember 12, 2011
    Tuna poke is pretty good. Waitress needs lessons in patience. Too busy to wait on one person with full attention.
  • Marcy H.
    Marcy HainsworthAugust 29, 2013
    The chicken nachos will serve 4 people! Delish.
  • Paula G.
    Paula GarciaApril 19, 2010
    Go to Hub 51 - great atmosphere & drinks. Don't leave w/out trying their guacamole, love the hidden corn :)
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima AbdulsalamJuly 24, 2016
    Good for dinner. There is also an "okay" club downstairs.
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish tacos and shrimp ceviche are really good.
  • Rick
    RickJanuary 24, 2014
    Carrot cake is absolutely delicious
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