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HUB 51

HUB 51

New American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • 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.
  • 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!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brooke F.
    Brooke FurnissSeptember 19, 2014
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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. 😍
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Julie F.
    Julie FeketeJuly 30, 2014
    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.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubMay 15, 2012
    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.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DiClementiApril 28, 2010
    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
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TruongJanuary 28, 2011
    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.
  • 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
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreFebruary 28, 2012
    One of my favorite Chicago establishments. Nachos, tacos, cornbread, ahi, turkey chili, guacamole...all good!! Weekend nights at the bar can get craaazay...
  • Zach S.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinAugust 10, 2010
    Love Hub! Always fun, something for everyone on the menu. Gr8 place for large groups, parties, all occasions. Attentive waitstaff and bartenders. Good Vibe.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patrick F.
    One of my favorite spots in Chicago. Great sushi and saké. Great service and an excellent atmosphere. A must visit in Chicago.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WongSeptember 4, 2014
    Great service, food came quickly, nice decor, and half price sushi from 3-6pm on weekdays!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 20, 2011
    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.
  • Mohammed H.
    Mohammed Hassan-AliAugust 23, 2014
    It's definitely busy, but the scene is nice and a great place to eat with friends.
  • 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
  • John C.
    John ChinelloOctober 18, 2012
    This is my favorite go-to place in Chicago. Lots of options to choose from, good quality and great service.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SwehlaJanuary 23, 2014
    The tuna burger is intensely awesome! Great balance of flavors parties with the most addictive fries ever!
  • 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!
  • Nick
    NickNovember 10, 2013
    Make a reservation or expect a long wait. Ask for the zin-ginger and crunchy tuna roll. Carrot cake.
  • 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
  • Rochelle L.
    Rochelle LaxamanaJuly 26, 2011
    Free brownie/ice cream dessert if ur there for a bday (tell the waitress). Get miso glazed salmon roll.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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
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