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“Another excellent Chicago restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hub 51

Hub 51
51 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)
312-828-0051
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Ranked #345 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Cross street: Dearborn
Transit: 36 Broadway bus, 156 LaSalle bus, Red Line at Grand
Chandler, AZ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Another excellent Chicago restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Food is awesome. Crowded on Saturday afternoon, but service was good (except for waiter pouring pitcher of specialty drinks and spilling it all over the place). Highly recommend fish tacos!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Unique Menu- Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Great place for dinner and / or drinks with a great atmosphere for date, happy hour, or even a business dinner. We reserved a table for 8 right in the middle of dinner rush. Restaurant was very accommodating and held our rez as we arrived late.

Very happening spot with a great atmosphere and good looking people. Not quiet by any stretch but not so noisy where you cannot talk to each other. Bar and restaurant upstairs with a lounge downstairs. Menu was awesome and a hit with everyone in our group - sushi, modern Mexican, and American fair - everything tasted great. Would highly recommend to a wide variety of folks.

Pros:
- Menu selection and creativity
- Atmosphere and crowd

Cons:
- Not a family dinner spot
- Can get a little crowded at times
- A bouncer Ids people coming in for dinner which is a little strange

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Unique combination of sushi & Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was a great place. It was much larger than we expected, and we arrived early because we were starving and the reviews indicated if we arrived at 5 or 6 it would be hard to get in. It was noisy and very popular. Chose it because of Yelp/Trip Advisor reviews and it lived up to expectations. Unique menu, nice happy hour, great service. The sushi roles were very good.

Visited March 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Chicago Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

They serve cornbread and sushi, and there's a dance club. It's pretty awesome. We also had a leaky roof the night we were there, and it dripped on our table occasionally, not only was the staff awesome about reseating us on a busy night, but they also comped desserts for our entire party, what could have been a problem turned out to be a really memorable part of the dinner.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It's a very nice bar and grill type atmosphere...loud atmosphere. It was good food. I had the filet mignon steak tacos...it was ok. Nothing to write home about. They have a yummy "house punch on draft"...for those that like a fruity drink that isn't too sweet...OH, by the way, I believe it was $9 a glass, and (after having a couple) we noticed that you could order a pitcher...I don't remember seeing that on the menu, but apparently it IS an option. It was busy. We went on Wednesday evening at about 6:30pm (maybe just a little later, but definitely not later than 7pm) and they told us we wouldn't be seated until after 8pm-8:30pm. Fortunately we snatched up a couple of bar stools and just sat there. MAKE RESERVATIONS. Our bartender was Lexi. She was AWESOME to watch! So fast at preparing drinks! Listening to orders and just whipping drinks out left and right! All-in-all, it was a good time, but again...I (personally) didn't think it was "spectacular".

Visited March 2013
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