ZAGAT 2/5/10Enjoy half-off sushi from 3–6 PM daily.
51 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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.
People 11/9/10Stars 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 2/15/11Thought you’d want to know: RJ & Jerrod Melman have been nominated for Restaurateurs of the Year in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now!
Crain's Chicago Business 6/10/10Go 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.
AskMen 10/29/10Anti-Halloween Party - Drop by this Saturday to chill out upstairs or party in the downstairs lounge while enjoying half price bottle service.