Modern American Food in a Hip,
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.
Hub 51 - Chicago, IL51 W. Hubbard
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In the News
August 1, 2012
When R.J. and Jerrod Melman, sons of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises founder Richard Melman, were given the chance to create a restaurant of their own, "we wanted the menu to include everything we were eating at the time...tacos, sushi, burgers, you name it," says R.J.» Read more
December 21, 2010
You might want to sleep in New Year’s Day, but there is nothing better to kick that hangover from too much champagne the night before then to have a hearty breakfast the next morning. You don’t even need to get out of your pajamas to enjoy brunch at some places.» Read more
November 18, 2010
Watch your back beer! Wine and spirits are taking over taps. When Jerrod and RJ Melman open French bistro Paris Club (59 W. Hubbard St.) in January, they plan to have three wines - one red, one white and one sparkling - on tap.» Read more
June 30, 2010
Ask any Chicago White Sox fan to name the hottest new player on the rooster and chances are all voices will rise up to praise the great new White Sox hope: Gordon Beckham.» Read more