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Today I have decided to share with all of you one of my latest brunch reviews with my friend Anna and her mom at a local Chicago hot spot, Hub 51. Enjoy!
Restaurant: Hub 51
Neighborhood: River North
Ambiance: To quote Cheeky Chicago (one of my favorite Chicago sites), Hub 51 is “industrial chic.”
Things You Should Know:
– They open for brunch on Sundays at 10 a.m.
– They take reservations (which if you go out for brunch in Chicago often, you know this is hard to come by).
– The restaurant is very accommodating to making menu changes/substitutions as requested.
– I found their brunch menu to be very reasonable.
My Menu Picks: What is a girls brunch without a yummy cocktail? Of course I had to start with Hub 51’s River North Mimosa (they make theirs with what they call “hub punch” and champagne). I can’t remember all of the ingredients in their “hub punch,” but I can say the mimosa was super tasty.
I thought instead of just sharing with you what I ordered (which is what I typically do), I would share everyone else’s dishes as well. I had the Truffled Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs (I opted for egg whites only), truffle butter, and brie. This also came with a side of either salad or fries. I chose the salad which came with the Hub vinaigrette. Delicious!
Anna went with a menu item I was quite close to choosing, the Huevos Rancheros (fresh eggs over easy, black beans, ranchero sauce, and Oaxaca cheese). She licked her plate clean, so i’d say she more than liked it.
Anna’s mom ordered the Lemon Skinny Pancakes with berries. They call these skinny because it is a very thin, flaky pancake that they serve with butter only, no syrup. According to both Anna and her mom this was very tasty!
Final Thoughts: The food was yummy, the service was great, and the prices were just right. I would definitely recommend Hub 51 for brunch.
51 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Overall Rating: CC (out of 4 C’s)
Price Range: $$