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European-inspired fare and cocktails light up River North.


Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual

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Hubbard Inn, Chicago, IL

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Hubbard Inn Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: The epicenter of River North nightlife happens on Hubbard Street, thanks in part to this jack-of-all-restaurants. Its identity isn’t tied to the ye olde tavern décor (with extremely fun touches such as heavy wood, globular lamps and a library stacked with books). Upstairs, The Key Club lights up with DJs and young Chicagoans blowing off steam.

Likes: There’s no warmer place to be in River North than inside this otherworldly space, which channels a European tavern.
Dislikes: If clubstaurants aren’t your thing, don’t venture upstairs to The Key Club.

Food & Drinks: Flexible for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches, Hubbard Inn makes small plates its strong suit. Global bites such as bacon-wrapped dates, bison burger sliders, duck bocadillos and Moroccan veggie turnovers satisfy the post-work or pre-game crowd. On the brunch side, savory options are plentiful, from the pork belly Benedict to the many flatbreads, including chorizo and goat cheese and mushroom and asparagus. A splurge-worthy seafood tower is piled high with chilled oysters, crab legs, poached shrimp, shucked clams and Maine lobster. Beer represents the Midwest --- think Virtue Cider, Great Lakes Eliot Ness Lager and Bell’s Two Hearted Ale.

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