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Beatrix Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.beatrixchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 284-1377
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast
    M-Fri 8:00am-11:00am

    Sat & Sun 8:00am-2:00pm

    Lunch & Dinner
    M-Th 11:30am-10:00pm
    Fri-Sat 2:00pm-11:00pm
    Sun 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Susan Weaver, Rita Dever and John Chiakulas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clark & Grand
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Beatrix
Beatrix is a neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and meeting place located in Chicago’s River North. Our chef partners Susan Weaver, Rita Dever and John Chiakulas have created a menu inspired by food made in Lettuce’s test kitchen.

Beatrix is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings.

All pastries, breads and sweets are baked in house daily. Some of our favorites include Seeded Rye English Muffins, Honey Butter Cinnamon Buns and Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Our coffee and tea program will showcase two iconic Chicago roasters, Intelligensia and Metropolis.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Beatrix was an AMAZING experience! The food was to die for and the service was nothing short of professional. I'd been looking forward to visiting and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a place last minute and luckily there were reservations available. When we got there they told us there was a 15minute delay on reservations and they would message us when they were ready for us. Exactly 15min later, once we grabbed a drink at the bar, my phone buzzed. A table was ready inside and as we sat down my husband requested if the outside was available. The hostess said that all night it had been a long wait. A few minutes later she returned and said "surprisingly we had a table open up outside, are you still interested?" We enjoyed the outdoor weather, unfortunately it was loud because of the hotel next door and people out on a Friday night. Overall we were happy with everything!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I've been to Beatrix 3 times now and I've enjoyed all of my visits. I love the variety of options on the menu as well as the seasonality. I've tried their fish (Branzino and Salmon) and they do that very well. Their chicken is amazing. Sometimes their combinations of flavors are unusual, but I've loved them every time. The Oh My! Caramel pie is to die for! Coupled with the bakery and coffee options, they are hard to beat. Love that they serve Bulletproof coffee! It's my absolute favorite!!! I hope they keep up the good work. ;o)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My daughter and I went there to celebrate her birthday. My daughter is a waitress, and she said our waitress was the BEST. Loved her. Loved the open windows, food, water bottles, chairs, temperature, friendliness; great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Took my husband here for a birthday celebration Not quite the atmosphere for a romantic dinner but food was phenomenal! We sat in comfy chairs at a small table and were able to have a great breeze coming in from their open wall. Our waiter was a perfect blend of attention and charm. I recommended this to my daughter as a must go. Their chicken bebe was melt in your melt! My husband had the chili chocolate glazed salmon and it was delicious. His dessert- the talk, dark & handsome chocolate cake was much lighter than expected with the mousse filling. We had an enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Beatrix is my go-to restaurant for meeting with friends or colleagues during the work week. The menu is nicely balanced light fare for those who have a busy afternoon and don't want to overdo it, and upscale comfort food for those who need a big meal to fuel the rest of their day. The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious, the service is impeccable. I'm eager to give Beatrix a try for dinner one evening when I'm in River North."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had dinner outside with 2 adults and 2 kids. The menu isn't necessarily conducive to children, but the play area in the lobby works well. The waiter we had was especially wonderful to the 2 talkative kids, he was a gem! I had the kale salad and it was great, I'd order it again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Good, clean, interesting food that isn't exorbitantly priced."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was my third time at Beatrix but my first dinner there. The appetizers - hummus and naan bread, and fries are amazing. My husband's main course was better than mine (the brioche crusted branzini) In fact it was delicious. The desserts, we tried the Vanilla bean kulfi and the tall dark and handsome chocolate cake were both fantastic. The cake was light and not overly sweet. Just the way I like it! We happened to go on a night where there seemed to be multiple bachelorette parties at the restaurant, so it was pretty lively. Not the ideal environment for a romantic date night, but fun people watching. The drinks are always great. I had the blueberry and basil smash with a shot of vodka and it was really delicious!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good food but be wary should you get seated in the bar. It's crowded and loud and, I suspect, poorer service than you might get in other parts of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Capitalizing on the "farm to table" trend this high energy eatery is a fun spot to visit. Food is OK--though a touch trendy. Wait staff hopefully will mature with time and experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "For the past few months our team has been looking for a place to go that would be great for a nice brunch meeting. As soon as we were seated, it was decided that Beatrix would be our spot. The server was very attentive and the staff members were friendly. The music was little loud, but that was something that we quickly overlooked. I loved the follow up call to ensure that we were good to go with our reservation."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Beatrix had a dedicated gluten-free menu that didn't require any concessions. The selections were broad, varied and most importantly delicious. My non GF companion had a great meal as well. Really good food!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great place to relax and enjoy a good meal. Service was outstanding. Save room for deserts."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Was the perfect meeting place for a family brunch on sunday. Noise level was a bit more than I expected - but not over the top. Food was very good and our server was delightful!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It's obviously a place for younger diners because as oldsters, we were struggling to hear each other talk. Of course, it's coupon season and Sunday's likely a madhouse."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Brunch at Beatrix was delightful and delicious. The menu had old standbys but had some truly unusual and light options, too. Light, lemon pancakes were wonderful and the side of homemade turkey sausage made for a great meal. Wonderful Intelligentisia coffee rounded out our meal. We live nearby, but met friends who were in for the weekend. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This place has a wonderful Gluten Free Menu, making it an easy choice for my wife (Celiac Sufferer)."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had a great brunch at Beatrix, the fresh juice and quinoa cakes with poached eggs were delicious - I liked that their dishes are not too complex and the ingredients are of high quality. The dessert we had was just okay, but there were many other options. The service was wonderful, we lingered forever without being disturbed or pressured to leave. The decor, music, and ambience were also great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I each ordered separate braised dishes. He ordered the pork and and I ordered the pot roast. They were both so tender and juicy, they were delicious! I would go back for the pot roast alone! The waiter described the food as "healthy, reworked comfort food" and he was so right! They also had a great selection of cocktails to choose from and very friendly staff. Our experience was wonderful and the prices were great for the quality of food and service received."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "There are so many choices for eating out in Chicago, when family comes to visit, it's a bit intimidating to find the exact right choice to showcase what Chicago can do. We'd been to Beatrix before and liked it so much, we were looking for a reason to go back. The waiter was helpful with menu recommendations, and we had a wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our food and service were excellent. Food is creative, but straight forward. Specialty juices, drinks, and wines are all great! The atmosphere is relaxing and pretty and the open walls/windows are perfect in nice weather. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had a eggs & asparagus pasta. Very tasty and a creative way of doing pasta. Excellent service!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The menu us diverse and interesting...the prices are reasonable especially for the quality. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It's ironic. I'm from Detroit, not Chicago, but for a recent dinner with work colleagues (2 based in Chicago) I was confident that scheduling a dinner at Beatrix would not disappoint. Everyone had a great experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was my 4th visit. I try something new each time, and I continue to be more and more impressed!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Beatrix is great lunch spot - the food is delicious. The caramel pie is a must. We always have great service. Recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service and food at Beatrix is wonderful. Focus on healthy dishes."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The salmon w. smoked almond slaw and corn tortillas was just so delicious I would go back in a heart beat for it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Service was extremely slowwww, but food was wonderful. Quinoa cakes and Lemon Pancakes were awesome!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We went for breakfast...an event we rarely do. Guests from out of town wanted breakfast. We went for hotel proximity. We waited 30' for a the buffet plate (no prep required), the oatmeal (no prep required), the salad (no prep required), the omelet (minimal prep required)....& never saw the waiter again to get a coffee refill until he presented the bill. The cooks were not idle, as I saw dish after dish leaving the open kitchen but no one around US was eating...it must have all gone outside. The chicken salad could have used more chicken & less arugula, the oatmeal would have been nicer hotter with more accoutrements than a few paltry dried cherries & a few grains of brown sugar & milk. & THAT'S WHY I DON'T GO OUT FOR BREAKFAST."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Really loud loft space, lacking wine list, food just so-so."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Ok, we skipped the pastries, so I should have made this a 4. In total, the food was just average for all the entrees, and definitely a step below some of the other peers in the area. Prices are good, and I'd love to dine here if I was staying at the aloft."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We loved Beatrix! We went early with our 16 month old and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious and they had the walls down so you had the outdoor feel while still inside. I'd definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We went for a light dinner before attending a lecture, and it was perfect. The dishes are very creative and delicious. The chocolate chip cookies for dessert were perfect - chewy and tasty! Look forward to trying more entrees. Enthusiastically recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Beatrix Is one of our favorite places to eat out. The menu has a healthy bend and everything I've ever had there was delicious. It's especially amazing for brunch. The steak and eggs, egg white sandwich and chilaquiles bar are all delicious. Definitely try this place."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I really enjoyed it. Food was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We ate at Beatrix for lunch upon recommendation from OpenTable. We were not disappointed. There were unique offerings on the lunch menu. The service was outstanding. Even my 12 year old grandson was pleased. The five of us were heading to the Wendella Boat tour and Beatrix was within easy walking distance of the boat."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Wonderful lunch, wonderful service. Highly reccomend. Next time im going to try a desert and juice."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "With the closing of Scoozi we've been looking for a new place to go for a relaxed, casual, spur-of-the-moment meal in the River North area with a gluten free menu. Actually, there are several choices, but this one rises to the top of the list when considering food, service and ambiance. It's a little bit quirky - intentionally so - but the simplicity of the menu and the unusual offerings transforms quirky into both inviting and interesting. We recommend the juices..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014