Beatrix

Beatrix

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.beatrixchicago.com/
  • Phone: 3122841377x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    M-Fri 8:00am-11:00am

    Brunch
    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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Beatrix reviews from OpenTable diners
519 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (249)great for lunch (198)great for brunch (196)neighborhood gem (191)good for groups (161)hot spot (141)great for outdoor dining (112)special occasion (81)vibrant bar scene (67)kid-friendly (47)romantic (46)scenic view (23)late-night find (22)notable wine list (18)Show More
  • So good!
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Beatrix exceeded expectations on all fronts - from the cool decor and ambiance to the great service to the amazing food. We started with the quinoa cakes and kale salad, both of which were delicious and unique. I am not one to order pork very often, but the pork shank with peaches was one of the best entrees I've had this year. Seriously, try it! The waiter recommended the caramel pie, which was so rich and perfect to split with a group alongside the chocolate cake. I would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food leaves you hungry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Really liked the restaurant. Prices seemed really reasonable for the area until the food came. Portions are tiny! Would rather pay more and get a more substantial plate. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I've been walking by Beatrix forever so finally made lunch plans. I loved it. It was as cute inside as it is outside. Our waiter was pleasant, told him we had to be in and out in an hour, and he made sure we had our order quickly and he checked on us just enough. I had assumed it would be over-the-top expensive but the lunch menu is pretty reasonable. The menu also was interesting and portions generous (also loved their reusable take-home containers and bags). I had this great arugula, almond salad with salmon, and my friend had a quinoa burger and fries (vegetarian friendly). The noise level was probably the only drawback--the music was maybe a bit too loud for the lunch crowd. Looking forward to checking out the coffee bar in the AM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant
    MsQuinVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    When Beatrix first opened, I was so impressed that I went three times in one week! The food is very healthy and the combinations are amazing. The service is always first class. I can not ever leave without grabbing an exquisite dessert...or two. I love frou-frou coffee and they have great choices. I can not forget the ambiance; a table by the retractable windows is always a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative healthy choices
    LuvfreshandlightVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Fabulous choices of healthy food made in very flavorful ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good value in River North
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    River North is a hot spot for exciting venues and great restaurants, but it's hard to find a restaurant that has a wonderful menu and delicious food without the high price point and clubby vibe. Beatrix offers that alternative. It's a good value, first class restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Brunch
    foodluverchi
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I thought it was a wonderful price for the area as well as amazing food. Service was quick and excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh and tasty.
    cpinerua13
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had brunch and dinner on several ocassions (stayed at Aloft hotel) Great flavors. Outstanding service. Brilliant combination of ethnic flavors and fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Tryitall
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Started with a great cocktail, followed by the skirt steak and Fries. Cooked to perfection and incredibly flavorful. My friend had the Salmon with mole sauce. Really good. Service was excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty, comfortable
    cecelia
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was my third visit. Each time I've thought, great spot for gathering with a few friends I really want to catch up with, after work. The service is solid and the food is tasty.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A winner!
    Jbee13
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A fabulous meal! They get everything right. Everything on the menu looks enticing and the selections we made (kale salad, pot roast and cherry chocolate pound cake) were delicious. Great vibe - funky but warm. A professional and engaging server completed a wonderful meal. Hope to return repeatedly to sample everything else on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    MLD830
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place for brunch! Everything was great, especially the French toast!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    Fabfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to Chicago many times but this was our first visit to Beatrix. The food was fantastic, atmosphere buzzing and staff efficient and friendly. Whilst we found restaurant prices in general had risen a lot we thought our evening great value. In fact we enjoyed Saturday night so much we went back for Sunday brunch and enjoyed that equally. We have friends visiting Chicago next year and will definitely tell them to call.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Chi998844
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good place. Busy. Happening but not too scene-y. Fun ambience. Good place for a group looking to start out the night or date night. Recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flamingoyardart
    flamingoyardart
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food was good. Noisy but not too bad for conversation. Waiter had an attitude and made the experience less than what it could have been. Won't be back. Too many other good places out there to put up with bad service.
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  • Quirky discovery
    ToujourslacuisineVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was glad to discover this LEYE restaurant, with off-beat, healthy combinations of ingredients, e.g. turkey meatloaf with kale and sweet potatoes. (I'm going to try this at home.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise
    NJoyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Unusual menu choices, flavorful but more healthy. Our server Paige was outstanding! She made great suggestions and made the experience great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eclectic and warm!
    redheadWI
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Beatrix was a real surprise for me because the last time I happened to be in the same location, there was a parking lot. Quite a fun spot with a wonderful ambiance and very friendly. Not enough restaurants offer great mochas and a bakery to die for...... Delicious food, fabulous service, and noise level was not too crazy. Would highly recommend Beatrix as the place to go for a fun night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great Food & Service
    SamWVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is amazingly good and the Server Jose is even better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Different and interesting food choices. Salads were great. Carmel pie worth going for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beatrix
    NotAFoodiePgh
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Beatrix is a good place for dinner. Food was good...not outstanding or memorable though. Very casual atmosphere...plenty of open tables. Service was good. Valet parking is WAY overpriced at $14 (have to get ticket validated). Overall, pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Heaven
    CS440VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Absolutely perfect brunch. Great size portions, moderate prices, incredibly good food! Recommend the pancakes, they're almost like crepes. The fresh juices are fantastic and well worth the cost. We had a seat at one of two bars while we waited for our table, had great bloodies. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat Visits
    JudyLVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    There are so many choices in the city, now this one has become a favorite. We have returned for breakfast/brunch several times and each visit has been great. We even had our same server who remembered us - Milos! His suggestions, explanations and passion for the food and beverages has always been right and has helped us try some new things - Bulletproof Coffee and Chia pudding most recently. Sitting by the open windows to the street on a beautiful morning completed the dining experience. There is a great vibe in the place as well which is connected to the Aloft Hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, food and service
    JennyS
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I went to Beatrix as part of our in-town "babymoon". The food is a great variation on American bistro with lots of delicious options. The environment was hip but not pretentious and service was great. I am trying to avoid sugar as I am borderline for gestational diabetes - our waiter and the bartender were able to accommodate my needs by altering a cucumber and mint soda to have less sugar (no added cordial) and the result was still delicious. Thanks for helping us have a great night out, Beatrix!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family table item doesn't fit
    BernVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We love Beatrix and eat there often. On a few occasions I have had the "family table" item that is served Buffett style, the chicken chiliquiles. After having the other day tho I wish they would just add to the menu as the way they serve in a chaffing dish is not good, it doesn't hold and gets soggy so I always regret getting them. They don't fit with the caliber of the rest of the menu, nowhere close.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, Funky, and Fierce Food
    MacdeezVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love this place! I take anyone visiting here and I ALWAYS try and make my friends from here that have not been go. This place is right off the hotel and its so adorable inside with great lighting and the food is even better. Every waitress I have had has been so helpful and sweet. They train their staff well. I have many staples but the A's Salad to start is SO fresh and light, Quinoa cakes are delicious as well. Also some other favorites are the steak, short ribs, Chocolate salmon, neat turkey loaf and if you're gonna get desert you HAVE HAVE HAAAAVE to have the caramel pie. TO DIE FOR. Amazing date spot, but also great for big groups of friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising find
    LoveChicagoDining
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were both working in the city Friday and were looking for a new casual place to try with healthy menu options. Beatrix was perfect. We went at 5:30 on a Friday. We had made a reservation but would have had no problems getting a table at that time. Our server knew the menu and helped us make our choices. The Ceasar salad with yogurt based dressing was great. Highly recommend the Neatloaf which was made from ground turkey and sweet potatoes and served with braised kale and mashed potatoes and a vegetable broth based gravy. For dessert we simply picked the chocolate chip coffee cake from the pastry display and it was wonderful. Good coffee. We can't wait to go back for a Sunday brunch.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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  • Beatrix is the best.
    Hensel310VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    So far, my seven experiences at Beatrix have all been exceptional. The food is beautifully presented and always fresh & delicious. The menu selections are diverse enough to satisfy every palate. The service is quick, gracious and efficient. I can recommend pretty much every thing on the menu as I have tasted most of the dishes. The dessert selection on the menu is amazing but don't forget to pick up a cookie, muffin, scone or freshly made granola on your way out. If you want a great meal at a reasonable price, you really cannot do any better than Beatrix. I know, I've eaten there 7 times in the past year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ForgottenFriend
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I come here all the time for Beatrix's baked goods and I am never disappointed, always more than satisfied! However, I was sad about my dinner experience here... while the drinks were great, the dinner dishes were not very impressive; they simply didn't meet my expectations, considering how much I love their pastry bar and breakfast/lunch dishes. Then, when we went to the pastry bar for dessert, our waitress took our drinks and we weren't even closed to finishing them -- it just felt like she was ready for us to leave and we had only been there for no more than an hour. Also, the dog treats get moldy if not eaten in two days :( I won't be coming back for dinner or dog treats, but I'll be at the pastry bar, most likely tomorrow!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, healthy food
    Sheryl
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a great addition to the neighborhood. The food is healthy and delicious. Even if you sit inside, you feel like you are enjoying the weather outside when it is nice due to their large windows that open during nice weather. Great bar area too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patio Seating nice
    ChoobiVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent service, healthy food that doesn't feel 'overly healthy'. Creative drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hurray for Healthy Food!
    RegularVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    On a recent visit to Chicago, we were seeking a healthier breakfast/brunch alternative. The reviews on Beatrix led us to book a table. First off, we were delighted with the freshly prepared juices: acai/pomegranite, a green blend, and so forth. The bakery offered gorgeous and tasty muffins and other goods--some made gluten-free and with honey and agave as sweeteners. I loved the organic vanilla yogurt with fresh berries and my husband was thrilled with the lemon/berry pancakes absolutely to die for. We went back the next day before leaving. Service was perfect from the hostess to the two servers each day. Wish we had such a place in our hometown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First time here. Food and service were very good. Too noisy for us. The caramel pie (recommended by our waitress) was deliciously outstanding and not as gooey rich as the name implies.
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  • Beatrix
    EatsChicagoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Amazing, as always. LOVE the brunch here. The servers are always happy to help. The coffee bar, fresh juices and pastries keep me coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    KimmyWVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined here last Saturday night for the first time. I loved the vibe, the energy, decoration and the service was outstanding. The only downfall was that the food was just ok to me. I was expecting to be blown away, and it isn't bad by any means, just not as great as we were hoping. The salads were a generous portion, I had the brioche branzino, he had the potroast - not bad but not as great as I was anticipating. I'd go back to try the brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great desserts
    kirstjenVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We came here after dinner, just for desserts. I ordered the caramel pie which was really good, with a nice crust of thick & crisp shortbread. Good portion size - I didn't share it, but I certainly could have. Probably should have. A couple of people in my party ordered the blueberry slab pie and they also raved about it, complimenting the crust again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was great. We will definitely be back next time we are in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Nick
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Stopped by Beatrix for Saturday Brunch. Food and ambience wonderful. Highly Recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food and Experience
    Bronzebax
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food from a truly creative menu and we had the best server on the planet, Lizzie.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Loved the atmosphere and service was excellent. We were excited by the menu but thought the food was good not great. The truffled pasta with poached egg lacked flavor and the egg was over cooked. Thinking about going back for brunch but we will not rush back for dinner.
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