Beatrix
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
522 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (257)great for brunch (195)great for lunch (190)neighborhood gem (182)good for groups (169)hot spot (139)great for outdoor dining (104)special occasion (74)vibrant bar scene (56)kid-friendly (43)romantic (42)late-night find (22)scenic view (20)notable wine list (18)Show More
  • Fast food joint or restaurant?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    While the drinks and bottle if wine met our expectations, other than coffee bar treats we took home for breakfast the next day, our dinner was bland and left so much to be desired. Of all the amazing places in Chicago, and the prime real estate of this location, I'm really surprised! Take the food of another great place, add it to this ambiance and service and you've got 5 stars... until then, I definitely prefer somewhere else.
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  • YUM!!
    Tlwsc
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Found Beatrix by googling "top restaurants of Chicago". And it's no surprise why Beatrix is on the list! Delicious food and a number of options for the gluten-free diner. The ahi tuna app and hummus were big hits. The salmon and the pork shank are must-try's. Nice wine list & cocktail options. Fun vibe, great service. We will definitely go back next time we're in town. Reservations recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Food and Location
    Hkirv
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We stayed st Aloft last weekend and ended up at Beatrix for one dinner and one brunch. Interesting menu with good variety. Dinner time was nice and busy with many people at the bar - not the typical feel of a "hotel restaurant" at all. Staff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    Osmeyers
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Delish and great atmosphere. Service was awesome. We let the waiter know we were in a bit of time crunch and he was very accommodating! Over all great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Appetizers
    Aspen16001
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We ordered 6 out of the 7 apps on the menu. The quinoa patties and the potato salad deviled eggs were wonderful. The beets were good, but I wouldn't order them again. The fries were ok but nothing special and the chicken meatballs had great flavor but didn't stand out as opposed to the quinoa and eggs. This place is also good if you have vegetarians or gluten free people in the party. They have non-traditional veggie items and a good selection of gluten free. The O My! Caramel Pie is apptly named. Best ever!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy my meal here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food is delicious, ambiance is fantastic and the cookies are AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit disappointing
    Skett
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Brought a group of six to the restaurant for lunch. None had been there prior. Our service was great, and lunch came quickly which was good, Our view was the kitchen as we were in the back corner. I was not impressed with the food overall, the menu made the food seem much more than it was. My cobb salad, a bit bland and pricy for what I received. Not a place I would visit again.
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  • Delicious!
    FromSeattle
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We were on a short visit to Chicago but wanted a special dinner (belated birthday) so made reservations at Beatrix. The ambiance wasn't as upscale as perhaps I'd expected (no tablecloths, tvs visible in the bar, music noticeable) but it was a nice energy and wow, the food was delicious. We shared the hummus & naan appetizer and the amazing 5 A's salad. My husband had the burger, somewhat sheepishly - but it's what he was craving, and he thought it was great. I had the parmesan-crusted chicken - not something I usually order, but was in the mood for something rich, and the mashed potatoes I ordered extra as a side were the perfect accompaniment. They then gave me a beautiful piece of chocolate cake with a candle for my birthday, gratis!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu
    DoubleE
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Menu is very limited!! Full flavour and good food but not very suitable for a typical breakfast/brunch due to minimal menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beatrix was yummy!
    Sony62
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was outstanding. Quinoa cakes delicious and so was the chicken Bebe. Gluten free menu is substantial and the tall dark and handsome chocolate was not only delicious but also gluten free. It might be be best gf dessert I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday brunch
    ChiTownGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have now been to Beatrix several times for brunch (fyi - menu switches to dinner at 2pm) and am now a big fan. The food options are great and everyone always enjoys their meal. We have had exceptional service, especially from Ty. He not only remembered us from an earlier visit but remembered details of our earlier visit. The staff was all very interested in how our meal was going and quick to respond to any need we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Lenox
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was perfect - we had the chicken, the vegetable lasagna, and the salmon. The food is exceptional, service is good, and atmosphere is lively and comfortable in a really cool spot. The best part was the Caramel Pie - it was one of the best desserts I have had in Chicago ever - we even went back the next day to indulge the craving. Highly recommend -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot!!
    Luv2lunchVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food is excellent and service is efficient. You can be in and out in less than an hour when you need!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    hut52
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I recently dined at Beatrix for dinner and could not have had a better experience. They have a flavorful menu, great desserts, and a unique all-American wine list. The server was friendly and even gave us some of the pastries they had left to take home. All in all, I left wishing I had come earlier and I plan to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    joopnightVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The lemon pancakes were to die for and the juices were very good. This will now be a regular stop for us from now on when we visit Chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Delightful
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We came across this restaurant when we arrived in Chicago early in the morning. The juices were just what we needed to get re-hydrated! I got orange/mango/pineapple and my companion got blueberry rosemary. They were terrific! Our meals were delicious; the menu featured many healthful and tasty options. The service was outstanding! Our waiter was cheerful and accommodating. The featured latte was a bit sweet for my taste- I prefer a plain latte, but overall everything was terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch!
    Sarah
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I loved the spicy Bloody Mary and quinoa cakes with poached eggs--super flavorful and unique! I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Will
    BeeBah
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent dinner. Great bartender. Loved the the fresh juices. Great waitress. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drops the ball
    table42VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Lettuce Entertain You really dropped the ball on this restaurant. If you want food, covered in a sugary sweet syrup, then this is the place for you. From the cocktails to the mushy chicken meatballs to the pork shank, everything seemed to be covered in sugar. The only item that wasn't, was the salmon that I had to send back because it was served practically raw. The second try proved edible and actually was quite tasty. Even so, the menu description of the salmon dish stated it was accompanied by a smoked almond slaw, sounds good doesn't it? However, the slaw had no smoke flavor to speak of ... I really wish menu writers would be more careful when describing a dish. Pass on this place... Your not missing a thing.
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  • Beatrix
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Its a very good kitschy place to go for some great food and a nice vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    PotRoastDreams
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Thanks to Beatrix for a Delicious Meal. That Pot Roast is Unforgettable...and I mean I literally can't stop thinking about it.
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  • Great for Non-Meat Meals
    Thing1
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is a great place to eat when you want to take a break from meat, or if you are actually a vegan like I am. I had the quinoia stuffed peppers and they were amazing, tasty, and filling. It's so great to see a chef able to incorporate protein into a non-meat meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Lunch was good
    CJDiningVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was my first time visiting Beatrix. I went for lunch with some friends. We tried the stuffed peppers and mushroom quinoa burger. I would highly recommend either of these dishes. The burger didn't fall apart and was not overly "mushroomy". Great combination of flavors in the stuffed peppers. For the three of us, sharing these two dishes was perfect. The service was good -- attentive but we didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Solid lunch spot- healthy options
    GfedoVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great lunch spot in River North. Nice atmosphere - especially on nice days when the walls are opened to the outside. The supernatural chop salad is a great choice- healthy and delicious with seasonal fruit- currently peaches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food leaves you hungry
    OpenrevVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    AMF1234VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Interesting menu. Wonderful brunch. Would go again in a second.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    tealover4000
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No anniversary acknowledgement
    Cheesie1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Chose this place because my wife is vegetarian and I am not, so it seemed they had something for each of us. Interesting enough menu. BLARING music when we walked in on a Sunday evening at 5:30pm. Seemed way over the top and out of context. We think another diner asked it to be turned down, because after about 10 minutes of this the volume moderated. The biggest disappointment is that I called and specifically told them we were there to celebrate our anniversary, and they told me they would do something special, but absolutely didn't. Even charged us full price for desserts. On special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays, the restaurant should always make some attempt, however feeble, to acknowledge the occasion.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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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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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    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
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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.