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Beatrix Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.beatrixchicago.com
  • Email: beatrix@leye.com
  • Phone: (312) 284-1377
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We went for dinner, and the restaurant itself is a bit awkward for a night spot; the ceilings are too high for the lighting, perhaps? It feels a little warehouse-y and not in a good way. We were seated by the bar and the music was also a bit loud. But the food was good, and when the kitchen ended up being out of the halibut that the waiter recommended to me, the manager not only came over to check on my replacement order (the pot roast), he comped it, as well! I was impressed, as that's never actually happened to me before. The pot roast itself was delicious, and my dining companions enjoyed their orders of the chocolate-chili salmon and the skirt steak, as well. I might go back for dinner, but I would love to check out their brunch. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "With the time I have for break at work, Beatrix is full of friendly, quick, and approachable employees. The food is fantastic, for lack of a better word at the moment, and the service is incredible. I have yet to find another restaurant that leaves an impression as Beatrix does. Additionally, the ambience at the location is beautiful. I have definitely found my regular lunch spot."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I've worked in the service industry for 7 years and have always had the motto the customer gets what the customer wants. I also know a thing or two about server sections/rotation. With that being said we were sat at the farthest table from the restaurant, basically in the hotel lobby. The hotel doors kept opening and I was very cold. It also smelled like a hotel where we were sitting so I lost my appetite. There was the perfect table across from us by the window and it was empty for 10-15 minutes. I kept trying to get my server's attention but to no avail. Finally I got her and asked if we could move. She downright denied me stating that it was in a separate section and basically it would cause her extra work/issues. I was dumbfounded."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Went to Beatrix to celebrate our anniversary. We had received a gift card for the Lettuce Entertain You network, and this restaurant was on the list. What an EXCELLENT choice!!! Starting from the location, very hip, nice and modern deco, and the waitress was very nice and friendly. The food was great, very nice selection on soft drinks, that is, not only pop, but several combination of natural fruit drinks. Gluten-free options as well, if needed. We MUST return. Perfect experience... Oh, and dessert... heaven on earth!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu is so healthy and delicious. The fresh squeezed juices make a lunch feel like a special occasion. The use of quinoa makes everthing seem healthy. :) I recommend this to anyone for locals and out of town guests."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was a chic yet laid back atmosphere with fantastic food. Everything about my experience was perfect! You have to go if you haven't been. If you have been...go back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Good neighborhood spot. Service was a nice mix of friendly but professional and everything we tried was good(deviled eggs, arugula and pear salad, turkey meatloaf, drinks). Ambiance is a somewhat strange mix of hotel coffee shop and trendy, and the noise level was surprisingly loud for a place that wasn't super crowded (not helped by a table of shrieking young women, bachelorette party?). Still, would return for the good food at moderate prices."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love this place. The salmon and the pork shank are both so good. Great find."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Beatrix has become our favorite family restaurant. We always start with one of their fresh squeezed juices or cocktails, and then move on to one of their original salads. We love the original combinations of new (to us) ingredients, which are fresh and bursting with flavor. Service is speedy, knowledgeable and friendly, and the menu changes regularly. A real treat!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fun, FABULOUS food....comforting without being biring....and as my foodie friend told our WONDERFUL waiter Chris, "I can't stop Yummmmmm-ing!" A really super place for every meal. Can't wait to return. LETTUCE has another hit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "A business lunch....good, healthy menu. Am glad we chose Beatrix."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The waitress Emily provided great advice and was knowledgeable about the menu and what to recommend based on our preference."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I'm a bit biased as I think that Lettuce Entertain You just keeps getting it right. Beatrix is a great addition to the family. Wonderful food, great service, and a great vibe. Please try the caramel pie. It's the dessert that even non-dessert people will love."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We have gone to Beatrix several times.......it is never a disappointment. The food is delicious and the service is great."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I decided to have a bit of a stay-cation with a friend and the restaurant is within the aLoft hotel. Great location and great food. Awesome vegetarian and non-vegetarian options on the menu, matched with great cocktails."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "appetizers were good, the ahi crude and the soup. Main courses were a disappointment. Fish was overcooked and unseasoned. Dessert was dreadful pseudo cheesecake salted caramel Too many other great choices in Chicago at same price point"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First time at Beatrix for lunch. Very creative menu and the food was outstanding. Very helpful waiter."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I returned for another dinner. Cocktail list is creative. I tried the vodka melon drink which is ok, although nothing to fall in love with. Size of plates varies immensely. Last time our dishes were large (meatloaf, fish). This time I had salad w/ chicken & grains. Always a relief to find something on a restaurant menu that makes you feel healthy, and still sounds tasty. It was a large portion so I couldn't finish it all. But some of the guys ordered entress that didn't leave them full, the chicken & especially the Ahi. Ahi should be moved to the appetizer section. The waiter said it was on the smaller side - so thankfully fries were ordered as a side. But it is the size of the beet appetizer."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I went there with a group of three girls for dinner. We ordered the pork shank, meatloaf, and pot roast. All three were very good. The cocktails were amazing as well- I especially liked the Vodka Dew. We had the caramel pie for dessert which should not be missed. Service was good, everything was good. I'll be back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I've been to Beatrix twice and loved both meals. The food is interesting and delicious and the service is great --- just attentive enough."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This 10 month old restaurant has a modern vibe with several healthy and delicious options including fresh juices, salads, wild fish and chia seed pudding. I am definitely planning a return trip in the coming year!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "After wanting to go here for months I finally had an opportunity to take a client and expense it. I can't wait to come back on my own dime!!! The food here was wonderful. It was comfort food taken to the next level. After the lunch everyone could not stop raving about the food. The waitress was very mindful of our space and was not too push to keep us moving which I loved. You have to try the tomato soup it is out of this world!!! The straight A salad with salmon was delicious, maybe a little too much dressing, but I made do, because the flavors were great. Others at the table got the pot roast sandwich and the salmon dish (wish turns into salmon tacos, I was told they were out of this world). Can't wait to come back!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great space, terrific menu. Not the place to look for a quiet, intimate dining experience -- Beatrix has lots of energy to go with the food. Menu is unique without being outrageous. The salmon with chocolate-chili sauce was perfect, as was the truffled pasta with egg (for dinner!). The slice of chocolate cake was enough for 4 and is great, but I'm not a fan of the chia custard. Everyone will find something great to eat here. They also know how to deal with gluten and other food allergies without fuss."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our first visit to Beatrix and we enjoyed it very much. The menu is inventive and well thought out, the service was spot on and it was a vibrant, eclectic atmosphere. The people watching was fun! We enjoyed a lovely lunch and will certainly be returning soon for lunch and hopefully also to try the dinner menu. Prices are reasonable and the open loft style feels young and fresh. Great choice, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my second time at Beatrix and I will have to say my service was not very good - very disconnected. Server not very inviting or interested. it seemed like our table mihgt have been between two sections and no one knew who was supposed to take our order. Food was great and I'll be back. this time I was with a business client so it was a bit embarrassing since I had talked so highly of Beatrix. Hope this helps."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I read the good reviews of Beatrix and decided to give it a try for lunch. I was impressed with the menu---lots of unique choices--not boring in the the least. We split the hummus appetizer--very good---the 3 grain arugula salad---excellent and the prime burger. The french fries were really good--crunchy, tasty and not greasy. I would definitely return (to try some of the other choices) and recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was my second time eating at Beatrix. Both times the food has been fabulous . I have had excellent service. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the turkey meatloaf and carrot/apple/ginger juice. Such a nice HEALTHY find in the heart of Chicago (which is inundated with steak houses)! Great service :)"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I stated at the Aloft adjacent, had lunch, breakfast and dinner. Several business meetings and by myself, food was great. Service very good. Try the pot roast sandwich! Only complaint is they do not open until 8am"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "While the food was different and interesting, our overall feeling after our meal was disappointment. Lettuce Entertain You restaurants usually are enjoyable. Perhaps, because this restaurant doubles as a hotel restaurant it loses something. The ambience was cold and the service not up to Lettuce standards. The menu was also quite limited."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the pricing extremely reasonable. I had a fabulous turkey burger. My colleagues enjoyed the quinoa and mushroom burger (delicious fries), and a tasty salad special. The mood was energetic, but quiet enough to enjoy a conversation easily. This is also a great restaurant for those with allergies, especially gluten allergies."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I took my bridesmaids here based on a recommendation from a friend, living up north and working in the loop I don't often eat in the area but was pleased with everything start to finish and me and friends had a reasonably priced brunch for about $25 downtown and with drinks!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I visited Chicago with 12 friends and we hit up Beatrix on a recommendation from someone who lives in the city. We loved everything about it. Every single one of us loved what we ordered and the mimosas were out of this world. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we went back for brunch the next day before we headed home. The enchilladas with egg, kale and tomatillo sauce were incredible, as were the lemon pancakes. I'm not sure you could go wrong with anything from the menu. Plus, our servers were friendly and on top of it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had heard good things about Beatrix, but wasn't expecting the quality of the whole experience. Delicious food, beautifully presented, reasonably price and in a fun and lively atmosphere. Will come again!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Short but diverse menu, well-thought out. Excellent craftsmanship, moderate pricing and perhaps the best service we've ever received in downtown Chicago (and we're long time residents) all combined to make this the perfect and most memorable choice for our recent anniversary. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I thought brunch here was pretty good and it fits into the restaurants overall theme of pushing healthier options. I had a a kale-pineapple juice with an egg white omelette while my friend enjoyed lemon pancakes. Don't expect large portion sizes. If you're looking for a big brunch, this is not the place to go."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I moved here 2 months ago and started going there about then and it has become one of my favorite spots no matter what the occasion. Great location and they have a short delicious menu and they are committed to every item on it. Highly recommend checking this place out."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Something for everyone. Server not very knowledgeable And rushed us through the meal. Not a busy Tuesday evening. She was not polished And sub par for such a good restaurant."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We were late for our reservation and then crunched for time to make it to a show. The server and kitchen both did amazing job of accommodating us - the food came out super fast. I had the neatloaf which was fabulous. Husband had the burger and fries which he raved about as well. We really enjoyed the ambiance. The menu isn't huge, but seems to be extremely well executed which I'd prefer honestly. After a not great service experience at a different LEYE restaurant in the fall, I was thrilled to have such wonderful attention at Beatrix. I would definitely dine here again when the opportunity arises."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I really like everything I've chosen here so far. I've now been for both brunch and dinner. The quinoa cakes are outstanding. I keep threatening to make them, but I'm afraid they won't come out as good as they make them here. We also had their pasta and egg dish, and that too was really interesting. The portions aren't huge, but you get what you pay for in quality. This place is in the Aloft hotel, open off their lobby. Because of this and the fact they're in the tourist containment zone, they tend to get a lot of tourists. Don't let that deter you. You're going to get a really good meal here. The wine list is nicely priced for the area, although I find the cocktails on the small side. Part of the Lettuce Entertain You empire."
    Dined on 3/9/2014