Beatrix - River North

4.7
3156 reviews
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$30 and under
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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, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sundays.

All pastries, breads and sweets are baked in house daily. Some of our favorites include Sadie's Crunch Cake, Honey Butter Cinnamon Buns and Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Our coffee and tea program will showcase two iconic Chicago roasters, Intelligensia and Metropolis and specialty offerings like Nitro, Bulletproof, and more!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

More comfortable than a MINI Cooper, Beatrix is a casual and versatile restaurant in River North.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 3156 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great! Sunny, warm day allowed us to enjoy brunch outside which was an added bonus.

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AH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Very personable waitress, Alexa and busboy, Daniel. Will be back very soon. The carmel dessert was the best along with the ‘healthy’ :) infused cocktails!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & Great service!

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t
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, but the music was WAY TOO LOUD for a relaxing Easter Sunday brunch with family. This isn't a night club or a sports bar, it's a restaurant. I literally couldn't hear anything that was being said at the table and was relegated to eating my meal in silence. While I appreciate retro 80s music as much as anyone, it shouldn't take center stage while trying to converse with family, on a holiday. Seriously, WTF?!?

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NZ
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Easter brunch at Beatrix and it was amazing. The staff was accommodating and very friendly. The food was outstanding. From the pancakes to the cauliflower grits to the eggs and to the waffles -- everything was delicious. The blueberry, grape, basil drink was awesome. Prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be back when we visit Chicago!

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Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, great food!

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SH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great brunch with friends before going to see a Saturday matinee performance of Hamilton. Everything was delicious!!!

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p
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Both hostess and servers were not particularly nice. Definitely have some attitude. Food was fine. Nothing spectacular but perfectly fine.

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FT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our dining experience this time was not as great as usual.
Five of us were sat at the table right next to the kitchen walkway. This table would’ve been fine for maybe three people, but two of us were literally in the path of wait staff. The waiter also took forever to come by. He was polite and courteous the entire time, but barely checked on us and packed my leftover cake upside down(?!). A lot of our food was delivered to the wrong person too.
I understand it’s busy on Friday nights, but I would have appreciated an overall better dining experience.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food! All time breakfast favorite!

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CF
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

1. Received wrong meal on one order.
2. Salmon came out raw on second order. It was ordered as: ‘medium rare - not raw’.
3. Birthday points we thought were $30, only given $15.
4. Waitress seemed uninterested in the diner’s needs. Seemed to be just there for the tip.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal as we met to discuss / plan our daughter’s upcoming wedding, shower, and bachelorette party. Service was great. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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DC
Pittsburgh
55 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food; our table ordered green chili enchiladas, egg white omelette, the belgian waffles and the steak chimichurri and everyone was without critique. The caramel pie was decadent. The service was very accommodating and attentive. Great brunch choice.

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LK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lettuce entertain you gift card and selected Beatrix due to the number of vegan options.

Our server was excellent and had great recommendations. I liked what I ate, with the farotto being the best thing.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Very good, I will be back!
Contemporary breakfast

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MP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 6 of us dining and they were able to seat us early into a nice round table. Our server Chris was friendly, attentive and informative. The cocktails were fantastic, as were the appetizers. One slight hiccup was one of our party's entrees was not ready at the same time as the rest of us, but they immediately apologized and rectified the situation. We all enjoyed our entrées and would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

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WS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. We had the burrata cheese app (simple but yum!!), the A-Plus salad (super yum and well dressed) and I had the salmon (which is essentially salmon mole tacos with slaw). These were far more delicious than I imagined. Crunchy edges while the fish was moist and not over-sauced. Really great experience overall. I would definitely go here again when in town.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Turkey Neatloaf-one of my favorite dishes anywhere in Chicago! Most comforting dish with two great sides. You just have to try it!

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S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good burgers.

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AW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beatrix was a fabulous place for Sunday brunch with a friend! The food and service was fantastic and the coffee spectacular. I will definitely be returning time and time again.

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l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I would strongly recommend that the table order the Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts! We had three different entrees and all were great. Love their take on Fish N Chips. Noise level is a bit high in case you want to have a conversation.

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was the best part....wow, knocked it out of the park! Loved the cappucinos, the breakfast food, the avocado toast, the mimosas...it was all outstanding and perfectly prepared!!!

The service however, left much to be desired. The bartender that took the cappucino order from my friend and I looked "bothered" that we ordered them, and really didn't seem to enjoy his job at all. Our waitress, once we were seated, took our drink orders and brought them back in 10 minutes and then it took 15 more minutes before she came back for our order. Yes, the restaurant was busy, but she was also standing at the cash register stand chatting it up with other waitstaff. Also, her attitude was similar to the bartender. I can only describe it as "annoyed" that she had to wait on us. It soured the experience.

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PE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and good food

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

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DM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A welcoming and fun atmosphere with delicious food. Lots of trendy and healthy choices.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious. Perfect for a business lunch

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the moment we walked in the door until we left...

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J
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food that is delicious. Loved the Brussel Sprouts appetizer. The dinner special was Thai Fish and Chips and it was fabulous. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fabulous. Lots of unique food options at reasonable prices. Service was perfect. Just the right amount of attention.

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the first time our Book Club has met at the same restaurant for 2 consecutive meetings. We were so pleased with Beatrix after our March meeting that we decided to meet there again. The 2 drivers had a problem finding parking spaces within a block of the site -- most unusual on Sunday mornings. We may try one of the other Beatrix sites (in a quieter neighborhood) next time. We were seated immediately - great! We would have preferred to sit in a "quieter" place (we meet to discuss a book) but the table where we sat in February and most others were not available. I probably should have requested a specific table when I made the reservation(?) Nevertheless, we managed to discuss the book between bites of the delicious meals. Everyone ordered something different and cannot remember who had what. I recall that we did more eating and talked about the food more than we discussed the book! The service was especially good - seemed the waiter anticipated our needs/requests -- he was great! Another delightful experience at Beatrix. B.Orton for The Book Club

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KC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience for any occasion

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I made a reservation. Our table seemed to be on the edge almost into hotel lobby. There was a cold breeze every time someone entered the hotel lobby. It was also right next to a mini fridge they keep water in. So the waiters were constantly bending down and opening door behind my chair. I would have expected a better table being I made a reservation. Our waiter was great until he got 3 other tables. We sat with empty drinks for over 20 mins. I wanted another glass of wine but the waiter was too busy with other tables. So I just opened mini fridge and got my own water. Put that all aside, the food was delicious.

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B
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Due to health reasons, I am gluten and dairy free, avoiding a few odd ingredients on top of that. Beatrix never even blinked. I had appetizers (hummus and Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts - WOW), horseradish mashed potatoes with my Chimichurri skirt steak, and a phenomenal pomegranate chia pudding for DESSERT!!! So thrilled that restaurants get that corn and vegetable oil are nasty/dangerous and shouldn't be used in food prep. We have already made plans to visit again. If you have food allergies, I highly recommend giving them a try. I was NOT disappointed in the least!

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PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday and everyone made it a special occasion. We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent drinks, and attentive service!

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c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but service was outstanding. Neil never let our coffee cups go empty, prompt service and friendly. Look forward to going back and sit in his section again!

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k
Kansas City
97 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emma was amazing and she gave us great suggestions to try! The fresh juices were especially delicious.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so kind about my medical dietary restrictions. She even brought over the full menu with all the ingredients from the kitchen so that I could make sure I didn’t have a hidden allergen. Thank you for being so sweet and making me so comfortable!! It makes a huge difference when dining out to feel safe.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere

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VW
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Thanks again!

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