Beatrix - River North

4.7
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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!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Took 30 mins to be seated. Food was great, as was the service. However, tables were very tightly packed together, to the point I had to repeatedly move to let people past the table. Overall a great experience, however.

RD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food was below average, the price was definitely not worth it. Took forty minutes to receive drinks.

TH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Chicago last week and we luckily stumbled upon Beatrix. We went for cocktails and they were amazing. I ordered the fries and when they arrived they couldn’t have looked more delicious. They weren’t just fries but a melange of dehydrated lemons, peppers with a delightfully flavored aioli. We were going to dinner somewhere so that’s all we had. I learned from the bartender that they were known for the award winning caramel pie. I knew we had to go back. Go back we did for delicious cocktails and the absolute best dessert I’ve ever had. We are from Hawaii or I’d go there very very often. I will be thinking of Beatrix til I return next Thanksgiving. Your establishment is truly a gem!

C
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Yes, this is a fun spot to try out modern American cuisine in a funky restaurant setting.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything: food, service, atmosphere exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

T
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and great food. Valencia orange juice is so good as well as all the other drinks. Food is constantly good too!

S
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beatrix always satisfies. I can honestly say I've never been there and not been pleased, never ordered anything off their menu that wasn't delicious. It's a sure thing, and a great place to take family, clients, anyone.

D
Chicago
285 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Perfect place for breakfast . We have had most things on the menu and view this as our go to place . Great basic food , excellent service, dangerously good pastries.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was good as usual, but coffee arrived cold and the whole process felt very slow.

M
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off our server was great! Quinn, was her name off of the receipt. She was very helpful. The food was great and food was hot and no complaints at all. It's LEYE so I know its quality.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the hot pot roast sandwich and kouign amann!!! Delish!!!

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place for lunch. Good menu selections and the layout of the restaurant is very nice.

BA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best latte! Honey cinnamon latte! Can’t go wrong here.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and great service. We will be back.

GE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess, dinner, and finally check out, our first experience at Beatrix was A plus plus. thank you!

J
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the River North location and it was a great experience! I love that there are so many gluten-free options at Beatrix. That's why it is one of my go-to places to eat! I love the burger and the fact that you can get a fried egg on it!

V
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellentcservicecand bothe meals cooked perfectly.

CC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

s
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very airy, but not too bright, a great breakfast spot that isn't too noisy and makes for a great start to the day. The menu has a lot of options, and the food is excellent, as is the coffee.

DV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Why we have to wait even after making a reservation is beyond me. What's the point of a reservation in that case? super annoying. my guess is there is no reason for them to fix that since the food is so good and they are the "hot spot" right now.

KP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent for a Sunday brunch, with delicious food in a lively setting

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the different flavor options of the mimosas. Our server was great and it was a really nice brunch spot for a birthday weekend. The food was worth the money and they have a really awesome bakery to choose something on the way out. Will definitely dine here again!

BE
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has fantastic food. The atmosphere is great and it's in a really good location.

MV
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend had recommended Beatrix and said get the light and fluffy lemon pancakes. They were heavenly!

VK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had out-of-town guests staying downtown for Hamilton and this was a perfect breakfast locale for our morning meal after the night of the show. You made me look good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience as ever in Beatrix .

NH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Ingredients fresh, platter ombinations created were unique and delightful, presentation awesome. The service was superb. Loved our server. She was knowledgeable, patient and made the experience special.

JZ
Italy
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buen ambiente, comida sana y a buen precio.

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N
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting on business. Recommended from a friend. Skeptical from a couple on line reviews. The night couldn't have been better. Elegantly simple menu, with nice variety of entrees to suit any taste!
Fantastic atmosphere, great service, food quality was exceptional for everyone, and the value for price, especially in the area was a pleasant surprise! Can't wait to go back and have already made recommendations of my own. STRONGLY recommend the Chicken Bebe!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and yummy as always!

m
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a tasty experience with a warm interior and lively buzz. We suffered a bit due to a shortage of staff and they forgot to make one of our coffees. The time lag sucked as a result.

VV
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was great. The food was very good. Service could have been a tad better. Would go back.

LK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Came in SOLEY for the shakshuka only to find out it was only offered on weekdays. Would be nice if they noted that online. Order the cauliflower grits instead, which were supposed to come with Brussels but all I got were a few crispy leaves that seemed almost thrown on there at the last minute. My sister's pancakes may have been overcooked but we weren't too sure. My dad's enchiladas caused him to be in the bathroom for a while afterwards... (haha). I am mad that I didn't get my shakshuka, but the atmosphere was super nice, our waiter was kind, and the OJ was delicious and refreshing.

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to catch up with a friend or family. The food was great as well as the overall vibe of the restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time because it was packed!

C
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service and ambiance. Gluten free options were ample and they took time to ask if it was an allergy as opposed to preference. The caramel miso salmon was unbelievable.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Solid river north brunch spot. Always busy so do book on weekends. Usually when busy the service is still good, but this time my food was ice cold. I told our server but he didn’t say or suggest anything. I’m willing to accept it was a one off but I was disappointed.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great juice drinks and good food.

T
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and friendly staff. Definitely worth trying.

HM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First the menu - The menu gave vegans and vegetarians a lot of options without compromise, and without othering. Same for teetotalers. Leaving plenty of delicious choices for the omnivores and imbibers - it's a great place to go with coworkers where people who refrain won't feel awkward or left out.

Now the actual food - I can die now - divine.

Great service - just on top of it, not intrusive.

GORGEOUS dining room where you could go dressed to the nines, or in your work appropriate causals.

We were in from out of town and it we were not disappointed with our choice.

SH
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beatrix is our brunch stop every time we go to the city! This experience was stellar, just like all of the others! We’ll definitely be back and have (and will continue) to recommend to others!!

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