Beatrix - River North

4.7
3102 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 3102 People Are Saying
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good was great and the baked goods look and tasted delicious. The restaurant ambiance is great. The food menu for breakfast was pretty small with options, but everything we got was cooked perfectly and presented in a nice fashion. Would definitely recommend to a friend!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Not much staff attention plus security which stayed next to u with the back turned to ur face

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

Love Beatrix! Always a good choice!

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great value, great location. Very busy, very loud for a Sunday.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Cool vibe to this place ! Fantastic lemon blackberry pancakes!!!

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BA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Beatrix River North. It is my favorite place to take friends who are in from out of town. The drinks and food are delicious, and it is fairly priced. The service is always excellent. I recommend this place to anyone who asks.

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BN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Cocktails awful!- the cocktail descriptions describe what you want, but not what you get.
-The Habanero Margarita is NOT spicy. Apparently the Habanero refers to the brand of bitters that are used in the drink and not to the spicy pepper one would expect. The server did bring some sliced jalapenos to spice up the drink when he learned of our disappointment.
-Espresso Old Fashioned: NO espresso or coffee of any sort in the drink. When we told the server there was no espresso in the "Espresso Old Fashioned", he pointed to the menu and pointed out that espresso was not listed in the ingredients, and the drink should have no espresso or coffee! If you google "Espresso Old Fashioned", it is supposed to have a double espresso in the drink!
So save $25+ and buy 2 cocktails elsewhere. Order just the food and you'll be happy.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food especially on such a busy day. Will definitely be back!

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

Great food and quick service even on a busy St. Pat’s Day! Their chai, avocado toast and lemon angel food cake muffin were amazing!

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AM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had the lemon pancakes. I love all things lemon. They were amazing, however for $13 they should have also offered me three wishes! Pancakes have to be the cheapest item to make, so having such a steep price is pretty ridiculous. Next time, include a side of protein in the cost!

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KB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch with our niece who was in town from Ft Collins, and we all had a great time. The food was outstanding and it was a fun atmosphere. It was also an easy and enjoyable walk from Union Station.

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Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Beatrix with 2 of my daughters and we all 3 loved it. Food was fabulous! Our server was awesome! We just loved it and can’t wait to go back. Menu items are different than your usual place and everything was so tasty.

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MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was as expected. Nothing out of the ordinary for that area of the city.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite River North go-to for breakfast, lunch, or end-of-day coffee.

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SF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is good. Wait was a little long.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table off to the side. Amazing food.

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GT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My new favorite brunch spot in River North! The cauliflower grits were fabulous and the bacon was perfect as a side. So many interesting things on the menu that I will have to go back. Only down side was that the music was way too loud for a Sunday afternoon.

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MC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Noise level is deafening. Service was generally good, but extremely slow. Good food as always.

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D
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best! He also recommended that we join the Lettuce Entertainment app where we already picked-up points. We then went to RPM and racked up even more points.

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Busy Sunday brunch I felt, our sever neglected us for long time, took our order and disappeared.
Definitely service needs to improve,food was good .
Not very impressed overall.

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DG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually went to location on Erie in Streeterville
Fantastic organic breakfast selections
Great fresh fruit drinks
Yummy turkey bacon & chicken sausage
Premium coffee with almond milk available
Foodie Kitchen feel
Wonderful staff, friendly & kind

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B
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our time at Beatrix. From the very welcoming hostess to the bartender who poured me a delicious Ref sangria. When we got to our table, our waiter Jose (sp) was amazing. The food was good.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great evening. We took a long time to get through the meal because one couple in our group was late, and the waiter let his justifiable frustration show a little, but besides that his service was attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was amazing. A great variety to please our group’s diverse tastes.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great servicd

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ML
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of our favorite places in Chicago! Delicious food, outstanding service!! We loved our experience!

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R
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the lay out of the restaurant. It was very unique and charming.
The food was delicious and portion sizes were appropriate.
The service was prompt and very good.
Will definitely return again.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a Saturday morning brunch and had such a great time. We had cocktails made with their freshly squeezed juice, and their food was delicious. It is such a cute restaurant and was the perfect spot for brunch on a weekend Chicago trip. Definitely recommend

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always food with polished staff

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

DELICIOUS FOOD!! The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was fresh.

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d
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Beatrix! They have good clean food and it is reasonably priced.

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

Beatrix is always good - their food is healthy and fresh, and they have lots of options!

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

Good food, good coffee and good location. Its a nice setup.

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

Food was great. Service great. A bit too long of a wait for food.

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K
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! The ambiance is great, the food incredible and the service was fantastic. I will return over and over. Always make a reservation because it is really busy but they still right on time for reservations.

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

Delicious and pleasant experience!

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M
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and variety. Exemplary service and attention to detail.

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place for River North.
Right price and menu is an easy read and dinner is always perfect!

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food! excellent service! friendly staff! Highly recommended

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Our waitress was super kind, accommodating and well versed on menu suggestions. The ambience was great. The coffee bar and the pastries were out of this world.

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AB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service as always. It was cold by the door.

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