Beatrix - River North

4.7
3347 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.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Tin foil in my sandwich
Ordered an expresso with chocolate cake
Received the expresso in a shot glass
Then 15 mins later I received my cake
Expresso cold.
Waiter was missing

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

Server was very inattentive and when we asked to add out leye eats triple points which was a one time offer he never did.

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

Erin was a great sever, very attentive. The food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

My experience was not good. It was extremely hot in the restaurant, my food came out cold and did not have any flavor

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CJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was amazing, service was good, but we were sat at a table that had people constantly hovering over us or bumping into us. It's pretty hard to try and enjoy a meal when you're worried about a strangers hair falling into your plate because they are so close. I would definitely go back, but on an off day

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HA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not a good experience at Beatrix. First there was a DIRTY DIAPER on the floor inside the restaurant near the door. It was WAY too hot inside the restaurant, service was very slow, food was not cooked correctly - either way overdone steak that was ordered medium rare or pancakes so underdone they were basically raw batter while the the other persons were burnt. The drinks were ok - the only redeeming factor. Overall a bad experience and I will not ever be returning. The waiter understandably tried to make it right and did not charge for the underdone pancakes and gave us some cookies at the end.... still won’t be returning.

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

16 girls for a Bach party. Our severs treated us to two giant, free dessert platters. How wonderful! It’s one of our favorite places and we will keep going back!

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KM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cocktails were subpar and the food was good, but the service and ambiance were excellent. They also surprised us with a nice birthday dessert! Overall, would recommend.

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D
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were great. Service was good. It was pretty hot in the restaurant - could have more air circulation on a hot day.

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

Beatrix is a great spot for getting together with family, or friends. The pineapple, pear, ginger juice is outstanding! It's even better with rum :) The food always fresh and delicious. The bakery is incredible. Something for everyone!

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k
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was interesting and delicious, and the service was great l. We had a knowledgeable server.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything about the meal was good. Th

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KS
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly perfect for both break and dinner. Stayed nearby for a trade show and are multiple meals (and had room service). Every meal was “as promised” as well as creative, unique, and delicious!!! An awesome vibe to boot!!!

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HC
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal and great cocktails!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Terrible service. Took over an hour to get our main dishes. Had to repeatedly ask for water and drinks to be filled. Food was ok at best. Tuna tartare was good, brussle sprouts were over dressed and under cooked. Egg plant was fine.

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BD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice business dinner with good food and drink! All who attended liked it.

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FF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was exceptional and food was spaced out perfectly...

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LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Been here a few times. Always great. This time not so much. As I was enjoying by Chia Cereal Bowl, I chewed and pulled out a very long hair. I decided not to finish it. Hopefully, that was a one-time incident.

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m
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I rated it all a three (good) with the assumption that 3 is just ok. The food descriptions and ingredients were interesting but the chicken was mushy and not much taste, the meatloaf was very bland. the hummus was ordinary, the pita tasted like it came from a package, but my wife really enjoyed the beets.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, pleasantly paced, super delicious food that was tasty and healthy! The bright space with lots of windows made for a fun evening out.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dee freaking licious

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SZ
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant! Food was amazing!! I had cauliflower grits with Brussels sprouts with two over easy eggs cooked to perfection. I’ll definitely return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Seated quickly, great service, burgers were great - average fries

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Place is beautiful and worth visiting, decoration is very unique.
But food is really bad. Just go and have drinks

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each food item we had blew our minds! Loved the blackberry lemon pancakes, will go back just for those!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that place!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we visit Chicago we have to eat at Beatrix. The food is phenomenal (every time), the drinks amazing and the atmosphere is inviting!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast place, with inside and outside seating.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Our server did not bring avocado we ordered and we had to waive her down to let her know because she did not follow up to see how our meal was. We also requested a glass of OJ that our server never brought but charged us for on the bill. When we brought the OJ to her attention she was apologetic and took the charge off the bill but again she never came by to ask if everything was okay during the meal.

It’s very possible she had to many tables to attend to because when she did attend to our table she was very professional.

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good tasty food I had the halibut which was ver delicious its a favorite of mine although never had it before the way beatrix makes it
Friendly and knowledgeable staff
Good dessert

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table was ready
Server was helpful and efficient
Food was good
Portions were appropriate

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AZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food came out really quickly for a lunch hour so that was greatly appreciated and they were great about accommodating a 3rd diner to our table.

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VS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Will definitely recommend to all my friends and family and I will return.

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NG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

It was SO HOT in the restaurant. They need better air circulation. I'd definitely not recommend to go there on a warm summer day.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding party lunch

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z
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

They sat us and forgot about us for 20 minutes. We had to go find someone. Then there was no explanation or apology.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was the hottest day of the year in Chicago the day I dined yet the restaurant had their windows open. They closed like halfway through my meal, but very warm and uncomfortable till then.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant and food are hands down above the rest. We are there twice on our trip after having such a great experience the first day!

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AW
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and food definitely would recommend. Easy access to many places nearby.

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O
Chicago
330 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

12pm seated promptly. Restaurant was busy reservations are suggested. Good food & service. Relaxing atmosphere, enjoyable dining experience.

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