Beatrix - River North

4.7
3207 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 3207 People Are Saying
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a tasty breakfast.

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DN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location and a menu that is sure to please! The service was exceptional and food didn’t disappoint.

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

The food was really good, in a great location and the service was amazing.
We especially enjoyed the pasteries.
Would definitely recommend it for a brunch.

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London
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Juice was spoiled. Chia pudding had to have had 80 grams of sugar in it. Everything was pleasant enough, but left you disappointed. Nothing offensive (except the juice) but nothing great.

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T
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I got my usual superfood salad with salmon and the salmon was a bit overcooked. I was hesitant to even mention this to the waitress because she didn't seem to excited about being there anyway. I feel like something was lacking during this visit and not with just the service aspect. I sure hope that it turns around.

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

Everything was great - EXCEPT for the ENERGETIC noise level. Since this site fails to give you the OBNOXIOUSLY AND ANNOYINGLY LOUD option - I am focusing my narrative on that.
Apparently according to OPEN TABLE - the requirement to SCREAM to be heard by the person sitting next to you is an ENERGETIC noise level.
Restaurants need to know that there are MANY people who do not appreciate the LOUD music forcing the LOUD talking while trying to have a conversation with the person next to you at the table.

Beatrix while I understand your employees may love the music - not all of your patrons do and for that reason you need to find a moderate level for your music volume. I implore you - FIX THIS because in spite of how good everything else was - I will not return again if the music is that loud again.

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

It was a really great meal and atmosphere. The server took great care of us.

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

We were celebrating birthdays.

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MH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always at Beatrix. Fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. Good drinks too!

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S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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PJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Mother ‘s Day brunch. Server also made it a lot of fun.

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KP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service on an incredibly busy mother’s day Sunday means this place probably has great service any other day

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Mother’s Day brunch and loved it! Our waiter was great, the restaurant was beautiful, and the food was terrific! High key recommend!

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JO
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Beatrix River North and it did not disappoint. Great service, food came out fast and great environment!

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W
Indiana
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A great, tight table atmosphere where they focus on quick turnaround. The food is good, but on this occasion came out warm and not hot from the kitchen. Pastries, while tasty, were received after the main course but ordered first.

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D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately, we were seated very close to the door on a cold, breezy day. We had to wear our coats during dinner because of the frequent blasts of frigid air every time people went in or out, and our food quickly became cold. The food tasted good, but this ruined our experience. The place was packed and they couldn’t move us to another table.

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B
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was incredably good!!!!! Price was right. Ambiance was not what we expected.
Valet parking was not marked in front nor advertised properly. We did not know to leave the car with the adjacent Aloft hotel.

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JM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, lively, good music, pleasant staff, delicious, healthy food.

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J
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome place - super quick! And great food. Great option for just a quick coffee or sit down brunch.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite place in Chicago!!! What a gem

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

My date and I went during lunch time so we were given the lunch menu. There was very few choices. The food was not great and we were given bland fries. The glasses smelled like wet dog.....The waiter did his best though. Oh well.

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JC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A friend and I met up for a reunion at Beatrix--we hadn't seen each other in years. The food was good and the service was superb. The seating can get tight--something to think about. You have excellent salad options.

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MW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My salad and green juice was amazing. I WILL be back!

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome- she asked us if we’d ever been before and explained the menu to us, which was super helpful. The food was delicious. We got the desert on the house to celebrate my graduation. It was really nice of them! Thank you

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OT
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I almost always can find something redeeming about a restaurant and I rarely spend time on poor reviews, but our experience tonight was a bit embarrassing and merits note.

The food was boring and vastly under seasoned. I suspect a microwave was involved with my chicken, based on the astonishing speed with which it came out of the kitchen. Ravioli was dry. Caramel pie was cloyingly sweet and had not set correctly based on the inconsistency of texture of the custard. The whipped cream was clearly hand made but at least a day or two old judging by its fuzziness and texture. At best, food was okay.

They also did not honor our seating choice and put us at a high top in the middle of restaurant traffic. The restaurant itself is laid out poorly and overcrowded with tables, meaning you are constantly being brushed by people going by. The accessible door was blocked by a stand and table, and most pathways through the restaurant were also blocked at least partially. For part of our meal, a large group of men at the bar continued to bump my friend as they stood, despite their being open stools. The noise level was also ridiculous.

Service was fair, but a bit inattentive. Perhaps he sensed our annoyance with the overall experience. I still tipped 20 percent as always but was not impressed.

In short, not worth your time or money, and not at all a pleasurable experience.

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LN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend visiting from out of town. Had been there once for lunch and it had been wonderful. Dinner was good as well. The food is healthy and portions sized well. Service was good, waiter was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere is good as well.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

There’s an issue with the host station, they don’t acknowledge you upon arrival. Crowds are up front because they won’t seat until all are present. Half of the tables sit empty while you congregate at the door & servers try to squeeze by with food to bring to their tables as though you are in their way.

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Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED our experience at Beatrix! Our server was amazing, the food delicious, and we can’t wait to come back to town to go again!

I devoured my Cauliflower & Egg Grits and my adult girls loved the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and Chicken Tinga. Their baked goods look outstanding.

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service! It was my teenage daughter's birthday and she was dining with her friends and their server was so great! He made the evening special for her and as always the food was great.

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EW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and enjoyed the entire experience. The ambiance was cool, and we could all hear each other. The food was amazing, especially the ravioli and the cauliflower salad! The waiter was wonderful. The perfect mix of friendly, professional, and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One my favorite places to go with my wife! Great appetizers, ambiance, food and service.

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MR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, healthy, and LARGE menu! Perfect for Mother's Day brunch. They also have amazing-looking pastries - wish I had tried them.

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l
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service coupled with fresh and delicious food make this a fantastic place to grab brunch. I recently dined here with a group of girlfriends, who have extremely varied palettes. Each of us found something to our liking. We would definitely dine here again.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Fun place for dinner with friends or family.

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BR
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is high quality ingredients Well thought out menu with good choices for everyone. Portions are right size - not some massive amount of food.
Service was good. Very loud as most restaurants like this are. They pour a decent drink and overall a very good meal at a fair price.

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J
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific fresh lunch! Always a fun and lively atmosphere. Great salads. Delicious desserts and good wine selection. Favorite is the chopped salad with salmon followed by an angel food muffin!

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w
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

See my yelp post. Restaurant was great. Food was good. Highly recommend. Get the honey toast!!

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, slow service. Stopped by the bakery for muffins for the morning.

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n
Manitoba
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our third time eating at Beatrix over the course of 7 days-yes it was that good!

Unfortunately our experience on our final visit wasn’t nearly as good as the previous two.

The restaurant wasn’t overly busy but we still needed to ask for coffee refills, additional cream etc and even then it took a while to get them. Our food arrived lukewarm and our server overall just seemed very apathetic.

Nothing like our previous experiences at all.

We will come back and try again next time we’re in town as this was hopefully just an off day.

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A
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server made out dining experience outstanding - he made great gluten free suggestions for us and knew the products on the menu well.

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