Beatrix - River North

4.7
2788 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 284-1377
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Susan Weaver, Rita Dever, John Chiakulas
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Cross street
Clark & Grand
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Parking details
Valet is available through the Aloft Hotel. The rate is $15 for 3 hours with validation. Regular rate will apply if you exceed 3 hours. Please see the host stand for validation.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 2788 People Are Saying
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TB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food in a modern urban setting. Very popular so reservations recommended.

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

Our waiter was exceptional, loved all his recommendations

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

it was amazing!!

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A
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a great lunch. The gazpacho and super salad were both delicious. The dressing was not sweet, which I prefer. The baked goods looked incredible. I was happy to find a gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookie, which was outstanding. Rest of the menu looked great too. This restaurant offers great healthy, clean options and accommodates food sensitivities too. There is something for everyone.

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

Always a pleasure

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

The food was really good and our server was helpful and attentive. I always think of it as a place for brunch, but the dinner was excellent,

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

Best friends birthday - Louis the GM is unreal

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

Love Beatrix! Our server, Chris was fabulous! Loved the Super Crunch Salad and had a seasonal tea...maple, cinnamon Matcha latte with oat milk...so good!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was empty when I arrived 45 minutes early for a reservation. Over 30 tables were available and we were made to wait until our reservation time before being seated. The tables remained open. We could have eaten early and freed up a table during for their busier time.

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Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Beatrix a couple of times & it is always good!! Fresh & healthy eating!

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ST
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I had reservations for 10:45 and we arrived a little early but were seated earlier than our reservation. The restaurant has a very energetic vibe, super crowded for a Sunday morning. We were sat in the very crowded dining area/shared couch. But, when my daughter explained to the server that she was Vegan, the server made suggestions and the meal was wonderful. The egg white omelette was light, fluffy and fresh and the vegan meal was equally as fresh. They did not rush us out, enjoyed our experience very much.

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KN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch. Our food and waitress were great (don't miss the pastries). But we had to wait 30 minutes for a table for four even though we HAD A RESERVATION. What is the point of making one if we're going to wait anyway?

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D
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious. We had the pork and ravioli and it was good. They also had some good craft beers to pick from. The reasturant was loud and lively but made for a cool downtown experience.

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I'd been to Beatrix for lunch mid-week a few times and decided to make it a special-occasion dinner for myself and my husband on a Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded so we were tucked into a window seat near the bar, which was away from the large private party in the main dining room. I'll say we were a little close to the high-boy bar table next to us, but otherwise, the spot was perfect and provided fun people-watching. Our server was absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly- but not overly-so, and attentive. The salads - I had the arrugala/avocado/pear and my husband had the Thai - were fresh and delicious. My husband had szechuan chicken and I had chicken bebe as entrees. Both were cooked to perfection, plated beautifully, and were portioned to be just-satisfying. We indulged in coffees and desserts, well worth the calories for the chocolate cake and caramel pie. Seriously well-worth. Overall this was a lovely evening and I'd gladly recommend for something not too fussy, pretty, and well-done.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slower than usual

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to Beatrix. Drinks and wine selection are good. Enjoyed The Chardonnay and the pink champagne by the glass. A little disappointed with the salmon. It sounded good, but it was dry and dull, served with small corn tortillas and slaw for $24. Caramel cake was great, however.

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M
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had the "supernatural salad" and while it did not walk on water it was amazing. It was one of THEE best salads I've ever had in my life and that is saying a lot. The flavors were great and it wasn't too heavy on the dressing. Your coconut macaroons were incredible along with your "gluten free" cookie that was loaded with chocolate and coconut.
What a place. Only wish they had one in the southern twin cities, I'd be there weekly!

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Brady, was so great and helped up navigate the menu. And they have oat milk! Perfect for an hour long business lunch.

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M
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fabulous. Great salads that are fresh and imaginative. Wonderful coffee, creative baked fresh daily bakery. Beatrix is a true gem!! Highly recommend!

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SC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the $5.00 wine pours! The food is great, too.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very pleasant. Our waiter was very nice and attentive, unfortunately i cant remember his name

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beatrix was a great experience. We made reservations and we were a little late but they were very accommodating. It was marathon weekend and they were not overly busy and service was great. The food and drinks were good. If your in Chicago looking for a good brunch spot this is a great choice!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Brunch

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YO
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pastries are fantastic. Would recommend a reservation - we had one, and were seated promptly. Others came in to the news of 1+ hour waits. We like this place a lot.

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K
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Unique menu choices plus traditional fare.

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I didn't love the menu. Thought it was OK but not terribly interesting. The Albarino was delicious!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at the restaurant and I really enjoyed it! The spicy chicken tinga is delicious.

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MK
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My first visit to Beatrix was fantastic! I loved my Chile Verde Enchiladas brunch entree and also had an angel food cake muffin that was delish. Would definitely go here again!

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JK
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service is usually good. This woman was an unfortunate exception.

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a good place, the menu is heavily biased towards sandwiches which is expected for lunch.

We made a reservation for eight people, when we showed up we found out that three of us were supposed to share two armchairs. My colleague had to sit on a hard edge between two armchairs. Not cool.

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. The food was very fresh and well prepared. Loved the banana joe coffee.

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W
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant - best breakfast option That is hzvr found

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience

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EF
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu gets more and more creative. For this brunch, Lemon Pancakes with lemon syrup were excellent. As the server said, they are more like a souffle shaped like pancakes.

The Pot Roast and Egg sandwich was well received.

"Eggs your Way" were ordered poached. They were done perfectly and cleverly served in a separate bowl.

Service was particularity enthusiastic and greatly contributed to the enjoyment of the meal.

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EJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good
Server and manager good
Hostess a bit snippy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch place

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AC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Will definitely be going back!

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z
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great!! Absolutely loved the food and the fact that there were multiple vegan and gluten free options. We did have a little wind at our table, but the food and the service made up for it.

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Speedy, friendly service. I was expecting more dinner menu options, but was very satisfied with my order. Somewhat noisy, especially since we were seated by kitchen. Pork shank fell off the bone and paired well with roasted peaches. Steak chimmichurri had just the right amount of spice. Fun people watching since there are two walls of windows.

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DD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday brunch. Made reservation 3 weeks out (a must have). My guests said it may be the best brunch she’s had. The cauliflower grits and kale salad were amazing. Baked goods out of this world.

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