Beatrix - River North

4.7
2891 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 2891 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love to come back this restaurant!!!

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

Lovely restaurant, great menu and delicious food, but the server was not very attentive.

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C
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get waiter! Fresh veggies for sure. Chicken sandwich delish!! Only miss is the tables a little too close to each other.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The juice is amazing and the menu has something for everyone. Very unique and flavorful offerings. Great service.

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

Celebrated my friend’s birthday. We both absolutely LOVED it! The food, cocktails, and dessert were all amazing!! The ambiance was great and noise level was perfect for catching up. Will definitely come back again very soon!

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JT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exceptional and the ambiance is perfect for a small group or larger party. Staff is very attentive. This was my first introduction to their Bloody Mary's - yum! Have been here several times for pre-Bears game breakfast, but this was our 1st pre-Bears game dinner - and it did not disappoint.

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K
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the breakfast here! Maple sugar bacon is the item to have! Great service and always a great meal.

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S
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The waitress was terrific but the kitchen somehow sent the 6 entrees out with the appetizers.

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OT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was not hot at all.

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a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was slow and the food was ok. We probably won't go back again.

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SA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I was going to be in the River North neighborhood & made 1:30 lunch reservations online based on location & positive reviews. It was a Saturday during the Christmas holidays & the restaurant was packed, noisy & rushed. It felt greasy & dirty. Not sure why I needed reservations as this place looked like a walk in type restaurant. Apparently they offered a brunch. Most of the menu choices were egg dishes or sandwiches. I ordered the tuna poke. It was good, not fabulous. Service was OK. It was crowded & the wait staff really had no time for anything other than taking a quick order & leaving the bill. I overheard a conversation that Beatrix was going to open in the OakBrook area & that’s just what this place reminded me of, chain like.

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DM
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place! The food is really good, and staff is so friendly. Definitely child-friendly and great for brunch.

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ND
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I've been to Beatrix before and it has generally been good and a decent value. However
this time our waiter was awful. Inattentive, poor communicator, we always had to flag
him down or ask someone to get him (for our order, for our food, for water, for our check etc etc).

We were also very disappointed that at 6 pm on a Friday evening the restaurant was already out of the
one thing we had come to the restaurant to have - chicken meatballs.

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BH
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food and drinks at Beatrix, as always, were wonderful. The service at this location, as well as the one in Fulton Market, can definitely be improved, however. Our server was lovely and got everything right but it took her a very long time to take our initial order and then return with our drinks-she appeared to have too many tables. Also, our it was very crowded and our table was crammed right in the middle of the dining room. It was difficult to get out from the table when using the bathroom and made me feel quite claustrophobic. Thanks.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the ricotta ravioli with butternut squash. The server was attentive and the restaurant was quite pleasant

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MA
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is a very high-quality and creative combinations

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. Casual upscale atmosphere with great food and great service. Kung pao Brussel sprouts are the bomb!! I’m vegetarian and the Boyfriend swears by the pot roast sandwich, one of the few places with so many options for both of us. Have brought many friends and family and everyone loves it every time.

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e
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I am usually a huge fan of Beatrix, but unfortunately, yesterday's visit was sub-par. The brussels sprouts were overcooked and mushy, my soup was over-seasoned (the person delivering also didn't bring me a spoon and I had to get up to grab someone to get me one), and our server asked if we wanted protein on a salad...when it came, it had the protein requested (steak) as well as chicken. I was disappointed and am not enthused to go back.

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MO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I've been to Beatrix at least 30 times because it's so close to work. Whether bringing a new hire, having a team lunch or entertaining a client - I've never been disappointed!

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Love coming to Beatrix, but a little disappointed in this visit. I called ahead for a cake to be brought out as part of my friends engagement and verified the cake 3 times and that I wanted the entire cake. They confirmed day of so I felt good about it. When it came time to bring the surprise cake out the guy asked us what flavor( kind of spoiling the surprise and I pre- ordered a specific one so I thought the question was odd) and then he brought out one slice and three plates for 4 of us to share..? I asked him about the entire cake I pre-ordered and he said “ oh, let me check” and walked away and didn’t come back until it was time for the bill( 25 Mins Ish) and then I believe remembered the cake and had it bagged for us so we never got to surprise her with the entire cake, had to share one piece, and finally got it in a doggy bag. Not my favorite. I’ll come back bc I like this place but that was a real disappointment for a 50$ cake surprise.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Their drinks are so unique! The Boozy breakfast drinks are delicious, especially the Banana Mocha drink. On Sundays for brunch there is a Family Meal option that is self serve and unlimited for a great price. It's not a buffet, rather a make your own entree.

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BR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Beatrix was very nice, very LEYE-
The food (coffee too-) was terrific, I had green chile enchiladas (egg enchiladas in green sauce) and wifey had lemon pancakes. The room is very nice, comfortable though still busy and it can be loud inside. Our server was average, preferring to look more than to act, no OK in a busy environment. LEYE's are always expensive, it's not IHOP- but it's a nice treat and the people watching is great-
They also have a bakery section and fresh juices and it all works well.
Tasty place-

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WV
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth a visit from anywhere. Great spot and lots of choices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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w
Chicago
175 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had looked at the lunch menu and already knew what I wanted, only to discover they only provide a brunch menu on the weekends. This was for the best because my friend and I both ordered and loved the Cauliflower Grits & Eggs with crispy brussels sprouts, parmesan

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GD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant dining experience as the food & service were excellent

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Meal was delicious!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and food was decent. Nothing extremely exceptional. Restaurant decor was very well done

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Seating could be more comfortable and spacious between tables. There was no where to put coats and purses.

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B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a quick healthy brunch. Sat right by the fireplace and felt very cozy!

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RC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a very good meal and the server was very discreet and let us enjoy our girks brunch with no pressure

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K
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for both of us. Quinn was an excellent server. Answered all our questions with enthusiasm. Very knowledgeable about each dish. Recommend the beet salad. Chicken Bebe with a side of horseradish mashed potatoes was excellent. Ravioli served with squash pieces and 3 cheeses was spectacular. Carmel pie is big enough for two and worth the decadence. Valet at attached Aloft hotel is convenient and discounted when validated by server.

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A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service nice foods!

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with unique food combinations. we started with the fries and brussell sprout entries.

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Y
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lemon pancakes are soooooo light and divine! Service was wonderful. Had a really great brunch!

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TC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great selection of tasty, healthy food options. A good drink selection too.

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with family. Awesome atmosphere and great food and drink.

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SP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fabulous! food and service are perfect.

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Beatrix.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Did not get our dessert for some reason. All else good

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