Beatrix - River North

4.6
3974 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Beatrix is a neighborhood coffeehouse, restaurant and meeting place in Chicago’s River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market and Oak Brook neighborhoods. The restaurant was created by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Founder Rich Melman, Executive Partner and Divisional President Marc Jacobs and Chef Partners John Chiakulas, Rita Dever and Susan Weaver.

The menu features healthy meets delicious options, and is known for its iconic coffee and bakery counter including signature cookies, in-house pastry favorites and house blends from our very own, Beatrix Coffee Roasters.

Beatrix is open daily for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3974 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the Cesar salad and the poke bowl was yummy

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vipBetsy
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We got there early for our reservation- hostess was unnecessarily rude about it. Set a negative tone for our entire experience.

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MeganB
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Went In mid September 2021. Consider the patio as the street has been blocked off for more outdoor dining. Definitely recommend reservations. The only slight downside is it was decently busy and the coffee bar line was wrapped around close to our table. We would go back!

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KateP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! And our waiter was fabulous!! Definitely going there again

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TacoTuesday1212
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Halibut tacos were not blackened and weren’t that great for the price. I ordered a side of fries which were good. Super cool place, just maybe got a little unlucky with my order. I’d give them another try.

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DVDVDV
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor area (though the abundance of small birds wasn’t pleasant while eating - not sure what they could do to alleviate the problem though). Friendly lemon pancakes were good but didn’t care for the runny eggs and overly salty (couldn’t eat) hash browns. Coffee was fine.

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RonL
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, the service was not to mess great location

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kitjer
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My reservation for outside was not honored (we were offered inside); after several minutes consult they found a table outside (not hard - plenty open). We then waited 10 minutes before a server gave us water, greeted us, or started to wait on us. It was over an hour before we received our simple dinners (a burger, and a veggie dish). We were largely ignored the whole time by a rude server - no attempt by her to be pleasant to us. I would never recommend this site of Beatrix and it hurts the company's overall good ratings.

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LynnK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

People love this place so I thought we’d give it a try for our date day in the city. I had a reservation but we were told we needed to wait 20 minutes despite there being 8 open tables outside. We were finally sat at a table that had been set and ready the entire time we waited. Our drinks took another 20+ minutes. My husband was brought the wrong beer. The food was mediocre. There was nothing special about it. I could have gotten the same brunch anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good brunch and service, only disappointment was that they did NOT do brunch Friday after 11am although their menu online said it ran until 3pm.

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vipHoward
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was not very attentive, even though the restaurant was not crowded.

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LGFood
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

great healthy food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was so terrible. From waiting 10 minutes for a waiter to come, then they were not helpful and then my eggs came raw.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, quiet restaurant. Love the short ribs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

By far one of the best breakfasts I have had. Pure. Bacon was amazing…perfectly cooked with great flavor and seasoning. OJ was heavenly fresh and full of flavor. Coffee was hot and delicious. Eggs were cooked as they should be! Didn’t leave feeling like I ate at a greasy spoon!

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MarkE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was excellent.

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AlyssaA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lemon pancakes are amazing and service was friendly and attentive.

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AbbyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was good. I got the lemons pancakes but had to send them back because there were little bugs all over the plate….I think from the blackberries? And when I got the new plate there were still the little bugs…I didn’t send it back again so I wouldn’t be a bother and I was hungry. So I just steered clear of the blackberries. Also paid $9 for a mimosa which I think is a bit excessive. But I loved the ambience and everything tasted good.

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Californiadreamin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Seating and food were perfect. Very npisey hard to have a conversation at times.
Overall I would go back a second time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been going to Beatrix for years! Love it! Only wish the Straight Salad was available for brunch! And if shrimp could be added to the menu.

Thank you Beatrix Team! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Vegan entree was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was pretty good and a wide variety of options

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vipTammyF
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beatrix was one of my favorite breakfast spots in River North. However, the menu has changed so much there really wasn’t anything that interested me. Food was good, just not great selections.

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Jess
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a classy environment - and a really delicious coffee to boot!

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vippcsk8
Chicago
285 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

When we arrived the hostess was on the phone. She said to go wait. Next a three some with no rsvp came in. She proceeded to seat them first and then show us to the worst table in the place. Our server and the food were great, but initial impressions are lasting.

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MBCarlenn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my guest and I were very pleased by the entire dining experience. It was a hot, humid evening, so we were uncertain about sitting outside. They gave us a table right at the front with AC but open doors--perfect. The appetizer and entrees were superb and our waiter--Jose--was incredible. A wonderful evening.

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Denisec
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great hostess. V accommodating

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CherylB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Visiting Chicago and this restaurant is attaches to our hotel. The reviews said it was good. We were not pleased, the best food on the table was the burger and then the chocolate cake. Guacamole was good but chips were stale. The halibuts on the tacos was over cooked and the tacos were disassembled. The short rib was more fat than meat and the shrimp corn risotto tasted like cream corn and rice and the shrimp was over cooked. The service was good and nice but lace but the food was underwhelming.

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JenniferM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent! Loved the outdoor space. Will definitely be back again!

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AndrewR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and menu. Servers were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipShelby
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seating was uncomfortable on the sofa, but otherwise we had a great experience.

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ReganG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Sat us right away even though we were early for our reservation.

JK
vipJohnK
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and the service even better! Thanks!

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vipLindaC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual.

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ChrisL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Prime burger & veggie burger were both excellent and our server was too.

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susanneH
Chicago
6 reviews