Beatrix - River North

4.6
3729 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked this lunch date for myself and my sisters. Disclaimer!! We are Black Women. Reservations were at 1:45pm, we arrived at 1:43pm barely any patrons in the restaurant. The guy who I’m assuming was the manager (waiters had on all black, this guy was dressed casually) told us it would be a couple minutes. I said Okay (but thinking, why? It’s literally no one in here?) My sisters and I proceeded to watch him walk around in circles, to the kitchen for seemingly Nothing, to the bar to print slips to give to No One, to a table with one woman sitting quietly working on her laptop to ask her if she needed anything , to another table with two ppl, & back to the hostess stand, to then check the mail... he then grabs 3 place settings with his dirty hands and walks us to a table 4ft away from where we were just standing for the past 7mins. At 1:50pm.

All of these things could have been done AFTER he sat us down at a table. But it really seemed like he wanted to do any and everything he could think of to do, before he sat us down at a table. After we take our seats..we look at one another and decide to spend our money elsewhere and leave the restaurant. Obviously Beatrix isn’t a fan of black people and would prefer for them to spend their money elsewhere.

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vipPickyeater
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was good. The service was ok. Our waiter went MIA. We had a reservation and were seated in “overflow” area in a hotel lobby at least 15 min after our reservation time.

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KatieM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and environment! We went for brunch and everything was incredible - especially the lemon pancakes. Highly recommend

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Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We sat at our table for 40 minutes before a server came to greet us. We had to repeatedly flag the server down to get refills of water or coffee. One plate was ordered as gluten free. Once the food came, I asked the server to confirm it was gluten free and he said it was not and needed to be remade. Super slow service and server was inattentive.

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JodyTaves
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I were in town for one night and stopped to grab a to go coffee. The next day we decided to come back for brunch. The place is super cute on the inside, our server was great, and the food was amazing. LOVED our experience here. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pros
Food was good. Ambience was nice. Loved the drinks too.

Cons
Had to wait 45 mins even after reservation. Host mentioned that the customers are leaving the table but in actual they were not.

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Karla
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place. I would recommend more vegan-friendly options.

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vipTodd
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Chicago to celebrate my wife’s 40th & chose Beatrix for our brunch which was an excellent choice! Our server (Chris L) was outstanding! Great suggestions & worked with us on dietary restrictions! He was so helpful! The food was outstanding! Will visit again next time in town!!!

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Delizie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every menu that I tried was just beyond my expectations! Local Burrata was so fresh and perfect combination of each ingredient, and chicken enchilada was sooooo delicious.

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Shamu
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The menu for dinner on Open Table was not the same as what was actually offered on site. I was disappointed to not have any vegetarian entrees options beyond a soup entree, so ended up ordering a tiny salty cauliflower appetizer. Waiter was unwilling to ask the chef if a lunch menu vegetarian option was possible. Disappointing as the veggie burger was the primary reason I picked the restaurant. However, the ambiance was nice. I’ll remember to call and ask/confirm menu items before reserving next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm in love with Beatrix!! Everything about this restaurant is 5 star in my book including the desserts and drinks

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AngelaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waited for a while even though we had reservations. Service was slow initially as it looked like they were short staffed with bussing and hostessing. Food was good and juice was delicious

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SummerW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Beatrix! I was here with friends getting drinks & dessert and we had the most lovely time. The pineapple-habanero margarita and caramel pie were delicious and our waiter, Eduardo, was a treasure and gave great recommendations.

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Vlynn
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all very good, nice staff. Few items that were not available for wine & beer.

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JKhicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was attached to a hotel. The food was okay. I sat right on the verge of where the restaurant and the hotel lobby come together so I might not have had the best seat to evaluate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome space and yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I wish I could say that my boyfriend and I had the opportunity to eat here, but to be candid we got up and left right after getting seated our table. It was our first date out since October and we were looking forward to a fun night. We were seated in the hotel lobby, behind a curtain, in front of a revolving door, and completely separated from the restaurant, and underneath florescent lighting to boot. To be honest, I felt like we were seated in a cafeteria, not the romantic and hip ambiance of the actual restaurant. Not the evening we had planned, bummed that we missed out on Beatrixs’ delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The steak chimichurri was delicious and the gin blueberry drink was refreshing. The place did lack a little ambience and music but overall a good place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and accommodating our two separate groups!

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Sarah
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The restaurant was busy but all the tables were very well spaced apart so I never felt uncomfortable.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for drinks + apps! Stopped there before going to dinner (reservation was later but was already in the city)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Very little to no veggie options . Paid $11 for some kun pao cauliflower (very small) Waiter was even like (yeahhh , we don’t have a lot of veggie stuff) it was my fault for not looking into the menu before, I assumed they would have more than cauliflower and French fries 😔

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Unfortunately, the service here has gone way downhill. Servers were scrambling. Our appetizer were served after our entrees and was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coffee was amazing, the service was top notch and was very attentive! I will definitely be back for more coffee because it was so good! The omelette was really good and didn’t take long at all to get

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love taking our kids out to eat. And sometimes it’s hard to accommodate for picky eaters, but we felt like our server was very attentive to the needs spoken and unspoken and made us all feel comfortable and welcomed. Overall A+!!

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GeorgeS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Always great service. Always a MUST stop when we are in Chicago!

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EricaZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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Keeks
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very tasty food and amazing drinks! The service was pretty good and the whole place had a warm feel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I liked the place. The food was good. The service sucked. We waited almost 30 minutes for someone to take our order after we sat down.

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Foodie
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Hostess did a horrible job of seating my party, especially after making us wait 15 minutes past our designated reservation time.

Besides from the hostess, our waiter did a great job of taking our order. And the delicious food came out at a terrific pace.

I hope to come back to Beatrix for another meal, and expect my experience to be slightly better.

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vipAlexandria
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The food wasn’t as good as it usually is which was disappointing. The seating was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

New job celebration!

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LindseyS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food 👍🏼 server was equally great

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vipOneofMyFavorites
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were good but didn't get points for the reservation.

KR
vipKateR
Chicago
19 reviews