Beatrix - River North

4.7
3871 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3871 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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benjulz
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate vibes, awesome food, and great service!

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Annivdinner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Straight “A” Salad was tasteless. Pears were tiny, too much cheese and an immense amount of arugula. Dressing didn’t have any flavor

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Ronan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was fantastic as well. Would definitely recommend a reservation–seemed tough to be seated otherwise because of COVID safety protocols.

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Boise
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service too. We had a great time.

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Sammie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Beatrix many times, and the food is alway great, it’s consistent and everything on the menu is excellent.

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lancejw
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing regular coffee and coffee drinks. The lemon pancakes were so delicious. Family all got something from bakery and every bite was perfect. Fully stocked bar. Can definitely see why this place is so popular!

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KristineG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a business meeting now that we are getting out from this pandemic.

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Nature
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was extremely slow.
I ordered glass of chardonnay which was not chilled at all. I thought it was left on the bar for too long before it was served. However, the second glass was exactly the same. My daughter spill her drink on the table, no one came to clean it, which wasn't a big deal, the irritating issue was asking 3 times for clean napkins.
The food was ok.
We were seated outside, which was nice, however frequently there was a unpleasant odor, which resembled sewer water.

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jsusanj
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t as good as a couple of years ago. Hash browns were awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for brunch. The food is really good, I love the pastries!

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LizB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Chicago (2 + times a year) I always have to go to Beatrix!!!

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BaFlea
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Shashouka. Very delicious! Restaurant was great and well staffed!

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breadno
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding waiter. Kudos to Jose.

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vipchi13
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, great drinks, great food, great service! Highly recommend the Pineapple Habanero Margarita!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful breakfast and ambiance.

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thecuban
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the place is lovely, staff is very friendly and prompt.
we had a large group for brunch and they were able to group the tables to keep other diners comfortable while the city is getting "back to normal"
hazelnut oat coffee and chicken enchiladas were amazing.
next time in chicago...i'm heading back.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our brunch come out fast and was delicious. Good variety on the menu. Would definitely eat here again

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KristyO
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good variety. Great cocktail options. Food was good and outdoor dining atmosphere was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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NausheenA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved seeing friends after a long time. Chose eggs my way and it was delicious. It came with meat and toast and hash browns but I was able to Substitute meat for avocado. Just wish the portion was a bit bigger. Loves how I got constantly refilled on my coffee! Overall I do recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday brunch with girlfriends. Our server was AMAZINGGGGG!!! He was so personable and funny. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waiter Doug was awesome.
The food was average. But fun scene/vibe!

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DanaB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very nice breakfast here - pleasant, comfortable, and our server was wonderful! Food was good if not great.

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vipPhil
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for breakfast and meeting people. Keep up the good service and food.

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BobbyB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

If you want to be constantly rushed and pressured to leave the restaurant after hour and a half this is you place. We had a birthday celebration going on when the waiter showed at our table with the check and basically said that we reached our limit and need to leave even though we weren't even finished eating and the place was not busy at all. They had plenty of tables available. The waiter came by several times to remind us that we need to leave and you could tell all of the staff was getting agitated and giving as a stare and we felt super uncomfortable. They did not say a word to us on the way out and overall we left with a bad feeling from that place, super disappointed with how ungrateful they are towards their customers.

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vipChrisL
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was quite the gem. Had never been to any location, however we decided to give it a try. The waitress was openly honest on food choices and what was her favorite dishes. She was right on the money!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was overpriced and good not great portions are small. Service was excellent really enjoyed our water very nice man

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sisholm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious lunch. The Poke bowl was very, very good. Great River North location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice! And the food amazing!

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George
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and ambience, mediocre service. Would probably return

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MattB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good food. Only complaint was we were 20 min early and they had us wait even though there were empty tables. Nice Server and Spicy Chicken Tinga is a great breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Celebrating Mother’s Day and wedding anniversary with my husband and daughter. We came for brunch. The blue mimosas and the food were amazing!

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Danni
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always and our server Doug was great!

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vipHammer
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First non-takeout meal at Beatrix in over a year. Yeah! We had breakfast outside. Very pleasant. Food was great, as usual at Beatrix.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t tell us our reservation was cancelled because of rain

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Nvrdinealone
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful breakfast outting. Very good service, as always, and very good food. One of my friends observes a vegan diet, and she even had multiple items on the menu to choose from. Area was very clean and we felt safe bc tables were not too close together. They kept the doors open for ventilation, which was good. I have tried Beatrix in Fulton Market, and now this one here in River North. Had a great experience at both and would highly recommend them.

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vipPeaceHappinessLove
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Beatrix many times. No matter if it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner it is always a consistently excellent experience. I am a big fan of the Quinoa "burger", Poke bowl for lunch. Bebe chicken, turkey loaf and all their salads are great choices for dinner.

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ChicagoDiner15
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Beatrix, as always! It was our first time eating indoors since before the pandemic began, and we felt very safe and comfortable. Tables were spaced out, staff was masked and they had QR code menus so you didn't have to touch paper ones. Food was great and service was excellent. Thank you Beatrix!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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MaryB
Chicago
7 reviews