About Beatrix - River North

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!

519 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
M-Fri 8:00am-11:00am

Brunch
Sat & Sun 8:00am-3:00pm

Lunch & Dinner
M-Th 11:30am-10:00pm
Fri-Sat 2:00pm-11:00pm
Sun 2:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Clark & Grand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 284-1377

Website:
http://www.beatrixchicago.com/

Executive Chef:
Susan Weaver, Rita Dever and John Chiakulas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Beatrix - River North Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (68)
Great for Brunch (66)
Healthy (64)
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Good Vegetarian Options (52)
Great for Lunch (51)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Good for a Date (44)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Fun (35)
Good for Groups (34)
Gluten Free Options (31)
Hot Spot (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Afternoon Coffee (25)
People Watching (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Organic (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (20)
Cozy (20)
Authentic (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Seasonal (11)
Vegan (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Romantic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Spicy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the menu choices - unusual and creative! fun place for any occasion - casual and comfortable.....great beverage options!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a very pleasant Sunday morning meal with very good service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great gluten-free food. I have celiac disease and I felt very safe. Plus it was delicious!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We didn't have a good experience at Beatrix. Our server said ten words to us in total and our food arrived approximately 3 minutes after we ordered it. The food was average at best. I also thought that sitting in a plastic chair was odd at this price point. Lettuce entertain you is typically much better than this. We won't return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great and food tasty but food was not hot.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Things never start out great when the waiter spills the entire water bottle on a guest. Ironic that with all the water, both the chicken and Filet Pot Roast were dry. The pot roast much more dry than the chicken, a huge disappointment for usually a very good dish.

My iced tea was empty for a solid 7-8 minutes before I got a new one, so that was annoying. That happened twice.

I've been here numerous times and this was the worst by far. But I will go back because it's still a delicious place and a good vibe. And, those cookies. Oh my.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Nice, clean, friendly. Great location. Great food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Service took long time after we were seated
and food was served late and not hot

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We made a reservation for brunch on. Saturday. The place was PACKED but we got seated on the dot. Started off with fresh squeezed Valencia orange juice - delicious! Brunch items were equally scrumptious and the service was friendly and super efficient efficient. We had mentioned in passing that it was my birthday and after we ordered a chocolate chunk cookie to go our waiter delivered it on a saucer with a lit candle, then wrapped it up to go. I’ve had fantastic dinners at Beatrix butvthis was first brunch; will definitely repeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

I left a note on the reservation explaining a medical condition one member of our group has, and Beatrix responded by giving us seats next to the fireplace and making it clear they received my note.

It was incredibly kind and thoughtful.

Not only was the food fantastic, they cared about our needs during a very busy brunch.

Will continue to go back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had excellent appetizers, crispy Kung Pao Brussels sprouts and some deliciously gooey burrata with toast and roasted cherry tomatoes. Our main courses did not keep pace with the excellent start; they were out of my first choice (branzino) so I had the short rib which was dry and accompanied by a cloyingly sweet balsamic reduction. My colleague's turkey meatloaf got picked at too, the texture was a bit odd and it seemed like Thanksgiving dinner run through a blender and formed into a loaf. I did have a great, buttery cookie at the end. Good service, nice drink/beer menu.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for fresh healthy food love the breakfast choices

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

This was our second time here. The food was good but nothing special this time. Certainly not worth driving for and not worth the price tag.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Probably the first time in a while service wasn't slow. I was there the week before with very slow service. This time everything was great! Keep it up!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I do not normally leave reviews unless something was absolutely appalling or absolutely beyond my expectations... this place is the latter! Not only was the environment and staff very friendly, the food was out of this world. My sisters and I went here for brunch on Sunday and were completely impressed. You expect to find good food in Chicago, but this place was absolutely outstanding! I recommend everyone take a morning to visit here for brunch, it will not disappoint! Get some fresh squeezed juice and the lemon pancakes.... you will never look at a pancake the same again!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Just ok. Service was lacking and the food was overpriced for what it was. Wouldn't go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went there for breakfast. Good breakfast/brunch options. The coffee is really good (coming from a coffee snob).

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service. Overall a very good experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a dinner/business reservation and you might notice that I am not writing about the food. FIRST - We'd like to give a shout out to David who was an exceptional server for our registration. SECOND - We also note that the hostess mistakenly assigned our table to another party of three - and - as a result we ended up waiting for 20 more minutes. It wasn't really a problem because we were having a great discussion at the bar (and having read the on line reviews, expected to wait) and it was very nice that they comped the appetizers. So we would like to appreciate that the error was recognized and that management tried to fix it. And . . . have to say that the food was really only meh, not so fabulous. Maybe Brunch is better. We'll be back to try that. But we won't be running back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had reservations at 9:45AM for two. When we arrived we were told it would be just a few minutes and we ended up waiting 40 minutes to be seated. We would have appreciated an honest estimate when we arrived. We understand it’s a busy place but it doesn’t seem right to wait that long for reservations.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great, but it’s always frustrating to come in and see empty tables and not be seated.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was fantastic and our waitress was the best! Very friendly and conscientious without hovering. Great experience

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was slow

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We ate at Beatrix for my birthday, and the server was amazing! Great service, and tasty food. Worth a visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was a little slow. The fries were cold

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a great breakfast! I love the cauliflower grits and the fresh juices!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Horrible service. Server lost interest as soon as we didn't order alcohol (we don't drink). Food was just ok. Music was loud and it felt like a hotel lobby...it is in a hotel lobby

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was amazing! Service was great as well. Definitely recommend avocado toast and quinoa cake with poached eggs. Steak with chimchurri was ok - I wish the steak was a little more seasoned and tender. Coffee both drip and nitro were awesome

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (München)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Perfect start in the day! Very nice service staff and fast service of drinks and food!! Many thanks for the time

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic birthday meal! Casual, hip, and fun atmosphere. Amazing food, drinks and baked goods. Can't wait to go back. MUST try the caramel pie!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had eaten at Beatrix before at Fulton Market and loved everything about it. This location was not as special. It was busy but not overwhelming and service seemed so very slow. The 4 of us were crammed at a high table in the bar area. We really could have used some space for our food. I had to have my coffee made twice as it just wasn't very good. Our waiter was very nice and helpful and we all liked our food. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Enjoyed the burger from Beatrix. Atmosphere was energetic, slightly loud, but otherwise great experiences.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had a 11:45 reservation and arrived 10 minutes early. The hostess told me I had to wait 10 minutes. I have eaten there many times before and have never been told that.. I did not understand the reason as there were empty tables.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a great time during brunch. Staff was very nice, professional service. We really enjoyed our brunch here, the coffee bar and the pastries looked delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food & service!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I love Beatrix for its creative, healthy, and delicious menu. The Oh My Caramel Pie is my weakness though!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Split a few dishes, delicious food, service was a little slow

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was great!

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