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 Dining

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/

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.

Executive Chef:
Susan Weaver, Rita Dever, John Chiakulas

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

Beatrix - River North Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (75)
Great for Brunch (74)
Healthy (63)
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Great for Lunch (59)
Good Vegetarian Options (59)
Good for a Date (54)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Fun (42)
Good for Groups (41)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Afternoon Coffee (32)
Cozy (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Comfort Food (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Gluten Free Options (26)
Organic (25)
People Watching (25)
Business Meals (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Authentic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Seasonal (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Romantic (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Vegan (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Scenic View (5)
Spicy (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

the Short Rib was ok - I wanted it to be awesome. Good Salad

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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was a bit loud. There was European dance music playing that was a bit distracting. The service was excellent. The food was very well-prepared however I was a little disappointed in the number of vegetarian items available. My partner and I ended up getting two starters, a salad and an entree to share instead of two entrees so it was quite pricey for us.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Loved this joint. My kind of place

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Sunday brunch was excellent. All four of us were raving about the food which included stand outs like lemon pancakes that were the best I’ve had to delicious steak and eggs and an amazing burger that was crazy good! Only challenge is the noise level but, food is a stand out!

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 (Toledo)·Dined 4 days ago

Solid breakfast option. If I lived in the area, I would definitely return again and again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

We had brunch on a Sunday and the place was really hopping. Reservations are a necessity. Great pastries, wonderful and unique coffee drinks. The egg/breakfast dishes were tasty and plentiful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Atmosphere was great. Menu was se but unique. Great prices. Service outstanding and don’t forget pastry’s

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food at a great price point. Nice spot off the heavy traffic area of the Mag Mile.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Incredible food. We had the best waiter Dave. Fun place to eat and it is my favorite restaurant

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was wonderful despite our late arrival. Our server offered a bottle when we kept ordering individual glasses to help save a few bucks and also offered the birthday girl any dessert on the menu complimentary.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Such an amazing 21st birthday dinner. We came to Chicago for the night from Nashville and were blown away. The food was incredible and so was the service. Spencer, our waiter, was very personable and helped with any questions/recommendations. We had an extremely picky eater at the table and even she couldn’t decide what she wanted because it all sounded so good (and it was!!!). Even though it was the busy part of a Saturday night, our food came out so fast! We will definitely come back on our next trip to Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Family dinner at Beatrix, food was great and service was wonderful. We started with the brussel sprouts which are usually overrated everywhere but were delicious at Beatrix. We had four people with very different taste and all were very happy with their food. The server was great, timely and had wonderful suggestions. We look forward to our next visit to Beatrix.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved that we could split everything! Neither my friend nor I are big eaters, so it was perfect! Good service, friendly waiter, good food. The restaurant was cold, but considering the temperature outside and winds, that was understandable. Great time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

had breakfast here on a trip to chicago. we really enjoyed , especially the fluffy lemon pancakes!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Beatrix is a consistently good experience. Fresh, healthy food in a dynamic and energized environment. Attentive service, which is fast if you want, no rush if you want to linger...love it and would recommend highly.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a fabulous restaurant with a modern health menu, and many choices. There is a cool vibe to the place, and I really enjoyed hanging out here.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food here is always phenomenal and so reasonably priced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food, fair price. Great ambiance- superior service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was incredible and the food is absolutely top notch as well as healthy! Coming back soon!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything about the place was great. I will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service was great! Was a little disappointed in the size of the portions though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have a dairy allergy - the servers were extremely knowledgeable and able to answer my questions. Additionally, they worked with me to substitute items I could not have. Food was really tasty and I was even able to eat the mashed potatoes, no butter!!!!! Also, it was my gf's birthday celebration and due to the allergy, they brought out a dairy free tapioca pudding (on the house) so we could share. 5 stars, will definitely be going back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We went on a Saturday night before seeing a show. I liked the atmosphere, but the music was too loud. We had a reservation, but didn't need it. The dinner menu was OK, some light entrees and some heavier ones. We had the Kennecut fries for an appetizer, and they were delicious. Different than the average fries, and the dipping sauce was great. We then split the Branzino and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Didn't care for the fish, it was fried. Couldn't tell it was Sea Bass because all we could taste was fried breading. However, we loved the risotto! It was so flavorful. I don't know if I would come back for dinner, but maybe for breakfast or lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great dining experience. Our waiter comped our dessert because he thought it was my birthday. Very thoughtful and nice person.

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice staff, good food. One of the best brunch venues that Chicago has to offer.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is not a dinner date restaurant. It was too bright, the music was very quiet. It was more a coffee house vibe than a date night vibe.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Best breakfast/brunch in the city!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great brunch place! I took my daughters while visiting Chicago for Hamilton and it was a fabulous experience all around.
Delicious food- friendly service- comfortable atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of my favorite places to dine ❤️ Love the atmosphere, the food and the selections on the menu.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience !
Great food and a very good service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Interesting menu. Very crowded. Seating not terribly comfortable. Hummus quite good. Cesar salad ok. Salmon not that fresh.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was good and the service was good as well. Although we were the only customers in the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, great staff & service, thoroughly enjoyed!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic New Year's Eve dinner. Excellent specials, great hummus app, fresh juice and cocktails were great, and a good Malbec. Entrees we're perfect size and filled with flavors.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I have so many food allergies and they were able to cook me a compliant meal without a problem. The service was friendly, professional, attentive and knowledgable. The atmosphere was lively but not too loud. We celebrated our anniversary, but would definitely come back with our toddler. Love this place! The drinks were really fun too!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Healthy, Tapas, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful staff and food was amazing. Quick service

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great, healthy menu items. Wide selection of beverages/spiked juices and coffee. Loud when crowded. Had to wait, even with reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went from brunch on New Years Eve and the place was packed with people waiting so reservations are a must. Food choice and quality was good. They also have their own coffee bar area to purchase baked goods and coffee/ tea. Loved the experience!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had the Eggs Your Way and the Belgian Waffle. Both were excellent. Loved the brown sugar bacon, the homemade preserves and the vanilla syrup. Everything was excellent

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