More comfortable than a MINI Cooper, Beatrix is a casual and versatile restaurant in River North.

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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (70)
Casual (64)
Healthy (59)
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Fit for Foodies (56)
Good Vegetarian Options (56)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Great for Lunch (52)
Good for a Date (43)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Good for Groups (37)
Gluten Free Options (36)
Fun (36)
Hot Spot (28)
Special Occasion (27)
Afternoon Coffee (26)
Organic (25)
People Watching (23)
Business Meals (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Cozy (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Authentic (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Vegan (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 21 hours ago

It was great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Overpriced. No bread. Turkey neatloaf is good but small portion. Chopped salad is good.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I had gone to the Westloop location and really like that but the brunch on Sunday was not good at all. The eggs had no taste, they didn't have any mushrooms (how do you run out of mushrooms on Sunday brunch?!). My boyfriend ordered eggs that were supposed to be over-easy but it looked like they weren't even cooked! I was very disappointed and I don't think i will go back.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined 3 days ago

very good atmosphere, good coffee, good food, very crowded and noisy sunday morning, very busy so staff very busy so had to wait awhile for service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious!! Fun atmosphere. Great service. You have to get the Oh, My Caramel Pie!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Beatrix is a must-visit River North eatery with enough options for everybody. If you have to eat gluten-free (as I do) you'll be pleasantly surprised by the great many enjoyable dishes at your command. The atmosphere is energetic, but not too noisy; and the service is always remarkable, regardless of when I've been there. If you have complaints when leaving Beatrix, it's likely about your dinner date, not the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and was able to suggest a variety of “favorites”. The food was great and portions were on the larger side. The cocktail list was unique and flavorful!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Very mediocre food. Salad came to us without dressing. When we spoke up she brought us the wrong dressing and it was terrible on the salad. The ahi tuna crudo lacked salt. Entrees were lackluster.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely delicious burger!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great breakfast, waitstaff was superb. This will be my new go to for weekend breakfast spot

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, my only issue was getting seated. Had a reservation for 7:45 was seated an hour later.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter Jose, was EXCEPTIONAL. If we were to ever return, it would be solely for his service. Very crowed and loud. Took 20 minutes and the help of strangers to get bartenders attention in order to get drink. Arrived 30 minutes prior to reservation time because we wanted to request Jose. Watched every single table in his station turn before we were finally seated over 40 minutes past our reservation time-over an hour wait. Could never get an appetizer at the bar or a second drink. Not for lack of trying. Hostess was rather abrupt, repeatedly and even texted us that our table was finally ready when it was actually not. We left seats at the bar to stand another 15 minutes at the hostess stand. Food was marginal. Dessert Caramel Pie was only item we would recommend. Very sad to have not had a better experience and to have wasted a dinner in Chicago when there are so many amazing places we could have enjoyed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant didn’t seat us for over a half hour past our reservation time. I understand that weekends are busy but I expect them to have that system figured out by now. 30 mins was just excessive.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Thanks, Beatrix. Came with colleagues to celebrate a birthday and our celebration was enhanced by our treatment at your restaurant: you seated us in a special booth in the window corner, offered to split our salads when you listened to the two of us debate which sounded more delicious, had a good balance of attentiveness avoiding annoyance and surprised our birthday girl with a candlelit slice of caramel cake! Such a nice afternoon with you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great and the service was excellent. This is the second time I was here, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times provided a great experience for gathering.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My husband and I came here with a friend who was in town and had a great time. We ordered three appetizers and three entrees; all were delicious. The appetizers was especially good, as was the wine. We also were very impressed with the fresh juice and the fresh juice cocktails. For dessert, we ordered the "tall, dark, and handsome chocolate cake" and it was amazing. HIGHLY recommend that one. We will likely be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday celebration tonight. Great place to please everyone’s taste. Waiter- David was very attentive to our group. The the chicken Bebe was fantastic !
I️ would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to eat.
Well done!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything we had was delicious. All 7 of us cleaned off our plates and portions were perfect! Thanks for making it a special treat for our 40th birthday girl!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic service & food. The brussel sprouts were incredible.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was kind of slow but the food was good and everyone was friendly.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good food served in just the right quantity. No rush. Attentive service.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A great local go to for any meal of the day. Always good food & service.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fresh fruit juice cocktails and cauliflower grits were amazing! Always a great meal at Beatrix.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to Beatrix several times. We brought business customers for brunch. Surprised to have to write it was disappointing. Busy for Sunday brunch but food was cold and not exciting as usual. Two of our guests had oatmeal that was missing the toppings. The waitress brought little cups of the toppings and had an apology. The two other of us had egg platters. They were cold and overdone. Too much ice in the fresh juices. Juices became watery. I would go back to Beatrix for lunch. Perhaps dinner. But I won’t return for brunch. It is not worth the money .

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great meeting place for breakfast .....although I wished they would serve coffee in mugs!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food! I tried Chicken parmesean which was excellent! My husband tried Wild Mushroom Risotto. Kids tried burger and pasta dish from kid's menu. Must try "Tall, dark, handsome" dessert
It is an exceptionally delicious piece of chocolate pie.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was really good and proportioned well. I felt that I was getting the right amount. I will say that for the price maybe a little more food would have been nice, but overall it was a nice ambiance and really good food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful. Fresh.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Loved the mushroom quinoa burger! It was awesome and my guest had great salads

Tags: Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Based on the high reviews and price tag, I was expecting more from Beatrix. My $18 "homemade" tortellini turned out to be tough rolled sheets of pasta in a salty sauce that was supposed to be butternut squash. My uncle and I got the same thing and neither of us finished ours. Considering he was visiting from out of town, I was disappointed that I had brought him here. Our cesar salad was fine -- fresh but a over dressed. My boyfriend enjoyed his cocktail. Service was friendly but a little preoccupied. Especially considering how many great options there are in the neighborhood, we probably won't be returning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I had a reservation for 1:30 for three, and upon arrival of our first two party members, the hostess said our table was "being set up". I got there myself at about 1:35, and she said the same thing to me. We waited until nearly 2:00, even though there were multiple 4 top tables visibly available. It wasn't until I approached the hostess stand a second time, called out the availability, and explained that two of my friends needed to go to the airport that she grabbed the menus and sat us right away.

The other time I dined at Beatrix was for Sunday brunch and the waiter brought an alcoholic brunch cocktail to a 10 year old that was dining with her father - LOL.

This place clearly doesn't have it together.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beatrix is awesome. We had a reservation, sat down right away, and were taken care of by an outstanding waiter; he was attentive without being overbearing, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Our food came quickly, and everything was delicious. We ordered the tsukune (Japanese chicken meatballs), pot roast filet mignon, and chicken bebe. The cocktails we had were great too. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We appreciate the gluten free options. Didn't feel rushed on a Sat night. Portions could have been a little more generous, but wouldn't deter us from coming back. Fries w/lemons were fantastic as were brussell sprouts & deviled eggs. Enjoyed everything!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Seasonal, Organic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food but somewhat limited menu. Not a lot of veggie options.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Loved it! Went back on night two to get pateries!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Casual warm atmosphere. Excellent attentive waiter. Accommodating- we shared salads and entrees. Delicious food.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was fresh, delicious, and flavorful. My dining ou choices are limited because I’m dairy free and gluten free. There were many options on the menu for me to choose from. I highly recommend the arugula salad with avocado.

Tags: Authentic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was mediocre - waitress was not very attentive. Food was in small portions.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fun spot with cool furniture. Healthy and creative dishes.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had dined at another Beatrix location several times, and were looking forward to the experience.

Seating for our reservation was prompt, even though it was a busy Saturday night.

Service was pleasant if harried. Food was disappointing. Maybe it was just an off night.

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