Beatrix - River North

4.7
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3533 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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!
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

s
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very airy, but not too bright, a great breakfast spot that isn't too noisy and makes for a great start to the day. The menu has a lot of options, and the food is excellent, as is the coffee.

DV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Why we have to wait even after making a reservation is beyond me. What's the point of a reservation in that case? super annoying. my guess is there is no reason for them to fix that since the food is so good and they are the "hot spot" right now.

KP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent for a Sunday brunch, with delicious food in a lively setting

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love the different flavor options of the mimosas. Our server was great and it was a really nice brunch spot for a birthday weekend. The food was worth the money and they have a really awesome bakery to choose something on the way out. Will definitely dine here again!

BE
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has fantastic food. The atmosphere is great and it's in a really good location.

MV
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A friend had recommended Beatrix and said get the light and fluffy lemon pancakes. They were heavenly!

VK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had out-of-town guests staying downtown for Hamilton and this was a perfect breakfast locale for our morning meal after the night of the show. You made me look good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience as ever in Beatrix .

NH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Ingredients fresh, platter ombinations created were unique and delightful, presentation awesome. The service was superb. Loved our server. She was knowledgeable, patient and made the experience special.

JZ
Italy
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buen ambiente, comida sana y a buen precio.

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N
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting on business. Recommended from a friend. Skeptical from a couple on line reviews. The night couldn't have been better. Elegantly simple menu, with nice variety of entrees to suit any taste!
Fantastic atmosphere, great service, food quality was exceptional for everyone, and the value for price, especially in the area was a pleasant surprise! Can't wait to go back and have already made recommendations of my own. STRONGLY recommend the Chicken Bebe!

m
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a tasty experience with a warm interior and lively buzz. We suffered a bit due to a shortage of staff and they forgot to make one of our coffees. The time lag sucked as a result.

VV
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Everything was great. The food was very good. Service could have been a tad better. Would go back.

LK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Came in SOLEY for the shakshuka only to find out it was only offered on weekdays. Would be nice if they noted that online. Order the cauliflower grits instead, which were supposed to come with Brussels but all I got were a few crispy leaves that seemed almost thrown on there at the last minute. My sister's pancakes may have been overcooked but we weren't too sure. My dad's enchiladas caused him to be in the bathroom for a while afterwards... (haha). I am mad that I didn't get my shakshuka, but the atmosphere was super nice, our waiter was kind, and the OJ was delicious and refreshing.

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to catch up with a friend or family. The food was great as well as the overall vibe of the restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time because it was packed!

C
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food, service and ambiance. Gluten free options were ample and they took time to ask if it was an allergy as opposed to preference. The caramel miso salmon was unbelievable.

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Solid river north brunch spot. Always busy so do book on weekends. Usually when busy the service is still good, but this time my food was ice cold. I told our server but he didn’t say or suggest anything. I’m willing to accept it was a one off but I was disappointed.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great juice drinks and good food.

T
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and friendly staff. Definitely worth trying.

HM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First the menu - The menu gave vegans and vegetarians a lot of options without compromise, and without othering. Same for teetotalers. Leaving plenty of delicious choices for the omnivores and imbibers - it's a great place to go with coworkers where people who refrain won't feel awkward or left out.

Now the actual food - I can die now - divine.

Great service - just on top of it, not intrusive.

GORGEOUS dining room where you could go dressed to the nines, or in your work appropriate causals.

We were in from out of town and it we were not disappointed with our choice.

SH
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beatrix is our brunch stop every time we go to the city! This experience was stellar, just like all of the others! We’ll definitely be back and have (and will continue) to recommend to others!!

M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food and interesting breakfast menu. great for entertaining friends from out of town

KK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pot roast, egg and cheddar breakfast sandwich is always delicious and satisfying. Enjoy it!

C
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Got the Prime Burger with Havarti and avocados. Happy hour only had $6 wine. No food or beer.

N
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The butternut squash soup is so yummy! I crave it here as well as the amazing "Oh My Caramel Pie"

Recently tried something new, a delicious seasonal bourbon cocktail - SO great! I highly recommend this spot and dine at least monthly, usually with a friend who is in from out of town. I always suggest this spot because it's always good no matter which meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner - it's terrific!

Great staff, so friendly!

DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very good, as usual for Beatrix. Having a conversation was difficult because of the loud music.

KS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

A most pleasant place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast! Staff are amiable, baked goods are delicious, the menu offerings are unique, and the lemon pancakes are delightful! Not the place to go if you need a quick breakfast.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a great time at Beatrix this past weekend. Our server was very friendly and rather helpful when she told us about menu items and suggestions.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met friends friends here for brunch while passing through Chicago. We were trying to decide on a restaurant and happened to meet a bartender who works here. We glad we took Autumn’s suggestion because we were not disappointed. Very happy she said to make a reservation because the restaurant was packed. We arrived early and were seated shortly thereafter. Good fresh food made with quality ingredients. Excellent service.

DK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

When we arrived the line was too long, and they had a lot of open tables. We were very disappointed in the host stand. It seemed like they didn’t know what was going on in front of them. My friend and I waited for 2 minutes in front of 2 hosts that were talking about their floor plan but we were not even acknowledged. Not even an eye contact, nothing. Very disappointing! After we were finally greeted, we still had to wait 5 minutes to get sat. They were definitely not short staffed.
Everything else was great, service, food... but host stand needs a lot of attention.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best brunch spot in Chicago!! Highly recommended!

HG
Surrey
19 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING thank you

DF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu variety and service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good place! Great food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was superb!!! A bit loud, but not terrible. The pot roast egg sandwich was by far the table’s favorite (though every dish was delish). The brown sugar bacon was fantastic!!!! We will be back.

JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

While our server was excellent, with just the right amount of attention the food was a bit of a disappointment. After ordering our cauliflower Kung Pao as an appetizer it came within 3 minutes and was lukewarm. Also the main meals that my wife and son had also could have been hotter.

l
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic across the board!

AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was fantastic; attentive but not hovering. We were seated promptly and given time to peruse the menu. We wanted to catch up on our lives so we did not feel rushed to order or to give up our table. The food was tasty.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Affordable and easy brunch in a busy part of the city!

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