Beatrix - River North

4.7
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3565 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
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FN
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very loud at dinner so it’s not conducive to conversation. Menu is quirky and not great for those who need to watch dietary needs.

F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Was surprised that our server charged us $3.50 for extra crackers/toast for our burrata appetizer. Seemed petty, and detracted from an otherwise great meal.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a delicious meal. This is the first time we have eaten out since my little girl was diagnosed with celiac disease and you made her feel safe and special (but most importantly not “different”). Thank you!

LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good breakfast a little slow from the kitchen. Coffee was great. They were great with allergy concerns . We liked that they took reservations because we had 8 people.

h
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food. Chimichurri steak is the best

DK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding and manager Kendall Zusman was gracious and attentive. A wonderful dining experience.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great and it was nice to have a few vegan options to choose from.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

For a lettuce restaurant the food was nothing special. Most lettuce locations have amazing food this wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great.

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

novel breakfast items, top quality, great coffee options

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little restaurant close to our hotel. So glad we decided to try them out!

CW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love breakfast at Beatrix. Their lemon pancakes are superb. We recommend it to our friends and they love it, too.

h
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was very good. The noise level made it hard to have a conversation.

VD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was thoughtful and funny. Fantastic experience, I will
Keep Beatrix in my list of regulars in Chicago!

T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amtrak’d into Chicago for The One Of A Kind Show with my Mom and MIL. Our visit to Beatrix was our best experience of the day. Top notch service, hot fresh coffee and excellent food.

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Took 30 mins to be seated. Food was great, as was the service. However, tables were very tightly packed together, to the point I had to repeatedly move to let people past the table. Overall a great experience, however.

RD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Food was below average, the price was definitely not worth it. Took forty minutes to receive drinks.

TH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were visiting Chicago last week and we luckily stumbled upon Beatrix. We went for cocktails and they were amazing. I ordered the fries and when they arrived they couldn’t have looked more delicious. They weren’t just fries but a melange of dehydrated lemons, peppers with a delightfully flavored aioli. We were going to dinner somewhere so that’s all we had. I learned from the bartender that they were known for the award winning caramel pie. I knew we had to go back. Go back we did for delicious cocktails and the absolute best dessert I’ve ever had. We are from Hawaii or I’d go there very very often. I will be thinking of Beatrix til I return next Thanksgiving. Your establishment is truly a gem!

C
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Yes, this is a fun spot to try out modern American cuisine in a funky restaurant setting.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything: food, service, atmosphere exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

T
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good service and great food. Valencia orange juice is so good as well as all the other drinks. Food is constantly good too!

S
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beatrix always satisfies. I can honestly say I've never been there and not been pleased, never ordered anything off their menu that wasn't delicious. It's a sure thing, and a great place to take family, clients, anyone.

D
Chicago
285 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Perfect place for breakfast . We have had most things on the menu and view this as our go to place . Great basic food , excellent service, dangerously good pastries.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was good as usual, but coffee arrived cold and the whole process felt very slow.

M
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First off our server was great! Quinn, was her name off of the receipt. She was very helpful. The food was great and food was hot and no complaints at all. It's LEYE so I know its quality.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the hot pot roast sandwich and kouign amann!!! Delish!!!

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice place for lunch. Good menu selections and the layout of the restaurant is very nice.

BA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, best latte! Honey cinnamon latte! Can’t go wrong here.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and great service. We will be back.

GE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the hostess, dinner, and finally check out, our first experience at Beatrix was A plus plus. thank you!

J
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time at the River North location and it was a great experience! I love that there are so many gluten-free options at Beatrix. That's why it is one of my go-to places to eat! I love the burger and the fact that you can get a fried egg on it!

V
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellentcservicecand bothe meals cooked perfectly.

CC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

s
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
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 on 17 November 2019
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 on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
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 on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MV
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

VK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
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