Beatrix - River North

4.7
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3622 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I'm glad I chose here for lunch. Tried a freshly squeezed juice and highly recommend them. The flavors were fantastic. Also ordered the chicken sandwich. For me, it didn't have much taste but I do like flavors on my chicken sandwiches. Waiter was knowledgeable and food arrived quickly. Sadly, they did place me by the emergency exit door which was not the warmest, especially when someone needed to use it for stroller access. I would return for the juice but would try a different entree.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The food was poorly prepared and the service was slow and inattentive. We will not be back.

AK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and our server could not have been more pleasant and attentive! Impressed our out of town guests!

s
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great. it did take awhile together our seat with reservations.But service was good. Food can quick. Coffee was awesome and our cups were refiled promptly. Lovely menu choices. All good and we would come back again

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Came here for brunch on a Sunday morning. We arrived shortly before nine and were seated immediately. Waitress came by immediately to take drink orders and provide water. I had looked at the menu ahead of time online and was very excited to try the mango fizz breakfast cocktail. Unfortunately we were informed they cannot serve alcohol before 10am and put a damper on our get together. The food was delicious ultimately and the fresh juice was really refreshing. Our food came quickly and the server was very nice. I'm really disappointed that their website did not say anything about the alcohol restrictions. We chose this restaurant specifically for the breakfast cocktails and brunch menu. We would have considered changing our reservation time or at least had clearer expectations for our boozy girls brunch, get together, had the website reflected accurate information. An o-k experience overall but disappointing to say the least. Not sure if I’d recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for a weekend brunch that happens before lunch time.

DD
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner at Beatrix was wonderful. Food was very tasty and service was great. Our server was on top of things the entire time. Everything was top quality. Thanks

MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food! Slow service.

f
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very unique and delicious, and the service superb

ZM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We always love the food here. It can be a bit noisy because how popular he place is.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food, excellent service

j
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Met a friend for breakfast. Eclectic menu with new takes on classic breakfast options. De-lish

k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was a bit loud but overall was an exciting if and lively place to dine out. We sat in super comfy chairs that felt like we were sitting at home (half the seating is normal table seating). The food was excellent, and the dessert bar was great. Would recommend to a friend easily!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great.

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

This is a great brunch spot. I love the bright, busy vibe and the food is always consistently good.

JS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Live in St. Louis and make sure I eat there every Chicago visit!!!! Food amazing!!!

e
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Beatrix is my out of town friend’s first choice. For good reason. Everything on the menu is fresh, tasty and plentiful. And then, after a healthy clean lunch, there’s the dessert factor. Even sugar-averse peeps oughta break the rules for a coupla bites of heaven!

LW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing, and nice healthy choices. Love the vibe here as well-active and fun!

GR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A favorite healthy and creative brunch menu that we love! We go every time we are in Chicago.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Absolutely lived everything I ate and can't wait to go back and visit.

JS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Great staff. It was surprisingly good! I would definitely go back!

ME
Pittsburgh
153 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Had to wait about 20 minutes even though our reservation was at noon.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, great service, and very understanding about food allergies! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

b
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A neighborhood go to! It is delicious and the service is great every single time!

TG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was awesome and service was great!!

NN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in River North! The most tastiest and healthiest foods including the pastries. Yum!!!

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing everything: food, service.

ER
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We go here a lot. In fact we were here last week with our families and everything was phenomenal. I understand that this was New Year's Eve, but everything was not quite what we have come to expect from Beatrix. First we had a reservation, but they wanted to put us next to the door where the cold air was coming through. Then we waited another 15 min for another table and watch 3 different couples get seated before us. Our server was wonderful but my Pot Roast was definitely not the typical cut of meat that I usually get and I did not get the horseradish sauce. Also my meal was served to me cold. This won't stop us from coming back but I was disappointed to celebrate the new year this way.

CB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience!!! They made me an espresso martini that wasn’t on the menu for me:-)

MM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a fun place to eat on New Year’s Eve! The food was delicious. They had a separate gluten free menu with several options, including gluten free desserts.

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food. Love the atmosphere for brunch.

MS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Good Glutenfree options! Good food and good atmosphere.

PH
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their tagline is, “where healthy meets delicious..” that is a perfect exclamation. Service, food, and drinks were spot on. The short ribs were phenomenal. My boyfriend got the miso Caramell salmon, which was also fantastic. I am getting that next time! I highly recommend.

LK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Annual holiday dinner with my four oldest grandkids while home from college

OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing. My coffee cup always stays full. Ambience is always so fun and inviting.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Specials : small portions!

SO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch. Cauliflower grits I had were amazing, husbands steak and eggs were ok. The hash browns are practically nonexistent. Daughter had Quinoa Benedict and London Fog tea and loved both. Coffee is delicious and it’s always a nice touch to be given one to go. We will absolutely be back to one of our favorite places for breakfast.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

As a plant-based person allergic to mushrooms, my choices were extremely limited. We ordered three “snacks,” to share between three of us, which were okay. For my entree, (because the only two vegan choices on the menu were mushroom dishes) I asked for some vegetables - carrots, broccolini, roasted potatoes, and asparagus. They had the nerve to charge me $20.00. How ridiculous. Seriously. It was more than my daughter’s chicken entree. I won’t be back any time soon, although I will say they have a killer vegan cookie.

MK
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere! Lots of gluten-free options. Loved our table behind a curtain tucked away and some couch seating was unexpected but appreciated.

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food