Beatrix - River North

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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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
94 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Always reliable. Try to avoid on the weekends as the crowds are just horrible

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very tasty, when your finished eating you feel full but not uncomfortably stuffed.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food

DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time and were well-accommodated as a group of 7. Food and service were on point.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Had to wait for our table when we had a reservation. Other than that good food!

AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was excellent and fairly priced, drinks were great (loved the boozy banana joe), place was packed (we were seated at 11:05 for a 10:45 reservation). Overall a pleasant brunch even with 2 kids.

SS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Coffee was amazing and the food was great too! We had a party of five and agreed that the chicken tinga and enchiladas were the best dishes. The cauliflower grits were a bit over seasoned for my palate. Presentation was wonderful and great ambiance at the restaurant.

DH
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect spot for date night with a small but diverse and generally healthy menu so there’s something for everyone.

J
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was very attentive. Food was well prepared. Pleasant ambience.

SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great from the moment we walked in, super friendly hostesses. Wait staff was attentive and gave good suggestions and spent the time to explain the menu. Food was outstanding as usual. Will buy again definitely when in the area.

SS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place

KS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the Chicken Bebe for an entree and the hummus for an app!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious and our server was the best!

W
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

One of my favorites in the area. Always good, fresh, seasonal food prepared in creative ways.

P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super nice people. Efficient service. Good, healthy good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food is unmatched, service was prompt. Chairs were trash and uncomfortable and it’s a small space so it felt cramped. Definitely recommend it for the food. Bring your big wallet though, it’s pricey. $120 for brunch for four

NB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great brunch in the down town area. Highly recommended. Booking essential. Pear, pineapple and ginger juice - a pleasantly delicious surprise!

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere!

BL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic! The fresh juices and unique breakfast options were all fantastic

L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a cool place! Food was delicious, service was perfect and the ambiance was so fun!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In town for the marathon. Beatrix was highly recommended. Delicious food, great service! Will definitely be back next time!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

There was a line and wait to check in, even though we came with a reservation. Once seated, the service was good and al dishes met or exceeded expectations.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

They brought the soup and entree at the same time and said we should have asked them to be brought separately. Ridiculous. There wasn’t even room at the table. My entree was cold by the time i finished the soup

DW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable experience!!

BK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We had 10:30 reservations for a high top table. We were seated fifteen minutes late, at a low top table. No explanation as to why. Our server, Joey, was slow, inattentive, non-communicative and ineffective. We have never had a negative experience there before. We will give it another try, but there's lots of competition out there.

PK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very simple, nothing special or fancy. Just simple, good food, at fairly average city prices. Very loud and energetic, good selection of drinks and coffees, lots of great pastries as well. Worth a go once in a while but none of the food stood out in any way.

TC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance in busy River North where there are many options. Good selection for vegetarians. Downside is there are no beers on tap (why not a local brew at least)? Large space seemed to make getting and changing a reservation easier.

DS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

This is my second time at Beatrix and the experience has been the same...I think Beatrix is a lovely restaurant with a progressive menu. The ambiance is lively and the patrons sufficiently diverse. The issues I had arose from a service perspective. I thought our waiter was patient and pleasant, but for both the appetizers and the entrees, the food "check backs" came way too late. That meant that we couldn't get the extras we were going to order until the apps had pretty much been eaten and the issues with our entrees went un-checked. There was no proactive clearing of the table to prepare for the five entrees which meant when they came there was a harried exchange to get things off of the table and staff seemed annoyed with my guests for not handing them utensils and plates quickly enough. Please note it is not a guests' job to assist staff in clearing; it is a courteous jester when it happens, but should never be expected. Empty glassware stayed on the table literally till the end of the meal, which for me is a pet peeve. I am being so detailed in this review as I think Beatrix can be a great dinning experience if more attention to detail can be payed. I might be a bit more finicky when it comes to service, but I am not unreasonable.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I’m so glad that I discovered the River North gem. Food and mocktail was awesome. I went for lunch, and was surprised by the quality of food and creativity. Service seemed to be a little rushed and impersonal. But, as a fellow server, I can understand how it can be. BTW, order the KOUIGN AMAN pastry!!! DELISH!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot. Breakfast seems to be their strong point.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice menu. Good service

A
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite places. Always great! I love that they have gluten free options. Service is always great. They’re very accommodating. Love love love!

WA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious dinner Saturday night at a cozy window table. Loved the filet mignon pot roast and tasty honey ginger chicken meatballs. Desserts were equally delicious. Highly recommend!

BM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I think the food here is just ok for dinner. For downtown Chicago there are so many other options at the same price point. I consider this more of a lunch spot. Also, stood at the coffee bar for a long time after dinner to order a pastry along with another person. Several folks were behind the bar working but no one acknowledged us or took our orders so I left.

CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Everything was great but the check took over 30 min to come and our server wasn’t busy enough for it to be an excuse.

H
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great gluten free menu for those requiring it.

RT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful day. Beautiful food. Perfection in ambiance and service.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quinn was an amazing server.

F
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food at Sunday brunch. All from menu. Perfect eggs and omelets. , hash browns. Chicken sausage too sweet. Very busy but other than on loud side nice ambience. Because we were celebrating a birthday they offered a complimentary dessert of our choosing. Vibrant Chicago feel.

O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The location is great. However the food was on the bland side. I had an issue with the bill which was corrected when I brought it the servers attention.

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