Beatrix - River North

4.7
3048 reviews
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$30 and under
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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!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

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

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 3048 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience and great food

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Descent lunch with good ambiance. Suitable for business lunch.

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BT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for lunch. Service is very friendly, food is excellent and healthy.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall dinner was very good. The only disappointment was one out of three of our first choices was unavailable. The server didn’t know until placing the order. This seems like Service 101 and should have been aware of what was and was not available on the menu

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Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! Interesting options for healthy food that tastes good.

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OM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Sunday brunch spot. Their Bloody Mary is amazing

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such great food and service, suuuper overcrowded but I guess it was for Sunday brunch so that's to be expected! Great menu, so much to pick from.

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were first rate. Every item we ordered was creative and delicious! And the service was excellent.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Fluffy pancakes with lemon flavor. Everything else I ordered also great. Table of five and everyone said everything was terrific.

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AK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coffee, cocktails, service, and pancakes were on point! We had a wonderful time.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Definitely, on point waitstaff!!

Good food, nutritious options.... heavy on the avocado:)

Very crowded, which speaks volumes. .....When a table of 3 is willing to wait an hour for a table, it clearly says something about the restaurant.....worth the wait.

It was definitely loud; but it’s big and had a lot of people eating and laughing, which gave it good energy.

I’d go back.

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JV
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Beatrix was wonderful- food, coffee drinks, service, 80s music that was playing while we dined. After brunch we ordered baked goods to go to enjoy later. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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KC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! Great food and accommodating server. Always come here when I visit Chicago!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great foo;, great service - no complaints!!

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K
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing meal. We will be back next time we are in Chicago.

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EG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Beatrix. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the food was absolutely delicious, and we had lovely, friendly service. Would highly recommend.

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TN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, coffee and pastries are delicious! The menu offers interesting breakfast options that are out of the ordinary. I had the cauliflower grits with brussel sprouts and fried eggs. The dish was flavorful and filling. Emmy’s gluten free coffee cake was absolutely moist and delicious. You can’t go wrong with anything in the menu or out if the bakery counter.

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and Knowledgeable. Great atmosphere and great food!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Short rib and flank steak were so delicious. Our waiter didn’t pay much attention to us, which was disappointing. Overall good experience though.

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for Valentine’s day dinner. Food was fabulous service was too notch. Great evening.

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CO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an enjoyable business lunch! Great service and timely delivery of delicious food, during the busiest time of day! Thank you for doing it right!

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food and drinks at Beatrix are always great. The service at my latest visit was slow, for a while it seemed like our waiter disappeared and my friend's order of bacon never came.

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GL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The hostess couldn't have been nicer. She went out of her way to get us all at one table when our group inadvertently turned into a seating nightmare. She was the epitome of professionalism and trying to make the customers happy. She bent over backwards for us and went above and beyond. This lady knows how to do her job and does it extremely well. The music was a bit too loud to carry on a conversation, but other than that, my experience couldn't have been better, mainly due to our hostess. I'll be back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. We came for our wedding anniversary and they gave complimentary pastries for us.

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at a really great price! The menu isn’t huge, but there is definitely enough variety for everyone to find something they’ll love.

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M
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at this Beatrix location and enjoyed this experience better. Our waitress was friendly and allowed me to sample a wine I wasn't familiar with. Always appreciate that. I ordered the hummus and roasted beets. Although they are both appetizers, I felt that was enough food for my dinner. I also had 2 glasses of the malbec. My friend talked up the caramel pie, which won awards, so she ordered that and I got the chocolate cake. The caramel pie was good, but a bit too sweet for my taste. The cake was smooth and more like a mouse pie, but very delicious.

I liked the atmosphere with the wee bakery window, the plants hanging from the ceiling and the yellow lighting. I would come back here.

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent and food was equally good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose is the best waiter of the world: nice and efficient

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was very good

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EN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful menu. We landed during restaurant week and the service and food was still tops. Great vegan selection as well.

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UM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is great here and I've always enjoyed it. I was able to find street parking and the location is great. However, the last time I had a lunch appointment, the noise level at the River North location was very loud and hard to hear the person sitting across the table from me. If you want to have conversations over a business lunch, you might want to select another place that isn't as loud and robust.

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DW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for breakfast and liked it so much we returned for dinner. Creative dishes, fresh ingredients - this place is awesome.

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food but our waiter disappeared halfway through the meal & never came back. There were barely any other customers there. We had to go to the front desk to get checked out. Not a good first experience service-wise. But the snacks, entrees, and drinks were enjoyable. Don't know if we'll be back.

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family time

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good, but not great. Service if staff was excellent and prompt. Would certainly visit again

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W
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Meeting up with out of town friends for brunch and everyone liked their meal. It was a bit slow for the food to come but the accommodations for vegan was fantastic!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed this restaurant. The Tall, Dark and Chocolate Cake was amazing!

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant - Food is great! Love the casual but cozy ambience. Our server, Alexa, was excellent!

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! Good choice if looking for a restaurant with healthier options!

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