Beatrix - River North

4.7
2961 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Healthy
  • Brunch
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 2961 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always! Excellent service and food, and delicious specialty cocktails!

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DC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner after Hamilton. Great server who was very helpful in explaining the menu. We enjoyed it.

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always excellent. Quinn was my server tonight. She was terrific.

It’s always an enjoyable evening at Beatrix!

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EL
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great little find. We enjoyed the brunch menu with innovative items to pick from. Would definitely go back.

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NF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Great food! It gets a bit cramped and noisy for brunch.

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TW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good size portions that we ended up sharing. Nice menu to accommodate any pallet. Excellent coffee and dessert as well. Staff was friendly and attentive during a crazy Saturday evening crowd.

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OT
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice meal, maybe lacking a bit on depth. Great service and atmosphere.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks so much for accommodating our last minute change. Beatrix NEVER disappoints. Chicago STAPLE.

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HD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The menu and beverage list are somewhat limited
But the quality of the food was good
Good restaurant to hang out with friend and family

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

service was very scarce. We waited about 20 minutes for someone to come to us when we got their to sit down.

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ND
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very solid! The food was great, and the ambiance was better! The $15 corkage fee was great too; we brought our own bottle. I’d definitely go back, and you feel healthy eating at Beatrix too.

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SA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good spot. Weird that they didn't have any rice in the kitchen. Small food portions for the price.

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MJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Jose is the best waiter at this restaurant and take such good care of everybody. The food is very healthy and good

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very crowded at lunch but we sat quickly and received exceptional service. A wide variety of lunch options with some very creative juice options.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server went the extra mile to read my profile to provide the gluten free menu (food preference type) & a belated birthday cookie. Wonderful experience!

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quinn was amazing! She has great service and brought us a fantastic chocolate cake!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Love food and ambiance.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Portion sizes have been cut but prices have not

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great, the food was even better. Their waiting area is not the best and the hostess’s directions, welcoming and acknowledgment could use some improvement.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Best bacon every. Followed by wonderful eggs and a very flaky croissant. On the downside, dreadful hash browns, below average coffee. Meh service. Not very expensive, but not very good, either. Probably will not return, no hard feelings, though!

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KM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I called a few times to change the reservation number, and the staff was so accommodating. They are the best! Thank you!

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KE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

This was a very disappointing experience. The sea bass was luke warm and very bland with no sides or accompaniments. Overpriced and uninteresting. Our waiter was nice and the bartender helpful. The bakery had some good choices.

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A
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited Chicago for my birthday weekend, and this was by far the best restaurant pick of the whole weekend. Went to Beatrix for Saturday brunch. Made a reservation in advance so we didn't need to wait at all. Loved the decor, atmosphere, service and food. Enjoyed the juice/cocktail options and the meal.

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D
Chicago
261 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

This has been my go to breakfast place since it opened and this was the first time they fell down . This is all attributed to a bad waitress who was checked out , got our order wrong , never came by the inquire if everything was ok - just dropped off the check . Everything was the usual - nice check in, hostess nice. A very easy and Usually delicious place for a meal .

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious. I’ve been there several times and it was great every time. Nice ambience and good service too!

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The vegetarian food was quite bland and underseasoned. I was expecting a little more flavor for the price. The servers and ambiance were fairly good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great, esp the caramel pie for dessert.

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time. Very helpful staff with recommendations and suggestions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Our waiter was never over-bearing but incredible helpful in selecting wine and food. Great place. Will definitely return

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GE
Chicago
176 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beatrix is one of my favorite options for breakfast in River North. Who doesn't like a good pot roast egg sandwich for breakfast?

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was my second time at Beatrix and I would definitely return again / recommend to friends! I had a reservation for 11:30am on New Years Day but arrived 20 minutes early – they were able to seat up immediately so that was wonderful! Food was delicious; the pot roast breakfast sandwich was incredible. Environment was fun and energetic. Will return!

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h
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently great food and service

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DO
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente servicio, la comida es genial y es un gran lugar para pasar un buen momento en pareja, con amigos o la familia

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JM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible, service was even better. Includes one of the best coffee/espresso bars I've ever seen.

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best brunch in town! Amazing, the food was fabulous, the chicken Tinga is delicious and the chia cereal bowl is to die for! The services was excellent and the pastries deserve the try, last but not less the turmeric chai latte with almond milk is insane, delicious and very unique!

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MR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

An amazing atmosphere here that is both classy and cozy. Good vibe throughout, multiple seating areas available, and a perfect location! Loved the fresh juice mimosa and brunch options. Service was excellent - a few ordering mistakes were corrected quickly. Made accommodations for my toddler and my teenager appreciated the food very much!! Family friendly as well as being a nice brunch date selection. Thanks, Beatrix!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter Jerry was excellent. We were surprised the bar didn’t have the ingredients to make apple martinis. Our child’s burger arrived without the lettuce and cheddar cheese he asked for. It came with Swiss cheese, which he doesn’t like but, we didn’t have time to wait for another burger to be made, since we were on a time schedule, and on our way to the ballet, after our meal.

The Kennebec Fries and Chicken Bebe were wonderful. Seated in the back section, there was a lot of clinking of utensils from the kitchen area. It felt like sitting in a kitchen/dishwashing area, more than a dining area, from the sounds surrounding us. We did love the music that was being played, and chose to make an effort to focus on that.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chris was a great server, cinnamon roll was to die for!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and amazing food!

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S
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great brunch. Highly recommend the cauliflower grits

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