Beatrix - River North

4.7 based on 2088 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $30 and under
Neighborhood Near North Side

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About Beatrix - River North

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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Menus

  1. Lunch
  2. Breakfast
  3. Dinner
  4. Brunch
  5. Dessert
  6. Gluten Free
  7. Cocktails
  8. Coffee & Pastry Bar
  9. Carry Out
  10. Kids Menu
  11. Zoom Service

Reviews and Ratings

4.7
Excellent
Based on 2,088 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is inside a hotel. That's the worst thing I can say about this place. Otherwise - the food and service are great. The place is sunny and light

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I enjoyed my meal but felt rushed. We were in and out in an hour. I do really like it, great atmosphere and very lively. The food is always great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely incredible experience. \n\nThe food was outstanding, especially at its price point! Service was good, just took a little long to get out orders taken but not to worry. My friends and I all very much enjoyed the entire evening, although my friends burger was cooked Medium when he asked for medium rare, and the ravioli sauce was over salted. Food, atmosphere, and value played key components for a good evening. Can't wait to return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The pork shank was delicious. The asparagus side was good too. I don't think that was on the menu, but we always want more vegetables than most restaurants give you, so they probably put it together for us when we asked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

No wait. Grant provided excellent service. Brussel sprouts Appetizer was tasty. Whiskey sour, best ever. Cozy atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had brunch with girl friends for my birthday. Everyone loved their food and drinks and the environment was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always my favorite place to go. Service is amazing. Erica and Jasmine, the hostesses are fantastic, and so hospitable! Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always one of my favorite places when I am in Chicago whether for breakfast, lunch OR dinner. Wonderful food (esp if you are a vegetarian) and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service and food was awesome! We held business dinner at this location and it was quiet and the meal and appetizers were excellent especially the caramel pie (is to die for!). I would definitely recommend this restaurant for most occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time dining at Beatrix, although many friends had recommended it. It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Loved the sangria, appetizers, entrée and dessert. Excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'll be back for dinner, which I have enjoyed many times, but to be treated like cattle and made to stand and wait for a reserved table for a full 30 minutes - never again for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Yummy food, smily, friendly waiter, no long wait for your meal to be served (waiter said; the closer you sit to the kitchen, the quicker the food comes :)) - will come again ;)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really tasty food. Nice menu range. Great service. Make reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated birthdays here. The cocktails, apps, dinner and dessert were wonderful. The fresh juices with a shot of your favorite hard liquor were a hit. Everything we tried was awesome, the skirt steak, the chicken Bebe, the sea bass - all were wonderful. The service was very good and attentive although the restaurant was very busy. We would all go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really hopping for Sunday brunch - makeca reservation! Butcwexwerexseated promptly,the service was friendly and good and brunch: dee-licious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ate breakfast here twice- once at this location and once at the location near the Med Center--food is ok, not a knock out. Had the Chicken Tinga (meh) and caulifour grits with eggs (good)- also tastes of the Belgian waffle ( v good) and the quinoa cakes with poached eggs ( v good) . \nLively spot- noise level is energetic!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I selected Beatix for dinner with an out-of-town friend based upon location and menu. Based upon the menu and photos of the interior, I was not expecting the atmosphere of a sports bar. At 5:30 PM the music was already very loud; I asked to be seated in the quietest part of the restaurant, but there was nowhere to escape it. I have walked past during the day, even when the doors/windows were open, without hearing this, so I believe breakfast and lunch would be a different experience. For dinner I would return if I were alone, but not if dining with a companion; the three of us struggled with conversation and it was not the relaxing catch-up evening I had planned.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the pork shank and it was delicious - the meat was so tender and fell off the bone, the apple and potato that came with it were divine also.\n\nMy friend had the ribs and raved about them too. Apple tart for dessert and the whipped cream was scrumptious. The cost was reasonable as well - $120 total - before tip (we also shared a bottle of wine)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely incredible service. Make a reservation online ahead of time & be seated right away! Great menu- have always been impressed with how good the food & coffee is, how high class the service is, and all at a reasonable price! Modern feel, very busy, can get Perry loud and crowded, but so so worth it. Never felt rushed and the servers are top notch. My favorite go to place when I train into the city!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall great experience and our waitress Kelsey was great 👍

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Emma our server was fantastic! Will for sure be back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great but wasn't expecting the 'Soft house' music vibe and the food was honestly just ok. We got the crispy kale salad to split and for entrees we got the short ribs and pork shank, both of which were good but not amazing. Service was great, if anything the server came over too many times. We didn't get any drinks and were in and out in 40 minutes which was very fast.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service. High quality comfort food. I would highly recommend Beatrix.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Girls get together in Chicago. Great food and vibe. We loved it and our server was wonderful:-)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waited for about 15 mins for our 730pm reservation but it was fine... it happens and we get it. They were very apologetic and friendly. We enjoyed drinks at the bar in the mean time!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was unsatisfactory as two tables seated after us were served first. The serving size of the chicken bebe and steak was small and overpriced. Went to maggianos after dinner to have another meal as i balked at the idea of spending another $55 To complete my meal

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was kind of slow and our waiter disappeared for a while so I had to ask another waitress for a refill on my diet coke.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

All 6 of us had great meals & dessert. Turkey Meatloaf excellent. Scallops excellent. Apple strudel & Carmel pie so good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food - lemon pancakes have us coming back over and over again.\nThis time, we had the blintzes - like a custard meets bechemel surprise. WOW.\nSalad was just ok - quinoa burger/fries perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great brunch!!! Food and service were outstanding Would recommend highly

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We fell in love with their Mexican ice coffee and their vegetarian options

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our brussels sprout appetizer was amazing and the sea bass was pretty good too. However, the ravioli came out cold and we incredibly bland. They bordered on undercooked as well. Overall I think this place over charges for what you get (portion size and quality) but it does have a nice ambiance and the evening was still enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere was great, the menu was a little short no option for side salads, soups, etc. Had Kennebec fries for tapas, relatively dry the house mayo-sauce was terrific, but overall they were dry. Our entrees were phenomenal! The chille chocolate covered salmon with corn tortillas on the side were amazing. I had the pork shank with golden Yukon potatoes which was also delicious. The house coffee and lattes were a great way to capstone our dining experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place looks great and we made reservations ahead of time so we got seated right away. The server was nice and cordial. As for the food we got it fast but unfortunately was nothing very special and was a bit salty. I did put my review on yelp and someone asked for my phone number to get more feedback. I did give my phone number to give it since as a business owner I do like feedback good and bad to keep the business in good standing. Overall the place looked great and welcoming. We saw a couple walk out after they sat for about 10 minutes. We might stop by again during the summer months. For now not the best experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A neighborhood favorite. Beatrix has it all. Perfect for an afternoon coffee, morning pastry, happy hour $5 wine pour, beautiful dinners. Lovely decor and very friendly staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Broad range but done well. Relaxed but refined. Active but private

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best meals I've had in awhile!! Great food selections, I highly recommend the chicken Bebe. I've been telling everyone I know to come here!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love our server!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Definitely will come back again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really uniquely good food. We had the salmon and the braised mushrooms. Both highly recommended. Great service too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A little loud for a meeting but other than that it was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrating Valentine's Day and my daughters birthday and we both truly enjoyed our dinning experience/night out!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my second time at Beatrix & I brought my husband (who had never been). It was a hit! He loved the pot roast sandwich & the lemon pancakes are always a favorite with a side of chicken sausage. The blue mimosa & blood marys are great too! Thanks for a great brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another solid offering from lettuce entertain you. Family friendly, good vibe, modern Decor. Usual brunch options were all excellent, I had the oatmeal, and pepper and egg white sandwich. Service was fast and friendly, will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came to Beatrix for a dinner date on a Friday night. Not too crowded and our service was amazing-- super friendly waiter and very helpful/attentive without being overbearing. Food was good and enjoyable, but not out-of-this-world. Would definitely recommend for lunch or a more casual dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappointed with this place. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner....all delish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good experience, food was good and service was good as well.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix to me is a glorified Panera, food was average, nothing special. Great place for a quick lunch, the only item I would make a special trip for would be the caramel pie.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service was awesome. Loved everything we ate like short rib and Brussel sprouts. Drinks were great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food was delicious. My only issue was that the Short Ribs were very dry. That being said, everything else was excellent. We had: Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, Enlightened Caesar Salad, Turkey Neatloaf, and the Short Ribs. The Apple, carrot, ginger juice was fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, great food and friendly service. I had the restaurant week menu and loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and great ambiance - love the omelette with salmon. Service is always amazing. Highly recommend

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice vibe. Cool casual. Food was mostly delish, though varied from really great (the fries with Lemon and Chilis) to too salty (kale side). Great Salads.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very energetic place for lunch. We dined during Restaurant Week. The glazed Salmon was superb. Light and not too sweet. Hummus with pita was very light and actually had some crunch to it. Very generous portions. Get a seat at a table with chairs. Seating where you sit on a couch is good only for tall people. The table for 4 is large and it is difficult to carry on a conversation with the two people on the other side of the table. Noisy by the bar area where the hostess sends people to wait before being seated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for restaurant week and were very happy with our selection. The service was fabulous, they have a Happy Hour wine specials which were excellent value. The food was great: We really enjoyed the Brussels Sprout appetizer and the Crab Cake entre was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall a wonderful experience! Only issue was with how long it took us to get seated (with a reservation) because they were waiting for all of our party to get there. This would've been ok except there was nowhere to stand/sit except in the way so it was an uncomfortable wait. Excellent food for a reasonable price!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were great. The best part was the chocolate mousse cake we had for dessert. Phenomenal!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Server was knowledgeable, helpful and intelligently answered my numerous questions about ingredients. The menu had interesting dishes - loved the mushroom entree. Great appetizers and desserts- nothing too exotic, but everything was tasty!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. I had the chicken bebe and it was amazing!!! The chocolate cake was to die for too. The food was very fresh and warm when you got it. The service was great and fast. The waiter we had was very nice and funny.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We found Beatrix on Yelp and decided to try it while we were visiting Chicago. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the cuisine was innovative. Two days later, we were still thinking about the breakfast we enjoyed and went for breakfast at the Streeterville location. Once again, we were not disappointed. The bakery goods are outstanding! The weekends are busy so it is best to make a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great night out! Perfect ambiance, great food and wine recommendation. I always love coming here, and I'll continue coming back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had reservation for 12:15 wasn't seated until 12:35 or later Really no place to wait. Very crowded and not comfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food are excellent, particularly caramel tart is so delicious. Only thing is the restaurant was noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix had great food and offered excellent value for restaurant week.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for the first time during restaurant week and were not disappointed. The food was great and our server was attentive. The tables were nicely spaced so it didn't feel too crowded. We would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious. Server was exceptional. Split soup in kitchen without request.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We are thanking the staff for making my son's 21st birthday brunch special and one to remember!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pleasantly surprised at the amazing food. Went with friends and had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love it here. I think the Cauliflower grits are the best breakfast I have ever had. And that is among stiff competition. Great neighborhood vibe. Super accommodating to a few requests they could've shunned. I wish I lived in Chicago so I could go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Usually fairly crowded for brunch but food and drinks are worth the wait.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great A+ Salad and Tomato Soup! Loved the cucumber and mint soda. Excellent coffee selection and pastry options too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My friend and I both loved our dining experience. The food was amazing, and we appreciated the great gluten free menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the best surprise! I was looking for a place to have lunch during the week with a freind and this popped up. \nIt was awesome. I will most certainly go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix is a really great restaurant. The quality and quantity of food is perfect! Great ambiance for any occasion.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Every single utensil I was brought was visibly filthy. The lemon ravioli was not good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always tasty. Good gluten free options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for restaurant week and for the price , the portions were more than generous and all four of us each loved everything we ordered. Can't wait to try brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic waiter and great value for food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server let us sit at our table for almost a half hour before coming to even say hello. Then when he finally did, he explained that he noticed one of us had a drink (from the bar) so he was waiting for her to finish...? what?! He bumped my chair every time he came near the table, mixed up our order by telling us incorrectly they were out of one of the dishes we wanted. Was just generally awkward and not helpful. The food, however, was really very good! Every dish was tasty and well seasoned! We had the Crispy Kale salad, the fries and the Burrata to start - then split the brussel sprouts, the chili chocolate salmon, and the braised mushrooms btw 3 of us. The cocktails were also delicious and we also tried the caramel cake - yum! BUT the music was so loud, we had to yell across the table - not a place for catching up with friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Girls Nite out. Great food. Server Alex was great! Ambiance was perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best places in Chicago for upscale comfort food. Excellent bakery choices. My favorite spot for business breakfasts and lunches--and dinner with my wife.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sat us immediately (even though our whole group wasn't there - no pretension here!) and great service all around. Good food and good variety. Would definitely recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sunday brunch was great and our table enjoyed the variety of items on the menu. Will definitely be back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had brunch here with a few friends and it was great! I ordered the cauliflower grits with Brussel sprouts. The food came very quickly and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. I would have given it an overall 5 star rating, but it took 30 minutes to get seated despite the fact that we had a reservation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buzzing River North spot that's always great for brunch! They have a separate gluten free menu--amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My pancakes were the best I ever had, and my son and his wife loved there food also. Let's just say r breakfast was delicious. I have to mention that the waiter we had was the best . The service was perfect. We definitely will be coming back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love Beatrix. Such a great spot for lunch. I usually don't get excited about salads, but they have some wonderful salads on the menu here, the crispy kale is great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service is always a bit slow but otherwise this is a great place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

For brunch, the blitzes and the grits with cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are great. And, of course, the chicken sausage.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, ambiance and service! Pork shank is DELICIOUS.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice, low-key spot for a pre-movie date! Satisfying, slightly healthful versions of comfort food in a pretty cozy, modern environment. Service was professional and solid, no delay at all for food to arrive at the table and everything was quite tasty. It's not going to knock the socks off of your foodie friends, but you'll have a good meal in a welcoming environment. One specific criticism: wine list is all American but very CA heavy. Why not branch out a bit?? I get that they're trying to stay local, but there's some great wine made in other states too, even in NJ these days....

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love your food but the food felt really rushed. In each case the next course came out before we were done with the current one. I left feeling rushed and overstuffed. Please don't publish this. I really want you to have the feedback cos I love your food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always love Beatrix! The food is fresh and delicious. The fresh squeezed juices are yummy and nutritious. The service is always on point. I come here a few times per month and am never disappointed. Whenever I try something different on the menu I just fall in love with Beatrix all over again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun, healthy lunch with a good buzz of an atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious quinoa cakes + poached eggs, though the 'fry taste' stayed with me a few hours. Quiet and homey atmosphere to have a real conversation with business colleagues or friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything about the restaurant was great. However, we valeted the car at the neighboring hotel, and were told it was $15 for three hours. when we came out, we had to wait for the valet for approximately 15 minutes, (came from inside, not getting other cars), which put us over the three hour limit, bumping the price to $35. when we attempted to dispute this, he called my friend a liar and said he'd only been gone two minutes. he was rude and completely unprofessional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time! Awesome drinks! :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had the best waiter at brunch, friendly and very helpful with the menu. I love when I have a great waiter, makes my dining experience the best!!!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

So the menu looks fabulous. Creative but still standard enough to appeal to a broad range of people. The place was hopping when we arrived so I wasn't surprised when we were seated 20 minutes after our reservation- it was still a bit annoying though. The adult and kid portions were small. All of us were still hungry when we finished so I wouldn't say that the meal was a good value. My only other complaint was that the food came out very quickly and was noticeably lukewarm so I strongly suspect that it was precooked or baked. I actually glimpsed the kitchen and noticed waffles on standby. It felt as though they were trying to turn over tables as quickly as possible and make as much money as possible in the process. (The place is not inexpensive). That said, it has a nice cozy atmosphere and is obviously popular with the locals. I'm not sure I would return for a more formal meal though, let alone for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really enjoyed our meal at Beatrix. Service and food were outstanding. We loved everything we ordered. We will definitely go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall, a good experience. Food was very good. Asked for more ketchup for fries twice, and it never came. Server felt bad and offered a dessert, but we declined. Appreciated the offer.\n\nCraig

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time, once again. We dined on 1/13/17 and ordered both specials: a chicken kofta appetizer with homemade tzatziki and hummus, and thai chili fish & chips. Both excellent. We also ordered the lemon ricotta ravioli with broccolini; very tasty. We come here fairly often (once a month, maybe) and have never been disappointed by the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation for 7pm and upon arrival we were taken to our table on time, didn't have to wait a minute...\nOur server was friendly and helpful! My wife is vegan and I'm vegetarian and it's always a challenge eating out but we both found something on the menu. \nI ordered a Jameson ginger ale and the drink was good.. just right. \noverall great experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is consistently good, especially for brunch. The cauliflower grits are to die for! Nice smoothie options, great coffee. It is very loud, so you do have to speak loudly to have a conversation. Our waitress was not very attentive this time, but that's not the norm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meeting family friends after not seeing them for 20 years.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Getting our table & Service were very good, noise level (music) was way to loud to have a conversation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service by Our server/bartender Lucas. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and helpful with suggestions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place and would highly recommend to anyone who goes to business lunches everyday. Very healthy and food is wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Many interesting and appealing brunch items on the menu. We opted for the Spicy Chicken Tinga and the Green Chile Enchiladas, both of which were good. We rounded it out with a piece of the excellent caramel pie. I would definitely return again for brunch or any other meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoyed dining here - I went for brunch on a Saturday and the food was excellent with lots of very creative and unique choices to choose from. I made a reservation and the place was packed, but I was still seated almost immediately even though I showed up 5 minutes late. Our server was friendly and cheerful and we never had to ask for refills on water/coffee. I will definitely be going back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Beatrix on a cold Saturday night with our 5 year old. It was warm and welcoming, the decor is modern and the food is excellent. We had the brussels sprouts Kung Pao which were especially good--a bit spicy and crispy--as was the roasted mushrooms dish. Our server was helpful, efficient and non-intrusive. We had a great dinner and a relaxing evening. We'd definitely return. Even though it's not an obvious place for children, we ate early in the evening and our daughter was quiet. They also had a kids menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my 5th time back. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! The prime burger was absolutely the best tasting burger I've ever experienced!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ordered the lemon pancakes and chicken tinga. The lemon pancakes were a bit doughy for me, but the lemon syrup was excellent. Chicken tinga was good but not great. I did however enjoy constructing my own breakfast wrap with the corn tortilla.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

New Year's Day! Was so busy but got seated right away. Our server was awesome and really explained us the menu. I would go back any day! Really recommend the bloody Mary's. Spicy but delicious when needed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here on New Years Eve and the experience was great. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. I had the pork shank and my date had the Parmesan Crusted Chicken breast. I would definitely recommend Beatrix and would come back for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for brunch and all four patrons loved their meals! I had the cauliflower grits and they were fabulous. Server was super helpful and the overall meal and ambiance was perfect for brunch !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation in advance for New Years Day Brunch because we had friends in from out of town. It is a beautifully decorated restaurant, but we were very disappointed when we were seated at a very tiny, high top table in the bar area even though there were many open tables in the actual restaurant area. Considering we had reservations weeks in advance, this should not have happened. It was difficult for us four individuals to look at the menu at the same time, and we were not even a foot away from the server station. This started our meal off on the wrong foot and I'm afraid that I cannot give a fair review of the food considering the circumstances.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Disappointed on our return to Beatrix on New Years Eve as standards have fallen dramatically since our previous visit. Very rushed and very average food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice place with comfortable tables and chairs\nTasty Drinks and different flavors\nVariety of dishes and well prepared\nI also perceived a very good vibration in the food, made by a very positive chef\nIn brief, I will visit this place again in my next travel to Chicago

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been looking forward to trying Beatrix and were pleased to enjoy our first visit. Our food was tasty and service pleasant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best brunch in town if you ask me.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great tasting food. Very flavorful and healthier choices. I got the turkey neatloaf and lets just say I would love to learn the recipe. The hummus appetizer had great flavor and the chocolate cake was delightful. Good atmosphere to catch up with friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a fantastic server and thought the ambiance was wonderful. We were a group of 9 people and were easily acommodated.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worst service ever, food bland, certain dishes were not available, and our Server choose to take lunch with his whilst we're in the restaurant and didn't ask anyone to cover so no one was covering the front of the restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix continues to impress. Quality of food is great. Service was not as good thugs time but it was busy. Ambience is so good I'll give them a pass because they did not rush us out. \n\nAte there again after Christmas for breakfast (did not use open table) and it was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The variety in the menu is outstanding. The blending of the spices gives one a unique dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceeded our expectations, especially for a restaurant attached to a hotel. Food was exceptional. Wait staff friendly, helpful, fun. Can't wait to return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Three of us had dinner just after Christmas. Most of the items ordered were good. Brussels sprouts starter was phenomenal. I will go back for a drink and those any time. Tables were a little close, but not horribly close. Drinks and wine list were good. Only negative was the fries, which were a little dry and mealy. Service was adequate, mo real complaints, but nothing to be ecstatic about either. I will go back, if just for the brussels sprouts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a belated Christmas dinner with my son who lives in Florida and his fiancee. Thoroughly enjoyable. Server excellent. Food excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Understaffed for a busy lunch hour

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice meal, menu isn't very extensive and it's loud inside.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great, creative food & attentive service - fun for a group !!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have visited Beatrix several times over the past few years, and sadly, have seen things change....not for the better. The service has steadily gone downhill, and this visit was no exception. It was a cold morning, and we were seated against the windows. It was literally freezing. We draped our scarves on our laps to keep warm. They were 'out' of several things we wanted, and half of our food came out lukewarm. Our server was inattentive to say the least. We have resigned ourselves to the fact that Beatrix will no longer be a stop for us for anything other than a quick morning coffee :-((

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have Celiac and have eaten there before, but got sick there this night. Not sure what happened. Normally the manager brings my food out and that didn't happen this time. I asked about the french fries, I wasn't sure they were GF but the waitress assured me they were. I was miserably sick for 2 days, and it started at the restaurant, so it had to be that meal, as I had not eaten anything outside of my home before that. I would be question the fries if you have Celiac, or maybe they toasted my bread where other bread is toasted, or used a shared knife to cut the avocado, I don't know but I was very sick. I've eaten there before but only had two other things, so I branched out and had a burger, which I will never do again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great as always! The caramel pie is the best dessert I've ever had!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a pleasant before theatre place! I have been there in the summer when the windows are open, and this winter when it is closed and cosy. The menu has lots of interesting and satisfying options. The service was helpful, super friendly, professional and super speedy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always outstanding experience for me. Perfect for entertaining clients and friends too.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Photos looked 'casual,' but surprised to find the interior, furniture, and ambience reminiscent of a cafeteria. Dinners were OK though seemed overpriced--maybe because of the dining atmosphere. No need to return here!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great healthy and delicious food! We went for a special girls night and enjoyed the food and drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Kung Pao Brussel sprouts were probably some of the best Brussel sprouts I've ever had. The

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kale salad is my favorite!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made a very big mistake ordering the meatloaf. I was really excited to be eating somewhere that was high quality and adhered to my dietary restrictions. But I couldn't eat the meatloaf. It was simply foul - the texture, the smell, the taste. It was just awful. And the greens were too greasy and too salty. The potatoes were flavorless. It was such a massive disappointment. Our waiter never checked on us halfway through the meal so when he came by and my friend was done (with her very sad chicken plate) we asked for the check. He looked at my barely touched plate in horror and apologized and refused to let us pay for it. So in terms of service, at least they handled the situation properly (though I kind of wish he had come sooner so I might've been able to actually eat a meal that night). But I just don't think I can ever go back there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix was an amazing place to eat. We had great service with our waiter going 2 for 2 with suggestions and wonderful food. The chocolate cake was phenomenal and we were incredibly pleased with the friendliness of the wait staff and GM.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic and creative food, and absolutely great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service! Would dine there again especially for breakfast!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We go to Beatrix every time we visit Chicago (which is every 2-3 months). It is always consistently good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the first time I've eaten at Beatrix for lunch. We have been there for brunch and dinner and it was much better. It was rather busy for lunch on this day. I had a salad that included pears and nuts. It was quite sparse and not very interesting for the price. I would not order that again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always excellent. A favorite for all occasions. Wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Beatrix! The staff is so friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious! This visit was a business dinner and was very nice but brunch is just as great! They have a juice bar, coffee bar (must try bullit coffee) and they have THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE CITY!! \n#talldarkandhandsome is so yummy! Every experience is an awesome experience! \nI ❤️Beatrix!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix was a great spot for a breakfast business meeting. The food was outstanding and it was quiet for conversation. Highly recommend the oatmeal and the fresh squeezed juices at breakfast!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Became sick after eating here. Think it was a one off occasion and do love this place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Found in an article about healthy but good restaurants and it was a great find! Came here before seeing the ballet for our anniversary and they had a special table reserved for us and wished us a happy anniversary when we checked in. Waitress ran through the whole menu with us. We each got a fresh squeezed juice that was amazing and got the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer. Spicy, but delicious. I got the chicken Bebe which I loved, organic and yummy. My boyfriend got the mushroom braise, being a vegetarian it is hard to find good hearty options... but this was fantastic! We finished off by splitting a piece of the Carmel pie, which was to die for! When we received the bill, the wished us a happy anniversary again and had comped the pie which I thought was very nice. We had a very pleasant experience and will definitely be coming back and I have already recommended to multiple friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is great. Love the juice selection. Beatrix is part of the reason we return to the aloft hotel every year for birthday celebration weekend. A few years ago this was an undiscovered sparsely populated gem. Now, it's a vibrant scene that deservedly fills up at every meal that we have observed. The food and drink has maintained the excellent quality and explains why the popularity has blossomed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Two of our party are vegetarians but all three of us ordered different vegetarian options. The food was delicious and the setting is very pleasant. The waiter was less than friendly but efficient and not rude. I would go back any time I visit Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot in River North for a brunch with friends. The food was very good too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here once for a Bachelorette party brunch, which was delicious. I decided to eat here again for brunch... still delicious. I'll be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A fun place for dinner. The restaurant is very lively with great service and menu at reasonable prices. Will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress was attentive but not imposing. Food had great flavor and portion size was just right. We shared an apple strudel for dessert for a perfect ending.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything we had was excellent. The servings are right sized and not too big like they are in many restaurants. I had the wild mushroom pilaf and my wife had the turkey meatloaf. Both were well flavored and very satisfying. The brussels sprouts appetizer is highly recommended as it is delicious, caramelized and a bit spicy. Overall the dinner was very nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix was on my Chicago restaurant/bar bucket list and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing and the service was even better. We will definitely be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is both local, healthy, and innovative within its price-point. Although I'm not a vegetarian, I went with a vegetarian disk the was delicious. Service is attentive at the start, much less so after meals arrive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix always has excellent food & service and the menu is fun and interesting. The daily specials keep the choices fresh !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was excellent and everything he suggested was very good. Will definitely suggest to friends and will hopefully get back soon when in the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance is eclectic! The place has a great modern vibe!!\nWe tried Fries w/chillies and fried lemon slices, brussel sprouts w/kung pao... both were delicious!\nOrdered the chicken bebe for main course and it was really good! Small portion!\nOur server lacked the warmth and the personality of a good server you expect in a nice dining place like this! We were here for the vibe and good food (as recommended by friends), so we didn't let that bother us much! \nFor dessert, we tried caramel crunch pie, which was just okay for our taste! \nIf you're in the area, give this place a try, you'll walk out happy and satisfied with your dining experience!\nWould love to stop by again with friends and try some more dishes here for sure! Reservation highly recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My entire family, whose tastes are very different, loves the food here. Very creative and healthy. I love the fresh juices with a shot of vodka to start my meal. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a hip, fast-paced cafe with great food. We were actually served more quickly than we would have chosen, but I guess it's better to err on the fast side. Lovely bakery items. Great place for a casual brunch, and casual conversation. Not a date spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual Beatrix was an excellent adventure. Easy location, awesome food and service and fun people watching. I always like to find an excuse to go here!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix was a great way to kick-off our night! Awesome cocktails and wine, perfectly portioned salads (with fresh ingredients), and tasty entrees. We ended the meal with espressos and went on to the next part of the the night. Would absolutely come back again and bring friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and place!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love, love, love this restaurant. The 3 A salad is one of my favorites. I also had the turkey neatloaf which is incredible...and healthy too. Beatrix has some yummy cocktails and desserts too...and the coffee is amazing. I've been to Beatrix for lunch and dinner. It's casual with many choices at reasonable prices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress was amazing! She recommended the beet salad and the meatloaf. Both delicious!!! Great experience!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sat in the bar area and there was only one person covering the tables AND the bar

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was a big surprise as to how fresh and healthy the food was. Delicious.\nDesserts were wonderful too. The pot roast special on spaghetti squash was wonderful on a winter's day.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Made a reservation in the morning, when we arrived the hostess acknowledged the reservation but put us in the corner of the bar area where you had to shimmy past two other tables just to get to. Clearly a table didn't belong there as it was difficult to get to and the service suffered because of it. Not to mention the bar area had only one staff member who doubled as the only bar tender. Food was fantastic, from the tskune with tasty cranberry ginger soy sauce to the tender pork shank. Another disappointment when I tried to pay the bill to the refreshing blueberry Lemon Tom Collins. Gave the waiter bartender $100 in gift cards and told him to put the rest on my card. When he returns the check through the table maze, only $75 is taken off at which point I checked with said bartender. He told me there were three $25 gift cards, which wasn't true as I called the LEY hot line to verify the amounts before coming. He asked me if I still had the cards. Me? Why would I still have them as he just used them to try to pay for my bill. Seemed fishy. He found the cards near the trash can and rescanned, saying he had to scan my $50 gift card twice while selecting $25 each time. Why this wasn't done the first time or that I had to ask I will have no idea. Eventually he agreed and said in the end lettuce entertain you would pay for it - almost as if I was wrong. Maybe an honest mistake, I don't know. Not the best way to end a delicious meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was in charge of finding a restaurant for myself and coworkers in town for a conference. This was a great option that easily catered to different tastes. Would also recommend for anyone looking for a special place for dinner with friends or a special someone. The food was delicious and the server was very friendly. She was good at recommending vegan options for me. Will definitely return if I go back to Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderfully fresh and unique menu. The mushroom quinoa burger - huge and flavorful, prime burger- perfect and the pot roast- rich and flavor packed. AND I Am in love with the caramel pie. Share it because it is incredibly rich .

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've visited here lots of times, but it was the worst food ever. All foods were too bunt and steak was too tough to chew.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is nothing but extraordinary and exceptional in service, food and value. I love this restaurant can't wait to go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was exceptional and the waiter outdid himself making conversation and recommendations. Hope to come back for New Year's Day!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner experience. Though mostly professionals in the crowd, very pleasant atmosphere and great food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went out to Beatrix for a double date brunch and loved it! There are lots of healthy-leaning brunch choices, and the cocktails were definitely worth their price. I ordered the cauliflower grits and loved how creamy they were, great with the egg yolks mixed in! My boyfriend ordered the chimichurri steak and eggs - cooked perfectly and very flavorful! Everyone seemed to like their meals a lot. Don't miss the bakery on the way out if you feel like you need something sweet to finish a meal - the magic crispy cookie was incredible! Our waitress was also awesome and super attentive. I'd totally go again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the food! But need to work on creating froth with almond milk for cappuccino

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our party changed from 2 to 3 after already being seated at a 2 person table at rush hour - the restaurant didn't miss a beat and immediately found a new table for us without making us feel bad. Thanks for the professionalism!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent healthy options. Very creative menu and great cocktails. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We frequent Beatrix for birthday dinners and also for brunch - plus I am there at least one weekend day for a Bulletproof coffee! We were here on our most recent visit to celebrate my best friend's birthday. This detail was only known to them due to a brief comment I made when they asked if I would like to be seated before my guest (the birthday girl) arrived. Our lovely hostesses obviously passed along the mention because my friend was presented with a delicious slice of chocolate cake complete with a candle once we had finished our delicious dinners. We had ordered cappuccinos and they were a bit slow coming to the table (the cake arrived well before it - we did note our server was handling a larger table with drink orders), yet when we asked another server she quickly retrieved our cappuccinos from the coffee bar and they arrived at our table and still hot I might add! The manager personally brought our bill and apologized for the delay and said the cappuccinos were compliments of the house. Both he and the lovely server who rescued our cappuccinos (and our own server) all extended birthday wishes to my friend when they visited the table. It was another fabulous meal delivered with extra customer care and attention - we appreciated every second of it! See you soon Beatrix!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, excellent service and loved that the staff was dressed for the holiday!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The lemon pancakes and fresh juices are a must try!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Beatrix! It is one of my neighborhood favorites. The food and service is always great. They always have something new and exciting to try. Great place to go with friends. You can enjoy their company without having to yell over a lot of noise. Try the Cuban chicken. It was amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Beatrix many times and usually it's a great experience. Things were a bit off this time. We weren't seated until 8:40pm with an 8pm reservation. No one really apologized or acknowledged it either. Both of the chairs also had food on them that we had to brush off. We had the hummus, burger and kale salad. All were good as usual. The waitress didn't add our LEYE dining points to our card (which we did give her) which was a bit disappointing (we didn't realize it until I didn't get the email I normally get after leaving the restaurant). We paid with cash, so no way to get the points now. Usually dine here often, but will now likely wait a while before returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good service and cocktails with fresh and delicious food!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Healthy tasty lunch. Decadent dessert. Perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unique, healthy menu. Everything I have ever ordered has been delish! Can't say enough good things about this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my son here before going to House of Blues. Food was excellent. Got the tsukene appetizer (chicken meatballs in chile cilantros sauce ---yum!! We ordered the 'A' salad, which my son orders every time, because it's so good!!!! Also, short rib and pasta which was also excellent. Could have used some bread before the meal, which I like. Also, an after dinner mint.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Staying at a hotel and eating at an attached restaurant may not be the most ideal meal. Generally the convenience outweighs the quality of the food. This was not the case here. Beatrix is far beyond good enough to stand on it's own and has the benefit of being attached to Aloft which was great because I didn't have to go out in the cold to grab dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix is a favorite! I love going here. Every time has been a great experience. The food is always top notch and the service is fantastic. I'll keep going back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Booked a reservation 2 weeks out and still could only get in at 11:30a which lets you know how popular Beatrix is. Was promptly seated and it looked like people who didn't have reservations were seated fairly quickly. The food is great! Was hoping to be able to order off the brunch menu as it was before noon but it was not to be, which was fine. The juices are delicious and the option of adding a shot of alcohol an added plus. Brunch is definitely on my to do list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix has a fabulous brunch menu. There is great variety on the menu, but I had never had anything other than the lemon pancakes!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent experience every time I visit it. Tasteful food and great ambience and vibe.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice brunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First timer. Beatrix exceeded our expectations and we had a great experience. We'll be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good energetic atmosphere. Original drink choices. Decibel level grew higher as the evening wore on. Food choices were good and dessert was fantastic. Will visit again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Menu always interesting; food always delicious and service excellent. One of my favorite Chicago restaurants.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lousy value due to tiny, tiny wine pours. Food is good and the wait staff had the right pace and skill.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was sooo disappointed when we got there because our 8:15 reservations wasn't honored until 8:45! and we got sat at the same time as a table of 14 with the same waitress...I worried..and we were hungry. BUT I must say--the staff went above and beyond to make up for everything..they were wonderful and we were definitely completed satisfied and full when we left. I would recommend and go back again. It was a great meal--we loved it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always excellent quality and delicious food. Beatrix is able to accommodate food allergies and the flavors are never dull. It is why we always return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved our breakfast before heading out of town. Delicious drinks, eggs, and waffles. Took some fresh pastry for the road!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointed. Chicken dry and tasteless, my husband's fish was bland. Ordered 2 different desserts out of the 5 offered on the menu and they were on menu and they were out of them.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The entire staff made us feel at home.\nServer was very friendly & knew the wine & food selections inside out.\nFood was terrific !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good. Very interesting menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat by the windows and it was so lovely and breezy and better than the outside seating I think! Perfect for a Friday happy hour setting with friends.. the tuna app is great!! Always a good choice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My server took care of my special request and was very friendly and pleasant. I needed the bread that had nuts and seeds swapped out. The burrata with artichoke was delicious and filling. I would go back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a very nice time at Beatrix. The service was excellent, as it was the food. We have ordered the mushroom and quinoa burger and a crispy kale salad. Both dishes were well served and very tasteful. Unfortunately, we couldn't make it till the dessert. We were super satisfied and had to leave it for another day. I would indeed recommend it to friends in Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a 8pm reservation on a Saturday night. To make a long story short, our table was not ready until 9pm or a little later. Though this was a very irritating situation, they could not have handled it better! We were brought a free round of drinks while we were waiting. Then, once we were seated, the manager came over to apologize and brought us his four favorite appetizers, free of cost, of course. So after our long wait, we had plenty of food in front of us within 5 minutes of being seated. Besides the wait, we couldn't have asked for better service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a fantastic brunch at Beatrix this past weekend. The baked apple french toast was outstanding, as well as the enchiladas verdes. Service was amazing as well!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always good. Cocktails, food, service, and environment. Perfect way to spend an afternoon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a wonderful experience! We came to Beatrix to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. The food was outstanding, atmosphere serene, and service excellent! To top it all off, a decadent chocolate cake surprise arrived with a candle for the birthday girl! Thank you for amazing experience. We will be back soon!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix has a limited menu, but the food is good, there are some nice wines and beers at reasonable prices, and the ambiance is very comfortable and pleasant. All it lacks is service. Thirty minutes is too long to wait for a glass of wine. Very surprising for a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went on a Saturday for lunch. The place was packed with people. It was a good thing we had a reservation as it was over an hour for a table without one. Even with a reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes. The restaurant was extremely noisy. Impossible to have a conversation unless it was with the person seated right next to you. Perhaps this is different when the restaurant is not filled to capacity. We could barely even hear the server when placing our order. \n\nTo our dismay, we learned that the restaurant does not serve lunch on the weekends, but rather brunch until 3:00. There were only five non breakfast items being served (3 salads and 2 burgers). Unless you wanted egg dish, the choices were extremely limited. \n\nThe food came out quickly and was tasty. Our server was moderately attentative. I imagine the reason the restaurant was so full was because it was attached to a hotel. It was fine for what it was, but not a restaurant conducive to conversation unless you like shouting at your table companions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

While in Chicago for a weekend graduation we dined out for every meal. Our favorite was breakfast at Beatrix on Saturday. The ambiance, service, food and reasonable prices were so pleasing we went back again on Sunday morning. The place was packed so reservations are a must. Highly recommend Beatrix.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waiter was very knowledgable and very attentive. The food was delicious and I would definitely go back for another meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been here a few times and kept coming back because it's always busy and the food is GREAT, however... this time was not so great. The fresh juices are the best part of the meal we had over the weekend. The mushroom quinoa burger was blah... fried were cold and not great... the caesar salad was actually really good, however way too much dressing and the menu is lacking creativity I think.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Four of us had a nice dinner at Beatrix. The menu accomodates different interests and different appetite levels. We were a bit rushed at the end and it took a while to get the check. Also one of us ordered decaf which was AWFUL .... but no one ever came around to ask if everything was alright. That was the only negative, but it puts a shadow on the evening.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would describe Beatrix as 'fine,' which equates to somewhat disappointing for a $200 meal. I reserved a Saturday night dinner spot to celebrate my sisters birthday. I called the afternoon of the dinner and requested a note be put on the reservation that it's for a birthday. My boyfriend also reminded the host about 30 minutes before we ordered dessert. They assured us our server would be informed and they'd surprise her when her dessert came. Apparently the staff 'miscommunicated' the whole day because they did nothing. Literally nothing. The server even wished ME happy birthday, not realizing I wasn't the right person. Very very disappointed. They comped the desserts but the damage was already done. \nThe drinks were superb. The food was sub par for the price. Our entrees came out within 10 minutes of ordering them which makes me believe they're microwaved and/or reheated. We ordered the skirt steak, stroganoff special, lemon ravioli, and chicken dish. \nI will not be returning to this restaurant again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Beatrix several times. It's one of the places I like to bring my out of town guests. I should also mention that I'm a reasonable person and it takes a lot to upset me. This time the experience was awful. The hostess was extremely rude when we checked in. We arrived 15 min early and she curtly said 'Well, please check back in at 9:30'. There were probably 20 open tables at the time and no place to wait. I am pregnant and my mother in law is handicapped. We waited about 5-10 min and she decided to seat us, she had the other hostess seat us at an uncomfortable high top when there were plenty of other tables available. I had a gut feeling she did it on purpose. My mother in law had a hard time sitting there, and was embarrassed to say anything, so we quickly ordered, ate and left. I won't be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of my favorite places for brunch in Chicago. It's a must go to place. You have to get the Blueberry and Basil Mimosa. Definitely one of my favorites.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was downtown for Restaurant Week and stopped in at Beatrix for lunch on Saturday, due to magazine reviews I have been reading. Very trendy, friendly, diverse restaurant. Cozy feeling and although I felt older than the average patron, felt very comfortable. My husband and I both had the chilaquiles buffet bar. AWESOME! And passing by the dessert counter I couldn't help but bring home 2 bags of goodies for my daughter. Be sure to get a reservation as this hot spot fills up quickly! Well worth the trip.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was exceptional and our juice drinks with a shot were super fresh. I'd recommend this gem to any foodie or those interested in clean food with great imagination.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Beatrix many times now, both for lunch and dinner. It has become one of my favorite 'regular' spots in the city, and a great place to bring clients or friends. The food is always good, fresh and healthy, the vibe is fun and the service is great. If you haven't been there yet, definitely go check it out!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix always has great food, at great prices, and I appreciate that it's healthy and sustainable. I love everything from their breakfast bar and coffee, to their juices and farm-to-table drinks, and I usually always order off their specials for the evening. I always come here with friends for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, for a good experience without breaking the bank. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The menu was good. Something for every taste. The restaurant is trendy and well appointed. The wait times are long and the noise level was sometimes overwhelming.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Interesting menu and new takes on old breakfast items--somewhat health--whole foods oriented

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We thoroly enjoyed a Saturday night dinner at Beatrix. The cuisine is contempoary American but down- home enough to satisfy as well. Our server, Abbe, was great. The sea bass was delicious as were the Triple A salad and the Yellow Tomato Gazpacho.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there for an early dinner on a weekday. The service was excellent -- not to intrusive. The server was always available for special requests. Flounder was a special of the day, and not being familiar with that fish, I ordered it. It was excellent. My friend had the meatloaf and liked it a lot, too. We appreciated the fact that the background music was not too loud but was loud enough to add to the lively mood.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently good, reasonably priced. Good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The special pecan French toast was amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix has great brunch options! I also love their fresh juices & the dessert bar. You can't go wrong having breakfast, lunch or dinner here. Also, the service is consistently pleasant!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

consistently good food - nice atmosphere - not expensive and good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food. Great gluten free options! Very knowledgeable and friendly servers.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for brunch and ordered the quinoa cakes, not sure what to expect, and they were amazing. So delicious I ate my whole plate in a few minutes. Beatrix is a very popular place and the little bakery they have inside is a hidden gem.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food. It's expensive, though on par with similar downtown restaurants. Thought the food was very fresh, good flavors, tasty gluten-free options. \nService was so-so for the evening. Our starters came, and then we waited about 20 minutes for our server to come back to take our dinner order (we had to get his attention to bring him back to the table). \nIf I was taking a client out for lunch or dinner, I'd consider going again. Probably won't go back on our own.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

my husband and I had brunch here and it was outstanding! Couldn't have been any better. Would definitely come back and recommend.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

There was a hard sharp piece of plastic in my Caesar Salad and a hair in my wine. The salad was just ok but didn't have Caesar dressing on it. The wine (a Pinot Blanc from Willamette, OR) was very good. The fact that there were items in my food that shouldn't have been there ruined my experience. I won't be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything we've had at Beatrix is great but I especially love the 'Turkey Neatloaf.'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very good restaurant. Food is great, lots of room, and great people watching

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was outstanding. The food was not what it was cracked up to be compared to other options we could have chosen in the Chicago area. The pastries all look fabulous but when it came to taste, they are in need of more flavor. We tried the cherry pistachio scone, chocolate angel food muffin, lemon crisps, and chocolate coffee cake.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is right on the money: beautiful, sunny, and relaxed ambience, solid food and drinks options (from breakfast to lunch to dinner and everything gluten-free in between), and reasonable prices especially considering its location next to much pricier places. I brought my boyfriend here after he flew into Chicago to meet my parents. We had a great time!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The servers brought out our appetizer and main meals at the same time. Our waitress didn't think anything of it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner for four on a Saturday night. Arrived early for a 7:30 reservation, but room was full so we had to wait a bit before a very nice window side table opened. The menu offers only about a dozen entrees along with as many starters. The wine list and cocktail menu were equally impressive. Many items are vegetarian / vegan friendly but it is not exclusively a meat-free establishment. We started with the burrata with figs. Our entrees were the fresh pasta (vegetarian) lasagna of the day, amazing vegetarian ravioli in broth, and the beef short-rib. Each of us qualified for the clean-plate club that evening, and enjoyed it all with a fantastic California Zinfandel. And the apple turnover for dessert was great. Dinner for four: app + entrees + dessert + wine + tip = $190.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I absolutely loved the food. Everything was delicous - from cocktails to apps to main course and even to a dairy free dessert! As someone who has an allergy to dairy protein, I was thrilled to be able to join in on a dessert, too. It's so hard to find anything without dairy of some sort! The ambience is nice, but very casual. I'd love to have the same food in a spot that's a bit more lush / luxe.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a large group and the service was perfect. Food was excellent too!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I stayed at the Marriott on the Magnificent Mile. We had never been to Beatrix and went on the recommendation of a co-worker. It is very modern. The menu was good, as was the service, and ambience. They have healthy menu options, as well. The price was very reasonable. It is a 'Lettuce Entertain You' restaurant, which we did not know. We had a good meal, at a reasonable price, in a nice atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for brunch and everyone thought the food was great! We had reservations for 4 + a high chair and because only half of us were there they wouldn't seat us. My husband was able to convince them to seat us, since we were standing with our toddler and stroller . Once we got sat, the service was great! They even rushed my daughters food order so we could keep her content.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing as always ! The cauliflower grits are phenomenal!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We all had something different and shared. Everything was amazing! Will definitely be going back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I can not say enough good things about this place, the only reason I chose this resturant was because it was right around the corner from our hotel, but i'm glad we went because it was one of the best brunches I have ever had! My friends and I all ordered a different one of their fresh pressed juices and they were all amazing! We kept drinking out of each other's glasses lol! I got the green chili enchiladas which had a little kick but were definatly not overwhelming, my friends got the spicy chicken tikka and the Belgian waffles and hash browns...all were delicious!! Out waitress was also excellent I wish I remembered her name but sadly u can't, she was attentive without hovering and was very knowledgable about all the food, she offered us her recommendations without us having to ask which I really love when waiters do that. Even though the resturant was busy it was not too loud and it didn't feel claustrophobic, also the bathrooms were very neat and clean which is very important to me. My friends and I all agree that this is our new 'place' for when we have girls trips to Chicago

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and fabulous service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Easy option for breakfast/brunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was personable and everyone in our large group enjoyed their meal. My only criticism would be the menu selection, their dishes all have a unique twist or combination of ingredients that might not sit well with a picky palate. To my point, everyone in our group ordered the pot roast sandwich or burger. Nice ambiance and great service, but not the best menu for anyone who's not an adventurous eater.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have Celiac Disease so I have to adhere to a gluten free diet. Beatrix always have great options for those who need to be gluten free!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We just went for a mid-afternoon dessert and mimosa and my friend and I were pleasantly surprised by the selections and amazing service. When we ordered mimosas, our fabulous server told us there was an orange, blueberry, or strawberry mimosa! The strawberry mimosas were delicious, using fresh strawberry purée. \n\nDessert options were difficult to choose between, so we got the chia pudding, caramel cake, and lemon olive oil cake(from the cafe). Oh. My. God. The chia pudding. I'm not even going to say anything, just that everybody should get it. The caramel cake was so velvety soft and rich, it must have been made with Angel tears. Lemon is my favorite flavor, so of course I liked the lemon/oil cake. My favorite part was that is wasn't frosted or overly sweet. \n\nOur server was just amazing. Even though my friend and I told the hostess that we just wanted coffee and dessert (we changed our minds to mimosas), she treated us very well and we never felt rushed or felt like we were 'taking up her table'. She gave us great recommendations and even helped us save money by telling us about the Lettuce frequent diner program available on the Lettuce Eats app. When we were leaving, I realized that our section had closed, yet even though our server might have been ready to leave, I felt welcome to stay as long as I wanted to. \n\nCan't say enough good things about his experience, and I look forward to going back soon.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

great food. Horribly noisy. Conversation unfriendly. Went home with a headache.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I come to Beatrix quite often for dinner during the week or lunch on weekends. I have also come here with a large group of friends for a get-together dinner and have met friends her for a nice informal brunch on a weekend as well. Beatrix handles all of these occasions really well. The menu is relatively small but the food is consistently good, the ingredients are always fresh and flavorful and there are good and healthy options to choose from. Beatrix also has a separate coffee bar (with some freshly baked temptations to go), freshly made juices and good cocktails. Most importantly, they also offer a fully gluten-free menu, which is great if you have friends or visitors who have to follow a GF diet.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great brunch. Lots of options for all tastes and diets. Fresh food, even the salsa is made from fresh cherry tomatoes - no cans here! Yummy and a great place for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here for a birthday brunch with a group and it was great! Food was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect! Highly recommend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Whenever we visit Chicago, we always eat at Beatrix. Consistently good food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix used to be my go-to place but sadly in the past year it has gone down hill. The food is still consistently good, however, the service and especially the unfriendliness of the hosts have been off-putting. There have been a few times when we walked into the restaurant with tables clearly available and were asked to wait for 30-45 minutes for a table to become available. When we checked on Open Table, tables were available at the time when we walked in. The bakery has some nice deserts, there is always plenty of options for coffee and the restaurant offers a nice brunch and dinner menu. They also have a substantial gluten free menu and several nice vegetarian options (including daily specials). I would still recommend this restaurant for the quality of its food but marked it down for the increasingly unpleasant experience with the unwelcoming staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation for 10 for morning after wedding brunch. Hostess was able to accommodate 5 extra people last minute. Much appreciated!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Three of us, at our table of 4, ordered the Cuban Chicken special. We all raved about it and for me, it was the best chicken dish I have EVER eaten. Wish it was on the regular menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and good service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix is a great choice to enjoy brunch or dinner in a relaxed, but chic place in River North. Everything on the menu is delicious. The portions are the right size as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best. Day or night spot on with everything

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you enjoy eating a meal that includes a healthy twist on fresh ingredients and is substantial, than give this restaurant a try. We enjoyed the delicious and healthy food, the energetic atmosphere, and the substantial portions. Some items are pricey, especially the breakfast menus, but you won't go away hungry. \nI would go here often if I lived in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beatrix is a very lively restaurant with a welcoming ambience. The service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. This was a first time visit for all and the server's recommendations were perfect. Everyone enjoyed their entrée, which included the smoked turkey sandwich, the turkey burger and the chopped salad with chicken added - - all delicious - - as was the Tall, Dark and Handsome dessert which was simply amazing if you like chocolate.\n\nBeatrix is a winner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good! Everything I tried I would come back to order again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, great desserts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great brunch/Lunch! Thank you. Our waitress was awesome (didn't catch her name but she has a very cool bingo tattoo on her arm). Waffles/enchiladas were both very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely love this place! I'm from NY and this is my 'go to' place when I visit.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the Chicken Bebe dish there. Would have liked to see a few more main entree options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my third visit for lunch and it didn't disappoint. I brought three friends from out of town and they also loved it. The salads are terrific.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice ambiance and service. I ordered a salad that was creative and pretty tasty, but ultimately unremarkable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here multiple times and it is always great. Servers are very nice, food and coffee are always delicious, and the cocktails are so good. The watermelon cilantro margarita is to die for!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was awesome. The food was delicious. The manager was exceptional

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The hostess with the braids or twists is not very pleasant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time visit with friends. Will come back again. Scored on all variables.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food,poor sevice. It appeared as if there was not enough staff for the lunch crowd. Manager did apologize and gave us cupcakes to take home but not likely to go back to that\nlocation. Not up to Lettuce Entertain standards

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were looking for a dinner location for us to get together with some friends. They had recommended Beatrix. They were able to fit us in on a busy Friday night. Great menu with many choices at reasonable prices. We will go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our table of 4 ordered different dishes and thoroughly savored each one. Unique menu w something for everyone. Lively atmosphere, friendly staff, slow service w drinks @ brunch on Saturday - popular place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Surprisingly, this was my first visit to Beatrix. I went there with a friend for breakfast and loved it! They are best known for breakfast and it did not disappoint. They have something on the menu for everyone. This place is very popular so the ambiance has a high energy vibe. The noise level reflects this ambiance so depending on where you sit it could be noisy. I would encourage a reservation otherwise the wait could be long, especially on a weekend. \n\nOur server was wonderful and very helpful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

very good - lots of healthy food - but some portions are too small. My husband got the chicken tinga dish for brunch and walked out of the restaurant hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best egg white omelet ever, loved the turkey bacon.\nEverything we ate was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was such a lovely place to enjoy lunch. I can see why it is so popular. Their gluten-free menu was great. All the ingredients in everything from my appetizer to my drink were fresh I would think there was a garden in the kitchen. Their featured pea soup with ricotta was delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

All over, fine experience. Wouldn't recommend. Wouldn't not

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's too noisy for comfort or conversation; I had a sore throat by the time I left lunch, and I was seated right next to my dining companion.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I LOVE Beatrix. It is one of my favorite spots in Chicago, but the service and food have gone down hill for me the past few times. I ordered my favorite latte and it took 30 minuts just to get this, and when I did finally get it, it just did not taste good. I also ordered my typical breakfast (Eggs your way) and was extremely disappointed with the bacon, which again is one of my favorite things to get there. It was hard and barely had any of the sugar on it! Finally, our server was awful and very awkward. He barely spoke and not friendly at all. I felt like I was an inconvenience to him. Again, I love this place usually and it has a great brunch atmosphere, but I have been disappointed lately.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix is a good restaurant because it is always consistent and the staff is wonderful. The food is seasonal and always fresh.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great for breakfast/brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food. Everything we had on the menu was fabulous. The fresh juice was good (I had carrot blueberry), but a bit overpriced. I work at Northwestern Hosp and look forward to coming back––especially for the spicy fries!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place keeps getting lauded as vegetarian and vegan friendly, when it really isn't. Minimal options for vegans, and the ones that do exist are boring and overpriced (e.g., oatmeal for $7).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome experience! I want to go back and try everything on the menu!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Highly recommend Beatrix River North. Took my parents there for a special occasion and it lived up to the hype! Great food, amazing service. Food could be described as classics with a twist.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good and imaginative food, excellent service and an active environment. Reservations essential on Sunday mornings

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a FANTASTIC brunch here. We ordered cocktails, brunch entrees, and yummy desserts from their AMAZING baked goods display. The spicy chicken tinga dish was a huge hit, as were the cauliflower grits. Our server Neil was a rock-star: when I was torn about which treat to get, he assured me that if I was even slightly disappointed in the one he steered me toward, he'd replace it and that's exactly what happened. My Lemon Angel Food Muffin was incredible, as were the macaroons and croissants my friends got. Plus, we got a window along the open window on a gorgeous, sunny morning. Our only mild critique was that we had to wait 15-20 minutes despite having a reservation; they need to tighten up their table/reservations management. But, it was a tremendous brunch, and we are definitely repeating this visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

While visting Chicago, Beatrix was recommended to us by a local friend.\nIt was a beautiful fall night so we asked to be seated outside -- we were the only ones out there but Jose took great care of us! the place was packed inside but he brought the appetizers and drinks right away. Jose patiently answered our menu questions and made his own recommendations. I had the salmon with chili / chocolate glaze -- the slaw and tortillas made it a delightful and modern fish taco-like dish. The Turkey dinner was out of this world. Really fresh ingredients, creative twists on old favorites - and a modern vibe for the decor - a real winner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friends were in from out of town and staying in the River North area. I had been to Beatrix for brunch and loved the flavor combinations so I was anxious to try out their dinner menu and it didn't disappoint. The meatballs with chili and cilantro were such an unexpected delight and even the burger was a big hit with those less adventurous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfect combination of great food and ambiance! My out of town guests have a new favorite restaurant and can't wait to go back. Salads are filling -- crispy kale is my favorite, and the chia pudding is great for a healthier dessert if you don't mind the appearance of chia. Servers have been great and patient with new diners and we've never had to wait long for the food to be served.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved our Sunday brunch experience,we came back for 4 pm dinner after our function.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have always been impressed with the quality of the food; and, the service has always been friendly and the staff well informed about the menu. But, the wine pours are extremely small; I think they could do much better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was enjoyable, menu on the smaller side as far as selection. Service was adequate. Overall a nice place to grab dinner, I wasn't disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently a great option for group dinner, lunch, or brunch. I love that Beatrix offers a great selection of healthy options, and also indulgent treats. Everyone always enjoys the menu, and appreciates the selection.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was very good. However, on a Friday night, when it was busy, service can be slow and there were mix-ups with our order. Overall, it's a good evening out, and I would recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friendly and attentive wait staff. Overall the food does not disappoint and would recommend trying their fresh juices and homemade coffee. Pancakes continue to be a crowd pleaser.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Liked the take on eggs benedict, with avacado instead of a heavy muffin, very delicate, perfect way to start a day of walking around Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place but this last time the strudel was really dry and the server asked if we wanted to box up our leftovers while we were still eating - my friend actually had food on the fork and was about to put it in her mouth. Pork shank was also a bit dry but with the cider reduction was delicious. The Sangria was wonderful but my friends second glass never came.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's a nice hip place with good food, a little pricey especially the fresh juices served in super small glasses. Hosts were kind a stressed and not very friendly and the place is super loud but if you overlook that, it's one of the few places that are farm to table in Chicago.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Caramel pie is to die for.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic, healthy options for lunch in an open, modern and energetic atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was highly attentive and all our courses were very well prepared, particularly the sea bass. The room was vibrant and entertaining. We will return soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friends and I went to Beatrix for brunch and found the ambiance, food and service to be exceptional. For such a large space ,it wasn't noisy at all, which is great for conversation. The comfy leather chairs, high beams and wood and stone interior made it feel like we were having breakfast in cozy ski lodge. At the waiter's enthusiastic recommendation, we ordered the light and fluffy lemon pancakes, roasted cauliflower grits and eggs, wonderful chicken sausage, fresh Valencia orange juice and coffee. The food was presented so beautifully, the requisite foodie pics had to be taken. Everything was so fresh and delicious and the portions were just right.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great, healthy meal meets great service!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Second time at Beatrix and enjoy the food. This was a 2 person business lunch. Server was attentive early on, getting our order in with prompt service; however, she worked hard to move us out of the restaurant fast, despite it emptying out after our arrival. We had open seats around us for the duration so her urgency was annoying. She never came back to ask if we wanted anything else - another beverage, dessert, etc. I'll twice about returning. Service in Streeterville location was better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

we went for breakfast and enjoyed it so much that we returned for a second the next day\nfor another breakfast. We had the lemon pancakes and chimichuri steak and eggs. Both were \ndelish. The sevice was spot on, it was a great start to our day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was great, we have always had a good meal at Beatrix.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have eaten at Beatrix several times and it has always been great. They have enough options to satisfy most diners even those with special dietary needs. Great salads and especially the crispy kale, also love the Chia seed pudding for dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delicious! We had the short ribs and pork shank. Both very tender and full of flavor. We got 2 desserts tall dark handsome chocolate cake and Chia pudding. Chocolate cake was amazing! Chia pudding was a little more wet in texture. Still good. Will return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time eating at Beatrix and will certainly not be our last. It was a large open restaurant with both inside and outside seating. Nice casual, chic atmosphere. The food was excellent with the right amount of menu options to choose from. Good salads and we especially loved the Chia seed pudding for dessert. Would definitely recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my second time at Beatrix and I really enjoyed it. They do have a small unique menu but I think there is enough variety on it. Good salads and even their burger was good. Would recommend the quinoa cakes appetizer very tasty. If you don't like to try unique and somewhat healthy options this is not the place for you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best all around breakfast/brunch place in this area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We (myself, my husband, my mom and a two-year old son) went for lunch while visiting Chicago for 5 days. We loved the place from the moment we got there (ambiance, décor, friendly welcome staff). It got even better when we got seated; our waiter was extremely friendly and the food options were great (very healthy which is my number one priority). We all got salads and they were a bit pricey but totally worth it. My son got a kid's dish which was spaghetti with butter and parmesan for $7.5 but it included a smoothie made from fresh blueberries and basil and that alone was worth about $5 dollars so it was a great value overall. I will definitely go back while in Chicago!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The courses were not paced and everything was brought out at the same time. From the time I sat down to the time I finished my meal, it had been a total of 30 minutes. I felt extremely rushed and not relaxed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My 1st time...and I enjoyed. Great food! I highly recommend the chocolate/chili glazed salmon!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a 'meh' experience. Brunch menu is basic and not particularly inspired. Service was spotty at best; once the waiter learned we were not going to be rushed so he could turn the table, he pretty much abandoned us. I had had dinner here before, which was very pleasant, so I thought I would invite friends to brunch. I am a long time Lettuce diner. My friends were first-timers.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice atmosphere. We were all in the mood for a good hamburger and scored on that one. Burgers were tasty and fries were outstanding. Service was slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Highly recommend the Beatrix, was in Chicago visiting my son who suggested it based on his past dinning experiences, it did not disappoint. Food was prepared perfectly, service was excellent, were seated at reservation time and the pricing was in line with what one would expect. Give it a try you will not regret it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous dining experience! Delicious food! Fun night!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The only reason that I rated the service low, was because they were very busy and at times it was hard to get ahold of our waitress. She was, however, very pleasant and was working hard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our dinner was outstanding. I chose Beatrix for dinner with friends for the gluten free menu and there were many options for my friend (at least six from the regular menu). I've always loved the menu - healthy options and an outstanding value. I've ordered the turkey and sweet potato 'neatloaf' before and it didn't disappoint. Three pieces of meat, mashed potatoes and braised kale. Very filling and only $17.50! I've never had a bad meal here. But the best part of the evening was our server, Jose. What a delight! I had asked if I could get a side of the broccolini and brussel sprouts from the specials menu, but he returned to say that they unfortunately were sold out. Instead, Jose brought us a complimentary pumpkin dessert (delicious!) and a gluten-free muffin for my gluten-intolerant dinner guest. Totally unexpected, but very much appreciated. He also helped me with my LEYE app to make sure I received my reward points. I highly recommend Beatrix - and make sure you ask for Jose.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was good but, even though just on a casual dinner date with a girl friend, I found it to be quite loud. The waiter was great and provided us with good suggestions and kept my drink full! I did not order a specialty cocktail--they seemed very expensive so I ordered a gin & tonic and essentially got two drinks for the price of one specialty cocktail. The food was 'out of the box' and fit my foodie desires! i had the chocolate and chili Salmon--IT WAS AMAZING! Even my date, who does not like seafood ever, was amazed at how good it tasted. We had the quinoa cakes for appetizer--the sauce made this dish, the quinoa cake was bland without the sauce. The waiter also gave us a great recommendation for a spot we could have a quiet glass of wine after our meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

food portions seemed a bit on the small side esp since they do not serve bread or any other 'nibbles' enjoyed meal

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

went to brunch with three good friends and we had a great experience. the drinks were great. food was delicious. i have celiac's disease and they were super accommodating and had a ton of great options to choose from. our waiter was extremely friendly, funny, and attentive. i have been there before and i will definitely be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went there with two friends who have never been before. It's my go-to brunch spot. Great food. Great gluten free menu and pastries! Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great good, Great service, Great location. I would return back. The pricing is good too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I did a Chicago search for Vegan-Friendly restaurants, and, Beatrix was immediately interesting. Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

After several requests for an Arnold Palmer beverage at various other restaurants in the city and having to send it bck, this restaurant nailed it. The service was great, especially offering to split a Caesar salad due to the normal size and that we planned to order a full meals.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

So fun and yummy. Had to wait a bit even with rez, but worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was lucky enough to be at the pre-opening of Beatrix several years ago... The quality of their food & of their service has NEVER faltered since! Love the fresh sodas (basil lemonade), love the Kennebec fries (fried citrus!? So good!), & love the tsukune (get them - superb chicken meatballs) among others. GO GO GO!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have enjoyed Beatrix for brunch before, and was looking forward to enjoying dinner there this week. However, when I arrived to wait for my out of town guest, the music was so loud, we could not hear each other. So we walked down to Topolobampo and had a great dinner and conversation together. \n\nEven if the music was a little softer, I would have stayed, but I had to yell just to greet her. You may want to manage decibel levels for dinner hours.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server made great recommendations that evening. She knew the menu well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Beatrix about 5 times now and every time my friend's suggest lunch or weekend brunch - this is where I want to go. Excellent food, great coffee, friendly staff - just NEED a reservation!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

On recommendation from the server, I ordered the pork shank. It arrived looking beautiful and my first bite proved the adage that beauty was only skin deep. \n\nThis pork was clearly old and very intensely so. The smell and the taste were off. I asked the server to come over, explained that I was a chef and she promptly took it away. The manager apologized profusely. \n\nI ended up ordering the short rib, which was delicious and perfectly cooked. They were very gracious about this mishap, which is why I'm giving them consistently high marks. \nI love this restaurant generally and plan to return here many times.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with how nice our dinner was. The menu is interesting, the restaurant was humming with people of all ages, and we really enjoyed everything. We started with the Hummus and warm pita, my husband had the giant ravioli, and I enjoyed one of the arugula salads with chicken. We ended by sharing the caramel pie, yummy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love Beatrix (either location). the menu has lots of good options where they don't sacrifice taste and creativity for healthy choices. \n\nThe service is Lettuce at its best.\n\nIt's too noisy for an intimate conversation, but it's great if you want a lively scene.\n\nWe'll be back again (and again).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love both Beatrix locations. The menu is what we consider creative and healthy comfort food. The prices are reasonable. The service is always attentive. There is no better dessert than the 'Oh My Carmel Pie.'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I had a long overdue date night and headed to Beatrix for a nice dinner. We absolutely loved it. The fresh juice cocktails were amazing. We both really loved the Mint/Cucumber Soda and we added vodka. So good! We had the tuna ahi appetizer and Cesar salad to share. I had the short ribs and my husband had the steak. I think my entree was better, but he was still happy with his. We also had the Caramel Pie which was really good. Our waitress did a great job and we left full and happy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always great food, wonderful bakery and affordable dining. Has become our go-to for brunch w/friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always enjoyable! Fantastic food! Try any item you won't be disappointed! Cocktails are delicious. Fresh juices too!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food not bad, portions small for the chimichurri steak and eggs.Lemon pancakes were good. Great Bloody Mary!!! Overall very noisy for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

High marks for quality and selection of food. Great location, good servive and a very fun place to dine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Finally made it to Beatrix for Restaurant Week and it did not disappoint! The Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs) with cilantro and chili sauce was a VERY good kick off. Next I thoroughly enjoyed the Turkey, Sweet Potato and Greens Neatloaf for my entrée! The portion was totally enough for 2 people to share.\n\nLastly, if you love dessert you are going TO LOVE the Oh My Caramel Pie. I'm not big on sweets, but this pie was amazing and a must have when you visit or pick up a slice to go!\n\nI look forward to many more returns!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a solid option.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a friends get together for brunch. Great food, wait staff attentive and good atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered and the drinks were good too! \n\nThanks for a great brunch. Always enjoy coming to Beatrix when I am in Chicago.\n\nAlways recommend it too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great for a lunch that's a little above the norm but not crazy. Wonderful atmosphere, enthusiastic server, tantalizing specials. Only downside is a bit noisy for a business discussion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great,healthy but fun evening out with a friend! Highly recommend if you want to go out but not gorge yourself

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience! Would recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic service throughout! Never rushed and server gave good recommendations, which I always appreciate. I started with the tsukune and the table shared the kennebec fries. Both were delicious. I had the short rib farrotto for my main and it was also fantastic and a great size, no skimping on the meat portion here! From start to finish a great meal and I will definitely be back for dinner to try the rest of the menu. I've been for brunch before, too and it was also very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My coworker and I wanted a delicious meal with a focus on blending nice, healthy ingredients. Both our entrees were exactly that. Our server was attentive and enthusiastic. I wish I could remember her name to give specific props! She explained the fresh squeezed juice side of the menu and we loved our choices (especially mine with the added vodka). Will go again next time we are in Chicago

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent although very small portions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I enjoyed the restaurant. Unfortunately, they were doing some very loud work across the street and they were not able to close the doors because it was stuck, but no big deal. We really liked our waiter. I ordered the Pot Roast sandwich, and it was delicious, but there was maybe 2 Tablespoons of pot roast on it. I should have said something as soon as it came, but I didn't. I did tell the waiter afterwards and he said he would let the kitchen know. It would've been nice if the manager came over and apologized. There were maybe five tables seated, so it wasn't busy. I would definitely go back, but I would speak up next time. My husband had the turkey burger and he was not fond of it. It came with a nice quinoa salad that was very good. Wouldn't get the turkey burger again. The other thing we noticed is that the fries had a weird taste to them. I am not sure what kind of oil they fry them in. There was not any seasoning on them so it had to be the oil. Maybe it was old and they reused it. All in all, I would go back, but for a LEYE restaurant, I think they need a little bit of work.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Setup a business meeting breakfast and was very pleased. The service, location, quality of food was excellent. Never felt rushed and the service was very attentive without being intrusive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

With the help of Open Table I found this restaurant among the 1,000+ available in Chicago at the appointed date and time. As I looked out the window of the restaurant, I realized that we were surrounded by big name chains. The decor was charming but contemporary, the service was excellent, the menu was interesting and creative without the 12 ingredient dishes one often sees. I've even replicated one of the appetizers. It was also reasonably priced. I highly recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I thought Beatrix was good. Not very good, not outstanding and not bad. Just good. I guess my hopes were too high based on various OpenTable reviews.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed dinner here. Simple menu with choices that anyone can find they like.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great!!\n\nService was sub-par \nValet was HORRIBLE

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We made our reservation on OpenTable and the table was ready on time which was great. The food was really good. My only complaint was the service. Half way through dinner our waiter dropped off the check without even asking. Had he asked we would have had another glass of wine and dessert, but instead we went to another restaurant for dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Definitely a popular place! Made a reservation for Saturday morning and had to settle for a 9:45 for a group of 3. Totally worth it. We all enjoyed our meals and our waitress gave great recommendations on food & drinks. I went with the quinoa cakes with poached eggs, kind of like an eggs benedict but over toasted quinoa, and with a tomato sauce instead of hollandaise- delicious! I also got one of their fresh pressed juices, which was a little expensive but in line with other juice bar prices, and the rest of the menu is priced very reasonably. \nI got the Ginger Snap with apple, carrot and ginger, while my friend got the Blueberry that had basil in it. My other friend got the espresso hot chocolate which looked like a dream! I'll definitely be back, as my visitors were pleased. \nPS check out their coffee bar- I had to wait to meet my friends and there are a variety of pastries and drinks to choose from before you're seated. Thanks Beatrix!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was excellent but we hardly had a minute to enjoy it because our server kept coming to the table to swipe it away. We also tried to flag him down several times for lemons, drinks, etc. It was like he was blind. He kept skirting our table within arms reach, so we had to scream to get his attention. So it won't be top of mind the next time I want to look for an interesting restaurant. Great food though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Well prepared brunch, great coffee. We were seated by a window which was much appreciated. Exceeded my expectations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had read the reviews on Open table and were not disappointed. There were four of us and we each ordered something different. Everything was delicious including the appetizers. We would definitely go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food and good service. Their coffee is awesome!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were warmly greeted by the hostess and our waitress was equally as nice. She was helpful with the menu and our food was exceptional. The baked goods all looked delicious but the caramel pie is a 'must have'. We will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always enjoy dining at Beatrix. The food is fresh and most delicious. Anyone who is health conscience can find many options, and those who are not can find something to satisfy their hunger. Service is very good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was expecting a lot more from this restaurant. The area and the restaurant (inside) were pretty good but the food was really average... And another thing that I couldn't stand it was that I ordered the wine and they brought me a glass already full instead of pouring in front of me and let me taste it! Really low in service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and the service were so good at lunch that I came back for dinner that evening and lunch the following day. Although the server for the last meal was admittedly very forgetful, she was still friendly and the consistently good food made up for it.\nI'd strongly recommend the burger (including the fries, made of Maine-grown potatoes), the arugula salad and the chocolate cake, which was the best I'd ever had.\nSitting outside was pleasant enough - avoiding the noise and A/C inside.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is great, staff is smiling and super nice. I loove it all there, the ambiance, the food choices whether it is for brunch, lunch or dinner. A great great place all together

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good for brunch not as great for dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing and healthy food and perfect amount of options. Great service. Just loved the whole experience. Best chocolate cake ever....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything fine just the waitress made us wait too much

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was terrible. The server explained nothing about the menu and in fact, told us he didn't know the menu very well...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing brunch at a great price

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a restaurant that is still figuring out how the pieces fit together. We're were seated in a quieter corner (at our request) but still had some trouble trying to converse. The waiter explained that the salmon with a mole sauce came with mini-tortillas and a slaw-like component so you could make fish tacos, something that wasn't evident from the menu. He also encouraged us to try the special (roast chicken with a Korean sauce), which was in the mid-price range. It was very good, although not as spicy as the waiter's description had suggested.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Plenty of availability for an early Friday night (dining for 4 people). Caramel pie was suuuuper sweet, almost like biting into caramel. If we weren't stuffed from our entrees, we would have enjoyed it way more.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and cocktails were amazing. I highly recommend the Gogi Berry Blossom ( cocktail). We ordered the burrata, Ahi tuna crude, crispy kale salad and skirt steak chimichuri- everything was absolutely amazing and would definitely order it again. The atmosphere was great but I found the service very mediocre. We waited forever for the bartender to take our order at the bar and once we were seated at our table the waiter was not around that often ( made it super hard to order drinks- and when we did, it literally took forever for them to arrive). Over all the food trumpt the bad service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Yummy brunch spot! Love the fresh squeezed juice! I had the mushroom and quinoa burger. It was fresh and tasty and the fries were good, too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and delicious innovative food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix never fails. Good was excellent and we could conduct a lunch meeting in a vibrant atmosphere without the background noise being obtrusive. Our party had the Prime Burger, Mushroom/Quinoa Burger and Caesar Salad w/Chicken and a refreshing Blueberry Basil Smash.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every since I discovered Beatrix, I always enjoy myself!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time at Beatrix. We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Beatrix for lunch and brunch. This was my first dinner. It was great. Had the mushroom braise with mashed cauliflower. Outstanding! Great service as well!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best chicken dish I had ever had at a restaurant. I wasn't crazy about the atmosphere but the food is so good that is easily overlooked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great as was the staff. Service was attentive and quick. The burrata app was really good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place has become my new 'go-to' for dinner with friends and out-of-towners. Great food, ambiance, location, and service. Did not feel rushed at all (as some reviews have mentioned).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Interesting and fun menu. Love the Straight A salad - all items beginning with 'A', arugula, avocado, asian pear, etc. A happening place over July 4th weekend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Last night in Chicago on business and it couldn't have been better. We learned of Beatrix during an event they catered which we attended earlier in the week. We were even more pleased than we expected. \n\nIt is a very vibrant place with a modern urban feel. The atmosphere is more casual than we anticipated but still tastefully decorated and classy. We all had different dishes and everyone was happy with the appetizers, salads, main courses and the wonderful deserts (you won't be disappointed if you have the caramel pie and ask for their cookies even if you don't see them on the menu, yummy!)\n\nAll this was fantastic but what made tonight one of our most memorable nights ever was our server, Jackie. She was fantastic! Such a friendly young lady with a great sense of humor and a desire to make sure we enjoyed our time at Beatrix. Suffice to say, we did so very much. Thank you Jackie, we had such a fun night in no small part because of you. Cheers and good luck with that blossoming cowboy rock star and his dog 😄.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I went to Beatrix - River North after seeing a movie. We were seated in the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen, despite the fact we made reservations. It was warm and got more uncomfortable while we were eating. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. She recommended the beef tenderloin special, which was very good. It included a 5 oz. portion of beef, which was well-prepared and the right size, with mashed potatoes and root vegetables. \nIt is a good neighborhood restaurant you can pop over to for a reasonably priced, satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here many times due to the great location and great service. Any problems I have ever experienced were always taken care of promptly by management and I appreciate them making things correct! Cassandra did a fantastic job with following up as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time, it was wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My new fiancee and I celebrated a joint family brunch at Beatrix. The food was outstanding and the complementary gluten free chocolate cake was amazing. Thank you again Beatrix for once again delivering amazing service and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing surprise, food is healthy and the taste is excellent. Service was outstanding, nice ambience and reasonable price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tried Beatrix for the first time and loved it. Food had a fresh and healthy vibe. Flavors were wonderful - Sea Bass was amazing. Fun drink options created with fresh juices that were not overly sweet. Service was outstanding as well. Glad I tried Beatrix. I will definitely be back and will recommend it to friends. Only tiny snafu was that Open Table thought I didn't honor my reservation - not sure on whose end the error occurred, but not a huge deal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I want to like this place so much more then I do when I actually dine there. The positives are they had a great restaurant week menu, and a huge gluten free menu which is why I keep going back but the food is just okay. I have been for breakfast and would not go back, Dinner was slightly better but would not go back and pay full price. Now the dessert was DELISH! I would go back for drinks and dessert. The atmosphere is really cute and the service was great the main menu just needs some work on flavor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never a juice person, I found the special blends (green the first time, orange the second) irresistible on two separate visits. Coffee ( black) was delicious. My son loved the steak chimichurri and I made 2 meals of the yummy egg white/spinach sandwich. Service is always warm and impeccable. Prices are high but brunch fills you up enough to go till dinner. Highly recommended!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went back after having a sub par dinner experience and will have to commend them because lunch was much better. I had the same meal, the salmon that I had for dinner but this time it was much more flavorful. I would def recommend this place for lunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have brunch here every Sunday! We can't say enough about the dishes, have not had a bad one yet.\nLove the grits! Yes, I know, heavy but soooo delicious! \nThey change up there specially toasts, quite often,it's at the bottom right corner of their bottom, kind of like an after thought, don't let it be! I have had 3 different types, and they were all good. \nFavorite was avocado,pepitos, so good. The ricotta toast was second favorite... Just try it, please.\nEnjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Second time and it didn't disappoint. Kale salad was fabulous as was the special farro salad. Servers (one training) offered the perfect level of attentiveness. Will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Beatrix when it had just opened in the Aloft Hotel. It was great. Then we started to stay at the Aloft Hotel when we visited our daughter who lives in Chicago. The food is great, the bar is great, the atmosphere is great. Love the coffee bar for an afternoon snack as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and this place just creates a quality & fun eating experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Solid food, fun place with a good vibe and happy staff members.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food, service, and ambiance all was perfect. They honored our reservation, and we had the best sangria I've ever had. The Black Cherry Sangria is a must! Loved it and will return for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love Beatrix. Fresh, flavorful food. Attentive, friendly service. Cool aesthetic and vibe. Haven't been disappointed the three times I've eaten there. I definitely recommend it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a typical River North restaurant: loud, crowded, over-priced and 'shallow' (the martini is not filled to the rim of the glass) drinks, and really mediocre food. The short ribs were dry and over-cooked and the hamburger was just okay and not particularly hot. French fries were nothing to write home about. Service was adequate, but spend your money elsewhere.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I heard great things about the brunch but my dish was not that great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place. Really interesting menu and wonderful food. We had a small table By the windows and were away from the crowd, which was really nice . I had the barramundi which was superb. Great meat options as well. Good wine choices as well. Want to check out the brunch as menu looks great

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Often been - but never this bad - fish wasn't fresh-- a friend from out of town came in -- took her, my girl and sister- was tragic this time - chef must have had a day off.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Let's start with its 11:30am on a Thursday and they were out of Chicken!!!!! Slow service and too loud to hear conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix has become a go-to whenever we're going for brunch downtown. You can always expect an ever-evolving menu with eclectic options. If you're looking for your standard omelet, this isn't the spot, but if you're looking for a fun new place this is it. It's great for groups and they have the BEST chocolate chip cookies! Don't miss the bakery.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favorite spots in Chicago! Great scene, great food, and yummy juices and treats!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was outstanding. I had a reservation, but they didn't keep me waiting for my reservation. I find that to be rare lately.\n\nWe ordered salads, but everything was so fresh and delicious.\n\nI grabbed a honey cinnamon latte on the way out. The server mentioned this as the best coffee. He was right. \n\nI will definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Highlights include cocktails made with fresh-pressed juice, cold-brew iced coffee on tap, and an easy-to-read but varied menu selection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Definitely fit for foodies yet without the pretension and often weird flavor fusions that characterize so many of the two and three star restaurants. Food was delicious, service friendly and attentive and the bill didn't break the bank.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I go to Beatrix a lot with clients. I love the food. The salads are great. The service is excellent. The problem, however, is that the music is very loud which makes it almost impossible to talk turkey with clients.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best brunch in Chicago hands down

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun Brunch spot with a great healthy menu, and delicious bloody mary's!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had been meaning to try Beatrix for quite a while and finally got there. We'll definitely go back. The food we tried was delicious, the server was friendly and prompt, cocktails were good. The atmosphere is sort of casual-trendy. There are some comfort foods that have been made 'healthier' (lower fact, more veggies) but you can pick out on a big burger, too, if you want.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Interesting menu. Really Loud.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Conveniently attached to an Aloft hotel it reflects that brand's millennial vibe. The menu is varied and skews towards healthy but not exclusively. Casual and convenient for the River North neighborhood, Beatrix, like most Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, is successful once again at capturing what the latest sociological cohort wants.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix had a varied menu with choices for almost anyone's taste. The food and drinks were tasty and ample portions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very tasty and healthy brunch food. Loved everything!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our party of 4 enjoyed Sunday brunch here. The food was very good and there were a lot of options. Service was very good as well. The noise level was a bit high but not so bad you couldn't hear each other. \nWe had mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday and when our food arrived the server had brought a pastry for each of us - no charge. Really nice!\nAnd, their doggy bag containers are great - almost like Tupperware.\nWill certainly return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great place to relax have a great Sunday morning meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix had a nice ambiance, but my group was seated at a table in the back corner. Our waiter wasn't exactly helpful... he spilled water several times, couldn't answer simple questions about the menu, etc. I ordered the lemon-ricotta pancakes but was a little disappointed. One of my friends ordered a coffee and wasn't happy with that, either. Not sure I'll return any time soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visiting in Chicago, we ate at Beatrix 2X. First time someone else made reservations. Both times the food and service was excellent. Server knew the menu and made good recommendations. Server also accommodated a special need our first trip there, which is one of the reasons we returned. I had the kale juice with 9-grain oatmeal the first time; quinoa cakes with poached egg and blueberry boost juice the second. Was not disappointed. Hubby had lemon blueberry pancakes with lemon syrup the first time. Loved it so much he ordered it again the second time. Perfect weather. We sat at a table right next to open window/door area where we could people watch. There were also tables outside on the sidewalk surrounded by greens.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix is one of my favorite go-to restaurants in Chicago. I usually stick to the Straight-A Salad and Blueberry Tom Collins when I go there, but it's so hard to convince myself to venture out when those two things are just so good! This was the first time I took my boyfriend to Beatrix (had to have him try the Blueberry Tom Collins) and, knowing my strong sweet tooth, he insisted we order a dessert afterwards. We got the Apple Strudel and it was absolutely amazing. Now I have something else to add to my traditional order! Overall, the ambiance is very relaxed, and the restaurant is pretty easy to get into if you decide last minute you have no interest in cooking tonight. I will definitely be going back many more times :).

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'm sure Krystyn would write a review if you were not using my email address for her. But since this is not her email address she will never see this or write a review. And since I am getting this email and I have no idea of any of the above I cannot recommend your service food location or anything else to my friends .... on the east coast................

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved our food, coffee, and fresh squeezed juice! The perfect brunch spot!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I lived in Chicago for just over two years and this was the restaurant I visited more than any other. The first one I hit when I moved to town because Chicago Magazine had rated it one of the best of 2014. It surely was! Great food, good portions, fantastic value. I've been there for brunch and dinner, easy to get a reservation as there are two locations relatively close to one another. I always recommend this place to friends who are in town and will surely go back when I'm in town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great. Staff was a little snotty but attentive. Would definitely go back. We ordered the lemon pancakes on a recommendation and the bacon. The Chicken Tinga was also fantastic. The only thing I couldn't bring myself to was the $9.00 bullet proof coffee. The regular coffee was good enough.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were visitors to the windy city on April 28th. Beatrix was conveniently located close to our hotel. The 'Straight A' salad was so good, I ordered a 2nd helping (instead of dessert)! \n We also recommend the Branzino entree.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outdoor dining experience: We were impressed with the tasty healthy dishes and reasonable prices: Gazpacho soup (prepared with yellow tomato base),\nkale/romaine salad and chicken dish with asparagus.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Apps weren't good, entrees were great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved everything about Beatrix! My new favorite brunch spot :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a great dinner here...good selection for vegetarians as well as non- vegetarians....Bakery options were yummy too! Would definitely recommend this restaurant !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We stayed in a hotel nearby and we're so happy to find this restaurant. Had both bfast and dinner the same day. Lots of healthy options and fun drinks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great environment. Beautiful establishment. Was in town visiting family. Wish I could go every week. The manager Cannon was the best thing about our whole experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food consistently; great service- first time for dinner- will be back! Love it for brunch too!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very very very slow service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fresh food prepared well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best gazpacho ever. I wait for it every year. Creative drinks and good desserts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix not only has some of the best food River North has to offer but it also offers great service and ambiance. I have been coming here for years and I have been here in the mornings and for dinner service. You are always taken care of and I always recommend getting reservation for the full experience. Brunch is big in Chicago and there is a reason why Beatrix is always busy, check it out!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been to Beatrix many time, and always enjoy the food and the energy of the restaurant. It's a welcoming place, and a spot I love introducing to friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

This has been one of my favored breakfast venues for over a year. I often dine here once per month. The service is usually good; nothing that would blow your socks off, but adequate. This past visit on August 15, 2016 was pretty horrid. I waited ten minutes after being seated to order. My server didn't write down my order, so of course the cheese I asked be left out of my omelette was included. My coffee cup was perpetually empty and the server only checked on me once after a food runner dropped off the meal. I had to flag down another server and a manager for coffee refills. Using a saccharine sweet act to cover up not wanting to be bothered to serve customers properly doesn't fool most patrons. Especially those that used to be servers and dine out quite a bit for business and pleasure.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix' website says this is where all the best dishes from the Lettuce Entertain You test kitchen go to meet the world. \nOverall the food was pretty good, and our colleague was very impressed by the gluten-free menu. If you or a friend are gluten-free, they offer a full menu of options and treat guests with respect.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love this restaurant. The food is unique and delicious (always).\nThe service is fantastic, the staff is so nice and the ambiance, while a bit noisy, is really fun.\nLove the space!\nGreat bakery and fresh juices, too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Jose was our waiter and he was excellent. We were there for the Chef Week in Chicago-lucky us! Absolutely the best night ever\nFood was incredible and as already stated Jose made the evening memorable, fun and special\nHard to pick one or two items as they were all superb but the Kale Salad and chocolate salmon were to die for

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really well laid out restaurant with modern and clean decor featuring succulents and warm wood. Food is 3.5/5 - could be better, but worth the visit for ambiance, service (even when really busy), and clean ingredients and well priced!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved the atmosphere but we weren't thrilled with our service. We checked in for our reservation 30 minutes early and they forgot about us. So we ended up waiting the wait time for people without reservations - 45 minutes.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Unfortunately the hostess was so unbelievably rude. I booked a table for three and we had two babies. And she said I should have booked a table for 5. Okay it is an honest mistake but she was so rude.'h you have babies' you have to give up your table then. She said she didn't want to disrupt the waiters with babies by putting us at a table for three. So we had to give up our table and my two girlfriends who had small children had to wait a half hour in the aisle. Here are my friends holding small children, diaper bags and standing in the aisle getting knocked around by waiters and people trying to get around us. I was thinking the whole time that having us wait in the aisle for a half hour is just as inconvenient. She was rude and very immature. She made us feel like second class citizens because my friends had babies.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's the typical local place that serves good quality food you will enjoy. As someone who is spoiled with the foodie scene living in San Francisco, Beatrix is a nice casual spot that didn't disappoint. It also has a nice mix of patrons: families, couples, hipsters, seniors all co-mingled in a way that works. I would go back again next time I'm in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The chimichurri steak and eggs was sooooo delicious!! And the lemon pancakes were melt in your mouth good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great and interesting food choices. Wonderful service. Located in the heart of the Clark/Grand restaurant district. Moderately priced. Always busy but fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was the first time I tried Beatrix for breakfast, and it was terrific (and bustling with activity!)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was one of several choices close to our hotel and we made the right pick! Food was excellent and the servers were attentive. The noise level was moderate as we were able to hold a conversation. Can't wait to return!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was creative, different & excellent. Absolutely too loud, music just added to the din.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had the lemon pancakes and the chicken sausage. Sounds heavy, right? The pancakes were incredibly light and fluffy, and the chicken sausage was lean and well-seasoned. I ate heavy bite, didn't feel stuffed, and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at Beatrix. The food was excellent and we had a great waitress. Our entrees took a little bit longer to come out and the manager visited our table to apologize for the delay...even though we didn't think the delay was a nuisance by any means. They provided us with dessert on the house as a remedy. Would highly recommend the restaurant and will be visiting again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friends have been recommending Beatrix for months. I went for dinner with a friend. We were seated promptly. The wait staff was great, recommending thing begs without pushing. Food was excellent and will definitely go back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a popular place and I hate to admit it, but the reason we don't go very often is because the portions are small. However, that is the healthy way to be, right? Love the deviled eggs and the short ribs and they also have amazing desserts. A Lettuce Entertain You restaurant so points are appreciated as well. Food always good.....just always leave feeling a bit hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

went to Beatrix on Sunday. The appetizers were amazing. I could not get over the quinoa cakes! For dinner we all got salads. They were good but could you a lil extra seasoning. Otherwise we had a great afternoon here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The egg white omelette made with super fresh tomatoes and avocado is a must!!!! Service was great!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to Beatrix for a business breakfast and our meal was delicious. I had the egg white omelet which was so good and I can't wait to go back again. Highly recommend their breakfast!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our entire family which includes finicky teenagers enjoyed their meals and desserts . We definitely recommend this restaurant !

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix River North may be a hot spot for some but eating in the dark while sitting on flimsy chairs off a menu with very limited mains doesn't cut it. While what's served is fine (the Chicken Bebe was excellent; the burger just OK, among other non-memorable dishes), given the excellent dining choices in the 'neighborhood,' this River North effort must do better. Service was pleasant and responsive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice, casual place. Would be better if they had a little more extensive menu, and more vegan/non-dairy entrees as most things seemed to have cheese or butter in them.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food very good - service great - nice atmosphere - large open windows lets the nice weather in during summer - have been there for brunch and dinner and would return again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sazarac drink and the fellow patrons. The food was very tasty. I'm disappointed with the noise level in many restaurants of today. They don't spend enough time on noise attenuation.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent! Only thing, I wish the waitress would have come around a few more times than she did. Otherwise, delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the food - lots of gluten free options. \nGreat spot in the neighborhood!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I would like valet parking to understand that they are for the hotel and the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Vibrant spot for dinner - everything we ordered was delicious. And they have a great gluten free menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place has excellent food and service. FIVE Gold stars!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nice breakfast!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I took my family to Beatrix River North for brunch this past weekend. We have two small children, but we were there at 8:30am - half the place was empty. Nonetheless, it was pretty evident that the staff were not excited about our kids/strollers. We got a crappy table in the back - ok, I can get past that. What I can't get past is the level of lackluster service that we got from our waitress. She was generally inattentive and unhelpful. Very much gave off a 'meh' attitude. Also, my 5 year old asked for toast, and she made a point of saying that they 'only offer whole grain toast...no white toast.' The whole thing just felt so pretentious. Bottom line: it's a pretty restaurant with good coffee. The food was just ok. Don't bring your kids unless you feel like being judged for it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

popular and busy restaurant good for brunch. The food is tasty with lots of alternative healthy brunch options as well as traditional brunch fare. Service was friendly but not overbearing. Location is very central.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The brunch was just great, honestly great. Highly recommend the pepper and egg white sandwich.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My Supernatural Chopped Salad was quite tasty and my client enjoyed his Escarole & Potato Ravioli. However our server left something to be desired as she kept disappearing for long stretches of time. It took her awhile to take our lunch order; she came by when we finished and asked if we wanted desert. We elected to have something from the bakery area and she offered to bring our items to the table. If we had known how long we'd have to wait we would never have agreed to that. We arrived at almost 1p so the lunch rush was over; there was no apparent reason for her to be so elusive. I was glad we arrived later because the restaurant is pretty loud when it's full so it's not a good place if you want to have a conversation. If you want a lively spot with good, fresh food and so/so service, this is the place for you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service. Unique items. Modern atmosphere with lots of windows.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We liked it so much, we went back again the next night. The Sangria was delicious! The salads were too!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

A group of 4 went for lunch on a Thursday. I am a big supporter of all the Lettuce restaurants. I had the salmon caesar as did another person. We ordered a fig appetizer prior to the main entree. The main entree came and we had to relocate our own appetizer plates elsewhere (they were not taken away). The salad had a lot of creamy salad dressing on the bottom of the plate that we scooped up with a spoon. It was way too much! Not sold on this place but will try again to see if it was just a one-off.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Breakfast with old friends....cauliflower grits and eggs was fantastic, as were the several fresh squeezed juices. only problem, one of our meals was cold when we got it, but they very quickly remedied. great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pork shank was fall off the bone delicious! Our server was awesome\nAnd they have so many gluten free and dairy free options!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A neighborhood favorite, very fun selection of offerings, great (long) hours. Most food is very well prepared and thought out. Vegetarian offerings, fun bakery items, fun bars. Service is spotty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the lemon pancakes. Last time I had the cauliflower and grits which was great as well

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Marvelous service and great food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friends referred this hotspot and I was a bit disappointed that the food was not spectacular as this place was popular. The wait staff was excellent and completely hospitable. The food was just disappointing for this foodie. Menu items read more elaborate than it appeared and tasted.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pleasantly surprised with Beatrix. Service was attentive and responsive. The food was very good; I was very happy to see so many delicious vegetarian options! Will definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From the moment of walking in, expected because of our OpenTable reservation, the hostess and wait persons were just lovely. And the food!!!! Oh, the food!!!! And drink.\n\nMy friends had wine and were quite satisfied. I ordered the basil seed lemonade, a delicious drink that was almost tart, thick with lemon pulp (hip hip hooray) and chia seeds. Would like to have bought home a gallon. \n\nAppetizers: Hummus and deviled eggs -- each more delicious than ever before experienced. The hummus was not just a good flavor, but had such a nice grainy texture. The deviled eggs had a subtle taste of capers. They were also quite pretty, piled high with the deviled yolk. \n\nSome of us had the butternut squash & apple soup with toasted pumpkin seeds. Perfection. The others shared a Caesar salad. \n\nChili and chocolate glazed salmon was a hit for that member of our group. Brioche crusted branzino was a hit for two more of the group. A pair shared the slow braised short rib farrotto that they'd enjoyed on a previous visit. Our fifth person raved over the caramelized pork shank with cider reduction. \n\nAfter all of those fantabulous flavors and textures, we couldn't resist dessert, though decided sharing was the only way to go at that fullness of the evening. The Oh My! Caramel Pie was like nothing I've ever before had. Caramel could now be my chocolate replacement. The caramel flavor, the rich color of the caramel -- OhMy! And that cookie crust. OhMy! However, the Tall, Dark & Handsome Chocolate Cake was also enjoyed by each. We dipped our forks and spoons into each until we could say 'all gone'. \n\nBeatrix, dear Beatrix, I will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Half of the restaurant was full of Bears fans heading to the game. Food was amazing, service was great as well - will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love this place . I always get the egg white omelette or the grits with Brussel sprouts and a fried egg . The brown sugar bacon is dangerously good . I have reconciled myself to having it each time and then having to walk home to compensate . It is worth it . I also Love the coffee , the dessert bar to go , just an overall great place for breakfast !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This a go to breakfast place which has wonderful service . The entrees are not always consistent but I always return - reservations , young vibe, excellent service , excellent coffee , variety for the whole family .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This my favorite location . The service and the food are top notch . My favorite is the power kale drink with their egg white omelette and the maple bacon - yumm! The barista makes a mean cappuccino and watch out, they have a mean breakfast roll that we are hard pressed not to order each time . The service makes this a first choice for breakfast . Not only is the food excellent but the experience is welcoming from the hostess to the servers. This makes it worth the wait .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Came here for an intimate friend's bday dinner. The dinner choices all looked extremely delicious from this cauliflower cutlet and salad to pot roast ragu with spaghetti squash! Amazing food, except it was a little on the salty side. Try the caramel pie.........so worth it. And the chocolate cake, woah.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the atmosphere at Beatrix. Our server was fabulous. She took excellent a took very good care of my guest and me. The coffee was absolutely stellar!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The crudo app and branzino entre were very good. The drinks left a little to be desired, e.g. the pineapple habanero margaritas were not spicy and would have been better with a little kick.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This fast became a favorite 'go-to' place for me. It's reasonably priced, service is always great and the food is delicious. I love the dessert case too. I've never had a bad experience there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

They attempted to seat us in a back corner table by the kitchen entrance. When we asked to be reseated, the manager offered to divide our party of six into two tables of three, which is an insulting suggestion.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Breakfast/brunch disappointed me.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a delicious dinner and drinks. Only wish the service was faster as it took some time for a waiter to come to our table and they didn't really check in on us or bring the check in a timely manner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was great but the bartender was really slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's a great place to go downtown that has American contemporary food. I love getting the turkey neatloaf!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful, fresh and healthy food. Great service. LEYE does it again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my 3rd visit (twice for brunch, this time for lunch). I arrived a bit early for a lunch meeting and took a seat at the bar to wait. The bartender was very cool and nice and helped choose a juice to hold me over until lunch. About 5 minutes prior to my reservation I went over to the host stand to check in. They said they'd let us know when the table was ready (my whole party was there). We did not get seating for almost 30 minutes (25 min past our reservation) and were so close to the table next to us that we were practically touching and each time we needed to rise from our seats had to ask the table next to us to tuck in. Our server promptly was at our table and discussed the menu and the specials and gave us a few minutes to decide. The food was great - although brunch food there is certainly still what I prefer. The bathrooms shared with the hotel were atrocious - looked like they hadn't been cleaned all day. When returning from the rest room I was hit with a broom from someone who was sweeping the restaurant and the guy just stared at me after hitting me. \n\nBasically - the food gets all the stars as well as a few employees but there were certainly improvement to make compared to their typical breakfast/brunch hours.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is the first time I was at his restaurant. I have been to the River North location previously and enjoyed the menu with fresh ingredients used in appetizing, interesting, and creative combinations. Lunch with a close friend here proved a bit challenging because the noise level was higher than expected. I would highly recommend this spot for a celebratory lunch with a group or a casual get-together but would rather have gone to the River North location for a heart-to-heart conversation, over the same great food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A great value for a River North restaurant. Loud, but not too loud. Cocktails with a slight twist which is the trend these days. Husband fell in love with the fried lemons in the Kennebec fries. Me, it was the Oh My Caramel Pie! Only complaint was that my salmon on the special of the day menu was swimming in butter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Branzino, burger, and deviled eggs were all good, caramel pie was very good, some fun cocktails - no good champagne by the glass. Servers were very nice, but not as attentive as needed. The ambiance is where they lose points; TV screens ruin the vibe, and the furniture is not too comfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix did not hold back on the pre fixe menus offered during restaurant week. The salad was generous and tasty. The salmon was cooked to a perfect medium rare as requested and the chili chocolate topping outstanding.\n\nEve though I was almost at capacity the chocolate dessert was just about finished.\n\nWe'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If I am tying to think of a place to go... Beatrix is usually it. I have had most of the menu, and never once have been disappointed. Everything is made super fresh and is always a delight. My boyfriend and I usually split a few different dishes, and its always enough food. \n\nLove the bar area... has trees and you kind of feel like you are on 'vacation' I have sat all over the restaurant, there is no bad seat in the house. Wish the outdoor patio had music, the inside is so lively, outdoor is for sure pretty quiet\n\nMust check out!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Heard it was amazing. We went for brunch which was pretty standard.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quinoa cakes with poached eggs was delicious. Eggs were done to perfection and the tomato basil sauce was fresh, light and flavorful. Service was slow. Ordered drinks, waited about 5 mins, then placed brunch order. Drinks arrived about 5 minutes after the entree was served.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall a great spot for lunch. Really great menu. There were many things that looked good to try. In the group the turkey burger & chicken sandwich were hits. I enjoyed my salad w/ chicken. Very good. Accommodating with stroller/baby -- very nice! Overall would try again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix was the perfect date night spot. The food was delicious and the ambiance was very romantic. Well-crafted cocktails.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were greeted warmly and seated promptly inspite of being late to our reservation. Our server was great. For the drinks the whiskey sour and pineapple habanero margarita were awesome. Food was served promptly. We had the burrata, tuna for starters...both good. For entrees, we had the sea bass which was excellent! And the strip steak. I would say the strip steak was a disappointment. It was lacking a cohesive flavor profile. Staff and server were really friendly, prompt and efficient.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix has a lovely, varied menu with many unusual ingredients. The food was prepared deliciously and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to Beatrix for the first time because it was around the corner from our hotel, but we couldn't believe our luck. It was one of the best dining experiences ever (and we live in Greenwich Village, a great food destination). The peach daiquiris were addictive, as were the tsukune (Japanese chicken meatballs). But the best were the mains. The short rib was scrumptious, as was the pork shank with mashed potatoes and peaches. But the best of all was the pan-roasted sea bass with sunchoke puree. It might have been the best fish I ever ate in a restaurant. But the highpoint was the Oh My Caramel Pie--the best nonfruit pie any of us had ever eaten. We loved the food so much that we canceled a reservation for our last night in Chicago at another restaurant and returned to Beatrix, which was every bit as great the second time around. I should also note the wonderful service, which was attentive but not intrusive. We were made to feel like long-time customers even when we were there for the first time. The only small drawback was the noise level, but the food (and the daiquiris) were definitely worth putting up with the racket.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were in Chicago to celebrate my daughter's graduation (we're from NYC). We had been to Beatrix before and couldn't wait to go back. Sometimes, on a second visit, a place can be a bit disappointing, but that was NOT the case with Beatrix. It was every bit as terrific as we remembered. My daughter's short ribs dish came with a delicious fava bean puree, and my sockeye salmon (a special) was cooked perfectly. But the best of all was the Oh My Caramel Pie, which we both had been dreaming of. It was every bit as wonderful as we remembered. The wines by the glass are also well chosen, and the waitstaff is friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. The only thing I would suggest is that the main dishes not be brought out so quickly after the first course. Though once we started eating, we were very happy to have them. I guess my other suggestion would be to open a sister restaurant in Manhattan.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Got seated outside and it was perfect. Loved and am still craving the green power juice. Bacon was so delicious, our server was great, and the lemon pancakes were AMAZING!! Love this place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am a regular dinner at Beatrix because i love the fresh food. My only comment was that I tried the zucchini special from last weeks menu and was disappointed in the portion size. It was definitely more of an appetizer portion - for the first time in all my meals there, I left hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service was great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice restaurant in the River North area that had good food. Only con was we were basically eating lunch in the hotel lobby that is connected next door. I figured because I made reservations online, we would have had a table reserved either in front or just in a nicer area. Instead it was drafty table on the very outer rim of the restaurant. It was nosier than the rest of the place with people rolling their luggage and a lot of hotel traffic with people coming in and out- just felt very odd.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere especially on a nice warm day. We got to sit next to the open windows. We planned for lunch but arrived during brunch hours and so had to order from the brunch menu. The menu is simple but with plenty of selection - there are a lot of egg entrees. I had the steak and eggs and my date had the lemon pancakes. The food was excellent served on average portions. No leftovers were taken home and I didn't feel stuffed like most brunch spots. Would visit again for lunch or dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a lovely brunch here with some girl friends.. we all loved our juices and our meals! I'm currently on a very restrictive diet and I was easily able to find something I could eat on this menu.. lots of healthy options!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved the way the menu was listed from lightest to heaviest. Their version of eggs Benedict was delicious, but much lighter with quinoa cakes and lighter holandaise sauce and tomato sauce. The bloody Mary was awesome!! Great brunch!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

seriously one of the best brunches we've been to. awesome time! make sure to get a reservation, as this place is hot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great lunch at Beatrix. I love that they are so willing to cater to everyone's dietary preferences. It makes it easy to go with a group. Everything felt light and healthy but still great portion sizes and filling. Love the decor and both times I've been there the service was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Stopped in for a casual dinner and really enjoyed their juicy burger and thin fries. We tried a few of their beers and shared a delicious dessert. Our server was attentive but didn't bug us. We'll be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Beatrix a few times for brunch and it does not disappoint! The lemon ricotta pancakes are delicious and the green chili enchiladas are a must! I like how the menu is a healthier twist on brunch. I will definitely be back again!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our food was good. Unfortunately, it was spoiled by poor service. Not only was our server inattentive, but her attitude said she didn't want to be there. When another server spilled ketchup all over my clients jacket, no one apologized or offered help. I might come back by myself for the food but never again with a client.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We chose this place partially due to its location which is close to Blue Chicago. Menu a bit limited but we were delighted with our food. We both had delicious entrees with gluten free choices as well. The dessert of Chia pudding was outstanding and the gluten free macaroons from the pastry bakery were way too good!\nHad heard service can be slow but our waiter was attentive and the food was served promptly. A great dining experience for us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had early dinner.\nMy absolute winner dish was ahi tuna crudo.\nOur server was very knowledgeable and provided flawless service.\nLooking forward to go for branch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and fantastic, respectful service from both our waiter and the hostess. So nice to be treated well for a change from the time you walk in until you leave. Sadly, that is becoming increasingly rare in this city.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The short ribs were great\nAnd also the meatloaf

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quality of the food at Beatrix River North was not as good as the Beatrix Streeterville location.\nMy neatloaf was dry and the kale was salty. The portions appeared to be smaller for all the entrees we ordered. We have eaten at the Streeterville location 6 times and one time prior at River North. Additionally, we had a reservation, but the hostess seated a party without a reservation at the table we had requested when we arrived. The other party arrived after us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful space and interesting menu. I was here as a business meeting of 10 on a weekday morning. It was a bit loud in the restaurant, so it was hard to hear others at our table sometimes. Overall, we had great food, great service, and was a quick in-and-out which was awesome for a business gathering!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent experience at Beatrix. The food and service were wonderful. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was absolutely delicious from beginning to end. Ml usic was a tad loud but that doesn't deter from the menu. The Thai style fish and chips was delicious from what my husband said. The skirt steak with chimuchurri sauce was to die for. The steak was very tender and the fries were crispy. We will definitely come back to this neighborhood gem.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food & lively atmosphere! Perfect for small groups. I would highly recommend that people check this place out. I will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great casual meeting spot with good vegetarian options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed spending our anniversary dining at Beatrix. From the moment we walked in and were warmly greeted by a tall African American hostess. I wish I had gotten her name, she specifically put us at a window table since it was our anniversary. The reason I had chosen Beatrix is the sample of pie we had at Chicago Gourmet. Lindsay our waitress was wonderful, very well versed on the menu. I think we ordered everything she recommended because her descriptions were so evocative. Burrata and figs was delicious, as was the tsukune meatballs. The pork shank just fell off the bone it was so tender and the brioche crusted branzino was flaky and moist. Oh my! Caramel pie is a must have, I love it so much we are ordering one for Thanksgiving! Again I need to stress just how wonderful our server Lindsay was, she was engaging, knowledgable, friendly, just outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I absolutely love everything about Beatrix from the food to the ambiance and oh did I mention the cocktails andddd the pastries! Yes, this place is phenomenal and the service is fabulous. The server Griselda was wonderful, I don't usually eat sweets for breakfast since I'm a health freak but she recommended a side of the french toast to share with my boyfriend and boy were we in heaven...this dish was the cherry on top!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Of all the restaurants in the city, I ALWAYS find myself coming back here. It is so outstanding from head to toe-- ambiance, menu selection, food quality, eclectic patrons, great dessert, happening bar scene, healthy food... brunch and lunch are better than dinner. Love this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very Yummy! Ate the Salmon with the mole sauce. Fantastic. Definitely would come back. Great find.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our dinner party of three shared the Straight A Salad which we all thought was delicious and the quinoa cakes, I really liked them. My entree was the short ribs, also very tasty. For dessert we shared the Chia pudding, I was the only one who liked it. I would totally make this at home. I've had brunch here too and it's just as delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The salads were fantastic! Very fresh, tasty, and creative. The ambiance was lively, however you can still hear each other.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very pleasant and satisfying place, once your expectations are set correctly. This is not fine dining by any stretch, but it is a casual and hip spot in frantic River North. Happily it lacks the loud bar crowd which ruins so many restaurants in that area. The young service staff are always upbeat and helpful (this was my sixth trip to Beatrix.) I personally don't care for the turkey meat loaf, but they sell a lot of it, so somebody loves it. My salmon Caesar salad was excellent. Not a bargain, but not a budget-buster either. Try it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The lemon pancakes are a revelation and the tinga is just what the hangover ordered. The service was engaging and fun. The floor is pretty crowded, but you come here for a social experience. not to read a book

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was my second time there. I like the location and the service. The server was friendly and on time with everything. Pineapple Habanero margarita is my favorite and it was great. My friend's salmon was good he said however my short ribs were so dry. Maybe left it in the oven for too long or something. My couldn't eat a quarter of it bc it was dry. My friend didn't want to eat it either bc of the same reason. We went for dessert instead. Great caramel highlight of the meal!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dined this past weekend on a Saturday night at a beautiful table by the window- which was open- atmosphere was wonderful. Unfortunately, we were rushed from the minute we arrived. I was only 1/4 of the way through my soup when my hot entree was brought and left on the table. The server made us feel that we were holding up her table and when I asked for a second coffee refill, she brought the check with it- and not in a classy, polite way. The entree (steak chimichuri) was luke warm and bland, the kale was oversalted and ultimately the experience wasn't worth the prices charged. I think there are better options in the neighborhood.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The vegan gluten free chocolate cookie was very good. Everything else pretty tasteless and overpriced

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My second visit to this Beatrix & it won't be the last. Excellent spot for breakfast/brunch.....now I'm looking forward to a lunch or dinner next time I am in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had our out-of-town family of 9 gather there for dinner. One had been before and wanted to go back for the neatloaf and the chia pudding. It was a good place for regular as well as picky eaters, vegetarians and kids. The waitress was friendly, we weren't hurried and the food was delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great appetizers. Deviled eggs, chicken meat balls. Beef short rib was excellent. Server was great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was good. Service was very good but the music/noise level ruined my dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We took an out of town guest here for Sunday brunch.. Food choices were great and quality and portion size were excellent.. Two of us ordered the kale salad which would easily serve three persons as a side dish..\n Unfortunately, the noise level at Beatrix is so great that it interferes with conversation.. I would gladly return here, bit at a quieter time.\n Or else, I would just stop by to sample bakery treats and eat them elsewhere.\n I had made a reservation which seems absolutely necessary at least on a weekend..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Beatrix many times. It never disappoints. The turkey 'Neatloaf' is delicious, healthy and hearty. I want the recipe!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix is one of my favorite Chicago spots, and I visit whenever I'm in town. Love the food and the atmosphere. But, I was disappointed in the service on this visit. The hostess seemed angry as soon as we walked in the door, and the server gave off the vibe that she was annoyed whenever we approached her for anything.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had my first Beatrix experience for my boyfriends birthday dinner and it was lovely so we returned for a weekend brunch. The weekend brunch menu is just as appetizing and it was definitely bustling with people! Food was delicious as always and we love the coffee/dessert bar!!! Beatrix is one of our favorite places.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. The food was amazing, the staff awesome, and we will definitely be coming back :)\n\np.s. our server was excellent and my bf got a complimentary chocolate cake slice for dessert. yum! Thank you so much!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All aspects of dining could not have been better. We adore Beatrix and cannot wait to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great healthy options and beautiful dishes. Thankful for the gluten free menu and the educated server and business understanding what celiac disease entails.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was very tasty. Had the quinoa cakes and the steak and eggs. All plates were polished clean. Perhaps slightly overpriced for the size of the meals and the place was packed. Staff were not overly friendly or warm. We were in and out within 45 minutes for brunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

You have to order the lemon pancakes!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love organic/non-gmo, pastured foods, so this was a gem to find. For the gluten free options, I was glad to have choices. It would be great to have more paleo items for those trying to watch sugars. I was seated right away and we never felt rushed. Some people didn't like the creamy texture of the lemon pancakes (I didn't try as it has gluten). I didn't feel too guilty about getting a coconut macaroon (which was soooo delicious) and even got a cute little tupperware container to take half home in!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a great place. I had the sea bass and it was perfectly crisply, light and flavorful. They have a nice drink list and I loved the ambiance. It's a trendy but chill atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fresh delicious ingredients. We had hummus which was amazing. Burrata and artichokes delicious. Added chicken to the 'A' salad (Apple, arugula, avocado...) it was light, fresh and summery. Perfect for the 90 degree day we had.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place by service was really slow this time. Usually not. Will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The menu is very different, but when I actually went the third time for a business breakfast, it seemed very limited. It has its specialties but to appease a group of 4 people there were so few choices. It was 9am on a Friday morning and it felt like 7p on a Friday so our server was very distracted and that also made the place very loud for having a business discussion. I would tell people to try this and have the lemon pancakes but tell them to go with just a few people. The coffee is good, nothing unusual.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

As always we had a wonderful experience at Beatrix. Jose was our server and went above and beyond to make our night special!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was good. Nothing special but nothing too bad. Food, service and ambiance we are all average especially at the price point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place is so good. I do recommend making a reservation because the wait can get long. We showed up 20 min early to our reservation though and were seated right away! I thought we would have to wait but that was not the case. \nThe food on the menu is all good! I don't think there are any bad items. Pair that with some amazing service and you've got a winner. \nTry the potato salad deviled eggs, disappointed that they only give you 3 but the taste is amazing! Just do it :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Brunch at Beatrix was awesome. The deep dish French toast was out of this world!! And my dining companions loved the braised pot roast sandwich and spicy chicken tinga. The egg white omelet was good, with a nice fresh avocado and tomato salad on the side, but it was nothing special. Oh, and brown sugar bacon = yum!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best and creative restaurants in the city. I'm. Huge fan!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Whatever you choose from the menu you will absolutely love. You can't go wrong with anything on their menu!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was outstanding and unique. It boasts a selection of non-alcoholic drink options that are very tasty.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The dining experience was not off to a great start when the hostess snarkily told me that I should have a booked a reso for 5 people since I asked for a high chair. Huh?! News to me. We were seated after a small wait and the service was very good following the initial snafu. But the food? It was good but not great. Nothing stood out and it was definitely a typical over-priced river borth spot where you pay $16 for an omelet you could make at home, much better, for $2. Our bill for 4 people at brunch, with only 1 alcoholic drink, was well over $100. I can easily get a better, more reasonably priced brunch elsewhere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

First visit but my wife and I will be back on our next trip to Chicago to visit my son. Now my son will be enjoying Beatrix more often as he discovered it is a great place and in walking distance from his condo

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have lived in Chicago for 2 years and I have not patronized a restaurant as much as I have Beatrix. The healthy options sets it apart from the majority of restaurants in the city. The service is always impeccable, the ambiance and energy is great, and they have the best vegan cookies ever!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I requested a table near the window through OpenTable and was accommodated without evening reminding anyone at Beatrix! Our food was amazing and came quickly. Love the open air set-up and our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Since it's first opening, I have been a frequent diner at this location. I would be considered a regular as I have had every item on the menu to include the dessert options. I have never had anything bad, the food is constantly healthy and the service is always dynamic. With so many restaurants to choose from in River North, this is by far one of my top favorites.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Since opening, Beatrix has been my top favorite restaurant in Chicago! I have been to this restaurant several times and I am never disappointed. They consistently have the most healthiest dishes and desserts of any restaurant in Chicagoland. Tip: even if you're not vegan, you will swoon over their vegan chocolate cookies.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went here on open table suggestions. Wanted to try the organic farm to table vibe. The blackberry/lychee lemonade was refreshing for a hot chicago day. Our waiter suggested the Tsukune for an appetizer. They are chicken meatballs essentially. Very good. Different. I am sure all will enjoy them. The straight A salad was also very fresh and tasty. Excellent. I had the Chimichurri skirt steak medium. It was perfectly prepared. Seasoned well. My wife had the sea bass. Also perfectly done. Succulent and delicious. We were perfectly satisfied with the meal and had no room for dessert. Would highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friends had raved about this place for a few months, and Beatrix did not disappoint. The menu was concise and well thought-out, and the flavors were fresh and delicious. The tsukune chicken meatball appetizer was really fabulous - I'd love to see a 6 or 8 meatball option with a side of stir-fried or grilled vegetables as an entree.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had pre-theater reservation. Service was fast and professional. Food was excellent/

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great brunch spot for a variety of occasions. Delicious chimichangas!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The dishes were all unique and the food was delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix is a solid pick if you're looking for a bit more interesting brunch and you need to stay in/near downtown Chicago. The restaurant really has no scene/vibe despite some fancy interior effort. It's simply too big and too crowded to have much atmosphere. Granted, this was Sunday prime brunching time. Overall, a decent value and quality food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a wonderful brunch, and the coffee options were delicious, its a must

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never a bad moment here. One of my fav in Chicago.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been to this restaurant twice and loved the food and ambiance, but the service on both occasions has been very, very slow. Friends who have come here have also commented on that. It took almost 15 minutes for first glass of wine to be served and we had to keep an eye out for the waitress throughout the evening so we could flag her for this or that. In other words, either the restaurant is short-staffed or customers are not being looked after closely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am not a pancake lover, but the Lemon Ricotta pancakes were amazing!!! I would have to say 'the best item I ever had' and that was in addition to the Quinoa cakes and eggs!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Many excellent choices on the menu, from fish to chicken to steak. Plentiful side options. All very tasty. The windows were open, adding to the A+ ambiance. Very cool lighting (look up!). Noise level is lively, but you can hear everyone at your table and, for the most part, cannot hear people at tables close by. Attentive service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A friend had recommended Beatrix, and it did not disappoint. Our meals were delicious, the waiter was perfect, and it isn't expensive. It has a nice vibe, which somehow felt both happening and relaxed. I'll definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed my 3rd visit to Beatrix in a month. Always busy, yet Open Table found space at 7pm. Chicken Bebe was moist, tender and very satisfying. HINTS: Ask server and they can add a side dish of vegetables to most anything. Seating area towards kitchen is a little less noisy than out front, great view of open kitchen and good people watching on comfy, eclectic mix of chairs. Service always very attentive. Well worth a repeat and eager to try their brunch

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was the first time I had been to Beatrix. Most reviews raved about their brunch so I wasn't sure what to expect from dinner. It was great! Quinoa cakes and the meatballs were delicious. The chimichurri steak was really good. The caramel cake is to die for. \nI'm going back for sure!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had their straight A salad and i loved it! i went for lunch with a group of my girlfriends but you HAVE to try their pastries that they have before you leave. We always grab a pastry to go and they have never disappointed. i wish they had a bit more outdoor seating options.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was excellent. Great food. Good service. Great wine selection.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

By my 4th visit, I assumed that Beatrix was a solid bet. Food was very good as always- the Special 'Flounder on Quinoa and Apple Slaw' was colorful and tasty with layers of flavor and texture. The lemon butter 'Airline Chicken' scored again (despite the dismal title).\n\nService started out fine but then fell off badly with major wait for dessert and check. Maybe just an off night?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Branzino was so good! \nThe pear salad was also delicious.\nShort ribs were good but dry. \nCaramel cake was delicious but couldn't finish the while thing even though I split it with my friend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We love this place - this was our third time for dinner and we are doing the Whole30 program which meant we couldn't eat dairy, gluten or sugar to name a few things and they were very accommodating. We ended up with steaks!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I ordered the quinoa cakes and poached eggs...quinoa cakes were cold, dry, and by the time the meal was placed at the table the cakes had fallen apart...not good presentation. The eggs were also cold. The restaurant won’t seat you until your whole party has arrived so the entrance was unorderly with people waiting to be seated and the hostess had gone MIA. Good ambiance and decor but the food needs to step up.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix is a total scene for brunch, but the food is worth it. Some of the food was delicious, lemon pancakes, cinnamon roll, cauliflower grits, other things were just pretty good. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I once again had a wonderful dining experience at Beatrix. It is quickly becoming one of my go-tos, whether dining during the week or for a delicious weekend brunch.\nThis time, I was meeting an old friend for lunch who lives in the burbs--she only gets to the city every few months. Our server was attentive from the very beginning and went over the specials. What stood out most was she never made us feel rushed, as I think she could see we were taking some time catching up. \nMy salad was perfect, my friends sandwich tasty and the pot roast tender.\nThe atmosphere felt relaxed and leisurely, but with plenty of hustle and bustle as people popped in for business lunches and/or and afternoon drink with friends.\nI am looking forward to dining at Beatrix again, only this time I pledge to try something me their beautiful pastry case! \nThank you for a wonderful lunch with an old friend. We'll be back for sure!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Booked breakfast for 4th of July and was one of few places open that day in River north Chicago. Place was about 10 % full when we arrived and we were taken to table near kitchen which was open area . This may be ok for some but for us was too noisy so we went back and asked for new table. Host seemed bothered but said nothing and put us at table by door used for servers to tend to outside diners. So it was busy and chair was on unlevel floor . We decided not to ask agin for table change but place was still very empty. Service was good but good was not warm at breakfast. Don't know how they would perform when busy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed the variety of mimosas offered with brunch. Our food was very good (cauliflower grits and chili verde enchiladas). Service was great, as well. Definitely recommend!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our second visit to this Lettuce Entertain You offering in River North - the first time we went for brunch, as everyone seems to recommend (we weren't disappointed). This time, we were looking for clean, simple food to come down from a week of bad dietary choices, and Beatrix fit the bill. I appreciated the gluten-free menu, and my 5-year old liked the children's menu choices. My wife and I each started with the yellow tomato gazpacho with six vegetable garni, which was delightfully refreshing on a humid summer night. I had the two-grain arugula salad with blueberries and chicken - the flavor and texture combinations were delightful, and the plate was satisfying without being filling. My wife had the skirt steak chimichurri with kennebec fries and grilled shishito peppers - not exactly what I'd expect for a 'clean, simple meal', but she enjoyed it and cleaned her plate (the 5-year old helped with the fries). Service was friendly and professional, if a little leisurely. We sat outside on Clark St., which I don't recommend given the idling cars waiting for valets at the hotel next door. There was a also a faint stench of sewage which was a bit offputting when the wind kicked up. But overall, we enjoyed our experience there and will definitely insert Beatrix into our neighborhood restaurant rotation going forward.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is great, service spot on, but the genre of the music and volume is a bit loud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My daughter and I shared several dishes for a pre-ballet dinner. The all A salad of Arugala, Almonds, Asiago, and avocado was excellent as was the fish cruda.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This has become a go to place for business lunches. Also for their Crispy Kale Salad. Awesome.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, good wait staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix's menu is not extensive but that's fine with me. What they do, they do well. They usually have a special or two. Yesterday one was Korean BBQ chicken with a quinoa veg salad and it was excellent. Salads are good and there are a few interesting apps. Everything seems reasonably healthy. I'm not particularly impressed with their dessert options but I don't need that anyway. We have tried other menu items and they have also been tasty. This is a no fuss no hassle restaurant in a hotel. It's comfortable and service is good. Not just for tourists, it's a plus for the neighborhood residents as well.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I really enjoy eating here, I've had several business meetings with different clients at this place, the only bad thing is that the hosts never seem to honor what we put on the request box, i.e. requested seating type, and even though there are more than one person at the stand, there seems to be a disconnect of sorts.. That's the only reason I don't eat here more often... Otherwise, great wine selection, amazing Rosé during the summer months, really interesting menu, followed by even better desserts...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely for brunch - amazing service, ambiance and the cauliflower grits dish was the best thing I had eaten for brunch possibly ever!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was a great experience from start to finish! Food was phenomenal as was the service! Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delish! Our waitress Jen was phenomenal and I'll be going back for the food and to see Jen!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had burgers and fries...they were outstanding...then we had the gluten free chocolate cake...and I had an amazing cafe mocha...delish! The service was beyond exceptional...great staff!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beatrix succeeds in all areas - food, service, ambiance, location, everything. We've been for brunch and dinner. Brunch was good but dinner was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

...it's that the food/drinks are well-worth the wait! Fortunately, we had brunch reservations, which is a must for the weekend as I heard wait times were over an hour. Food options will please almost any palette as they have vegetarian, lighter, sweet, and savory options. Their non-alcoholic juices are amazing (carrot snap and the mango one) as on this particular day hubby and I weren't wanting booze. Our server was extremely pleasant and attentive, but not overbearing. One note though is that this place is LOUD! ...so if you're more into the quiet restaurant setting, wear earplugs but still go because it's worth it! :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great setting with beautiful décor. Original items on the menu. Great service. 10 out of 10

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was busy so our service was a little slow but good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was recommended by one of my clients so I did not know what to expect. The menu was unusual in a good way. Instead of my go-to ice tea as a business lunch beverage, I had some green juice concoction that was delicious. The appetizers and main course all were very tasty. There was a good variety of light and substantial offerings, such as chicken arugula salad with blue berries and turkey meatloaf with sweet potatoes.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were shown to our table only to find that there was no seat. The hostess said she would be right back with one and never reappeared. We had to hail down someone else to get a chair. The rest of the meal, we could never find our server. I'd still go back because the food was good (try the kale salad!) but it was quite frustrating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated a 50th birthday and had a wonderful experience at Beatrix!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Featured lunch entrees were interesting-- the stuffed poblano I had, for instance, was great. The added advantage is a great coffee bar service. A good place for vegetarians.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great menu with good variety and a lot of healthy fare but the service and noise levels always make me wonder if I should try finding another brunch spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All the food was delicious as always, it just took a little bit for our server to greet us. But everything was awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food options were very unique and of the highest quality. My friend and I split the Lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry syrup and blackberries and also the eggs with cauliflower grits and brussel sprouts. Both dishes were uniquely prepared and delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Three friends and I celebrated a birthday with brunch at Beatrix. Food was excellent and everyone enjoyed their meals, mimosas, and coffee. However the service was exceptional. Our server was friendly, gave great recommendations, and just really impressed us all with his professionalism and attentiveness. Highly recommend this restaurant for most occasions as the food and service are always consistent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been here many times and enjoyed it after it first opened, but it had been several months since my last visit, and they seem to be having problems. We waited a long time for our entrees, and when mine arrived, the chicken was not on the salad. Chicken delivered to table in a dish, was way overcooked. Manager apologized for the experience. My dining partner's salmon dish was excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had the pancakes at brunch and I don't think they were cooked all the way, honestly the worst pancakes I've ever had. The brunch cocktails were just ok. I think everything was a bit overrated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite Bruno to go place

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had brunch here a few days ago with a group of friends and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food as well the service. The praline french toast was great as were the lemon pancakes and steak and eggs. Overall, this place was a great value and I would recommend it to others. I will definitely be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'd imagine Beatrix lunch and brunch is pretty worthwhile. But we did dinner. Primarily we went there cause I wanted to try the nitro cold brew. And yes, it's really good. And from what I read they got it right. Their food would be a+ for a dinner though smallish portions. Our sever was great. The juices were good, we had ours in cocktails of course. The beer list had some notables on it, though the list was short. It's a nice spot if you're looking for something to eat while shopping etc. \nI can't forget, a staff member was going from table to table gathering candles while the dinning room was still occupied. What's up with that?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I did tell them I needed a birthday dessert and they never brought it. Actually really disappointed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great lunch spot. Has everything. Great salads and burgers. Love the bakery too.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is a somewhat 'crunchy' restaurant that serves excellent food. We split the kale salad, which was excellent, and sampled the braised short rib and the branzino. The latter was particularly tasty. One of their fresh juice drinks, supplemented with a splash of vodka, almost made me think that I was having something healthy as well as intoxicating. It was an altogether toothsome meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was not great. Had 2 different salads, 90% arugula, over priced for just arugala. Service was not good, drinks came after entrees. For $70, 2xsalads, 2 juices a bit pricey.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I really enjoyed the modern feel of Beatrix and the service was great even though it was very full during brunch. I would return to try new dishes and enjoy once more the dishes and drinks that I enjoyed. The chilaquiles were a great idea because it was a build your own type of dish and the the mimosas were delicious. The oatmeal was not as great as the description but still ok. The super green drink was too earthy but it grew on me. There is a great selection of early drinks like tequila sunrise and spicy bloody marys.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

working here in Chicago for a few weeks and i LOVE this restaurant. Please open in NYC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything about our brunch experience at Beatrix was fantastic! The service was stellar and our food was delicious. We ordered the green chile enchiladas and fluffy lemon pancakes and were definitely NOT disappointed! And I will admit - we did get two cookies from their bakery to go...they just looked so tasty and they really were. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Incredible food!! Cauliflower quinoa, lemon pancakes and caramel pie are amazing - can't go wrong!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely swamped, the staff and the kitchen kept up well, and the food was a good taste, good value. Easy to see why so many people make their way here.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The salads were terrific and we had to get dessert! The bakery is too tempting. Our service was slow and the soup came out cold so obviously it had been sitting awhile. But can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

There was nothing I didn't like about this restaurant, extremely friendly service, great food and awesome cold pressed juices. We loved dinner so much we went back the next day for brunch and was not disappointed Excellent options for the gluten free diet

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The pot roast and eggs for brunch or the pot roast sandwich for lunch are superb. Lemon pancakes excellent as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We actually ate breakfast and dinner at Beatrix while staying in the area and enjoyed both meals! The salmon special at dinner was prepared perfectly! At breakfast, the egg white omelet and the pot roast-egg sandwich were both very tasty! We'd order both of these again. The staff we engaged with were both knowledgeable and attentive. Enjoy!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wife and I ate dinner here while in town for the Chicago Blues Festival. It was our first and last time. I ordered the pathetic Skirt Steak Chimichurri, while my Wife ordered the Slow-Braised short rib. The steak was sad, and without flavor. I had a bite of my Wife's short rib, and thought it tasty, but otherwise unremarkable. Service was satisfactory, if unremarkable. We are an older couple in our sixties, and the server was a young 20 something female. I find often that young servers encountering an older couple tend to treat the customers with some disdain. Not that she was offensive, but I would consider her attitude dismissive. This is another restaurant that thinks they are clever when they use catchy names for their dishes. E.G.-one item was called 'Enlightened Caesar' salad. Decidedly pretentious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, good service. No complaints.\nWe had the blue mimosa--blueberry and basil with champagne, pecan brioche stuffed french toast and chilaquiles. The food was excellent and hearty. We really enjoyed our Sunday brunch experience and hope to return in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first visit to Beatrix... we were very pleased. The service was great and the food was delicious. The small handmade Belgian waffels topped with strawberries were delicious, and are a must try!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Made a reservation for 7 people and it was honored right on time. The staff was attentive and helpful and the food was nicely presented and quite delicious. I had the special French toast - wonderful. The noise level made for difficult conversation but that was the only fault.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was amazing. I'll definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best brunch place in Chicago!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great little spot to grab breakfast. I met with a friend I hadn't seen in years and we were able to catch up without yelling across the table. Food was fab - I simply had the yogurt and granola while my friend had the oatmeal. Just enough!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Over priced ok food, mimosas were not great definitely from concentrate. Venue and service was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food provides both a vegetarian and non-vegetarian variety. The salad choices are many and one can add protein such as chicken or salmon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

First time trying Beatrix- good food, good service, cute environment!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

After a recent less-then-memorable experience at Nacional 27, I was worried that LEYE might be losing their touch. Fortunately, a visit to Beatrix erases that concern. The entire experience was great. Perhaps not over-the-top, but absolutely a place I would visit again and would recommend to others. The only knock on the place really is the noise level, which is why I rated the ambience only a 3. High ceilings and hard surfaces, which amplify and echo sound, are in vogue right now. Beatrix has both. But so does every other reasonably hip restaurant in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The triple A salad and deviled eggs were outstanding!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Even if you have booked you are welcomed by a not pleasant person and you have to wait a long time in the noise. After the service and the food were good.\nLaurent France

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dined for lunch and were impressed by the food and service. It's perfect for a summer lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always have a pleasant experience at Beatrix just one suggestion though in regards to the deviled eggs - instead of 3 it would be nice if you could serve 4 - especially when there are 2 people ordering it . Otherwise I love this place !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The kale salad was the most amazing salad I have ever eaten. Do NOT miss it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's a lettuce entertain you joint. They like to play it safe and not take chance with flavors. Enchiladas were white people friendly with no hints of subtle spice. Fresh Juices are good. Bullet proof coffee is excellent but pricey. Another disappointment despite the high reviews. Oh lettuce. Take a chance and stop trying to play to the norm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We started the evening with a fresh salad with 'in season' fruits. There was a light vinaigrette that make the salad full of life. For the main course we enjoyed a light chicken dish with a Mexican flair and a full sized kale salad entree. For dinner there was a sweet modified flan that really hit the spot. Espresso X 2 and we were on for drinks at another spot. Lettuce Entertain You did it right again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great server and great brunch! Definitely will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great location, great food and awesome service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my second visit to Beatrix, and I loved it just as much. I've immensely enjoyed my food both times (for brunch, I got the quinoa cakes and poached eggs, and for lunch last time, I got the crispy kale salad). The ambiance is beautiful, the lighting was great, and there was lots of energy. Our server was also very friendly. Overall, a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great brunch menu!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and good GF options

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were there with another couple and had reservations which were available at the time we requested. The waitress was really friendly and very helpful on the various selections on the menu. The scene was busy but not so loud where you couldn't hear one another talk. The food was good and the menu had some creative dishes which are always fun to try.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had been there before and respect LEYE and really like the concept and the vibe. First time the food was a bit lackluster. On my second visit, my guests found it somewhat same.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Two out of the three of us have Celiac and they were very accommodating which helps the vibe right off the bat. Loved the food, atmosphere, etc.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was a bit limited, but they were fairly busy. Food was good not great, we would return but possibly for brunch next time. This would be 3.5 if that was an option, coming from a fairly rigid former restaurant manager.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A bit a disappointing brunch with friends. Momosas were warm and had clearly been sitting out too long - used knives to stir up. Food tasted really good, but could have been warmer. Kitchen and staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. We will definitely go back, but hope to have a better experience next time...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lackadaisical service. Love the open windows. Didn't like all the big screen TVs. \nThe food is better value at lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food and great drinks. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Worth a visit. We went for breakfast/brunch and loved the food. Serve Intelligentsia coffee which is outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious breakfast!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious meal

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had the Grits with cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts & a fried Egg - super delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious brunch and lunch options!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great spot for lunch. Good salads and sandwiches. Don't forget to try something from the bakery for dessert!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall experience was great, server forgot to bring us our drinks until we were almost finished with our meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful Italian food made with fresh ingredients. Lovely outdoor space during the summer months.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the food!! the service was great, our water was excellent. I'm allergic to wheat so our waiter was very helpful and gave me great recommendations. Loved the gluten free cream cheese coffee cake! totally recommended!! everything else was delicious also!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed the mimosas and brunch menu! The lemon pancakes were sooo good and I ate them so quickly my daughter never got to try them! My daughters enjoyed their brunch items also - there were many delicious choices and we will go again to try some more.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food speaks for itself. This super casual space hides a really gifted kitchen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

They worked hard to put a special plate together for me.\nNice to know the food is fresh.\nSo seasoning is usually the issue. The chef came out to talk to me.\nKudos, I am making reservations for tomorrows business lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The concierge and other desk staff at Fairfield Inn River North recommended Beatrix as a great dinner spot for two tired travelers who didn't want to walk too far. Well, having eaten there twice during our Chicago vacation, I certainly would walk and walk and walk here if I had to. I had the escarole and potato ravioli on my first visit, my friend had chicken bebe, both good enough to bring us back again. Second time we both had the crab cake with a small salad and tomato/avocado garnish. Very delicious this time as well. There's so much food competition in that area, and Beatrix seems to be always packed. Good reason for that. Highly recommend. PS...my traveling companion and I are both in our 70s. In general, the crowd that frequents Beatrix is quite a bit younger, but we felt welcomed and very comfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Really enjoyed the entire experience! We asked for recommendations and then split the spring pea soup and each ordered one of the dishes our waitress suggested - the cider braised pork shank and the brioche crusted branzino - everything was excellent and the service was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Really enjoyed the meal. Healthy and fresh and the goji berry lemonade was the perfect finish to my meal! The waitress seemed a little lost but I assumed she was new. Still a very pleasant person and worked hard to satisfy our needs.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant has it all. Wonderful friendly and attentive staff, a great downtown location and delicious and creative dishes.\n\nMy meal started with s spring pea soup with whipped ricotta. My guest enjoyed a carmelized pork shank over yukon gold potato mash and rooted Michigan peaches. I enjoyed organic chicken with parmesan crust and roasted asparagus. Dessert was a blueberry slab pie.\n\nAll delivered at a very fair price.\n\nMinor gripe would be that the restaurant does pump in that annoying 'W' hotel electro lobby type music. \n\nBut don't let that stop you. Don't miss Beatrix

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Beatrix was recommended by a friend and rave about the food. Infact, it was a kid-friendly restaurant. We came in 5 minutes earlier, the receptionist seems not happy and rude that we came in early. waited 5 minutes to get a high chair. Food was okay, the spicy chicken tinga is good. The Belgian waffle was so dry. The blueberry boost and other juices are excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We flew into Chicago and went straight to Beatrix. We absolutely cannot wait to come back the next time we are here!! Amazing menu but the atmosphere is incredible.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I had the super natural cobb salad and it was great! Vibrant place and good spot for a casual business lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Celebrated my birthday here with my aunt, her friend and my sister. We went for brunch which I highly recommend getting a reservation because it was very busy. The restaurant was understandably busy because the food was great! I am a vegetarian so I appreciated the wide variety of menu options. All four of us enjoyed our meals and thought the chocolate cake was to die for! We excellent service while seated at the table. The only reason I did not give 5 stars for overall experience is because the hostess was not very welcoming. She seemed busy but that doesn't give an excuse to act annoyed that we came to the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

What a great find! The menu at Beatrix is varied but simple, in the best sense. Good fresh ingredients, prepared well. The 'Straight A Salad' - arugula, avocado, asian pear, asiago, and almonds was so good I asked our server about the dressing and she asked the chef for the list of ingredients. I've already recreated it at home. On our visit, the dinner special was halibut in a kale broth with quinoa - the freshest of fish with vibrant flavors. Next time I'm in Chicago I'll try breakfast and lunch as well as dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Will make a special trip from the suburbs for this place. Especially love. The cauliflower grits and enchiladas.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We enjoyed the open-air seating. We were seated promptly and the service was quick.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I have been to this restaurant before and Had great service! This time not so much! We had empty drinks constantly, we couldn't find her to get the check and noticed she was just around the corner chatting with another server!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent time, food was amazing and even better the next day!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Delicious Crispy Kale salad, as usual.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

this was my first time at beatrix. we had a 8pm reservation. we arrived at 8:02 and the table was not ready. we waited at the bar for 15 minutes. the only table they had available was in the back near the hotel entrance and the bathrooms. basically we sat in the lobby of a hotel. within 10 minutes of being seated there were 3 parties seated at locations closer to the windows. the food was fine but the seating and service was poor. would not go back

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was excellent...kids inhaled Chicken Berre. We we were running late and had theater tickets. Hostess and server had us in and out in 35 minutes.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Went here for brunch while visiting Chicago. Was super busy so was glad we made the reso on OpenTable! Had the pot roast sandwich, omelet and blintzes - all were delish. Wish I had room to try some of the breakfast pastries, they looked amazing. Definitely worth checking out for brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Chicken bebe was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went with a group of 8 girls for brunch and had a great time. The waiter was accommodating and helpful. The food was unique and delicious. We even had a celebrity spotting! Awesome spot to take visiting friends for an upscale but affordable brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Good was excellent however appetizer portions are very small.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Used to work here, but never got a chance to check out the brunch as a guest. Really loved our experience. Servers are always very knowledgeable, menu is fantastic with some great twists, atmosphere unbeatable in the heart of River North.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved it!! Great flavor, portions, ambiance, and loved the baked goods!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I've eaten here before and enjoyed it. Our server seemed quite preoccupied (was making drinks at the bar) and took quite long to take our order, I had to get up to get knives from another table, etc.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We were surprised by how packed it was--the two of us have been for dinner before, which we found much more relaxed. That said, it was not chaotic, and we were still very comfortable, and happy with the food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Food was good, basil seed lemonade was excellent, as was the chimichurri. The hosts were very friendly and on the ball, but we were seated Way outside of the restaurant practically… Next to a curtain separating us from the hotel lobby. I wouldn't have minded this, tables all need to be seated, but it was the way I could see the hostess' wheels turning and looking at my group of young people who she knew most likely wouldn't complain. I don't mind though… The Chicago set seems to love this place, let them have it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went in for a quiet brunch with a girlfriend. The waitstaff was prompt, the food excellent, and specialty coffee drinks AMAZING. Highly recommend!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our server, Patrick, was great! And my go-to meal - the Straight A salad with salmon - is fantastic each visit.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Nice place! Creative menu. Slow waiter. Tough skirt steak.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outstanding restaurant. Food is very good and menu has some great twists. Service also outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went to Beatix for a birthday dinner. Was a great place to go for a celebration. We most enjoyed the meatball appetizers and the Branzino. The desserts were excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Beatrix is an approachable restaurant for everyone. Comfort food, healthy food, creative signature dishes. They have a terrific whiskey sour and decent wine list for the price-point. I always order the Straight A Salad and am never disappointed. My husband had the Chicken Bebe and 'yummed' thru every bite. Service is casual and attentive--never rushed.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had an excellent Quinoa burger for a quick lunch with my daughter. I've read mixed reviews and don't quite get it. The place is just a little eclectic.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Pros\n- Excellent service (Jackie M is the BEST--genuine, friendly, attentive).\n- Kid-friendly with a nice, healthy kids menu.\n- The turkey neatloaf (ordered on the kids menu, next time will get an entree for myself!). \n- Delicious bloody marys.\n- The caramel pie.\n\nCons\n- The shortrib on the shortrib farroto was on the dry side. The dish still had nice flavor though. \n- No crayons or diversions offered for our todder.\n\nOverall, a really great kid-friendly, casual option. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I always love coming to Beatrix. The breakfast here is so underrated. It's a great place to go and the fact food is awesome. It can get a little loud but it's worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Always a great time for everyone young & older.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The juices, so good! A great spot for a fresh, satisfying lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Beatrix was highly recommended by friends, tried it out for an anniversary brunch. Had left a note when I was reserving the table a week prior - 'it's our anniversary so please ensure all the food is heart shaped'... Forgot about the note until we got our heart shaped waffle and sandwich! Thanks so much for actually doing that! Made my day :) food was super cute and super delicious! The juice was great too. Highly recommend for breakfast/brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our server was very attentive and gave great recommendations.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Delightful restaurant- consistent food and you can't go wrong with what you order.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We arrived 15 minutes early and there was a line but we were straightaway because the reservation....cocktails were great....salads were wonderful normally I do not like hummus theirs was excellent

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Not only was our food and wine outstanding, but the service was above and beyond! Our server was attentive and efficient and a member of the kitchen staff came out to apologize for a delay with one of our dishes--a delay we hadn't even noticed! When everything came out, we were more than pleased with the food quality. And the ambiance was perfect for a Friday night--busy, clearly a hot spot, but comfortable and not too loud. It felt intimate while still being exciting and vibrant. I am definitely recommending this spot to all my friends and will likely be back soon for brunch :)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We booked a last minute reservation here for brunch before we headed out for St. Patty's celebrations. Our food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I will definitely be coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love this place. Been here at least half a dozen times and the overall experiences never fails to impress. The menu is modest, yet broad enough to please all crowds. Bring your mom, bring your friend, bring your mom's girlfriend. All will leave happy.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved it. I'm GF and worry when I travel. This place makes it a breeze and totally delish to boot. Love love.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was very modern but not stuffy. There was a slight wait due to the popularity of this restaurant, but it was well worth the wait. The food was very good and our waitress was awesome. She really knew the menu and made some solid recommendations. Good for a guys/girls night out. Everyone was 22-40 and pretty hip and attractive. The food was on the expensive side but considering it was in River North that is the going rate for the location. I would definitely come back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had a wonderful time at Beatrix - it's a sleek, modern design with a very hip crowd and AMAZING drinks and food. Great for an upscale date night!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great drinks, atmosphere and food. Will go again.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Had the burger. It was too big to eat as a burger, but I enjoyed it. My parents felt a little uncomfortable because it was mostly young people, but it was a good time. Would go again if I had the money to go when not with my parents.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We've never been disappointed here! Good professional and friendly service. Excellent food choices.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I was really disappointed with all the food I tried here, the blintzes were okay, the eggs your way we're pretty awful (how do you mess up eggs and hashbrowns) and my quinoa burger was alright. My mimosa glass was covered with pulp...on the outside of the glass...I don't understand the hype around this restaurant whatsoever. In general there menu is not impressive. I would not recommend. You can get better food literally anywhere else.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

GOOD FOOD, NOT GREAT. $$$ VALET. POOREST WAITER, JOSE, OF ALL TIME. INATTENTIVE. MIA. WILL NOT RETURN.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

If you like crowds and lots