Beatrix - Oak Brook

4.6
1184 reviews
$30 and under
American
Beatrix is a neighborhood coffeehouse, restaurant and meeting place in Chicago’s River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market and Oak Brook neighborhoods. The restaurant is the brainchild of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Founder Rich Melman, Executive Partner and Divisional President Marc Jacobs and Chef Partners John Chiakulas, Rita Dever and Susan Weaver. The menu features healthy meets delicious options, and is known for its iconic coffee and bakery counter, including signature cookies, in-house pastry favorites and our house blends from Beatrix Coffee Roasters, featuring Light, Dark, Espresso and Decaf roasts.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1184 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We arrived on time and were seated in corner.

Waitress was annoyed with us the moment she got to the table. Forgot my husbands drink and then still charged us.

Food was just okay.

Table was wet when we sat down. gross.

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EleanorD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I have always liked Beatrix for the selection of vegan options, as my family is blended with with vegans, vegetarians, and traditional diets. However on Fathers day this year(2021) thee were not many vegan options. Would like to see all groups with a better culinary representation on your menu especially on special days. Sometimes these are the only times all of these groups can break bread together. Thanks for what you do

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SavithaV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Flavor was good. Portions on the smaller side for the prices charged.

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vipBearfan
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best enchiladas ever! People need to try them. Be prepared for louder music. We did request a quieter area and we got one. Made for a pleasant evening.

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NancyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. I don’t think there is a good table in the whole place and it was very loud during our brunch. Lemon pancakes were divine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed we couldn’t get a table outside

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vipLIVN
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My cousin and I finally had a chance to have dinner and catch up -
I’ve been to Beatrix many times (at multiple locations) and have always enjoyed everything about the Oak Brook location.
It’s a great choice for breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner!
We shared the Brussel sprouts and each had the Wild Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl - great choices. Delicious and interesting!

The service was not to the level I’ve come to expect from Beatrix - especially on a Monday evening when the restaurant wasn’t crowded.
The young lady wasn’t very polite, seemed rushed and was slow to check on our table (both during the meal and in picking up our credit cards with the bill. No charming conversation, no “how ya doin? Just a “do you want another glass?” Two sips into my wine . Timing is everything. .

Of course I’ll go back, but it Ali grr hotly detracted from an otherwise lovely evening.

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KevinK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing music. Great food. Service was excellent also

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked that we weren’t rushed

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Guys
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside, very clean, great service.
They asked about possible allergies, which I have one, so I thought that was a nice extra ask. The only thing I thought came up short was their beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Food was great but was disappointed in the limits of the menu.

I’ve dined at other locations which seemed to have a broader menu overall.

Portion size of appetizers for our table was also disappointing but the main dishes were ideal.

Would eat here again but with lower expectations that we had on our first visit.

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vipOktoberfest
Chicago
443 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Saturday 6pm reservations seated immediately, extremely friendly front end staff. Restaurant was empty. Frequent diner to lettuce entertain you group and Beatrix. Service was Terrible, Our waitress was Nonexistent! FYI bill still includes 3% surcharge. Reached out to the Mgr. Apologized said they’re short staffed. Disappointing dining experience

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ChiCityDiner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The music was too loud so that servers could not hear me speaking to them. Servers were overworked and as a result service was bad. The server actually walked away from me right in the middle of me talking with him. Dont open tables if you cannot accomodate with the staff you have. There were 3 people at the host desk- not sure what that was about. More servers and bussers were needed. Food came out under cooked- fries were sitting under a heat lamp for a while and tasted horrible. Cough Amman was limp and soggy. Everything about this experience was a disappointment- not to standards I have experienced and expect from Beatrix.

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Josy1
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

the music over the speakers was annoying, very loud, could not hear the person next to me.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

we had 7:45 reso and no one told us the kitchen closed at 8

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was very slow

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LeslieA
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The good was very delicious, had the blackened halibut tacos and they were so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love Beatrix! They are allergy friendly and will make and adjustments needs to fit your diet. Would have given a 5 star rating but the Brussels sprouts were extremely salty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The menu was very limited in the service was not great. The avocado toast was delicious though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food did not taste as good as it used to here. Service was terrible and took forever. Were charged for items we didn’t order and then given attitude when we asked for it to be removed. Overall terrible experience.

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RyanV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make a reservation in advance. Everything was very nice. Thanks!

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vipSarahC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant had modified the kids chicken finger recipe because they had run out of an ingredient for their usual recipe. Our kids, who are very pick eaters, did not approve and did not want to eat them. Our wonderful server took the chicken fingers off our Bill and comped our dessert! Above and beyond. We definitely will be back, but we will wait until the original chicken fingers are back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was absolutely horrible. The food was average. Really disappointed.

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JudyJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Everything there was just ok. Not bad, but not great.

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MalavikaP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to catch up

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vipJoanT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my friend and I!!! The place was so cute!! Spotless! Everyone very friendly! And the food was delicious!!! We sat outside and even though it’s located at a very busy restaurant/parking area, it was so pleasant and not noisy at all!! Will definitely return!!

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Batgirl1964
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beatrix is always a great dining experience....food for breakfast/brunch menu is outstanding. Lots of unique dishes to choose from. Also, The mimosas are DELICIOUS...
We try to have a meal there at least once a month......SOOOOO GOOD!!

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Stephen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Experienced brunch. Four in our party all enjoyed the restaurant and the food was very good. A slight mix up with one order and the bar ran out of bloody mary mix. Other than that would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipjoes
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the Chicken Bebe was outstanding. Fresh juices in the drinks are excellent!!

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pinklady
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is alwasy great at Beatrix. Had not been to the Oak Brook location before. Beautiful space. Our server was fantastic. We had avocado toast, oatmel, and eggs. All delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were greeted and asked to wait a few minutes which was fine. But the waiting area had dirty tables and carpet from previous guest. Not a great 1st impression. I then went to the ladies room. It was dirty with paper basket over flowing, paper towel holder was empty and soap dispenser bottle was broken. There were several rolls of loose toilet paper in one stall and no paper in another. I went to the hostess stand to let them know. They thanked me. After my meal I went back to use the washroom and nothing had changed. The food was good and the waiter was great. There was nothing outstanding, so our chances of returning to this restaurant are slim.

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vipScottW
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always the food was fresh and full of flavor. The server was seldom seen.

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Maeryan
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, but a little overpriced for the portions.

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vipTHOMASL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Beatrix - Oak Brook fails to offer a non-alcoholic beer. There are so many quality brands available. There is really no excuse.

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vipSusan
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated right in front of the kitchen (where the employees were grabbing their dinner). It was very loud. I explained to the hostess that the other person in my party was hard of hearing but we were not accommodated. This my 3 stars for ambiance.

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viphrub
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Not much good to say. Nice atmosphere

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luncher
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends and for two of them, it was their first time at Beatrix. They LOVED the food. Can't wait to go back again. I feel the same way.

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JoAnnN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lemon pancakes they are best I have ever had

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Birthday lunch and server was very distracted. I didn’t expect special treatment because I didn’t ask for it. Good service and good food is expected regardless. I love Beatrix. I lunch there a lot in the city and this location. This is the only time I’ve had really poor service. The server was very distracted. Forgetting our order. She came back to confirm after a long time when we should’ve gotten our food. I ordered an app and a salad for my lunch. She brought out my app for the table. Everyone was so hungry I let them eat it. My crispy kale salad was inedible. The crispy kale pieces weren’t fried properly so they were greasy and chewy rather than crisp. Not a good experience. I’ve also shared feedback with Lettuce Entertain You.

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OakBrook
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here on 5/27/21 with a small group to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and couldn’t have had a better experience. Breakfast menu had nice options and the food tasted great! Service was great and we loved the atmosphere. Already looking forward to a return trip.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Beatrix - Oak Brook using the Order Online button. Beatrix - Oak Brook also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Beatrix - Oak Brook also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 491-1415.

Beatrix - Oak Brook is rated 4.6 stars by 1184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.