Brunchin’ at Beatrix
Another weekend in Chicago, another excuse to brunch! Loyal blog readers already know that I love to brunch, and my latest stop was at Beatrix in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Located next door to the stylish Aloft Hotel, this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant was the perfect place to warm up with a hot cup of coffee (followed by a mimosa) and catch up with friends on a cold, wintery day.
First impressions are super important and Beatrix definitely made a good one, both inside and out. The façade is very clean and modern with wood panels warming it up a bit. Inside, the exposed duct work, concrete pillars, and light-colored wood beams made the space feel large and open while the bright pops of color kept it welcoming and familiar. There were a few odd features here and there, but overall I really enjoyed it! Nearly every table was filled so I guess I’m not the only one!
After first taking care of drinks (obviously) it was on to the brunch menu. The first thing that caught my eye was the Braised Pot Roast & Egg Sandwich with aged white cheddar and jalapeño relish. With temperatures hovering in the mid 20’s, this comfort food option was exactly what I was looking for! The rich and flavorful pot roast with the airy focaccia and the slight kick of the jalapeno relish was delicious and this is definitely what I would order if I returned!
In the end, plates were cleaned and everyone was happy, so I’d say we had a pretty successful brunch outing here at Beatrix!