Beatrix - Oak Brook
I found the host staff and seating process poor. I made a reservation for 12:45pm and was told that tables are being cleaned for a table. We waited and there were at least 4 tables available. The host staff said those tables were for wait list and walk ins. So they prioritize the walk ins verse people that make reservations. The host staff turned people away saying it was a 2 hour wait when in fact there were tables. After we got seated the manage said the reservation was for 1pm, so that is why we waited. This was false! Overall food was good but hostess staff a bunch of idiots and robots!
Friendly server but slow with refills, checking in. Decor is very inviting and comfortable. Salmon was overcooked, kids disliked the chicken tenders (complained of a gritty texture). The gf chocolate cake was very rich and the portion is huge- great to share. The coffee was about as bland as you can get.
Really nice place. Food was very good. The ambiance is lovely. Seated next to a loud baby which wasn’t very enjoyable. Then the parent let the baby out of the high chair and let the baby run around the restaurant. It was awful seeing the servers having to go around this kid. I’d go back but would make sure I wasn’t seated next to anyone with kids.
Great food and chic ambience
I had long been anticipating the opening of Beatrix in Oak Brook. The menu in its other location was intriguing and I waited to dine there to surprise a friend for his birthday with a stellar meal. It didn't happen. The descriptions of the entrees we chose were much more appetizing and appealing on paper than in actuality, although the prime burger was pretty good. I just expected better. The ginger, pineapple pear juice could have had more zing to it. And the fries from Kennebec (or whatever) were just okay. The best part of the meal for both of us was the angelfood chocolate frosted cupcake which we split. Our server, Liz, I must add, was very good and we enjoyed her and some others in the staff immensely. Unfortunately, we really don't have any desire to go back here.
Waitress kind of ditzy... Good food, but the service can make such a negative impact.
Food was decent but our server was inattentive and ill informed.
Way too load !!!!!
Everything was good, but it would have been nice to be offered a piece of bread or a cracker with the salad. The table we were at was too wide and we could not easily converse because the restaurant was noisy.
First visit to Beatrix. There were several items on the menu that I wanted to try, so I will be going back. Loved the brussel sprouts and the chicken kebabs!
Why do they give the worst tables to two women dining together? It was a week night, I had reservations and when they took us to the crappy little table, I politely asked if we could get a larger table that was not next to the server station. No, the larger tables for 4 were reserved for 4 people.....hmmmm, when we left, there were at least 2 tables for four with only two people (male & female couples). What gives? Not very nice Beatrix
Ordered coffee at the end of our lunch. Cream was bad ....coffee should have been taken off the bill.
Avocado Toast was AWESOME!
Better for smaller groups. Too loud for larger groups.
Our favorite girls brunch place!
Came in for breakfast- service is fast and food is delicious! Enchiladas are amazing!
June 8th @6:30pm, arrived early seated immediately. Friendly front staff, restaurant was empty. Modern decor, Relaxing atmosphere. Good food (Braised Short Rib & Ravioli), our waitress Magna was most attentive. Enjoyable dining experience.
Appeared to be understaffed; our server was quite polite but rarely seen. Food was not what it was cracked up to be.
Very good food, fun place, great service, our server was Brynn and she was great, will requester as my server when i return soon.
The server was polite and attentive when taking and delivering our drink order, but wasn't seen after taking our entree order. My special request was not fulfilled for my entree and I had to flag down a server to send it back, but our actual server re-delivered my entree on a new plate but still covered in sauce. Asked for a manager but they never came to the table and had to ask another server to tell our server we needed the check. We were still charged for the incorrect entree which wasn't touched. Inattentive service ruined our birthday celebration.
We went for breakfast and although the inside is super amazing, we chose to eat outside because it was a beautiful sunny day. We finished up and then went inside because the ambience is so great! Can’t wait to go back and try for dinner, or stop in to the coffee bar some day
Love the food, as always. The server, however, was a little difficult to understand...sp0eaking very very rapidly. We enjoy sitting outside, but they desperately need umbrellas.
Food was ok , veg ravioli was ok not enough sauce .. chef .? Is not accommodating ..
Birthday for husband
The food was great and service was good. Love the upbeat atmosphere and overall vibe.
Perhaps my group was of the wrong generation to totally enjoy the restaurant. It is geared toward patrons under the age of 25 that only eat grain based goods. If you enjoy not hearing what anyone at your table is saying - this is the place for you. Have to mention Beatrix has the #1 uncomfortable chairs ever sat on in a restaurant. Do recommend the pot roast sandwich and the prime burger which is beef.
$8 for valet parking is unreasonably high.
It was a fun experience. I like the fact that the portions were normal rather than the king size everyone else seems to serve. The music was a bit loud and the noise level high but it was still very nice.
Great food and service! They even brought out a piece of delicious pie with a candle when they realized it was my birthday.
First time at this location. Great experience, food was great. Will return.
Overall great experience, once again. Very limited wine list. Many interesting culinary choices would be well paired with more wine selection.
In addition, wine needs to be stored in a proper temperature controlled environment. We were presented with our selection of Shafer Cabernet. The bottle was actually above room temperature. ~55 degrees is proper for wine of this caliber. Please correct this, poste haste...
As always, great food, good service, and a fun atmosphere.
JoAnna was our server. She’s the BEST. We plan to ask for her to be our server the next time we brunch.
Very noisy, we had to shout. The tables are so close together, it was difficult to get through them to the restrooms without bumping into other diners. The food was good, although portions are small.
Excellent food in a very comfortable environment. The service is excellent. We will be back often.
While our food was super tasty, the service was mediocre. Our server (very friendly!) had too many tables and couldn’t focus on taking care of who she had. I’ll go again, but probably not for a while.
I love the menu at Beatrix. The variety of what I consider healthy choices such as salads and fish items is great. Don’t worry, though. They have burgers too! I like the juices, the varieties of coffee shop drinks and of course the yummy pastries.
I had brunch at the location by Northwestern last fall. I am happy that there is now a location in Oak Brook. Closer to home for me.
I’ve been twice in the last week. The service this last time was a little slow and she was hard to find. My friends matcha latte took forever, but the first time I was at this location, the service was great. Luck of the draw, I guess.
Food is very good and priced well but the service is very slow and inexperienced.