The decor is what blows you away here! Seeing all the empty tables and how crowded the bar was, we declined. Service was slow, no waiters circulating at the lower level bar so my friend had to stand in line...forever just to order two drinks while I held our spot.More, My friend and felt like we were going to a private club ("go through the black velvet curtain and down the stairs."). Nothing! Beatnik provides a wide range of photography services including indoor, outdoor, product and conceptual photography. while on the riverfront patio the trains going by are loud & a distraction to say the least. the half empty restaurant and met the two pretentious women at the front desk. Beatnik On The River offers you great dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. I booked the river room. Our server at the time was waiting on 6 tables other than our own and we couldn't tell. As someone who has a multitude of experience with restaurants, I can honestly say that a restaurant with that attitude from its staff, will never be, what it should be, in any way. Many people congregate by the riverside area and have drinks waiting for their table . 7.6K likes. Save money every time you eat out and park near Beatnik On The River, Chicago, IL. We left stunned. An exotic escape in the Loop with breathtaking views of the Chicago River serving globetrotting food, cocktails, and Opulent-Old-World design. In the meantime, it was 4:15 and I watched as people came down in droves for a table and were seated. The pictures on their web page says it all. It's a spin-off of the original Beatnik in West Town, so you'll find similar Mediterranean items but also some new stuff. This restaurant is a gem. Our server was extremely attentive and helped us decide on some options (because they all sounded so good) to share. Long live Beatnik and Sons! They looked at us and merely said okay. Then my husband and I had some of their kabobs. Beatrix is a neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and meeting place located in Chicago’s River North. Unfortunately, the high prices, average food and service let it down. This place has a great vibe, seating layout and location. Drinks were very creative. I explained my husband was parking the car and would be down shortly but we would like to order a drink and an app as we were starving. I got there a bit early and was told there was seating down by the river front. Cocktails are inventive and colorful, often finding inspiration in ingredients from the kitchen, creating a harmonious relationship between what’s being served on the plates and in the glasses. This place blew us away!! The stairs had this awesome leopard print carpet but I thought the plastic grass covered walls were a bit much. Sure enough, he comes down a few minutes later and guess what? In the meantime, it was 4:15 and I watched as people came down in droves for a table and were seated. We sat with views of the river. The drinks are inventive and surprisingly well priced for downtown. The drinks were great and the avocado toast appetizer was tasty. 5 minutes later, my husband is standing at the host stand at street level waiting for the host to hang up the phone. A seafood restaurant and wine bar that gives the Atlantic coast of Galicia and Portugal the attention it has long deserved, West Town’s Porto draws inspiration from the fishing villages and farmsteads along the Atlantic Coast of Galicia and Portugal. They said nothing more. Beatnik on the River is cool and I'd go back.More, I have heard wonderful things about this restaurant so my friend and I gave it a go and we were not disappointed. See 25 photos from Beatnik On The River located in Chicago, Illinois. I told him to come down right away because we were going to lose our table. Check out the menus below, as Cafe Bonhomme and Beatnik On The River are open. The drinks did make up for it though, the cocktails are another level! Had my sister in law not been there I would have left immediately but I was too embarrassed by how the host treated us and didn't want to make the situation worse. I will most definitely return. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and loyalty. Great place to try. ;) Marília Lacerda. We had our company holiday party here. All was good except the cauliflower (it was like candied cauliflower, too sweet). Beatnik On The River - 180 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606 - Rated 4.7 based on 7 Reviews "Perfect location, delicious appetizers & drinks! SpotAngels parking maps help you find cheap parking. We had the White...Sangria with notes of lime and black berries so refreshing for lunch time. Get quick answers from Beatnik On The River staff and past visitors. And definitely bring that friend of yours whenever he gets back from Vegas. There was a DJ which seemed a little odd but whatever. Like the original Beatnik in West Town, Beatnik On The River takes guests on a journey, drawing inspiration from the Beat Generation of 1950s and ’60s and the bohemian hipsters who followed in their path. The extravagant design was inspired by the bohemian lifestyle and aesthetic sensibility of the 1950s in America and Europe. The curry fried chicken sandwich was excellently fried and very tasty, the chicken and waffles were really good where the waffle tasted like a delicious crumb cake. I finally called to see where he was and he said upstairs. The narrow area...outside is really unique; I loved the decor and the lights. Two people who are outspoken and vocal and do not hold back. I told him to come down right away because we were going to lose our table. I understand restaurants not wanting to sit an incomplete party but 2 of the 3 were there and ready to order a drink and apps. I will most definitely return. Nathália Cunha. Our service was very good also. The funny part was, when we were finally seated, the server came up to our table which had a setting for 4 and asked if we were waiting for one more person. I explained that my husband was dropping my sister in law off and she would be down shortly. The bartender heard the exchange and quickly stepped up to diffuse the situation and asked if we would like to order a drink while we waited for my husband. At first we thought the tables were to close together between diners but it indeed up being the perfect amount of space. We found out afterwards that 20% had been applied to our bill, I can only presume it was a service charge. They looked at us and merely said okay. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good website experience and improve our site and services. An exotic escape in the Loop with breathtaking views of the Chicago River serving globetrotting food, cocktails, and Opulent-Old-World design. Drinks were very creative. Named after the bohemian freethinkers of the ’60s, Bonhomme Hospitality’s Beatnik On The River offers guests an exotic escape with progressive, globetrotting food and cocktails paired with a boho-chic interior and breathtaking views of the Chicago River. In a span of 15 minutes, the whole riverfront went from being completely open to completely filled. This is the reason I left work early...to gain a spot. "I cannot seat you until your whole party is here." Seeing all the empty tables and how crowded the bar was, we declined. Two people who are outspoken and vocal and do not hold back. It has velvet cushions and retro chic fans with a unique cocktail selection. She gave the impression that she could have cared less. If you can get to the outdoor seating, I'm sure being along the river would be quite nice, but it packs in quickly! The service was GREAT!!! The hostess and the bartender were both friendly and helpful. I would recommend trying this place, at least for the vibe and great cocktails.More. I explained my husband was parking the car and would be down shortly but we would like to order a drink and an app as we were starving. I bet it's really interesting at night. It became clear last night that Beatnik is yet another eating institution where either the pretentious or blind and oblivious to be ripped off or who simply to know any better, go to dine. We had the steak Kebobs, babaganoush, beef cheeks rice and cauliflower. Great place to try.More, Beautiful restaurant with plenty of space along the river. I said ok I will go up and bring her down right away, Which I did. If you can get to the outdoor seating, I'm sure being along the river would be quite nice, but it packs in quickly! The humus and potatoes that were served with the kabobs were amazing as well, the dishes were so flavorful. Beatnik was a media stereotype prevalent throughout the late 1940s, 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the late 1940s and early to mid 1950s. She was very attentive and sweet. We found out afterwards that 20% had been applied to our bill, I can only presume it was a service charge. Named after the bohemian freethinkers of the ’60s, Bonhomme Hospitality’s Beatnik offers guests an exotic escape with progressive, globetrotting food and cocktails in a multi-room interior informed by the bucolic splendor of a Mediterranean farmhouse, the colorful opulence of Moorish architecture and the tropical lushness of Bali. The staff were great and the food was tasty! Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page. The sound of BEATNIK echoes the space, with elements arriving from all corners of the globe. Like the original Beatnik in West Town, Beatnik On The River takes guests on a journey, drawing inspiration from the Beat Generation of 1950s and '60s and the bohemian hipsters who followed in their path. As someone who has a multitude of experience with restaurants, I can honestly say that a restaurant with that attitude from its staff, will never be, what it should be, in any way. It's worth coming to this place to try nicely cooked steaks, double cheeseburgers and baba ganoush.Tasty croissants are the best dishes. The bartender heard the exchange and quickly stepped up to diffuse the situation and asked if we would like to order a drink while we waited for my husband. The food was good, don't get me wrong. REALLY? I understand restaurants not wanting to sit an incomplete party but 2 of the 3 were there and ready to order a drink and apps. 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