Beatnik is a Mediterranean dream restaurant that has taken over Chicago by storm. I have been waiting to visit this beautiful restaurant for a special occasion. I just so happened to have my 23rd birthday this July. Beatnik is Chicago's hidden urban jungle. You would never know walking in the West Side that there was a gorgeous restaurant right around the corner.
The ambiance of Beatnik is beyond amazing. There are imported vintage hotel chandeliers hanging form the ceilings, Beautiful hand painted tiles from India and incredible decor fixtures form all over the world. From the tapas style meridian food to the delicious cocktails, Beatnik is a killer brunch and dinner spot.
The service was so friendly and great. Everyone I spoke with wished me a happy birthday. This restaurant truly made my birthday brunch so special. I ordered so many cocktails and dishes to share. The best thing on the brunch menu is the chai cinnamon rolls. The halloumi cheese fries are to die for. The potatoes three ways were delightful. The pork cheek fried rice was surprising a great great choice. The scrambled egg sandwich was the most amazing breakfast sandwich I have ever eaten.
I have been back to Beatnik several times this summer and I ordered the egg breakfast sandwich almost every time! There is practically a whole omelette sandwiched in between two grilled brioche buns. Not to mention there is a tons of delicious cheese, a pesto schemer and a nice juicy tomato in the sandwich too!
The cocktails were pretty great at Beatnik. I have indulged in the cava cobler (the prettiest and best cocktail), the white peach sangria, the second fiddle, freezin my nuts off, dark night &city lights, and tios safe word. All of these cocktails are fabulous and strong.
This place is so trendy, they had to open up a new location due to demand. Beatnik on the River just opened in Chicago. This place is all the rage and then some. If you need a fabulous place to celebrate your birthday or brunch at with your gal pals, this is the spot for you!