Chicago’s restaurant scene is expanding in Disney Springs! Beatrix by restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You will be taking over the space currently occupied by Bongos on the West Side of Disney Springs. While no opening date has been announced thus far, work on the new restaurant is set to begin once Bongos closes later this month.
Beatrix will be Lettuce Entertain You’s first restaurant in Florida, joining the ranks of other Chicago-based restaurateurs, Gibson’s Restaurant Group (The Boathouse) and Chef Art Smith. A welcome addition to Disney Springs, Beatrix will offer a small-town feel with a menu full of fresh and healthy ingredients, including plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items. While vegan and vegetarian options have been increasing around the Walt Disney World Resort, an additional grab-and-go option in Disney Springs is sure to be a welcome addition!
Aside from healthy lunches and snacks, Beatrix will also feature specialty coffees, fresh-squeezed juice cocktails, and a variety of baked goods. For the 21+ crowd, guests will also find a full bar and an extensive selection of beer and wine.
“Beatrix represents the way people are eating today,” says Executive Partner and Divisional President Marc Jacobs, “it’s that mix of health and comfort. Whether grabbing a cup of coffee and your favorite pastry, or having a cocktail, lunch, or dinner with friends, it’s your neighborhood meeting place.”
Since the Disney Springs re-brand, we’ve seen a genuine effort to enhance dining options and offer something for every guest and every taste. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Jaleo by José Andrés both opened within the last year, and we’ve been seeing new brunch opportunities popping up around the area as well. These new additions coupled with special events like the recent Flavors of Florida promotion are all pointing towards Disney Springs being one of Florida’s ultimate foodie destinations.
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