Little Goat

4.7
3404 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
Stephanie Izard, James Beard "Best Chef: Great Lakes," and Food & Wine "Best New Chef 2011," opened Little Goat with BOKA Restaurant Group in December 2012. Following the success of Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner serves the Izard take on classic diner offerings.

Adjacent, you'll find the Little Goat Coffee Bar - offering pastries and freshly brewed Dark Matter coffee. While you are there you can also purchase merchandise and Stephanie's This Little Goat line of sauces and spices.

Located within Little Goat Bread is our bar - where craft beer, wine and cocktails are served.

Reservations reflect only a portion of our available seating and hold a seat in the diner whether at a booth or our communal table. If you can't find a time slot that best suits your request, we invite you to walk in and join us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation


Diner
Sunday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 7am-12am

Coffee Bar: 6am-2pm
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Phone number
(312) 888-3455
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephanie Izard
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Catering
Whether you're planning a luncheon or hosting a meeting at your office, let Little Goat Bread cater your event! Choose from many of our Little Goat Bread menu items, including sandwiches, chips, salads, bagels and cream cheese, pastries and cookies. Give us a call at 312-600-9601 to place an order or email us at catering@littlegoatchicago.com with any questions.
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Cross street
Green
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Public transit
Halsted 8 (Randolph/Washington)
Morgan Green/Pink line
Clinton Green/Pink line
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Special events & promotions
To host your upcoming event at Little Goat, visit bokagroupevents.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3404 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sarah was an awesome server. Very energetic, knowledgeable about the menu and patient with our group.

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TI
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, fantastic service and a great ambiance are all reasons why the Little Goat Diner is my go to breakfast/brunch spot in Chicago. Can't wait to be back soon as this restaurant just does everything right!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great diner experience right near Fulton Market. We visited for breakfast had counter seating facing the kitchen so you can watch how the magic is created. My wife had the grape pancakes and I went with the corn beef hash and we shared a Cinnabun(so good). So many other offerings on the menu meant we were definitely going to have to return to try everything else. Food was incredible, you need to make sure to include ordering bake goods to go along with the entree. Definitely can be a great place for all Meals or even late night snack.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great casual dining fun. Excellent, eclectic food.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Waitress forgot our appetizer, so we cancelled it. Was not very attentive at all otherwise. Food was mediocre, when in the past couple of times it was great. Not sure I’ll be returning.

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BS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carl was our server and he was outstanding! Desserts were great!

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LD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was creative and delicious. We were happy to get a table outside. Inside was so loud, there’s no way you could hold a conversation.

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BS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Disappointed that we were never asked what we wanted to drink. Served water and then asked water boy if we could put in drink order and waiter never came. Came then and took our food order and then still never asked about drinks. By the time our food came I had forgotten about it and so just didn't even ask. Waiter definitely wasn't trained well or not attentive.

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JC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grabbed dinner before a baseball game at Little Goat and it was perfect. Great food & great service!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun ambiance..

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AK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Little Goat never disappoints. The menu has a ton of variety. So whether you are seeking comfort food or something more unique you’ll find it. Staff is great. Friendly, speedy and courteous. Definitely recommend a stop (or two).

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JD
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Waiter terrific. Hostess and seating (with a reservation) subpar. A good place though and worth trying. Creative twist on diner food. Best patty melt and fries (with pork belly) I’ve ever had. Good beer selection too.

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y
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The waiter was not very efficient, we have to look for her all the time

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KT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pretty good, if a little pricey for what it is. In line with Randolph overall I guess.

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DM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in all of Chicago. Yum!

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere definitely recommend..great value for nite out in CHI

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SJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ended up sitting outside, after we arrived and there was an additional wait even with a reservation...which left us a little chilly and our food cooled quickly. However, the dishes hit the spot. Everything was comforting and yet inventive. Meals arrived fast and staff was attentive. Advice: wait the additional time to take a seat inside to enjoy the cozy ambiance.

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d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I've been a fan of Little Goat for some time but it's honestly ridiculous to have an 11:30 reservation and wait over 20 minutes to be seated all the while looking at 4 open 2 top tables. What exactly is the point to offering reservations if you don't honor them? The hostesses need to divide and conquer their responsibilities. Seating your guests while the vestibule fills to capacity with many tables open for over 10 minutes, would be lovely. Not to mention the wait staff who makes their money by bodies at the table. I will return for the take out coffee but never again for the meal. So many good places to eat, not bothering with the supply and demand game they seem to be playing here.

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DH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. Such a well rounded yet unique place to grab breakfast. We were able to sit outside and the ambiance was calm with a quite city view. I would recommend making reservations before for peak hrs (breakfast/brunch.) It was very busy on Saturday morning.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Wife’s birthday and she always likes to try new places. She’s been wanting to go to any of the 3 goat restaurants especially since she’s a huge supporter of Stephanie Izard which of course we actually got to see in action with our seats very close to the kitchen. Food was phenomenal and I was put in a mini food coma but well worth the experience. Highly recommend anyone to go. Keep up the good work.

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TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service and fun dining experience.

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J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for all the kid friendly options. The high chair, placemat / crayons and sippy cup were awesome!

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, environment, and staff were all excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone. We only ate from the breakfast portion of the menu but based off the quality I would say it is safe to say that the entire menu is excellent. I highly recommend the Corned Beef & Hash.

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was was my first time here. I met up with a couple of friends who don’t know each other and earlier in the evening we were able to get to know each other, but it got a little loud as the night went on. The food was fantastic and so were the drinks. The staff was really chill but super helpful.

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ZA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with a creative menu and pleasant service

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Detroit
62 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food and service were fantastic! Thank you!!

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t
London
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting Chicago for the weekend and as it was a holiday lucky to get into one of the Little Goat restaurants thoroughly enjoyed it had the halibut special with green curry and my friend had French toast with chicken and strawberries both delicious The house pale ale was very good too on a humid evening Sat at the counter which is very good seating to watch the kitchen hard at work Bit hot and noisy but we enjoyed our visit

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had 3:30 reservation for 2 and were 10 minutes late. Proceeded to wait about 15 min for table. Another 10-12 minutes for anyone to come to our table, and another 10 min or so for Latte ...possibly short staffed for a holiday weekend?? Food was delicious. Restaurant appeared a bit dirty/dusty.

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i
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at The Little Goat was phenomenal. The ambiance, the food, and the service were all great. All of the plates were good sized and easy to share! This is not my first time at this restaurant and definitely not my last time either!!!

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M
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Little Goat's food is amazing and spans from the simple to the sublime. The hot crab dip with Ritz crackers is a prime example. The burgers are amazing, fish tostadas rank among my very favorite, and the twisted pretzel sundae could be the very best sundae I've ever had

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J
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a super cute and bright diner, perfect for weekend brunches with small groups! It was busy when we went so getting seated (even with a reservation) took a little while as did getting served. I wouldn't recommend coming here with a group of more than 10 since there just isn't the seating for it, though they do have a private room on the roof but you'd probably have to call for it.
The food here was really good for the most part, but, like most breakfast places, was a little bit more pricey. They offer a lot of interesting dishes and fusions. I had the Bibimbop breakfast bowl which had cauliflower instead of rice and was a tasty and relatively healthier option. Others in my group ordered sandwiches which were HUGE though they didn't come with sides, but we ordered one side of fries which ended up being more than enough for the 6 of us. One of us ordered the pork belly pancake which was also delicious. I can't wait to come back and try more of the menu!

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T
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience unique dishes. The staff are always plesant and helpful. They seem to enjoy working there. The food exceeded expectations.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our breakfast here, and we glad 3 reservations ahead of time. My only gripe was that I wish the okonomiyaki had more pork belly.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I bit pricey, but the selections are unique and flavorful. All the staff just couldn’t be nicer.
A tad of an issue....I realize this is little GOAT, but they should be clear on the menu when they add goat product. For example, one friend got the oatmeal, which the menu said came with honey yogurt and berries. But she obviously didn’t enjoy it, said it tasted savory, and the server later clarified what she was tasting was goats milk (or cheese). Not for everyone and I doubt she’d have ordered it if it was clear on the menu. Another friend got the hash browns with cheese. Turns out it was goat cheese, and was hardly noticeable. Seems to me it used to be made with cheddar.... I noticed in the menu, that other dishes indicated cheddar or American cheese, so not sure why no specification on these items.
Don’t mean to be picky — this place is awesome — but clear menu write ups would be appreciated!!

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HG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was awesome! They had a separate vegan menu and we were thrilled

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there and it was fantastic! I had the Los Drowned sandwich and cold-smoked fries. Wow! Incredibly tender and flavorful brisket. The service was great, too. Very friendly and attentive.

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Everything we ordered was outstanding: the drinks, the apperizer, main dishes and the dessert is one of the best I ever had! That pretzel icecream is everything!

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RK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We go to the Little Goat every time we are in Chicago. As far as we are concerned, it is the best restaurant we have eaten at in the Windy City, however, one member of our party was not denthused with her selection.

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c
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Josh was fantastic- seriously fantastic- as we ate out on the patio. Never had to worry about water, refills, etc and our food came out perfectly timed. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was I asked for my burger (beef) to be medium rare but it was definitely well done.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the cinnamon roll! As always, great service - the staff is really friendly and has great suggestions.

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