Little Goat

4.7
3573 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Green
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Public transit
Halsted 8 (Randolph/Washington)
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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 3573 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised with a glass of prosecco for our anniversary, so unexpected and sweet of our server to bring! The food was unreal and the vibe in the restaurant were so unique! Loved every minute of it!

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

Fast service, great food, and the ambiance was exactly what I expected!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I ordered the biscuit and gravy, thinking it's hard to mess that up and together with the mushrooms it would be an added treat. My dish arrived 2 minutes after my order, cold. Although they warmed up the gravy it was subpar for the cost: l lots of herbs and mushrooms, very little actual sausage. The one peice of sausage that was big enough to taste was delicious, it would have been a good balance of flavors if there was more of it. But alas...

The apple pie was fine, yummy crumb topping with a little bit of caramel. Wish it had more actual apples, but it cleansed my palate after the mediocre breakfast. Nice ambiance, phenomenal service (still tipped my waiters despite the food, they were really on top of it and they didn't cook the food so I can't blame them).

Would *not* recommend them for the money they charge. Maybe other dishes are better though. Good luck!

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

We loved this place!!

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LE
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we tried was amazing and had an element of surprise! We loved this little piggy went to China, Bull’s eye French Toast, and everything crumpet😋😋😋

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TL
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food choices! The staff was friendly and we weren't rushed although it was very busy.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guests visiting from out of town, fantastic experience.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast, services was perfect in timing in interruptions for deliver food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous breakfast food!!!

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

The hostess was so great and saw my note that this was for a birthday surprise and followed the instructions perfectly! Plus they even brought out a birthday treat which was totally unexpected and a really nice touch! Fantastic service!

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T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Probably hard to live up to the hype. Nice space and venue. Service was terrific. Hostesses, not so much....pretty much cold and disconnected until our party "was complete" and then stepped up....a little.

Food was interesting. If you like variety and personality in your food, great place, something for all.

I am not a chef so saying the execution was a little "meh" probably is more about my palette than the chef.

Don't get me wrong, it was an enjoyable experience, nothing really "wrong"...just expected more from the hype. Ahhhh, expectations!

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MC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything that we had at Little Goat was delicious. The problem was everything came out just warm. Nothing was piping hot, steaming, even hot. On a cool, fall night in Chicago I want my sloppy joe (or los drowned Sammie) hot to warm me up. We also had the Smokey fries and cheese grits as sides. Finished the meal with the one twisted sundae, which was amazing though some more brownie would have been nice. I’d go back and here’s hoping they serve up hot food!

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m
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Little Goat as often as possible. The experience is always top notch, both the food and the service. Thankfully they take reservations now so there is limited waiting, especially with kids!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. The food was awesome. Loved everything we ordered.

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KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nine family members, including 3 children, met for brunch to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We expected it to be loud and crowded on a Saturday morning, and it was. We waited over 15 minutes for our reserved table because another party continued to sit after finishing. When we finally got another table, the complimentary cinnamon rolls were appreciated, especially by the kids. The service was gracious although food didn’t all come out together. The verdict on the food was good,but not outstanding. I would agree with comments that this is a good place for a large group with varied tastes and for children, because the menu offers something for everyone. Otherwise, it’s a bit too hectic for my tastes.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved our food here I had the braised beef sandwich. What a winner. Husband likes the corn beef hash. We also had the goat milk latte and the chocolate. All good!

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AF
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff was terrific and the food was interesting. It was so unbelievably loud that we could not carry on a conversation. My ears were ringing when I left!

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and awesome service. Husband said the bahn mi style burger was in the top 3 best burgers he’s ever had!

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant in Chicago that you must try. The cinnamon bun was amazing considering I don't like them a lot but boy this one changed my mind. While for the main dish I had the "Girl went to China...something like that and it was mind blowing how good it was, not too spicy nor sweet or sour but just the perfect umami taste. Also, I'm not from Chicago.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best service... great timing (not too much attention, not too little), and super friendly staff. They have an awesome roof top for events, a diner with all the comfort food in huge portions, and a bakery/coffee shop for quick hangs. This is one my all time favorite spots.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Make reservation so you are not turn away....you might get at a table when entering but better is to make reservation on Open Table

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AL
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Diner food with a twist. Delicious and satisfying. Super friendly service.

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place, amazing food and super friendly staff!

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little Goat is always a favorite. This was our first time in a while and it blew us away again. Can’t wait to return.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Little Goat! We had been at the Adler Planetarium with our college age niece, and wanted to have some dinner. One of my other nieces really loves this restaurant so we made the reservation. Our server was fun, knowledgeable, and unobtrusive. The food was fantastic! Such different combinations and flavors. I used our server's recommendation and got the Port Belly pancake, as did my niece and we loved it. My husband had the noodles with shrimp bowl, and he cleaned the bowl. For dessert we had the sweet potato ice cream with miso whipped cream - sounds weird right? It was to DIE FOR. Can't wait to come back again!! Parking is pretty easy, neighborhood is nice. Cozy, casual place. Loved it.

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

the grilled cheese was all tapenade and had no actual cheese on it... pretty disappointing, but everyone else liked their food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! The food was unbelievable and the service was great!

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RS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for brunch on a Sunday. Food was delicious (shrimp and grits, yum), service was great. If you are an IPA fan, try the Fox and the Goat collaboration beer made with 18th St Brewery. We will be going back!

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s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved our lunch there. I'm a little annoyed, however. I called to see if I could add 2 more people to my party of 4 reservation. They said the next availability would be 3 hours later. When we got there we found out our booth could seat 6 (we had a party of 4 since they told us we couldn't add). One of the friends came anyway and we were able to add him without a problem, but I wish our other friend could have joined us because we had a terrific meal otherwise.

The coffee was solid and I loved the mugs where the goats appeared as I drank. The tempura mashed potato was great. The textures of crispy and smooth were perfect. The Piggy goes to China also delicious. The cheesy grits were okay, but paled compared to the other dishes. But what was really good was the beef. I can't remember what the name was (my friends ordered it) but when I took a bite I just cussed out loud it was so good. I'll upload the photo since I can't remember the name.

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PS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little Goat always delivers. Especially good for big groups if you reserve ahead! Great gluten free options, especially their nachos and pancakes!

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t great

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, but our server was a little rude

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The senior bartender is the best. Personable and a reason to return

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! The waitress was so informative and nice. Food was fantastic. Will definitely go back and recommend.👍

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SE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the crab dip and pork belly fries! The service was great, my waitress made sure everything flowed smoothly. My cocktail was amazing. This place never disappoints.

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DD
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our must go-to eateries when we are visiting Chicago. Food is great and creative, always good service and it's a plus is they take reservations!

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CK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard great things and it didn't disappoint! Loved the diner setting and the food was fantastic! Will definitely be a repeat customer and will recommend to friends!

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SW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I had the spiced apple pancakes and they tasted like fall. Would definitely recommend this diner.

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MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and services are consistently good, and it's usually simple to get a table, particularly in the morning.

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