Little Goat

4.7
3228 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Neighborhood
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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
Reviews from verified diners
3,228 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
79%
Very Good
15%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined a day ago

Outstanding breakfast. Different choices. This is a diner for a foodie.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Innovative food and impressive service considering its a diner.

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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great experience and fantastic food. The highlight was the pretzel ice cream and nachos. Little Goat is a real treat and has food that everyone has had before just done a little bit different and tastier.

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MZ
5.0Dined 4 days ago

The highlight meal of our trip! We’ll definitely be back and recommend to friends.

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TT
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food is great. Tons of choices. Just be prepared for the noise level. This place is LOUD. Hard to have a conversation at the table, especially with a large group.

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B
3.0Dined 4 days ago

I don't think that this place lives up to the hype. Don't get me wrong, it is good, it was just not a life changing experience. Overall the food was solid. Taco Salad was good. Fries were good. Kimchee Reuben was supposed to be awesome. It was just OK. the kimchee didn't stand out, felt like regular kraut. I would go back, just with lowered expectaions. It's a nice lunch spot in the lunch challenged west loop.

The worst part though, is that they do the 'we need your entire party here before we can seat you' thing. I hate that, especially when there are 2 dozen empty tables. This is by far the worst restaurant policy ever and should be outlawed.

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JV
4.0Dined 5 days ago

I brought a number of my colleagues here for a lunch to welcome a new member of our team. We were seated within a couple minutes of arriving for our reservation. The booth we were in was a little tight for the number of people we had, but we made it work. Service was very good, as our waitress kept on top of everything, including water refills. Everyone seemed to really like the food; I think it's tough to go wrong, whatever you order here.

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j
4.0Dined 5 days ago

Little Goat was the perfect spot for a business meeting breakfast. Our server was great in offering gluten free and dairy free options. Something for everyone!

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MH
5.0Dined 6 days ago

To save you time, I’ll just tell you this is a rave review. First time to dine here and I was quite impressed. Tip #1 - make reservations. The wait can be close to two hours. I enjoyed the upscale diner vibe. The food was simply delicious, as is to be expected from Stephanie Izard’s restaurants. However, what really made for a memorable dining experience was the outstanding service we received. We had a shrimp wrap appetizer (on the house because they seated us 15 minutes late - so nice!), the pork belly pancake, and whitefish tostadas. All tasty and flavorful! For dessert, the strawberry cream pie that my daughter chose was scrumptious. I had wanted to try the One Twisted Sundae, but the serving is enough for 2-3 people, so I passed on it. Seeing my disappointment, they made me a special mini-sundae! The thoughtfulness and attention to detail just blew me away. Btw, the Little Goat Latte is a cup of coffee heaven. You can certainly have that in place of dessert as well. All in all, it was a fabulous dining experience. They have certainly set the bar high for future visits.

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ET
2.0Dined 6 days ago

This place was super basic just like every other place I tried in Chicago. Not impressed at all with the food and too expensive for what it is. Added fries to my sandwich and it cost $6; they tasted like diner fries. Seriously on par with Denny’s. Supposedly they were smoked but it was just a smoked paprika seasoning.

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JV
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was great! Very busy on Sunday mornings. Definitely would get a reservation for this place.

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OT
2.0Dined 7 days ago

Food is DEFINITELY overpriced!

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KL
4.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was friendly and helpful when he was at the table, but waiter was very slow to get back to the table so we sat awhile waiting for things. But overall the food was wonderful and atmosphere was fun and funky! Would recommend this place to others and will definitely be back!

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JJ
4.0Dined 7 days ago

The seasoning can be overpowering sometimes. My friends and I ordered the same dishes as the previous time we came. Last time my friend's "YUM" dish was over-salted and my Little Piggy Went to China was perfect. However, this time, my Little Piggy dish was waaayyy too salty but her YUM dish was perfect. I wish the seasoning would be more consistent.

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PR
3.0Dined 7 days ago

It was ok. Nothing really special . Not particularly attractive interior; food average.

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p
3.0Dined 7 days ago

Busy for weekend- 10min wait even after arriving on the dot for reservation. Food eclectic and yummy though the potatoes can be chopped smaller to home fries size. Worth a visit though maybe not on a weekend lunch time.

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D
4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Go hungry because the portions are huge. We went for breakfast. The dishes were all unique and had a twist to the usual fare.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great time. Server was apathetic and seemed a bit put out that he had to wait on us. Still love the restaurant though.

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MC
3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Not as great as expected. The blueberry pancakes were excellent. My son wasn’t impressed with the patty melt but I took a bite and thought it was good. The Sloppy Goat was tasty but a little too spicy. I couldn’t really taste the meat because the sauce overpowered. My friend had the French dip type sandwich and thought it was just okay. None of us liked the friend pickle and onions.

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e
4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very noisy dining room. Food selection very interesting and delicious.

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TJ
3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

It was good, but as my first time eating there, I thought the food would be a casual version (or even bar style version) of the excellent food served at Girl and The Goat). It was more inline with the theme of the restaurant... Diner food. I was good and I would return but with a clearer understanding.

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LB
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

My daughter and I had dinner at the restaurant. Our crab dip appetizer and meals (sloppy goat and chicken pot pie) was delicious. Stephanie Izard was so nice when I asked to take a photo with her. I’m a big fan and have seen her on Food Network.

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PK
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The food was amazing! You would have to go back 10 times to have a chance to try everything you want to eat on the menu! It is a nice walk from the Theatre and would go again when in the area. They were informative with food allergies also.

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BP
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

A great meal with my daughter before a matinee performance of Hamilton. We had a great waitress and friendly staff!

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F
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Our kids had all been here, as well as several grandchildren. They've been raving about it for several years, and suggesting we try it. So we did, and the kids we're right! We looking forward to a return visit to try more items on the intriguing menu.

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m
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I love Little Goat. I have only ever had great experiences with food and service here. For this visit I went with a girlfriend for a weeknight dinner. We split the nachos (the best I've ever had), crumpets (out of this world), and tempura mashed-potatoes. Everything was so delicious and we still had plenty for leftovers. Can't wait to come back!

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S
3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We were super excited to have dinner here before the theatre. I really wanted to love this restaurant, but the service was just okay. Our server left us with another server without letting us know or introducing our new server (who was really impersonal and lacked genuine care for us). Three out of five of us didn't enjoy the entree, which went unnoticed even though it was obvious that they weren't eating. Of all the meals we had in Chicago during our 6 days there this was the most disappointing.

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RM
2.0Dined on July 10, 2018

food was average...over rated in my opinion.. honestly prob wont go here again..heard it was the best the bomb etc and I went the food was just ok..and high priced

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NG
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Delicious food, excellent service - overall a wonderful experience. Always impressed by Little Goat!

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BB
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Went for my daughter's 18th birthday brunch. Fabulous location, amazing service, wonderful, top-notch, creative cuisine and prices weren't bad. We'd all go once a week if we could! Highly recommend!!!

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OT
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We had a hard time getting seated. Our reservation was at 11 and we got our table at 1135.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing meal! Everything we tried was delicous but the little piggy goes to China was definitely my favorite! Service was a little slow but we went on a busy morning. Would highly recommend.

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BN
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Little Goat was fantastic, as always, and we really enjoyed brunch while dinning alfresco on a quite Sunday morning. The options were creative and very flavorful. We had to get the huge cinnamon bun and some scones to go with our breakfast coffee. The blueberry pancakes were perfectly fluffy and the French toast was savory/sweet. A side of very tasty thick bacon completed the meal. The wait staff was accommodating to our two small children and made them feel welcome by offering up some stickers. Overall a great place for brunch and a wonderful experience, which is why we have kept coming back since 2012.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great place for some phenomenal and interesting food.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We would definitely go back to the Little Goat. We ordered the following:

crab dip for starters - excellent
Bulls eye - french toast & fried chicken- very good if you like sweet & savory combined
Los Drowned - their version of a french dip - very good - although the meat was a little fatty
hashbrowns - a definite repeat
broccoli - very good - spicy.
pretzel shake to go - even to go it's worth the calories and worth ordering.

We will definitely return next time we're in town to try something new.

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MA
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food is solid, although I'm not sure it's worthy of the amount of hype/popularity this place has. Good drinks. Food menu is a bit scattered. While it's all supposed to be "diner" style food, it doesnt otherwise have much a coherent/cohesive theme. Huge protions - you wont leave hungry.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great experience!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The server was awesome! Food was amazing. This Little Pig Went to China was packed with flavor. A TEENY bit heavy handed on the chili oil but super flavorful outside of that. The cheesy grits were the best I’ve ever had.

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JP
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food and drinks were phenomenal and the atmosphere is perfect. Great place for brunch.

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SH
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Fantastic food, beautiful decor, we sat at the counter and wanted to order EVERYTHING!

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