Little Goat

4.7
4082 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!
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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much to the entire team at Little Goat for ensuring such an amazing experience. Our server Tara went above and beyond. The food was as always a big hit - especially the Rock Road Sundae. If you love chocolate make sure to try the dairy free chocolate sorbet as well - it’s so smooth and chocolatey, one would never guess it’s dairy free.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fun place for lunch. Pricey but delicious food.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a banh mi burger & my partner had the fish tostadas. I was excited for the meal, as i'd heard great things, but couldn't have been prepared for the quiet nirvana that the banh mi burger granted me. sure, it may have been a fleeting moment, gone in silent bites, but it may just have been the best thing i've eaten for the money in quite some time. more of that, please.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Muy mal lugar para cenar

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

Only restaurant we revisited three times even though it involved an el ride out and back. Superb in-house made breads.

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

Sat outside on the patio. Good sized portions, and one of the best breakfasts I've had!

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

We went to Girl and The Goat, the last time we were in Chicago. Tonight we wanted to try one of the other concepts. We were not dissatisfied.

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s
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Food was great. Overall experience horrible. Even with a reservation we waited 30 minutes on a Thursday night. Once we were seated and waiter took order we waited another 30 min and were only served water even though we had ordered drinks and a bottle of wine together with an appetizer for the table. Appetizer came; still no drinks. Waiter blamed bartender. Within 5 minutes our main courses arrived so we never had time to enjoy the drinks and appetizer. What a waste of money. We would have never ordered the appetizer if we knew the dishes would be served that way. Plates cleared as diners were taking last bites. Waiter asked if we wanted dessert before all diners (we were 5 total) were finished & said he was told to push desserts. When we said no, making a comment that we hadnt had time to eat our appetizer he disappeared. We literally had to chase him down for the check which then included a dish that had never arrived. Another long delay for a correct check.
Not the “exceptional “ experience I was led to believe we would have

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food - really enjoyed our experience. The burgers were enormous and amazing and the mac and cheese was next level.

The waiter was not very attentive and took 30 mins from when we asked for our check to when we were able to pay - he kept getting distracted. Not a deal breaker as the food and atmosphere were worth the dine.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a server plus one in training they couldn’t get in sync with each other so made service a little clunky. Took a bit to get our check

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RC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Definitely worth going to, with tasty variations on a Caesar Salad and a great crab dip. Chocolate Malt was excellent also. Menu seemed weighted a little heavy in the direction of fried food, though.

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

Great experience, great staff, loved our dinner! They even gave us champagne to celebrate our anniversary.

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KG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my team here for business lunch, something different. Everyone really enjoyed the food, there is even a vegan menu. The strawberry fields forever dessert was delicious and large. Portions are large. Service was a bit slow, but it was a busy time, and a bit noisy.

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first Izard restaurant and I can see why it’s a hot place. It’s cute, has a diverse menu, pulling from both European and Asian cuisines, and pretty space.

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JC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I found the menu a little limited for dinner. Food was good not great

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TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my neighborhood diner and as many time I’ve been there, I’ve never been disappointed!

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LB
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was an overall very good dining experience. The restaurant is classified as a diner but I would say it
is a very casual dining experience. The menu is eclectic. Dishes have subtle combinations of flavors and ingredients. I am looking forward to returning and trying other dishes. The noise level is high so be prepared.

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JT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed the food !! Loved the vegan menu . The food was so different and yummy! Service amazing !!
We will be back !

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Armenia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Too loud, salty food and salty service. Iced coffee was delicious!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the opportunity to go twice, for dinner and breakfast. The grilled cheese was out of hand amaZing. The breakfast was good as well. Recommended to anyone looking to try everyday classics with a cultural twist.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old friends!

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Father's day the service was amazing and the food was outstanding. We had reservations for 8 of us and we were sat on time. Highly recommend Little Goat.

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MW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and very attentive staff. great about gluten free!

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CK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I’d recommend Little Goat but I’d definitely check out another place next time. There was a line of people waiting for the bathroom right by our table with the door open. And I ordered “the most popular dish on the menu” as per the waiter, chicken and waffle with strawberries. I don’t think it all worked together and I guess I was expecting bone in chicken and not boneless with a coating. Bone in is much tastier. Anyway, I’ve been to LG three times now and have never been overly impressed like I thought I would be. But I’d recommend it because of the great service and the busy vibe.

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T
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sandwiches are the bomb. We had the Reuben and the Shrimp/Pork Belly. The rest was just OK. My son enjoyed his burger and fries. The most disappointing aspect was the service - detached and just there to take an order. Sometimes that’s ok but given our excitement level as first time-goers, just disappointing.

Will go again regardless.

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BF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away for our reservation, the service was great, and the food was delivered promptly even for a busy Saturday brunch time. My husband's burger was delicious, and I thoroughly enjoyed the bibimbap!

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal and a fun atmosphere!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciates getting a table so quickly

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m
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friends recommended - a wonderful experience for a reasonable price. food was excellent as was the service.

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1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were short of time and they were very helpful keeping us on time! Food came out quick, check, everything was very efficient. Food was amazing! Thank u so much!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a reliably tasty meal at Little Goat, and the wait staff is one of the friendliest in the business.

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S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Little Goat has been my go-to place for out of town friends and family ever since it opened. I have one friend from London who swore it had the best food int he city. It's still very popular, but I don't think I'll be back.

It seems victim of its own success. Like someone is taking lots of money out of the place but not putting anything back. When you walk in the door, the waiting area is shabby, hostess station has peeling paint, carpet is worn and dirty, staff seems disinterested. I had made a reservation for a birthday lunch and was willing to wait for a better table, but the host insisted on seating us in the booth next to the bathroom looking directly into the waiter's station. The food was just okay, whereas it used to be remarkable -- with interesting, surprising and satisfying flavors.

On a positive note, a gratis sundae showed up for the birthday girl. And that was a nice and thoughtful touch. It almost redeemed the entire lunch.

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ND
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a fun lunch with a friend, my first time at the restaurant. Great creative menu, amazingly delicious food, a terrific server. Loved it!!

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p
Chicago
215 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Surprised that some of my favorites were no longer on menu. Glad I made Open Table reservations to avoid the wait.

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RD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, Service was average. It was really loud in the restaurant.

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SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was pretty good, big portions, good variety. Cute place and loved the photobooth

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I've been here many times, and it's always great! I brought my parents (who get very upset with "Chicago prices") and they absolutely loved it! My mom even said it was one of the most memorable meals she's had in Chicago (I've lived here 8 years) and that the patty melt was beyond amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watermelon gazpacho was the soup of the day, excellent. We split the corned beef hash and the Los Drowned, both were excellent. Highly recommended!

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LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is good and it is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Not recommended for dinner due to the noise from guests and background music.

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