Little Goat

4.7
4055 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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BF
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious meal and a fun atmosphere!

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

Appreciates getting a table so quickly

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
213 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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c
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks for great price. I would like to go back to try other dishes.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and location. Can’t wait to go again.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had the best time! We came for a late brunch and were greeted and seated very quickly for our reservation. Looking thru the menu with all the good sounding food was daunting but our waitress steered us in the right direction! We got the fish tostadas unexpectedly and they were amazing. The pork belly potatoes pancake was amazing and the sweet and savory Bull’s eye fresh toast was just the ticket. To top it all off we had an ooey gooey cinnabun it was just the right thing to end a great morning. The plate sizes are large so come hungry and leave with your belly full of delicious food.

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EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yum!! Very recommended if you cannot get into girl and the goat

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t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the top as usual, service is outstanding, food is delicious, place is great!

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AF
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing!! I got the burger and will be thinking about it for days.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We've loved your restaurant from very beginning so this time in Chicago treated friends.
We after 15 minutes approached desk to ask for a table server. There were three tables filled so no excuse.
The decaf coffee was not hot The food is superb. I never complain but I think we'll look to Beatrix or new. It's just not the same.

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A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. My 4 year old asked, “Can we come back here tomorrow, and forever?” She obviously really enjoyed the grilled cheese and broccoli!

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GF
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

My experience was inferior to the first visit but I would still come again

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NB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and we totally enjoyed the experience.

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good casual dining with interesting menu. Can feel a bit hectic, but ambiance is generally good and fun.
Food was excellent.

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SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the ambiance of the restaurant. The diner food with a twist was just what I love! We will be back!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING!

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J
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service made for an outstanding experience. We will definitely be back.

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TK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Awful service. It took 20 minutes to get coffee (the coffee stand was arms reach from our table.) It was close to an hour before we got food, which we had to ask to get to-go boxes because we were heading to another reservation. Oatmeal to-go isn’t great. I am pretty understand if it’s busy and if the waitress is running around and apologetic but it wasn’t busy that early and she didn’t acknowledge the lack of attention.

The food was decent but I would never go back. Eggs, waffles and oatmeal to go are not near as good, especially for the price.

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GK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Sad I'm only visiting Chicago so I cant go all the time.

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JC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business traveler to Chicago a few times a year and always love a fun dinner at Little Goat. Breakfast all day, fabulous food and great service.

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

We are Top Chef fans and this lived up to our expectations. The Okonomiyaki was delicious! The Los Drowned was also very good. Our only regret was that we didn’t try the goat burger. Next time for sure.

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

First of all this place is quite charming, unique, and very family friendly! Our service was top notch from start to finish and the food was delicious. They offer a wide variety of menu choices for both kids and adults. Prices are fair for the food, atmosphere, and service. Had such a great time.

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

Delicious!! Will be back next time we visit Chicago!

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1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food so good and so reasonably priced. Not a great going out spot but solid if you are in the right mood

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DC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Very slow and distracted service. Waited 15 mins before anyone greeted us after being seated. Drinks came out super late. Waited 20 mins for a glass of wine. Had to flag down busboys and other staff to get anything. Wanted to order more food but no one came to check on us. Such a drag. Food was great but the service made the experience lousy.

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SR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was perfect: friendly, timely, and in particular, we were old friends meeting up for the first time in over a year so we sat at the table for a long time (no one was waiting,) and no one at Little Goat cared; they just kept pouring the coffee. I will be back shortly.

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w
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our food and server were great. The host/hostess were not. Pompous and dismissive are 2 words that come to mind. Was surprised because did not jive with the rest of the experience.

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PS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We brought out of town family with a 2 year old. They were prrpared for us and had her place set with coloring materials and brought Ritz crackers and a water filled sippy cup as soon as ee were seated. They brought her mac and cheese before our appetizers. Except for it being really loud I highly recommend this... BTW adult food was terrific

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food smacked!

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AC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is amazing, the staff is not

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