Little Goat

4.7
3853 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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Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was really good- I had the Patty Melt. Our waitress was rude and unpleasant. She should not be working in the service industry! Smile it doesn’t cost anything

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

It was a little dinner at its best busy and bustling. Food was amazing and pretty fast for it being lunch rush on a Monday. We sat at the counter and watched the magic happen!

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KB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried to get a group of 6 in for breakfast on a Sunday but didn't have a reservation so we came back on Monday. It was totally worth coming back! It was awesome! The hash browns are the best! The service was great. Our server paid much attention to detail including our special dietary needs. Would come back every time we come to Chicago!

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AM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food at best was meh! The smoked fries taste over cooked and very dry. The patty melt was good, but honestly any diner can make a good patty melt. For the $23 burger and fry meal, you would think it would be spectacular. Unfortunately that is not the case at the Little Goat in Chicago. On top of the subpar meal, what made the experience worse was the horrible and I do mean horrible waiter, Byron. Byron’s aloofness and total disregard for us as first time patrons made us never want to return. He barely took the time to take our order before he floated off to another table to deliver horrible service. Byron has the table side manner equivalent to a bird trapped inside a building. Constantly moving with very little grace. The little goat isn’t worth the time or the money.

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

First time experience and can't wait to go back!! Loved the food and ambiance; great for casual or dinner before a night out! Highly recommended.

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

Little goat never disappoints! Our favorite place to bring visitors for an amazing meal with great service!

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DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed all of my visits to Little Goat. When friends come to visit it is one of the first places we think of to go to.

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MO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is well prepared, from the food to the cocktails and craft beer selection. Excellent service.

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

We ordered quite a bit, but my favorites were the goat chili cheese fries, the mac and cheese, and fried cauliflower.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service, did not disappoint.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, as always. Thanks!

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G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fun place to go with fun items on the menu. Have dined her many times. This time found it to only be okay. Usually the nachos are a great go to. However, this time we were very disappointed with them. They should go back to the old recipe.

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L
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Loved the fish tostadas and chocolate ice cream. Service could have been a little faster.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I always recommend this place. One of my favs. Food wasn’t as great this time as I remember it and a few of my favorite items aren’t on the menu anymore. It was still good just not great like I remember.

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CA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious, and wonderfully designed. I strongly recommend reservations and not to drive there, as parking is difficult and valet expensive. (Which is typical for Chicago, so don't let it stop you from going.) Amazing!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool atmosphere and very comfortable seating. Our server, Sage, was so attentive and informative. The food arrived promptly and was so fresh. The Chickpea was the best salad I’ve eaten in a restaurant. A yummy, complimentary birthday shake was brought out with a candle for my daughter’s 16th. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Chicago.

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

Breakfast made special!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and atmosphere! Wish I could have saved room for the delicious looking pastries. Only complaint would be the tiny size of the macchiato (still very good).

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London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and decor are really nice, but the menu is so varied I got a bit confused. Yes, it has diner foods.. and tostadas. It does get loud.

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f
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is overrated.

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JA
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the upscale diner experience. Great menu, food was delish, service great too. Very loud tho, our only issue. Next time we will sit in bakery section

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KJ
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the tostados fish tacos and they were incredible. Paired really nicely with a local beer.

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B
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG -- this is my favorite spot in the city these days. I love the food, and over the top breakfast items available all day can not be beat!

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KJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We love the food here but it's so noisy we can't go if we want to have conversations with people (and we're in our 30s so we're not old). It's a common thing I hear from so many friends - the food is amazing but it's not great if you want to really catch up with people cause you end up yelling across tables the whole night. Also we always feel so bad for the servers as they always seem to have too many tables. What could easily be an hour lunch turns into 30-45 longer than it should if you don't keep on top of where your server is, and flag them down when you get the opportunity.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good breakfast or brunch spot!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

service was fairly poor. not sure if the wait staff was undermanned or something. we canceled a couple of things that were ordered because our mains came out before the items that were supposed to come first. Waitress was too busy to apologize or care it seemed. From a food standpoint, it was my first sub-par meal at little goat after being there many times before and having great meals. I had the Manchurian cauliflower dish. Cauliflower was very hard. My milkshake was like 20% milkshake. Chalking it up to an off night.

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TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been a while since our last visit, and brought back all the memories - unique dishes, but great comfort food.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Generous portions, delicious food, great service. It's a little loud inside.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a hit with 2 adults and 4 pretty picky kids. The giant cinnamon roll was definitely a favorite at our table.

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H
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Loved the atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good time and delicious food!

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MA
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place! Check out the photo booth!
Really great wait staff.
All of our food was really yummy

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the menu! Thought it was different from the usual diner food.

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KT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, always has great food and service.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate breakfast at Little Goat and it did not disappoint! The atmosphere was quintessential chic diner. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing. My wife and I shared the pork belly fries (worth it) and a cinnamon roll (that glaze is amazing) as we drank coffee and lattes. Then, my wife had the yogurt and granola (yogurt was incredible) and I had the This Little Piggy Went to China, which I cannot do justice with words...it really was that transcendental. We will dine here every time we come to Chicago, from now on. Loved it!!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For people with celiacs (and I suppose without as well) this place is a dream. It’s one of the only places my spouse and I haven’t been cross-contaminated. They were super friendly, accommodating, and careful to let us know what could and could not be modified. And they had a gluten-free menu that clearly labeled possible contamination risks. And the food was sooooooo good. Those shrimp and grits!

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R
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great, service could’ve been better. Server was hardly around and always seemed to rush us.

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CF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very quick to get into. All the food for our party of 6 was delicious. The Lemon dessert was so awesome that everyone enjoyed a taste. They were very sensitive to allergy/food options for their customers and made sure everything was well labeled. They even had gluten free breads that were not the standard shelf items. I highly recommend the dinner at Little Goat

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

extraordinary service, good food, affordable prices

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

the food we ordered was terrible . Unfortunately my wife’s was highly acidic she did not like it all. Mine was grossly over seasoned and I could barely eat half of it.

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