Little Goat

4.7
3925 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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D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Little Goat! Always fun!

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

I celebrated my birthday with a close and dear friend this past Friday. It was a wonderful experience.

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

Absolutely love this place! We are from out of town and we come to this place every time we visit!

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

Outside of getting ignored by the server for large pockets of time, great experience. Had a friend from out of town and she loved her french toast with fried chicken and BBQ maple sauce and the vibe. I had the same kale and chickpeas salad with grilled chicken I have had before and loved it, but it had only 4 tiny cubes of chicken on it- definitely less than a serving or what I had gotten before, so I was hungry again when I got home. Everything was delicious though!

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

Service was extremely slow and it took a really long time for our food to arrive. Once it did, one of the orders was wrong. It took another 20 minutes for the correct order to arrive. At that point, that person had to eat by themselves. They still charged us for that item as well. The food is very overprices and over rated. An adequate burger is $15 + $6 for a side of fries. They even charge for condiments.

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F
Chicago
300 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Took my children and grandchildren. Everything was good; everyone had a good time

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KA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were a lot of interesting choices on the menu. Bold flavors and unique combinations. Loved the nachos and the crab dip! Los drowned was good, but a little fatty. The shrimp and pork belly sandwich was delicious! Fun night out!

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

I LOVE LITTLE GOAT AND WANT TO LIVE HERE FOREVER <3

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. Definitely recommend the home fries with Pork belly!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lively atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The server was not great and not very attentive but the food was great!!!

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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very nice and the food was great!! I could go back for cheesy hash browns and fat bread a thousand times!

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R
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service top notch. Counter seating is super uncomfortable, even a simple pad on the seat would make a big difference.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I haven't been in over a year because the last time I tried, I had made a reservation and we still had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. I have heard great things about the cinnamon roll, so I finally decided to give it another try. I made an error with my reservation and accidentally made it for 9pm instead of 9am. Totally my fault and wouldn't have expected a table if they were jam-packed. The host told me they were "completely booked" with reservations until the afternoon. At this point, it was 9:10. I went outside to find another opening on OpenTable and saw that they had openings at 9:30, 9:45, 10, and 10:15. I made a 9:30 reservation and was seated at 9:18, so it seems to me like they could have fit us in just fine. When checking in for our new reservation, the host was pretty snide. While waiting to be seated, we could hear the hosts sassily discussing the matter. The food was great, as is anything Stephanie Izard has a hand in. But I will not be returning here because of the repeated poor service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I went here for my birthday! The food was delicious and the server was very friendly. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!

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e
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You can't beat this place for four what can best be described as gastro diner/deli food. Most ingredients are homemade including the enjoyed cream on what is perhaps the breezy chocolate malts anywhere! I've had the Reuben and the club, both of which were excellent.

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M
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Our server entered wrong kids entree. Pancakes were served after all adults had meals. No compensation offered. She never checked back with us for refills. We had to ask other servers for help, then they would tell our server and we waited for her anyway. The food is great, but I would hesitate to go back.

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DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

good food, slow service, diner ambiance. Noisy but a nice visit.

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N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch spot - but book your reservation early!
The Bull's Eye French Toast was the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

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D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was meeting a friend whom I hadn't seen in a while, and he recommended Little Goat Diner. I have to say that it was fantastic! We started with the hot crab dip and it did not disappoint! After that I wanted something a little lighter, so I ordered the grilled cheese and a half order of fries. The grilled cheese was amazing, if a bit rich. It had ham and apple-tomato relish on it which really added to the experience. I'd definitely go there again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Lots of good flavours on the savoury and sweet side.
The service staff was very nice and attentive.
Natural sunlight was brilliant and the decor is very tastefully done.
Highly recommended.

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O
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit. We have loved it both times

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W
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter was visiting from Boston.

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

Food was amazing and service was awesome! Will be back soon!

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F
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Seven of us met for breakfast and all enjoyed it. Great biscuits. Very enjoyable yogurt and granola dish. But they were out of oatmeal by 9:30 the morning we were there.

Others, very good and I will go there again.

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NM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough good things about this place. This place is special and sooo delicious. Typical diner style food with elevated flavors.

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KK
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best place we ate at while in Chicago on vacation. We were 30 minutes late for our reservation due to cab/traffic problems and the wonderful host was kind about it and also got us in right away. Our service was great, drinks were interesting and excellent (and not sweet which is what we were looking for). Food was amazing, the Devil's food cake was out of this world. Thanks for a great experience!

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AB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dinner with our little one and friends! The food was exceptional and excellent service!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome! I always bring my out of town visitors here. It’s a great location, food is fantastic, easy to get to, and pretty easy to get a reservation.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was mediocre. I have been to Little Goat a handful of times over the last few years and the quality of the food and service has really gone downhill. The servers were kind, but the service took FOREVER and they kept forgetting simple requests like ice. I will not be coming back to Little Goat.

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. We had a nice booth for a busy brunch. Our waitress was outstanding. The food was inventive and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for Sunday brunch at a friends recommendation. Best advice ever. The food was great and the staff was super friendly!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family style dining! We will be back for sure!

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KK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! I love everything about Little Goat and can’t wait to go back! Tara our server was incredible. Food, drinks, service and ambience were all top notch! Great for a casual meal, date, group, or with the kids. Highly recommend the lemon curd meringue dessert, best dessert I’ve ever had!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Little Goat has been my go-to over the years from the time it opened. The menu is stable and so is the service. My only disappointments this visit was the lack of new menu options as well as servers who continuously wiped their noses or touched their faces without washing their hands while they were on the floor. Though courteous and attentive, the lack of attention to cleanliness in the most basic sense was worrisome. I may or may not go here again.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service, great cocktails, and the food was some of the best brunch we’ve had. Particularly the corn beef hash! Great flavors, definitely will be back.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Maybe more waiters needed.

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WH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always like coming here to eat. The food tastes delicious. The service was prompt. Even my picky 11 year old ate the fries (smoked) and enjoyed them. My younger child (8 yo) did not like the fries because the flavor was too intense for her.

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JG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation for 8 people and when we show up they are still preparing our table and we have to wait 15 mins past when the reservation was scheduled. The hostess then proceeded to say that reservations for 8 put people at booths that comfortably fit 6 but 8 people are quite cramped. Not all the members of my party were small people so the dining experience was less than ideal with it being difficult to move arms or have any extra space between people.

Aside from the seating issue, the food ranged from wonderful to disappointing. Many of the dishes were well prepared but a few really lacked finesse in both flavor and presentation.

I'm not recommending Little Goat because I consider this to be major issues with how the restaurant is run.

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S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A popular breakfast spot for many reasons. Great service and food everytime we come. Get reservations.

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