Duck Duck Goat

4.8
2922 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Chef Stephanie Izard brings her version of reasonably authentic Chinese food to Chicago's West Loop. Duck Duck Goat is Chef Izard’s first Chinese-American restaurant and third venture with Boka Restaurant Group and features hand-pulled noodles, house-made dumplings, wontons, spring rolls and more, ensuring no diner leaves hungry—or without takeout for tomorrow.
Join us for our dim sum brunch every weekend starting at 11am! Now featuring a rotating family style tasting menu!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 2922 People Are Saying
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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. The portions were small for the price, but I will definitely go back because it was so tasty.

t
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved everything about our dinner at Duck Duck Goat. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and personable—he advised us on what were not-to-be-missed dishes. I could have made a meal just out of the green beans with black bean sauce with some rice—they were outstandingly fresh and cooked to crisp perfection. Delightful scallion pancake with crisp coleslaw was a great starter, along with a fine selection of drinks. Our entrees were both delicious—sichuan eggplant, and short rib beef with homemade noodles. Our waiter brought us a complimentary scoop of ice cream with blackberry sorbet, which was a perfect ending grace note. Well done DDG!

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

Outstanding. Everything about the food, service, and ambiance was amazing. Best Chinese food and cocktails I’ve ever had.

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

Amazing! Great vegetarian options!

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

Delicious food with deep flavors. Cocktails were also very tasty. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Seated quickly and though busy, did not seem hectic. Reasonable pricing for quality of food.

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

Great service. The soup was outstanding.

SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There 4 of us at dinner and we each ordered 2 items to share. Everything was fresh and tasty. We made a couple special requests that were met perfectly. Sat outside and the seating was very comfortable. Be sure to walk around inside though, the decor is amazing!

ED
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, friendly staff, unique experience! It was our anniversary and they surprised us with bubbly in the house.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! Loved the slap beef noodles and bone marrow potstickers. Also great drink selection for brunch

GC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always. Got there early, so got pot stickers at Baobing while waiting for others to arrive. Save room for the mango dessert!

G
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food every time!

AA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing!! Everyone was so considerate of my sons food allergies!

MO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I had heard very good things about DDG's food from others and reading online reviews. We had high hopes for a creative, fresh, and well prepared meal, but were disappointed in the food. The Seafood fried rice was mushy, highly salted, and had lots of rice but little seafood. The filling in the Veggie Spring Roll had a mushy texture and generic flavor. The tofu dish was highly salted and uninteresting; the soft tofu seemed to have come from the tub with little treatment. All of the food was mushy and tasted the same after awhile, maybe because it was all so highly salted no other flavor came though?

MG
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each dish was better than the last. We ordered Peking Duck a few days before our reservation date. The duck and the condiments that came with it were wonderful. Our group of 5 also had the Xiao Long Bao, green beans, pekan cauliflower (the best cauliflower on the planet), beef slap noodles and chicken chao fun. Everything was something we would order again.

r
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie our server made our dining experience, incredible. Her knowledge of the menu and personality were tremendous!

SB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. My favorite was the goat chow fun, the best ever. Dumplings were amazing also. I did think the famed green bean dish is over-rated. It was too salty. Everything else was incredible

t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Cauliflower pekan is basically dessert, nothing sour about it. Very bad.

BD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Very good service. While this was a business dinner, I cannot wait to take my family and friends.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely terrible. The Peking Duck was shockingly bad. The wraps were amateur hour. It was de-elevated American Chinese food.

VZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Duck Duck Goat lives up to Stephanie Izard's reputation. We had an amazing meal - from the delicious non-alcoholic drinks to the out-of-this-world goat belly lo mein. Oh and the short rib potstickers were so rich and tasty - a definite can't miss. And they helped us celebrate our anniversary with a glass of bubbly! Such a nice little extra touch of customer service.

KD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Totally great experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very personalized! Received a text regarding our upcoming reservation and was able to explain dietary preferences. I received a celiac friendly menu upon arrival as well as a round of complimentary Proseco for my friend’s bday and delicious ice cream! To top it off the food was AMAZING!

M
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the tasting menu for lunch. It was great value and delicious food. Service was great and we loved the ambiance! Would def recommend and if we are in Chicago again we would def go back.

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

Most incredible Asian cuisine I’ve ever had! The ambiance of the restaurant was rad too.

CG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding, much better than I anticipated. Giving them 4 stars as they weren't able to seat us until 30 minutes after our reservation. They were apologetic and offered us a glass of sparkling wine, but there wasn't a place to sit at the bar so 30 minutes was a lot to stand around for.

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

excellent food, service and atmosphere

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

It was delicious!! The waitress gave us a champagne toast for our first anniversary!!

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

Food was delicious. Ambiance was perfect. Will definitely go back

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambience!!!! Highly recommend.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. There aren’t many restaurants in Chicago that are better than Duck Duck Goat. The food and drinks are always great. The Szechuan style chicken was out of this world according to my girlfriend. As a vegetarian myself, their vegetarian menu is amazing. Must try.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

The portions are tiny. You’ll likely still be hungry, unless you spend $70+. The dishes is far too salty, a sign that the culinary expertise is lacking. Some of the dishes are unique (such as the eggplant with goat sausage), but if you go to Chinatown you’ll get superior Chinese food at half the prices. The interior and ambiance are nice.

f
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome!

r
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place lives to it's hype. Not authentic so don't go if you're a nitpicker but really, really tasty and fun. Hipster but welcoming to our family of 4 with 2 tweens. Would definitely go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Always a pleasure eating there

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My ten year old was able to meet Stephanie!! Awesome!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Left satisfied with full stomaches

MM
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe is unreal and the food is even better!

CS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spring rolls were the perfect starter! Loved everything we tried.

CY
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Seriously terrific from first to last nite.

PG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Me and mu friends loved it, it closes a little bit early since it is a nice place people would like to enjoy it for longer, like on a friday or saturday night for example.

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