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511 East 5th St.
New York, NY 10009
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$30 and under
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Goat Town Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 5:00pm - 10pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Bar Menu: Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Avenues A and B
The L train to 1st avenue, the F train to 2nd avenue or the 6 train to Cooper Square.
A word from Goat Town
Goat Town is a neighborhood restaurant providing delicious locally sourced food in a dining room that is welcoming, dynamic and engaging.
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A wonderful farm-to-table small
restaurant in a lovely space. It's cozy without being crowded, the service is hip and friendly but professional and the food is interesting, fresh, delicious. Plus, won't break the bank."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Great food and service. Perfect
small restaurant for a date night."
Dined on 3/5/2014
Hi: I went for restaurant week . .
. always a good way to try a new place. A friend and I had kale salad / steak tartare for 1st course; Tilapia / roast pork on creamed buckwheat for 2nd. Very delicious all. Dessert was ice cream with caramel and pretzels, which mmmm, could be better. Room is old East Village, tin ceiling. Had a great time. Want to back to try a few more things. Oh, and great cocktails!"
Dined on 3/6/2014
Excellent kale salad; delicious
short ribs; perfect sauce with the trout fillet. Very friendly staff. Great find."
Dined on 3/3/2014
Came here during restaurant week.
Great food and service. The decor is pretty and quaint. Would recommend!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
Go eat the Restaurant Week meal
and then come back and eat the other dishes on the menu. It's that good. Lots of classics like steak tartare just done really well. The staff was super on top of things. We loved watching the bartender shake drinks in an expert and intense fashion. But I'd pass on the cocktails - at least the two we had - one didn't work with the sherry and the other mostly cool shaped ice cubes with two swallows of the cocktail. I've been here for brunch too but dinner is the real winner."
Dined on 2/27/2014
Went to Goat Town with a couple
girlfriends to take advantage of restaurant week and to try some place new. The bar was cozy with plenty of cocktail and beer options. The steak tartare, kale salad and grilled octopus appetizers were all well prepared and delicious. Our dinner steaks were grilled to a really nice rare and the gemelli pasta was fresh and hearty. Add all that food with impecable service and a cozy atmosphere and you have yourself an East Village keeper. Will visit again to try more cocktails and the crostinis."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Everything was fantastic, from the
crostini and kale salad apps to the salted caramel sundae for dessert. The burger stood out though. Perfectly cooked- juicy and flavorful. We've already made a date with friends to return."
Dined on 2/22/2014
Great location&cool vibe-vintage
lighting&subway tile benches.Staff friendly,attentive&helpful.Menu sounded great-had high expectations.chicken confit&bone marrow crostini-fantastic (best thing we ate).Note:they do not serve bread, gratis.Apparently you can buy it (for $2, ahem). Malbec wine by glass was off(only 4 reds by glass).Cocktails sounded better than tasted - good but not worth price. pork belly appetizer-sauce was delicious but meat dry/overcooked.Roasted veggies were superb.Short rib was moist & tender (sauce ok but a bit too tangy for me)- barley under meat bland/didn't pare well (IMO). Grilled steak (ordered med rare, btw) tasted good but was very tough & chewy.Off putting.Shallot/mustard marmalade served w/steak was delicious."
Dined on 2/17/2014
This place surpassed all of my
expectations. The food, drinks, and service were great. I will definitely be going back."
Dined on 2/12/2014
We went with a group of friends
for my girlfriend's birthday. We made a reservation in advance and when we called to say we were running a bit late - they were extremely accommodating. We have amazing drinks & great food! The waiter was very polite & fun!"
Dined on 2/11/2014
...but left disappointed. Since
there are so many great farm-to-table restaurants cropping up, I figured this one would be just as delicious. But I should have known something was up when I ordered a cappuccino and got a lukewarm latte. The meal was subpar as well, with little flavor. The own good thing was a bus boy kept walking around and filling up our coffee cups."
Dined on 2/9/2014
The food was excellent. The
hostess was polite and welcoming. Our server never rushed us and was very helpful in recommending an entre. Ambiance was fantastic. It was a great overall experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone."
Dined on 2/1/2014
The kale salad was good and the
oysters were fresh and saved with perfect accompaniments, but the chestnut pasta was pretty appallingly dry and bland. The soup special was good, though a little over salted, but the trout wasn't as fresh as it could have been, The burger was excellent, but the risotto was dry. So yes, we had a pretty mixed bag. Bu the service was great and the place is cool to hang out."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Before finishing my meal at Goat
Town the other night, I had already decided I wanted to return to eat more of their steak tartare appetizer (which was long gone at that point) and to try new entrees, having sampled almost all of my friends' food. I have had dinner at Goat Town twice, and both times, everyone I was with was incredibly satisfied with their meals. As I mentioned before, a lot of sharing and sampling ended up happening since everyone was raving about their food. The staff is incredibly friendly, helpful, patient, and accommodating. Highly recommend."
Dined on 1/29/2014
just one thing:too noisy,you have
to scream to make yourself hard. Go at 2pm for brunch,itis quiter and more comfortable"
Dined on 1/26/2014
One of my favorite "tried and
true" brunch spots in the East Village, Goat Town is delicious, affordable and makes a fantastic Bloody Mary. We enjoyed an MLK Day brunch here and the staff, service and food was fantastic as usual."
Dined on 1/20/2014
Love the local sourcing of
ingredients prepared in creative ways. Novel blend of new and comfort foods. We tried it for brunch. Group of 4 enjoyed tasting each other's dishes. Attentive wait staff. Interesting, charming decor."
Dined on 1/19/2014
So many places come and go in this
neighborhood. I hope this place stays for a long time.Unique antique fixtures, a friendly bartender and wait staff. Had a tasty lemony cocktail, special kale soup and the moules, very comforting for a cold Dec evening. Friends had burger and salads. Was really enjoying my evening catching up with my 2 girlfriends until a young woman at the table next to us actually told us we were making too much noise (!!) and could we keep it down?!...this is not a hush hush midtown french restaurant, this is a funky cute casual place in Alphabet City! The owner came by to make sure we were all enjoying ourselves, you could tell he was embarrased for us. So go and enjoy and make as much noise as you like!"
Dined on 12/19/2013
been many times since first opened
- back garden added, decor changed, menu always updated seasonally - staff changes but always attentive and knowledgable - consistently excellent casual place"
Dined on 12/20/2013
I find it annoying that they
wouldn't do egg whites. When I requested my eggs to be scrambles and please only do egg whites. The response is that "we don't have egg whites". Well, you must if you have eggs. When I went to retrieve my coat in the back I saw that they did indeed have actual eggs in their shells. I find it very inflexible of the restaurant not to accommodate that simple request, especially when I am willing to pay for it."
Dined on 12/21/2013
Waiter seemed annoyed to be
working our table. Order was delivered with missing plates and he was upset that we asked for the missing plates. Rather than an apology, he was rude and thought it was no big deal to miss plates."
Dined on 12/11/2013
The restaurant was okay. Overall
the food was a little bland and the menu is limited. The servers were very helpful with the menu choices."
Dined on 12/8/2013
Love this place. Comfortable -
farm to table food. Staff is awesome and the food is excellent !"
Dined on 11/12/2013
I liked the overall ambiance and
the food was ok. Out of 4 dishes we ordered lamb shank was by far the best. Everything else was okay."
Dined on 11/9/2013
The service and the food were both
outstanding. We will definitely be back on our next trip to New York."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Nice place. Small & friendly.
Feels very personal. Great food and nice people."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Although the phone number didn't
work to make a reservation, I still saved it in my phone and blamed telephone technology for the disconnect. Goat Town should be on everyone's east village dining list. I have always been satisfied from drinks to dessert. Always a sure-shot for a lovely meal and evening."
Dined on 10/24/2013
Love Goat Town - been a bunch.
Great neighborhood area, good food, great cocktails. Wonderful ambiance!"
Dined on 10/10/2013
We went for our 5th anniversary.
It wasn't fancy or too expensive, so we got to live it up and try the cheese/charcuterie plate, oysters, crostini, shared salad, and two entrees. It felt like a real splurge without costing a fortune. We enjoyed the food and the lively atmosphere. We had a table by the window and it was a nice evening so we got to enjoy the neighborhood too."
Dined on 10/6/2013
Had a reservation for a Monday
night at 745pm. Waitstaff was very friendly and patient. Fried chicken and waffles was the special for the night. Cocktails were very good and a limited but well thought out beer list. Food was very good and overpriced. Ambiance was nice and intimate, although the tables are pretty close to each other. Overall a vary nice dining experience and we'll be back there"
Dined on 10/1/2013
Great bartender and then
downhill--although the grilled octopus was good, albeit costly as was everything--except the drinks. Avoid the mussels: each mussel was about 1/4 of an inch long and 1/16 of an inch thick, in other words, about 8 would have made up one bite. The broth consisted of hard white beans, tomato strands, black olives and limp zucchini discs. The pasta was barely better. A shame: we wanted to love Goat Town."
Dined on 9/13/2013
Every time I go to Goat Town the
staff is alway very knowledgeable about the menu. Along with the service, the food and drinks are always outstanding."
Dined on 9/14/2013
Charming restaurant, great food,
good prices. The service can slip a bit when it's busy, but it's nothing that even I won't forgive. Dinner is delicious, but brunch is even better."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Apparently, the chef at Goat Town,
is a former chef at Le Cirque, and it shows big time. Absolutely everything was sublime. The charcuterie with Fennel salami and 2 cheeses (goat was one) came with a very interesting assortment of other things, including tomatillo jam, and honey on the comb. I had the daily special: Hake with 3 kinds of zucchini: blossoms, stuffed with zucchini mousse, fried blossoms and sauteed, with fresh tomato on the fish. The pappardelle with artichoke was to die for. Unfortunately, we needed to run to a movie, or we could have had dessert. An absolutely MUST!!!"
Dined on 8/25/2013
Love this place. Always an
eclectic, inventive menu with some weird but fresh ingredients. Late summer is a really good time to go - there's a pretty nice sized garden out back and a lot of those things are showing up in the menu now. Good bar, good service, edgy East village vibe."
Dined on 8/23/2013
Food and service were excellent.
The lack of decent air conditioning took away from an otherwise great experience"
Dined on 8/22/2013
Creative menu, great use of garden
grown vegetables and herbs. Fennel infused cocktails A++; will return."
Dined on 8/10/2013
Goat Town is a little off the
beaten path although it was a nice discovery! The food was great and the service was good. We went early (6:30) and it was deserted but in one hour it was full and vibrant. The side has fixed benches that are attached to the wall and I am only 5'2" and my feet were dangling like a little kid! Luckily I could rest my feet on the table stand but it was a little uncomfortable!"
Dined on 8/7/2013
Goat Town was recommended to me by
a coworker as a good spot to take my best friend visiting from DC for dinner. She, my boyfriend and I all shared the 5-cheese appetizer and really loved it. Really outstanding cheeses and the food was ready even before we were finished with the cheese. My best friend had the duck special and said it was spectacular. My boyfriend got the roasted chicken and gnocchi and we both loved it. I got the white bean and vegetable cassoulet, and I must admit I was unimpressed. It was fine, I was excited about it knowing that the vegetables came from the garden, but the flavors seemed out of season, it was more of a winter style dish, and fairly static in flavor. A lovely place, though, certainly recommended!"
Dined on 8/4/2013
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