Little Goat
Little Goat

Little Goat

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.littlegoatchicago.com/
  • Phone: 3128883455x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Diner
    Sunday-Wednesday: 7am-11pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 7am-1am

    Bread:
    6am-6pm

    Bar:
    until 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Stephanie Izard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether you're planning a luncheon or hosting a meeting at your office, let Little Goat Bread cater your event! Choose from many of our Little Goat Bread menu items, including sandwiches, chips, salads, bagels and cream cheese, pastries and cookies. Give us a call at 312-600-9601 to place an order or email us at catering@littlegoatchicago.com with any questions.
  • Special Events: Visit littlegoatchicago.com to see a list of our upcoming events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green
  • Public Transit: Halsted 8 (Randolph/Washington)
    Morgan Green/Pink line
    Clinton Green/Pink line
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Little Goat
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 Little Goat Bread, offering pastries, grab 'n' go lunch items and fresh Stumptown coffee throughout the day. Bread is available for purchase daily - perfect for picking up a loaf on the way home to make dinner. You can also purchase merchandise and Stephanie's line of sauces and rubs, The Flavor, at Little Goat Bread.

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 skylit 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Little Goat reviews from OpenTable diners
563 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (375)great for brunch (300)great for lunch (291)hot spot (233)neighborhood gem (222)good for groups (188)kid-friendly (173)great for outdoor dining (114)late-night find (67)special occasion (39)vibrant bar scene (26)scenic view (12)romantic (8)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • k0bird
    k0bird
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Casual atmosphere. Interesting and inventive cocktail list. Good selection of local beers. Pig tail blue plate special was amazing. Vegetarian chap chae was OK. Service was attentive and informative. Downside was the noise level which was very, very high almost making conversation impossible. Would probably go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints!
    jv516us
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was probably my 10th time dining at Little Goat. I keep bringing family and friends here to experience the amazing dishes made up of the most disparate ingredients. If you can't get a reservation at Girl and the Goat, this is a great option for similar foodie dishes. My favorites are the French Toast and the Pork Belly Pancake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little Goat- little bit okay
    twofortheroad
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We are a group of 3 professional women who dine out 6 times per year. We thought the food was "okay", not especially creative. We ordered mac and cheese as an appetizer, 3 entrees- blue plate special sea bass, fried chicken and galbi short ribs, and shared a cookie pie for dessert. Waiter was very nice. The seating was diner seating. We requested a change to a quieter area which was accommodated. Again, it was "okay" but not special. Price points on food were fine. We just expected more from a Stephanie Izard venture.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rood food!
    Jackie63
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is the second rime I've eaten at Little Goat, the first time for brunch. Loved it again. I am on a low-carb diet, and they were quite willing to give me corned beef hash without potatoes. The poached eggs were a bit overdone, but I didn't ask for runny eggs, so maybe it was not their fault. My husband had fish tostadas and said that they were the best he has ever had. I had a taste, and I agree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    Adelita
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Took our skeptical parents to Little Goat, needless to say they are believers. Everything we ordered was amazing. I had the shrimp and pork belly noodles and they were to die for, my fiance had the holy goat (i might be misrepresenting the name) and he put a nice dent in it, the fat club was great, the scallion pancakes and the los drowned too. So far everything we've tried has been amazing. Totally worth checking it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't waste your time or money
    shoreVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was just not good. A pretend diner where they definitely do not expect you to linger. Dishes came out rapid fire. Ungarnished. Zero presentation. Fried pickles were greasy. Pulled pork was bland and dry. Mac and cheese was basically glue and noodles. The goat burger was tasty. And all terribly over priced. If you want to pay nice restaurant prices for lousy diner food this place is for you. Basically a huge mistake.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fressen
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was great, and the restaurant lively and very busy. Only problem was that the waiters kept trying to take my plate away before I was willing to let it go, plus I had to ask for cutlery.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and different
    melindaj
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My college aged daughter and I went here for the first time for breakfast. The staff was wonderful. The food was definitely different and interesting. I had the blue plate special which was eggs on nan with indian flavors. My daughter had the apple pancakes which were huge and she said tasted like apple muffins. We would come here again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely breakfast
    Mnemosine
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The high ceiling and comfy booth seats are great, very intimate yet open.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Accomodating
    DinerGirl
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We made a reservation last minute. 6 of my friends and I had a scotch tasting down the street to hit afterwards, so we were a little time-crunched. On top of that, 4 of my friends got stuck in traffic on the way in from the burbs and were over 30 minutes late. The hostess and our server were really great at making sure we had excellent service but also kept it speedy. Will definitely be back! Love the diner atmosphere as well - very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    preggoVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner this time. Yet I still went with my breakfast favirite, French Toast with an egg explosion covered with chicken and strawberries. Pure yummy. The crab dip was tasty ..only problem. ..we needed to ask for more crackers so we didn't just lick dish vlean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Madame
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent service. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. We all loved our meals. The goat chili and cheese fries were the best I ever had
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    Tera
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    have eaten at Little Goat several times, and the food is consistently great. It is very loud in there though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like the menu...
    DonJM
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    If you like the menu, you'll love this place. The food is delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. If you're not prepared to wait, you should definitely make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Many Great Choices!
    AddictedToSugar
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A really fun menu...different but still familiar for those less adventurous. Wish we could have come back to try more dishes. My husband couldn't wait to help me finish my Fat Elvis waffles. The peanut butter butter was divine. So many fun choices. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmazeGoat
    HendersonTRKing
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Most fun and inventive menu of all time. And they pull it off! Goat chili cheese fries, fried pickles and onion rings to start, then a goat burger with thick, smoky bacon and kimchi. Best burger of all time. All served by a friendly, knowledgable human. Can't wait to get back to experience the rest of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get Your Goat
    LuvnNOLA
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This place was phenomenal. Service was fabulous and menu was packed with fabulous options. We had a large group so we had opportunity to sample a lot of items with all hitting the spot. Will recommend and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Goat visit
    Luv2dine79
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Interesting and unique approaches to everything from eggs and sandwiches to milkshakes. Good brunch/ lunch food. Decor itself needs a little updating (our booth had torn seats) but the staff was pleasant and with the 90 minute wait this is definitely a hot spot in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Awesome. Best meal we had in Chicago. And it was breakfast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and coffee
    KuMoeDee
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Visiting Chicago from Portland, OR. Happy to see they serve Stumptown coffee here. The Bull's Eye French Toast was awesome. Very creative. Loved the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great first experience
    Lalakow
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    i have been to girl and the goat but wanted to try little goat for brunch. It was a great experience. We got seated quickly and our waitress was very helpful making exceptions for us with our drink orders. We were served our food very quickly! It was delicious. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated
    golfmom
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I really can't say anything good about the place. We were excited to try it. Parking is impossible but that is typical for area. Coffee was bad, so it didn't matter that we could never find a waitress to refill it. It was too much, too much food, too much "cutesy" like bacon maple syrup. A little would have gone a long way. No one finished their meal, no one wanted to take home leftovers. We all felt yuck after we left. And the bill was $130 for 4 people to have 2 omelets, french toast and pancakes with coffee or oj. Not worth the drive, the time, the money, the calories.
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  • Fun high end diner atmosphere
    MBFood
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I ordered the kale pea salad with fried chicken. It was nice but I would order something different next time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Staff
    vaguelyvegan
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Came here for my birthday dinner. The food was awesome (obviously I want french toast for my bday dinner) but the highlight of the night was the fabulous service. The hostess, servers, and bartenders were all so nice and made my birthday so special. I will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Love the diversity of people - Food is outrageous - Great after hour place
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buzzy resturant
    Tourist
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Busy friendly place ,food was ok,service was a little rushed as they served the mains before we finished our first plate of food We also had the bill before we were ready and minuets after we had finished our main dish
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • glad we were outside
    melina
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    it was super loud inside. but our evening outside was simply wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Little Goat!!
    tjzibell
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    we love the little goat! food is amazing and the wait staff is always friendly and fun. Food is just as good as the girl and the goat across the street. Both are a Chicago must!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Goat Diner
    MizzMegatron
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Not much to say other than amazing. The food is on point. Tempura mad potatoes are a flipping taste bud extravaganza. Everything we had was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to the hype
    oharra
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been to Girl and The Goat several times and was excited to get back to the city and try Little Goat. I was not disappointed! The goat chili was melt in your mouth. There was a sweetness to the dish, with a nice contrast of crunchy texture. I also had the grilled cheese. The smokiness of the tomatoes and crunch of the pork guanciale really made the sandwich. The wine and beer list was decent, but we stuck with the mixed drinks. And the atmosphere was everything I love about Chicago, vibrant, and energetic. I would highly recommend Little Goat to anyone looking for great food, and a wonderful Chicago neighborhood experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diner Destination
    FooDiva
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Little Goat is terrific for inventive, fun and delicious interpretations of traditional diner fare and they do the traditional dishes well too. Our meals were terrific, with a particular shout out to the seasonal pumpkin soup and brussel sprouts side dish! Our server Camille was warm, attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu, helpfully directing us when we asked questions. Went for an early dinner and did have to wait nearly 20 minutes post-reservation time. This is a loud and energetic place. As such, it's great for groups, families and friends wanting to share an evening, less inviting for dining a deaux. We did learn that they serve breakfast all day. Next time, I'd like to try that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    While visiting Chicago my friend and I made a reservation for brunch. We had a great time and the food was delicious. We each got a special. I recommend the little goat coffee. It was a latte made with goats milk and had a spice sprinkled on top. Very different and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Nachos!
    Jeudi
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I wouldn't have ordered that but my friends did and wow, were they good! The squash soup was absolutely delicious. The pork belly pancake was yummy although I could have used a bit more belly...I don't think it's very expensive, could be more generous. The rosemary cocktail was lovely. Everyone else enjoyed their food as well. I must come back for breakfast. There were a dozen tempting offerings there! Recommended for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    dragonfly
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is creative, interesting, and generous. We also thoroughly loved the imaginative cocktails before dinner. Yes - we will come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Loud with Smoked Fries
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The decor is fabulous and the food speaks for itself but it was so loud I could barely hear what my husband was trying to say.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for a business meeting
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I absolutely love Little Goat, but cannot go back for a business meeting. We had 6 people sitting at our table, and it was extremely difficult to hear anyone except for the person next to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dhassenger
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great place in the old meat packing district which is now a lively, safe restaurant haven. Make reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Killer Ruben sandwich!
    Melly
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Very unique and tasty, I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good Ruben with a slight twist. Also you can never go wrong with there hot crab dip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Braised chicken tacos were killer!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Easy and popular place to take out clients or old friends. For us who wear suits, the Little Goat Diner will earn you back some street-cred if your clients are the creative jean-type.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT FOOD AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
    lemondachshund
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The waiter was extremely friendly. Although the place was extremely loud with people and music, the food was outstanding. This was my first time eating at this place and I certainly will go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic