Hard to find, but worth the hunt
Wild Goat is not easy to find, tucked as it is into a larger reconfigured industrial structure. Once inside the restaurant itself is quite tiny with a bustling, cozy atmosphere. We had to ask directions from a couple strolling on Petaluma Ave, who not only helped us find the it (we were actually very close, but the Wild Goat sign is rather subtle) but also told us it was a terrific place. Everything we ordered was delicious-- a shrimp appetizer, bleu cheese salad, pizza.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot
Loved the thin crust Perfect Pair pizza and the pesto chicken salad we shared for lunch last week. Service was friendly and prompt. Just wish we had room for the cakes we were eyeing all through the meal at the baked goods counter! There will definitely be a "next time"
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious Stuffed Chicken
We had an early reservation and were the first table seated. We had great friendly service and the meal was delicious. The stuffed chicken was great. The sliders and house salad with goat cheese were also excellent. I enjoyed their wine selection - and really enjoyed the atmosphere - not stuffy but simple.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The pizzas are full of flavor
The pizzas are full of flavor and the crust is perfect.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had an 8:00 reservation on
Had an 8:00 reservation on a busy Saturday night. Walked in and were seated right away. Food was delicious, atmosphere was cozy but lively, and the food came out pretty promptly. My new favorite spot in Petaluma.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice bistro atmosphere
This was our first visit here and we loved it. The atmosphere is that of a small, energetic bistro. The food was delicious. I enjoyed the calamari entree and another in our party loved the special - a quinoa salad entree. The only disappointment was that they were out of the gluten free cakes described on their website. One in our party went specifically for that reason and was sorry to hear they didn't have any that day.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, delicious, and dog-friendly
Wild Goat Bistro had everything we wanted: dog-welcoming, with gluten-free options for our celiac party member, and good food over which to celebrate a special occasion. It seemed the impossible dream, but we got it all. Our dog was greeted with a fresh bowl of water and a chunk of duck jerky, and we were seated in the quaint dog-welcome entry courtyard. Our server was attentive and friendly and although we were never rushed, everything went off like clockwork. Best dish was the Wild Thing pizza, with a fantastic gluten-free crust (believe it or not!) that even the gluten eaters liked better than the regular crust. Primus malbec was smooth. A must: try the gluten-free ginger fig cake, even if you're a gluten glutton it's an amazing dessert.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed the high quality tasty food. The added benefit was the guitar player that added to the ambiance of this lovely find. We will definitely be back.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found a Gem of a Restaurant!
Wild Goat Bistro is a must "go to" small restaurant. It has character, interiors are well done to fit in the Mill, great food, excellent service. I went there for the first time last week then took my closest girlfriend there for her birthday lunch this week. Can't wait to return again!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super small, busy and cute in quaint historical building. Sitting at the bar that faces the street was fun for people watching, and romantically close taking, but made serving awkward. Only ok saffron mussels and clams, really nice pork app, excellent pizzas (wild thing and the sausage one). Great wine selection (weird non-stemmed glasses).
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time here & took my elderly parents. Cozy atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food was excellent and my folks appreciated the "small plate" options. we shared a dessert and had a great time.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three words. Pulled. Pork. Ravioli.
Oh, I lie. Three more. Lemon. Cream. Cake.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent and Friendly
I love this little place. Good food. Lots of gluten-free options,- including some fantastic desserts- friendly staff. Highly reccommend you make a reservation if you're going. Overall, YUM>
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wild Goat Bistro is charming,
Wild Goat Bistro is charming, cozy, creative and a delightful experience. I look forward to returning often!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very friendly service in unique setting near the turning basin in Petaluma. The food quality was excellent and very well prepared. The wine list was very reasonably priced and we noticed some wines priced at what you would pay at the winery. We look forward to returning.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure to have
Always a pleasure to have a meal at the Wild Goat.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good small plates
Went the small plate route and really enjoyed. There are a number of creative small plates that are very good.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly service, tasty food
Went there for lunch, which was great for salads, and tiny angus sliders, what fun. Food was fresh, good, and interesting combinations. The vegetable pizza was really good. Sat outside so it was very pleasant. Only downside they cannot serve wine outside. Seems like a shame because the restaurant across the street can.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun spot in Petaluma, Great Food
Nice little bistro in Petaluma, downtown area. Excellent food with good variety. Not a huge wine list, but excellent selections and VERY fairly priced. All restaurant should take their lead.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great visit!
Menu is always interesting with lots of tasty treats. Our "go to" spot when in town or travel to/from wine tasting events farther north.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth a visit
Great service and a wonderful lunch. Happy to go back again when in Petaluma.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
Three of us had the risotto and we all raved about it. Look forward to returning because I cannot find risotto that good anywhere else.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The wild goat bistro was perfect ... Great food & service
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This little, theatre district restaurant was a delightful find. Lots of charm, great pizzas and great service.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Let me preface any remarks by being perfectly clear: Wild Goat Bistro is a superb restaurant. If it weren't we wouldn't keep coming back the dozens of times we have. Small restaurants - indeed, any restaurant - can be challenged to keep food quality and preparation consistently high. Wild Goat has never faltered in this regard.
Being that they were packed - a Thursday night around 7p - service was unusually slow vs. their norm. It was at least 30 minutes from order time until we got our meal and at least 15 to get a light appetizer. It was close to 10 mins before our server came up to us. I'll blame this on the fact they were completely packed but it was a long wait for any of the food we ordered.
Regardless, we love the Wild Goat!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for doggies too
I love this bistro, eat here at least once a week, especially lunches. Outdoors is great, & friendly to dogs. Healthy, delicious food, & dog treats complimentary. Dinner is also excellent. I recommend to all my friends.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute and tasty
A perfect place for a delicious lunch. I'm so glad we decided to stop for lunch in Petaluma for the first time, because The Wild Goat was fantastic. Rustic, fresh, flavorful fare (we had two salads and two pizzas and all were great) served in a darling little space by friendly efficient staff. Would return and highly recommend
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy food, great ambience. All family came for a late lunch and had a great time.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE this place!
I found this hidden gem while on business near Petaluma and I loved it SO much, I dined here twice in a week. Great fresh menu with lots of gluten free options. Great wine list. Service is great. The space is tight, but it adds to the ambience. I just wish there was a location in NC!!!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wild about the Wild Goat
I found the Wild Goat while traveling through Petaluma & knew I wanted to return! Dined there before an evet in Santa Rosa. I had the Foglifter Pizza & my companion had the penne special - both delicious! The pepperoni has a nice little kick. Nice wine list - we chose Old Buzzard cab & Atascadero pinot gris - again, nice choices. Outdoor seating affords views of the riverfront. Indoor seating is cozy, but not encroaching - our 'neighbors' turned out to be quite nice & funny. Nice pacing on the service - not rushed & we weren't ignored. Great food, nice atmosphere. Good destination for a meal or just their cheese plate & a glass of wine.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go for lunch.
Great place to go for lunch. Butternut Squash Soup, Shrimp Limoncello Brushetta, Arugula Pear Salad, and Wild Mushroom Pizza with Truffle Oil...all good. We had great service in this quaint restaurant. Will definitely go back....
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wild Goat has been a favorite for a while. Good food and good service, nicely priced. Somewhat noisy and crowded so I like to go of an early dinner when I can.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tiny restaurant with attentive service and good food.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best cobb salad I have ever had. Very friendly and competent service; a nice cozy bistro type atmosphere.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Listen to the Wait Person
We had decided what to order, then the waitress told us the specials, and we immediately changed our minds! The pear persimmon salad with Meyer lemon dressing was delicious, as was the pork with chanterelles!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous spot in Peteluma!
Service was great and food was even better. Everything on the menu can be made gluten free...and still actually taste great. Had the nutty goat for an appetizer, which was wonderful. Calamari steak was perfect. Brick chicken was good, but not quite as amazing as the rest of the meal. Will most certainly return to this little gem.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was recently tested and Dr. advised to go GF for 3 months and we'd re-assess later. This was my first attempt at something bread-like that was GF. I was impressed. I had the pizza special of the day, which was goat cheese, carmelized onions and spinach. Very tasty and I dealt with the different crust with no issue. They had several GF options on the menu. Husband had a sandwich and soup that he really enjoyed. Service was not very good for how small the place is, but the food outweighed that for once. Would come back if we visit the area again.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM