The Goat's Beard

The Goat's Beard

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegoatsbeardphilly.com/
  • Phone: 2673232495
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Connelly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We feature a private 12 seat dining area, perfect for a business meeting or dinner and small intimate group dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Sean Coyle 2673232495

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pensdale
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking and a public parking lot less than 100 yards from our store front.
A word from The Goat's Beard
Welcome to The Goat's Beard! Manayunk's newest restaurant and bar.
For the past several months, I've been asking myself, in less than 5 words, "who are we?". I've come up with an an answer: comfortably bold, sustainable American smaller plates/domestic whiskey bar. Well maybe that's not exactly 5 words but at least you're starting to get a picture in your head.
Community is an integral part in everything we do and it's how we think. Local is the fabric of our concept. Sustainability is a very popular term in these times, but we feel it should remain relevant now and forever. With that thought process we chose a native plant to PA as our namesake.
Featuring an all-out extensive domestic whiskey/bourbon menu rivaling any in the state as well as offer a ton of craft beers that have a "within 50 mile" rule. Add that to Chef Daniel Connelly's menu and you'll see his awesomeness plated to your delight and a restaurant that not only does a lil' good, but does it very well
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The Goat's Beard reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (15)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (10)romantic (7)special occasion (5)good for groups (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and drinks were fantastic and our waitress, Clarissa, was very attentive and on top of things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and nice spirits list
    PeteE
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food good and original with some fine tuning needed eg soggy chicken wing skin and duck skin. Very nice Bourbon selection with option of 1 oz pours to sample. Energetic downstairs and bar, nice decor and calm upstairs. Defenitely going back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great cocktails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I came here for an early dinner with my parents while apartment hunting in Manayunk. We read reviews online and thought this place looked like a safe bet. All three of us ordered the fish tacos with NJ fluke - the fish was most, flavorful, and huge! The fish portion edged on unwieldy, but it was stellar, so no one was complaining. The two tacos provided are an ample portion, unlike some places. There's an eclectic beer selection, and their signature cocktails (while expensive) offer something for every taste. My mom and I had the summer thyme sangria (pinot grigio, thyme, ginger beer, some other things I can't remember); it was good without being too sweet. Prompt and friendly service, and worth a stop in Manayunk!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this new place in Manayunk!
    MrsEnchumbaoVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I finally tried this place and it's great! Outdoor seating is very cozy, even though it's on main street. Little details like lights on the trees nearby at night really set the mood. So far, we've been twice and tried the fish tacos, Mediterranean plate and the herb fries, plus the white goose beer, all of which are really yummy. They make everything in-house, even ketchup and other sauces. It's one of our favorite go to night spots for appetizers, dinner and drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I wanted to make my girlfriend's birthday a memorable one so I chose a restaurant for her dinner that she has been dying to try. We made a reservation for 6 and everything was perfect. The food was great and the service was awesome. We even had a vegan at the table and the server/kitchen made adjustments to a menu item to meet her needs. I also called earlier in the day to arrange for a birthday dessert with a candle and the manager and server (Tom) couldn't have been more accommodating. I will certainly return and will recommend others to try as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner w friends
    Manayunk
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Stopped here for dinner with friends. Delicious mussels
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty classy, for Manayunk
    PhillyyuppieVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Classy little spot with a center city vibe. Solid draft list. Menu is limited, but food is good. A step above your typical manayunk watering hole.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Kyle777
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food and service was great at the goats beard. Not an over abundance of selection on menu, but i'd rather go to a restaurant with a selection of food that they know how to make well than a restaurant with a large selection that they don't have any idea how to make.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the buttermilk fried wings!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Small menu but good food -- buttermilk fried wings and the steak mac & cheese were outstanding. Friendly attentive service. We were seated at about 6:45pm in the bar area right by the door and it was noisy, but it seemed to get a bit better after happy hour was over. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere, Food Hit or Miss
    Jamie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I loved the atmosphere and the drinks. The service was excellent. My friend ordered the mussels and really enjoyed them. I ordered the bacon cheeseburger and cheese fries. The burger itself was good but the sauce was strange and I didn't like the texture or the flavor of the bun. The cheese fries were really disappointing. The fries were ok but I didn't like the cheese they used and there were way too many scallions. Overall it wasn't bad and I would be willing to give it another try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem in Manayunk
    Irishlass
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We were thoroughly impressed with our first-time visit. The menu options were unique and fun. We had the appetizer sampler that was full of delicious options: Portobello mushroom marinated, cheese, asparagus, minced olives, hummus. We loved it all. We all had entrees that we thoroughly enjoyed and were very well plated. We love beers and the craft beer selection was great. Important to us were their gluten-free options and they were highlighted on their main menu. Our server was pleasant and right there just when we needed him. The prices were reasonable. We had a wonderful meal, topped off with a fried brownie dessert and a pound cake dish. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. We highly recommend this hidden gem in Manayunk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gastro Pub?
    AmericanDad
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good food, good drink and a creative kitchen...is this the new recipe for a gastro pub? The more daring food items, like fish tacos!, came off a little flat. The burgers, however, were spot on. But this is a drinking hole first and the whiskey list is very impressive. It is very nice to have multiple flight tastings available and a somewhat knowledgeable waitstaff prepared to lead but with so many brown liquids available it would have been helpful to have more guidance. Oh, and a lighter hand on the salt in the kitchen would be nice, too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely night out with light fare
    dmphilly
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The Goat's Beard had a hopping bar scene when we arrived (7 pm on a Thursday), and we agreed to be seated upstairs where the noise level was much less and the focus was clearly on the food. Great small plates -- from a tasty mezze plate with hummus, tapenade, etc., to an extraordinary curry inspired cauliflower salad, to crispy delicious fluke tacos -- perfect for sharing. Drinks were only $5 (some special). We broke down and ordered a side of macaroni and cheese and were really glad we did -- made with gnocchi and asiago as well as parmesan and cheddar, all with a crunchy top of roasted panko crumbs. The waiter was perfectly solicitous without being overly intrusive. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eileen DiTore
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a great time. We have two kids & don't get out alone much. I received a $15 gift card in the mail thru a birthday pak & we wanted to check it out. We loved everything!!! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the The Goat's Beard reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I love the vibe, but the server was uninformed about specials and unfriendly. Other wait staff and bartenders were great though and very helpful. I love this place, but I wish they would be more particular about their servers, otherwise I'd rate this place a 9/10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer Pairing Dinner
    dday519
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We came in with friends to get the 3-course Yards beer pairing dinner. The food was great, much better than the quality I've had at other such dinners. I really enjoyed the convenience of having 3 nights to choose from, but missed having a brewery rep there to tell us about the pairing and beers. My boyfriend and I have been to the goat's beard for dinner before and were not disappointed. This was our friends first time to eat there and they were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience!
    Micka
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My bf and I have been there twice. In both occasions, we have had good food and very good service. The goat nuggets are very good, try them!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group of 8
    Plsd
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Although we couldn't make a reservation for 8 through Open Table - had to call to confirm that many, once the reservation was made everything went very well. The space upstairs was great for our party, the service was attentive, food great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Wonderful
    YakDriver
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My wife and ate here while visiting my son. If the firsh Taco is on the menu have it! The best I have had anywhere. And the fried brownie for desert is a must have.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a great surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I walked by the goats beard since their opening, but had never gone in. For this year's rest week,we decided to try it! What a great surprise! Food was excellent! Service was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was enjoyable!can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My First time with The Goat's Beard
    Manny
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Upon arriving, I deeply enjoyed the atmosphere of this location. My dish surprised me with a perfect does, yet dry, poached egg. Something I had not expected and found it to be a well suited finish to the dish. The salmon itself was a great blend of a charred top with a moist inside, which is difficult in many circles, even as some seafood restaurants. As for the mac and cheese, which I had the good fortune of trying a bite, immediately I was delighted to find that it was gnocchi that was the base of the pasta. Not to mention that the thinly cut steak sitting on top was a great addition as opposed to the meat being mixed into the dish and becoming overcooked. Overall, the experience was a great one and I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We went for restaurant week because we had seen the place and wanted to try it out! Overall the food was good and the drinks were great- I had a thyme infused sangria that was excellent. My only complaint was that we were seated next to a large group of extremely loud guests and because there was overhead music on they felt the need to be very loud. Also the service was very slow and things were forgotten a few times. They did have a guy singing with his guitar a little after we got there that was loud but he was so good and the songs he sang were so great that we didn't mind! I did the preset menu and was very happy- the desert was the best. My boyfriend ordered from the original menu and was pleased with his dishes as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and fun
    TarzansgirlVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went here with pals visiting from Britian and enjoyed ourselves greatly: Good wine, beer and drinks list and the breakfast burger was to die for. My companions loved their Old Bay fries and contentedly ate everything placed in front of them. This is a welcome addition to the Manayunk dining scene and I'll definitely be back. P.S. VERY NICE staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was my second time there,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This was my second time there, first time sitting for dinner. If you are at one of the mezzanine tables they are a little tight but hardly a deal breaker. The service was quality. Phil, if I remember correctly was friendly, attentive but not intrusive and knew his product which is essential for good service. We shared the mezzo plate; nice variety between grilled veg, spreads and warm pita. The rivithia was a little pasty, not quite as smooth and creamy as I'm used to but the tzatziki and tapenade were executes well. The roasted chicken over risotto was a nice dish; well seasoned and balanced flavors. I had the eggplant sandwich which was good but needed a tad more seasoning. Overall, I'll definitely be back. Nice spot and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our experience was fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Our experience was fabulous - our server (Samantha) was great and very knowledgeable about the menu - she helped us make great choices - and she was really friendly - thanks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted to try someplace new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Wanted to try someplace new and was very impressed with this restaurant. My husband and I were seated in the bar while March Madness was on the TV. The bar was noisy and crowded but it did not interfere with our dining. The server was pleasant and knowledgeable. Everything we ordered was delicious! The chicken wings are a must if you go there so is the vegetable lasagna! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive Pub fare
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Competent takes on above average offerings. Great whiskey offerings, though the pours could be more generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I very much enjoyed eating at the Goats Beard. The menu was short, which makes deciding on a dish much easier. All of the options sounded delicious and there was enough variety for everyone to be satisfied. All four of us got a different dish and all loved our choices. The drinks were also great with some great beer, wine and mixed drink choices. I had two different Goats Beard cocktails that were both phenomenal; the Goats Beard cocktail (like an old fashioned with mint and lemon instead of orange) and the Green cocktail (spicy with jalepeños in it). I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast burger anytime
    WynneTrav
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The breakfast burger (burger, hash browns, bacon and egg) was delicious. Very good choice of craft beers on tap.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funday Sunday
    ReidVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We tried this place enticed by a $15 birthday gift card. There was a solo guitar player and a mostly empty restaurant on a Sunday evening around 6:30. I wanted to go upstairs but my wife said we should listen. Anyway, he turned out to be lots of fun. In addition, while not gourmet, the food was very good AND Sunday the wine is $20/bottle for white and $25 for red. We had a lovely Josh Pinot Noir, normally $41, and by bottle's end, we were singing right along! We plan to try it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atmosphere, menu
    YumFoodVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great ambiance and beautiful restaurant however limited by a rather small menu. I don't know if it's due to the concept and being stuck in the middle of winter but I feel like the menu gets shorter every time we come in.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returning diners
    foodie14
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We enjoyed our meal and the waitstaff was lovely. Unfortunately, we had a very long wait for our food. The waiter felt bad and kept reassuring us the food was coming. We had eaten at GB before, so we know that this long of a wait is out of the ordinary. When the food came out it was delicious, but a 45 minute wait helped us work up even more of an appetite for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid!
    FoodMonsterVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    They were very busy so things were a little bit slow! With that being said, the staff handled it very well. We had the opportunity to meet the owner (Sean) who is a great guy. We ordered a number of small plates (goat nuggets, chicken wings, mussels, chips and the beer/cheese soup) and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. The mussels come on a bed of home made french fries which were awesome having absorbed the mussel broth. The wings are large and crispy, tossed in a sweeter sauce and topped with caramelized onions. When I return it will be difficult not to order all of the same things.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Food + Great Drink Selection
    jav206
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Stopped into the Goat's Beard for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. The decor is great and takes you back to an old rustic farm feel with a touch of warm lighting. The whiskey selection is huge! I ordered the mussels and was blown away by the taste of the sauce and pile of fries underneath to suck up all the juice goodness. My husband order the cheeseburger and said it was tasty. The fries are a definite must. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    LisaBailey
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our first visit to The Goat's Beard and I would definitely go back. It was so nice that they had $5 valet which made it easy to get to compared with other restaurants in Manayunk. The food was really good. I can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dark liquor paradise
    TkapVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Great selection of whiskey and rye. The food is very bar friendly as is the staff .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French fry heaven
    Fiestacon5
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Ok so I love fries!! The frites here were outrageous and the chef was not afraid to pile them on! I had a salmon dish that was spectacular with a poached egg on top! Who doesn't love an egg on top of your meal?!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative, amazing menu
    DavidB
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Goats Beard just gets it. The menu is creative and executed to perfection. Go with a group and try everything. Their beer offerings are exceptional. If you're a whiskey person, this is the place for you. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and great food. Awesome!!!
    Hard2please
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This was out second time at the Goats beard. And even better that i remembered. The hostess was so welcoming. I was pleased to hear that they have their own lot with a $5 valet service. The whisky bible is extensive and the mixed cocktails hit the spot. Although the menu is not large we were able to enjoy deviled eggs with bacon and chives, mussels in an amazing tomato sauce on top of french fries, salmon, and tiki masala. All was delicious and served by a absolutely charming wait staff. Live music began at 9:30 which was also really great. Can not wait to go back. A true Gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO GOOD!
    BAGK
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    food was great, beer selection was great, service was great. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.