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The Lazy Goat
The Lazy Goat

The Lazy Goat Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelazygoat.com
  • Phone: (864) 679-5299
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Monday - Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Chef de Cuisine Vicky Moore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Lazy Goat is part of the Table 301 restaurant group and offers off-site catering through Table 301 Catering and Events. Table 301 chefs work with each client to create the unique event they wish to offer their guests. With our "mobile kitchen", Table 301 can cater for two or 1,000. And the service doesn"t end with the food. Table 301 has an entire network of vendors, for everything from floral arrangements to flatware, chairs and tents. Table 301 is the best choice for wedding receptions, cocktail parties, luncheons, meetings, in home dinners and fundraising events.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Lazy Goat's private spaces are available for brunches, luncheons, meetings, dinners, seminars, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions & even weddings. The opportunities to host your event with us are endless. Let us know your vision & we’ll make them a reality.

    The private space encompasses the entire top level of the restaurant with an entrance that opens up into an inviting private lounge area. Our private space offers one large room, The Caprine Room, or divided into two smaller, separate spaces - the Falls Room & the Fountain Room.

    Our Caprine Room can accommodate up to 125 for a seated dinner and up to 175 for a cocktail/hors d'oeuvre style reception. The Falls Room can comfortably seat up to 85. The Fountain Room is our more private space & can easily accommodate up to 35 for a seated event.

    Our spaces are equipped with built-in projector, screen & audio to ensure hosting your event with us is as convenient as possible.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Henley (864) 679-5299
  • Entertainment:
  • Special Events & Promotions: Call The Lazy Goat today to see what's new! 864.679.5299

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camperdown St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and a City Parking Garage is located right beneath the restaurant.
A word from The Lazy Goat
The Lazy Goat is a Mediterranean-themed restaurant with a menu featuring global influences from Spain, Morocco, Italy, France, Greece, Africa and the Middle East and a relaxed atmosphere where taking the time to "linger and share" is encouraged.

The diverse menu was created to accommodate a variety of diner preferences with meat & cheese plates, small plates to “graze and nibble,” and main dishes.

Guests are invited to take their time while "trying a little bit of that and a little bit of that" or a "whole lot of whatever they like".
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I ate at the Lazy Goat for her birthday. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The staff was extremely pleasant! This was the perfect date."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The location is great with a great view over the river toward the Peace Center. The variety of food and serving options is excellent, with many different tastes available and flexibility in serving styles and portion sizes. I hope to return soon."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was my second visit. I fell in love with this restaurant on my first visit. We had outside seating the first trip so I requested that with the hostess on this trip but was disappointed to learn a large party had taken all of the patio seating. I do feel the hostess station could have been better managed. Several parties were arriving and there seemed to be lots of confusion and no one was seated very promptly. Our server was Tory and she did a phenomenal job. Food and wine was great as usual. Would prefer outdoor table...ambience is nicer outside atop the falling waterworks a nice breeze."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Delicious food, beautiful view and impeccable service. Could only wish for bigger portions!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The Lazy Goat is one of my wife's and my favorites downtown. Amazing views of the Reedy, outstanding food (you have to try the Paella), and just a wonderful overall atmosphere inside or out. Our service this time was not as good as it has been in the past, but that is only because our waiter had a big group just winding down as we were sitting down. So we had to wait for him to take care of 12 checks between our sitting down and when we finally ordered. Even with that said, I would still recommend giving the Lazy Goat a try if you've never been, or an encouragement to go if you haven't been in awhile. It's always delicious and fun."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Everything I have had here was amazing! The service was a bit slow, but it is beautiful so my husband and I didn't mind."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food is always good and there are usually fun drink specials (like Blood Orange Sangria)! But, the best thing on the menu is the fried goat cheese balls!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The atmosphere, with the large windows, was very nice, and the food was good. However, we all felt that the portions were just a little too small for the price. Service was good and the dining room was very quiet at lunch on a Saturday."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My girl friend and I went to the Lazy Goat last Friday night. We had a 7:30 PM reservation, and we arrived about 7:10. We were seated as soon as we arrived. Our server Juan R was excellent and very attentive to serving us. We ordered wine, a baby house salad each, and a flak steak dish to share. The portions were a good size, and the taste of the dishes was outstanding. We had a great time, a super meal, and we will be back. Also, the parking garage at River Place is so convenient."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was our fourth visit to the Lazy Goat in two years. After finding the food, service and overall experience exceptional the first time it has deteriorated quickly. Firstly, we were greeted by three unenthusiastic young women who were all busy texting when we entered. After they were through one of them showed us to our table. Our server, Katelyn, couldn't have been less enthusiastic. She was hard to hear and didn't know the menu. One of our guests, a pescetarian, requested a shrimp dish be prepared without chorizo and Katelyn promised it would be. Upon it's arrival, it was loaded with sausage. My pasta dish had a large piece of melted plastic in it, and our other guests couldn't bite through their bread. An overall unpleasant experience"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always a great spot to go, especially when introducing new folks to the charm of Greenville. Consistently good food and service, and the patio is splendid on a warm South Carolina evening!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Relaxing, fun meal - what a great view for people-watching on the Swamp Rabbit!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Had a great lunch here! The location is great, wonderful food and an awesome staff from the Hostess to our Waiter. I will retrun."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit to Lazy Goat after being very impressed with it the first time. It did not disappoint at all this time either! We brought some friends from out of town and they could not get over how good the food was either. It is perfectly seasoned, arrived to the table steaming hot, and was just excellent. The waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely be coming back soon!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our group of 3 was the smallest group we've ever done at Lazy Goat, as this is one of our favorite places for a large group to share many items off the menu over a couple (few!) bottles of wine. Our experience was as wonderful as always. Our server was great, there when we needed him without hovering. Every dish was excellent! Shared a meat and cheese plate with olives and almonds, fried goat cheese (always a favorite!), the roasted mussels & chorizo (super yum!), Moroccan Lamb, grilled calamari (hubby's favorite of the night), crudo of yellowfin tuna (my favorite of the night), and the Kobe flank steak. We finished the night off with a large French press and shared a slice of the lemon goat cheese cheesecake. Awesome!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Pretty good, service was good. Flank steak was tough and undercooked. Next time stay with fish. The cheese ans shrimp were delicious. Reasonable prices great location. Need more choices of appetizers and entrees."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Really surprised at the quality of atmosphere and food. Top notch!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had tapas including calamari, olives and lamb stew all very tasty at reasonable prices and good service. We preferred upstairs as less crowded and nice bar area. Large glass windows with beautiful view overlooking the river,falls and peace center. We have a condo across the river and will certainly return."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We have been to The Lazy Goat several times now and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is amazing, the staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and fast, and the location is fun to get to if you love downtown Greenville. We have recommended it to friends a lot know, and will keep doing so, and will without a doubt be back again!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The Lazy Goat is a nice local restaurant. Unfortunately, they do not keep their menu up to date online - at least on the link provided on the Open Table menu tab. There were several items I wanted to try. When we arrived, were seated and handed our menu, it did not have any of the items I was looking forward to trying. In fact it was quite scaled back to a much smaller dinner menu then what they show on Open Table. I was quite disappointed. It isn't hard to update a menu online."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I am a huge fan of The Lazy Goat and have enjoyed experiencing subtle changes and exciting additions to an amazing menu with the now former Executive Chef, Victoria Moore. With Executive Chef Michael Kramer at the helm, the food is still delicious with complex flavors, but the menu lacks the former variety and refinement that I came to enjoy. The "Share or Not to Share" portions - particularly the Kobe Flank Steak - are a bit larger, making me feel less inclined to be adventurous and order additional nibbles throughout the meal. The toughest part for me - no more Porchetta. I encourage Chef Kramer to stretch his culinary wings, but to be mindful that frequent diners, much like the goat, can be stubborn when it comes to too much change."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "How is it possible to have a ordered a medium rare steak but to get it cooked well done except for a very cold, very raw center? After sending it back to the kitchen it was obviously microwaved to "fix" it which then just made it chewy. Terrible in every possible way - this was our second and last time trying this place. It's too bad because it is a very nice space but they just don't deliver."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Belated review of a terrific find in Greenville NC. Nice room, great al fresco patio. Courteous, efficient, knowledgeable server. All-star menu of Beirut comes to South Carolina, marvelous nibbles, apps, entrees, and specials, and a wine list priced to sell rather than to gouge. Our table had the Bronzino, two Lazy Paellas, and the Kobe - all fabulous. Washed down with reasonably priced Albarino and Barbera d'Asti. Wished we had longer stay; would have hit this place 2-3 more times, lunch and dinner. When in Greenville, don't miss. (And make sure you see the County Art Museum and the American Impressionists!)"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We ordered a pitcher of Sangria and had noted on the web site and told by our waitress it was a happy hour special. When we received our bill the Sangria was charged at regular price. We questioned our waitress and she graciously went to check with the bartender. The bartender told her that this was changed a couple of weeks ago and no longer was a part of happy hour. I felt as though we were mislead by both the website and staff. Several days later, the web site has still not been updated and states that pitchers of Sangria are $5 off during happy hour."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "First time at the Lazy Goat and I was very impressed! The food, atmosphere, cocktails...everything was wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our reservation was honored with only a few minutes wait. There is not a bad table in the dining room, all have a wonderful view of the river and wooded trail. Our waitress greeted us warmly and explained the menu as this was our first visit. She was overly pushy to get us to commit to beverage and meal choices. The timing of each course was perfect. Our server checked with us often during the meal. Our food was excellent and exceeded our expectations. The meat/cheese tray took me back to Rome and the Very Lazy Paella was the best. Toward the end of our meal our server kept refilling my wine glass, giving me the impression that I needed to hurry up. I noticed that most tables lingered over their meal which created a dining experience"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had lunch outside on a Saturday. The atmosphere and view are outstanding. My wife ordered the steak and I ordered the seafood special of the day. Both dishes were good, but not outstanding. For the price we expected larger portions. We were both actually still hungry when we left. The service was great, we just wish the serving portions would have been a little larger."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Dining on the river, close to the downtown energy yet with a view of the river. Food always delicious, mediteranean inspiration, lamb burger excellent"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has a great location, full of windows, allowing views of the passersby while enjoying wine from the restaurant's great selection. I enjoyed the burrata -- if you haven't had it, try it! You'll never want to eat 'normal' mozzarella again. I also ordered the appetizer special, which was disappointing. The overall ambience made it for it, though. This was the exception, not the rule."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a fabulous experience here, so nice to see a Mediterrean restaurant that doesn't have all the generic dishes on it. Our 6 year daughter loved the lamb app."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed the Lazy Goat for a light dinner, recommend sharing to enjoy more dishes."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere and amazing food! What's better is that I don't feel rushed to order and leave. I love this place! It's always great coming back!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A consistently great place to eat for all occasions..date night, pre-theatre dinner, or just a stroll by the river....stop here for great food and service! Occasional new menu items make it tempting to come back to see what's next. The graze and nibble menu is always a winner. The service is always professional and personable!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had great expectations, however the evening was time wasted. The service and management did try to apologize and rectify,however the Lazy Goat seems to be a forgotten child as it is now part a restaurant group. Original Chef and food passion missing."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • " I love the Lazy Goat. Good food, ambiance, and just a fun place. My only "problem" if you will, is it is always loud. It is difficult to have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had some quiet drinks at the bar. Met our friends for the meal. Gave us a table by the window as requested. Aaron was a great waiter. Roasted Brussel Sprouts were outstanding. Mussells were delicious and the Extra lazy Paella was great for sharing. Very scenic views. My wife and I have been twice (since we are not from Greenville and get there only occasionally for plays at the Peace Center) and both times were wonderful. We highly recommend the Lazy Goat."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a large sampling of your small plates and all were excellent. My husband doesn't like brussel sprouts...but he liked yours! The cheeses and olives were yummy. Will come back during next visit to Greenville."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I recently discovered this gem while traveling. It came to my attention from a write up in Esquire Magazine, and the experience did not disappoint. While the service was a little too slow for my tastes, the food was top notch. My friend and I split a field green salad, Brussels sprouts (minus the pork), and polenta cakes. Everything was fresh and tasty. I would order the polenta cakes again in a heartbeat--they were light and comforting, all at the same time. Beyond the food, the space is modern with organic industrial touches; the view of the river walk is very pleasant and people are definitely there to enjoy good food and company."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Another great experience at the Goat. Very interesting menu, including the "build your own hors d'ouvres plate", picking different meats, cheeses, breads, etc. One in our party raved about the salmon. Kobe flank steak was just OK."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Me and some friends went to the lazy goat to celebrate my birthday. We picked it because of the view but told ourselves we'd come back because of the food! I got the risotto and it was just beautiful! I will go back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014