Duck Duck Goat
What Insiders Are Saying
Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.
I had a bunch of family in town and took them here- it was a definite crowd pleaser. I could have eaten 100 shrimp and peanut dumplings; they had a perfect thin skin and were crispy on the bottom.We also loved the hot and sour soup, and the beef slap noodle. The mango cloud is a perfect, light, sweet way to finish a delicious meal. The bill for 6 of us was just under $200 for food, but we spent about $80 on cocktails. They were all delicious, but that's definitely where they get you! Enjoyed this place a lot- would come back.
Arrived 10 minutes before our anniversary reservation to an empty restaurant. Checked in with hostess, informed them we had one member that would be arriving 10 minutes late, and was directed to wait at the completely full bar in the middle of the dining room. After standing awkwardly out in the dining room for 15 minutes, surrounded by a sea of empty tables, I went back to the hostess stand to inquire if there was an issue with our table. I was told, quite peevishly, that 'they only sit full parties, and if we wanted to sit we would need to order food IMMEDIATELY or be asked to leave'. Fine, whatever, let your tables sit empty and leave us without drinks. We'll just stand uncomfortably in everyone's way instead. So much better. Our third arrives a couple minutes later and we are seated. Dozens of empty tables throughout the dining room, two calls confirming our reservation and our anniversary and they seat us in a room with a crying infant and where the wait staff has to constantly squeeze behind one of us to the register behind him. We sat 15 minutes before our drink and food order was taken. Drinks and food:
Only memorable cocktail was the Peninsula Sling because it was covered with so many garnishes you couldn't drink it.
Xiao Long Bao - Good but no different than any other Dim Sum location, other than costing twice as much. Added goat not noticeable.
Wood-Fired Duck Hearts - Tough, bland
Beef Wonton Soup - Soup was very good, wontons were basically empty and tasteless.
Pork Fried Rice - Basic fried rice at an inflated price
Mapo Doufu - Texture was good, no flavor whatsoever which is a running theme here, but very disappointing for this dish as intense flavor is its usual calling card. Also, the waitress said the dish had to be served with white rice, which was an upcharge. Don't make a dish that can't stand on its own without paying for an extra side.
Hongshao Rou- Braised pork belly. Can't mess that up and they didn't.
The tables are very congested and it is difficult to have a private conversation. Also there is a lack of entrees available for lunch time which was very disappointing.
Great atmosphere, delicious drinks, & sharable. On the other hand your close to your neighboring table, service was a bit slow but knowledgeable and nice.
This was a moderate experience. I’ve been to DDG before and that wat great. This event, something went wrong here, at least with my party of 4.
Waited an 1 hour for a table, outside in the sewer air, asked to go in, No snack or nibble was possible.
After 2 hours we got the first dish; tripe & pig ears salad, Okay that is a matter of taste...
Rest of the food was lovely, however, very very salty.
I think Murphy’s Law here, the bill went wrong by a miscalculation. And yesterday 2 of my friends found out the money was 2 times, the other 3 times deducted!
I love events, please make sure you are prepared well next time!!
😘yum, so good. We had such a good time. Thanks, Duck, Duck, Goat.
The server was amazing! The food was great too. Always a great experience with the Goat group! ❤️
Second time dining here and enjoyed it just as much if not more! The gluten free options are limited compared to the full offering, but they are still creative and tasty and I didn't feel at all like I was missing out. Plus some really interesting cocktails.
Best Asian food i have ever had, hands down. The fried rice was not like anything else I've tried, and it was truly amazing. Service and food were both amazing.
Delicious food. Everything we ordered was amazing. Kids ordered the fried rice and it was so good so we had to order one dish to go for them for later. One of my favourite restaurants.
Best decision I've ever made! Everything tasted amazing! Left with a food belly and will be returning!
Outstanding food and drink. Great atmosphere and phenomenal service! Perfect spot for a special occasion!
My absolute fav in chicago, have been there at least 10 times since moving here in June.
This was my second time here and I’ll go again. It is a terrific restaurant. But our server was a dud. Cranky, rushed, robotic. Too bad. It made a difference in the overall experience.
Food and service was just phenomenal! We brought our son who insists it’s the best restaurant he’s ever eaten.
I dined at the bar and the bar tender was fabulous. The music was upbeat and the restaurant itself is incredibly trendy. The short rib bone-marrow potstickers did not disappoint! The scallion pancakes were also great! I often recommended DDG to clients looking to dine in Chicago, and now I am able to speak to the experience. It was great.
Had an amazing experience; Duck Duck Goat never fails to disappoint. The server gave great recommendations on amount of apps vs. main dishes, including balance of noodles vs. meat-based. The Beef Slap Noodles were a fav as always, and the Wood-Fired Duck Hearts were mouth-watering.
Everything was delicious! Way more food than we expected. We went for our anniversary and they even brought us champagne and ice cream at the end. We will definitely be back!
Delicious food in an eclectic interior. Great vibe, friendly knowledgable staff. Highly recommend. Will be back.
Outstanding Food, Outstanding Service! We have a small group so we were able to try a nice variety of dishes. Best Chinese style food I’ve ever had in the US with the unique twists I’ve come to expect from Stephanie Izard. I’ll be back soon.
This is another knock-out from Stephanie Izzard. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as Duck Duck Goat, but that is not to say that it is not pretty stellar on its own. Every dish we had was quite enjoyable with the exception of a tofu/pork dish that used soft tofu and was something of a gelatinous mess. The sweet/sour chicken and chicken wings were truly exceptional. They recommended ordering 2-3 dishes per person but we wound up ordering about 1.5 dishes per person and were still quite full. I would go easy unless you can really pack the food away.
2 year anniversary
Food was amazing and service was even better! I was told to go by a buddy while we were visiting and it was FANTASTIC! If you are in Chicago and don’t go - YOUR CRAZY!!!
Everything at Duck Duck Goat was superb, from the service to the presentation and flavor of the dishes. We tried about seven dishes off the Dim Sum Sunday brunch menu and each exceeded our expectations. We especially loved the Taiwanese Fried Chicken, the Pig Face Buns, the Char Siu Bao and the Xi'an Crispy Potatoes.
Everything was fantastic. The vegetables dishes were even better than the ribs! Amazing.
Loved it. Asian tapas is the best way to put it. Very tasteful and delicious. Portions could be a bit bigger but we enjoyed nonetheless
Un lugar sorprendente, de la mejor comida china que he probado
Appertizer was great but my main dish was not brought to the table till 20 minutes after wife's dish. It was a chef recommendation , came so late I only had 5 minutes to eat before we had to leave
Loved the decor and we were seated right away. Not many options for children however my oldest daughter had the ribs and they were amazing! My youngest daughter refused to even taste anything so we took her for a burger afterwards. We also tried the whole branzino, steamed BBQ buns, goat noodles, and seafood fried rice. My two favorite dishes were the ribs and goat noodles. My only real complaint is that for $12 a glass, the wine should at least be a full 5 oz and mine was more like 3 oz.
Best birthday dinner I'd ever had hands down! From staff to food everything was such a memorizing experience!
All the food was very good and the Peking Duck was the piece de resistance.
Excellent take on Chinese food with interesting combinations.
The decor, food and service are all excellent. Only down side was that it was very warm in the restaurant.
Most creative Chinese dinner we've had in a long time and great service.
The food was great and the service was outstanding. The place is pretty too, save room for dessert!!
Unique dishes to share. Rich flavors cooked to perfection. Can’t wait to return. Nice service to boot!
Took my boss. We're both female. I'd been here before. She didn't like it. She wanted to know why everything was so sweet. She particularly hated the two things she picked-the egg foo young and the duck pot stickers. I paid cause I was mortified and I picked it.
Love this place brought my family for my birthday for the second year in a row. Soup dumplings are unreal.