Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.
Never been before, loved it! will come back for sure next time I visit Chicago
We decided to go there to celebrate my birthday. We had 10 people at a table for 8, which the restaurant had warned us may be uncomfortable. We were fine!
The food was absolutely delicious! As one of my guests exclaimed, “...a taste extravaganza!” My only complaint is the lack of ability to substitute ingredients, although we were able to ask that items be omitted for a vegetarian, food aversion, or allergy. At least the staff inquired about these things. It was the first time for all of us, and I’m sure we’ll be back!
Great food! This place is always busy though. We were there on a Monday night and got sat 20 minutes late for our reservation despite getting to the restaurant 45 minutes before our reservation. They did give us each one dumpling to make up for it. It was a nice gesture but I think they could have sprung for a full order of free dumplings...
I wish I remembered our servers name because she was awesome!! The dishes she picked for us were fantastic. The progressive menu she put together was done just right. Thank you for such a great experience!
We had a great experience. It was our first time at Duck, duck goat and we will definitely be back. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding, and the ambiance fits the experience very well. Our servers name was Kate and she acknowledged our special occasion, and as it came time to understand the menu, she made great recommendations. We went with her recommendations and we were not disappointed at all. Can't wait to go back.
Everything we ordered was delicious. They even brought my girlfriend (what tasted like) lemon sorbet after our meal for her birthday. Class establishment.
We have been there many times for dinner. This is our first time there for brunch. We still love it in general. We just wish that our waiter could be more honest in informing us about the food portion for dim sum. He kept pushing us to order more. We passed some of his suggestions and we still ended up ordering way too much.
food was great, service was good if a little slow, i'd recommend the short rib pot stickers and the goat slap noodles...i may actually like this place more than girl and the goat and that's saying a lot.
Pretty good! Can’t wait to try the chef’s other restaurant!
So delicious and fun! Great service as well. Can't wait to go back.
Such a fun dinner vibe!
It was a fun, great place for a birthday dinner. Waiter made good suggestions, was attentive, etc. Only draw back was when the waiter became overbearing on who should pay for the dinner. While one of us was in the restroom, he pressured the other to pay for the entire meal!!.. None of his business and how dare he. Was very strange.
So glad that the almond tofu is back on the menu!!!
The food is always good and interesting. I love the atmosphere. My husband will not go back though as the bus person was so aggressive about removing dishes. One time he tried to remove a dish with food still in it and another time my husband was actually spooning something onto his plate, the busboy said can I take that!!! Really obnoxious. They should not clear plates until all diners are finished.
We understand it is Friday and you want to clear the table but we were not there that long, we had an early reservation and we were on time.
Our waitress Sarah was lovey and very attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes. My first experience was excellent and I will be back! Thank you to your team!
After hearing and reading so much about Stephanie Izard's restaurants, we were pretty disappointed by Duck Duck Goat. Prior to our arrival, the restaurant confirmed our reservation via text and asked if we had special dietary concerns. I indicated that I needed to be dairy-free. Unfortunately, this information was not communicated to our waiter, and dairy-free seemed to be an inconvenient challenge for him. He tried to convince me that if I was lactose intolerant, small amounts of butter should not be a problem. (There is nothing like having a stranger tell you how your body will react to something, especially when you are heading to see Hamilton and would like to avoid having to run to the restroom every few minutes.)
He then explained how we should order-one small plate, two main course items, and one side - and then told us that food would arrive as it was prepared, not necessarily small plate first. It took several attempts to find dairy-free options - our waiter didn't know what had dairy and what didn't and his "I don't think it does," or "It probably doesn't" were not exactly confidence building. We ended up ordering vegetable spring rolls, a fried chicken dish (we were told it had two sauces and one was dairy-free), grilled beef and broccoli, and white rice.
The fried chicken arrived first. As the server put it on the table, he said, "Both sauces have dairy in them." I was able to eat the chicken, but it was obvious that it was lacking without the sauces. The spring rolls arrived second and were standard fare spring rolls. The grilled beef and broccoli followed and was our favorite, although it got a little cold as we waited for the rice to arrive so we could enjoy them together. The rice never came.
As for ambiance-the seating in the restaurant was awkward. My husband was continually bumped by wait staff as they tried to reach the corner table just past him. On a positive note, the hostess who greeted us when we arrived was very welcoming and pleasant!
The service, food, drinks... everything was outstanding. We absolutely cannot wait to go back. We spent more than what I was originally estimating, but we also ordered more cocktails than expected lol. Because the cocktails are great!! We did mostly the shared plates and then added on the duck fried rice. Left full and very happy!
Mother's Day limited dim sum menu. Very good. Carb heavy tho which I expected but we didn't have any not carb options so we left happy but heavy(ier) ha! Tasty dishes, wonderful accompaniments, delicious drinks.
I have gone to Duck Duck Goat twice and have always had very good service. The server is very knowledgeable about the menu and gives good recommendations. Food is so full of flavor and color. I love it. The rest itself is so beautiful with all the Asian art work. Happy to say it's kid friendly and night life is lots of fun. Cocktail I had, Open Sesame, was amazing that I had two. I would def go again and again... =)
solid all around. I just think the server could have been a bit more expedient.
Great food and service! It was more like a day care center than a restaurant - I’m sure because it was Mother’s Day. A lot of screaming children made the day interesting. I realize (before I get flamed) that kids are kids and deserve to take mom out on her day. Just have some control. I never allowed my kids to run around in a restaurant. Don’t ignore your screaming kid and act like it isn’t bothering other guests. Be the parent.
The food was amazing ! Shrimp toast best I have had. After each entree I was like wow this is just as good as the last one !!!
We went for my husband’s birthday and they were auper accomodating. Everyone from the host staff to our server just made the evening phenomenal.
Great food, best service we’ve had there (was previously good but not great)
Excellent food, goat biangbiang noodles we're a standout with huge flavor and the lightest pulled noodles I've had.
Early dinner before CST enjoyed the variety of selections. We shared the dishes almost tapas style.
We love this place. Will go every time we are in Chicago!
Very good food
Great food, nice atmosphere but very busy noisy and too long waiting time
I can't wait to go back! This is a place you'll want to try every last thing on the menu because not a detail is missed in their amazing creative dishes even down to the delicious complimentary almond cookie you get at the end. The entire staff does everything to make sure you have a great experience and is a fine example of professional yet personal customer experience.
Great experience, amazing food! Lovely service!
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Duck Duck Goat. The atmosphere was engaging, the wait staff was friendly, charming and efficient, and the food was amazing --we can't stop talking about the food. We were there to celebrate our recent college grad and now everyone wants their birthday dinner at DDG. Thanks for taking care of us!
Went for dim sum brunch. Great to share and try everything.
I haven’t been this excited about food since eating at Oriole. While it’s on a completely different level/different type if cusine, I left feeling like I had tasted things I’d never had before. Absolutely must get the duck hearts and don’t leave without trying the coconut cloud dessert!!
Food, service, and ambience is perfection. Have been multiple times and will keep going back!
Food was awesome. Service was wonderful!
The food was great. The plates are meant to be shared so you get to try a lot of different things which I love!
The shrimp and peanut dumplings were amazing!
Decor's pretty Orientalist. As an Asian American familiar with Asian culture, I found the food/dim sum pretty underwhelming and deeply overpriced. I would rather have gone to Chinatown or Bridgeport, or a different brunch place altogether. This is definitely targeted towards people who are not familiar with and can't appreciate Asian food.