Duck Duck Goat

4.8
2477 reviews
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Chef Stephanie Izard brings her version of reasonably authentic Chinese food to Chicago's West Loop. Duck Duck Goat is Chef Izard’s first Chinese-American restaurant and third venture with Boka Restaurant Group and features hand-pulled noodles, house-made dumplings, wontons, spring rolls and more, ensuring no diner leaves hungry—or without takeout for tomorrow.
Join us for our dim sum brunch every weekend starting at 11am! Now featuring a rotating family style tasting menu!
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8.2

Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Just wasn’t that impressed with the food. Was expecting better from a Stephanie Izard restaurant I guess??

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing service. All round great experience!

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B
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was awesome and welcoming. Great music. Food was inventive, delicious and executed perfectly. We had a table reserved but ended up eating at the bar because our bartender was so amazing! Shout out to the awesome lady with the gold bedazzled nails!! You made our night:)

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AG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck Duck Goat was amazing! My daughter, her friend and I went. We were most disappointed that we couldn't finish all the food we ordered. My friend's daughter is a vegetarian and they had a special, full-size menu just for her meal. The Dim Sum, the duck fried rice, the Dan Dan noodles were all dishes that I am still reminiscing over. I can't wait to go back!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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JZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Octopus salad and dumplings are fantastic. Sichuan chicken was OK- wouldn't order again. Tables jammed together, can't even take off coat. It was very loud and I felt like I was out with everyone around me, not just my friend.

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Ambiance and decor, really...really great. Food, not so much. We were told one of the chicken dishes was not really hot when in fact it was and it was super dry, over cooked. They comp'd us a dessert which was fabulous. A lot of hype because of a celebrity restaurant, neighborhood hole in the wall chinese restaurants, much better food. Was totally bummed.

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TP
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our experience. Amazing customer service and great atmosphere. Food was phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back!

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St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambiance!

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious and consistently has been on the other two occasions. The poor rating is attributed to the fact that we made a booking at 11.45am and was not seated till 12.30. I understand it was busy and that things can be delayed but not to the point of 45 minutes otherwise what is the point of the booking. Furthermore what infuriated me more was the fact that other parties that came after us were seated before us and that every time we asked on status they front desk said 5-10 minutes but clearly it was not. Our waiter gave us an extra free dish, which was great but I would have preferred a discount on the bill.

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SH
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a long wait to be seated but we were 100% happy once we began on the wonderful food journey and loved every minute of it!
I will be telling all our friends to make sure they book at Duck, Duck, Goat when they come to Chicago

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazingly delicious. Service was terrific. I would definitely go back

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C
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting spin on traditional Chinese. I especially liked the flavors in the soup dumplings and the desserts we had were OUT OF THIS WORLD.
Obviously you can get great and cheap Chinese food that reflects the dishes at Duck Duck Goat, but if you want an upscale spin, then I think you might enjoy this take on some Chinese classics.

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J
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elise was so helpful with my reservation, she went above and beyond to accommodate us. The food is terrific, the ambiance is so cool, amazing spot!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We waited nearly 40 minutes to be seated. However, food was excellent

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I have ever ordered from this place makes it so I can’t go back without ordering it again.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the only three person reservation available, which was 3:15. Ordered from the dim sum menu- all selections were delectable. The chilly chili noodles, scallion pancakes and sesame sundae were out of town awesome. And the glass noodles. And the mushroom dumplings. May be full for days...

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WR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night. Food was amazing. Ambiance was pleasant. Prices were reasonable for the quality of food. Looking forward to my next visit.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great meal with friends. Our favorites were the Dan Dan Noodles and the pork dumplings but everything was delicious. The drink menu is very nice as well and the service was quick, friendly and very helpful in providing recommendations!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were the first reservation with 4:30pm on a Friday so I can't speak to atmosphere but every item ordered tasted great and I highly reco the "Kissed by a Rose" cocktail.

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y
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was incredible. The soup dumplings are a must!

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EC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had a reservation at Duck Duck Goat, which we were a tad late to, but the staff was very understanding, welcoming, and accommodating. The dining experience was a fun twist on a familiar cuisine. The food was out of this world. Can’t wait to visit again!

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, everything was top notch! Ambience, service, hospitality, etc etc

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd Valentine's dinner with Duck Duck Goat. We absolutely love the duck hearts, must have. Our table was ready as soon as we got there, the food was amazing, and the service was equally as great! We will be back next year for our Valentine's Day tradition, if not sooner.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we got Soup, 2 apps and 3 entrees that 3 of us shares were all outstanding. I would rate this as one of the best meals in the past 10 years.

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g
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per usual with any Stephanie Izard restaurant our experience was perfect from start to finish. When dining here you CANNOT leave without ordering her goat slap noodles, her green beans and for dessert...her heavenly mango coconut cloud...it is the most divine thing I have ever eaten. We are very excited to return and try more of her exciting menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, our server was Michelene. , I had two kids (6,10) with me and they were so nice. We go out a ton and sometimes are frowned upon due to the kids. Everything we had was delicious. I can’t wait to come back and enjoy more food. Highly recommend for anyone, dates, friends and family get togethers.

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MW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago...because its impossible to get reservations at Girl and the Goat!

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T
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was Restaurant Week and was excited about the $24 brunch. I had been to DDG previously and loved it. This experience was frustrating in that four of our savories arrived within a min or two of one another with the fifth right behind. We had a table full of food that we watched get cold. Felt like they wanted us out of there fifteen minutes before we sat down. Not at all the experience I was looking for.

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ST
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time at Duck Duck Goat, and once again we were extremely pleased with Stephanie Izard's foray into Chinese food with a twist only she can provide. We happened to go this time during Restaurant week in Chicago and were very pleased with the selections on the limited Price Fix menu. We will be back

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great vibes.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch! The selection was wonderful, ranging from more classic Asian dishes to the eclectic. Service was speedy. Noise level was loud, but not overwhelming.

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MC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, excellent food and attentive service.

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w
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived two minutes early for our reservation and had to wait.....exactly two minutes. Duck Duck Goat has their scheduling down perfectly.
Our server was upfront about portion size and it ended up being an excellent suggestion, lest we over-order. There was just enough so that everyone left full and content.
The atmosphere is hip but warm. A great showy place for out of town guests.
The menu is compact but very diverse. A lot of variety without being a small booklet.
Best of all, Duck Duck Goat gives you 'best of Chicago' cuisine without the price. Reasonable item prices and quite average drink prices for downtown Chicago.

Still a special destination.

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CH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Beyond amazing. Everything was flavorful and delicious.

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WS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal, choosing the prix fixe lunch special with a couple of other dishes from the regular menu. Every dish was better than the one before. Service was also excellent.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought it was ok but unfortunately didn’t meet the hype. I was a bit disappointed that we were extremely early for our reservation and even when tables opened up and there was no one being seated they still made us wait for our reservation time. We had to ask them if we could be seated.

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AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. So amazing. We had the absolute best time. We got lucky and they had extended the restaurant week pre fixe menu. It was superb. They even accommodated a gluten free guest at our table. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Amazing server.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The pot stickers were some of the best I ever had. All of the food was above average and service was quick. A fun restaurant to be in!

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