Little Goat

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
Stephanie Izard, James Beard "Best Chef: Great Lakes," and Food & Wine "Best New Chef 2011," opened Little Goat with BOKA Restaurant Group in December 2012. Following the success of Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner serves the Izard take on classic diner offerings.

Adjacent, you'll find the Little Goat Coffee Bar - offering pastries and freshly brewed Dark Matter coffee. While you are there you can also purchase merchandise and Stephanie's This Little Goat line of sauces and spices.

Located within Little Goat Bread is our bar - where craft beer, wine and cocktails are served.

Reservations reflect only a portion of our available seating and hold a seat in the diner whether at a booth or our communal table. If you can't find a time slot that best suits your request, we invite you to walk in and join us!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little goat is probably the best diner in Chicago. They have amazing variety and consistently amazing

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff! Pleasant experience, will definitely be back!

D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the food at Little Goat. Have eaten here many times. Had the bahn mi on masa chips, was delicious. Highly recommend the new Goat Tracks Sundae. It's big enough for several people and a peanut butter lovers dream.

JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food but service was so so-maybe due to shift change. The drink I wanted they were out of.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place to get dinner!

AM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well received by all members of my lunch party!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peach margarita was THE BEST!!! Had the nachos along with it and they were supurb.

c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and chef were all incredibly kind and helpful with my food allergies.

AS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time but not my last time. I googled the best Patty Melt in Chicago and for sure got it at Little Goat.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Goat Diner did not disappoint. The food and the service were outstanding.

g
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and exceptional service.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I ordered the patty melt, which was so messy to eat and more of a hassle. Nothing special, would never order it again. My brother ordered the BBQ Burger and he was not happy either. He said it was way too spicy. French fries were good, but I doubt I'll return for a second try.

ML
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Thank you for being consistently fabulous, Little Goat! Everyone loves this place, no matter who I go with.

TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, but noisy and quite a wait

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We’ve made multiple trips to Little Goat and the food never disappoints. This time, we brought a niece from out-of-town to brunch. She loved the waffles, latte and experience.

DK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thought the food was terrific

t
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Gets pretty busy and expect to be there for a little while, but the food is great :)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get pretty huge portions and most of the dishes are shareable. Good quality food and quite reasonable prices. It wasn’t noisy and the music level was low enough to hear each other.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family and we all enjoyed our food. Service was great and quick!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It would be cool if in the “breakfast served all day” section they denoted the yogurt/fruit service ends at 11am. Slightly annoying when restaurants are above making any modifications whatsoever as they were with the first item
I tried to order but such is life. Food was awesome, service had a couple lag spots but our server was a nice guy. I’ve been a bunch of times and will go back.

WD
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was good. Device was okay.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always one of my favorite places to eat breakfast in the city.

Though the server would disappear for large amounts of time. There is always a long wait list & they told me i could not be put on the waitlist today because they were full. Thankfully there was a cancellation on open table!!!

To me it is odd that the servers are no where to be found when they should focus more on ensuring coffee stays full, guests are satisfied and work on freeing up more tables for guests on the long ‘full’ waitlist.

Thankfully the chef is 5Star or it would be difficult for me to return after this visit.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Asked us about dietary restrictions when we first came In but when we asked to hold the broccoli on a special they had to check because the kitchen doesn’t like substitutions on the specials. They agreed but it was an absurd comment. I asked for a bagel sandwich and they only would bring everything a lacarte - again, why wouldn’t they just assemble it. They seemed very uptight for a diner. The coffee was delicious but the Bloody Mary was meh. The mix had an odd taste.

GR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I feel badly writing bad reviews but I must say, my husband and I traveled to 13 countries in 2019 and our single worst meal was at Little Goat on New Year's Eve. I have a feeling that if we had gone to Little Goat on a normal night, we'd probably have at least a more neutral experience. But the New Year's Eve menu was horrid. The starters were mediocre. The mains were vile: My "fish and chips" had the most disgusting and overpowering (tamarind?) sauce I could imagine. I gagged eating the goat cheese cheesecake dessert. The service was frenetic and we felt rushed (again, I do understand that New Year's may be atypical). Again, I feel bad commenting here but our Lonely Planet guide had this as one of the 5 best culinary experiences in Chicago and our friends had highly recommended it. Needless to say, we weren't the only ones disappointed - I overheard a couple saying "Never again" as they walked out. "Never again" indeed.

k
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not for New Year's menu. Poor selection of entrees. Fish and Chips was oversauced. Appetizers, salad, and entree were served within 5 minutes of each other. A very disappointing dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went there on New Year Eve was a wrong decision. Didn’t know that there was a kids’ night going on before we arrived so kids were running everywhere. Limited food selection on the menu for NYE and everything was just ok.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE! Great choice for New Years with the family. They were very kid friendly and the only place offering some type of fun for kids. They did a really great job!

EH
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. We especially enjoy getting to chat with pastry chef Faith!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Little Piggy Went to China blew my mind. I want to bathe in the green onion chili sauce, with the sesame cheddar biscuit as my loofah. I’ll be back LITERALLY tomorrow.

RR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and our server was incredible. Food came out quick and tasted amazing. We went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and I wrote it in the message box when I made the reservation. They brought out an ice cream bar covered in sprinkles. Can’t wait to come back!

CA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are awesome with food allergies! Dairy-free menu.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food. Very loud.

W
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

This was our second time dining. The service was terrible, the server took our order and the next time we saw her, is when she gave us our check. She never asked us if we wanted refills for our drinks. The food was ok nothing special this time. It was very noisy. We will not be back.

R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the birthday treat, it really made the day special.

JR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Wait staff was not as helpful, but food was very good

TV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

expected a better meal, good service and anbiasncve

b
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time! Would recommend to anyone who wants a casual vibe but elevated food.

G
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great but not your typical breakfast. I would go back for dinner or lunch, but probably not breakfast. The interior is gorgeous. The worst part was our terrible service- our waitress completely disappeared and we had to find someone else to ask for our bill. I would have thought there were free coffee refills, but was never offered. Probably because we saw our waitress once after ordering.

BL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Goat was highly recommended as a unique and fun diner, and it did not disappoint. We are still talking about our interestingly delightful breakfast. Not only was the food fantastic, but the service was impeccable, and the ambiance of a diner from long ago was spot on.

OT
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool and good food. Love this place

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