Little Goat

4.7
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4665 Reviews
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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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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good, lots of flavor complexity. The nachos were the best. Creamy cheese, sweet spicy peppers, pulled pork, chewy and crispy chips, what’s not to love!

HK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our server was rude. Like super rude. After waiting 15 minutes for her to come over to our table I peeked my head around from the booth and asked for a drink menu. Her response was “what’s your emergency?!!” Ummmm ok. And things did not go up hill from there. The food was just ok. Nothing to go out of your way for. If you are desperate and bump into this place. I guess give it a try. Maybe you will have better service and food.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday meal for my friend! She loved the veggie burger and I always get the chicken kebab when I visit. The service was genuine and made us feel very happy with our choice to come in and celebrate.

MB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always LG is great. It's our go to for lunch with friends because the service and food quality are consistently great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The brussel sprouts were very salty along with the pork belly sandwich. Service was phenomenal though, he was cracking jokes which made it fun

GR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very disappointed in the corned beef hash. Home made corned beef did not meet expectations. My colleague enjoyed the Rueben Sandwich.

BP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent. The coffee is Dark Matter, as good as it gets. We've been there multiple times and never disappointed.

SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good and tasty! My new go to brunch restaurant in the city!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our food was really good and our sever was so helpful and sweet with our baby.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Place is loud! Took cute pictures in the photo booth there. Had the weird but good recommendation, the one that translated to “yum.” Also, we had the French toast with fried chicken on top! Very different food and delicious.

PH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food very eclectic menu
Server was friendly without being overly so.
A bit loud for me but fine for my daughter!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shane was an exemplary server. The food was great, and the vibe was great, but Shane made our experience into what it was. Which is nothing short of unforgettable.

F
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food! All very fresh and innovative. The restaurant was very busy with brunch crowd and seemed a little understaffed with servers. We will definitely go back but maybe try a time a little less busy.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around the service was stellar. From the front of house staff to our server to really anyone we came in contact with. The food was phenomenal as always. This is quickly becoming a go-to and its easy to recommend to friends/out of towners.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend and I live in a different state but try to come eat at Little Goat at least once a year, usually for Valentines Day. We love the atmosphere and change of menu items.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a long tie to get coffee but everything else was amazing!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so wonderful here. Great food and service and I’m recently gluten free and they knew everything I could and couldn’t eat without me having to know. LOVE this place and will be back soon.

l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Biscuits and gravy were amazing as well as the hash browns with the cheese mixture.

NC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great diner feel, but exciting and innovative dishes. Not too expensive either.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food, reasonably priced and love the ambiance.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. I will definitely be going back!

KB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Goat had such a fun atmosphere. It truly encapsulated a diner feel. Our server was incredibly helpful and had the most delicious suggestions. It was a great opportunity to try another of Stephanie Izard's restaurants! It had much more availability than the other spots (however, we also tried the other restaurants) - so if you are having trouble finding reservations at one of her other restaurants, try Little Goat! It won't disappoint.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and food as always

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fabulous!

j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, thoughtful space, not too stuffy or fancy, and some of my favorite nachos in town.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time. From the valet to the bar to the dining room you feel well taken care of.

WC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nothing special. I had corned beef hash and eggs. Potatoes were a little dry. Corned beef was sliced. Two smaller eggs. $16 for that seems high. Business associate had sandwich and it was okay.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was great. Nice place for a weekday dinner after work with friends. My only note, the food came out way too quickly. I like some time to enjoy my drink and appetizer before my main course comes out. Didn’t feel crowded enough that they needed to rush us, also not sure that was the intention. Just think the pace could have been a little slower. That said I would certainly go back and I’ll be dreaming about the chicken sandwich I had for a long time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Was really cold by the window and food got cold really quickly.

DC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little diner, great for a late breakfast!

FP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed that we could not substitute something for the pork on the nachos

K
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To food was amazing. Almost everything on the menu is unique with the a tweak that wows you. I am not a breakfast person and I can’t wait to go back for another breakfast

D
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I asked for over-medium eggs that they were very over-easy. The biscuit in the biscuits and gravy was fantastic, but the gravy itself wasn't great.

The service was very good. It's a well run restaurant. The wait was short and the bussers who fill the drinks and clear the tables were on point.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Completely neglected by server. Food was coursed completely wrong. Our appetizers came with our entrees and our sides came as an appetizer. The server never checked on us and never offered additional beverages. I had guests here on business and wanted to treat them! They wanted to celebrate with some boozy cocktails at dinner, however we were not offered more other than our first round. Seriously disappointing!! I was so excited to close our check and go else where for drinks and conversationn Completely just a poor experience, and would not take anyone here that I was trying to entertain. I think the severs need a complete overhaul of training as they did not come close to anything I’d expect. Better service at Bob Evans

BJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious and delectable in every way - food, service, ambiance. Whether it was a sandwich or pancakes or nachos, everything had a different vibe/unique spin... a different spice/ingredient which made the entree "one of a kind." It was worth the valet parking and the extra drive before we went to a play downtown and paid for parking again.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! I can’t wait to go back. The hot mess fries were great!

GM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The food was just average, limited menu, pricey for what you get.

VR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

For a high end diner meal choose this locale in the West Loop.

RB
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Goat is always a treat, but they surpassed themselves Tuesday night when the entire city block lost power when a transformer blew. Food service was stopped when the kitchen lost power, but the servers continued to take drink orders, came by with flashlights where needed, and generally made it a grand adventure. When the outage continued our meal was comped despite our offer to pay. (The record of our order was of course unretrievable with no power but we'd have estimated.) I am sorry they lost income that night, but the goodwill generated will undoubtedly make all of us eager to come back for a more traditional meal. Overall, we were knocked out by the warmth and professionalism of the entire staff under pressure. Kudos all round.

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