Little Goat

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$30 and under
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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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CS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite! Always, always yummy. Stephanie Izard knows just what you want to eat. A global diner. Brunch all day. Do not miss!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lace for a casual lunch.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I wanted to like this place. The menu was appealing but the food was overly heavy. The crab dip did not have much crab and the brisket on the sandwich was too fatty. The biscuits were delicious though!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vegetable sides were the stars of our meal. Kale salad and not Chinese broccoli were both interesting, delicious. The beer list was fine - had a microbrew Pils. Out of the Malbec, but the proposed replacement was ok. Entrees were good but not amazing. Ribs were sticky and messy as advertised but I wish the sweet and sour treatment had some smoke for flavor depth.

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique dishes, not your average restaurant.

They have a unique take on food with nice fusion of different cuisines incorporated into typical dishes.

G
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful menu. We had the Spanish Omelette and the Fat Club. The omelette was very oily and rubbery unfortunately, but the club was huge and delicious. Will be coming back soon but avoiding the eggs! Wonderful service and warm employees.

h
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner! Our server was so nice and I really appreciated that they had a special menu for me being Dairy-free. We will be back!

s
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely experience. I arrived a bit early and they found a spot for me. I have a dairy allergy and they have a dedicated no-dairy menu AND my food was fabulous. So glad I was able to dine in today!

TN
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork belly scallion pancake was to die for. The Apple cider was rich and satisfying for a cold day.

SW
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic!

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

Had an amazing meal! The menu has a lot of great unique options as well as some standards for those who maybe a bit more picky. Make a reservation. Many were turned away without one after hearing it would be an hour wait. It is worth the hour, tbh.

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is cool, but dishes on the menu are a little too out of the box and the flavours don’t all work together. My stomach was upset all day after eating here — not sure if that’s because my eggs were undercooked, or if it was something else.

p
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant!

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were promptly seated per our reservation. It was busy even early on a Monday night. Service was prompt and courteous. My daughter and I enjoyed our food.

Downsides: It was too loud to hold a normal conversation. I don't think they crowd was unnaturally loud. The restaurant is designed with a lot of hard surfaces that reflect sound. Not the best place for a date if you want to talk. Also, it is expensive. The food while good, is hardly high end. I had shrimp & grits, she had chicken & waffles, we took a pancake with us, no appetizers. Cost including tip was over $80 for breakfast food.

MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Hi fabulous Boka group! We took a group from DRW and guests from our Austin office to lunch yesterday! 10/7-11:30am.
The food was great but had a poor service provider!😌
Thought you should know! Call me!
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IP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the restaurant very much. I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and will definitely come back some day soon!

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were married on the rooftop of Little Goat. We come back for an anniversary brunch every year. We are always very happy with the things we order. This time in particular our server was able to recommend one of his favorites and it has become one of our favorites as well. This dish was This Little Piggy Went to China. He described it as an explosion of flavor and every bite and he couldn’t have been more spot on.

KI
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only downside...there APPEARS to be tons of parking on Randolph...but ALL of it is marked with no parking signs! You have to circle multiple times just to read/figure out whether you can or can't park in the many many open spots, only to find out...NOPE, you can't park in any of them. So you fork over $20 to valet so as to not miss your reservation.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picky eaters were all happy :)

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

Everything we tasted was excellent. The fried Brussels sprouts, the chili, the BACON were perfect. But my husband and my main dishes were the stars of the show. He got the reuben and I got This Little Piggy Went to China, and they were perfectly balanced, perfectly spiced, and made our mouths, our tummies, and our hearts happy. We were big fans and will definitely be back!

MO
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit disappointed in wait time for seating with reservation and not provided seat choice when multiple options open. We were seated at a table when a party of the same amount of people arrived after us received a booth with a window (that was available when we were seated).

SK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The decor is lovely and the staff is always really nice. It was our first time taking kids, and they loved it too. It’s definitely family-friendly, and nice to have something in the city that the parents can enjoy.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thrilled to get a table on a Friday. The food is exceptional here - definitely the kind of place where I want to go back to try the remainder of the menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very delicious food but too noisy. I cannot hear my party talking.

KC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at great value. Chef Izard's food is magical.

m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great meal and solid wait staff. i will recommend to friends and definitely return!

JF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the menu options and the food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE. Was concerned there was too much hype, but this is a place where the hype is absolutely deserved.

Coming from NYC, it’s really difficult to find a casual diner experience that isn’t either questionable quality or obscenely overpriced. Having worked in hospitality for over 10 years, I can easily say this is a special place that deserves a visit any time anyone is visiting Chicago.

Josh was a great server, knowledgeable, friendly, and easily available if we needed anything. It’s a gorgeous space, every bit a charming midwest diner. Every aspect a diner, but elevated, without being pretentious.

Every bit of food was perfectly prepared, perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. We’re only here for four days, but will likely need to squeeze in one more visit.

k
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was just amazing as the staff! Love coming back to Chicago and having the chance to eat at our old haunts. Stephanie Izzard seems to have consistently maintained the quality of the food and the menu is great! For lunch or dinner you can't go wrong.

R
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place food is always delicious!! Service is wonderful as well.

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

Byron is the best!!!

B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Reimagined lox platter was delicious! I can never decide what to order - it is all terrific.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Didn’t really care for my crumpet dish but the ambiance and coffee/cinnamon roll was good.

JN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Havubg bee to the Little Goat on several previous trips to Chicago, we were looking forward to going back. Breakfast started well with a wonderful Cinnamon Bun, but it went downhill from there. The corned beef in the corned beef hash was bordering on jerky, the pototes were bordering on raw, although the eggs on top were very well cooked. The grilled cheese sandwich contained far more processed meat than cheese and was generally not well received. The granola yogurt was very good. The chocolate pancakes were underwhelming. It is my opinion that a relook at the menu and a retraining of the line is in order to return the Little Goat to its once solid level.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came to Little Goat with our group of 17 people which normally is a bit big for this restaurant but staff accommodated our group and the service was outstanding! Would definitely be coming back!

LP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the best time at Little Goat. It's diner food, elevated. The hash browns were the best we've had. I loved the Los Drowned (an Italian beef sandwich - dip on the side - that won the lottery and vacationed in Mexico). The elotes could have been a bit more charred (that caramelization is important to the flavor and the texture), but they were tasty anyway! My chai latte was outstanding, and my dining companion's sweet tooth was more than satisfied by the butterscotch root beer and a chocolate malt. Our waiter was great, and didn't even blink at a couple of minor modifications (no special sauce / mayo on the burger, for instance). We'll be back soon.

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best hamburgers and french fries I ate in my life.

l
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The What About Kebob chicken is great and all the food was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner. Thank you!

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