Little Goat

4.7
3323 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation


Diner
Sunday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 7am-12am

Coffee Bar: 6am-2pm
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Phone number
(312) 888-3455
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephanie Izard
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Catering
Whether you're planning a luncheon or hosting a meeting at your office, let Little Goat Bread cater your event! Choose from many of our Little Goat Bread menu items, including sandwiches, chips, salads, bagels and cream cheese, pastries and cookies. Give us a call at 312-600-9601 to place an order or email us at catering@littlegoatchicago.com with any questions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Green
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Public transit
Halsted 8 (Randolph/Washington)
Morgan Green/Pink line
Clinton Green/Pink line
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Special events & promotions
To host your upcoming event at Little Goat, visit bokagroupevents.com.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3323 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Drinks took 20+ minutes to arrive... for half the table. The other half of the table's drinks took almost 30 mins... for a first drink. I worked bar and restaurant for years; this is a failing strategy. Booze is where the margins are... it also keeps patrons happy.

When the food did arrive, it, too, arrived for 2/3 of the table. The other third arrive 10 minutes later.

No one expoing the food had any idea who ordered what. Like zero idea.

Food itself was great. I'd never take a group of executives there again however... or even a group larger than 4. Little Goat doesn't seem to know how to accommodate tables of that size.

Good food; disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good vibes and good atmosphere. The hostess was accommodating, as I had a reservation but showed up a bit before and was able to switch the time. Had the Banh Mi burger with goat and split a Shrimp and Pork Belly noodle dish as well, both of which were absolutely delicious! Must try the milkshakes if you have the chance!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We received half of our meals on time-the second half came out in a sporadic delivery over 15 min.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious; so much flavor! The Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich tasted so amazing.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We went on a weekday for brunch, and it was incredible - there wasn’t a wait, there was very little noise, and the menu is super interesting. We got the chicken and French toast (their take on chicken and waffles) and the Elvis waffles (oh.my.god), and we split the tempura mashed potatoes (salivating even thinking about it right now). Totally delicious and reasonably priced for the amount and the quality of food you get!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Coming from Boston we were truly excited to try Little Goat. Highly recommend by multiple friends and it truly lived up to the hype. We can't wait for our next Chicago trip so we can go ahead.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Visiting from out of town and went to Little Goat Diner with our 3 kiddos. It did not disappoint. Fun atmosphere, great service and delicious food. Friendly in all aspects for our kids - but delicious innovative food for the grown-ups. Wish we lived closer so we could visit more often.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Son’s 6 month birthday

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Sat outside under the big green trees which provide perfect shade and comfort! The staff is accommodating and patient which goes a long way when dining with your toddler as I was! Avocado vegan toast was the best thing I’ve eaten lately and the special omelette was also flavorful and delicious! Bottomless coffee and friendly peephole passing by with the kids and dogs and just a happy place to eat on a Saturday morning!

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

There were a lot of flies inside and a lot of people seem to be bothered by it besides us. It was unfortunate the management could not do anything about it
We rushed our dinner to get out !

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great experience! Service was slow at first but overall it turned out great. Food was excellent as always.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

most of the food was delicious, but very heavy. the crumpets were a miss - deep fried and all you could taste was the fried. Cinnamon roll was outrageous

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Had brunch for my friend’s bachelorette party, and we had a great time! Reservations were seamless, food was delicious, service was very good. Would definitely return!

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Food was pretty good but service was slow, inattentive and unfriendly. Wouldn't return.

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

I actually ate here twice during my trip to Chicago: for dinner and breakfast. The food is good - a twist on diner food, which is always welcome. The service is slow and messed up 3 things in my 2 trips, which is a little too many. The food took a little too long to come out both times, and some was burning hot and some was cold, which suggests that the kitchen isn't quite good enough. We always waited just a little too long between courses and for drinks and dessert menu and our check... you get the idea. Maybe the whole diner vibe made me expect everything to be snappier. The service was friendly and very hip, but maybe a little too hip - I could have stood a bit more professionalism.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Had the Lil Caesar Salad with Fried Chicken, It was delicious. We are always made to feel welcome when we arrive at Lil Goat and the staff is friendly.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Good for anyone at anytime, casual yet great food.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Funky little spot with a bit of a diverse menu that does not get too wild. Great food and great atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Weekday lunch date with the lady. It’s a low key venue with amazing comfort food. You won’t be eating clean but you will leave happy and full. Prices are amazing and the place is cool. Not high end like girl and the goat but the chef is behind something amazing. Service was a little bit on the slow side (maybe bc I’m from NYC I am just impatient and it was also lunch time at a diner) but the waiter was amazing and new the ingredients and flavors of each dish. On point and can’t wait to go back for dinner and see the vibe then.

Food:
- patty melt, highly recommend probably the best I’ve ever had and I’m a big burger guy. So this was 9.6/10 on patty melt scale. Well flavored, lots of cheese and the bread was perfect. Not your typical dry rye bread
- kabobs, mixed flavors and a lot going on. Truly an unforgettable dish both from presentation and taste. Very good. Not traditionally served. The “naan” was out of this world. Sesame oil, chili oil, whatever it was is hands down the best. For a chicken kabob 9.4/10
- Caesar salad. You don’t go here for a salad. Not bad, not traditional. Leave it at that it was just a side and not needed bc the portions are perfect already.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Just great food, imaginative dishes, a really fun atmosphere and quick service. Love this place for lunch. Always a crowded and hopping. Only negative thing I'd say is that it's a little noisy. The acoustics in the place seem pretty bad and it can be tough to have a conversation. it doesn't even have to be that busy, it's just the way the sound is in the room - you kinda have to yell a bit to be heard over the constant din. And yet, I go back all the time - should tell you haw great the food is.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

I have to knock Little Goat down a star from previous visits. The food is good, the atmosphere lively, the wait with a reservation only a couple of minutes. But a bit of the wow factor is gone, the 1st couple of times, the wait staff was engaging, the food was fantastic, they had great breads and awesome desserts. Now the food is good, the wait staff OK, none of the desserts was appealing and no more bread of the day. We were celebrating my birthday and they brought me out a little dessert which was nice but then my dining companion was left without one and it was then weird to order one for him as I had already eaten mine.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great place for an informal get-together. You can actually have a conversation with all of the people at the table.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Waaaaay too warm. Need to boost the AC.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Just a wonderful overall experience! First time there. Great cocktails (esp the beer a la spritz) and fantastic entrees. Loud and warm. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Food was great! By BF and II split the CRISPY CREOLE CHICKEN SAMMY and WHAT ABOUT "KEBOB".
The Kebob was my fave by far! The chicken sammy was good to but nothing out of this world amazing.
I also ordered the chai latte which was also very good! Will def be going back because I'd like to try the LOS DROWNED.

Side note- place is def loud. Would not recommend for a group larger than 4 as you wont be able to hear each other talk.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

My experience overall was great! I really enjoyed my birthday here☺️

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Food was fabulous. It’s pretty loud inside but not terrible. Outside dining is great if the weather permits. Food combinations were amazing

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I had a goat burger. It was the best burger I’ve had. Not greasy, very creative ingredients, and phenomenal flavors.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Busy restaurant but we had a reservation and were seated quickly. Friendly, efficient service. We tried a delicious okonomiyaki with pork belly (like a light, savory pancake with bacon on top). Also ordered fried chicken on top of French toast which was tasty but not extraordinary. However, the tempura fried mashed potato was brilliant and yummy.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We came here for a breakfast birthday celebration and it was ridiculously amazing. Our server was happy and helpful and crazy amusing. That is no small feat for Sunday at 9 am to be sure, but she 100% rocked.

We had a little of everything, but our favorite was Little Piggy Went to China. So good.

Can't wait for next time.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Always a great meal! The menus has Stephanie’s little personal touches all over it
Don’t go often enough. Never a bad bite !

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was amazing, especially the French toast and Spanish Omelette! Booths are very large and accommodate our large family of 7 comfortably. Kids menu is a little pricier than most places, but very tasty. It would be great if coffee cups with their little goat were available for purchase, such a cute little goat. We had a great time!

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great location and nice atmosphere. Truly a diner experience however. Very, very loud and OK food. Enjoyed the Naan appetizer a lot, but there are few choices to eat healthy.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing service and food!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

This was my 3rd time to one of Iron Chef Izard's restaurants, and she has yet to disappoint. The atmosphere is casual, trendy, and very approachable. I am a self proclaimed foody and must say that Chef Izard has nailed flavor, comfort, ingenuity, and overall yummyness!! I had several dished but the one that I can not shut up about is the home fries!! OMG!! Chunks of potatoes, chunks of pork belly, covered in the most amazing sauce I have every had!! (This is coming from someone who has eaten food on 4 continents and over 25 countries) Legitimately I just don't know how she does it, something as simple as pork and potatoes turned into culinary nirvana!! A must eat in Chicago!!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I may have ordered the wrong thing. My side of macaroni was very delicious but I ordered the crispy creole chicken Sammie and was not that impressed. The bun was too big for the sandwich and it just wasn’t that tasty. It was also very loud as there are very high ceilings. It just wasn’t what I expected but I think this place would be great for brunch or lunch. I will say that I liked the fact that you could have vegan, gluten free, or dairy free menus and the hostess asked us up front. That’s a huge plus.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everyone was sweet but I stand firmly if you have a reservation you shouldn’t have to wait 20 minutes

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

What's the point of making a reservation if they're not going to seat you until 20 minutes after your reservation anyway? They need to get way better at efficiently turning over tables and seating people, especially on a busy Saturday. No one should be waiting and seeing 4 available tables at a time. It is ridiculous.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Flavours were great but be careful if you order the full goat, it’s too much food. Delicious, but too much.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Fantastic service and delicious food. We had such a blast at this hip and fun restaurant in a super great area. Highly recommend this spot to anyone. We were on a time crunch to see a show and they got us in and out quickly without compromising the creative and delicious food.

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