Little Goat

4.7
4732 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are currently closed for in-person restaurant dining. We encourage you to order from us via take out or delivery.

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 for breakfast and lunch.

Reservations reflect only a portion of our available seating and our patio is first come first serve.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4732 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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BLEATER
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was fine except it got very cold in the tent despite heaters. That evening we had dinner in another tent but the heaters were 10 times warmed. They’re the ones that have the metal “hat” on top. It made a world of difference.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and servers as excellent as ever. Great food. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Little Goat, and it did not disappoint at all! The food was delicious; my poached eggs were perfectly cooked with the smoked hash. Great bloody Mary’s. Will definitely be back.

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vipKenny
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Little goat has always been our most favorite breakfast spot until Sunday. Food wasn't what it used to be. I ordered paratha burrito. Dough was too thick half cooked. I didn't let rhe restaurant know as I know restaurants are struggling these days due to Covid. I didn't want them spend more time and money to redo but it was really sad.

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vipBriguy
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stripped down menu still retains the house favorites. They've gotten creative with outdoor seating to keep everyone healthy and happy. Enjoy!

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AveryC
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!

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SheCor
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and warm amidst the current public health crisis.

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Erin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine even with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything was spectacular from our waiter to the impeccable food. Nice to see they are not compromising on quality amidst the current circumstances. I will be back very soon!

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JFC444
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Excellent food, poor service. Not even water refills.

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vipNancyZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie Izard is an amazing chef. The food at Little Goat was unique and delicious. We will return!

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vipMattM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent flavor to the dishes we enjoyed. I slight error (dish served warm, but not hot) brought a complimentary replacement from the manager. Kudos.

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vipSolomonR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had reservation - told to wait and not given time. 30 minutes later was told party was running behind. Was offered coffee and suggested to remove masks and drink coffee while we sat in high traffic lobby - shame we had to explain how that wasn’t safe for anyone including other patrons. No apologies from hostess, at some point a manager should come up and address the issue and instead we sat unattended for 45 min before being seated.

The “outdoor” dining, which is an enclosed tent was over packed and the lobby filled with delivery drivers and others as they waited for tables.

Your team has a history of running behind on reservations but to be this delayed and to have that many people congregating in a lobby as you fall even further behind seems unsafe.

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and amazing food. Can’t wait to go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch- loved our experience and the food was delish

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vipEileenR
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an exciting brunch - the choices are delicious & creative. AND, don’t forget to add a great cocktail !!!

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vipSar02
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went for brunch with friends. Service was very slow and food was just okay. Pretty venue but I won't be back with all the other great options in the area.

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Jackie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We enjoyed our food, however the service was not spectacular. We were seated for about 10 minutes before our server came by our table. Then, we ordered our drinks, appetizers, and lunch. The drinks took another 10 minutes and were followed by our appetizers. We were not given plates with our appetizers and did not get any until they brought out our lunch. All in all it seemed pretty disorganized and we felt like we were being rushed.

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vipBarryB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Love it.

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MerrillC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very nice a little slow loved sitting outside overall good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was poor. Kept having to make an attempt & get the attention of our waitress. It was so sad to see the limited menu because the pork belly fries were a weekly favorite. Glad to see business back open but I think waitresses need to be refreshed on ensuring exception customers service. They need to reminded that table needs the bare necessities like utensils. Instead of waiting for it after the meal has been delivered. I think for future reference, after the waiters have seen the food come out to the table, they should check on the customers to see whether everything is good and if we need anything. Common courtesy. We know it’s a pandemic and life is hectic but good service does a long way.

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KatyAce
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegetarians and there was a good selection of food, they even had a vegan menu. Food was delicious.

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mmmmandaam
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome front of house staff able to accommodate schedule and sat us quickly. Server did an excellent job explaining and sharing favorites/specials. Table was pretty self sufficient after food but she came to check on us a few times.

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CLinChicago
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch date with my wife. Service was friendly though a little sluggish. Food was good. Nice spot to people watch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was really fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome expereonce

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ChristinaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top delicious!

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amit
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food...loved itVery nice food...loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Menu is full of twists on great classics, like butter chicken pot pie. Music and decor was spot on for a diner feel.

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FrankG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance were exactly what I expected for a place operated by a highly recognized chef. The place was hopping, busy - but not crazy. Each of us enjoyed our food selection and would go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu- we shared the Little Piggy and the cinnamon bun. Service was fast and friendly- kept my coffee full. Glad we got to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the ambiance.

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JillD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our party of four had a wonderful meal. My only complaint would be that it was a little too loud for conversation across the booth. They seated us promptly. Service and food were outstanding. Will visit again!

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PamelaB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town for a concert at City Winery. I’ve been a big fan of Stephanie Izard since Top Chef days and was excited to reserve counter space. Meal was delicious, service was attentive and drinks were strong (in a good way). Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was sort of odd. We were asking her questions about the menu and food and everything and she gavels the most vague response possible. It was odd. Luckily everything was delicious and sounded amazing so it didn’t matter but she could have been a better server and leader of the experience.

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ShannonA
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the macaroni! It will change your life
Also, I love the true diner feel with such elevations in the food
Will be coming back many times

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vipFamilybrown
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is such a great spot for a casual dinner with friends

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TerriB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Service, food, drinks were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was phenomenal. We had the Bulls Eye French toast and the pork belly home fries- so good! Also the Gouda bacon toast- amazing. The drinks were a little on the smaller side, but overall everything was delicious- try the home made hot sauce!

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vipWilliamP
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at Little Goat, we have dined at its sister restaurant Girl and the Goat several times before and liked the food there, this restaurant did not disappoint. Try the messy fun fries (a meal in itself--the American version of poutine), the chicken pot pie is not to be missed. The bread of the day--freshly baked with dips, I can eat two portions with the meal!
We also had the Java the mint sundae to share--it is huge (25+ ounce cup) and should be shared --unless you have a really sweet tooth or crave indigestion.
We shall return!

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chubs26
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Little Goat using the Order Online button. Little Goat also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Little Goat also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 888-3455.

Little Goat is rated 4.7 stars by 4732 OpenTable diners.

Little Goat does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/little-goat-diner-chicago/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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