Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro

4.5
225 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro in Seattle is a farm-to-table experience that allows guests to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and a great meal for dinner or happy hour. The menu changes frequently, to best support local farmers and producers and to showcase the seasonal flavors of the area around the Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro.

Start your meal with an heirloom tomato salad or braised pork belly with a smoked maple syrup. Wild boar Bolognese, glazed duck breast and vegan entr�es with seasonal mushrooms and vegetables are available on the menu at Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro. Don�t forget to try a root beer float or a slice of boysenberry pie.

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lizzy
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad they are now closed. We were there on the last day they were open. We'll really miss them. The best place on the Ridge.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Have heard great things about the Stumbling Goat, and finally made it for dinner. Too bad it was ten days before closing the restaurant. But it was an amazing meal. We started with the tail & trotter plate. So many unique flavors on one plate. A must do indulgence. I ordered the duck breast, which was amazing (my mouth waters just thinking about it) while my husband had the fish special which also was superb. We finished dinner with house made chocolate cognac ice cream (yes , cognac!) and the salted caramel bomb. Everything was so amazing.

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4foodiesonRavenna
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had visited the Stumbling Goat for the first time during Restaurant week this past April and had an amazing time. When we read that it was closing we were very sad and knew we had to go one more time. Still the same great service, great food and fun ambiance. We will miss this neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The staff and service were fantastic. I arrived early and was immediately greated and seated. I enjoyed the energy and banter between nyself, the hostess and staff, and truly appreciate seating me early so could prepare for my guest. Only ordered appetizers and drinks, but was pleased with both. Everyone around us seemed to be quite pleased with their entrées. It was a brutally hot day, and dining

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Crisy
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all counts, the food, the service, the ambiance and most of all the people. We will miss the restaurant as they will be closing at the end of this month, but will hope that the owners consider pop up fare in their next venture and maybe (fingers crossed) another venture into the restaurant scene.

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vipKKandKK
Seattle
130 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last visit before closing of one of our all-time favorite restaurants. Food, service, ambiance all excellent. We will miss the Goat!

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vipjordig
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined there while on vacation in Seattle. What a great find. The food was terrific and unique. I am sorry that they will be shutting down due to the loss of their lease.

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Nanc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sorry to see it close. We who live here on Phinney Ridge are hoping that will remain up here.

KB
vipKashyyykBowcaster
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very sad to see that the stumbling goat will close soon. We have had nothing but great food and great service over the past two years. This meal was no exception -- every main and every dessert were well prepared, presented and explained.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salads were excellent (heirloom tomato and baby greens ) shared by 4. Entrees were very good to outstanding (best were the mushroom pasta and duck breast). Shared dessert homemade ice cream was excellent.
Service was great, not hovering but there for questions and wine refills. All in all, a wonderful meal.

JB
JessieB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had the worst service.Made us feel very unwelcome .Took over 20 mins to even ask us if we wanted to order drinks.After ordering drinks we could hear our complaining and talking very rudely about us.we decided to just pay for our drinks and leave.I will never go back or tell anyone to go there .It was awful.

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Gailo
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had chicken, duck, pasta and hanger steak entrees and they were absolutely delicious.
Nice people work there and take good care of you. We come down here a few times a year and are never disappointed.

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BrianT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the experience here to be delightful. The service was excellent and the best way I could describe it is "casual elegance". You could get dressed up or come as you are, either way you'll fit in.

Service, food and wine selection was excellent. Our server made an excellent recommendation based on our food choices.

We'll be back...and we'll bring friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Everything I've had here has been phenomenal....and the portion sizes are huge for such quality food...at most restaurants that hold a similar standard of excellence, the plates are beautiful but child size in portion. Here is a neighborhood gem....with really amazing food for people who like to EaT...rotating menu, excellent flavor, experimental kind of options..mostly .local and organic....only warning is that the food service is not quick....but the plates are well worth the wait... And they make some great cocktails to tide one over ;)

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vipSeattleKat
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner here with two other friends. It had been recommended by some friends and it was a well warranted recommendation. Our server was amazing and very personable. The food was delicious and our different courses were well timed through the evening. I am looking forward to going back here again and trying out more of the menu.

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vipKKandKK
Seattle
130 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love The Stumbling Goat. They never disappoint. Lovely summer specials taking advantage of what's fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Around Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service as always! I have been dining here for sevetsl years and have never been disappointed. I would highly recommend this place.

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ElizabethM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Each person in our party tried a new dish and no one was disappointed. Excellent service.

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RandeeF
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, eclectic food and five star service! We will be back!

JM
JoleneM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, although quite rich. We had the goat rib special as an appetizer. Wonderful flavor but a bit hard to eat...too much fat and membrane. I had the black cod--delicious--and my husband had the pork chop. He was only able to eat half and got sick later that night due to the richness of the food. The place is great, just be cautious with your order.

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OlivetteO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I remembered Stumbling Goat from 6-7 years ago and was excited to take a friend with me this time. It did not disappoint!

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LauraC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stumbling Goat is my favorite little spot in Seattle. Which in a foodie town says something. They treat you like family, the food is out of this world (always) fantastic and oh man, best gin and tonic's ever.

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Moo11here
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stumbling Goat never disappoints. The food is fresh, tasty, locally sourced and expertly prepared.

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DrG813
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful, locally-sourced and sustainable food prepared with care and elegance. Excellent cocktails and a nice wine list, the Stumbling Goat is a local favorite. The space is inviting, with tasteful art and exposed brick walls, and the service has been outstanding every time I have visited. On our most recent visit, Xavier provided great advice, and knew everything about the preparation of each dish. He was attentive without overshadowing the meal itself. It's a nearly perfect restaurant.

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JaneW
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fab and our service is equally wonderful. We've had the same man the last few times we've dinned and he's always terrific. Especially this last time with my grandpa who can be a very grouchy diner (but was so pleased with him from the start he didn't even get a little grouchy). We don't make it out to eat often but when we do stumbling goat is always top of our list.

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DanaI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent as usual. Loved the outdoor neighborhood seating

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Toogood
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner, great bar menu and very friendly staff

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Anne
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I asked my son where he would like to dine for his 48th birthday and he said "the same place as last year - The Stumbling.... Something".
We all enjoyed our meals both times. I think it will/has become a family favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, and a small, neighborhood feel all contribute to making Stumbling Goat a true Phinney Ridge gem. You'll find entrees not found on just any menu, prepared and served by people who really care about how food looks and tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is outstanding and the service is excellent.

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Yummy
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My husband and I were disappointed. We were one of three tables and it was a Tuesday night, but I'd still expect to see more tables. The food was okay. I could have made it myself, so for the price it was not worth it. I probably won't go back. Even the dessert was so-so.

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VitaminA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing but good things to say about this place. The staff was friendly and competent but also relaxed and not too formal. The food was absolutely top-notch. Excellent wine selection as well....oh, and then there was dessert. Fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious.

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Cjcjc
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. Interesting preparations but not over-the-top

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Sonja
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food, and the drinks were awesome. We were told the halibut was fresh that day and they had the collar for something different, it was perfectly cooked. I had the best strawberry tart for dessert with St. Germain. Great service too!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Service and food outstanding. Can't wait to eat there again

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vipLFA1960
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third visit and we've had a positive experience every time. Delicious food and excellent service. Can highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here a couple of times and every time it is good. The free-range chicken is probably the best chicken I've ever had. I always sit at the bar because the bartender, Jake, is awesome! I highly recommend the Stumbling Goat.

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shortbread
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cardamom ice cream was delicious; the fish entree was really, really oily.

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Stumbling Goat Bar and Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.