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The Fainting Goat

4.4
397 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (416)
  • Good for Groups (275)

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About

The Fainting Goat is a genuine neighborhood tavern in a sophisticated atmosphere with funky chandeliers, cozy banquettes, and a laid back atmosphere. Our dishes are inspired by modern American cuisine with subtle notes of whimsy, made with only the freshest ingredients available locally whenever possible. The Fainting Goat serves as a meeting place for locals, whether it be for the happy hour specials, a laid back date, or late night drinks with friends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday - 5:00-10:00pm
Tuesday - 5:00-10:00pm
Wednesday - 5:00-10:00pm
Thursday - 5:00-10:00pm
Friday - 5:00-11:00pm
Saturday - 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday - 11:00am-10:00pm
Bar Open until 2:00am
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Phone number
(202) 735-0344
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Cross street: 14th & U St NW
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4.4
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2017

We went here for my sister's birthday and enjoyed it! The plates were small, so I wouldn't come really hungry, but we did mostly order off the 'sharables' part of the menu.

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Thrainn (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on July 9, 2017

Have eaten at the FG before and it was better then. Now the problem was very slow service on drinks. We had to wait 15 minutes for a beer and gin and tonic. I had steak and the meat was of good quality and done right but it had somehow dried out and was kind of cold when it got to the table. Perhaps they were just short on staff this particular evening but I was underwhelmed.

Will still go to this place again as I have had good experience before.

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vipbradm (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on July 9, 2017

every dish, 8, was intense in floor or texture or both. impressive. 5 happy foodies. Creative refined comfort food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2017

Cavatelli was amazing. Always great creative drinks. Been coming here for a few years now. Why didn't they get a Michelin Star? Bring back the candied carrots!

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viprekaul (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2017

Small menu with excellent execution of everything we ordered. Even the vegetable dish was complex in flavors and memorable. The prawns were amazing and the octopus tender and just perfect. We will be back. This will replace Kapnos for us in that area of downtown.

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GreggyVader (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2017

Wow the food taste amazing here just googled nearby restuarants while i was on a visit from NY. I Got the octopus it was amazing , my girlfriend got the chicken it was amaazing this place will not dissapoint you, also the drinks were really good and creative twist.

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Meag (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on July 1, 2017

A little pricey for what I put get. But food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0
Dined on June 30, 2017

Seemed to have good quality food and some interesting cocktails. I went with my wife and a friend. We combined for six drinks and five plates of "family-style" food to share and had a total bill of $180 after tip. The food and drink was good, but there are many others restaurants I'd rather spend $180 at. I think the prices are a little out of scale. For example, we paid $17 for a plate of asparagus and $20 for two large crab legs. Each plate of food was priced as an entree but contained about half the amount of food of an ordinary entree. The result is instead of having three individuals each spending $20 on an entree and being content, the three of us had to purchase five plates at an average price of $18. I don't have a problem paying higher prices for food, but I would have rated the value of our meal at around $130 not $180.

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vipLettuceEatInPeas (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2017

Got two vegetarian dishes to share with a friend and they were absolutely delicious. Get the asparagus and the roasted veggies! Sauces were yummy.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2017

Super fun!

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday - 5:00-10:00pm
Tuesday - 5:00-10:00pm
Wednesday - 5:00-10:00pm
Thursday - 5:00-10:00pm
Friday - 5:00-11:00pm
Saturday - 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday - 11:00am-10:00pm
Bar Open until 2:00am
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Cross street
14th & U St NW
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 735-0344
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine