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The Lazy Goat

4.7
4.7
3819 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Lazy Goat is a Mediterranean-themed restaurant with a menu featuring global influences from Spain, Morocco, Italy, France, Greece, Africa and the Middle East in a relaxed atmosphere where taking the time to "linger and share" is encouraged.

The diverse menu was created to accommodate a variety of diner preferences with meat & cheese plates, small plates to “graze and nibble,” and main dishes.

Guests are invited to take their time while "trying a little bit of this and a little bit of that" or a "whole lot of whatever they like."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (864) 679-5299

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Beau Owens

  • Catering

    The Lazy Goat is part of the Table 301 restaurant group and offers off-site catering through Table 301 Catering and Events. Table 301 chefs work with each client to create the unique event they wish to offer their guests. With our "mobile kitchen", Table 301 can cater for two or 1,000. And the service doesn"t end with the food. Table 301 has an entire network of vendors, for everything from floral arrangements to flatware, chairs and tents. Table 301 is the best choice for wedding receptions, cocktail parties, luncheons, meetings, in home dinners and fundraising events.

  • Private party facilities

    The Lazy Goat is available during the day for breakfast, lunch, and meetings. In the evenings The Lazy Goat is wonderful for dinner and seminars. On the weekends we are available for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Lauren Martin: (864) 679-5299

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Cross street

    Falls Park Dr

  • Parking details

    Street parking and a City Parking Garage is located right beneath the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,819 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Scenic View

  • Greenville

    Hot Spot

  • Greenville

    Outdoor Dining

  • Greenville

    Most Booked

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  1. BG

    BetsyG

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Early n the evening the atmosphere was good. Notice you did not offer a “too loud” option on noise level. We arrived at 5:45 and by the time we left, it was definitely too loud!! Had to shout to be heard across the table…… way beyond “energetic”!
  2. JI

    JeanIeB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful view of the park at night. Wide variety of food and wine choices. Convenient to hotel guests.
  3. JA

    JenniferA

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  4. M

    Minnie

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious and creative Thanksgiving meal. I am looking forward to next year.
  5. J

    Joym

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner with many options to sample. Great setting on the River. A must see location in Greenville.
  6. CC

    ChristinaC

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We decided to have our Thanksgiving dinner here because we have had such great experiences in the past. We loved the idea of a set menu and appreciated the choice of three protein options plus several gluten free side options. We did run into a slight attention issue from our server, but it was quickly and sincerely remedied by the manager. The hostesses were super friendly and helpful. Great location with valet parking (pull into the Hampton Inn) and a wonderful regualr menu too!
  7. DL

    DavidL

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the fourth year we have been to the Lazy Goat for Thanksgiving dinner. Great, plentiful food and excellent food. We will be there again next year!
  8. TV

    TabV

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time eating at the Lazy Goat on Thanksgiving. Just as last time, it was fantastic. Every dish was delicious. I have no idea how they made turkey that tender and flavorful, since turkey really does not have much flavor compare with chicken or other meats. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten better Brussels sprouts. The three small desserts for each of us were just right. The staff could not have been better. The Lazy Goat is one of our favorites in the Greenville area.
  9. MR

    MelissaR

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, Fabulous server, caring manager. Wonderful!!!
  10. RD

    RegD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service and location! Provided for a memorable 70th Bd for my hubby!!!
  11. C

    Chris

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was very good! We sat by a window and had a nice view of the river.
  12. P

    Petree

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about our experience at The Lazy Goat. The food was amazing and the ambiance was nice. We definitely will be back.
  13. J

    Judd

    Raleigh

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit to this casual modern space in the lower level of a river front building with a Hampton Inn located above. The menu was varied and had some healthy and delicious options including the brussels sprouts appetizer and the yoghurt chicken main entre. The service was excellent despite a full house when we arrived. We would go to this place again!
  14. S

    Stephanie

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Russels sprouts were amazing! Excellent service. Edgar was wonderful. We sat under he heated tent/it was cozy
  15. OT

    OpenTableMountaineer

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice menu of well-prepared dishes. Service was excellent. Great location, especially for access to the Peace Center for post-dinner performances. We willdine there again.
  16. KS

    KarenS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and service was great!!
  17. L

    Logan

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic experience! Exceptional service, food, and drinks.
  18. MS

    MariaS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    You will leave there hungry. All the portions are super small when ordering an entree. You don’t get a good portion of food for the prices they charge. The food was also not really flavorful…I expected so much more given their reputation. Highly disappointed, will never go there again.
  19. AM

    AshleyM

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was just ok. Service was just ok.

    The Lazy GoatResponded on November 16, 2022Ashley, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are not able to better ourselves without it. I am sorry that we were not able to address the service or the food while you were in the restaurant. I would be interested to know more about your visit, if you are willing to share. We'd love the opportunity to make things right. Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail. I have sent it to you in a private response. Ken Preston - General Manager

  20. OG

    OsvaldoG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and enjoy the river view. Our server was excellent. I will come back again.
  21. K

    Kyle

    Charleston

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this place at the last minute on a Sunday evening and SO GLAD that we did. They had me at in house made pasta. But beyond that, the drinks, appetizers and entrees rocked! Thanks for having us, Lazy Goat!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We did the family style dinner. The appetizers were my favorite. I highly recommend the fried goat cheese. The entrees were ok and dessert was ok. We liked being able to share several dishes. The table next to us was extremely loud and obnoxious. Our server was very apologetic about it but it obviously wasn’t her fault. Beautiful area - lovely view
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service and food were very good. It was a bit too loud. Menu was well thought out with interesting offerings. Overall a very good experience.
  24. RS

    RachelS

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious! Falafel, Osso Bucco , and spicy pasta dish! Outdoor seating was delightful.
  25. KK

    KarenK

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening sitting out on the patio overlooking the Reedy River on a balmy November night. Our waiter was wonderfully attentive and brought complimentary champagne. I did what I’ve always wanted and ordered appetizer, salad and dessert. The sweet potato pie was excellent. Thank you for a great evening.
  26. SW

    SandiW

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food is just ok - certainly not worth the heavy price tag or fancy descriptions.
  27. DR

    DaveR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place on the river in Greenville. We had a river view table for lunch Sunday and enjoyed a duck confit flatbread and a paella along with a small charcuterie board- all paired with a nice Rioja. Menu and wine list are extensive, Alexa our server was terrific. Highly recommend.
  28. C

    Cyberjazz

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TL;DR Perfect dinner before a night at The Peace Center. Started off with a couple of martini’s; pear for her, a Vesper for me. The bartender was on point with both. Next came the appetizers. The Fried Goat cheese came in tasty little, lightly fried balls, so the crispiness yields to an explosion of rich cheese. Ended up being a nice contrast/compliment to the Crispy Brussel Sprouts. The favors make it clear why the app graduated from the intermezzo menu I saw online. Dinner was the Falafel Bowl (simple and tasty) and the Pork Osso Bucco (a surprise in combination with a cabbage salad) which were nice reminders that its a Mediterranean restaurant; fresh and tasty. Finished everything off with a slice of sweet potato pie whose taste infusion of lime takes it from the south in keeping with the Med theme. I like the southern version more but it was a pleasant offering. 6:30 reservation for an 8:00 showing of Carmina Burana. Only thing I’ll change next time is booking for 6:00 instead. The website needs an update to make the menu accurate. Until then I’ll treat the differences with an open mind and welcome change of pace for a pleasant date night offering.
  29. LB

    LauraB

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    The ups stairs view was great but the room felt like a banquet room. Food and service great.
  30. D

    Daisy

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed each dish that we had, service was friendly and attentive, view was great. A bit pricey but would definitely recommend.
  31. r

    rhondam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food….. ambience… and service. Can’t wait to go back next week.
  32. L

    Leslie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lazy Goat is a perfect place to dine prior to The Peace Center or just as a fun night out. The cocktails have an interesting twist, the appetizers are unique, the entrees are beautifully presented and delicious, and the dessert was over the top incredible! The wait staff was so friendly and timed the meal excellently to get us off to the concert.
  33. S

    Shana

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was outstanding and the outside dining was fantastic. Highly recommend!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food if you like mediterranean, pizza, lamb, yes the fried cheese was da BOMB. Service on point. It was very noisy, some large parties next to us left and the. It was much better. Would definitely return.
  36. R

    Russ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I used to live in Greenville and came here for years. We recently were in town and I wanted to take some out of town friends to a restaurant I remembered fondly. Unfortunately we were quite disappointed with our service and the food. Our waitress was rarely to be found and at times drinks would take an abnormal amount of time to receive. We started off with a bottle of wine that took 25 minutes to arrive and we had to ask her when we could expect it before it was finally brought out. As for the food, the pizza has always been great but the Duck Confit pizza that was brought out was completely burnt to the point where the "Sunnyside" egg looked like a piece of rubber. They did end up comping the pizza and our after dinner drinks but overall I was pretty disappointed to see one of my favorite restaurants in Greenville fall so far.

    The Lazy GoatResponded on October 25, 2022Russ, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. I apologize that it was not up to standards. I appreciate the specifics regarding service and the lag in timeliness for wine and drinks. My chef has already started speaking to his culinary team about the pizza. I'd like to know if you would be willing to share more. I'd like the opportunity to make things right.

  37. MM

    MaryM

    Savannah

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely table outside. Haley was a delightful waitress. Lamb appetizer was amazing. Flatbread was good.
  38. AM

    AnnMarieK

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! The fried goat cheese and Brussel sprouts are yummy!
  39. KK

    KathyK

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative menu, Excellent Service & Beautiful view. Would highly recommend!!
  40. JH

    JeffH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience for our anniversary. We were wished a Happy Anniversary by all who greeted us, from the hostess, to our server, to the bus boy. The food was excellent. We had the brussel sprout & Moroccan lamb appetizers - highly recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lazy Goat is rated 4.7 stars by 3819 OpenTable diners.

The Lazy Goat does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for The Lazy Goat

170 River Place, Greenville, SC 29601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Falls Park Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking and a City Parking Garage is located right beneath the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Beau Owens

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (864) 679-5299

  • Catering

    The Lazy Goat is part of the Table 301 restaurant group and offers off-site catering through Table 301 Catering and Events. Table 301 chefs work with each client to create the unique event they wish to offer their guests. With our "mobile kitchen", Table 301 can cater for two or 1,000. And the service doesn"t end with the food. Table 301 has an entire network of vendors, for everything from floral arrangements to flatware, chairs and tents. Table 301 is the best choice for wedding receptions, cocktail parties, luncheons, meetings, in home dinners and fundraising events.

  • Private party facilities

    The Lazy Goat is available during the day for breakfast, lunch, and meetings. In the evenings The Lazy Goat is wonderful for dinner and seminars. On the weekends we are available for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Lauren Martin: (864) 679-5299

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