The Lazy Goat

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$30 and under
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating a family birthday. The reservation process was easy, we had a great table and our server was phenomenal! The food was delicious!

LG
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot get a better view in Greenvilee than The Lazy Goat...beautiful! Amanda, our server, was simply amazing. Her recommendations were great. Husband had the Restaurant Week special and he said it was excellent. I had the short rlibs (again), because they were so very delicious last time...they held up to my expectations - Thanks!

MB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. We will go back another time. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

AP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Fried goat cheese appetizer and blackened tahini chicken were especially divine.

K
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and our server were both excellent! Our server offered great suggestions and was right on all of them.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night out , food was fantastic ... listen to the waiter/ waitress went with their recommendations & didn’t steer us wrong

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Appetizers were amazing. Main courses were ok. I’d probably just eat from the appetizer menu moving forward.

DC
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the restaurant week menu. We both had the sea bass which was excellent. Service was great.

JC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Had the Lazy Paella, it was very salty.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Lazy Goat on several occasions. We enjoy the restaurant enough that we booked this reservation for our wedding anniversary. We thought we knew what to expect, but this time the food and the service were exceptional.
Matt, our server, was one of the most personable and attentive waiters I have met. His recommendations were perfect. The food and wine pairings were wonderful. The new general manager stopped by to check on us and wish us a happy anniversary. We will definitely be back.

TT
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and experience always!

C
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a delicious meal and great service. A bit noisy because of a large party of apparently deaf people who had to yell at each other to be heard 😑

SD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business partner made the recommendation. Friend and I were going to Greenville only for the night. She’s a vegan and pregnant - so we were DELIGHTED 2 find the generous menu options for her diet considerations. The kitchen happily prepared a modifies brussel sprout app to suit us both.
I, of course had 2 nice glasses of wine of the waiter’s suggestion Along with the delicious tagliatelle!
The lazy goat will be on my short list next visit to Greenville!!!!

SW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Both my wife and sister feel the same. It made for a perfect day after being at the Peace Center.

KJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for dinner before a Peace Center performance. The Brussels sprouts were WONDERFUL!

l
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The most enjoyable part of a dining experience at the Lazy Goat is unquestionably the ambiance. All sides look out onto the Falls, Reedy Creek, and the beautifully landscaped Falls River Park area. It is also within walking distance from the Peace Center and S. Main St attractions.

Our meal, however, was at best merely "so so." Even though we thought we had allowed ample time, because we were seated later than our reservation time, we ended being up pressed so made sure to choose something we hoped would be simple and quick--a Greek salad plus a protein addition. This consists of a large quantity of unseasoned quinoa, topped with a small quantity of salad greens, a few tomatoes, and very few Greek Olives and pepperoncini. The dressing was tasty as were the proteins. Chicken and steak were well-prepared and seasoned.

Our server, Foster, was very attentive and helpful and on this score we had no complaints.

Would we choose it again? I am not sure but if so we certainly would make a different menu selection.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. If you are in Greenville this is a must stop for a dinner

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Overall, a good experience. Our waiter was just really hard to find constantly. I’ve been to lazy goat many times but this was the worst service so far.

MD
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove up from Hickory to meet a friend who drive in from Atlanta - this will be our new go to meeting place! Food was amazing and the staff was helpful and well versed on the menu

J
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could remember our servers name but I cannot. He was outstanding with great food recommendations, outstanding service and professional demeanor. The food was delicious, the ambiance was perfect and the quality time spent with our family will he remembered forever.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed New Year Eve Dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

42nd anniversary. It was awesome. Server was excellent, welcoming and very knowledgeable.

F
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food, but Moroccan lamb served unheated. Waiter was pleasant and hard working.

M
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always happy with our food choices and the service was wonderful.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was excellent (Clark). Portion sizes for apps and entrees also very plentiful. Overall very very good

M
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Plates were small portions but tasted superb. Staff very helpful. Charcuterie board could use some condiments and an explanation of meats and cheeses from kitchen staff that delivered plate.

RW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent - as was the food! Very enjoyable dinner all around! And half priced bottles of wine was pretty nice too.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clark was a great server

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food could have been warmer. Not a fan of the sauces on the brussel sprouts. It was difficult to find the octopus among the potatoes and gravy. Long time diner here. Something has changed.

OT
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was SLOW. Appetizers were cold when they finally arrived. There were only three other tables being served. I don’t think I’ll go back.

LR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. It was our anniversary and they made it a special night with where we sat and giving us a special designed dessert with Happy Anniversary.

JC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lazy Goat has become a favorite place for me and my granddaughter before going to a show. I have only one issue and it is not just at the Lazy Goat but all downtown restaurants. I feel that $10 for a glass of wine that I know as I am a chef is too much for a 10 dollar a bottle at retail wine. It really doesnt allow a person to have a second glass as 20 dollars is too much plus food for one person. I feel they should at least offer a reasonable price wine at 7 dollars.

LG
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Max, made the evening most wonderful - from the personal greeting to his dining recommendations and attentive service, Max was on point. We ordered the short ribs and every bite was perfection! It was a great anniversary celebration! Thanks!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great quick dinner before we went to a show. Service was good and the food was great.

D
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening with friends, great food and excellent service, plus a complimentary birthday dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service, great atmosphere, good wine, and great dessert. Paella lacked flavor but overall great place for a romantic date.

J
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Everyone in our group of 6 ordered only appetizers for dinner and it took a good whole for them to come out. I had to ask for tea refills twice. Aside from that the food was really good once we got it. The Brussels sprouts were yummy as were the fried goat cheese and the shrimp.

Will probably return.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner. Loved the lamb Lollipops. Really awesome!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! As always.

SB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience were top notch! We were hosting out of town guests and were not disappointed.