Steph Izard is one of my favorite chefs, and the West Loop’s breakfast options are slim, so I have been anxiously waiting to try Little Goat. After hearing mixed reviews from friends, I couldn’t wait to try it myself.
I am happy to report that I had an incredible experience at Little Goat. First, I am a big fan of their wait list text message system which allows you to leave the restaurant and receive a text when your table is ready. We were able to go next door and enjoy a margarita while waiting for our table. Our server (Jake) could not have been nicer, his recommendations were perfect and he even took us on a tour of the private space when we were done eating. Finally, I really enjoyed everything that I ate. Overall, my first experience at Little Goat was excellent.
braised beef . avocado . buttercase cheese . pickles . spicy mayo . hoagie
Los Drowned was my favorite dish that we tried. The flavors were rich and delicious, and the hoagie was perfect.
BISCUITS AND GRAVY
BUTTERED DINNER ROLLS
FRIED PICKLES & ONION RINGS
bread & butter pickles . ranch . curry mayo
I very much enjoyed the biscuits and gravy, and the buttered dinner rolls were my second favorite dish that we tried. The homemade rolls with garlic butter were an incredible (and addicting) combination.
goat . chili . chips . shredded iceberg . cheddar . olives . tangy french dressing
This is not your traditional taco salad, and I think that is a good thing. It was original, fresh and quite tasty.
Wine: With a meal all over to board like this, I just went with what I like… a refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc. I can’t say that it went with everything, but it was crisp and delicious on it’s own.
Once a month
Once a quarter
Once a year
If I have to
I’ve already been back. The friendly service, fair prices, and deliciously creative food are hard to resist . I imagine I will be frequenting Little Goat more than once a month (I’m already planning my next meal), and highly recommend that anyone who enjoys a good diner and/or Stephanie’s culinary style give it a try.
Photos of the event space: