Duck Duck Goat is a high-end Chinese restaurants that's always fun with excellent and interesting food.
Such a fun dinner vibe!
It was a fun, great place for a birthday dinner. Waiter made good suggestions, was attentive, etc. Only draw back was when the waiter became overbearing on who should pay for the dinner. While one of us was in the restroom, he pressured the other to pay for the entire meal!!.. None of his business and how dare he. Was very strange.
So glad that the almond tofu is back on the menu!!!
The food is always good and interesting. I love the atmosphere. My husband will not go back though as the bus person was so aggressive about removing dishes. One time he tried to remove a dish with food still in it and another time my husband was actually spooning something onto his plate, the busboy said can I take that!!! Really obnoxious. They should not clear plates until all diners are finished.
We understand it is Friday and you want to clear the table but we were not there that long, we had an early reservation and we were on time.
Our waitress Sarah was lovey and very attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes. My first experience was excellent and I will be back! Thank you to your team!
After hearing and reading so much about Stephanie Izard's restaurants, we were pretty disappointed by Duck Duck Goat. Prior to our arrival, the restaurant confirmed our reservation via text and asked if we had special dietary concerns. I indicated that I needed to be dairy-free. Unfortunately, this information was not communicated to our waiter, and dairy-free seemed to be an inconvenient challenge for him. He tried to convince me that if I was lactose intolerant, small amounts of butter should not be a problem. (There is nothing like having a stranger tell you how your body will react to something, especially when you are heading to see Hamilton and would like to avoid having to run to the restroom every few minutes.)
He then explained how we should order-one small plate, two main course items, and one side - and then told us that food would arrive as it was prepared, not necessarily small plate first. It took several attempts to find dairy-free options - our waiter didn't know what had dairy and what didn't and his "I don't think it does," or "It probably doesn't" were not exactly confidence building. We ended up ordering vegetable spring rolls, a fried chicken dish (we were told it had two sauces and one was dairy-free), grilled beef and broccoli, and white rice.
The fried chicken arrived first. As the server put it on the table, he said, "Both sauces have dairy in them." I was able to eat the chicken, but it was obvious that it was lacking without the sauces. The spring rolls arrived second and were standard fare spring rolls. The grilled beef and broccoli followed and was our favorite, although it got a little cold as we waited for the rice to arrive so we could enjoy them together. The rice never came.
As for ambiance-the seating in the restaurant was awkward. My husband was continually bumped by wait staff as they tried to reach the corner table just past him. On a positive note, the hostess who greeted us when we arrived was very welcoming and pleasant!
The service, food, drinks... everything was outstanding. We absolutely cannot wait to go back. We spent more than what I was originally estimating, but we also ordered more cocktails than expected lol. Because the cocktails are great!! We did mostly the shared plates and then added on the duck fried rice. Left full and very happy!
Mother's Day limited dim sum menu. Very good. Carb heavy tho which I expected but we didn't have any not carb options so we left happy but heavy(ier) ha! Tasty dishes, wonderful accompaniments, delicious drinks.
I have gone to Duck Duck Goat twice and have always had very good service. The server is very knowledgeable about the menu and gives good recommendations. Food is so full of flavor and color. I love it. The rest itself is so beautiful with all the Asian art work. Happy to say it's kid friendly and night life is lots of fun. Cocktail I had, Open Sesame, was amazing that I had two. I would def go again and again... =)
solid all around. I just think the server could have been a bit more expedient.
Great food and service! It was more like a day care center than a restaurant - I’m sure because it was Mother’s Day. A lot of screaming children made the day interesting. I realize (before I get flamed) that kids are kids and deserve to take mom out on her day. Just have some control. I never allowed my kids to run around in a restaurant. Don’t ignore your screaming kid and act like it isn’t bothering other guests. Be the parent.
The food was amazing ! Shrimp toast best I have had. After each entree I was like wow this is just as good as the last one !!!
We went for my husband’s birthday and they were auper accomodating. Everyone from the host staff to our server just made the evening phenomenal.
Great food, best service we’ve had there (was previously good but not great)
Excellent food, goat biangbiang noodles we're a standout with huge flavor and the lightest pulled noodles I've had.
Early dinner before CST enjoyed the variety of selections. We shared the dishes almost tapas style.
We love this place. Will go every time we are in Chicago!
Great food, nice atmosphere but very busy noisy and too long waiting time
I can't wait to go back! This is a place you'll want to try every last thing on the menu because not a detail is missed in their amazing creative dishes even down to the delicious complimentary almond cookie you get at the end. The entire staff does everything to make sure you have a great experience and is a fine example of professional yet personal customer experience.
Great experience, amazing food! Lovely service!
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Duck Duck Goat. The atmosphere was engaging, the wait staff was friendly, charming and efficient, and the food was amazing --we can't stop talking about the food. We were there to celebrate our recent college grad and now everyone wants their birthday dinner at DDG. Thanks for taking care of us!
Went for dim sum brunch. Great to share and try everything.
I haven’t been this excited about food since eating at Oriole. While it’s on a completely different level/different type if cusine, I left feeling like I had tasted things I’d never had before. Absolutely must get the duck hearts and don’t leave without trying the coconut cloud dessert!!
Food, service, and ambience is perfection. Have been multiple times and will keep going back!
Food was awesome. Service was wonderful!
The food was great. The plates are meant to be shared so you get to try a lot of different things which I love!
The shrimp and peanut dumplings were amazing!
Decor's pretty Orientalist. As an Asian American familiar with Asian culture, I found the food/dim sum pretty underwhelming and deeply overpriced. I would rather have gone to Chinatown or Bridgeport, or a different brunch place altogether. This is definitely targeted towards people who are not familiar with and can't appreciate Asian food.
Yummy enjoyable meal. Thanks!
Amazing food. Traveled from LA just to re-enjoy this.
Amazing food!!! Chef Izard is out of this world!!
Great food. Excellent service! Good place to share a number of dishes.
Our server was pushy about ordering to food... ended up feeling painfully full and with leftovers.
Food was fantastic. It was tasty and flavorful. We ordered pretty much the items on red on the menu, which are the chef’s specialties. Can’t go wrong! We had the seafood fried rice, the green beans, and the branzino which was on special. Fabulous ambience. Next time, I want to get seated in the pink-and-red room. We had absolutely outstanding service from Brandon. He was friendly, personable, efficient, and knowledgeable. Would definitely return to this place!
Def not a traditional Dim Sum experience. The menus is fairly limited and the prices are high for Dim Sum. That said, the items we got were very good - loved the soup dumplings and pancakes.
We were very pleased with everything we tried. Our server was very helpful. He not only asked about preferences, but also about food allergies. The house tea is an absolute must. We were already selecting dishes for our next visit.
It really lived up to the hype and the effort (drive and reservations weeks in advance). In short, the food was all really great, the aesthetic of the restaurant is pretty fantastic, and the service was good. The only draw back was that they were out of Boa and our waiter suggested glazed pork. It was double the price and really dry. Other than that though, every thing else was super tasty and the final bill was really affordable. We ordered a few of the chef's specialties, but probably liked the non chef specialty's more. It's a good size menu. Will definitely be back.
Great spin on Chinese food with a great ambiance! A little pricey but its West Loop... Would highly recommend the Duck Fried Rice, Goat and Duck Springrolls, and Green Beans in Black bean sauce. Will be back to try the Peking Duck!
I was quite pleased with every single dish. Loved octopus salad, silver noodles and hamachi special. Seafood fried rice was very good also. It was taking a little longer on our last dish and the server brought us complimentary shishito peppers and even took the last dish of our bill. Very nice gesture. Highly recommend this restaurant. Probably the best high end Asian restaurant in Chicago!!!