Goat Town

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant · Alphabet City
511 E 5th St (btwn Ave. A & B), New York, NY 10009, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

They have combined their own brand of furniture, light and sound in an effort to create a space shaped by a sensitivity to their client's vision and a passion for detail. They cut the cloth that dresses the farm table aesthetic in an environment that pays respect to its European influences.

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  • Village Voice

    The food hits all the usual local and sustainable notes, tendering an especially fine hamburger with homemade mayo, pickled purple onions, and Brooklyn-made dill pickles. Read more

    Village Voice · August 15, 2014
  • Village Voice

    The unusual name suits the bistro: It was coined by Washington Irving to lampoon New York City, based on a translation of the Dutch name Gotham. Read more

    Village Voice · August 15, 2014
  • refinery29

    The all-American menu goes beyond burgers to include oysters and an irresistible cookie plate for dessert. The ingredients are local and seasonal, and the chef preserves and pickles on-site. Read more

    refinery29 · August 3, 2014
  • Amber M.

    I'm so sad Goat Town is gone... :(

    Amber Moller · July 31, 2014
  • Brendan L.

    The Kale Tagliatelle is so good, you'll forget you're on the hipster Kale bandwagon!

    Brendan Lewis · July 4, 2014
  • Amy Z.

    Amazing biscuits, but not too keen on the jam.

    Amy Z · April 5, 2014
  • Meg M.

    candied bacon sandwich

    Meg Minuskin · April 4, 2014
  • Stephanie I.

    It has a B rating. No substitutions allowed on orders. Told me they could not steam almond milk or soy milk for a latte

    Stephanie Isaacson · March 16, 2014
  • Matt H.

    Super friendly staff but the place can get filled with pretentious d-bags.

    Matt Hargrave · March 13, 2014
  • Andreas K.

    The steak tartare 👌

    Andreas Källbom · March 5, 2014
  • Rob H.

    The Scarecrow is an amazing cocktail.

    Rob Hornak · March 2, 2014
  • Samantha S.

    Biscuits and jalapeño jam are a must. Then try the pork & grits.

    Samantha Smith · February 23, 2014
  • Leela R.

    Great service. Get the Old fashioned Collins and salted caramel sundae. Amazing.

    Leela Ramnath · February 23, 2014
  • Lee H.

    The Kale Salad and Brussels Sprouts are amazing

    Lee Hoffman · February 9, 2014
  • David H.

    Very reasonably priced brunch. They have grits!

    David Hu · February 8, 2014
  • Brittany L.

    Salted carmel sundae - better than Big Gay's salty pimp.

    Brittany L. · January 19, 2014
  • Veronika S.

    Wow...try the salt caramel Sunday. Worth every calorie.

    Veronika Sonsev · January 11, 2014
  • Holly M.

    Steak tartare and chicken confit w/marrow crostinis were incredible. Cassoulet is hearty and flavorful on a cold night.

    Holly Moore · December 19, 2013
  • Paul Travis K.

    Sublimely disappointed this place went away from small plates and, most importantly, featuring goat on their menu. Chicken was solid, and the burger was good, but the rewriting of history is lame.

    Paul Travis Klein · November 16, 2013
  • Fred C.

    Goat Town Burger is great and try the Stout & Stormy, it's surprisingly refreshing.

    Fred Camino · August 24, 2013
  • Neha J.

    Do not leave this place without trying the candied bacon!

    Neha Jambhekar · August 24, 2013
  • Jessey W.

    All of the food is incredible. While simple, my favorite thing is the smoked whitefish toast. Also if you're taking a night off of drinking, their home-made ginger soda is really special.

    Jessey White-Cinis · July 25, 2013
  • Maha

    Yummy trout - not so yummy kale salad. Get the salted caramel sundae - so GOOD!

    Maha · July 22, 2013
  • Julia S.

    The burger is truly amazing, in line with what everyone has been saying! Don't forget the salted caramel sundae for dessert.

    Julia Seong · July 15, 2013
  • Adam B.

    One of my favorite spots in NYC. Glenster cocktail was great. Side salad and shishito peppers were amazing w/ chicken and waffles. Caramel sundae is essential as well.

    Adam Besvinick · June 25, 2013
  • Amy D.

    One of the best restaurants I have been to in NYC. Cocktails are great. Food is excellent. Try the branzino and don't miss the caramel sunday for dessert.

    Amy Diaz · June 25, 2013
  • jonjohnjohnson

    The only thing that is better than the food is the music...

    jonjohnjohnson · June 23, 2013
  • New York Post

    Must try: Knickerbocker Sundae ($9) combines three scoops of salted-caramel ice cream, chewy caramel cake and thick sauce — all made from scratch. Mini pretzels sprinkled on top add a salty crunch.

    New York Post · June 11, 2013
  • Nicole D.

    Salted caramel sundae. Just do it. You won't be disappointed.

    Nicole Dupras · June 2, 2013
  • Angela

    Biscuits with poblano jam were so fantastic I could eat them everyday and not care if I became a heifer.

    Angela · June 1, 2013
  • Erika A.

    I could spend days in this bathroom. Hell, I could live here.

    Erika Anderson · June 1, 2013
  • agnes c.

    Great, old-timey date atmosphere. The arugula pappardelle is delicious and the salted caramel ice cream sundae is to die for!

    agnes chan · May 25, 2013
  • Ally B.

    Must-haves = the octopus, kale salad and the salted caramel sundae.

    Ally Burton · May 7, 2013
  • Whitney B.

    The brunch is AMAZING! The biscuits with poblano jam are particularly delicious and a must-order.

    Whitney Bryan · April 6, 2013
  • Rebecca Z.

    The brunch menu is delicious and a great value. A++++

    Rebecca Zhou · March 23, 2013
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Upon being seated for brunch at Goat Town, order the biscuits straightaway. Salty on top and not too dense, they're served with house-made poblano jam that was a happy accident in the kitchen. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · March 5, 2013
  • Ms H.

    Brunch here rocks. Ribollita with 2 poached eggs, $11 or Kale Salad, $10. Great service with a smile too!

    Ms Helene · March 2, 2013
  • Ali F.

    Awesome food. Great date spot. House made ricotta in the spring/summer is buttery-delicious heaven

    Ali F. · February 22, 2013
  • Jessica E.

    Get the biscuits and fried chicken with waffles at brunch!

    Jessica Elias · November 25, 2012
  • Jake S.

    Went once for brunch. Buckwheat ricotta pancakes with blueberries, walnuts, and honey were indulgent but very much worth a try.

    Jake Siegal · November 4, 2012
  • harryh

    Fantastic all around. Start with a rye old fashioned, try the goat shoulder rillette, and finish up with the bourbon vanilla ice cream (though the salted carmel sundae looked pretty good too...).

    harryh · September 21, 2012
  • Andrea G.

    Great east village date spot with charming rustic decor and a backyard garden. Ricotta toasts were delicious as was the chicken entree with goat cheese puree. Skip the cookies for a glass of Rose.

    Andrea Galambos · September 10, 2012
  • Risa

    Love the braised short ribs on the winter menu... but the star of the meal was the salted caramel sundae with pretzels & gingerbread--delightful layers of sweet, salty, soft, & crunchy.

    Risa · September 3, 2012
  • Jessica T.

    Order the Carmine's conspiracy if you like gin.

    Jessica T · August 31, 2012
  • Emily L.

    Checkout the gorgeous garden out back.

    Emily Lawrence · July 15, 2012
  • Sarah N.

    Great neighborhood spot I frequent- love the decor. chicken is great. dinner much better than brunch.

    Sarah Nelson · May 29, 2012
  • Mimi

    Unfortunately average, even mediocre. Go somewhere else.

    Mimi · May 16, 2012
  • Nestor B.

    Terrible, snobby service. Host wouldn't give time of day, waitress was insufferable >:(

    Nestor Bailly · May 12, 2012
  • Christina H.

    Don't ever bother, if you care about service. Go here if you want rude, French service. Good food, but not good enough. I'll never be back.

    Christina Heggie · May 5, 2012
  • Bonnie C.

    Salted caramel sundae. Do it.

    Bonnie Chu · May 5, 2012

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