Goat Town

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    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
  • 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
  • harryh
    harryhSeptember 21, 2012
    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...).
  • Jessey W.
    Jessey White-CinisJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GalambosSeptember 10, 2012
    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.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    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
  • Adam B.
    Adam BesvinickJune 25, 2013
    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.
  • Risa
    RisaSeptember 3, 2012
    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.
  • Amy D.
    Amy DiazJune 25, 2013
    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.
  • New York Post
    New York PostJune 11, 2013
    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.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    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
  • Lindsay
    LindsayFebruary 22, 2011
    I love everything about this place: the oysters, kale side dish, burger the size of my head, lighting & leather handle on the bathroom's old barn door as well as the sweet barkeep & waitstaff. Sigh.
  • agnes c.
    agnes chanMay 25, 2013
    Great, old-timey date atmosphere. The arugula pappardelle is delicious and the salted caramel ice cream sundae is to die for!
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 25, 2011
    Ditch the overrated & overdone greens & roots & dig in to executive chef Jessica Wilson's delicious braised fennel, blanketed in anchovy-red-wine vinaigrettes & sprinkled with bread crumbs.
  • Holly M.
    Holly MooreDecember 19, 2013
    Steak tartare and chicken confit w/marrow crostinis were incredible. Cassoulet is hearty and flavorful on a cold night.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SeongJuly 15, 2013
    The burger is truly amazing, in line with what everyone has been saying! Don't forget the salted caramel sundae for dessert.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LensingFebruary 21, 2012
    Monday nights they have a special menu. it was Mexican when I went. delish but worth being prepared for (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneMarch 2, 2013
    Brunch here rocks. Ribollita with 2 poached eggs, $11 or Kale Salad, $10. Great service with a smile too!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SiegalNovember 4, 2012
    Went once for brunch. Buckwheat ricotta pancakes with blueberries, walnuts, and honey were indulgent but very much worth a try.
  • Whitney B.
    Whitney BryanApril 6, 2013
    The brunch is AMAZING! The biscuits with poblano jam are particularly delicious and a must-order.
  • Ali F.
    Ali F.February 22, 2013
    Awesome food. Great date spot. House made ricotta in the spring/summer is buttery-delicious heaven
  • Paul R.
    Paul RieckhoffSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the bacon. Best I've ever tasted. Only downside, still no liquor license. And check out the bathroom. Really cool design.
  • Fred C.
    Fred CaminoAugust 24, 2013
    Goat Town Burger is great and try the Stout & Stormy, it's surprisingly refreshing.
  • Angela
    AngelaJune 1, 2013
    Biscuits with poblano jam were so fantastic I could eat them everyday and not care if I became a heifer.
  • Paul Travis K.
    Paul Travis KleinNovember 16, 2013
    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.
  • Maha
    MahaJuly 22, 2013
    Yummy trout - not so yummy kale salad. Get the salted caramel sundae - so GOOD!
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NelsonMay 29, 2012
    Great neighborhood spot I frequent- love the decor. chicken is great. dinner much better than brunch.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanFebruary 9, 2014
    The Kale Salad and Brussels Sprouts are amazing
  • DishEnvy
    DishEnvyMarch 2, 2012
    Finish your meal with the Ice Cream Sundae. It's sweet, salty, and has lots of texture and bite. It's also one of the top rated desserts in NYC!
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne SApril 20, 2012
    Awesome cocktails and food. Great place in the neighborhood. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Leela R.
    Leela RamnathFebruary 23, 2014
    Great service. Get the Old fashioned Collins and salted caramel sundae. Amazing.
  • Lola
    LolaJanuary 20, 2011
    I'm sure the chicken is normally amazing but tonight it was so salty I figured it had to be accidental. The oysters, cocktails and the cauliflower soup were delish!
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithFebruary 23, 2014
    Biscuits and jalapeño jam are a must. Then try the pork & grits.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DumfordOctober 13, 2011
    The house ricotta with toasted bread and tomatoes is perfection. On a warm night pair it with a glass of Sancerre rosé.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best New Restaurant in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! The perfect of 2011 food trends, exectured near flawlessly.
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooJune 27, 2011
    Berkshire pork chop, egg & roe, and the liver & jam are delicious. Mango & lime sorbet to top it off.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuprasJune 2, 2013
    Salted caramel sundae. Just do it. You won't be disappointed.
  • naveen
    naveenFebruary 23, 2011
    finish your meal by splitting a double scoop of both the burnt honey and the salted caramel ice cream
  • Ally B.
    Ally BurtonMay 7, 2013
    Must-haves = the octopus, kale salad and the salted caramel sundae.
  • Mollie  G.
    Mollie  GilmoreAugust 6, 2011
    Love the ice cream cart! Bitter chocolate and salted carmel pretzel are both amazing!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 3, 2012
    Village Voice is excited to have Goat Town at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ
  • Matt C.
    Matt CrimNovember 8, 2011
    The bartender Jen is hot, sexy, friendly and knows her wine!!! Great food too!!!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RudmanApril 30, 2011
    Great food. Don't come with your American Express card because they don't take it. Also, waitress was very weird...had no sense of when to not interrupt a table conversation.
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LewisJuly 4, 2014
    The Kale Tagliatelle is so good, you'll forget you're on the hipster Kale bandwagon!
  • David H.
    David HuFebruary 8, 2014
    Very reasonably priced brunch. They have grits!
  • Dexter S.
    Dexter ScottDecember 17, 2011
    This place is great. Wine and beer only. Bumping Annie Ross on vinyl.... Just awesome
  • Jessica E.
    Jessica EliasNovember 25, 2012
    Get the biscuits and fried chicken with waffles at brunch!
  • Quentin H.
    Quentin HardyFebruary 11, 2011
    The beef tartar is amazing. Subtle heat, topped with organic egg yolk, & accompanied by pickled capers.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NelsonMarch 2, 2012
    Pretty good neighborhood spot. great decor. dinner is much better than brunch.
  • Rebecca Z.
    Rebecca ZhouMarch 23, 2013
    The brunch menu is delicious and a great value. A++++
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