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Posted by PASNYC on 08/26/2013
Visited Goat Town recently for dinner on a Friday night. While the ambiance is pleasant, service helpful, and drinks creative and well balanced, the food was entirely inconsistent and generally sub par. We tried various dishes and nothing stood out as great or justified the inflated prices (at Ave B??). For Apps, we had the Rocotta Crostini (I disliked it - an odd, strong tart/lemon flavor, but someone else in my party enjoyed), Roasted Mushrooms (perplexing mix of ingredients and somewhat bland), Kale Salad (boring) and bread (why are they charging $2 for bread that is so plain - don't care if they bake themselves). For main courses, had a fish special comprised of Hake and Squash (tiny portion of uninspired and poorly seasoned fish), Papperdelle (also bland), Chicken (decently seasoned and nice sized portion but a bit overcooked). Unquestionably, highlight of the meal were the desserts; we tried Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Cookies and Ice Cream, Cherry Coke Float, and Warm Cookies - all were enjoyable especially gooey, warm cookies coupled with ice cream. Also, tried several cocktails and no complaints. Overall, displeased with my experience due to the food (other than desserts) especially for the high price. If they retooled the menu, would consider giving it another chance.
Posted by ev neighbor on 05/24/2013
They've taken out the cool tile banquettes and replaced them with very uncomfortable chairs. Food was mediocre at best. Incredibly small portions for the price Service was sarcastic. Used to be great. Now it's a solid skip.
Posted by John, The Goat Boy on 04/15/2012
I had the chicken entree, which was phenominal. I also had the Wellfleet Oysters which were really, really good. The waiters were great and gave tips on what was good and what was even better. And the home made ice cream was great. Five stars overall and my Grandfather paid the bill.
Posted by anonymous on 08/25/2011
My husband and I live directly across the street, and have been to Goat Town multiple times for drinks or dinner. Wine and beer lists are small but nicely curated, and the bartenders and wait staff have always been exceptional. The bloody mary is delicious, as are the other cocktails we've tried. We've tried most items on the menu. I almost always get the fish entree, either seared or à la meunière - always so satisfying! I love that Goat Town uses seasonal ingredients, and the veggies always rocks. They are working sourcing from the garden in the back, looking forward to that. Our favorite thing about this place is the ambiance. The decor and sound system are great, plus they always play good music - we go nuts when we are dining at a nice restaurant with terrible music...
Posted by pb on 08/05/2011
We walked into an empty restaurant at 7pm, but it got nicely hopping by the time we asked for the check. This was fine, if a bit unexpected, as were the fact that the restaurant was cash only for the night and does not (yet) have a liquor license. But we made do and ordered a couple of wine and beer cocktails. The Goat Town wine cocktail had great flavor and I love how the mixture of spices and syrups separates in the glass. The food itself was okay -- I'll give it props for quality, but we both felt it was a little boring, even the scallops. The portion size is on the small side, and we came away sated, not stuffed, which is a plus for me but not for hubby. So the value is a bit underwhelming. Props to our waitress, however, who had great timing and detailed knowledge of the menu.
Posted by nancy on 07/25/2011
We had an amazing dinner on Saturday night, appetizers and desserts on par with our entrees...just wonderful. Service and food were super!Surprised it was not more crowded. This place is a gem. Will definitely go back.
Posted by phileasfog on 04/10/2011
On a second visit - after a rewarding Sunday brunch of oysters and eggs - we tried much of the menu. Chilled shucked oysters were varied and briny - delicious. Mussels were a little bland, pork chop tender and well seasoned, smoked sausage was, well, smoked sausage, steak tartare tasty but unremarkable, beets on a bed of some sort of creamy sauce were lovely, and sauteed greens were perfection. Each of the Rose, Vouvray and lager were greatly appreciated by their respective adopters. Salted Caramel and Burnt Honey ice creams received high ratings, as did the exceptional cookie plate. Tab for all of this was about $52 per person, a little high, but considering the indulgence not an unreasonable tally.