Restaurant Review: Duck Duck Goat (Chicago)

by Anthony Losanno
Duck Duck Goat

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There are some restaurants that I find myself going back to time and time again. Duck Duck Goat is one of those places. I know I’ll always get good food and the atmosphere is fun. I’ve dined there at least a dozen times and always leave happy (and full). Duck Duck Goat is Chef Stephanie Izard’s third restaurant with Boka Restaurant Group (after Girl and the Goat and the now shuttered, Little Goat Diner). Friends were visiting and dim sum was the perfect idea on a rainy, chilly Sunday.

Anthony’s Take: Duck Duck Goat is my go-to for upscale Chinese food in the West Loop/Fulton Market neighborhoods. There are dishes here I crave, like the Jiaozi (these are so good), and I know that bringing people here almost guarantees a good time. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s about six blocks from my place in Chicago. We’ll definitely be back.

Duck Duck Goat Bar

Decor & Vibe

The restaurant is broken into several smaller dining rooms. These each have their own feel, but they are made to evoke old Chinese tea parlors with lots of wallpaper and draperies throughout.

Duck Duck Goat Dining Room


Duck Duck Goat Dining Room 2

Each of the dining rooms is designed differently. Look for the waterfall paintings in my favorite one.

Duck Duck Goat Dim Sum Brunch


As mentioned, I have eaten here many times before. This was the first time I had the Dim Sum Brunch though.

Duck Spring Rolls

We started with two orders of the Duck & Goat Spring Rolls. They were crispy and delicious.

Char Siu Bao

The Char Siu Bao arrived a few seconds later. The BBQ pork inside was tasty, but it’s not as sweet as you might be used to with bao.

Chilly Chili Noodles

The Chilly Chili Noodles arrived next. These were well spiced without being too spicy for my friend who doesn’t like too much heat.

Xi'an Potatoes

Xi’an Crispy Potatoes came next. These were like crispy potato skins with some Asian spices.


My favorite dish on the menu is the Jiaozi. The short rib and bone marrow produce the most amazing flavor. I could eat an order of these on my own.

Moo Shu

The Bacon & Egg Moo Shu is a fusion dish with soft eggs, bacon, veggies, as well as hoisin sauce and pancake wrappers. It’s fun for brunch.

Xiao Long Bao

The Xiao Long Bao came next. Just be careful when eating these as the soup in these dumplings is hot.

Sticky Wings

Finally, we tasted the Spicy Sticky Wings. They weren’t too spicy, but they were tasty.

Almond Cookies

With the check, our server brought us some complimentary almond cookies (this is standard at Duck Duck Goat, and a nice touch).

Peach Mimosa


Duck Duck Goat has a full bar, specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. I had the Peach Mimosa with brunch and enjoyed it.

Duck Duck Goat

Overall Impression:

Duck Duck Goat has long been one of my favorite restaurants in the West Loop/Fulton Market. I know I’ll be back and highly recommend this spot when visiting.

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Guy June 11, 2023 - 7:29 pm

those prices appear extremely extremally cheep

cr June 11, 2023 - 7:54 pm

double-check your “Overall impression” language. 🙂

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Anthony Losanno June 11, 2023 - 8:02 pm

Thank you. Fixed it.


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