Goat Town is one the new restos in the East Village I've been wanted to try. And it's good and adorable. The space is really great. The washroom lights were really interesting. It's cozy and the staff is friendly. Our server was very helpful and had a strong and honest opinion about the dishes on the menu. I really love when people can direct me as to their best items on the menu and then really deliver. This was one of those cases. We started with the goat meatballs, which were delicious! This was actually my first time eating goat meat. It was over a lovely celery mash with pomegranates, mint and roasted almonds. Great texture! Another starter we tried was this lovely little salad, which was a green similar to arugula but without that strong bite, topped off with a few pieces of fried chicken, which were insanely good!
For mains, two of us tried the chicken, which I never order... but the server highly recommended it. It was fantastic! Super juicy and moist and had really amazing roasted vegetable under it. Probably one of the best roast chicken's I've had. The burger, however, was not very good. The server also mentioned that the steak and the pork dishes are both fantastic but I wasn't in a red meat mood. I will definitely try the steak next time.
We tried a few desserts and they were all really good. However, the salted caramel ice cream, which was recommended, was too salty.
I'm looking forward to stopping by there for their happy hour. They have a oysters and wine special before 7pm. And their brunch looks pretty great. More to come.
511 E 5th St (Btwn Ave A & Ave B)
New York, NY