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Goat Town

Map & Directions 511 E. 5th St.
New York, NY 10009
  • Bistro, New American
  • Sun, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 5pm-10pm, Mon-Wed 5pm-11pm, Thu-Sat 5pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer, Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

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. 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. Utilizing the same meat, the beef tartare is enriched with a raw organic egg yolk, and served with celery root remoulade - proving that this joint is not oblivious of the French heritage of the bistro genre. The interior is yellow and extensively tiled, and other things we dug included kale salad, mussels steamed in bacon and beer, and the raw oyster service, which runs to four varieties offered with a very adult mignonette.

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Tips from foursquare

  • 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.

  • Nina Y. on 04/10/11

    Why "Goat Town"? "Gotham" means "goat town" in old Anglo-Saxon.

  • Metromix on 01/03/11

    Seasonal-American bistro from the man behind the General Greene. One of the rising stars of 2011.

  • naveen on 02/23/11

    finish your meal by splitting a double scoop of both the burnt honey and the salted caramel ice cream

  • Village Voice on 02/03/12

    Village Voice is excited to have Goat Town at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ

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