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Goat Town

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511 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009 40.724774 -73.983626
nr. Avenue A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-687-3471 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Nicholas Morgenstern’s (The General Greene) second restaurant brings Brooklyn’s farm-to-table mentality to a quiet East Village strip. The restaurant itself is rather swanky, with a wooden bar, glinting yellow lights and latticed mirrors. Shiny subway-tiled banquettes are somewhat out of place with the Hall & Oates greatest hits soundtrack, but the gimmicky barn-door bathroom is kitschy enough to work. Out back is a 1,600-square-foot garden, where Morgenstern and chef Jessica Wilson plant seasonal fruits, herbs, and vegetables to pickle, grill, or roast until tender. The American menu changes almost weekly, but expect a consistent variation of burgers, seafood and chicken entrees. The former forgoes lettuce and tomatoes for homemade pickled vegetables, touching a satisfying balance of sour and salty notes (perhaps too salty). Yet the subtle use of seasonal fruits in traditionally unadorned dishes helps elevate standard dinner entrees: Baby green grapes lighten a hefty portion of trout, while rhubarb sweetens an otherwise bland pork chop. To finish, try the towering, delectable, too-much-for-one-person sundaes

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