The restaurant was empty on this Thu night. Not sure why, guess there hasn’t been much opening buzz about this place. I loved the vibe of the newly opened Goat. Had a Spanish/French bistro feel to it.
The wine list was small, but had great selection of wines from different regions. Several bottles were in the 30-40 range with a few up to 60-80. ($10 corkage otherwise) We started with the potato, leek, mushroom soup special. It was pureed and heavily flavored with pepper. Too much pepper. Maybe a dollop of goat cheese would have picked this dish up a bit.
The goat mac and cheese with truffle toast
The Goat Cheese and Macaroni with Truffle Toast ($16) was really tasty but was served with just toasted bread. Didn’t get much Truffle flavor out of this. I was worried it wasn’t going to be enough, but it was. Especially with the bread we ate before our dinner arrived.
Their house specialty, the Goat Carnitas ($21) was a little odd. I have never tried goat up to this point. Here, they flash fry it. It had intense flavors of citrus but could have been spicier. It also seemed to be really fatty, although goat is typically leaner than beef. There were even some inedible gristly pieces and a few over fried pieces. Not a total loss, but this dish still needs some work.
Plenty of street parking on La Brea. The service was friendly and attentive. Tab for two entrees, two glasses of wine, and one appetizer was $75 plus tip, too much cash for what you actually got. Will I be back? Maybe, there were other things on the menu I want to try, including non-goat related items. They have tables out along the sidewalk for a nice warm spring lunch or evening dinner.