|1127 Westwood Boulevard, Mt Juliet, TN 37122, USA
|11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–2AM 11AM–2AM 11AM–2AM 10AM–12AM
Meh... I think the atmosphere, architecture, and design are great. Beer selection is top notch for the area and I love the idea of open air seating on their patio overlooking a gorgeous swimming pool and a sand vollyball court. But (and this is a big but), the food is underwhelming. Lets just go ahead and admit that the standards in Nashville are not that high to begin with so... there is that. This is my take on the food (which is really why you open a restaurant to begin with). I dont get that they put so much effort into making so much of the menu from scratch when they cant even execute the menu. The burgers are ground so tightly that they have the texture of meatloaf. My burger tasted like it was ground several days ago and had the a sour flavor, but the the worst part was that my medium rare burger was dry and lacked seasoning. The tater tots are just mushy, overcooked, grated potatoes that are bland and, again, lacked seasoning. The buns... ugh... those buns. We received french fries that were shriveled and cold, and although we did get a fresh batch a few minutes later, they were just... plain ol fries from the freezer. The pizza we ordered lacked any flavor of goat cheese (even though we ordered the goat cheese pizza). I will admit that the pizza was good but just wasnt what we expected. the presentation on all of the food looked like it was served from a cafeteria - with no excitement or even a minimal amount of effort to plate up. Whats with the sheet pans as dishware? One of the cooks was hanging out at the pool for a good 20 min, which is usually a pretty good indication of how tightly things are ran in the back of the house. Overall, everything we tried on the menu lacked seasoning, and was very plain. Again, I dont understand why they would bother making sauces, grinding fresh burgers, and preparing ingredients from scratch to deliver a mediocre experience. Sadly, I left feeling like Id much rather spend the same amount of money on a chain restaurant that serves processed food for a tasty experience over this scratch kitchen that serves dull, boring, unseasoned food . This place will do well and continue to do well because it is uniqueness to the area. Unfortunately, it is among the many other bare-minimum restaurants that will continue to bring dining standards down in the area. Unfortunately, this is as good as it gets in Mt Juliet. The Goat (Greatest Of All Time) is really not that great at all when it comes to the food, but if you wanna be seen with the cool people - this is the "in" place to be. I really want to like this place because the concept is so unique, but all-in-all the food is mediocre - at best. I would go back, but my decision to dine here would be solely for the ambiance, the bar, and the patio.
If you look at the advertisement on their site, its all about the drink. We waited for our call ahead or (reserved seating) spot for over an hour. for a party of 10. Kept getting told the only tables for a large party, were still sitting at their table. The other partys seating was at 5 PM. Ours was supposed to be for 6:30 PM. We were also told, after standing outside for over an hour, that they dont take reservations. What the heck is "Call ahead seating"? This is a place to sit and socialize after you eat, No matter how long others wait. So here is my take on this situation. Its for people who have nothing else to do but sit and drink.. This is apparent by the size of the bar. Dont expect any service unless you plan on drinking. First time to visit and will be my last. The management did a very poor job, in addressing our situation. If youre looking for good dining experience in Mt. Juliet, there are others. Dont waste your time with the GOAT unless you are with the many who think they are the only ones who deserve a new place to eat. (And Drink). We had planned to celebrate a birthday there, but ended up going our separate ways, and eating elsewhere.
Mt. Juliet has been waiting for a decent restaurant and this is a good start. The location is a bit strange, as its in an apartment complex, but I have never had a difficult time parking. The menu has lots of options from vegetarian to lots of great meat options. Pizza is good, sandwiches are good, and many of the starters are great. The taco pizza is a bit of a fail (if you are expecting pizza - its basically nachos on a pizza platter), but most everything else has been great. So, why 4 stars? Well, two things - happy hour and the service. Happy hour has a decent menu for food and drinks, but I did an experiment and ordered the same items off happy hour...I found that the drinks are made pretty sloppy during happy hour, as opposed to the way they are made at other times. The service has been hit and miss. The hostesses have looked bored, bothered, and unhappy at most visits (keep in mind, I have been here 6 times now). The servers are nice, but often inattentive and often overlook a very slow kitchen at times.
Erica L Young
First time there I called in an order. Went to pick it up and had to get it from the busy bar. After 20 min at the bar trying to wave down a bartender, I had to get a manager to get my order. When I received it, it was the wrong order. Waited 30 minutes and of course food was cold. Second time I put my name and phone number on the list (I live in the townhouses) as the wait was 45 min. I told them I live there and it would take me 45 seconds to get there. They never called. I verified my phone number before leaving. An hour later I called to inquire and was told they called me. I verified the number and of course they called out a different number. Notice, I did say I verified my number when I put my name in the list. I have hyped up this place to my friends but dont think I will invite them. I will say I have had nothing but great experiences at the LC Henley (Murfreesboro) The Goat.
Walked in at 8:50pm starving & was denied service. Although the doors say 21 & up after 10:00pm the hostess rudely declined us any service because & I quote her "the kitchen takes longer than an hour to get the tables food out from the time its ordered" However I had a strong feeling that my kids werent welcome even tho it was 8:50 & the doors clearly said 10:00. This was going to be our first time eating here & they lost our business before we even got to try it. It was rude & embarrassing to be turned away. Might I add my kids arent toddlers. Not 21 but definitely old enough to where they felt embarrassed as well. The hostess was more concerned that our kids would be hurting the image of the restaurant & that is completely unprofessional! Terrible customer service!