Duck Duck Goat

SIZE: 5,850 Sq. Ft. / 543 Sq. Mtr.
LOCATION: Chicago, IL

Interiors, Custom Furniture and Lighting, Graphics, Menu Design

Following the vision of chef Stephanie Izard and her desire to produce, as she cheekily states, “reasonably authentic” Chinese cuisine through an American lens, the AvroKO team created a restaurant that represents an “everytown Chinatown” – a dream-like version of the stores and shops that can be found in all quintessential Chinatowns in America. The outdoor / indoor style of these neighborhoods is brought to life via each dining room entryway that’s envisioned as a store front. 1960s saturated cinema played a significant role in the use of color leading to a vibrant and over-saturated palette evoking the eclectic irreverence and curious chaos found in most American Chinatown communities. The use of humble materials was also vast in these neighborhoods after WWII, which led to the installation of Western-style wallpapers, sheet-form wall paneling, and simple metals. The goat theme is not lost either as goat figurines are found throughout the restaurant in gleaming gold, cool jade and more.

  • "Stephanie Izard's Duck Duck Goat is now open and it's gorgeous."
    InStyle
  • "I’ve been mesmerized by New York-based design firm AvroKO’s attention to detail. Though Duck Duck Goat holds a crowd, the individual spaces make the restaurant feel intimate and comforting. "
    RedEye Chicago
  • "Chicago has rarely seen a restaurant that feels like this."
    Eater
  • "A restaurant that looks as good as it tastes."
    New York Post
  • "Both alluringly exotic and comfortingly familiar."
    Jetsetter
  • "While many restaurants strive to bring diners into another space and time upon entering their establishment, AvroKO and Boka have accomplished that and more."
    Eater

Accolades

  • Gold Key Award, finalist
    Boutique Design
  • 3 Stars
    Chicago Tribune
  • Best Restaurant Design of the Year
    Eater
  • Best New Restaurant of 2016
    Thrillist Chicago
  • Best Fine Dinging Restaurant Design - Finalist
    Gold Key Awards