Girl & the Goat
Girl & the Goat

Girl & the Goat

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://girlandthegoat.com/
  • Phone: 3124926262
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Stephanie Izard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events: The Underground Goat, our 18 person private dining room, is not your typical private dining space and the name encapsulates exactly what you're looking forward to. Located under the main dining room, you and your guests will be lead downstairs, through the restaurant and into the "staff only" halls of the Goat. The room itself echoes the casual, rustic atmosphere of the main dining room and is host to the restaurant's wine and liquor stock - don't be surprised if you see the hardworking bar staff sneak in a few times to keep things rolling upstairs. Chef Stephanie Izard will design a family-style menu for you (dietary restrictions will not be ignored) and our beverage director will recommend wine, beer and/or a signature cocktail to match what Stephanie comes up with.
    For more information visit http://www.bokagrp.com/eventsandcatering.php
    or call 312.492.6262.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Halsted
  • Public Transit: #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and street parking available. Valet parking on Randolph for $11 per vehicle.
A word from Girl & the Goat
"Top Chef" Season 4 winner, Stephanie Izard is chef / owner of this new restaurant in the west loop. The menu will consist of 30 items, separated in the categories of vegetable, fish, and meat, with all items meant to be shared.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Girl & the Goat reviews from OpenTable diners
740 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (620)hot spot (502)special occasion (407)good for groups (276)neighborhood gem (220)vibrant bar scene (172)romantic (137)late-night find (107)notable wine list (104)great for outdoor dining (71)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (18)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Bucket list place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was just all around fantastic, every dish is perfectly harmonized. This is one of those meals for me that with every other bite I close my eyes and savor every layer of flavor. I didn't even expect the dessert to be the best part but it really finished off that meal with a bang. Miso-butterscotch budino! Drinks were spot on as well and the atmosphere was energetic but not overwhelming. Basically I would be back all the time if I had that kind of budget but Little Goat will have to hold me over until I can return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been Twice, Only Veggies Good...
    bluekirby
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've now been to Girl & the Goat twice, during different seasons with different menus. Yes the food can be considered artisan, yes it is locally sourced, yes the qualify of ingredients is good, yes interesting flavor combinations are used. Yet not of this guarantees that a dish will taste good. Both times I have gone, any dishes that involve meat (and including seafood here) had too much going on. I could not even tell that there was a loup de mer based on the flavor, it was completely overpowered by all the garnish. Pig face, goat loin, pork stew, none were pleasant on the palate. The silver lining is that flavoring for the vegetables is excellent. Green beans and cauliflower were very enjoyable. Also too noisy for a date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We tried multiple dishes off the menu and Stephanie Izard is a genius! We dined at Alinea the night before, Girl & the Goat blew them out of the water. Every dish was flavorful, thoughtful and cohesive. One of my favorite places to eat in Chicago!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, finger licking good! dishes were put together so well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food! Flavours were delicious. Very unique place and unique food. I highly recommend it!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must-dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A Girl and the Goat WAS all that it was cracked up to be. Amazing service, great ambiance, and to-die-for food! This is a must-dine location for anyone visiting Chicago. Make sure to get your reservations early though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Shellierovk
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am from my and have tried to visit girl & the goat on my last two trips to Chicago, finally made it and do glad I did. It was awesome, there are so many options and they were all so unique! I loved the crudo with pork belly and the dessert with pistachios. The drinks are also too good!! I wish there was one in NY!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Wedding Anniversary
    Lpnc121
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Girl and the Goat this weekend. It was our first time there and I booked the reservation 2 months ago. We absolutely loved it. Great food, great service. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for groups larger than 4 at a time because of portion size, but everything was absolutely lovely!! Thanks again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit
    Kiki
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was my second time to the Girl & the Goat. Again, I wasn't disappointed! The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was great. You can't go wrong with the Wood fire Pig's face!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fulfilling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I was skeptical, but myfriend dragged me here, and I was very happy with the selections, which are very unique, and the service, which was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    Shermdogr
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had heard race reviews about the Girl and the Goat and I was very excited to take my mom and a few of her friends there for dinner. I was surprised to be so disappointed, notably by the music--rap was blaring at 5:15 PM. I can understand the music being loud later in the night, but not for an early dinner. The waitress was hard to understand and I had a hard time talking to the person next to me. The courses came out so quickly too. It was a very disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lives up to Expectations
    chicagojay6
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My girlfriend had been wanting to check this place out for a awhile. She's a celiac but it didn't affect her choices that much. Please note their fish sauce (used in several dishes) may contain trace amounts of wheat. She, however, didn't have any reaction. Also, some of their fried foods use oil that may have had gluten in them (we avoided these). Cocktails were very good and unique. As for the meal itself I looked at what other people had recommended and went off suggestions that appealed to me. I'd suggest you do the same. I'd recommend the Pig Face and Cauliflower dish. We'll definitely be back again...just make sure you get your reservation in 6-8 weeks ahead of time (even further out for a Thursday-Saturday date).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was outstanding, but impossible to talk to the person across the table due to noise level. Waitress was hoarse from yelling out the specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food
    gaurav
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    When we did the reservation and got a late night spot, then we were thinking what is the whole fuss about this restaurant? After eating there, we realized the reason. The food was just brilliant. Perfectly cooked and presented. I travel a lot across US, but I have not eaten yet at a restaurant which had all courses better than other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick
    nick
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It is difficult to describe in 50 characters the exceptional food at the Girl & the Goat. It is just astounding, great food, great place, great service. I recommend the pig face. It was an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique restaurant
    FoodFoodFood
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I really enjoyed our dinner here - got to try several unique dishes. If you like interesting meats, this is the place. I tried duck tongues, raw goat, and pig face here... along with scallops and some delicious sourdough bread with tzatziki and hummus. Definitely for the adventurous. Cocktails were fantastic (and strong!) and went well with the food. Everything was delicious, although I will say I could tell it wasn't the healthiest food. Very hard to get in for a normal dinner-time reservation, but well worth the wait until 9PM. The service was good, too. It would be more fun to go as a group, given the dishes are served family style in generous servings, but my boyfriend and I were happy going as a couple, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot!
    Elle
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my third time at Girl & the Goat, the food was great as always. Shout out to their bartenders for making great drinks and being so attentive while we waited for our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you can get a reservation, GO.
    pancakehead
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Some of the best food i've had in a long time. The salmon and broccoli were both great savory dishes, the pb&j was an amazing dessert. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    ImHungry
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place is the absolute best. The food, the scene, the drinks and the people made it the greatest dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Restaurant
    Jacko
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A truely fantastic restaurant. Food was amazing, service was great and really reasonable on the proce. Would definitely recommend this place to any foodies and would definitely go again when next visiting Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crazy, tasty dishes
    TrueVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We get to the restaurant and are quickly seated with menus. It's 5:45 and the place is packed. Before anyone can really start looking, I mention that I know some of these dishes have an unusual mixture of ingredients, but everything I've ever had has been in the range of good to really special. This is when I find out my friends from Detroit were a little wary of the menu when they had looked online. By the end of the first dish, their reservations have disappeared. We shared a couple of the breads, ham frites, kohlrabi salad, squash blooms, scallops, broccoli, muscles, and the budino for dessert. Highlights were the scallops, muscles (which I usually pass on), and the budino. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening!
    CandiTiffany
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you are looking for outstanding food, creative options, great atmosphere...look no further. We had an excellent meal with a server who was spot-on in terms of how many dishes to order for our party as well as which items to order. Loved the pig's face, scallops (new to the menu and a "must have", and many others! I can't wait to return?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the wait
    ItaliangemVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had reservations 3 months ago and waited that long to finally go here and it was definitely worth it. Everything we ordered was very flavorful. The drinks were really good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday dinner
    Barry
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our experience was fantastic. It's a small plate dining experience and the as soon as one dish was finished the next plate was arriving. The waitstaff was on the spot with new dishes, silverware and to refill out water. The prices were not as high as my wallet feared and the food was absolutely amazing. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone I know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    HeatherN
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've never not enjoyed the food or service at this restaurant. Consistently wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet without pretentension
    Got2eat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Girl and the Goat offers a wide array of delicious food presented beautifully by a friendly and efficient staff. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and extremely aesthetic. If you are early for your reservation, you can sit comfortably at one of the comfy couches and have a delicious cocktail or one of the many wines or beers offered. You never feel rushed or as if they are trying to turn your table. The timing of the food delivery is very impressive. You order everything at once, but it is brought out in well timed intervals so that your table is not overflowing, and so that your food never has a chance to get cold. The staff describes the dishes and answers questions without a hint of snootiness and the food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great experience, we wil be back. Wish I could figure out how to get a reservation for a decent time....alll that's ever available is before 5.30 and after 9.30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    and I think the portion size even grew since the last time I was there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food EVER
    12thMan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Vistited from Seattle and was so happy we ate here. The food and ambiance far surpassed our expectations. We enjoyed the family style small portions- it was great to be able to try so many different things in one evening. Interesting combinations that melted in your mouth. Will come here everytime we visit Chicago again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KMPA
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent innovative dishes; we have learned to order only 2 dishes at a time, and pause in between since they may rush you by bringing too many dishes at once, especially at earlier seatings; overall great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good again, but beware the salt!
    stcolfaxVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had several small plates, but some like the broccoli were very very salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just so so...
    Defoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was expecting to be wowed and it just didn't meet the mark. I read reviews ahead of time and was probably psyched up too much by the reviews. We were a party of 3 and ordered 6 dishes. The roasted cauliflower was burnt. They buried the worst pieces at the bottom, the roasted pig face was pretty dry. The best dish was the halibut. So flavorful but such a tiny portion. Later in the night we were looking for a cup of coffee and discovered the other girl and the goat diner type restaurant across the street. Maybe next visit to chicago we'll try there. The mocha coffee really hit the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over rated and over priced
    bbbbb
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Was very disappointed, after trying to get a reservation for a long time. Felt that the portions were small and very expensive. The waiter explained that their menu was designed to be several plates to share, and recommended ordering at least 5 or 6 as a start. we decided on 3 to start. After the second plate we were ready to go somewhere else, but the food was coming out to fast. The plates were hitting the table before we were half way through the previous one. I also felt that $20 for 2 medium/small scallops was a lot. And that there was only bottle of wine on the entire list that was under $40.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent food and service, way too noisy, unnecessarily so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Awesome restaurant, one of the best I've been to in Chicago - would be a definitely recommend. Some very unique and interesting dishes, all done with a great touch and excellent taste. Very open space, with a view of the kitchen. Can definitely see, and taste, the passion everyone has for both the food and service. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service and Food
    Louie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was incredible! and the service was perfect. Our server was incredibly nice and informative of the menu. We sat at the kitchen bar top, it was great to watch the food being prepared. Great prices, great ambiance, and wonderful lighting. Definitely want to go back next time i'm visiting Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overated
    azgoing
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    After reading all those praises and how difficult it is to have a reservation at this restaurant , our expectations were high. The staff and the service were good. Even with this big noise and the fact that you are practically sitting on your neighbor's knees, we enjoyed the atmosphere - better to know before going, though. The menu is different and interesting, but the food is barely OK, a lot of salt and oïl (even if it's olive oïl... ). Really, we wondered why people are so thrill by this place and why you need to place a reservation MONTHS in advance to be allowed in... Better reputation than food, we would say...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded all expectations!
    Blake
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was incredible across the board. Make sure you try the pig face and duck tongues. We also had the goat belly confit that was the highlight of the meal but that was on the seasonal menu so it may not be available all of the time. Hardest part of the evening was trying to get a reservation! We called in July for a September date and ended up with a 9:45pm reservation. They were still seating tables close to midnight and likely could have done so for a few more hours. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bring out of town parents
    TayloraeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My dad's girlfriend was not pleased with the table behind us SCREAMING and just the overall loudness of the restaurant. The food was pretty damn good though. I had the squid salad (or whatever it was) sans bacon (cause I'm allergic to that sh*t) and it was smokey and delicious. Anyway, we had to leave quicker than I would have liked because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    kamiidiaz
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I came from out of town in Calgary, AB and heard about this restaurant through a few people. Wanting to make sure I could go, I booked the reservation 3 months in advance. The food here is unreal. I am a huge foodie and love trying new restaurants. The serving style here are sharing plates (each plate can be shared among 2 people), and in total we had 5-6 plates (including dessert) for my boyfriend and I. Food is innovative, interesting, and made up of ingredients I wouldn't normally hear of putting together but are INCREDIBLE. If I lived here I would come back over and over again. Loved loved loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate