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Girl & the Goat

4.8
8515 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
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Girl & the Goat opened in 2010 with the goal of serving a family style menu of tasty, bold flavored foods in a fun and lively setting. To enhance the experience we offer a selection of wines from around the world with a focus on small producers, a rotating list of craft beers, and a list of fun cocktails created by our bartenders.

Located at 809 W Randolph, Girl & the Goat was one of the first establishments in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor. We offer a variety of seating choices, including a comfortable lounge, bar seats, standard table seating, and four seats close enough to the kitchen line that you might be asked to help. Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Friday, 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 4:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(312) 492-6262
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephanie Izard
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Halsted
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Parking details
Valet and street parking available. Valet parking on Randolph for $11 per vehicle.
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Public transit
#8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
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Special events & promotions
To host your upcoming event at Girl & the Goat, visit bokagroupevents.com.

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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

One of the most well known restaurants in Chicago, and one that lives up to the hype.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 8515 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 21 hours ago

Extremely loud restaurant. Waiter neglected to inform us of an 86’d goat main. This is a goat themed restaurant. When we ordered a goat shank, wouldn’t a service person inform us at that time that they were out of it instead of assuming we ordered a pork shank which they brought? Or at that time clarifying which shank we wanted? We had NO goat and it was too late to order another item as the errant dish was our final course. We had an 8:15 rez, waiter said “we’ve been out of the goat shank since 7:30”. So inform your customers. We were terribly disappointed. Was it too loud for him to hear clearly? Too busy to let us know the status of the menu? Left hungry.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great place, food is eccelefic and strange, but always fun to bring out of town guests to. They sat us a little late but it was still a great time

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Sitting at the kitchen was awesome! Dinner and a show

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We loved it. In town for a convention for the 3rd year and trip to G&TG. As good of not better each year!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Inventive dishes impeccably prepared. Too many to list here. Service was friendly and attentive, bartenders as well. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great. The only complaint is the host was a bit of a snob to us when we arrived (staring blankly at us without a greeting or smile until I mentioned my reservation). Other than that, our server was great, cocktails delicious, and food outstanding.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

WOW! My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary here over the weekend. What a GREAT experience! From the food to the service, we'd recommend it over and over again! We were lucky enough to experience one of the 2 Chefs tables and had a blast! The chefs and the waitstaff were friendly and answered all of our questions. Super cocktail menu as well! Top 5 restaurant experiences we've ever had!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

There is just no place better! Anywhere!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I came for my birthday. The food was amazing. The waitor was very friendly. I absolutely love this place.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful experience at Girl and the Goat. Our server was helpful, friendly and extremely likeable. We shared a number of dishes and liked them all, but the standouts were the Calamari Bruschetta and the Green Beans. Amazing since neither of us are fans of green beans. These are two dishes that will make you shake your head at the creativity and artistry of Steph Izard.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Very expensive for casual dining and the portions were ridiculously small

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Super loud. Table in the corner

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was one of the top culinary experiences of my LIFE. Service was incredibly quick, my table was right next to the window and had GREAT lighting, food was beyond exceptional, drinks were tasty, ambiance was quiet and uncrowded. Honestly, give that guy that refills your water every 20 seconds a RAISE because he was ON. IT. He even folded my date's napkin when he left to use the bathroom. On another note, the food runner dropped our lamb ribs at the table next to us on accident, but no harm no foul because the MANAGER BROUGHT US OUT FREE GREEN BEANS THAT WERE EVERYTHING I WANTED AND MORE. This place was hip. as. hell. 10/10 would attend again.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to me by my friend and although the service was great, everything else was disappointing. The prices were high in comparison to the portion of food and the food didn’t taste good in my opinion and I’m a foodie and have tried lots of cuisine. My husband liked the pork shank but it wasn’t great as expected for a $26 entree. I made the reservation ahead of time and specifically mentioned it was for my husband’s birthday yet when we were finished with our meal I had to ask the server if they did anything for birthdays when the whole point of noting the special occasion on the reservation was so it would be a surprise for my husband. I figured for a restaurant that charges in their price range would be on top of their game on that.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and great service. Everything we ordered was delicious; chickpea fritters and lamb ribs were our favorites. Good selection of wines that are well priced. Definitely would dine here again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Grandes platillos, gran servicio.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great experience and amazing dishes!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

One of the best meals I’ve ever had hands down. I have watched Stephanie Izard on Top Chef and Iron Chef and knew that I had to eat here when I was in Chicago for work. I made a reservation for myself at 930pm. I hoped that I would be able to get into the bar earlier, but if I couldn’t I had to make sure I had a seat. When I arrived about 630pm on a Monday, the place was insanely busy! I couldn’t believe how busy it was for a Monday night. However, Within about 5 minutes I was able to find a seat at the bar. The service as great, he recommended a few of his favorites and then most popular dishes. I ended up getting the confit goat belly and the halibut.
The halibut arrived first and I was blown away. The flavors worked so well together. It was very light and delicate but full of flavor. The goat belly was amazing as well. I had never had goat before. I was a little worried it was going to be fatty like pork belly is however it was the polar opposite. It was crispy and very rich. It was topped with lobster and crab. It was great. I will definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Look, it's all been said before. I can only remind everyone of the universal truth that The Girl and the Goat is AMAZING. That is all.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

awesome all around

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I was pretty disappointed I gotta say. I waited over 1.5 month to get a reservation because I had heard great things.

First, don’t advertise yourself as high gluten free friendly cos that is not the case. Our server did an excellent job ensuring things were gluten free but they had to be modified to the point where the dishes lost their wow factor.

The beet salad was a joke so salty. The goat carpaccio also was a disappointment also super salty. The pork cheek was the best but could be a little less salty. The gluten free bread was really great!

The cocktails were very nice. The wine variety could be better for per glass.

Overall disappointing for the 1+ month wait.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We enjoyed celebrating mothers day with our five kids!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food, but service was hurried, robotic and indifferent. Service did not match the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was great, service was great. The vegetables are consistently amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Seriously, one of the best meals I've ever had and I'm a cook and SF/Napa resident and restaurant-goer. The wine-maker/restauranteer friends that were with us were deeply impressed as well. Service was outstanding and sequenced perfectly. The family style presentation is perfect for this menu. Kudos to the kitchen!

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My fiance and I arrived 30 minutes early for the reservation (9:30pm), and were seated 15 minutes after the reservation time (10:15pm). One of the dishes (chickpea fritters) was amazing and I would definitely recommend. The other 6 dishes were unfortunately sub-par. The oysters were tiny, the focaccia bread was OK. Himachi crudo was not bad, but certainly not worth the price. Diver scallops had a great flavor combination, but I would have preferred some searing/crispness on the scallops (the top/bottom were completely soft). The braised beef tongue was a small amount of protein in a large salad. It tasted OK, but the accompanying salad did not have a great flavor. It also had cilantro which was not stated on the menu, and my fiance (along with ~10% of the population) completely despises cilantro. This dish was not edible for him. The pig face had a very delicious flavor combination, however our egg was completely overcooked and the yolk did not run (which is a signature feature of the restaurant's most signature dish - how do you mess up cooking an egg?). The waiter brought a free birthday dessert for my fiance which was unexpected and very good, however this gesture does not compensate for the generally underwhelming and unpleasant experience we had. This restaurant is over-hyped and not worth the prices.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I had high expectations for Girl & the Goat to and it did not disappoint. We sat kitchen side and got to watch all of the prep. Had the upside of getting close to the kitchen staff, but downside of the noise. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful, but also didn’t skew any of our decisions, which was appreciated. Delicious cocktails to start followed by incredible main dishes. 5 stars out of 5.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Best meal I have ever had.
The scallops were pure Umami.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Relatively enjoyable dining experience. Food was interesting but not something that we would need to rush back to, though glad we went.
Service was okay, though Server never really explained the food and they forgot to bring me my main dish.
Dessert was best thing about the evening.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was everything we hoped for! We are big fans of Chef Stephanie and this restaurant has been on our bucket list for some time. The service was great, ambiance and music were great as well! The food was delicious! One of my favorite restaurants thus far!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Longtime Chicagoan, finally had my chance to dine here. It lives up to the hype and then some. Best meal I’ve had in months.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food, great place, second time around and excellent once more.

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1.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Very disapointed by this restaurant. Service was rude and the food was ok but we expected so much more. Definitely overrated.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Absolutely unreal restaurant. Everything was fantastic from the food to the service. We’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The restaurant has a fun upscale yet relaxed vibe. Not pretentious at all. Our server took the time to explain all of our questions. We ended up ordering 6 dishes for 2 people and this was perfect. We had the cauliflower, shishito peppers, beet salad, scallops, goat empanadas and pig face. Everything was amazing. The only dish that we felt was a little under the hype was the pig face. It was delicious but it felt more like a breakfast hash browns with bacon and egg. We definitely recommend this place and can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great food and nice dessert, all of our dishes was really nice. The cocktails was okay but pricey. The place is nicely decorated and have a nice atmosphere to it.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The menu offered several innovative dishes. Loved everything we ordered. The pork shoulder was amazing. Great wine list. Great place to dine.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Perfect, delish! Will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The food was amazing. I would highly recommend the calamari bruschetta and the green beans. The pig face is also a must! Great service and incredible combination of food. Each dish is meant to split 4 ways so with our party of 5 one of us had to skip or get a very small portion of each dish. It was a little loud.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Very accommodating

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