Girl & the Goat

4.8
9639 reviews
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Contemporary American
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.

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 9639 People Are Saying
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GH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food and great service. So helpful with what to order and how they bring out the food was amazing

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the entire experience was exceptional! We enjoyed every second.

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JS
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is small plate style. They bring the food out as it becomes ready. The server was great at helping us plan the timing of the order. Everything was fantastic!

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible, wine amazing.....perfect date and ambience. Had an amazing time!

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JT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were got married the weekend before and celebrated by going back to Chicago for st Patrick’s day where we got engaged. The staff was kind, generous and informative. The food was beyond amazing and 100% our favorite spot of our trip! We would absolutely recommend eating/drinking here. Big shout out to the kitchen, management and staff. Many thanks for going above and beyond to make our dinning experience so special!

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RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Highly recommend!

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TS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite and eclectic! We thoroughly enjoyed every course! Dessert was AMAZING!

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were equally outstanding.

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R
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining here and this place doesn’t stop amazing us. We shared about 10 items from appitizer to dessert and were blown away with each course. Possibly the best tuna belly I have ever had!

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ML
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife loved it it surpassed her expectations, server was dope music was off the chain we will be back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and Girl and the goat did not disappoint! Would go again!

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D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

9 dishes , 2 desserts and it was all delicious and amazing !

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. Service was excellent.

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TT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I visit this fantastic restaurant, I am always struck by their treatment of vegetables. I'm not a vegetarian, but the vegetable selections are so good, that they could be the main event! The experience was complemented by our kind, attentive and extremely personable waiter. I wish I had the time to have a standing weekly reservation at Girl & the Goat, it is consistently a superb dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

mmmmm tasty

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Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but extremely loud. As long as you know that going in, your going to love Girl and the Goat!

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great server;.Slight hitch with coursing, as our bread didn’t come out until almost the end of the meal, but everything our server suggested was amazing.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good great for date night or a friendly outing. We loved how the servers would tell how about each dish as they brought them out, that just add to the delicious experience we were going to have. We had a great night on a Tuesday btw and it was because of Girl & the Goat so thank you and keep up the great work :)

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was sublime. Best dining experience for the price I think I've ever had.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place did not disappoint.... went with a friend who is a big Top Chef fan. She had high expectations and I was concerned that she might be disappointed; however I was pleasantly impressed! Our server was super!

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AW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I believe my expectations were too high. The bread was ordinary, and I was surprised that they charged for it. The appetizers were unique, but not in a good way. The squash slaw was heavy with vinegar, and the calamari was soggy. The empanada taste like mystery meat in dough. Unfortunately, given the disappointment with appetizers and "specialty" bread, we finished our wine/beer and left before ordering anything further. The cost is high for the portions, so unless the taste is extraordinary, which it was not, this was a poor value for us.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic service, reasonably priced. We enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you!

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LL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and we were beyond pleased. Amazing food and service as we've come to expect from Stephanie's restaurants. The dishes just blew us away.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best. Food. Ever. This place really makes you step outside of the box and try new and amazing things. Servers are always great with recommendations too!!

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I thought the food was very good, but for the hype I was expecting more. Not too much different than any other foodie type place.

I had made reservations for our 2nd anniversary, and indicated so on the reservation. Yet, they sat us in the corner of the restaurant right next to the kitchen with barstools and next to a service station. It was cool to be able to see the action going on in the kitchen, but it was VERY hot and uncomortable and all the clanging and busy servers passing by and yelling of orders wasn't exactly what I would have hoped for for an anniversary date. It would have been nice to be at a real table for the occasion.

Our server was very short with us. Did not smile. Bolted out of our site as soon as she got the information from us that she needed, not allowing time to ask questions. She didn't really seem to care that we were celebrating anything.

Overall we were disappointed with our experience. We had heard so many great things, but it didn't live up to what we had expected.

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LG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down one of the most unique meals I have ever had. They incorporated such uniques blends of tastes for all palettes to enjoy. A friend had recommended going there and I was curious, we went in with an open mind and those minds were blown away!!! Our server was funny and engaging. My water glass was never less than half full. Despite it being very busy our food came out at a reasonable time. We ate: goat empanadas, roasted duck face, calamari, and the olive bread. The olive bread was only $5 and was the biggest surprise of all! They made this green olive and garlic spread to accompany the bread that was phenomenal. I wanted to bathe in it. You NEED to eat here!! Expensive - but worth it.

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Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place— second visit for us. Creative and original, look forward to going back.

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. Loved the music, food, and our server was amazing. She went out of her way to handle my food allergy and make sure everything was perfect. If we lived closer I’d definitely be a regular. Try the Goat Empanadas and the Beef Tongue. The Blood Orange Sorbet is IMO the perfect after dinner dessert.

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1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal - small city transplant in Chicago and have heard of this place for years. Completely lived up to the hype! Great job!

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Have been in the past and have had great experiences , but the last time I went, our waiter was not attentive, only came by to take our order and when we called him over to ask for the check.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and the servers were pleasant. But the bartenders made the first impression. From the get go, they offered beautifully crafted drinks while we waited for our table to be ready. Even behind the oak, they knew the menu down to the special and offered their own unbiased opinions. The menu was tasteful and portion size helpful for groups of 6. Would like to go back and try even more of the menu. Looking forward to many more nights with good food, with even better people

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FF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistent quality, and as usual an awesome staff. That’s all I had to say.

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D
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Landmark birthday and anniversary. Has been my favorite in Chicago for many years. Desserts were amazing! Memorable experience with desserts, by far. Enjoyed the Branzino! The other six dishes were small and very disappointing. The waiter was pushy and absent. He also forgot to order a key dish, which made for a l o n g wait. If I go back, It would be for dessert after eating somewhere else. I have always bragged about Girl and the Goat. It's quality has changed. The product is inconsistent, chefs...?

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal and spectacular service! Broccoli dish was great

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is out of this world. The restaurant is a great place to share laughs, stories, and memories over great food and drinks.

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C
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Too crowded. Too loud. Food not that great. Weird crowd.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at Girl & the Goat is fantastic! The service was great! The only negative is your are crowded into a dining area which is always full. Sometimes it feels as if you are involved in other diners meals and conversations.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food. A great night for sure!

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