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About Girl & the Goat

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.

809 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Halsted

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 492-6262

Website:
http://girlandthegoat.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and street parking available. Valet parking on Randolph for $11 per vehicle.

Public Transit:
#8 Halsted Bus at Randolph

Executive Chef:
Stephanie Izard

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

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Girl & the Goat Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.8

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4.7

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4.5

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (224)
Creative Cuisine (196)
Special Occasion (186)
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Good for a Date (183)
Hot Spot (159)
Fun (138)
Good for Birthdays (115)
Good for Anniversaries (115)
Worth the Drive (104)
Handcrafted Cocktails (98)
Good for Groups (96)
Tapas (96)
Neighborhood Gem (91)
Romantic (79)
Local Ingredients (76)
Authentic (76)
Vibrant Bar Scene (72)
Casual (62)
Tasting Menu (62)
Good Vegetarian Options (62)
Bar Seating (56)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
People Watching (45)
Cozy (44)
Notable Wine List (41)
Late-night Find (40)
Seasonal (35)
Business Meals (30)
Healthy (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Comfort Food (23)
Great Beer (23)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Organic (12)
Vegan (11)
Scenic View (9)
Spicy (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. Everything we tasted was good and had big flavors.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

In order we had: roasted beets, mussels, scallops, skirt steak, bucatini (pasta), and a half order of shishito peppers. We were warned that they had received a 'hot' batch of shishito, so it was nice our server allowed us to order a mini. Topped off the meal with a bowl of toffee cake. Shining stars were the beets, scallops, and skirt steak. Wish there was more skirt steak, but it was flavorful for how seemingly little we got. Service was great, friendly, & accommodating. I wished they would have given us a little more time between courses to enjoy - it felt rushed. Otherwise, we are hoping to get lucky with another reservation again soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food is so so good. Can't wait to go back and try more.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fun, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

always very good, we love this place so much.
nous sommes français et vivons à chicago, nous sommes ravis d'avoir trouver ce restaurant ou nous aimons revenir chaque mois. les plats sont toujours surprenant et agréable à découvrir

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was, literally, the best food I’ve ever eaten. The Pig Face is to die for! Actually, everything we ate was very good. The dessert we had was incredible, a sweet potato cake with toffee. Highly recommended and we will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Server was not very attentive

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Extremely professional staff. Unique family style dining experience. Diverse menu full of rich, flavorful foods. I highly recommend the Pig Face and Pork Shank.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Very interesting menu. Everything we ordered was good. Would go back again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Omaha)·Dined 6 days ago

Definitely ask for the chef's table if you appreciate interacting with the artists who are creating your meal

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, awesome service. Not that cozy for lonely diners but still a great experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant was great and awesome and fabulous as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is wonderful here and good value, but it is hard to really enjoy dining experience because the tables are so close together. It is uncomfortable. Fine for a casual night out, but definitely not an anniversary or special celebration.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were great. They are very efficient, so they do move you at a brisk pace through your dining experience to make sure you are done in time for the next reservation. Felt slightly rushed....scallops, bucatini with pork shoulder and pork shank were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Been going here for 2 years, on dates, with friends, and for a quick bite. Never disappointed in anything I've ever had, great ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

AWESOME food. Creative menu and knowledgeable, friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I travel to Chicago regularly and have tried to get a reservation each time. I was able to get a table for two for myself and a colleague. We both agree that it was one of the best dining experiences we have had. We were thrilled to find out when we arrived that we would be sitting at the chef's table. Watching Chef Izard and her crew work was inspiring. The detail, precision, and calm confidence that came from the kitchen was amazing. Each dish we had was our favorite. We interacted with many of the servers throughout the evening and they were all attentive and knowledgeable. We were able to say hello and thank Chef Izard for the wonderful evening which was a treat. I look forward to going back again very soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My wife and I have always wanted to try The Girl and the Goat and we finally got our chance after 3 trips to Chicago and were not disappointed! Though i would not consider the restaurant to be kids friendly, we did receive very good service even with a 11 month old baby. They gave us a perfect corner spot where our baby girl could sit in her high chair while also got to play on the bench when she was done. My wife and I each enjoyed a custom cocktail and had the Hamachi Crudo as starter. The best dish in my opinion was the pork shank with house made naan. The duck tongues were also delicious. The chickpea fritters were nicely done and so was the Bleu Cheese Sweet Potato Pierogies. Definitely would love to return and try the other dishes.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Girl & The Goat-- The restaurant was packed in a lively way but we were still seated almost immediately with our reservation. The service was fantastic, the food was incredible and the scene was lively and fun. Ordered 9 dishes for 8 people plus dessert which was way too much food but totally worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had such a blast from the moment we entered the front door. Service was fantastic and the food was better. Can’t wait to visit again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I would come back here in a heartbeat ! Food was very clever ... creatively delicious! The staff was exemplary ! Truly a special group of people . Servers , chefs , and management unbelievably fabulous ! Thank you for a most enjoyable evening !!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and I’m so glad I made a reservation ahead of time to visit.
The food and cocktails were delicious. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was great.

We had the goat empanadas, goat liver mousse, escargot ravioli and green beans. Everything was so good. Best green beans we have ever had!
The sweet potato cake for dessert was also delicious.

Definitely worth a visit! We will be back when we’re in Chicago again.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food w interesting flavors and creative combinations of ingredients and spices. Best dish: goat belly. Will try goat neck next time. Green beans and broccoli great. Everything worth trying, liked, didn't love. A spot to definitely see and be seen. Tables too close together , making conversation difficult, ESP if table next to you loud as was w our experience: very annoying faux intellectual next to us carrying monologue about political "polarization" throughout dinner. Talking a lot without saying much, repetitive use of 1-2 big vocabulary words to make himself seem smart. Was very annoying.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

WoW!! This place resembles and delivers food which is so amazing on the palate that you would want more. We started with the beet salad which was good. Every plate is to share so we ordered more and then more. Second option was confit goat belly, meat was crunchy on the outside and soft within & just melted in the mouth. While we were waiting for goat loin, we received cauliflower as complements from the restaurant. We had never tasted cauliflower as good as what we got. Goat loin was perfect blend of meat, eggplant and yogurt. Desert of sticky yummy toffee pudding was just a perfect finish to an amazing dinner. Would come back again as difficult to find such flavorful food often.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This eclectic gem was a wonderful foodie experience for us! Absolutely would recommend it. The duck tongues and goat belly dishes were phenomenal and the green beans were the best I've had in my lifetime. The gluten free bread was amazing!!! And lots of the menu is easily made gluten free. The only complaint: too loud and pretty tight spaces. But still worth it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Girl and the Goat was an AMAZING experience!! I was in Chicago on business and made a reservation a head of time. We were three meat eaters with a vegetarian and sharing plates still worked perfectly! LOVED everything about this restaurant, food, service, ambiance were all incredible. Will be going back again and trying her other restaurants!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is my new favorite venue in Chicago. Super attentive server made my SIL's birthday extra special. Food was beyond awesome, we had the broccoli, beet salad, goat empenadas and skirt steak - all was super delicious. Impressed that the server recommended which courses would be delivered in what order if we ordered one option or another. I will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything we ate was incredible, especially the butter chicken. And for being such a bustling place, the service was friendly and thoughtful. Loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful food and service but too noisy!! Get some carpeting!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Awesome! Excellent Food...excellent drink...phenomenal service.

Oh and you have to try the green beans! You won’t regret it!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food. We ordered five dishes and all five were memorable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was overpriced and underwhelming. I thought everything was all well cooked but flavor-wise, it was missing something.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My new favorite restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Now our third visit to Girl and the Goat and it never disappoints. Green beans are still the best thing on the menu. Couldn't have been happier. Seated promptly. Great service.
Will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I went in with high expectations. Made last minute booking for my friend's birthday celebration via open table and got one at 11:30pm on Dec 2. All 3 of us were completely disappointed with the food. The roasted cauliflower was lame. The crudo was ok and what happened to the pork belly there? The duck tongue, we can't even finish. Bill came up at around 150USD, wouldn't mind that much amount of money spent if everything is good but seriously since we didn't like anything, we left with unfinished food and left hungry. I was a fan of Chef Izard just watching her from the tv shows but the food in this restaurant was a complete let down. I'm not returning and clearly not recommending to my friends either. Awful experience. One of the servers was very rude when I asked if there's anything they can offer for my friend celebrating her birthday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wanted to check this place out for some time now and happened to find a reservation available when I would be in Chicago - so I snatched it up and it definitely lived up to my expectations!! Creative and flavorful menu. Simply put, in my opinion, Girl & the Goat lives up to the hype.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Both the food and the service were amazing. The green beans are awesome

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our experience at Girl & the Goat was a very nice. Delicious food; all small plates. My husband and I ordered three appetizers and two small plate entrees, and we were stuffed by the end! Each dish had delicious layering of flavors, with fresh ingredients. Our server was extremely helpful, asked about allergies, and when notified of a milk intolerance, she took a Sharpy to the menu and outlined everything with dairy, and what could and could not be removed. Very helpful! The music was a little loud with the size of the restaurant, but very nice atmosphere otherwise! Would go again!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Date night with the wife

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I’ve traveled to 20+ countries and this is by far one of the top restaurants that I’ve ever been to. Every bite is tasteful. Service is impeccable. Staff is friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We sat at the chief’s table. Absolutely amazing!

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