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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (196)
Creative Cuisine (173)
Special Occasion (172)
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Good for a Date (172)
Hot Spot (136)
Fun (136)
Good for Anniversaries (126)
Good for Birthdays (103)
Handcrafted Cocktails (100)
Tapas (95)
Worth the Drive (93)
Good for Groups (84)
Romantic (77)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Authentic (63)
Local Ingredients (61)
Good Vegetarian Options (54)
Casual (53)
Tasting Menu (53)
People Watching (50)
Vibrant Bar Scene (45)
Notable Wine List (42)
Pre/post Theatre (42)
Bar Seating (39)
Cozy (39)
Business Meals (34)
Late-night Find (32)
Healthy (29)
Seasonal (29)
Comfort Food (27)
Great Beer (18)
Great for Lunch (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Organic (10)
Spicy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vegan (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Food is innovative and excellent. Service is also excellent. Seating can be cramped and can contribute to noise level. However, the experience is enjoyable enough to compensate for this minor inconvenience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Totally lived up to the hype! Every bite was delicious and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

I've been looking forward to trying this restaurant for months and it did not disappoint! The cuisine was delicious and creative, the staff pleasant and knowledgeable and the ambiance cozy and inviting. Everyone do yourselves a favor and try the duck tongue. You're welcome.
I can't wait to visit Chicago again and put The Girl & The Goat on the top of my "must do" list!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome as always. Everytime I eat there I enjoy old favorites and brand new owns

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was a fantastic dinner! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and our waitress was fantastic! Really really enjoyed our evening.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Simply the best! All of the food was AMAZING. When another table stayed longer than anticipated, they brought us each a glass of champagne while we were waiting and a variety of bread/butter to snack on when we were sat. Everything was perfect. Food, service, ambiance. Definitely lives up to the hype!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in Chicago. My wife and I have been trying to get a reservation here for 2 years and finally I booked far enough ahead to snag a late Saturday dinner.

The service was impeccable, the food was out of this world, and the experience was awesome! Girl and the Goat is one of Chicago's jewels!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

The food at girl and the goat was really good! My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary dinner and we definitely made the right decision. I don't remember our waiter's name but he was very friendly and attentive. The pierogis were my favorite dish!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We went here for a pre-opera dinner. We made a reservation so we were seated promptly when we arrived. Our server was very helpful and guided us through the menu. We ordered the warm olives, scallops, shishito peppers, wood fired oysters, and crispy beef short rib. All were great but the short rib was particularly amazing. To drink, I had the Dolce Vita cocktail which I highly recommend if you like Italian-style cocktails

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is amazing, food and the ambiance.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined 4 days ago

Place is lit Sat evenings. Food is creative and very tasty. Cliche to rave on green beans, but they are fantastic. Pig Face was amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and drinks, and getting seated at the chef’s table for Valentines was an awesome experience! G&TG never disappoints!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It was pretty dank. Food was tasty, drinks were dank AF too

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing, amazing, amazing. From start to finish with incredible cocktails (drinkable, too!) to the tuna, short rib, green beans, pierogis — I could go on. Been here for three years and this was my first time trying Girl & the Goat. I will most definitely be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Best meal we ever ate, such bold yet balanced falvors.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We have been to the Girl and the Goat twice before and had really enjoyed our experience. We were very excited about returning, However our most recent visit proved to be disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Exceptional meal, wonderful in every way. The goat confit was a standout amongst extraordinary dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I loved the string beans!! You can’t go wrong with the empenadas or the potato bread!!! I loved it all. Great service and a nice mix of music!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A great dining experience. Each dish is crafted with the perfect combination of flavors and ingredients. The service was excellent and the staff is attentive in a casual atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was great! It was my 5th time there and the menu keeps evolving. Goat empanadas are still the best thing on it though!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely fantastic. From the gluten free bread & spreads to the broccoli and short rib, my palette was never disappointed. Well worth every penny!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

AMAZING birthday dinner for a friend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing! Booked this reservation a month in advance and it did not disappoint. Phenomenal service and tasty dishes. The cocktails were awesome as well!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

If you’ve never experienced Girl &The Goat, you must go. The food is elevated and the atmosphere is comfortable. Our Waitress, Christine, was warm, honest and extremely welcoming. She made us feel right at home. Overall it was an awesome experience, the food was exceptional, and the service was delightful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Girl & the Goat is worth all of the hype. The duck tongues were my favorite and the goat empanadas were a close second! The calamari bruschetta was good, just wish the calamari and bread were a bit smaller. The pork shank could have had a little bit more flavor. Overall, this was outstanding and will be going back in the very near future!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I've never had a bad meal here, always wonderful, very attentive customer service. Stephanie s team never dissapoints.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 8, 2018

First time at the Girl & the Goat coming in with big expectations - they exceeded all of our expectations. We loved the eclectic menu and the ambiance. The staff were friendly, helpful, and engaging. The food was excellent, with an assortment of delicate to savory flavors. Presentation was also wonderful. But most importantly the ambiance was warm, welcoming, and inviting - never pretentious. There is a big reputation with this restaurant - based on our experience it is well deserved. Certainly worth the wait to get a reservation!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

First time there -Food was excellent and waiter was helpful. Will definitely return

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Girl and the Goat is never disappointing. I especially enjoyed the grilled cauliflower and the wonderful service. The manager checked on us a couple times and our server made excellent recommendations. Thank you for the unique menu selections and consistent execution of a wonderful product. My mouth is watering thinking about the next time I am lucky enough to dine with you all.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I had a better experience the first time i dined at the Girl & the Goat. It may be because the person who took me possibly bribed someone to give us an end corner table instead of the by the front of house center table so squeezed in that getting up to use the bathroom was embarrassing and they had to move the table out and away just to seat the booth side patrons... i esentially bussed my own table and we felt rushed despite my asking for a more leasurely pace from the kitchen. There were way too many staff members standing around the welcome station and it looked like a highschool crew all in casual street wear (and not chic casual) waiting for something to do. Considering I was clearing off the table and organizing the table, i felt more lile staff than a person there to enjoy a high priced meal. I was interested in the escargot ravioli but unfortunately it was luke warm and nothing to write home about. I wont be returning back anytime soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It never disappoints, I will already go to dinner here when I have the opportunity.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Among the best meals this foodie family has ever had. The cocktails, food, and service were beyond excellent. Don't miss the pig face, sashito peppers, sea bass, scallops, and sweet potato cake.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Nothing missed the mark. They treated us so special for my birthday and the food and drinks blew our minds. Highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Our service was amazing . Most of the food was really good except my group was equally disappointed with the skirt steak , the calamari and the vegan pasta . Pretty pricey so save for a special occasion .The shishito peppers and the chickpea fritters were favorites . Price was $167 for 4 without drinks.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I loved the place and the flavors are good and different! I will definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Lauren our server was a excellent. The short ribs were enjoyable as were the goat empanadas. A fun place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food is delicious!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 4, 2018

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to: had the very fresh and tasty beet salad; outstanding perogies; tasty short ribs and the best goal belly with lobster crab... mouth watering while I’m writing this review. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

What would you recommend this restaurant for? Why is there no box to check for the FOOD - its about the FOOD above all else.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall I had an awesome experience! I would totally go back again. The food was great and the service was amazing. I do have one complaint, we had made an 8:00pm reservation and we didn’t get seated until closer to 8:40pm. They had told us to grab a drink at the bar, but the bar area was packed. I would have assumed that if I have a reservation I would be seated in a timely fashion. For a restaurant that has such fantastic food and table service this was disappointing.

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