Girl & the Goat

4.9
11477 Reviews
$30 and under
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 dinner service Monday through Sunday. Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan.

Please note: a 4% surcharge will be added to each guest check to ensure health and medical benefits for all of our valued full time team members.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Natalia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! I tried (and highly recommend) the goat empanadas, branzino, and mango sticky rice. Great place to bring a group as the menu is setup small plate style.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all food and drinks Zucchini is must try. Great service too

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl & the Goat always provides an impeccable dining experience! The staff are all wonderful and have amazing attention to detail. Every dish is full of flavor, and they sequence the meal perfectly. Absolutely the best restaurant in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very wonderful. Would go back immediately!

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vipMatzi
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was a little underwhelmed unfortunately. Haven't been here in a long time but we found each dish had a similar theme... topped with some form of cheese to provide the 'flavor' (salt mostly) and too much oil.

We had the shishito peppers... which were ok on their own but lacked depth of flavor and spice other than the toasted parmesan cheese which hardened slightly and left oil behind.

Then moved to the oysters which again were OK but the sauce just didn't pack much flavor and, I hate to admit it, but I had a few shell pieces :(.

Next was the Thai Elotes which was disappointing. The Thai wasn't to be found and neither was the signature Mexican cheese sauce for Elote and the corn ended up being a bit al dente and bland.

Last item was the goat empanadas which were ok.

In the end we were expecting more and hoping for a foodie experience but what we got was perhaps a, we've grown big enough now that the food doesn't get the same love and care it used to.

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vipAmbience
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Upscale casual dining. Room was a bit dark for my liking but still nice ambience. Food is tapas shared style.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious and innovative. Great service and laid back experience outside.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Came highly recommended and it exceeded expectations.

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vipRobb
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent unique quality food !

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KiranV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the best restaurant we have been too. And we have been to a lot! it beats out places like Gary Danko and Michael Mina. The chef is a powerful flavor master and each of her dishes were exquisite. The portion sizes were just right and the desserts were to die for. We did family style and got to taste quite a few of the dishes. Each one was mind blowing in their own way. Hoping chef Izard opens up a place like this in San Francisco. The only one less star was the service was a tiny bit spotty from our main server. There was a bug in my water, for ex,and he took the glass away and never replenished it. Other than that, we will surely be back.

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Deeh
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & cocktails were incredible. Get the green beans and branzino!. Only complaint is it a very long time for one person at our table to get their meal (a salad) and didn't come out until everyone else was almost done eating. Despite this, service was great and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the variety of flavors, loved the pork shank, pigs face and empanadas! Our waitress was attentive and helpful.

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NikitaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffs on point

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that is only overshadowed by the amazing service

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Bendway
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Pork shank was delicious. Also recommend the elote and broccoli.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever ver had!!! Plus the service and ambiance were amazing!!

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goodstuff
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything Perfect as always - the oysters and poke I could eat everyday. Their take on elotes was heavenly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was so different from the usual and very tasty. Highly recommend to all “foodies”.

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vipJoshG
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out on a last minute reservation for outside (it was 90F+ -- I'm guessing a few people weren't up for the heat and canceled). Everything was fantastic: food, drinks, service.

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vipNicoleS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time. Food was amazing. The salmon poke was a favorite!

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Nina
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Smaller menu, but something for everyone. The service was personal and top notch. The prices were also reasonable for the food and location. Would recommend it 100%.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from everyone we encountered and the food was one amazing bite after the othet

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hype around Girl and the Goat is not unbefitting of the experience they provide. Every time I come here my expectations are sky high, and every time they manage to deliver new, complex flavors, presented to you in a timing that makes perfect sense. Nothing it too heavy, nothing is too light - everything is perfectly balanced; even their desserts always perfectly balance the sweetness you’d expect with an amount of savory.

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LizWy
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great, and we can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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Mindz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great. Every dish we had was outstanding and creative. Not to be missed if you can get in.

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vipamcshanghai
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome as usual. We had all of the greatest hits and they did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was well prepared and tasty. We ordered several items. I was taken aback by the halibut. For $28 we received a 2”x2” piece of halibut and some sauce. I’m guessing the pre cooked weight was about 2-3ozs. That’s too little for that price. I commented about it to the server and he said that they had recently raised the price on it.

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RHS1975
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was particularly wonderful, especially the halibut and elotes. We also loved the corn bread. The service was great. We really enjoyed the new outdoor patio. The beautiful flowers and bright orange umbrellas were very festive and the music was lively, but not too loud.

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good, good service, thanks. .

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JYip
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and flavors! Great experience. Every dish was extremely well thought out and had a great combination of flavors.

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vipMaryC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - everything is shared and just the right amount for 4 people to each get a reasonable portion and the ability to go back with some of the bigger dishes.

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vipMV2015
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The short rib was more like pieces of steak instead of the more shredded and falling off the bone idea I have of short rib. It was unfortunately not tender at all. The wood fire grilled broccoli was delicious. The chocolate and strawberry dessert was also good. Our server was lovely. It’s unfortunate the main course was such a let down.

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vipDeanS
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time there. Food was very creative, both in presentation and in taste. It was fun to try so many new items and combinations. Enjoyed that everything was set up to be shared and we received new individual plates with every item ordered.

Service was outstanding with everything fully explained and everyone we interacted with was professional and friendly.

Only complaint was we were seated indoors right under a speaker so the music was louder than we would have chosen.

But all in a a delightful meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl it was delicious, just a smaller portion and after the quesa-birrias we had for lunch it wasn’t as captivating as the pig face, halibut and pork shank. Dessert was very good as well, and I would gladly visit again.

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DanielaC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant best grilled broccoli ever and pig face everything was delicious highly recommended

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KCWW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for our anniversary. It was a perfect July evening outside: not hot at all. Trevor, our server, was wonderful and did a great job explaining everything on the menu.
The food was AMAZING. I couldn’t pick just one thing as a favorite, but I especially loved the poke bowl and the pig face. Everything was delicious, and the portions are perfect for sharing.
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend our anniversary. Thank you to Trevor and the Girl and the Goat!

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Ljcara
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Always amazing. Only drawback … very very noisy

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Girl & the Goat is rated 4.9 stars by 11477 OpenTable diners.

Girl & the Goat does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/girl-and-the-goat-chicago/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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