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Girl & the Goat

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$30 and under
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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 dinner service Monday through Sunday as well as Sunday prix-fixe brunch, and have both patio and limited indoor table seating. Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Half the menu was unavailable and we were not told until after ordering our drinks. We were not interested in the other half. While what we ordered ended up being delicious and the service was great we wish we knew of the limited options before being seated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! The food was 10/10.

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DawnL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES FOR A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT.

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vipgraceh
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful and did not disappoint! We felt safe with the COVID restrictions and had a great night in this new normal. Thank you!

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vipZeke
Sydney / NSW
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Was really looking forward to this experience but the food was not up to the hype we had heard. Everything seemed incredibly salty first off.... Our main reaction was that the food that did taste good, was just covered in sauces.... like of course, anything drowned in heavy sauces is going to taste good.... It just seemed for how well known the restaurant is, they were using old tricks in the book.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, as expected, and we were equally impressed with our service -- "relentless hospitality" at its finest. I would have spent almost any amount for the fantastic food, cocktails, and wine, but we were honestly surprised at how affordable everything was, considering the quality. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with amazing staff. This is a must go when my wife and I come to chicago

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MARIAL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went on Sunday and had the Sunday brunch, which is a fixed 5-course menu (to share). The food was good, but not outstanding. The first 2 were really good, but the others dishes were rather standard.

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jjach
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in Chicago for 4 days, going to all recommended restaurants- and this one was by far the best!! We sat outside and the tents kept us warm and not affected by the wind. They had big heaters set up, which was lovely. We started with the green beans and shishito peppers that were unbelievable. Then we had the salmon, bass and goat empanadas. We were all blown away. It was all so delicious. Our service was fantastic. The dishes came out as soon as they were ready, very nicely spaced. We had so much fun that when the night was over, we were sad to leave our great night! Highly recommended!

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BrittinyH
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just amazing! Nice ambiance, laid back vibe. Staff was very attentive and pleasant. The only thing that was different at this restaurant than any other that I have experienced due to COVID was they asked you to wear masks at your table if you are not eating and drinking. Also if staff comes to table you have to put your mask back on. Not that it was a p

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Haley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here and sat outside and was very comfortable with the heaters! The service was GREAT and the food was INCREDIBLE. I would eat here every night if I could.

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AnneD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with temperatures dropping in Chicago, G&TG provided a great outdoor space with heaters (still need a jacket, but comfortable). Food and drinks were outstanding, packed full of flavor profiles. Pig cheek and braised pork shank were our favs! The more people the merrier as far as sharing!!!

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vipMNfoodie
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! One word says it all... service was excellent from checking in, seating, waitstaff. Food was interesting and so tasty. I also really support the approach of supporting the staff with 4% charge.

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NatK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - absolutely lived up to the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl and the Goat continues to impress a decade later. Consistently over delivers. Thank you

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vipBusinessDiner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Unique and phenomenal.

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vipNataliaNA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and the drinks were absolutely incredible! We ordered several dishes to share and it was fantastic. I was particularly impressed by the goat empanadas and the green beans, sublime. The service was really friendly and flexible although it took them a little longer than we would have wanted to bring the wine. Besides that everything was superb. The dishes were really tasty and original, and the drinks were interesting and yummy. The dessert was good but not as spectacular as the rest of the plates. We went with a group of 6 that included 2 kids and the staff was super nice and accomodating for the little ones!

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JimV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our daughter’s birthday dinner. Everything we ordered was great, with several spectacular choices!

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Retro80
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am writing this review during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our party sat outside in the early evening. The view of the downtown city buildings while sitting outside was very nice. This was my first time eating at this place. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste and texture and presentation of the food. Everything I ate was very delicious and I enjoyed it very much. I would go back, but hopefully sit inside for the "feel" of the restaurant. Our server was very attentive and our food was served pretty quick. The flavors were light, fresh and flavorful. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and coworkers.

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vipRembertor
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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Billy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Amazing food but the staff always tries to rush you out, even pre-Covid. I mean it supposed to be an experience and I'm paying well over $100 dollars a person. Don't try to rush us out in an hour an half.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Definitely had higher expectations after hearing about a lot about G& the G. It was extraordinary expensive for small hors d’oeuvres and shareable plates. Unfortunately was my first and last time.

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick, the food was amazing, and I can't wait to back... Maybe when things are normal again :)

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vipEman
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Meh....not as good as prior....sodium way off the charts and limited menu with 3 items already sold out by our 8:40 reservation....a chick pea appetizer did not meld at all.....prior visits did an amazing job of merging disparate elements

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BreonaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place had a beautiful vibe, delicious food, and yummy drinks. 10/10.

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MauricioG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y muy buen servicio.

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Birdie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Good selection of wine. Just didn't like the 4% covid-19 service charge added to the bill.

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vipJohnandSteven
New York Area
208 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flew from Manhattan to enjoy one of Chicago’s best. So overdue and enjoyed a grand slam evening. The staff were Covid safe and entirely friendly. All six courses we ordered were plated perfectly and the runners were so polite and invisible. What a great ensemble team. All of the ingredients were farm fresh, robustly flavorful. The goat dish with the egg was like breakfast or dessert, and the plum dessert was the memorable ending we had hoped for. Five stars. Five stars. Five stars. Thank you everyone for a special night.

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kevins
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The day I was there the restaurant was filled with smoke from the grill so it was a bit uncomfortable to dine through. Moreover, all of my clothes smelled like smoke afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very smoky. Otherwise perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great!

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Crissy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish this could be an everyday dining experience. It is that good. Every mouthful is a sensory field trip. It’s an amazing experience but not in a way that’s superficial. Really tasty food served in with a number of elements that are sweet, salty, crispy, soft all in the same mouthful. The black bass was outstanding , green beans and pork was awesome. The white chocolate mouse was incredible and I’m a dessert snob. Great meal all round.

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vipRDBS
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful. Great flavors with great execution. The staff is knowledgeable and fun. This will be a restaurant we visit each trip to Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! They treated us so wellnon our first anniversary.

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AmyS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff! Food was incredible! Excellent!

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TomM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our Server was the best. We sat outside - Little chilly but the heaters made it comfortable.

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KH13
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had. The outdoor seating was perfect with the giant heaters

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Dana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere here is great and the food is really really good. A little pricey but not bad for what you get. They have some different items on the menu. The muscles and the chickpea fritters were pretty good - the buns, green beans and their goat rib special were all outstanding.

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vipJayG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While food was tasty, the servings were extremely small. Some of the items on Menü had fancy names for simple, every day food, making the overall experience highly pretentious of a high end restaurant where pre-pandemic reservations were hard to get. Service was somewhat rushed but I suppose with limited tables every one is try to turn more. Ambiance was great and overall good experience.

FAQs

Girl & the Goat offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 492-6262.

Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 11130 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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