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 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.

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KristinaC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food atmosphere and service alway spectacular😊

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond pleased with the food and service... the unique flavor combinations are unmatched!!! Highly recommend this dining experience... goat empanadas!!! Enough said...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing and really helped us understand the menu! He had amazing recommendations - we were not disappointed in anything that he helped us order! The service was the best I’ve experienced in a long time and not to mention the food was outstanding!! Highly highly recommend!!

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KristineL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Server at first was quite cold, but warmed up eventually :)
Everything I had was outstanding, from drinks to desert !!!

Will be back next time im in Chicago :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything. Staff food atmosphere could not be better. Great experience!

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donelanmb
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So incredibly good. Unique dishes but not with things so far out there I didn't know what I was eating. I can't wait to go back. I will plan a trip to Chicago around when I can go to Girl & the Goat!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I had was amazing. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZINGGGGG EVERYTHING 10/10 holy moly I can’t even believe how deliciously amazing that was

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back

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TimK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great creative food made to share. Good cocktails as well. Highly recommended for all foodies!

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ChristinaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious and our waitress went above and beyond to make sure our anniversary was special. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very delicious and server was nice and helpful.

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TerriH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed dining at Girl and the Goat. Everything is served family style which made it really easy to taste many things. Fun and delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting,unusual and delicious food choices. What a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner of my life!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience from the food to the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is good - not that great. The duck was really good. Goat was good too, but too unconventional and the flavors didn’t work that well. Some dishes were good, none were exceptional. Kind of overhyped. There’s better food all along that block.

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Shannon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

definitely good to check out if you haven’t been before. Went for a date night... I would go back again with some girlfriends and sit at the bar next time. A little noisy to have a discussion. The Pork shank and the green beans are awesome!

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Fred
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will come back again soon

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JessicaK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drove into town a night early because we were able to get a reservation here and it did not disappoint!! Every dish we tried was phenomenal. The seating was a bit tight, and when our allotted reservation time was up staff began to hover, but for the people waiting, I appreciate that. Go for the food!! But don't go to linger beyond 2 hours ;)

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vipjagz
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't had this much fun dining out in a very long time. Girl & the Goat is an utterly delightful restaurant, especially if one gets to sit at the "chef's table" which overlooks the long counter of prep/grills/etc. If you want to be able to watch all the prep and interact with the chefs, go early. If you want to watch an eye-popping and frenzied ballet as the chefs create your dinner, go later in the evening.
The waitpeople are personable, unhurried and offer excellent advice as they guide you through menu.
And now to the food. Inventive, unusual & most of all delicious. Of the 6 varied dishes [veggie, fish & meat] plus dessert, we particularly enjoyed the duck tongue and the goat liver paté. Not a single misstep.
Thank you Girl & the Goat!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, one of the best restaurants I’ve ever had

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vipCorey
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Scrumptious as always!

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Foodie4days
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious foods, recommendations, and ambience. highly recommend it. short ribs were the best!

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MordiK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative and flavorful food that is beautifully presented. Service was excellent. We had the walleye tempura , chickpea fritters, goat empanada, and pierogis. All were prepared with different combinations of veggies, fruit and spices. Sourdough bread was fresh and tasty. The goat cheese cheesecake with blood orange sorbet was exquisite and light. One of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. Can’t wait to return on my next trip to Chicago!

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vipDjazz5
Portland
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!! So good. Everyone’s needs to come here.

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vipSandra
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, knowledgable waiter and great ambiance. Go hungry because you need to try a variety of dishes. Their vegetable dishes are super satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a 5:30P reservation on Tuesday night and were lucky enough to get seated at one of the Chef’s Table. We had the opportunity to watch Chef Izard expedite orders and the chefs in the kitchen. The chefs interacted with us as their workload allowed. It was an awesome experience for foodies. We ordered the bacon Gouda bread, kohlrabi salad, branzino, crispy short rib, and goat belly confit. The bread was good, but unnecessary if you’re looking to save room and calories for other items on the menu. The kohlrabi salad was delicious! My non-veggie eating husband went back for seconds and thirds and named the dish his favorite of the meal. We highly recommend it. The Branzino was my favorite dish of the meal. The chef responsible for preparing the fish was stationed right in front of our table, so we got to see its preparation. Served whole, this dish may be intimidating to some, but the crispy skin, tender meat, and the crunchy farro paired with the sauce was the PERFECT bite. Another dish that we highly recommend. The crispy short ribs were perfectly crispy on outside and tender on the inside and were paired with grapefruit and avocado. The meal itself was delicious, but the dish itself wasn’t our favorite- too citrus forward for our liking. The goat belly confit was paired with crab and a vanilla sauce, and a composed bite of that dish made me drop my fork and close my eyes. It was PERFECTION!! Chef Izard ordered us a mini portion of the green beans on the house, and they were delicious! The beans were so perfectly charred and paired with sliced cashew and a garlic sesame sauce. Neither of us are huge fans of green beans, but this dish challenged our opinion. Again, highly recommend. To finish the meal, we ordered the Carmel corn & malt balls. Our server mentioned that it was one of their most popular desserts, and it was truly delicious. There was an unique contrast between the luxurious ice cream and the crunchy corn. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!

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Annu
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and still fantastic. The broccoli is amazing, don't miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here with a big group, and everyone had the best time! Service was great, food and drinks were amazing, everything went very smoothly! This place definitely lives up to the hype.

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LisaA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome, incredible food

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MeVHungy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

This is my third visit in seven years and the food is always top notch. We ate the Ora King Salmon Poke, Pig Face, Duck Tartare, Pork Shank, Escargot Ravioli, Apple Gjetost Pierogi and drank the Goat's Choice (Scotch, Beet Juice, Lime) and Don't Carrot All What You Think. We had the Gets Better with Sage and Fireside at the bar while waiting for the table; top notch drinks. The Ora King Salmon Poke was the most flavorful and impressive dish followed by the Duck and Pig Face. The Pork Shank was surprisingly over salted so we took it home to add some sugar for balance. We sat at a two seat, slim table behind a barrier to the people getting trashed at the bar. I understand the West Loop is getting more expensive with each Instagram-flex post and want to make use of each square footage, however, the restaurant should reconsider the layout of sitting a two person table near the super loud bar and kitchen area that will make any introverted foodie lose their enjoyment of food. Luckily, my significant other thoroughly enjoyed herself on her birthday even if the Girl and the Goat staff did not acknowledge her. Kudos to our bartender and servers for an enjoyable evening.

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AndreaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Overrated. Expensive. Service was mediocre. Interesting menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters and her boyfriend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service! Our party of 3 shared 8 plates including desserts. Impossible to pick a favorite!

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vipHarris
San Francisco
1 review