Girl & the Goat

4.8
11582 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.

Support Girl & the Goat during COVID-19

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
What 11582 people are saying
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MelB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was worth the wait. I took my husband here for his birthday and we had the best service, and the food was spectacular. I don't eat meat, and everything I had was great. A top 5 restaurant in Chicago, hands down.

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JasminA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s Irish pub meets Asian cuisine. Very unique flavors!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Girl & the goat never disappoints. From my very first experience here I have never had a doubt that this restaurant delivers the top of the line food, drinks, and service. I always say, you can practically close your eyes and put your finger anywhere on the menu and without a doubt you’d enjoy what you picked. Phenomenal!

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Jake
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere, would recommend to anyone!

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dave
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from beginning to end of our meal was really good, from the charcuterie board to the shrimp & salad. And the naan bread was so delicious with a perfect texture.

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RobertBivens
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Girl & Goat is one of the best dining experiences in Chicago. The food is delicious and the wait staff is first class. Every time I go it is a truly memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good to great. The service was overall good, but at times somewhat awkward. Not sure if there was tension between the server and those bussing and filling water, but there was definitely a weird response when asking for water. When plates were cleared before the final course, there was tension around who and how this was done. No big deal for us, but a bit uncomfortable.

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Chifundmommy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu doesn’t do the food justice. The chef combines flavors in a way that is unexpected and incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Is all I can say! This restaurant does not disappoint! We had a variety of items and all were delicious. We had the pork shank and the short ribs. They were amazing! I’m writing this review two days later and I am still thinking about this great meal. Prices were very fare. A must do in the West Loop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Angry young hostess sent the manager to us thinking we had a problem when we asked if there was a table available inside. Looking past it after a huge laugh; that she tried to cause a scene by being aggressive towards us in front of the entire patio, Realizing she needed a day off or a snickers was easy because the sticky glazed pork was a highlight. Green beans were over cooked and goat liver lacked flavor. Chick pea fritters were a wonderful unique surprise. A must try.
Darling server Kristina and excellent team helped us forget the unfortunate introduction to a meal we looked forward too
Order the sticky pork for sure.

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Sarah
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to The Girl and The Goat for a birthday celebration and it was fantastic! The service was great, each dish was delicious and there were really interesting options.

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Ronp
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Overall really great experience. Only negative was the noise level from table next to us - overserved! Ordered bottle of bubbles. Waiter never brought the ice bucket we requested. So overall food great, service okay, ... next time I will relocate away from rookie drinkers.

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vipFernandoR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Muy buena comida, servicio excelente.
El menú son puros platos pequeños (tapas).
Para dos personas pedimos 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the food was outstanding!

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AudreyW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good place, but left still hungry. Portions were small, but the flavors were really good. Also it was super dark so it was hard to read the menu.

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NCCHI
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crispy pig face is super delicious, same as how I remembered before the pandemic. The shank is best values as it's so big and filling, easily share with another person as main course. There are certain dishes you could do mini sizes like peppers and green beans (and more), do ask your server!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipMike28
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us the chef’s table when I mentioned it was a special occasion. I appreciated the thoughtfulness on top of everything else that made the experience great - good food and service.

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vipLaurenH
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious! It was a bit too dark though. I like mood lighting but it was a bit much! Great food though and it wasn’t too loud. You have to get the Pork Shank or the Goat Empanadas

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is nice, food is unique and tasty. The lychee drink was delicious! The service was very attentive and Gary was great! We are from miami and will for sure come back here!

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KMCC
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Absolutely lives up to the hype!

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ScootyK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. we ate outside so it was fairly quiet.

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Danny
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the chef's table so we were very happy with it :)

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TimeForWine
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still as good as it ever was. Unique and flavorful preparations. Would like to see a bit greater depth from the wine list though.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience we’ve ever had in a restaurant here. My fiancé and I are both restaurant industry and we were enthralled at the entire experience. Our server was pleasant and we loved how the food runners explained the dishes to us when they hit the table. Phenomenal on all levels 🖤

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vipGeoffreyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and the waiter were phenomenal. Our only complaint was the hostess. They tried to seat us by the door when there were two better tables available. They said that we would have to wait to get a better table, but seated the next group who walked in at one of the free tables. When I pushed back, they sat us at the better table. I should not have had to do that.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Excellent food.
Pushy waiter.
Busy restaurant.

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PaulPena
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfecto. Así de simple. Desde que entras te das cuenta que estás en el lugar perfecto

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very flavorful, pork shanks were delicious, as was the branzino

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was phenomenal. Highlights were the green beans with fish sauce and the confit goat belly.

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ThomasL
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious meals had by all. Will definitely return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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JoanV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl and the Goat was recommended by a few friends and it went beyond what we expected.

Food was great and service spot on!

10/10 would recommend.

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vipMisterV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - definitely worth the hype!

JB
vipJoBo
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday

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Arv029
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved Girl and the Goat. It delivered great food, service and fun ambience as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Girl & the Goat could not have been any more amazing! We lucked up and were seated at one of the Chef’s Tables for the ultimate dining experience. We got to interact with both the front & back of the house which was a treat for a foodie like me. Service was outstanding and the food was incredible. We cannot wait to return!

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JohnF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only downside is the noise is a bit high making conversation a bit difficult without raising one’s voice. Otherwise, great experience.

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Jeffr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Had reservations and we were sat on a cheap wire table that was broken on one side. Asked our server Katie about it who said she’d see what she could do. She came back and said the manager would come talk to us, but she never did. There were clearly other tables available, not sure why we had to spend our anniversary dinner on the sidewalk on a broken table. Food was good though, and all the normal tables looked nice.

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vipIndustryVet
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never even had a bad dish at Girl and the Goat. And every meal is comprised of share plates, so perhaps there are eight dishes per meal. I've dined here at least 15 times. Never had a bad dish. EVERYTHING is great.

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Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 11582 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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