Girl & the Goat

4.8
11241 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are excited that we are welcoming guests for indoor dining as of Feb. 16th!

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 11241 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I whole experience was amazing!! The best meal I’ve ever had. My taste buds were dancing.

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chifood87
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try! Every dish we beautifully plated and a true dining delight! Must have the pig face!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable as always.

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vipLdikin
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic and delicious!

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vipredhibition
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous dining experience at Girl and the Goat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit G&G every time I come to Chicago. Another amazing experience even with the limited menu. It was so nice to have this safe and tasty experience during Covid. The staff was super helpful in navigating my food allergy. Loved the little goats on the tables, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful! It was a perfect evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates.. but every bite was an experience

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BridgetS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and fabulous service! We loved the scallops, goal empanadas, pork shank, goat skewers, and broccoli. The brioche was the only dish we were unimpressed by. Overall delicious meal. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Next level. I didn't think I would ever enjoy broccoli as much as that. Wow!

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vipBriguy
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazingly creative cuisine and beautiful cocktails. The best dining out experience I’ve had in over a year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

To start I had made reservations well in advance and noted that this was for my girlfriends birthday. We were sat in the back near the kitchen at a giant table for just us 2. I understand it’s covid and there needs to be proper spacing, but why ask if it’s a special occasion if it’s not considered? So we asked to move and the hostess was very nice and moved us to a better seat. We had ordered the Gotham green salad, sourdough, goat empanadas, scallops and the pig face. The portions were very small but everything tasted fine except for the scallops. You could smell the fishyness as they put it on our table, and they were mushy/undercooked. Half way through our dinner my gf went downstairs and puked... We don’t like to complain much because we don’t know for sure if it was the food that made her sick, and we didn’t want to make another issue after the seating, and also didn’t want to be those people that seem like they are trying to get something for free... but after spending almost 200 on the meal and thinking about it the passed couple days, the experience was underwhelming and we were very disappointed

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vipKatherineB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the server was an absolute delight ! Highly recommend.

JS
vipJSE1
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was fabulous, staff was very attentive and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try the restaurant week menu and celebrate my husband’s birthday. We both had a great time and the staff was so nice.

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TORIM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Tapas style, 5 dishes to share was perfect. Seasonal and fun variety of eats!

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DemitraC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Magnificent! All Praises to the Chef!!!

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NicoleI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and amazing food! I love all of Stephanie Izard’s restaurants!

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Jenn
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’ll start this by saying I don’t typically write reviews but felt this one was needed. I went to Girl and the Goat two years ago and was blown away. I could not wait to go back while in Chicago this year. The service was outstanding however the food was sub par. They no longer have their gluten free bread which was a total bummer. We got the oysters which were very good. The scallops were nothing special and I found the combination with beets to be a bit odd. The pig face was also lacking flavor. The food quality and menu options have gone down hill post covid.

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vippizza
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite amazing. Special experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Goat Fashioned drink is amazing. Really great baked oysters and then the pig face. A Japanese plum whiskey to accompany the cheese cake was a real treat.

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PaulH
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Chicago Restaurant Week menu was adventurous and well done.
The oysters were to die for
The short rib was crispy on the outside, but tender and tasty.
The Sea Bass was well cooked, but the portion for 2 was little small.
Dessert was very nice.

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JaelJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner during restaurant week was amazing

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AprilR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and looking forward to coming back this summer

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AgnesS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Perfect restaurant week menu! Definitely will recommend to visit.

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vipBenW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was amazing. My dining partner and I arrived for our reservation, but the group ahead of us was taking longer than expected to leave. We waited by the entrance for about ten minutes, which was fine with us because we like to talk, and the staff were so kind and welcoming that they gave us some chickpea fritters as an apology, and when one of our dishes was also delayed in the kitchen, they have us sparkling rosé. They are amazing.
The food was equally amazing. We had the Restaurant Week menu and every dish was delicious. You could say their dishes lean toward a salty palate. Best green beans I've ever had - the fish sauce vinaigrette give it that delicious umami flavor. Their drinks were good too.
I see why there's a hype about this place. I highly recommend checking it out.

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RielleJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week and the food was great and an amazing value.

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vipDanielleS
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for Restaurant Week and the menu was INCREDIBLE. We were honestly full by course #3 (before the mains even arrived) but managed to eat almost everything. The green beans, goat liver mousse, and shrimp salad were standouts (and I don't even like green beans). Would absolutely go back next Restaraunt Week, or literally any time I can get reservations!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was special, but not that outstanding as we thought it would be

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having snagged a coveted table the day before, I felt as if I won the lottery. I asked for a window table despite thinking my request was like the unattainable holy grail. I was absurdly pleased at my continued luck of a prime window seat, in the best location. This set the tone for the rest of the evening. We were promptly met by Trevor who treated us like old friends, despite having never met him. Spiced cocktails and smooth old fashions went down easily, before the feast began. From savory goat empanadas, to plump succulent scallops, and the best green beans I’ve ever tasted! I thought it couldn’t get any tastier, until the crispy tender short ribs were presented in a light citrusy sauce giving an often heavy dish a much needed lift! Dessert followed, with 3 tasty morsels of “cheese” cake, rich chocolate sorbet, and a refreshing coconut and mango sticky rice. I honestly didn’t think it could get any better until I saw the bill. While not cheap by some people’s standards, it offered the most range (because of the portion size of the shared plates). 4 to 5 dishes are plenty for a couple. Girl & the Goat has been on my bucket list for some time. Now that I’ve been here, it will be a place I will come back to again whenever I visit Chicago.

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LiamB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service in the heart of restaurant row!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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Dmdupree
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My taste buds were exposed to something completely out of the ordinary.. everything was unique and delicious!

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JenniferL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing unique flavors and creativity.

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HJLL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the restaurant week - great food, service, vibe. Totally great value and would love to go back again.

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Nelle
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl and the Goat is a place to go to if you’re feeling adventurous and want to try new combinations.

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Krystaling
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique dining experience. Food is unlike any other and is worth the price. It's a fun adventure!

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Chicagofooditarian
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t ask questions, if they have an open reservation, treat your people to the best

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu wasn’t really a deal. Green salad and branzino were great. Goat empanadas was very disappointing. Brioche was good, wish it had better sauces/cheese. Ambiance great and staff very friendly.

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Martitravels
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The variety and creativity presented on each plate is impressive and delicious.

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Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 11241 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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