Girl & the Goat

4.8
11717 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
For the health and safety of our staff and guests, we are closely following the guidelines and requirements made by the City of Chicago regarding indoor dining and the latest Chicago Vaccine Mandate.
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/chi-vaccine-requirement.html

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. Reservations are encouraged for our dining room, our lounge and bar are always available for walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan. Please note: a 3% 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe

    $115.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2022

    Need Valentine's Day plans? We goat you! Come celebrate in Girl & the Goat style with a prix fixe menu featuring all of our favorites from two different time zones. This experience is $115 per person and includes food, tax, and gratuity - our full beverage menu will be available for a la carte purchase.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 11717 people are saying
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ChrystianaJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic food and very very good and friendly service, but we recommend eating beforehand unless you want to spend wayyyyyy too much money getting full because portion sizes are small and meant to be shared.

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vipMizeFamily
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered 1-2 items from each section of the menu—perfection! Great service! Food is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was not special. Neat atmosphere, but crowded

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vipLauren2076
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious trendy place to enjoy a date night! The cocktails and empanadas are the best!

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TimR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. Great service. We loved it.

SC
SarahC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely breathtaking meal, as usual. Order the skirt steak. You won’t regret it!

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tstapleton
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was amazing, from the waiter greeting us with his acknowledgment of food allergies at our table (I sent a note$ to the amazing dessert suggestion. We will be back!!

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HamidR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Need to be a goat fan. I'm not. The food was good, but nothing spectacular.

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LindaL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl and the Goat is one our most favorite restaurants! The food is delicious and always so interesting how they pair the ingredients! Keep up the great work!

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vipTomT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl and the Goat never disappoints. The food was delicious and our server was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie never disappoints!

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vipKatieH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Outstanding food with unique flavor combinations. Ideal for a casual group dinner or date night. Highly recommend the Shrimp Salad, and leave room for dessert! We loved the sticky sweet potato cake.
The servers seemed overwhelmed when we came on a busy Saturday night. This may be a pandemic-related understaffing issue. We received the wrong dish and had a hard time flagging down our server when we needed anything. I expected better service from this highly-rated restaurant, but hopefully this will improve with time.
Overall, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always. Can’t wait to go back

CJ
vipChristineJ
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, expertly prepared and plated and delicious. My 6 and 8 year old loved the salmon poke and the pork shank most. Other favorites included the Branzino and goat empanadas. We also had the budino and brownie sundae.

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RileyS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We had the duck tartare, salmon poké and goat liver mousse and they were all outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of friends and loved the small plate sharing and innovative dishes. Hard to pick a favorite but the green beans, beets, Branzino, and shiitake ice cream were standouts. Excellent cocktails and service.

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vipamateurfoodie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food in great ambiance. Unfortunately we had a bit of a miss on our last item and it created a very awkward break and quite frankly it would have been the highlight of the meal had it come our sooner, but by then we had finished other items. We appreciated the variety and overall superior quality.

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vipjanem
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always , fantastic food and overall experience . Drinks service was a little slow - but it was BUSY ( good to see ) . Pork Shank as always a winner !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, too loud to enjoy company

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ChristenS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a memorable and enjoyable dining experience. Loved the atmosphere, the fun music playing, and the food was perfection.

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MelanieS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food, cocktails & service. Never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience dining in a long time. This was truly the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and great service

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Each dish was delicious, fresh, and unique. Cannot recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Two of the main dishes weren’t available so my date and I tried other dishes that were not pleasing. The grilled short rib was sent back. It was tough and charred. My date didn’t like the goat empanadas. I thought they were ok. I have been here before and enjoyed the food but this time not so much. I will come back though as I really want to try the menu items they didn’t have.

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Albert
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was great

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Jdao
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food2service4ambience5

This is our second visit. First visit we loved the cauliflower veggie dish and ordered a second one. We were bummed to learn that was no longer on the menu due to cauliflower shortage. This time around we ordered 6 dishes and loved one of 6:
1. Beets dish: excellent. Great start of the day but went downhill with the other dishes we ordered

2. Goat empanadas: nice flavors but lacked on the filling. The outer shell was tough to cut into

3. Goat liver mousse: biscuits were too hot and oily and overpowered the liver mousse. Very salty and buttery that we barely remembered liver mousse was star of dish

4. Brussels sprouts: okay but didn’t need the creamy sauce

5. Green beans: people raved about this on Yelp but we could not understand the strong pungent flavor with heavy cashew nuts.

6. Pig face: second time getting it and it’s great mixed up but very rich dish.

Dessert left a bad taste in our mouth as we got the brownie dish with shiitake mushroom ice cream recommended by our waiter. There was a strong vinegar sauce that made the chocolate taste very bitter and this was not a way to end the night. I regretted not having Jenis ice cream across the street

Drinks were the redeeming factor of the day as all were on point. We were just disappointed with our food selections this time around.

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vipChrisH
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is as fabulous as ever. Our party of four was swooning over all but one of the 8 dishes we ordered. Everything is so flavorful and complex. Our favorites were the crudo, the chickpeas, the whole fish, the green beans and the pork shank. Our only meh vote was for the goat empanadas. Service was generally good. Our only disappointment was that I had noted that this was a birthday celebration for our adult daughter on our reservation and I also mentioned it to our server. It would have been nice if our server added a candle to our dessert, let alone comped it, or even just said happy birthday. Nothing. Yet we did see candles brought to another table near by (different server.) We still loved our meal, and had a great time. One note during covid: We were surprised how close together the tables were.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crudo was excellent. Pork shank definitely a hearty portion. Everything was delicious. The wait staff is very well versed and guiding towards appropriate amount to order -we ordered 6 for 2 people and it was perfect, no leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING! Server was so helpful and AMAZING as well. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food was excellent, as were the drinks and the service

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vipJen0320
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time my husband and I had been here. We live in Baltimore and came here for NYE. We absolutely love this restaurant! Our friends came with us this time and they loved it too. I’m pretty particular and the quality of the food definitely meets my expectations and then some. Thank you for a great dinning experience.

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LauriS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Girl & The Goat for many years and we all thought everything was delicious! Looking forward to going back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and friendly professional staff. Great ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was good but the fudge brownie sundae was absolutely amazing

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madelinem
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

For a ‘tapas’ style serving theme, the dishes are all very savory, with heavy salt and lemon and aioli. Paying $15+ for a vegetable dish didn’t seem worth it. Anyone can slather oils, salts, lemons, and aioli on veges and make it taste good.

Ambiance was lovely, and service was very good. Except our main dish took a very long time, so we were already full on veges when it arrived.

I’ve wanted to try this restaurant for the last year, and sadly I was a little disappointed in my $240 meal for two.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! She went above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fabulous experience. The wait staff is the best in the world they were so kind and attentive and thoughtful. We had a large group with one person who had a food allergy. They were diligent in explaining what each dish contained. And the food was incredible!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was really excited to finally try girl and the goat and I’m sad to say that I was disappointed by nearly every aspect of the experience. We ordered the brioche, the goat cheese board, the green beans, the Brussels, and the chicken thigh. The only things that were remotely fine were the brioche and the Brussels. All the other dishes seemed like they were trying to be different just for the sake of being different. Flavor combinations were “unique” but were not well balanced, dressings and sauces were overpowering and confusing. If you like trying different food for the sake of it being different you might enjoy this place, but unfortunately it was not the place for me.

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Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 11717 OpenTable diners.

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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