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Girl & the Goat, Chicago, IL
Girl & the Goat, Chicago, IL
Girl & the Goat, Chicago, IL
Girl & the Goat, Chicago, IL
Girl & the Goat, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

Girl & the Goat

4.8
4.8
13973 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. Reservations are encouraged for our dining room, our bar is always available for walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan. Please note: as a way to offset rising costs associated with the restaurant (food, beverage, labor, benefits, supplies), we have added a 3% surcharge to all checks. We do this in lieu of increased menu prices. You may request to have this taken off your check, should you choose.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 191 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 492-6262
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Stephanie Izard
  • Private party facilities
    A Stephanie Izard Restaurant
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 492-6262
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    Halsted
  • Parking details
    Street parking available. Valet parking is available at 809 W. Randolph
  • Public transit
    #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Steph & Chef Friends' Brunch!

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 24, 2024 only
    Come join Steph alongside Karen Akunowicz, Beverly Kim, Christine Cikowski, and Jessie Oloroso for a special brunch! Enjoy a tasty dish from each Chef while supporting The Abundance Setting, promoting advancement of women in the culinary & hospitality industry. Each attendee will also receive a copy of Chef Karen's new cookbook, Crave. Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for ala carte purchase. Brunch will be a ticketed, family style event with communal seating, please purchase the total amount of tickets for your entire party to ensure you will be seated next to one another. Please reach out to info@girlandthegoat.com with questions. *Due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions*
    Steph & Chef Friends' Brunch! Photo

What 13,973 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Most Booked

13,974 Reviews
  1. Jeff

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant evening, helpful insight from our server, all of our food/plates were delicious and interesting in their own ways. Our post dinner evaluation of “what was your favorite “ was a consistent “all of it”. So kudos to G&G for a wonderful experience and affirmation why we have returned and will return again.

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  2. Ilovefrenchfries

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Inspired, thematic, simply delicious dishes. Warm and friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.

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  3. Garima

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Service, the food was very well curated, delicious. Definitely very few Vegetarian Options and I really wish there were some substantial mains. Jonathan, our server was fantastic, very on point and extremely attentive to the table

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my third time eating at G&TG. The food has been spectacular each time. With a changing menu every so often, we had new dishes to try and were delighted with each bite. The smaller dishes are the perfect sharing size. We left pleasantly full without feeling over stuffed! Love this place. The only caveat is that it definitely is on the louder side, however it is still very easy to have a conversation with people in your party.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! I keep on coming here every year for 13 years and the quality of service and food is always outstanding!

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  6. EllenP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious but portions are too small for the price.

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  7. Kirsten4616

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding!! Some of the best food we have ever had!!

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  8. JPeazy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding. You can tell the attention paid to the various flavors of each dish. So well layered and balanced. Pure magic! We were lucky enough to sit at one of the chefs tables and saw the team in action. Great job everyone at GATG!!!

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  9. LisaK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exquisitely delicious dinner with friends! Everything was delightful, the whole symphony of flavors in every dish! Thanks and I can’t wait to be back.

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  10. DianeM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is as good as always....like the variety and the unique flavors

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  11. NottheNorthEndbutgreat

    New York City

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been trying to go here for awhile and finally made it. It was well worth waiting for. The food was terrific and the cocktails were great. Our server, Trevor, was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions that were absolutely spot on. Look forward to returning and trying some of their other plates.

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  12. NIKO

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anytime we go downtown Chicago we make sure to visit Girl and the Goat. This is one of the top 5 restaurants I have visited in my lifetime and I have gone to more than a 1,000 restaurants. If you are ever in Chicago make this a destination.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some years ago we found our way to Girl & the Goat. Since then every trip to Chicago has included a special return and meal at this marvelous Stephanie Izard restaurant! We have loved the food and every bit of our experience every single time! ….. and each visit was a variation; a marvelous riff! This visit was exceptional as we were in the city to celebrate several milestones; 2 birthdays, 10yr wedding anniversary, Valentines Day, and a revisit to the scene of our 1st date! We shared our celebrations with staff and they did ALL the thangs to make our time there the best yet!! Jonathan, our server was as perfectly professional as possible. We had the best meal we could have ever asked for. IMHO, the green beans are to DIE for!! We entered excited for the experience and left elated!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not the best spot for the Valentine but it’s alright

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing experience. Food, drink, service all amazing and top notch.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had dinner for Valentine’s Day here which they had this entertainment special which was $95 per person plus 20% auto gratuity on top. All said and done came out to over $250 and this doesn’t include any drinks. Now to the food. Quite possibly the worst part of the whole night was the food. Whether it was the ridiculously small portions or just weird preset dinner plates, it was not good. Like really not good, especially when you’re spending over $250 alone. The main dish was goat belly and it literally could not have been smaller and it was just drenched in oil. The desert was the weirdest thing of all. Gotta love a cold brownie sitting in some type of vinaigrette, we couldn’t take more than one bite. Money spent is money spent, I’m not worried about it. However, this was by far the worst food I’ve ever had for this money and this wasn’t cheap. I spent another $80+ on drinks, so all in over $330. Will not be coming back here again.

    2 people found this helpful

  17. KByum

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have only been to girl and the goat once before and I remember really enjoying it. Full disclosure, this meal was on Valentine’s Day so they had a prix fixe menu.  there were no choices to make but overall, the food was really good. The service was pretty attentive, although there were some kind of odd things that happened. Several times when someone was clearing plates, they put a dirty plate from another table onto our table to stack. That seems pretty outside the box. also, the dessert was completely inedible in my opinion. Maybe there’s someone who would like it, but no one at our table did. It was a very weird combination of flavors and maybe that is the dessert chefs style. It definitely wasn’t for me and wasn’t at all satisfying. Nothing about it said Valentine’s Day or indulgence. it left a really bad taste in my mouth – literally and figuratively. I really want to like this restaurant, but I think it sometimes tries too hard to be inventive and special. I hope to return and really enjoy it. 

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was terrific! Food was good, some courses better than others.

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  19. JDHCHI

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed with G&G! Great place to take that special someone or for special occasions! One of the best restaurants on Randolph and for that matter in Chicago!!

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  20. Nick

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Prix Fixe menu was incredible. Meal was full of texture and tang. Charred broccoli made me involuntarily grunt with joy like a cave man. They could've just poured the Lobstah Buttah on my face and I would've been ok with it. Every course was great. Shout out to the awesome lady at the host stand wearing the "Dump Him" sweater on Valentines Day - incredibly bold and hilarious choice. Can't wait to go back!

    1 person found this helpful

  21. JessW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. They recommended a bottle of wine that went well with all the courses. Each course was timed well and were delicious.

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  22. JohnS

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines Day was a good opportunity to experience this restaurant. They served a fixed menu which actually terrified me. Oysters. Duck tongue. Goat belly. I wouldn't have ordered most things if given the choice. But everything was outstanding!!! Very well put together offering. It was a tad expensive, but the place was packed and always is. So I guess they deserve the positive reviews. My advice is to lean into the weird menu items.

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  23. RicardoA

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food wasn't the best my girlfriend got sick after eating and also incredibly overpriced

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  24. ChicagoFoodie

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Obviously excellent food. You know what to expect when you come here. What else is there to say?! The food team doesn’t here miss. Wine pours are a meagre for the price - but it’s some of the best wine I’ve had in a restaurant. The hostesses are a little (read a lot) prickly, however the food is so so good, and the actual service staff are so so wonderful that it really doesn’t matter.

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  25. KimberlyB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My best friend and I went for GALentines dinner. We were a bit early but were able to be seated right away. Our server was incredibly helpful with explaining the menu and making excellent suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed this evening- food was incredible especially the pork shank and the Coconut Pineapple semi-freddo. If I could rate them 100 starts I would. Service was outstanding and would definitely recommend!!!!

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  26. Emme

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    100000% worth the price. My boyfriend and I went for a date night. The pork face and sweet potato bread was to die for.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and attentive servers. The lighting was too low and continued to get darker as our meal went on. Portions are quite small for the price, even compared to other small plate restaurants. The tables are too close together.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Always a pleasure and it’s always fun to see what new food is on the menu. They also made our anniversary wonderful with champagne and candles on our dessert.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a whole new experience of what really good food can be! It's absolutely incredible!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pricey, but not out of line with competitors. I'd go again 👍

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  31. TrevorL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience dining at Girl & The Goat. Every menu item we had was spectacular and the drinks were unique but so good. Highly recommend.

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  32. robl

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still amazing food and experience as when they were new. Great service as always

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  33. JulieD

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing wonderful pairing of flavors. Lots of tables, so made for a very loud environment and hard to hear your table mates.

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  34. BrentB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sent a business associate here for a dinner to impress his son; seemed that there was confusion at the host stand just to get them sat to begin, which stinks but isn't a deal-killer...the bigger problem is that I asked pretty specifically to get a call in order to arrange for some special things to be done, and never got the call. Never got an answer when I called, either. For that reason, the experience wasn't what I had hoped. Doesn't change my love for the spot, just a let-down.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cool . Good service, atmosphere, music and the salad was fantastic

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Much to our surprise we were seated at the chefs table facing the kitchen. As diners who love an “experience” we loved it. Staff were friendly and the food was top notch. Nice scotch list and the martinis are perfect. Highly recommend!!!

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  37. CiaranC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. We'd been wanting to try this place for quite some time, and I was worried it may not live up to the hype since so many places don't, but this was an amazing meal. I can't rave enough. We really enjoyed it. Everything we ate, from the roasted beets and chickpea fritters, to the ora king salmon (absolute favorite!) and confit goat belly, to our shared hazelnut praline sunday was an incredible treat to the pallet. The wine was also fantastic. We went at 8PM on a Monday and it was bustling, so it's not necessarily a quiet romantic place for a meal, but it is without reservation a must-do spot and we will be returning.

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  38. Stellaaaaah

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was superb. The vegetable options are as good as the meat and seafood. Good wine selection, friendly service. Overall pleased, as I have been with previous dining experiences at G&TG.

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  39. LFriz

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was definitely worth going! i highly recommend!

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  40. CARTIERM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food with excellent service. The green beans are amazing.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 13973 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 191 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Girl & the Goat

809 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    Halsted
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking available. Valet parking is available at 809 W. Randolph
  • Public transit
    #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Stephanie Izard
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 492-6262
  • Private party facilities
    A Stephanie Izard Restaurant
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 492-6262
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