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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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing! My friend had a fabulous time celebrating her 31st birthday!

D
Portland
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing is hardly the word to describe our evening at the Girl and the Goat. Everything was so tasty. We were able to try several options. The Green Beans were so tasty and certainly not the green beans we have at home. The Braised Pork Shank fell off the bone . We had two goat dishes--Goat Empanadas and Confit Goat Belly. Excellent. Although we were so full from dinner, we didn't order dessert. Our server brought us the Caramel Corn and Malt Balls. I wanted to lick the plate. My only recommendation is to make reservations ahead of time. Enjoy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Make sure you don’t miss the scallops, and the goat neck!

AT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with great food.

KW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our review would be all 5 stars except the FOH/greet staff, and the reservation process.
I reserved online a week prior w open table and received confirmation - all cool!
Then I received a reminder- kind of
Overkill, but whatever.
I then received a phone call from restaurant direct, a day ahead, wanting to confirm again?

So I phoned back almost immediately and got a machine, so I left a message to again confirm.

We actually arrived quite early (8.45 for a 10p reservation) because our concert ended early. We expected nothing but to sit at the bar - but FOH were “quite sure hey could fit us in”, so they directed us to wait and order drinks-no problem.

After an excellent local draft $7 for me, and a watery virgin cocktail $10 (?) for my partner, we were asked 3 times if we needed more drinks....

FOH fathered is up and seated us, at 10.01pm. Like I said, we did not arrive expecting to be bumped up if there was no avails, but in my experience your floor staff are your face- and I wish they had simply said 10pm was the target and not got out hope up.

End of story: we’re from 1500 miles away and this is the 4th time we’ve been to Girl and....the food and wait staff and ambiance were tops.
The above was a smallish blip for me
And would not prevent our return and our recommend.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago hands down!! The food is absolutely incredible I just wish it was easier to get a reservation and they served our food a little slower and more spread out. Everything came out super fast and all at once.

EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time having dinner at Girl & the Goat, both times the food has been magical and outstanding, the service is top notch, and I can't wait to have dinner there again!

DG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love that they have a vegan menu! All the servers and hostesses were so nice and accommodating. Food was good. But the salad was a bit overdressed for my taste and the veggies a bit dry.

MB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Girl & the Goat never disappoints. I've dined several times with friends and is such a great social setting. This time, we were celebrating my mother's birthday and they were kind enough to treat us to the Chef's Table. The food was the perfect serving size, temperature and balance of flavors. Go for the food and you'll definitely return for the service!

O
Toledo
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We had an excellent experience. We start off the evening with goat empanadas corn & blueberry bread. We had a goat and pork sausage pasta and a trout dish. The flavors are amazing. I would highly recommend this place to try out. It is difficult to get a reservation and we had to go at 9:15 PM even though I was booking about six weeks prior to going on a Thursday night

OT
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Food delicious, good portions, server was informative.

B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Stephanie Izard, a winner on Top Chef, is the executive chef and co-owner. The dinner is served tapas style with plenty of creative sharing options! The green beans are a must! The courses are perfectly timed and paired. We tried the goat empanadas and it was delicious. No, it doesn't taste like chicken!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was fantastic! some of the best i’ve ever eaten to be honest.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great decour and ambience and even better food, get the Pig Face, you won't be disappointed.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

There was a lot of hype around this restaurant and it was indeed difficult to get a reservation. The place is big and the noise level is high. The food was interesting and mostly quite good but definitely over salted. The service was really mediocre at best. Our server was scarce and not particularly friendly or engaging. They had that “hey, you’re lucky to be here” attitude as opposed to the “hey, we’re happy to have you” attitude, so low marks for hospitality.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. It was nice that they were able to split the bill for our group. Would highly recommend Girl and The Goat!

RJ
New Zealand
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good place for interesting sharing plates and a decent drinks list. Loved the empenadas.

OT
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar. Bartender was fantastic. Very knowledgeable of all the dishes. Made recommendations since this was our first time at the restaurant. Paired different dishes well for us and timed them all excellently. Great experience and great way to celebrate a birthday!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, as was the food. It will be hard not to come back often and spend way too much on green beans.

HB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of the best restaurants I have visited. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Super small portions but they are delicious

JH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience!!! Thank you for making my dads birthday celebration so special! Came all the way from Toronto for this awesome dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall very good! Food is delicious! We sit outside. Service is good. One waitress was a little in a rush. She grabbed menu from me when I was still trying to order one more thing. We did ended up ordering two more while eating. Other than that, it’s very good experience!

e
Oklahoma City
53 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and food!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were wowed by each dish that was brought out. Our server was great and had awesome suggestions. We will definitely return!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance. Delicious food. Great service. The roasted pig face is a must-try item.

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I believe they have the best food in Chicago. Had a very late reservation and was seated sooner. Service was slow to start due to a printer problem, but the overall experience was outstanding.

ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious dishes in unique ingredient combinations that all work wonderfully. Outstanding service - welcoming, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!

MS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellence as was the service. The pace of the food coming out felt a little rushed. Made me think they wanted the table for the next customer. Tables were close.

R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Service was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful in suggesting the number of dishes that would appropriate for our group. Food was amazing as well!

AB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephanie. Izard. That should be all you need to know. Great experience and amazing food. Will be back.

s
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our first time. Food was really good. Favorites: Broccoli app, Chicken entree, and Caramel Corn & Malt Ball dessert (legitimately one of the best desserts I’ve ever had).
Service was fine; Our server was clearly rushed and perhaps had too many covers. She was kind but only moderately professional. Host staff was great.

LE
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for a date or any type of special occasion. Food was outstanding.

C
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Recently here for a date night, had a fantastic meal and the service was superb. Loved the variety of dishes, something for everyone. It is all sharable plates, never felt rushed, servers were very friendly. Will definitely come back!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish was good!!!

f
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Unexpectedly seated at the Chef’s table, which was a really awesome surprise. A really fun restaurant, totally lives up to expectations. Pork shoulder was the best dish.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! The food is delicious no matter what you order.

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of my life. Thank you for the experience.

OT
Querétaro
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente lugar, deliciosa comida y ambiente espectacular

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