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One of the most well known restaurants in Chicago, and one that lives up to the hype.

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About Girl & the Goat

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.

809 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Halsted

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 492-6262

Website:
http://girlandthegoat.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and street parking available. Valet parking on Randolph for $11 per vehicle.

Public Transit:
#8 Halsted Bus at Randolph

Executive Chef:
Stephanie Izard

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Underground Goat, our 18 person private dining room, is not your typical private dining space and the name encapsulates exactly what you're looking forward to. Located under the main dining room, you and your guests will be lead downstairs, through the restaurant and into the "staff only" halls of the Goat. The room itself echoes the casual, rustic atmosphere of the main dining room and is host to the restaurant's wine and liquor stock - don't be surprised if you see the hardworking bar staff sneak in a few times to keep things rolling upstairs. Chef Stephanie Izard will design a family-style menu for you (dietary restrictions will not be ignored) and our beverage director will recommend wine, beer and/or a signature cocktail to match what Stephanie comes up with.
For more information visit http://www.bokagrp.com/eventsandcatering.php
or call 312.492.6262.

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Girl & the Goat Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (224)
Creative Cuisine (209)
Good for a Date (193)
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Special Occasion (190)
Hot Spot (166)
Fun (140)
Good for Anniversaries (127)
Good for Birthdays (118)
Worth the Drive (114)
Handcrafted Cocktails (101)
Tapas (101)
Good for Groups (97)
Neighborhood Gem (92)
Romantic (78)
Local Ingredients (77)
Authentic (75)
Vibrant Bar Scene (74)
Tasting Menu (67)
Good Vegetarian Options (64)
Bar Seating (63)
Casual (63)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
People Watching (44)
Cozy (42)
Late-night Find (42)
Notable Wine List (41)
Seasonal (35)
Business Meals (32)
Healthy (29)
Comfort Food (26)
Great Beer (24)
Happy Hour (24)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Organic (14)
Vegan (11)
Scenic View (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Spicy (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great music, wonderful assortments and a caring staff all build this delightful experience that should be shared among many people...

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Glad we persisted and got a reservation. We don’t get to Chicago all that often but will definitely try to go back on our next trip.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

El lugar me pareció lindo con buen ambiente, pero la comida no me gustó. Tampoco es mala, pero no me pareció rico.
Carta de vinos aceptables
Postres normales.
La zona donde está ubicado muy buena

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything we ordered was phenomenal!

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Jake was phenomenal. Very knowledgeable, kind and on point.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

That was my second time and that was as exceptionnal as the the first.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Surrey)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, and I would definitely love to go back. However with the prices being a bit high, I would only go back for a special occasion rather than a casual meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience. A home run. It met every expectation we had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

All of the food was incredible; the service was great; the restaurant was so cute; and the music selection was really nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful and creative dishes, excellent service and a nice setting for dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, and the wait staff well-trained. I liked the setting, bar scene, vibe and decor-though it is noisy. However, noise was not off-putting. What would deter me from a return is the rush to get food on our table, before finishing the previous dish. I felt really rushed to eat-yikes! Not a pleasant way to eat an expensive meal.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 6 days ago

I had been looking forward to visiting Girl & the Goat for months since moving to Chicago, and I was quite honestly disappointed by the food. My friend and I ordered goat empanadas, grilled baby octopus, escargot raviolis and the pig's face. The pig's face was delicious, but everything else was average. Given the price point of the restaurant and the fact that we had to take an 11:45pm reservation in order to get in made the mediocre food even more disappointing. It's possible we didn't order correctly, but the octopus was super chewy, the escargot raviolis barely had any filling (aka no escargot flavor came through for me, though the broth was delicious), and the goat empanadas were just nothing special. I don't usually write reviews like this, but given all the hype for this restaurant, felt this was worth noting. The bill was also very high for the amount of food/drinks that we got.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Girl and the Goat has a really unique menu of fantastic dishes. All the food is really really good, so you should go with as big a group as possible so you can try the most amount of dishes. Overall A+ rating from me.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place, excellent food

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·Dined 6 days ago

Very tiny portions so hard to really experience it and seating very close together

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Concerned as I am a vegetarian. But we ordered 3 options and all wonderful.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

I’ve been wanting to come here for awhile now. Loved everything about it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place to visit from out of town

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Best food I’ve had in Chicago

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This place is absolutely amazing and is my new favorite restaurant. We got a bottle of red, green beans, scallops, mr. Potato bread, bocatini, and goat belly. I️t was all incredible, green beans and scallops especially. We were joking that we could eat the green beans for the entire meal. Our waitress was amazing and helped us navigate the menu and even gave us cauliflower & Carmel dessert on the House! Overall incredible experience and will definitely be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Do not pass up an opportunity to dine here. It is everything you’ve heard and more. Truly a culinary delight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was very good, they recommend that you order dishes to share, and for two people, we ordered 5 dished which was enough. The scallops were great, and so was the pig!! The service could really improve, our server looked bored, tired and upset.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Tapas
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We sat at the table at the kitchen was it was an amazing experience. We were able to speak with the chefs and help select their favorites. All of the food was prepared To perfection and the presentation was beautiful as well. We tried so many dishes and highly recommend the cauliflower, green beans and goat head.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I have never written a review before, I downloaded the "Yelp" app JUST to get my experience across: I am absolutely and utterly disappointed. I had this reservation for over 2 month, totally excited about this famous experience.

While, disclaimer: the food was VERY good... I walked out SO dumbfounded by my service (or lack thereof), I immediately informed my family/friends I will certainly never be back and feel totally ripped off. Again, after placing this rez two months ago--tonight, my boyfriend and I were seated at a table that was essentially in the kitchen. Beware! We both wished we would've spoken up but felt too bad making a fuss. This table was an extension of essentially the area where waiters put in their orders--not more than 1 foot from the chefs and stoves. It was so loud and so unbelievably hot we were both sweating by the end of the meal. And, couldn't hear each other for the life of us.

I sent my drink back because it was not what I ordered and received an eye roll from our waiter, who had not been to our table more than twice before this (... keep in mind, our meal was finished. Twice in about one hour.)

I waited so long for my Girl & The Goat experience and truthfully, I think our waiter forgot about us at this "makeshift" table. I couldn't believe they would seat someone there (and we are not picky), especially because we were not walk-ins! Will be most certainly telling more people about our terrible experience. I'm infuriated and disappointed. Money wasted on a hot, loud, ill-served time... completely clouding good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Third time. Food and atmosphere are fantastic and certainly recommend. Unfortunately, the waitress was not as engaging nor good as two prior visits but the manager must have sensed and leaned in to support. Thus the 4 star in that category.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Restaurant très agréable et plats sympa, prix corrrect.
Vraiment bruyant jusqu’a 21 h après cela deviens beaucoup plus sympa.
Nous y retournerons souvent je pense...

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The rumors are true.. place is legit!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

My family and I came in from Toronto, Canada. The ambiance and service was impeccable however we do have to comment that the portion size of the food items should be more clear or specified on your menu. We have spent over $200 on food (about $50 per person and there was 4 of us) but walked away hungry. If some of the items like the chickpeas were appetizer sizes then it should be advertised as such. Our server just explained that there were V - vegetarian; F - fish and M - meat options. In our eyes, we thought they were all mains; but they were all sides/appetizers. Overall, we had a nice time, but we had to pick up a quick bite after, which definitely impacted our pocketbooks given that we are Canadians and our dollar doesn't get us to far in the US these days.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Happy Hour, Romantic
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

From the service to food to the ambiance. It was what I expected and more.
Our server explain everything and everyone who dropped food explained the dish.
We had the escargot ravioli, broccoli (the smoked Blu is to to die for) diver scallops, (I could have eaten just that all night), the sauce was amazing, goat belly with lobster and crab, and the pork shank another amazing dish. Then dessert...Milk Stout
I have been wanting to come to this restaurant since Stephanie Izzard won "Top Chef" and she opened this restaurant in Chicago. The first few years it was a year wait. This time it was for a very special birthday for a dear friend and the 3 months seemed short. It was worth every penny and more!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Girl and the Goat was amazing. Our server was fantastic but so were the others that assisted. The food was inventive and lived up to the expectation. Already planning on going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Had a very nice meal. I found the menu difficult. Desserts were delicious. Service was great but we did feel a bit rushed. We were there 75 min at 5:30.
Glad we went, wouldn’t run back.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Outstanding experience. Menu offered a wide variety of unusual foods, with sharing encouraged.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Many people recommended Girl and the Goat to us. The food was very delicious, but the portions are very small. So this is something to keep in mind.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were in Chicago for a few days and wanted to see this American Restaurant in Chicago.. People talked on line about fabulous food and excellent service, a unique eatery with a celebrity chef, Stephanie Izard , so we booked well in advance to enjoy a lovely evening.
We had a great time, great food and the service excellent.
It is a vibrant place where we were told that even our PM had a good dinner about a year ago or so.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Tapas, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic restaurant and food quality. Wait staff very knowledgeable and approachable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not quite as good as expected. Ordered 5 dishes - most were surprisingly bland. Scallops were quite good.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This will sound like a hyperbole, but honestly one of the best meals I've ever had. We tried six dishes, all of which were amazing. The chef has done a wonderful job coming up with interesting dishes that you can't stop eating. Our server (Devon) was informative about all the items (both wine and food) and a genuinely lovely person - it felt like a friend was introducing us to new, exciting food.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Super delicious food, lovely presentation, fun atmosphere only complaint is noise level, it was a little difficult for the four of us to talk but the food makes it worthwhile will be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service and fun unique food. A great place for a celebration or special occasion. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the goat empanadas and green berms.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Creative combinations with seasonal ingredients, but the food is always way too salty. The outdoor seating is nice in the summer, but the noise inside forces one to yell across the table to hold a conversation. We’ve been several times and have always experienced these same negatives, so we probably won’t be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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