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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

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food

4.8

service

4.8

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4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (228)
Creative Cuisine (217)
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Special Occasion (196)
Hot Spot (176)
Fun (147)
Good for Anniversaries (128)
Good for Birthdays (123)
Worth the Drive (121)
Handcrafted Cocktails (106)
Tapas (98)
Neighborhood Gem (97)
Good for Groups (95)
Authentic (81)
Romantic (80)
Local Ingredients (79)
Vibrant Bar Scene (74)
Tasting Menu (70)
Casual (68)
Bar Seating (66)
Good Vegetarian Options (64)
Pre/post Theatre (51)
Cozy (44)
People Watching (44)
Notable Wine List (43)
Late-night Find (42)
Seasonal (37)
Business Meals (36)
Comfort Food (30)
Healthy (30)
Great Beer (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Organic (15)
Vegan (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Scenic View (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Spicy (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 16 hours ago

Best food I’ve had in Chicago

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Everyone was amazing, especially our server Hanna. The food was so incredible, and with the service in mind, I can honestly say that this was the best dining experience of my life

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

This restaurant was highly recommended to us to try when we visited Chicago. It was fantastic and would highly recommend to others when they visit Chicago.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic service and consistently excellent food. Worth the wait and the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing. Just don't wait to get the pork shank (best) last... Too full at the end of the meal too enjoy.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Anniversary. Server brought us a dessert with candles. Very sweet.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Absolutely loved everything about it. We will return

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We heard amazing things about this restaurant and it definitely lived up to the hype. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This place was awesome and Lily, the bartender could not have made our experience any better!! She makes THE best dirty martini. The broccoli, the steak, and the sea bass were faves of mine. Thank you!!!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was delicious. Meant to share, but should order 2 dishes per person. Great vegan menu. Food is innovative but still tasty. Pretty noisy, but worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Leigh was one of the best servers I’ve ever dined with. Very hospitable and great at guiding us through the menu of what to get, she made our experience personalized and incredible. The food was exceptional and mind blowing bite after bite. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I thought the food was terrific - each dish was flavor packed. The small plates allowed us to taste a lot of different things and they were all great. It was a VERY pricey meal and definitely a special occasion thing for us

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Awesome food and atmosphere. Lives up to and exceeds the hype.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was my second visit there and it really does live up to its reputation. I love it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great plaće best food

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was a definitely for a foodie, which I am and my husband is not. I thought it was pretty good and he had a burrito after dinner. The design of the restaurant is rustic chic. I absolutely loved the ambiance and the bathrooms are beautifully simple and private.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Not only accommodating to parents with two kids but the food was exceptional. Cocktails were on point, definitely a recommend to somebody who wants to walk away from a meal with a story. Expensive but not overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing, food, drinks and service. Music was a bit loud, and they sat 3 of us on a table for 2. Other than that amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fantastic in every aspect. The food was phenomenal, our waitress was very knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was very comfortable. I️ can definitely understand why this is a hard reservation to get at a decent hour

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I wish I lived in Chicago so we could return to Girl and the Goat all the time! Great food, service, ambiance. Creative and outrageously good food. GO THERE!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was incredible! Worth the drive from the burbs. I can't wait to go back and try more of the menu.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent time....drink, food and service. And we did eat goat...awesome!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is deliciously PERFECT! The flavors linger on your palette. Girl & The Goat is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent as was the service. The noise level is pretty high and the seating was a little tight in spots, but overall excellent!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! Amazing flavors!

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