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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

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (214)
Special Occasion (187)
Creative Cuisine (186)
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Good for a Date (179)
Hot Spot (149)
Fun (134)
Good for Anniversaries (129)
Handcrafted Cocktails (111)
Good for Birthdays (103)
Worth the Drive (101)
Tapas (99)
Good for Groups (82)
Romantic (80)
Neighborhood Gem (75)
Authentic (70)
Local Ingredients (69)
Vibrant Bar Scene (64)
Casual (57)
Good Vegetarian Options (57)
Tasting Menu (56)
People Watching (51)
Pre/post Theatre (50)
Notable Wine List (48)
Cozy (47)
Bar Seating (44)
Late-night Find (36)
Seasonal (35)
Comfort Food (29)
Business Meals (29)
Healthy (25)
Great Beer (24)
Happy Hour (18)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Spicy (11)
Organic (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Vegan (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Scenic View (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Phenomenal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food, service and location. The waitress was incredibly nice and the food was just perfect. Surprisingly my favorite dishes are: pig face (you can cry of deliciousness), the brócoli and the hamachi crudo.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a favorite!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Have been wanting to try this highly rated restaurant but finding a table at reasonable times is nearly impossible. Finally took a late night table. It is all worth it. The pig’s face was incredible. Crispy skin tender meat and flavorful with tamarind sauce a perfect match. The goat belly I think is on par with the more ubiquitous pork belly and healthier with much leaner meat. Both the roasted shishito and beets were delicious. Wow! Can’t find these in other comparable restaurants. Highly memorable and recommended

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 3 days ago

Owen was amazing! He made it a great experience for us. He explained the menu and friendly and helpful. Super attentive. Would go back in a heartbeat. Every dish was explained to us when they came out . Wonderful experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome food with a unique menu. All the items we ate were fantastic. The pork shank and the goat empanadas were wonderful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The small plates were delicious. Service was great! Making reservations is the only way to go!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great and the service was wonderful. A bit expensive, but good overall.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent! Service top notch and value 200+ for two but worth it! Only negative tables on top of each other very little private time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 4 days ago

Tables too close. But food and service were excellent.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

Unbelievable flavors! We traveled all the way from Salt Lake City to get this food and we're definitely coming back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second visit to Girl & the Goat, and I have tried multiple dishes. Everything I try is incredible. It is always busy so don't wait to make your reservations.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service, great environment. Food is delicious, and quite heavy. Consider ordering less than they recommend (2 dishes per person is plenty, especially if you're sharing a bunch of plates).

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

This place never disappoints, everything was great from the food to the atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

The Girl & the Goat serves excellent shareable plates. The chef(s?) are awesome! Thanks for the great experience. Oh, and our server, Owen, was awesome.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Devon is literally the best. Her recommendations were spot on and the food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Second time here and Girl and the Goat did not disappoint! I just wish I could try more menu items, everything was so good. Our server very friendly and enthusiastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant did not disappoint. Our waiter provided valuable assistance helping us navigate the menu and arranging our food courses perfectly. We are still talking about how good the food was. A very memorable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This was our first time dining here. The food and the service was amazing!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

As always the best food and best service in Chicago

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Always an energetic room with great sounds and smells of food!! Gabrielle in reservations was wonderful to deal with given my partner's disability and was very understanding and compassionate! It was great to see Kaylee back, she has always taken great care of us in the past and did an excellent job. I have yet to dine there when Stephanie is there...I just always miss her! My partner has met her before. I hope to get that pleasure one day soon. Also thanks to Stephanie for her efforts towards fundraising for ALS, which has affected us directly!! That is why I know she is not just a super talented Chef but a wonderful person!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My husband and I had just re-watched season four of Top Chef and decided to make reservations at Girl and the Goat! I can't believe we hadn't gone yet considering we live less than ten minutes away and love a good meal. We got the happy challah-days (the bread was warm, and the toppings mixed together were a great balance of tangy and creamy... really something special), pan-fried shishito peppers (spicy but with a great smokiness to them), seared diver scallops (seemed like it would have a lot going on, but it all worked together!), and goat empanadas (I don't eat land meat, but my husband said they were fantastic!). That was the exact amount of food we needed. We finished off the meal by sharing the sticky tasty crunchy toffee yummy cake... by far the best thing I ate there! I took my first bite, and actually went "mmmmm." The toffee crunch at the bottom brought everything together, and the gooseberries were the perfect surprise pop of flavor. Plus, the cake was warm and served with ice cream! My only complaint about our visit was that it was a touch too loud. The waiter and I struggled to hear each other. Overall, a great evening. Chicagoans must at least go once to Girl and the Goat to pay homage, and visitors should make the trip to come taste some great food!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Best food I’ve ever had. Ever. Truly amazing. Great service too.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Solid job. I have followed Stephanie Izard’s career for years, and she is an awesome chef and all around person.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a great time at Girl & the Goat, except for they were running behind and we were seated nearly 20 minutes after our reservation and several of our items were delivered to the wrong table. Needless to say, we were there longer than we thought we would be. But, the food was amazing and we left with full bellies. I would recommend Girl & the Goat but make sure you have enough time to enjoy the experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Due to a glitch on Open Table’s end we missed our reservation and Girl & the Goat made sure they got us the next available table when we arrived. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. The food was amazing! There was no way I was leaving my visit to Chicago without eating here!

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fabulous!! I have wanted to eat at the restaurant ever since Stephanie made Top Chef. And then with her making Iron Chef the impetus was even stronger. It was worth the wait. Now I can’t wait to go again....just requires some planning as the restaurant must be booked weeks in advance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A fast paced, conversational meal with excellent food and pleasant service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent breads, goat empanadas are a must have, short ribs & pig face was amazing! And the sweet potato cake w/ butterscotch ice cream was decadent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I had been trying to get reservations for a while and was finally able to make it in for my birthday. It was worth the wait! This has been the best experience I’ve had so far in the city since I moved here a couple of months ago. The food was delicious and paired perfectly with the drinks. The service was even better. Our waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She definitely made the experience even better. In summary, great drinks, food, and ambiance. I recommend it 100%

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was good. However, the seat they gave be was broken, slanted and very uncomfortable. One of the dishes We ordered was the roasted beet salad with green beans, anchovy, avacado. There were only 2 green beans in the dish. With all the hype I was Very disappointed

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We finally were able to get a reservation and it was fantastic! The restaurant is very casual and the wait staff Is very nice and helpful. It’s basically a tapas place so everyone can share, which adds to the fun. We had a great time and can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely amazing! We sat at chefs table and from then it was a fabulous experience from service to food and drinks! Thank you for the hospitality!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I had tried to get in this restaurant for a while. finally got in before a Hamilton performance. It did not disappoint and was a perfect pre theatre dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Awesome food and service! Food was coursed perfectly, drinks delightful, service impeccable at the bar

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Well wishes autograph from Top Chef winner, Stephanie Izard as I’ve been a huge fan of hers! The food was very flavourful where weird combination surprisingly paired really well together. Ie. salted caramel and steak. Excited to have our first anniversary dinner here! Great service and we got seated before our reservation. A must visit when visiting Chicago!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Lives up to the hype! Got a last minute reservation for two (there must have been a cancellation) and we had an excellent time

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I loved all the unique dishes combined with a relaxed atmosphere. i would def say to hit this up. Make reservations ahead of time for sure. We went on 3 days early and could only get 10pm seating for 3 people.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Tapas, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Honestly was expecting to be wowed but wasn’t. The food was amazing but didn’t live up to the hype. The service when arrived was so so but our waiter totally made up for it and was great and super helpful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outstanding meal, service and environment. Our server was very attentive and offered some great suggestions. The "pig face" is great and the scallops melt in your mouth. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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