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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.
Chicago, IL 60607
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and street parking available. Valet parking on Randolph for $11 per vehicle.
#8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
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
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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%
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
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.
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!
Girl & the Goat did not disappoint whatsoever. We showed up a bit early for our reservation but were seated right away. Amazing service from Owen, and the rest of the staff were extremely attentive as well. Some of our fave dishes included the green beans, bucatini and the sweet potato cake/toffee dessert (can't remember exact name). The wine list was very impressive, but as a beer drinker I was wishing they had a larger selection! Overall, this famous spot lived up to their reputation and I cannot wait to come back!
Great experience. Went here to celebrate a birthday. When we were being seated, the host said we have a great table for you. They sat us at the Chef’s table where we could see the food preparations. The chef’s joked with us and answered any questions.
Food was terrific as always (I think it’s the fourth time we’ve been here). Everything was great but our favorites were probably the branzino and the green beans.
There’s a reason why it is recognized as top restaurant. First class all the way.
Many good options in the city. Think this place will appeal to out-of-towners looking to experience food seen on TV. Not too many places feature goat so that would be the best reason to come here. Otherwise steep prices for small portions of well-thought out dishes.
This place is (almost) everything everyone says it is...ambiance, environment and atmosphere is top notch; service was impeccable; the bread/spreads, seafood and desserts were as good as it gets (my family of four all thought that the pork and goat were not at the same level and/or overrated). Overall, though, the three month wait for a reservation were indeed worth it.
Certainly a lively place - seems one of the last Chicago restaurants to close. Inventive (many Asian fusion leanings) and strong flavors make things all but boring. As with tradition, ordered a variety of meats (and one vegetable - the green beans, which were a good break from the meats, but were a bit tough). The first course, duck tartar, was amazing - but admittedly, by the time we got to 6th course of the Goat - we were a bit flavored out. Very reasonably priced - my glass of Cabernet was very good.
Great experience. The food was amazing. Loved the marinated olives and chickpea fritter. The potato bread was good but nothing exceptional. The goat empanadas were amazing. The Girl and the Goat Red wine was very very very good also. The marinated skirt steak was great, the pig face was outstanding. We were celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary and our server made it a great experience. We couldn’t decide on a dessert so he split two of them in half the Carmel corn and vanilla malt and toffee with butterscotch ice cream...both were amazing!!! They put candles in both desserts which was a really nice touch.
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