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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

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (213)
Special Occasion (185)
Creative Cuisine (183)
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Good for a Date (176)
Hot Spot (150)
Fun (133)
Good for Anniversaries (128)
Good for Birthdays (110)
Handcrafted Cocktails (109)
Worth the Drive (101)
Tapas (97)
Good for Groups (85)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Romantic (77)
Local Ingredients (70)
Authentic (69)
Vibrant Bar Scene (68)
Casual (57)
Good Vegetarian Options (57)
Tasting Menu (54)
Cozy (49)
People Watching (49)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Bar Seating (47)
Notable Wine List (47)
Seasonal (36)
Late-night Find (35)
Business Meals (29)
Comfort Food (27)
Healthy (26)
Great Beer (23)
Happy Hour (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Great for Lunch (12)
Organic (10)
Spicy (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Vegan (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Scenic View (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined a day 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 2 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 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 3 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 3 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 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 3 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 4 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had an amazing experience here. The food was all exceptional and the waitress gave us so many recommendations for dishes that were all excellent. A must stop while dining in Chicago.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful plating and superb creation of food with balance of taste and texture. All dishes we tried we delicious: Mr. Potato Bread, fried hummus with crunchy quinoa, goat tenderloin, etc.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Best meal in Chicago- sooooo innovative and delish!! Loved the cauliflower, empanadas, olive bread, and butter chicken. Must eat for the Windy City!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing . Green beans and cauliflower is a must. Pork shank is amazing as well, and skirt steak. Noise level is a medium. West coast oysters were amazing.
Service was impeccable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We asked for a seafood recommendation from the server and it was different, but not representative of a well put together dish. The cuttlefish put a damper on the rest of our meal.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Awesome food, precision service and our server Leigh is FANTASTIC! It was the first visit for 3 of the 4 of us & they were blown away. Definitely a must do again & again & again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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