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Girl & the Goat L.A., Los Angeles, CA

Girl & the Goat L.A.

4.8
4.8
1920 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef Stephanie Izard and her team are thrilled to join LA’s vibrant restaurant community and continue our tradition of serving tasty, bold-flavored foods in a fun and lively family-style setting. A few favorites, like goat empanadas and sautéed green beans, will be back on the menu. Stephanie and her team have also crafted new dishes inspired by California produce and local flavors, like carrot-tahini dip with tahini tofu, and curried goat with radishes, pickled vegetables, and masa chips. 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 in the Arts District at 555 Mateo, Girl & the Goat offers dinner service Monday through Sunday, plus brunch Sunday. Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads and adventurers!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 139 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 799-4628

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Stephanie Izard

  • Private party facilities

    With varied indoor and outdoor spaces and a colorful, seasonal menu, Girl & The Goat is the ideal backdrop for your event. Work directly with our events team to decide your menu, seating and details — and our creative culinary team, led by Stephanie Izard, will take care of the rest.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (855) 715-5774

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Mateo St. and Palmetto St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. Valet is located on Palmetto St.

  • Public transit

    40 Beverly Blvd Bus at 4th/Merrick

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,920 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Overall

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Food

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown / South and East LA

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  1. VY

    VincentY

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was not as good as what I expected. Among the five dishes I have ordered, I would say four of them are over-seasoned. Also, I can see they are trying to put different elements to the dish to make it tastes more complex or look pretties. However, the ingredients just don't go well overall.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazinggg food !! Highly recommend the pork the chicken thighs and the steak mains. Popcorn situation 🔥🔥
  3. AJ

    AngelaJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hype really lives up!! It was so great, highly recommend!!
  4. TT

    TinaTian

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was really amazing, hybrid of Asian and New American cuisine which I really enjoyed. The service was good except that you might have to wait for a while between dishes. The neighborhood is chill and safe. Street parking is a bit challenge to find even in a workday night, but they provide valet as another parking option.
  5. BK

    BKfromLB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my favorite restaurant meal in the past year. Everything was fabulous: food, service, ambience. We sat outside on the patio that runs the length of the restaurant, and on a nice summer night, under the little white lights, there isn't a better place to be. (Although the restaurant interior is also beautiful.) Each dish was bursting with unusual and creative flavor combinations that all worked so well together. The cocktails are also worth a special mention; as unusual in their flavor pairings as the food dishes. Can't say enough good about this place, and can't wait to return.
  6. k

    karenj

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    great food, great ambiance and great service. love the plants
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed every single moment. The staff was wonderful and always visible. The food was AMAZING. We had 4 courses and by the end we were stuffed. It was worth every penny we spent and will definitely be back.
  8. JL

    JudiL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They went over and above to make us feel special on our 24th Anniversary!
  9. RR

    RoseR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was very salty and most were modified dishes from different cultures. Dont recommend.
  10. DS

    DeeS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girl and the Goat is incredible. Fantastic service and ambiance. We went in late, since that was the only time they could accommodate us in the outdoor seating area because of our 2 pups. Nevertheless, the place was packed and lively. We focused entirely on vegetarian dishes, and had the following: Naan n Dips - my husband was skeptical of this one, since “how can you make good naan without a tandoor” but ate his words — and the dish — with great relish. Sourdough - the harissa butter was brain-meltingly good. The bread was excellent, and the giardiniera was yumm too. Order this dish for the butter - you won’t regret the calories! Grilled corn - we had a collective religious experience eating this. The unexpected flavor combinations were inspired, certainly, but what kind of crazy mind could come up with it? This dish worked it, with the coconut and caramel playing happy tricks on your mind. Chickpea fritters - for a desi gal who’s used to really good chaat in the Bay Area, the roasted chickpeas themselves were not out of this world, but the tofu-type preparation of the chickpeas was the bomb. Dessert: Sweet chili crunch sundae - if you come here and for some inexplicable reason have to pick only one dish to eat, try this. For one, it’s a dessert; bonus, it’s GREAT. I’m running out of adjectives to describe the food here, but this dessert was superlative. Again, Girl and the Goat has played with unique flavor combinations and come out on top. Mango sticky rice - this dessert is well-deserving of its rave reviews. Drinks were: Surprise spritz - this non alcoholic drink was a revelation. Definitely try this one if you’re not drinking alcohol for whatever reason. The combination of lychee and hibiscus, with the zing of galangal was *chef’s kiss*. Goat fashioned- apparently the weakest link at this restaurant. Take it or leave it. Make Girl and the Goat a priority to dine at when visiting LA.
  11. SH

    SteH

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Attentive staff. Thank you.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service! Food was meh!
  13. HL

    HaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were there for brunch for the first time and loved it. I prefer the dinner menu but brunch was still solid. The Shrimp fried rice omelette was amazing. So was the crumpets ana smoked salmon spread. The presentation was 5/5
  14. DF

    DocFoodie

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent inventive cuisine
  15. K

    Kimmy

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as good as Chicago
  16. VC

    VanessaC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing food. All around great service - wait staff, hosts, sommelier. Every dish was interesting and thoughtful. Will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such great service and the food was amazing!
  18. CG

    ChelseaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I have gone to the Girl & the Goat in Chicago and this LA location did not disappoint. Great ambiance, phenomenal flavor profiles, and attentive staff.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal I’ve had in a long time. The staff made recommendations, which we decided to trust and I’m so glad I did. I don’t even like tomatoes and their tomato and stone fruit salad was AMAZING. Everything we tried was spectacular and the staff were great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in ALL of LA!!! I’ve been to Chicago G&TG and just live the experience. I recommend the tomato salad, pork shank, sourdough bread and scallops dishes.
  23. B

    Burbankie

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly and excellent service. The dishes came out at just the right place - we never felt rushed. I’ve eaten here before and also in Chicago. I’m a fan of Stephanie Izard! Will try her new LA restaurant Cabra soon.
  24. JT

    JessicaT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food did not blow my mind. The best dish we had was the Stone tomato and fruit salad. Beautifully mixed that packed a ton of flavor with extra crunch from the crispy chili oil. Pork shank lacked flavor, chicken thigh was OVERLY salted. For the prices, I would not recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing meal- the beet salad, string beans, salmon poke, and skirt steak were the standouts though everything was delicious!
  26. HC

    HeleneC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great ambiance, beautiful space!! Great night! Looking forward to come back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is beyond incredible- I could eat the hummus plate every day until I die. Service is fantastic- I’ve been twice - it’s a great spot with great food, 10 out of 10!
  28. M

    Mila

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a spectacular dinner! From the service to the food and the beauty of the restaurant, our evening was delicious and memorable! Thank you! Can’t wait to go back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Waiting time too long. Food has very less selection and salty.
  30. R

    Rachel

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I’ve been looking forward to dining
  31. RC

    RolandC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good atmosphere and very attentive staff. The front desk seemed very busy, not super welcomy but once seated, we were treated! So be cool with the front desk and everything else will be great :)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. We had the beet salad, shrimp salad, Bronzino, roasted corns and beans. Every single one of them tasted oh so yummy!!!! The only problem we had was we got full and had no room to order everything else on the menu! Easy and convenient Valet Parking. Perfect for a date night or GNO ❤️ 100% will go back.
  33. JB

    JonathanB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time- wonderful service and incredible food
  34. d

    dereky

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and venue. Love the crispy crunch added to each dish.
  35. CS

    CatherineS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice open, airy patio spaces, excellent food and service. We especially loved the goat curry which had tostadas on the bottom and had a texture almost like chilaquilas but with curry and tender goat meat. Really unique and good!
  36. AG

    AllenG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is very delicious as are the cocktails. The service is excellent. The only thing I would like for them to do is use less salt in their dishes. I found several of the dishes a bit too salty.
  37. PZ

    PennyZ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing, will be on our list to go back often!
  38. m

    michaelb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely fantastic, creative, and delicious. The service is spectacular as well. Our waiter was attentive at all times and took immense care for us.
  39. EM

    EuniceM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is delicious and the ambiance is gorgeous. Service is a little slow and the waiter took a little long to bring items we asked for. Aside from this, we had a great time.
  40. n

    nancyg

    Los Angeles

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very pleasant dining experience with creative cuisine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Girl & the Goat L.A. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 799-4628.

Girl & the Goat L.A. is rated 4.8 stars by 1920 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 139 times today
Google Map for Girl & the Goat L.A.

555 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mateo St. and Palmetto St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. Valet is located on Palmetto St.

  • Public transit

    40 Beverly Blvd Bus at 4th/Merrick

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephanie Izard

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 799-4628

  • Private party facilities

    With varied indoor and outdoor spaces and a colorful, seasonal menu, Girl & The Goat is the ideal backdrop for your event. Work directly with our events team to decide your menu, seating and details — and our creative culinary team, led by Stephanie Izard, will take care of the rest.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (855) 715-5774

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