Girl & the Goat

4.8
9665 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

One of the most well known restaurants in Chicago, and one that lives up to the hype.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 9665 People Are Saying
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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephanie Izard continues to impress. Girl and the Goat has been open for years and the menu continues to be fresh and innovative. The goat skewers were amazing! Loved the pea pierogis. Olive focaccia with goat cheese was wonderful. Service was attentive without being cloying. Interesting drink menu. We will be back!

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MM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to a gift card from our daughter, we went to this restaurant and had an amazing meal. Following the recommendations of our server, we had the green beans, calamari, short ribs and pork shank. Pineapple and caramel corn and malt balls desserts topped off an amazing night.

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JW
Grand Rapids
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

In town for my husband’s 60th birthday. They brought a surprise dessert to the table - thank you! Great waiter and food was amazing. The only negative was one of the bartenders (a guy....no name tag or introduction given) was quite snide when we asked for suggestions of a rum drink that did not have chartreuse in it, telling us he didn’t know how to make anything else. Even the people around us at the bar found it quite rude.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since we walked in the door. Amazing. Service. Food. Drinks. All was completely amazing. Lost for words. Must try.

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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very well executed meal! Everything was delicious and drinks were great

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and environment!!! Our server was awesome !

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience seated at the Chef's table! Deliciousness kept hitting our bellies all night long.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & great service! VERY BUSY!!!

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in the city. Never disappoints.

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S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Girl& the goat and it did not disappoint. The green beans were phenomenal, the scallops were perfectly done but the crispy short ribs were my absolute favorite! I ordered the Chai-Town cocktail which at first our waiter forgot (and I did too) so I didn’t get it until the end of the meal, but our waiter took it off the tab which we thought was a very nice gesture. We love this place and plan to come back

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun and unique restaurant. Definitely order the pig face and then pineapply ever after for dessert!

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KT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Everything was wonderful. The pig face was the best!

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Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing and our waitress was spectacular and friendly. Just a noisy place, so if looking for intimate conversation maybe not the best joint.

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e
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's easier to say what was bad ... Absolutely nothing.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were all terrific. We’ll be going back

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VW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gorgeous food and great service absolutely perfect place for foodies

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GH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food and great service. So helpful with what to order and how they bring out the food was amazing

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The food, the staff and the atmosphere were all incredible. Everything we tried was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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MM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent, pig face was a highlight on this trip.

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LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and the most professional service. I went there with my boyfriend for our 1 year anniversary and loved it. We will definitely be back.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious
Very small, pricey bites
Fresh ingredients
Trendy
I’d go back

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Good dairy free menu too!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in Chicago for business and decided to have dinner here. What a delight - incredibly buzzy for 6:30 on a Monday night. My waiter guided me through the menu and helped with recommendations. All 3 dishes I had were very good, but the standout was the chickpea fritter chaat appetizer. Flavors I will remember - just a great dish. Wonderful, warm atmosphere, although know that the noise level is high and tables are very close.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Twas a great experience, I love the environment and story behind the restaurant most of all, I love the exotic culture of the food! Compliments to the chef!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Surgery.

Nice group of servers. I liked the noise personally but it was pretty looud

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve heard SO many wonderful things about this spot all the way from Dallas. It was our 1st time to visit. Made reservations @ 4:45 on a MONDAY and by 5:30, the restaurant was full and on a wait. Caylie explained the entire menu and even coursed out our selections perfectly. Fab cocktails and wine prices are spot on. We loved it so much, we shared the love at their sister restaurant, Somerset (in Viceroy hotel)... also just as beautiful! Such a memorable experience and will always make this “our” spot when we’re in Chicago. KUDOS team!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the entire experience was exceptional! We enjoyed every second.

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JS
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is small plate style. They bring the food out as it becomes ready. The server was great at helping us plan the timing of the order. Everything was fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Amazing food and service. Our server Chris couldn’t be more accommodating. When in Chicago it’s a must

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible, wine amazing.....perfect date and ambience. Had an amazing time!

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JT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were got married the weekend before and celebrated by going back to Chicago for st Patrick’s day where we got engaged. The staff was kind, generous and informative. The food was beyond amazing and 100% our favorite spot of our trip! We would absolutely recommend eating/drinking here. Big shout out to the kitchen, management and staff. Many thanks for going above and beyond to make our dinning experience so special!

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RM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Highly recommend!

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TS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite and eclectic! We thoroughly enjoyed every course! Dessert was AMAZING!

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were equally outstanding.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining here and this place doesn’t stop amazing us. We shared about 10 items from appitizer to dessert and were blown away with each course. Possibly the best tuna belly I have ever had!

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ML
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife loved it it surpassed her expectations, server was dope music was off the chain we will be back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and Girl and the goat did not disappoint! Would go again!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

9 dishes , 2 desserts and it was all delicious and amazing !

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. Service was excellent.

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