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Girl & the Goat

4.8
4.8
11971 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Reservations are encouraged for our dining room, our lounge and bar are always available for walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan. Please note: a 3% surcharge will be added to each guest check to ensure health and medical benefits for all of our valued full time team members.

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Booked 142 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 492-6262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Stephanie Izard

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Halsted

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. Valet is located at 820 W Randolph St.

  • Public transit

    #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

DINNER

  • olive sourdough

    whipped feta . cherry tomato relish | 15

    • naan & dips

      tahini tofu . tzatziki | 16

      • roasted asparagus

        ramp-golden beet giardiniera . red mustard. yuzu kosho . party nuts | 16

        • chickpea fritters

          goat yogurt . green chutney . sev spice crunch | 16

          • sautéed green beans

            fish sauce vinaigrette . cashews | 16

            • woodfire sprouted caulilini

              pickled peppers . pine nuts . parmesan | 16

              • wood fired shishito peppers

                miso-sesame vinaigrette . parmesan | 16

                • raw oysters

                  watermelon radish mignonette . ponzu . horseradish | 17

                  • shrimp & gotham greens salad

                    avocado . strawberries . pickled veggies . quinoa crunch . limey-herby dressing | 21

                    • ora king salmon poke

                      strawberries . avocado . chili crunch . | 21

                      • pan roasted halibut

                        miso marcona almond butter . blueberry nuoc cham . spring veggies | 28

                        • grilled whole branzino

                          thai sweet n' sour . mung bean-kumquat salad | market price

                          • goat cheese board

                            spiced nuts . pickled craisin relish . biscuit crackers . pickles | 18

                            • goat liver mousse

                              crumpets . biscuit crackers . pickled craisin relish . golden beet giardiniere . pickles | 19

                              • goat empanadas

                                smoked blueberry . piparra . idiazabal cheese | 18

                                • confit goat belly

                                  tasty broth . pecan quinoa crunch . | 23

                                  • duck tartare

                                    umami mayo . brussels sprouts . pickled shallots . gooseberries | 21

                                    • chili crunch chicken

                                      chap chae . pickled green strawberries | 21

                                      • grilled prime skirt steak

                                        salted caramel . pickled kumquat salad | 32

                                        • woodfire lamb ribs

                                          blueberry glaze . scallions . sesame | 30

                                          • wood oven roasted pig face

                                            sunny side egg . tamarind . cilantro . red wine-maple . potato stix | 23

                                            • sticky glazed pork shank

                                              spring onion kimchi . strawberry herb chimmi . hoisin . hot mustard | 39

                                              DESSERT

                                              • blueberry shortcake

                                                chamomile cream . marcona almond crunch . yuzu honey granita | 14

                                                • crunchy nutty toasty choco mousse

                                                  hazelnut praline . balsamic ganache . toasted meringue . chocolate crumble | 14

                                                  • the popcorn situation

                                                    cheesy butter cake . strawberry sumac jam . popcorn ice cream . caramel corn | 14

                                                    Last updated: May 16, 2022

                                                    What 11,971 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                    4.8
                                                    4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.8Food
                                                    • 4.8Service
                                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                                    • 4.5Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                      Contemporary American

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                                                      KatieS

                                                      New York Area

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined today

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing. One of my favorite restaurants in the United States.

                                                    2. A

                                                      Agata

                                                      Cambridge

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      What a fantastic night ! the place is outstanding. We gad: confit goat belly (amazing) wood oven roasted pig face(very good) chickpea fritters(yummy) grilled whole branzino (very very good) goat cheese board (yummy) duck tartare(superb) sticky glazed pork shank(the best)

                                                    3. AM

                                                      AnneMarieH

                                                      New England

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious!!!

                                                    4. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent experience every time we visit

                                                    5. t

                                                      tommy

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Top 3 restaurant experiences in Chicago - amazing service, amazing food, great recommendations, great spot for a special occasion.

                                                    6. J

                                                      Joan

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      were at the chef table by the kitchen. SO entertaining! and the food was just amazing

                                                    7. JT

                                                      JohnT

                                                      West Palm Beach

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Outstanding overall great service great food

                                                    8. JG

                                                      JoshG

                                                      Baltimore

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Everything was great here! The service was exceptional, drinks on point and the food was delicious. Def recommend the wood fire lamb ribs and sticky glazed pork shank, both are out of this world!

                                                    9. B

                                                      Beckala

                                                      New York Area

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Everything was flawless.

                                                    10. TW

                                                      TheWarden

                                                      New York Area

                                                      29 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      29 reviews

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      My first Stephanie Izard restaurant being from NY I was impressed. Food delicious and creative flavors. Wish there was an outpost in NY

                                                    11. D

                                                      Dragonfly

                                                      Cleveland

                                                      36 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      36 reviews

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Our waitress , Katy, was fantastic. Everyone worked seamlessly as a team. Dishes were swooped away by almost unseen hands and water glasses were forever full! Food items were delivered hot and perfectly prepared! Wish I could say it’s just like that at home. At least we know where to go and watch the magic happen and the pixies dust fly! We are grateful for all your talents!

                                                    12. R

                                                      Randall

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The atmosphere is excellent , the staff is friendly and attentive, the food is similar to a concert with each course carefully displayed and woven in just the right succession to exemplify the maximum flavor experience. This is in my top 5 Resturant experiences in the county!

                                                    13. RD

                                                      RayD

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Such interesting dishes. Lots of flavors and textures. All the dishes were honestly different than anything we had tasted before. Service was excellent. The noise level was almost overwhelming. I know the trendy restaurants like to have a high level of noise for “energy” but it was almost impossible to have a conversation inside. Recommend you sit outside if you want to chat.

                                                    14. C

                                                      Chris

                                                      Sacramento

                                                      358 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      358 reviews

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Enjoyed the sidewalk dining. Service was super friendly and helpful. Food was paced just right. Tried ten dishes and everyone was delicious. Highly recommend the ring of fire cocktail. Favorite at our table.

                                                    15. J

                                                      Jill

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      This was our first visit to the restaurant and everything was really good… but it was just that, really good, not Great. I think we set our expectations too high. Service was good, but we felt rushed. We ordered everything at once, so the dishes just came out back to back to back. Being such a hard place to get reservations my husband and I would’ve preferred to enjoy our dinner a little more spaced out. Also bring parents of small children we weren’t terribly excited to rush home from our rare date night out.

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Awesome food and our server Lucy was the best!

                                                    17. WC

                                                      WCChicago

                                                      Chicago

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had a great time. Our waiter helped make our anniversary enjoyable. We sat outside on a beautiful night and had several delicious courses.

                                                    18. CT

                                                      ChiTownBrown

                                                      Chicago

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Everything we ordered was delicious, perfect balance of salt, heat, fat and acid. I can’t wait to go back again!

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Fort Lauderdale

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Every dish we had was fabulous. Caulilini, green beans, empanadas, pork shank, blueberry shortcake. Can’t wait to return

                                                    20. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Las Vegas

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                      Very loud, staff were awesome and even gave me something on the house just because the meal I wanted was sold out. I feel like the menu is a little small, but the food was fantastic. I’d go again.

                                                    21. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Menu highlights were green beans and the most amazing lamb ribs 😋

                                                    22. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing, probably best meal I’ve ever had. And definitely best money I’ve ever spent. Will try to go again and again. God bless the chef

                                                    23. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing! The food was eye-opening and the service made it an experience we will never forget.

                                                    24. D

                                                      Drew

                                                      Dallas

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Super friendly service, amazing food, really great energy/vibe to the restaurant even with the last seating of the night at 9:45 pm the restaurant was FULL making it an excellent experience.

                                                    25. g

                                                      girlandthechicken

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Girl & the Goat was better than anticipated. The service was amazing, we arrived 15 minutes late due to traffic and they still seated us, even apologizing for making us wait with glasses of champagne on the house. The food was amazing, I'm searching the internet for the shrimp salad recipe because I've never ever had a salad taste that good. Gary our server was fantastic, with good food recommendations and a fun attitude. It is a nice restaurant, but the price for quality/quantity is really reasonable. We will definitely be back as soon as we can get another res!

                                                    26. M

                                                      Megan

                                                      Tampa

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Highly recommend the goat empanadas and the skirt steak! Well worth it!!

                                                    27. L

                                                      Live4tapas

                                                      Chicago

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Small booth for 3 people. We felt very cramped. Otherwise good. Portion of the pork belly is very small.

                                                    28. LT

                                                      LauraT

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Service was superstar! food and pacing of food was perfect. the ambience was great (just a little loud)

                                                    29. M

                                                      Mary

                                                      Milwaukee

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Everything was outstanding.

                                                    30. GA

                                                      GauravA

                                                      Baltimore

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                      overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                      They peaked 10yrs ago and you can tell

                                                    31. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Chicago

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food was incredible as expected! We lived all of the dishes that we tried and couldn’t even narrow down a favorite. The flavors were so robust! Will definitely return!

                                                    32. JL

                                                      JohnL

                                                      Minneapolis

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                      overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                      We were rushed to eat everything. It would have been better if they spaced the courses out more. I could not finish my drink before dinner ended. Food was good. Just needed to be spaced out more

                                                    33. JC

                                                      JulianC

                                                      Chicago

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Probably my favorite restaurant in the city. Every dish is interesting and unique without coming off as overly pretentious. Love the fact that everything is shareable small plates, really allows you to experience more of the menu. Drinks are great too!

                                                    34. SS

                                                      SloanS

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great experience, food was stellar. We over-ordered quite a bit, but enjoyed everything we got!

                                                    35. JR

                                                      JoeR

                                                      Nashville

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Never fails to impress. Every dish is always on point. Never had a bad experience here.

                                                    36. DL

                                                      DianeL

                                                      Chicago

                                                      27 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      27 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Son and girlfriend visiting from California

                                                    37. KR

                                                      KaylaR

                                                      St. Louis

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Everything we had was excellent, very nice and attentive waitstaff. Will definitely be going back.

                                                    38. AM

                                                      AmyM

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Incredible flavors, incredible staff. Cannot recommend enough.

                                                    39. L

                                                      Leisa

                                                      Chicago

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      One of the best delights in the city! Must try: Bronzino, pork shank, skirt steak, green beans, and asparagus (like how did they make it this good).

                                                    40. MK

                                                      MelK

                                                      Chicago

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      Overall experience was wonderful. The food was truly outstanding. Our server was a bit wacky, but in a fun way that I wouldn’t wish to be different. Cocktails and wine were also great and were well paired with the food. The only aspect that wasn’t perfect was the pacing of the food arriving at the table was too fast. We weren’t even finished with our starting cocktails before half the food had arrived at the table. We’d have liked to savor and enjoy each thing a bit more. They also could have sold me another glass of wine if I’d had a moment between courses arriving. There should not have been more than two courses on the table at a time for a three top and there were three down more than once, but we were the last seating so it may have been from eagerness of the kitchen to finish up for the night. That said, every single bite of food was an exciting flavor and texture experience and the attention to the table by the front of house staff was on point.

                                                    Safety precautions

                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                    • Screening

                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                                                    Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 11971 OpenTable diners.

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                                                    Booked 142 times today
                                                    Google Map for Girl & the Goat

                                                    809 W Randolph Chicago, IL 60607

                                                    Dining areas

                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Halsted

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      West Loop

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 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 at 820 W Randolph St.

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Stephanie Izard

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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