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Girl & the Goat

4.8
4.8
12612 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 bar is 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 139 times today
Experiences are available.
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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

  • Private party facilities

    A Stephanie Izard Restaurant

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 492-6262

  • 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

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
    Ring in the New Year at Girl & the Goat! We're celebrating with a prix fixe menu featuring some of our classics - as well as new and delicious faves! This experience is $125 per person and includes food and a bubbly toast - tax and gratuity are an additional charge. Our full beverage menu will be available for a la carte purchase.

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What 12,612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. WA

    WiAu

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The food was okay but not worth the hype in my opinion. Very friendly staff and an enjoyable experience, though I probably won’t return
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever! We come every time we are in Chicago!
  3. AW

    AlanW

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was attentive —almost too much. But not invasive. The staff was all so nice. Food prepared to order and delicious. Ambiance was festive. Left with a very full stomach but didn’t overeat. Will definitely return.
  4. CG

    CasG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    So salty and no balance in flavors and textures at all. Pig face was oil on fat on oil with no acidic component to balance things out. Green beans were insanely over salted. It's been an insanely long time since I've been so disappointed in a restaurant. Wish I got my money back... I felt scammed
  5. RT

    RichardT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were beyond outstanding. One of the best I’ve experienced. Green beans, pig face, short ribs and crudo were our favorites. Wish it was not as pricey. Will definitely be back, though.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and staff were attentive and helpful. The tables are close together so it can get loud and intrusive.
  7. h

    have2travel2

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the service and suggestions, thank you!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service! Would highly recommend!
  9. D

    Desiree1

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Ambiance not too noisy. Fast and efficient and waiter suggestions on point.
  10. LM

    LenaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Tasty and surprising
  11. C

    Courtney

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an nice time at dinner. I’ve been there before and while I had a great time in the past, the service last night was impeccable from the hostesses to the bartenders to our server and the most delicious food. We were celebrating my fiancés birthday and it was definitely memorable one! Thank you!
  12. PB

    PB61

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Perfect service. Loved the naan … unique & amazing. Mmmm Beets & Caulilini also great. Delish. I enjoyed the green beans. Wife thought they didn’t need the aioli The goat belly was fabulous. Wish there was a bit more. It really was perfect though. Had a nice Pinot Noir with the meal. Wanna go back for sure. Definitely highly recommended.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always 🥰
  14. BG

    BrigitaG

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine choices and creative food
  15. I

    Isiw

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I wish it wasn't 5 or 1 these days ... this should be 4.5. The place is energetic, loud, expensive, a little bit brash, quite a bit classy. It's really good and I recommend you go there if you can. The food and the wine prices are what dock the half star. Expensive wine is many places, so that's just something to know. The food is a more interesting thing. We ate the roasted whole branzino. It was perfectly cooked, but there was so much (delicious) stuff on top, it was buried. Ditto the hamachi crudo. Sautéed green beans and a shrimp and gotham greens salad were absolute stars, because both let their natural content shine. The goat empanadas were lovely, but overpowered by even more interesting smoked blueberries & many other busy things. So net: great place to go, great atmosphere, food that is delicious but just a bit too busy with itself, and bring your wallet well loaded. Service for us was friendly, confident, and not overpowering. Plus, we hung around a while and our server hung around for us without complaint or pressure. Bravo.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food is tasty. Portions are small plates so it’s expected they are little, but they were oh so little. Meat dishes were particularly smaller than expected for the price. Four tiny nuggets of meat with an abundance of vegetables on top. Tasty but was disappointing in stature. Tables were so close together it felt awkward. Some people are even sharing two ends of a large table. For a date night, this felt awkward. It was hard to have a conversation without feeling someone was listening to everything you talk about. When my husband and I go to dinner it’s a chance to be alone without kids. The table set up made feeling alone impossible. Service was great and friendly. Something to be impressed by in time like this where good service is hard to find. I felt bad that they have to accommodate and compensate for poor management choices on table set up/capacity. We were given a free dessert due to the table being awkward and saying something about changing tables to the person who sat us, however there were no other options. Some were even worse off than we were in terms of privacy. We made the best of it, but we’re not happy in the end. The good food (of very small proportions) and great service is not worth the sacrifice of space at a table for the price. I would not return for this reason.
  17. J

    Julia

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The food was good but the music overly loud. It was hard to hear our conversation.
  18. J

    Jack

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were great at the bar to start and the food was extremely delicious. Highly recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got sat next to the chefs and it was a blast chatting with them and watching them work!
  20. A

    Alibear

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Nowhere on the web site did it say this is tapas style. Very overpriced for very small portions. Not really shareable even though that is what tapas should be. Also we tried calling several times to say we were running late and finally someone answered on third try and was not pleasant. We were told we would be charged an aggravation fee if we did not arrive within 15 minutes of our reservation. We were delayed for reasons beyond our control. Believe me we were the aggravated ones.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food was excellent but the restaurant is loud and not particularly inviting. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told a party was finishing at our table. 20min later our party of 3 was brought to an enormous “communal table” (which had been empty the entire time we waited), despite our previously requesting a smaller/out of the way table in advance due to one of our party being HoH. They asked in advance if we were celebrating an occasion, and I indicated we were celebrating a birthday, but there was no acknowledgement of that. So the reservation system, service and noisy atmosphere leaves much to be desired, but the food was excellent.
  22. AS

    AngelikaS

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This has been our favourite go to restaurant for years and we come often. The last few times we’ve been the service has not been what we used to love. This most recent experience we were brought three dishes at the same time and when we asked ( very nicely) to slow it down a bit, we were ignored for a long period of time. When I had to call our waitress over for a drink I was I told I only had 15 minutes left in my reservation. I requested a cocktail anyways and dessert. We were asked twice to close up our meal as our reservation was coming to a close. As I was bringing a guest from out of town I was embarrassed and disappointed in the experience for them.
  23. EU

    EmmaU

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girl and the Goat lives up to the hype. Everything we ordered was exquisite. I loved the attention to detail with each dish and the creative expression of flavors and textures. We especially liked the scallop dish and the apples and peanut butter dessert. Can't wait to bring my parents back for a treat!
  24. m

    marcevein

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo es Excelente
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.
  26. MH

    MichaelH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chickpea fritters were amazing!!!!! Naan bread and dips were also amazing! Great meal and cocktails.
  27. BM

    BenjaminM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the server was very knowledgeable and not overbearing, cocktails were very creative. Would highly recommend Girl and the Goat!
  28. AH

    AndyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is superb. Felt a little rushed with service but overall fantastic
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every taste, every bite was followed by a wow, yum, or OMG. Fabulous experience sitting at Chefs Table. Can't wait to return and eat everything else we couldn't try. Exceptional service too.
  30. M

    Makk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a first time eating there it was absolutely delicious. All food options were extremely well made and was very prompt with bringing them out. The service was outstanding and will be eating there again soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service,excellent drinks and excellent food!!!
  32. 1

    1234

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    The three of us were brought to sit at a table meant for two and crammed next to another couple. They pack you in even though the idea is to bring multiple shareable fishes. There simply wasn’t room to relax and enjoy one another or the dishes. Additionally, every dish started to taste the same with the same ingredients on top of chicken, steak, and pork…prepare for cucumbers, jalapeños, mint, and Asian sauce over and over again. Finally the prices were out of this world for how we sat and what we were served.
  33. G

    Gg1122

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still great after all these years! Great for a group.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    My wife and I were told we were being given a special table as the hostess proceeded to bring us to the chefs counter. I was familiar with chefs tables and was looking forward to additional bites and small dishes throughout our meal, but there was absolutely nothing. We both felt there was no reason to sit there otherwise and in fact it was a disappointing experience. We just stared at the line cooks all night. The female dessert cook was pleasant and made some chit chat, so I’d like to thank her for that. A few cooks down was a cook wearing a mask that coughed and hacked throughout our entire meal. It really took us out of the experience and I knew my wife was doing her best to try to enjoy dinner, but it was very difficult. When we left I told my experience to the host manager who empathized and apologized and took my information. She said the GM would reach out to me the next day to talk to me about our experience. That never happened. Nothing. Not even an email. I do regret spending 250 dollars there and I don’t plan on returning. If you do go, don’t sit at the chefs counter. (I waited a week to give them an ample chance to reach out to me, but finally decided to post.) The restaurant comes with high expectations and it did not deliver. The server was attentive and kind, I will add. Thank you.
  35. K

    Koko

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything here is excellent. Wish there were more salad/veg options what weren’t smothered in sauce, it’s just nice to have the option. My all time fave is the hamachi crudo! A must visit anytime I am in the area.
  36. PD

    PeteD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and experience that always delivers.
  37. HF

    HilaryF

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were having a nice dinner until the manager asked us to hurry and choose our dessert because they had people waiting for the table. Our meal had been paced by the waitress and we were not eating slowly. They seated us at a 4 top not a 2 top. It was a very annoying ending to a nice dinner. Also, we had a reservation and were never told we had a time limit. There were other tables seated at the same time and I didn’t see them being rushed out. Very frustrating. Our waitress was lovely and was not the one who tried to hurry us.
  38. AD

    AngelaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I understand the desire to create ambiance at night but the lighting was so low, I literally could not see the menu or my food while I was eating it. Just turn the lights up a smidge! Our waitress was competent but was a bit abrupt in her manner; it felt a little forced at times. The food was wonderful and the restaurant is beautiful; we very much enjoyed our time overall and would come back again!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice night- great food & great service.
  40. HE

    HectorE

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Loved the food and vibe of the place, noise notwithstanding. The value, on the other hand, is simply not there. Still, i would visit again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 12612 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
Experiences are available.
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

  • Phone number

    (312) 492-6262

  • Private party facilities

    A Stephanie Izard Restaurant

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 492-6262

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