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Girl & The Goat

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809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2310 (Halsted)
+1 312-492-6262
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16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was so excited to get a reservation here and our meal exceeded our lofty expectations. We were here for an early dinner before a Cubs game. I wish I'd realized that we could have dressed more casually. The pacing of the meal could have been slightly better, but this is a minor gripe. The food itself was just excellent!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends for dinner had a hard time getting reservations First of all any place that charges for bread with their prices should be embarrassed Food was very expensive unique and overrated Pigs face, for example had a lot of flavors no substance and food was indistinguishable The best was when we got the bill it was over 800... More 

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Thank Patrick H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a list of restaurants to go to while in Chicago. This is probably the 1 out of 2 that truly blew me away. My whole experience in this restaurant was wonderful. We didn't have reservations but quickly got to sit down at the bar area as it was first come first serve. The service was excellent - attentive,... More 

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Thank Berna M
Madison, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a business dinner at Girl & The Goat and was delighted with the service and food. We were seated in a private room in their wine cellar, which was much quieter than the lively main dining area and more conducive to a small group and business meeting. We were served a variety of small plates, mostly vegetable based.... More 

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Thank Jeffrey K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every dish was better than the last it seemed. We especially loved the vegetable dishes. The sweet potato peirogies were great. The grilled broccoli was great and the kohlrabi salad was out of this world. Don't make the same mistake we made and leave no room for dessert.

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Thank Catherine C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited from out of town and Girl & The Goat was highly recommended by a local friend. The interior is warm, busy and festive without feeling crowded. The staff are attentive and well informed. Our server was able to recommend excellent appetizers. The salad with shaved fennel and apple had an incredible dressing. All the dishes were super creative... More 

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Thank Peter Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 2 adult kids and I recently visited and enjoyed a great dinner at Girl and the Goat! Service was superb, we enjoyed the green beans, fried oysters, goat empanadas, calamari bruschetta and pork shank! All delicious, would probably do the pork cheek thing next time...we had leftovers which is unusual, with 2 athletes at the table! Will definitely be... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After trying to get in this place for months I finally got reservation. That's when I knew we were heading to Chicago in November. As like our first trip the weather was warm when we arrived and we were in for a deep polar plung. 65* one day 35* the next. But, we were going to the goat this time.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dined here back in 2013, and I wasn't 100% impressed since some of the small plates we had back then were misses while others were pretty good. With so many new places to try now, I reluctantly agreed to have dinner here again, and had a completely different experience. Every plate was spot on, the beef shank was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is just amazing and very different. Must visit eatery in Chicago. The vegetarian selection is amazing. The reservations are usually booked one week in advance so better book your table early. If you want to walk in, go at 5pm when they open. You still might have to wait an hour or so to get table. Till then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2310
    (Halsted)
  • Public Transportation: #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-492-6262
Description
Girl & the Goat has been serving fun foods, craft beers, and making wine in a rustic and kick-butt environment since summer 2010. The restaurant opens at 4:30 every day, and stays open until 11pm on weeknights and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays (until those last late night eaters scrape their fork across the plate for the last time, or finish licking their plates until they're shiny and clean). The Goat's menu is divided into three categories: Vegetable, Fish, and of course Meat--while vegetable, fish, or meat are respectively the main stars of their categories, there are crossovers in each area so you'll get a little bit of everything. Bread is baked daily, and there are always new creations on the menu. Girl & the Goat sits in the West Loop smack dab in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor, but the location is still gritty enough to appeal to the chef’s integrity. The Goat has 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 blended their own wine, and it's tasty. There are beers on tap from Three Floyd’s and a couple others. If you're lucky, you might come across the elusive collaboration beers that Stephanie personally crafted with a couple of beer buddy cohorts. In addition to tap beers, there's also a bunch of bottles to choose from. Girl & the Goat is open 7 days a week, because The Goat is a tireless beast, and besides, who needs rest anyway? Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan.

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Staying in West Loop

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West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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