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The Blue Goat

#204 of 1,262 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2346
+1 804-288-8875
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon 16:30 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went two days after Christmas. The atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable. Seating was wide open and the bar was abuzz. There was a private party going on but it was in an enclosed area and therefore, they could have a private event without general customers interfering with the event. Our wait staff was present but not overly invasive. Will... More 

Thank Ruby122007
Greenville, North Carolina
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I had never been here before, and I have a family member who lives in this area. We were all first times actually, and wanted to try it out during Richmond's Restaurant Week. All of us tried various things including: fried oysters, grilled octopus, crab cakes, and flat breads. We also tried the chocolate, chocolate, chocolate dessert and the trio... More 

Thank Sarah T
Richmond, Virginia
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went here for dinner the other night on the recommendation of a friend who said the food was good and the beer choices were unique. We loved it! The food was good and ale was better. Neat atmosphere where the Blue Goat is very present! Not very expensive either Would go again!

Thank 787sully
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had dinner here at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. The area is very nice, but parking is quite limited. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was was very good, with a wide variety of choices. This seems to be a good place to go with a group of friends. Youngish crowd. We are in our mid... More 

Thank Pam M
Midlothian, Virginia
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

And that's the best thing I can say. I went to The Blue Goat when it first opened and had a wonderful dinner. I don't know what happened. In the past two weeks, I have had lunch there twice. The first time, the service was extremely slow and the food was marginal. I chalked it up to a bad day... More 

Thank Sharon M
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Every time I've been there then service & food has been excellent. Granted I did sit at the bar with friends each time, however I don't think it would have mattered. Drinks & small plates were perfect for sharing & I highly recommend the gourmet pizza! Their wine, beer & liquor selection is great too!

Thank Mike S
Richmond, Virginia
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Our foursome enjoyed dinner here during our third visit in the past year. We shared the ham special appetizer, cured in-house...delicious. We all had different entrees, ranging from fish to pizza and all good. The scallops were very good albeit a little thin, hopefully not trying to stretch them too far! The service. As always was prompt , efficient and... More 

Thank c s
Plymouth, Michigan
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294 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Went here with a party of four. The menu was interesting but hard for vegetarians. Things were meat-centric or deep fried. I ended up with a veggie pizza which was quite good. Service was very good. I probably wouldn't go back because there weren't many options for me.

Thank setter3
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I went to the Blue Goat for dinner and our waitress Holly was one of the worst servers I have had. She was rude and inattentive, kept us waiting and waiting on our drinks, brought my friend out the wrong food and he then had to wait another 15 minutes for them to bring out his correct order, and she... More 

Thank dianej788
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The photo of the chicken and waffles on the website was what hooked me. That being said, yes they do look like the photograph, but they aren't as yummy as I had hoped. Way too sweet and the chicken, seemed like a dressed up chicken nugget. BUT the drinks were amazing, my friends enjoyed the scallop dish, the trout dish,... More 

Thank Wendy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2346
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-288-8875
The Blue Goat is a Euro-Gastropub, featuring euro comfort food, sourced locally, in a nose to tail concept. Chef Kevin LaCivita.Gastropub: A bar or restaurant that serves high quality food.Euro Comfort Food: The foods traditionally served in a European home setting. Moms meatloaf in the US.Nose to Tail: The tradition of utilizing all parts of the animal in cooking.Local: Defined by the USDA as a day's driving distance. Defined by the localvore movement as, 100 miles.We encourage our guests to order multiple plates and share them family style as they come out from the kitchen.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?