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Girl & The Goat

809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
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Ranked #10 of 8,286 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Halsted
Transit: #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
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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New Orleans, LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The decor is open, noisey and great for a group. Don't expect quite conversation. It appears to be always crowded, with all ages, Several different seating options. We lucked out at the eating end of the bar that made it like family seating that could accomodate 6. The menu is unique, and we were adventuresome with the dishes we tried.... More

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Grand Blanc
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Long wait to sit in a cafeteria atmosphere. Overrated, overpriced. strange dishes like breakfast spaghetti epic fail. If you going to do it stick with more normal fare it has enough of a twist. Expect to wait.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were nearly crucified by a friend when she learned that we had not visited Girl and the Goat on our last visit to Chicago. We made it a priority on this visit and were not disappointed and now completely understand her enthusiasm about this restaurant. The staff were welcoming and gracious. Front of house was knowledgable and helped guide... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

As of today, I have not eaten a meal better than my dinner at this place that I had 2 years ago for my birthday. I've traveled around the world craving for the same or at least similar mussels that they serve. The Girl & The Goat mussels are unbeatable. I'm dreaming to go back to Chicago only for one... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is located West of the river, so if you are staying in the loop or Michigan Ave areas a definite cab ride but well worth the trip. Great atmosphere, wonderful bar and drinks, totally innovative menu. TRUST THE WAIT STAFF... they know the menu and gave us great recommendations.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had drinks and dinner with a friend while in town on business trip. Large restaurant with a comfortable seating area while waiting for our table. We were seated inside. There was also a little bit of outdoor seating for those interested. Atmosphere was pleasant, although overall it was pretty loud since it was packed. Esp. for a Monday evening. The... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited the The Girl and The Goat last week and was really impressed with the food and service and decor. The restaurant has a really fun vibe and played great music. The open kitchen created a great atmosphere. The dishes come up one by one, so it's a real tasting experience. Standout dishes - Cauliflower and the Goat Pasta. Make... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The night before last was actually our second visit to Girl and the Goat. Everything was truly delicious, and the dishes are unique. We started with the miso bread on the recommendation of our server. She told us it was great to dip into sauces of other dishes and she was right. We had the chick pea fritters, green beans,... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Hmm - heavy heavy heavy heavy is the best start to reviewing this one I can make. The staff was fantastic - the vibe inside is great. Drinks are awesome. Our awesome bartender said 4-6 dishes for us two - and that was his only poor side of information for us anyway. We got through 1/2 of the 4th plate... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We cannot say enough good things about the food and our server. We tried seven different dishes and loved them all!! Especially good were the pig face, goat empanadas, green beans with fish sauce and the hamachi crudo. Bread service with goat butter was an amazing start to the meal and the miso butterscotch budino to finish was lovely. We... More

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