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Girl & The Goat

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The Loop
American, Eclectic
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809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 (Halsted)
#8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
(312) 492-6262
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Girl & the Goat has been serving fun foods, craft beers, and making wine...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb food and service

Loved our dinner at The Girl and the Goat! The service, both at the bar then when seated, was excellent. Items were paced at the perfect intervals. The server noticed we hadn't ordered meat and made sure to exclude that from our fish dishes. This definitely places in our top ten restaurants in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Loved our dinner at The Girl and the Goat! The service, both at the bar then when seated, was excellent. Items were paced at the perfect intervals. The server noticed we hadn't ordered meat and made sure to exclude that from our fish dishes. This definitely places in our top ten restaurants in the US. Great, fun, night out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great experience with an awesome staff! The food and drinks were great with a lot of variety. The décor and feel inside was great! You will not be disappointed.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I managed to snag a 10:30pm reservation around 2 months ago for March 28th, and I'm glad I booked it! The restaurant has a great atmosphere, and our table of 4 was lucky enough to be right in front of the semi-open kitchen, so we were able to watch the amazing, fast paced chefs do their work. We were at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This place is simple amazing! I highly recommend making reservations. We've never been disappointed here. The food ingredients are so very well paired and every combination is unique. The staff is very kind and considerate and make sure you have everything you need. I can go on and on about this place. Would just recommend it as a must try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As Chicagoans, we have a multitude of choices in dining. It was our search for something new that took us to Girl and a Goat to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. The relaxed atmosphere made it easy to try new things and the shared table made the meal more of a community event. The food combinations were right on and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

That's it in a nutshell. Pig's face was incredible. Hamachi superb. Kohlrabi salad was great too. My favourite in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Valet your car for $12 (4hrs or less). We thought the food was interesting and very unique. We had 4:30 pm reservations so the service was great and quick. The room quickly filled and the energy was high and FUN . We found the food to be overly salty so that was a turn-off. Goat is a heavy-greasy dish. My... More 

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Kohlrabi salad was superbly seasoned. Couldn't get enough of it. Chickpea fritters again a delight. Trout was lemony and tasty with romnesco. Skate cheeks limey/ soy light and fragrant. Date sponge pudding with pomegranate granita and a bottle of Tempranillo $138. We thought portion sizes perfect and food worth every penny. Good service. Only gripe was the cacophony of sound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant is the BEST! Everything on the menu is unique, made with fresh ingredients, the service is stellar, the atmosphere on point. This has been one of my favorite restaurants since it opened and it is still awesome!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Good food though a little on the pricey, but the real problem with the place is the noise level, which is way beyond tolerable. Our ears were ringing for quite sometime after we left. We'd never go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
    (Halsted)
  • Public Transportation: #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > The Loop
  • Neighborhood: The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 492-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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