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The Blue Goat

5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
804-288-8875
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Ranked #193 of 1,373 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Gastropub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Florence, SC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even though it was Restaurant Week in Richmond, we elected to make reservations for our small group on Friday night. We had originally planned on an early movie (next door) and a late dinner, but changed our plans to have an early dinner and a 7:30 movie. We went in, after all finding parking behind the building, and were immediately... More 

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Christopher S, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Goat, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your experience at The Blue Goat. I hope you make it back again soon. If you haven't tried brunch you should check it out....maybe the best brunch in the city! Thanks again for taking time out of your day to let us know about your dining experience. Christopher Staples More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

we had the Oyster po boy and fish tacos. Both were really good and had unusual touches. Arugula topped the fish tacos and was delicious as was the sauce. My disappointments was that the fish was breaded. The oyster po boy had kale. My husband loved his side salad and my dish came with rice and beans. We had a... More 

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Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Enjoyed a very pleasant lunch on Grove Avenue at The Blue Goat! The food was simply delicious and the servers were most attentive. Dine inside or outside! Directly across from the West Hampton movie theater. You won't be disappointed! Try the Bistro Burger and parmesan fries! We will be back! The restrooms were attractive and clean too!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good food, good service and a great atmosphere. The specialty cocktails are a plus. There is a nice variety of choices on the menu. You can find something for everyone. We had a very enjoyable evening!

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After hearing about the blue goat for months my wife and I decided go for lunch one Saturday. It was great. I had the sloppy joe (goat chrizo) and my wife had the crab cake sandwich (she loved it) but the Parmesan fries were out of the world

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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Lazy Saturday afternoon we wandered in and were treated well in the mostly empty restaurant. Waiter recommended crab cake sandwich and it was delightful, full of crab, good buttery toasted bread and the greens added a nice crunch. The Parmesan fries were my favorite.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We arrived at the Blue Goat on a Friday night without a reservation and we were seated quickly. The food and wait staff were excellent. It was a little loud with the bar but nonetheless it is a great stop in downtown Richmond. We shared a bottle of Malbec. The lamb meatballs and bread and cheese appetizer were excellent. Great... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Recently the Blue Goat changed its menu to one that more main stream burgers, sandwiches, etc. With this change the prices rose overall; for example at lunch, a crab-cake sandwich on white bread served with a side of tatter totes for $15. The median salad or sandwich prices were in the area of $15. I didn't ask the price and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My husband and I went to The Blue Goat for his birthday dinner on a week night. The service was great as our server was very attentive and polite, and explained the specials which all sounded good. We started off a little disappointed because they were out of the fried pickles appetizer which we were craving, so we got shrimp... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Without reservations, we showed up to Blue Goat on a busy Friday night. Although it looked packed from the outside, we were able to score a table for 2 without a wait. The happy hour had good deals so we drank while deciding on dinner (the mixed drink did not skimp on alcohol!). Together we decided on the pork belly... More 

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Additional Information about The Blue Goat

Address: 5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
Phone Number: 804-288-8875
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Tapas, Gastropub, Brew Pub

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