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The Blue Goat

$$$
American, Brew Pub, Tapas, Gastropub
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5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
804-288-8875
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Blue Goat is a Euro-Gastropub, featuring euro comfort food, sourced...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Didn't know it was Dinner Week, but...

Came to the Blue Goat because of the menu, then got surprised by a prix fixe menu. Decided to give it a go and we weren't disappointed. We were four, so we had one of almost every item offered. She crab soup, smoked pork ribs, chicken livers, Atlantic drum, flank steak and everything was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
me_and_Mary
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Came to the Blue Goat because of the menu, then got surprised by a prix fixe menu. Decided to give it a go and we weren't disappointed. We were four, so we had one of almost every item offered. She crab soup, smoked pork ribs, chicken livers, Atlantic drum, flank steak and everything was good. Will almost certainly come back... More 

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Virginia Beach
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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dropped in Saturday after a movie expecting a normal, neighborhood style cafe meal. Pleasure to find an excellent meal and really great service! Three of us had the smoked rib "small plate". Really yummy and far from small. Fried green tomatoes and okra sides were delish. Great selection of craft beers, too. We will return soon.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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111 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Previously the Blue Goat had funky food on their menu. But tonight the choices were wonderful. Had a tenderloin that was so tender plus the best Brussels sprouts, and I don't like Brussels sprouts, but I couldn't get enough of them. While I usually do not have dessert I topped dinner off with a slice of mint chocolate chip pie...... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I were able to join her cousin and fiance for dinner here on a recent trip to Richmond. The restaurant is a nice, inviting space on Grove Ave. The website touts the cuisine as “neo-southern” and that’s a pretty apt description. It is certainly not a fusion joint, but a fresher take on classic southern ingredients. Fried... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like the relaxed atmosphere which, in my humble opinion, makes for an enjoyable meal. My two granddaughters accompanied me and our lunch was delicious. The duck breast was tender and tasty, the pastrami sandwich was delicious as were the fish tacos, and the portions were large.

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30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I wandered into the Blue Goat at 2PM on a Sunday afternoon, after seeing a sign outside saying they were open for lunch. About 10 tables were occupied, and one other person was at the bar. I took a seat at the bar, and sat there for almost 10 minutes without being spoken to by anyone. I got up and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went there as two couples for the first time. After reading some of the reviews, my expectations weren't too high. However, everything was excellent! We had some of their signature cocktails, which were very good. The fried oyster appetizer was delicious, with a wonderful sauce and side slaw. The fried oysters with country ham was equally spectacular. For entrees, we... More 

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Florence, SC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-288-8875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Tapas, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?