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The Blue Goat

5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
804-288-8875
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Ranked #194 of 1,365 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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English first
Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Urbanna, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wife and I arrived here on a recent Saturday night at 6:20. There was no one waiting but the hostess said we have many reservations and have a drink at the bar. My, they must have so very many reservations because in the 3/4 empty dining room they had little "reserved" signs in front of every other plate. We went... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This place is pricey and tries too hard. Lots of much better places to eat in Richmond. Service was slow, and they didn't bring our appetizer out until after the meal.

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