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The Blue Goat

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American, Brew Pub, Tapas, Gastropub
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5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226
804-288-8875
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, nice place

I went here with my husband and father and it was very nice. My dad is very noise sensitive, so it was a bit loud for him inside. They do have a patio with some tables, but they were full when we got there. Not an overly expansive menu, but good variety. We started with the fried green... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Angeline C
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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Local cuisine
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I went here with my husband and father and it was very nice. My dad is very noise sensitive, so it was a bit loud for him inside. They do have a patio with some tables, but they were full when we got there. Not an overly expansive menu, but good variety. We started with the fried green tomato appetizer.... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Came by on a Saturday evening around 7 PM. Ate at the bar. It was a very hot day however, it was not packed inside though, we were probably on the early side and it probably picks up into the evening. I had the margarita pizza with fresh mozzarella, the crust was perfect. The only knock I’ll give is that... More 

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Virginia Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Perfect neighborhood place. Small, but great menu. Good selection of draft and wine. Very satisfying spot.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

On the way to the Continental, just a few doors down, only to find there was a 25 minute wait, my wife and I groaned, but then glanced to see that The Blue Goat was available. A good crowd for a Tuesday night, but lots of space. Having not tried this place, we crossed our fingers after looking at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was our second visit, the first was in 2013, when the food was more adventurous(was very tasty then too!). The decor has a farm-industrial vibe. We were greeted promptly, the lunch rush was just beginning. The brunch menu had your staples: eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles. We had a house salad, hot brown , and burger.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

very good tuesday night dinner here - busy for weeknight but did not have to wait for table - appetizers were the highlight, and the entrees were above average as well

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Crozier, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Came during Sunday brunch. Ordered fried green tomato appetizer and I was not impressed. It was layered with pimento cheese, tasso ham, pickles and red pepper jam - way too much going on - could not appreciate any single flavor. For our main meal, we chose to share a burger - the flavor was great and we enjoyed the french... More 

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St. John's, Antigua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited during Restaurant Week, so the prix fixe menu was limited, but I could be perfectly happy with any of the offerings every week! Outstanding ribeye steak and perfectly done Atlantic drum, with sides and flavorings emphasizing their Southern roots. Appetizers like the she-crab soup and fried green tomatoes were equally tantalizing. It's a big room with a bar... More 

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Richmond VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What a way to start the day! Everything we had for brunch was great! We stated with some fantastic beignets and mimosas. I had the chicken and waffles. It was an excellent version of the dish. I liked the twist of the scallion waffle and pea shoots. Delicious! My husband had the chicken biscuit and was very pleased! Great atmosphere... More 

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Midlothian, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

On Grove next to the Westhampton Theater be sure to put this on your next CAN"T MISS. Great for 2, 4, 6 or even a private room for 10, the Blue Goat is top notch with food and service. A little noisy but you'll soon forget about anyone around you. Basic food kicked up about 10 notches on the flavor... 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, Brew Pub, Tapas, Gastropub

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?