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Girl & The Goat

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809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2310 (Halsted)
(312) 492-6262
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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Celebrated my daughters 24th golden birthday with family. Had to make the reservation well in advance. When we had to changed the number of guests from 4 to 5 they were very accommodating. They server family style. As a group we decided on 7 menu items. Some sounded pretty odd like Duck Tongue and Pig face. Some of the items... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best meal I've had in many years. Unique recipes, small plates, beautifully prepared, local ingredients. First time eating goat (the empanadas) and loved it.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Book a reservation month before coz it's hard to get a table. Don't you expect to have a nice quite dinner coz it's noisy and kind of dark, we got open kitchen table which is right in front of the kitchen and we had to see how they cook and prep the food. We had roasted cauliflower, duck tongue, soft... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a date night in the city and walked over to Girl & The Goat, hoping for a spot at the bar, knowing a table without a reservation was beyond a long shot. Lady luck was on our side as we scored the two last spots at the bar, where the service was prompt, friendly and... More 

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Minneapolis,MN
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our cab driver dropped us off at their sister restaurant across the street and being newbies it took a little while to figure out. Had a nice cocktail there and ran through pouring rain to the "real" restaurant. Put our name in for a 2 hour wait (didn't have reservations) but squeezed into a bar seat in about 30 minutes.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three months ago we made a four person reservation at Girl & the Goat. We had to settle on a 9:15pm Thursday time slot because the place was so booked; obviously, one comes to expect that a place so booked must have magnificent food and maybe service to match -- sadly, that was not the case at Girl & the... More 

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Tampa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I made reservations over 2 months in advance for a Sunday and the earliest I could get was 10:00 pm. We were seated promptly when we arrived, the place was packed and full of energy, felt like prime time on a Friday or Saturday. This place is amazing! From the service to the craft cocktails and amazing wine selection to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there over Memorial weekend...and what a treat it was! We got there early (4:30pm) and there was already a line of people waiting outside. We were early for our reservation so we simply enjoyed some delicious cocktails in their lounge area. The restaurant was buzzing...it was a fantastic atmosphere. Then, the food came...goat empanadas, goat shank, pig's face...everything... More 

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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tried to book in advance but nothing was available. It was suggested that if we arrived at 5:30 we had a good chance at seats at the bar were they serve the full menu. That worked and we enjoyed the Pig Face and Goat Empanadas. Interesting cocktails and wine list.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best meal in Chicago, and easily one of my top 5 ever! The ambiance is amazing, not pretentious in the slowest either. We did not book but got a place at the bar which was perfect. The bar man was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. The food was like a having a party on my tongue. Every dish we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2310
    (Halsted)
  • Public Transportation: #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 492-6262
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.

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Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.