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Girl & The Goat

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West Loop
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809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2310 (Halsted)
(312) 492-6262
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank brusselscitygirl
Skippack, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank PaulSmithiii
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Inventive and well-integrated combinations of flavors - everything we had was superb (oysters, soft-shell crab, jicama salad, pork shank). Our server recommended 4-6 plates for 2 of us; we couldn't finish 4, so if your appetite is not large, 3 might be plenty. The noise level is very high; but we've been together for a long time, so for us... More 

Thank cyclostephanos
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Checked in for a reservation and found out I made it for the following month. They made every effort to accommodate us and they did. Had wonderful service. Our server was personable and professional. We had four courses based on her recommendations. We started with the roasted cauliflower that was savory and delicious. Our second course was the pan roaster... More 

Thank Michael R
San Mateo, California
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is full of energy, happy and professional staff, and an amazing and unique menu with unusual cooking style. Every dish we ordered was cooked well and with unique taste combination. A winner!

Thank Kallen C
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would go back to Chicago just to eat at Girl & the Goat. I'll admit that I was a bit skeptical ahead of our visit. Girl & the Goat is a super trendy spot in Chicago, and often times I think those kinds of places are over-hyped. NOT THE CASE. This was one of the best meals of my... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This came as a recommendation to us and we are so glad we made the effort to go. Friendly, very helpful staff and great food. The green beans dish was fabulous. I did find the strawberries on the empanadas a little odd though. If I lived here I would definitely be going back.

Thank Debbie C
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like to try new things than I would recommend eating here . Every menu item is carefully created with a lot of thought creating a unique dish with a star ingredient. My husband and I tried the beef tongue and the duck tongue .... Both were delicious . We were so impressed with the meal that we were... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There's a reason Girl & The Goat has a mile long reservation list, there's a reason it's always packed, and there's a reason walk-ins have to wait until an 11:00 pm dinner or not at all...there's a lot of hype but the hype is built on highly talented chefs, a professional and friendly staff and dishes worth their weight in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
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
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2310
  • Public Transportation: #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 492-6262
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.