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Girl & The Goat

#10 of 7,553 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
All hours
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sylmar, California, United States
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just an amazing meal. The server explained that they served everything family style and encouraged sharing. That immediately conjured images of huge plates of food that could feed a small army. That was not the case. Instead each plate was brought to the table with enough for each person to have a taste. In most cases, the amount of food... More 

Thank Anthony D
New York City, New York
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 2nd best meal in Chicago ever. The food is great and inventive. A great experience. Be sure to book a reservation far in advance because they are hard to come by.

Thank Patricia L
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another great experience at the Girl & the Goat. I always come to this restaurant when I come to Chicago and I enjoyed this trip also. The goat empanadas were the best thing I ate. Note: they open at 4:30 so don't come early -especially when its cold outside.

Thank NotMyRealName2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been waiting to have dinner here for 3 months and it did not disappoint.Great atmosphere and music. It was very busy around 6 pm, but we never felt rushed at all. Our server, Cassie, was wonderful. She had great suggestions and timed the courses perfectly. We cannot wait to visit Chicago again and will definitely book Girl and... More 

Thank Dach2005
Jonkoping, Sweden
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So, this is the place the people go bananas over? I´m sorry to say I don´t understand why. We had four different plates between the two of us.The famous Pig´s face was a pice of pork topped with short strands of fried potatoes and on top of that a fried egg. I can´t see or taste the greatness of this... More 

Thank MatsK64
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is extremely difficult to book. Fortunately, I was able to get in at a later 9pm seating. Well worth the time. Food selection, quality, ambience and service were all well above average. cost for variety and quality outstanding. Enjoy this place with friends or family when in a jovial mood or when you wish to get in one.... More 

Thank bones1Hawaii
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I got lucky and snagged a last minute reservation when one opened up last minute on Open Table for a Thursday night. We knew this was a trendy hyped up place, but we wanted to try it and I'm glad we did. The food is great and I love the experience of the shared plates. We went... More 

Thank staceyfromminnesota
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant in a super trendy area of Chicago. Most dishes can serve 3 or more people. I was a party of 1 and went early without a reservation and was able to get right in at the bar. Chick pea dish was outstanding This place earns the rating

Thank Lisa S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I think this place is totally overrated. You won't find a place where they decorate and serve the plate as they do here. And service is absolutely perfect. The menu is absolutely amazing, but to be honest, I wouls come back and definitely not spendind 2 hours waiting for a table. I think they just can get the main flavors... More 

Thank Diego G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best services attractive plans. We are visit with five friends and stay for three days. The location is very good best communication

Thank Bipin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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.
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