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The Blue Goat

#210 of 1,255 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2346
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner the other night on the recommendation of a friend who said the food was good and the beer choices were unique. We loved it! The food was good and ale was better. Neat atmosphere where the Blue Goat is very present! Not very expensive either Would go again!

Thank 787sully
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here at 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. The area is very nice, but parking is quite limited. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was was very good, with a wide variety of choices. This seems to be a good place to go with a group of friends. Youngish crowd. We are in our mid... More 

Thank Pam M
Midlothian, Virginia
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

And that's the best thing I can say. I went to The Blue Goat when it first opened and had a wonderful dinner. I don't know what happened. In the past two weeks, I have had lunch there twice. The first time, the service was extremely slow and the food was marginal. I chalked it up to a bad day... More 

Thank Sharon M
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Every time I've been there then service & food has been excellent. Granted I did sit at the bar with friends each time, however I don't think it would have mattered. Drinks & small plates were perfect for sharing & I highly recommend the gourmet pizza! Their wine, beer & liquor selection is great too!

Thank Mike S
Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Our foursome enjoyed dinner here during our third visit in the past year. We shared the ham special appetizer, cured in-house...delicious. We all had different entrees, ranging from fish to pizza and all good. The scallops were very good albeit a little thin, hopefully not trying to stretch them too far! The service. As always was prompt , efficient and... More 

Thank c s
Plymouth, Michigan
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287 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Went here with a party of four. The menu was interesting but hard for vegetarians. Things were meat-centric or deep fried. I ended up with a veggie pizza which was quite good. Service was very good. I probably wouldn't go back because there weren't many options for me.

Thank setter3
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

I went to the Blue Goat for dinner and our waitress Holly was one of the worst servers I have had. She was rude and inattentive, kept us waiting and waiting on our drinks, brought my friend out the wrong food and he then had to wait another 15 minutes for them to bring out his correct order, and she... More 

Thank dianej788
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

The photo of the chicken and waffles on the website was what hooked me. That being said, yes they do look like the photograph, but they aren't as yummy as I had hoped. Way too sweet and the chicken, seemed like a dressed up chicken nugget. BUT the drinks were amazing, my friends enjoyed the scallop dish, the trout dish,... More 

Thank Wendy W
Smithfield, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had a relaxed, enjoyable mid-afternoon lunch Saturday. The Blue Goat has an interesting menu! The dishes we chose were all a bit unusual and full of flavor. I had the oyster scramble. The oysters were plump, crispy, fried just right and the egg, hash browns were well spiced. My coffee was rich and hot. Our... More 

Thank LSNS2652
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

Food not as good as original menu but damn good food still. Happy hour prices are good and burger is damn good. Brunch is always good.

Thank Jon O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5710 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2346
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-288-8875
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?