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Girl & The Goat

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607-2310 (Halsted)
+1 312-492-6262
16:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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157 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been traveling to Chicago for business for some time now. I made a reservation about 6 weeks ago. I now understand the hype! The food was fantastic. My favorite dish was the pork shank. We also tried the chickpea fritters, it's gouda bread and the goat loin. The wine was wonderful as well as the service. Our waitor was... More 

Thank TravelingOYEster
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful service, food was delicious. We did not have a reservation, but arrived early enough (4:30) for a spot at the bar. The bartender did a wonderful job explaining the ordering process and his cocktails were worth the price. Had a fantastic experience.

Thank cjwest195
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small plates are a fun way to enjoy dinner! There were 4 of us and each choice offered each of us a plentiful taste! Kohlrabi salad was a delicious first choice. We also tried the cauliflower and the green beans which were wonderful too. From the fish selections, we chose the cuddle fish and calamari bruschetta (both good!). From the... More 

Thank Chatham
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I normally dismiss the hype surrounding most restaurants, but here it is wildly deserved. The space is beautiful, elegant but comfortable. Our server, David did a fantastic job guiding us through the carefully crafted and highly innovative menu. Our wine choice was discussed with great care and attention by the Somm, Jeremy. I love "off the grid" Italian wines and... More 

Thank Redlands_CAFoodie
Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With a 2 months wait for reservation the expectations are high. The atmosphere and the staffs are spot on in their attention and professionalism. However the food was a disappointment, the veggies have a good grilled flavor, but most all the other dishes are too salty, overpowered with flavor and intensity. Each bite was slightly too much, after a while... More 

Thank Redshirts889
Farmingdale, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chose this restaurant based on a recommendation of a friend. It totally did not disappoint. Our waiter was great. He walked us through how to order and picked some of his favorites out. We selected 7 items on the menu. They were all great. I don't usually eat either goat or pork and I ate both because they were cooked... More 

Thank ruthieanne5
Peoria, Illinois
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198 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to try out this restaurant but knew it was very hard to get into. We actually called and made reservations six months out before our trip. Open Table lets you reserve online three months out, but if you call them directly, you can reserve half a year in advance. I will also say we got there... More 

Thank SeeJessTravel
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tables are really close to each other,reservations need to be made well in advance and you need to shout to be heard. Despite this we had attentive service, friendly staff, and overall a warm atmosphere. Portions adequate,presentation attractive,taste original and prices not ovewrwhelming.

Thank premsubramaniam
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend trying to get into the Girl & The Goat. I took a friend here for her birthday and everything was perfect. We had a reservation and started out meeting at the bar for a cocktail. Everything we ordered was delicious and the wine was great too. The staff was sooo helpful! I have also tried the restaurant... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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145 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been wanting to get into this restaurant for ages...hard to get reservations, but we were able to reserve 4 months in advance (a must, especially if you are traveling from out of town, as we were). Their menu is creative, hearty (especially welcome on a cold winter's night!) and varied. The Girl and the Goat serves small to moderate... More 

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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
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-492-6262
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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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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