Girl & the Goat

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10070 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Girl & the Goat opened in 2010 with the goal of serving a family style menu of tasty, bold flavored foods in a fun and lively setting. To enhance the experience we offer a selection of wines from around the world with a focus on small producers, a rotating list of craft beers, and a list of fun cocktails created by our bartenders.

Located at 809 W Randolph, Girl & the Goat was one of the first establishments in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor. We offer 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 accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

One of the most well known restaurants in Chicago, and one that lives up to the hype.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 10070 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top 5 meal of my life. Well done.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place ever

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food. A must-do dinner when in Chicago!

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K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All good--- thanks for a memorable experience. Great food

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Acapulco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La mejor experiencia
Vale cada peso que pagas
Todo los platillos deliciosos
Súper recomendable

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R
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have tried several times before unsuccessfully to get a reservation at Girl and the Goat. I was thrilled to get one on this trip to Chicago. The cocktails on the bar were great while we waited for our reservation. We came about an hour early to try the cocktails. So glad we did! I loved the Three Best cocktail. Not too sweet and perfect for a warm summer evening. The meal was exquisite. One of the best meals in my life. Just close your eyes and choose something. You can't go wrong. My favorites were the shishito peppers, duck tongues and the caramel popcorn dessert. Wow!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Food was great, service was excellent, so I definitely recommend going here if you like delicious food and an energetic vibe!
Only issue is that I’m visually impaired and this restaurant is definitely not suited for the legally blind. It was way, WAY too dark (the walls were painted black along with dimmed ambient lighting), and the space between tables was extremely narrow. It was nerve-wracking to figure out how to navigate through the restaurant without tripping or bumping into other guests and waiters. Be wary if you have claustrophobia or are sight impaired— just saying.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We attended for a small birthday dinner. It was our first time and I appreciated the small overview given when we arrived at our table. The cocktails were delicious and the food was flavorful. Service was friendly and helpful. They even threw in an extra dessert with a candle for the event.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating. My daughter has nuts and seafood allergies so the chef and staff even marked the menu for her and spoke to her specifically about what dishes came out she could eat. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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MW
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great small plates. It’s all about the sauces, complex yet delicate. Outstanding unobtrusive service.

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was amazing. So knowledgeable of the menu. Willingness to explain to us new comers. Great recommendations. We were there celebrating my husbands birthday. Definitely a wonderful and memorable experience. Thank you!

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GY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

OMG. I love good food, and this place nailed every high expectation I had. Short ribs were like heaven on a fork. I am rarely this expressive about food, but it was this good.

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RP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and decor. Was very loud, but still enjoyed our eating experience. Food was very good, although some of the selections were smaller portions. Overall, incredible experience though. Stop in by if you when you have the chance.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food in town

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T
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, service was impeccable, ambience was beautiful!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable. Start to finish.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Girl & the Goat is definitely a Chicago-must and never disappoints despite multiple visits.

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BS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am not a foodie or typically fuss much about foot. I am a pretty simple eater and find most foods at “fancy” restaurants are not that much better than food at simple ones. However IMO this was some of the best food I have ever eaten. It’s obviously not cheap so go expecting to spend money and you will enjoy.

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ML
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect meal.

I hate to sound cliche but it really was the perfect meal. Every single thing we got was outstanding. After dinner my wife and I contemplated if there was ever a dinner that we enjoyed more and we could not think of a single time. Can't wait to come back!

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Pork shank not flavorful
Goat empanadas were so tiny and okay

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing! Service could not be better!

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JK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Would rec only because everyone mentions it when Chicago comes up otherwise the food was ok. Desert was excellent as well as the atmosphere. I would not go again.

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JJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is outstanding, and so was the service. We can’t wait to go back!

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Extremely small portions of food but lovely service.

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MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

This was my second time at the Girl & the Goat, and I’m sad to say that it was very disappointing this time around.

The music was loud enough that my partner and I couldn’t hear each other at a two-top, and we aren’t old or hard of hearing. For the price you’re paying (which is a fair price for the food), that’s a ridiculously stupid atmosphere to create. The music was also incredibly bad, but whatever. f you’re going to keep the music loud enough that it’s obvious you’re only interested in flipping tables quickly, maybe be honest about it and just give your customers the middle finger when they walk in.

Super lame development for a place that used to be one of the less douchey places in West Loop. Won’t be back.

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. We loved the chickpea fritters, green beans and the meat sugo. Recommend 5 plates to split for 2 people if you are very hungry and want a small amount of leftovers to take home. The service was absolutely amazing... when in doubt go with the server recommendations

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LV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved eating at the Girl & the Goat. The flavor combinations were completely unexpected, but still worked fabulously. Definitely would recommend for an non-conventional adventurous eater.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was amazing, truly. The service was overall very friendly, prompt, efficient, attentive. Our server seemed a bit jaded, I am sorry to say. May be just a busy day, but it affected the experience a bit.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and fantastic service. There were clumps of dust on the back of the bench seating where we sat which threw me off a little but overall great experience.

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FF
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s excellent despite I have to book it 3 months in advance via Open Table. Fantastic services, delicious foods, and nice decorations! Congratulations on your 9th celebration on the night of my visit.

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MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorites in the country. Food, service, ambiance, creativity, and drinks. Has it all.

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VD
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. A little loud and pricey though.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the most amazing meal I’ve ever experienced. I literally shed a tear.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic dinner and wonderful service. Only downside was the rude, loud and vulgar table next to us.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Little loud green beans came out really late but they said it was because they weren’t satisfied with it. Came out a bit salty but overall food and service was great

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Girl and the Goat. It is the perfect place to being our out of town guests! They loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and service was very attentive

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MP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thought the idea of eating something that was like a party in your mouth was hyperbole. I have been proven wrong. The food here is like a party in your mouth and it’s not hyperbole.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals of our lives!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed! A nice evening. Good place to take friends.

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