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Girl & the Goat

4.8
4.8
12584 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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. Reservations are encouraged for our dining room, our bar is always available for walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan. Please note: a 3% surcharge will be added to each guest check to ensure health and medical benefits for all of our valued full time team members.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 492-6262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Stephanie Izard

  • Private party facilities

    A Stephanie Izard Restaurant

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 492-6262

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Cross street

    Halsted

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. Valet is located at 820 W Randolph St.

  • Public transit

    #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
    Ring in the New Year at Girl & the Goat! We're celebrating with a prix fixe menu featuring some of our classics - as well as new and delicious faves! This experience is $125 per person and includes food and a bubbly toast - tax and gratuity are an additional charge. Our full beverage menu will be available for a la carte purchase.

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What 12,584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • Chicago

    Contemporary American

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  1. m

    marcevein

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo es Excelente
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.
  3. AH

    AndyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is superb. Felt a little rushed with service but overall fantastic
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service,excellent drinks and excellent food!!!
  5. 1

    1234

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    The three of us were brought to sit at a table meant for two and crammed next to another couple. They pack you in even though the idea is to bring multiple shareable fishes. There simply wasn’t room to relax and enjoy one another or the dishes. Additionally, every dish started to taste the same with the same ingredients on top of chicken, steak, and pork…prepare for cucumbers, jalapeños, mint, and Asian sauce over and over again. Finally the prices were out of this world for how we sat and what we were served.
  6. G

    Gg1122

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still great after all these years! Great for a group.
  7. K

    Koko

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything here is excellent. Wish there were more salad/veg options what weren’t smothered in sauce, it’s just nice to have the option. My all time fave is the hamachi crudo! A must visit anytime I am in the area.
  8. PD

    PeteD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and experience that always delivers.
  9. HF

    HilaryF

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were having a nice dinner until the manager asked us to hurry and choose our dessert because they had people waiting for the table. Our meal had been paced by the waitress and we were not eating slowly. They seated us at a 4 top not a 2 top. It was a very annoying ending to a nice dinner. Also, we had a reservation and were never told we had a time limit. There were other tables seated at the same time and I didn’t see them being rushed out. Very frustrating. Our waitress was lovely and was not the one who tried to hurry us.
  10. AD

    AngelaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I understand the desire to create ambiance at night but the lighting was so low, I literally could not see the menu or my food while I was eating it. Just turn the lights up a smidge! Our waitress was competent but was a bit abrupt in her manner; it felt a little forced at times. The food was wonderful and the restaurant is beautiful; we very much enjoyed our time overall and would come back again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice night- great food & great service.
  12. LT

    LauraT

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Love the Girl and the Goat. Food was delicious as always. Service tonight tho. Oh boy. Ok, restaurant opens at 4:30. Fine. We got there early (4) the doors were locked. That's fair. We walked across to Sugargoat and bought treats for later. At 4:20, about 17 of us were huddled in the wind break waiting to get in. It was cold and windy. We get it. We were earlyish. Let people inside. Service overall felt rushed. Efficient but rushed. We had bussers whisk out plates as I was eating my last bite. It got to be annoying. The table next to us got crudo they didn't order. My husband asked for a beer and got another cocktail. We'll be back, I'm sure. Maybe just not in the cold months.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very modern and electric atmosphere. We went on a Saturday night and you could barely find room at the bar. Luckily we found a spot and the bartender was extremely attentive and we ordered some bread and drinks while we were waiting for our table. Once we were seated, we were promptly greeted. We knew exactly what to order, and let me say, it did not disappoint! The steak melts in your moth, the lamb falls off the phone, the chicken is soft like butter and the veggies are super fresh. I could come here everyday! Dessert was eh, that's the only knock.
  14. L

    Lilly

    Austin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We chose this place based on the reviews we had seen. The food was incredible! Every dish had a unique taste and flavor. Our waitress also gifted us the Chickpea appetizer which was out of this world. I don't think that I have ever had such tasty chickpeas. If we lived in Chicago, we would have been regulars at this place.
  15. EB

    EllenB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Almost goes without saying these days, but all of the food was excellent. The Hamachi was prepared with really complex flavors, the goat empanadas were fantastic, and who can go wrong with a goat-cheese cheese plate. Our drinks were also fun and special.
  16. A

    August

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dishes! Menu worked for pescetarians & gluten free to eat together. Delightful drink options. Bathrooms down a flight of stairs as an fyi for anyone with mobility impairment
  17. VA

    VeeA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hype is worth it. You could blindly pick anything off the menu and it would be incredible still. Maybe cocktails being 17 bucks is not the dream, but it is an upscale restaurant. Definitely would recommend.
  18. CA

    CAROLINAM

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gloria and Sam where amazing! Food is spectacular!
  19. PT

    PhuongThaoN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ended up not sitting at a table and sitting at the bar. The bartender, Claire is amazing and gave great recommendations especially with desserts. It was super fun eating at the bar and chatting with Claire. Would definitely come back again. Thank you Claire :)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We thought every dish was a hit. Wonderful to be able to share plates so we could try so many dishes. We were a table of 4 and got 11 dishes - probably one too many. But note, we got many proteins. The pacing of the meal was a bit off but the food made up for it. Looking forward to coming back!
  22. N

    Natfat

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, food is outstanding! Never disappointed
  23. M

    Maddie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, a must-go. Food was incredible and exceeded expectations
  24. SM

    SueM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lives up to the hype - staff is great, atmosphere is lovely and food is outstanding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals of my life
  26. JB

    JosephB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, thou kind and helpful, the waiter hovered a bit
  27. MG

    MariaGarcia

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing, the goat empanadas are the best thing, chickpea fritters are a must and also the goat cheese board with blueberry jam and spiced nuts totally worth it. It takes a lot of time to be seated even with reservation but at the end you won't regret the wait.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place lived up to the hype!! Service was amazing. Food was perfect! Will definitely be back!!
  29. JM

    JosephM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a favorite of mine for a very long time. Everything is delicious.
  30. S

    Shelbe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing but a little pricy. I felt like our bus boy did more than the server but overall service was great. I would very much recommend anyone to try the pork shank.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a little loud and difficult to hear the waiter explaining the dishes. The food was brought out promptly. We had 4 people and it was recommended to get 10 dishes to share. I was thinking the portions would be smaller than they were. We would have been fine with just 8 dishes. Food was delicious.
  32. K

    Kose

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely dinning at the girl and the goat, it had a slightly different feel from the last time I had dined there. Great service and delicious food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a treat to go to the girl and the goat. Pricey but worth it every once in awhile
  34. J

    Jane

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food was delightful, the restaurant was very full though so the seating was very tight.
  35. S

    Sissy

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Pushy waiter oversold us shared plates… way too much food. Order 2 per person and then see where you are, not 3. Noise level was unbearable. Very creative kitchen pumping out creative flavors but absurdly overpriced. Wine markup is way beyond the usual 100%. Wish the chef would move on and let their food shine in a place that is less of a tourist trap.
  36. j

    jrs2013

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and delicious food!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always impeccable!!
  38. L

    Lapd

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were excellent. Our issue revolves around 2 things. First the closeness of the tables. We were so tight with the tables on either side of us that we could barely get into our chairs and could not move once seated, none of us are big people so that isn’t the issue, second issue is the valet parking. It is located at Little Goat which is across the street. There is no place to stand and stay warm or out of the weather there. It can take 10 minutes plus to get the car. Has to be a better solution. How about investigate what the Aviary/Next/Roister do. Their system has the car waiting when you’re ready.
  39. GA

    GabrielA

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, top notch service, reasonable pricing considering the food we ate. Our server Scott went above and beyond to take care of us. We trusted him in picking all our Dodgers and he knew the ingredients of every single dish like he was the one who put it together. Loved our visit and will continue to come here every time we are in town!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, highly recommended

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Girl & the Goat is rated 4.8 stars by 12584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 100 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Girl & the Goat

809 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Halsted

  • Neighborhood

    West Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. Valet is located at 820 W Randolph St.

  • Public transit

    #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephanie Izard

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 492-6262

  • Private party facilities

    A Stephanie Izard Restaurant

  • Private party contact

    our Event Sales Manager: (312) 492-6262

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