Girl & the Goat

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9944 reviews
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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.

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

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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.
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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative

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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, flavorful dishes with attention to detail! The green beans, crisp braised pork shank, marinated lamb skewers and the pork, goat, and beef sugo are a must! We have a child with food allergies and all the staff were extremely attentive…our server Lauren had an allergy menu waiting for us when we sat down and all the staff confirmed the dishes that had been modified without her allergens. Big thanks to both Lauren and Julie, the Manager, who were both amazing and immensely helpful prior to and during our meal! Wonderful overall experience!

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Chicago!!!

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CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great sharing meal. We had, in order: spring wheat bread, soft shell crab, cauliflower, duck tongues, goat empanadas, short ribs, and the caramel balls dessert. Everything was fantastic - my wife's favorite was the crab, and mine might have been the cauliflower and then maybe the short ribs. Service was also great, though I thought the meal came just a little too quickly for me, I would have loved maybe 1-2 minutes more between courses, but that's a small gripe.

Overall, for 2 people with no drinks we spent $135, so I would say the pricing was maybe a little higher than I would have expected, but I did think it was worth it at the end of it all because most everything was outstanding.

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LO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was 10/10. best dinner Ever! WOW so amazing. totally recommend.

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M
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great...we would definitely come back. We had many shareable dishes. Everything was fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, the service we received here was out of this world. I love their food.

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EM
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was excellent but service felt forced and fake.

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing. Food is amazing. Food. is. amazing.

My only regret is that there are (delicious) changes to the menu & a dessert I was looking forward to having again wasn’t offered anymore. It meant trying another yummy dessert instead (poor me).

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Artistry and culinary excellence with exceptional service. A well oiled culinary machine that operates at high efficiency. Trust the servers with their suggestions and serving order. Every dish was a lovely experience for the taste buds; you are aware of every ingredient in a dish as it dances elegantly with its cohorts. We we travel back just to experience the chef’s creations and to remind ourselves of how food can inspire and elicit an emotional response.

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CP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service! We decided to eat at the bar and the staff was very helpful. Loved everything about the restaurant. Highly recommend!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the creations were amazing and so full of flavors!

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RA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

While noisy, it has very well prepared food, knowledgeable staff and a solid menu for culinary adventure.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the chefs table next to the kitchen and were able to watch all the food being created. The wait staff was outstanding and they were very helpful when we informed them of dietary restrictions for my wife due to her pregnancy. We hope we can get a reservation again the next time we’re in town. Thanks for the great service Devon!

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MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurants often get over-hyped--not the case AT ALL with Girl it is easily one of the best dishes I've ever had!

Beware, though, that its quite noisy & would not be a great option for someone who is a bit hard of hearing or for an intimate dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Spectacular food and drinks! Hostess was rude, but other than that everything was perfect!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a very late reservation, but were able to get in early and sit at the bar to watch the chefs. My husband loves to cook and enjoyed every minute. The experience was a bit off for me as his good came a bit late. Sharing of the dishes is expected, but I ordered scallops and my husband cannot eat shell fish. We would definitely go back should we return to Chicago. Loved the spices and sauces.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was great and very personable and courteous. Some dishes were delightful, others were not to my liking, but to each their own :)

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BM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!
The food was off the chart good. The service spot on.
Everyone should experience The Girl and the Goat at least once in their life.
Thank you for letting us hang out

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so flavorful. Every element had it’s own flavor identity.
A little too dark in the dining room (effects my documenting)
It is a loud restaurant but a great vibe.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time at the Goat. The food was perfect, the drinks fun and service excellent.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to have dinner! We had combinations of flavors and foods we never had before. All were great and went together well. Attentive and friendly staff. Very kind to us on the occasion of our 40th wedding anniversary. A memorable event. Highly recommended.

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JP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server and staff were all friendly and helpful. Everything we ordered was delicious and looked beautiful. One of my favorites!

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f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The server forgot to give us new plates the first couple courses. We asked them to after sauces and fish bone were allover our plates. After that everything was fine.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Our table was on the kitchen line, such a fun experience! We of course had to get the pig face but everything we had was fantastic!

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LR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant. It was an a fantastic meal. the service was excellent service fun atmosphere And the food was absolutely phenomenal

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1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service!!

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JZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fui a cenar, y ese día cerraron sin avisar. Pésimo

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a
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! They made a magical night for me and my girlfriend's anniversary. Really accommodating and the food was delicious.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great especially since we had a late reservation.

Food was on point and the drink were as well. Expected to spend a lot more and was very satisfied.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal with great food in a great environment. Surprisingly affordable a well for such a well regarded place

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth all the hype... Excellent food and drinks:)

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Impossible to get a reservation, so when you see one that works, take it!

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Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great EVERYTHING!

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Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved it. Amazing creative food and great service.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for drinks but decided to try one appetizer from the menu while sitting at the bar. All I have to say is wow. The scallops were the best I've ever had. To die for

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TM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was unique with a creative combination of flavors. Service was outstanding. We would highly recommend to anyone visiting Chicago!

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dishes perfect for sharing. Waiter had fantastic recommendations and the service was supreme. Highly recommend - always a packed house - make sure you reserve a table!

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KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, they went above and beyond to ensure we had a good time celebrating our anniversary.

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