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Girl & the Goat
New American Restaurant$$
Today 4:30–11PM
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809 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607
809 West Randolph StreetUSIllinoisChicago60607
(312) 492-6262girlandthegoat.com
$$New American Restaurant, Seafood RestaurantToday 4:30–11PM
Sunday 4:30–11PMMonday 4:30–11PMTuesday 4:30–11PMWednesday 4:30–11PMThursday 4:30–11PMFriday 4:30–11:59PMSaturday 4:30–11:59PM
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Hot spot where Stephanie Izard serves up innovative small plates from a dramatic open kitchen.- Google
"Place seemed popular and wait time reasonable."
"Love the pig face, green beans, and octopous."
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a month ago
It's difficult to get a reservation to Girl & the Goat, and for good reason. A reasonably fine dining experience in a casual, cool environment. The Chickpea Fritters are unlike any chickpea dish I've had. The Seared Diver Scallops and Goat Liver Mousse were excellent. The star of the evening was the incredibly rich, unbelievably flavorful Wood Oven Roasted Pig Face.
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This restaurant was hyped up to me so much, by many people. Somehow we got a reservation day-of, which apparently is unheard of. Service was great, everyone was super nice, but my overall feeling on the food was "meh". We had raw oysters, goat empanada, roasted cauliflower, and pork shank. The pork shank was by far the highlight, everything else was just fine but not as good as the hype made it out to be. Maybe we came on a bad night? Not sure, but I kinda wish I hadn't spent $200 (bottle of wine too).
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Rob Birse
2 weeks ago
We've been to Girl & the Goat a couple of time and never have we managed to find a time when it wasn't packed! Needless to say the 'Girl' is doing something right. On our most recent trip we thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of Austerity Pinot Noir which accompanied roasted cauliflower, chickpea fritters, grilled baby octopus and the fabulous goat carpaccio. Do not turn up without a reservation unless you are prepared to get there early and stand outside until the restaurant opens!
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Micah Jesse
a month ago
I've never seen a restaurant at 6:30pm as full as Girl & the Goat; and that tells you something. Chicagoans love Stephanie's restaurants! We ordered a bunch of small plates and were satisfied but be prepared (and pace yourself) for a heavy, filling meal. The empanadas and cauliflower were two of my favorite dishes.
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David Demma
a month ago
Amazing, amazing food! With the communal dining area and attentive servers, this is probably one of the best places to eat in town! Brilliant decor and presentation of the food. The halibut and the olive bread were impeccable. Also, amazing mural artwork on the walls.
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Tyler James Harden
3 weeks ago
Amazing Goat Burger. Fried pickles with onion rings were mostly breading with not much actual pickle or onion, sauces tasted a bit off. Hot lobster dip with Ritz crackers was out of this world. West Loop so it can be pricey if you're not acclimated to the poshness of the area, but otherwise extremely acceptable and amazing place to eat. Get's busy!
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Ryan Hampel
a week ago
I was brought here by my wife for my birthday. Gotta say, it was pretty amazing. First, the reservations - she made a reservation for March in November, and STILL couldn't get her preferred time slot. So plan far ahead. I will start with the only real negative of the meal, which was the very beginning before being seated. We always arrive promptly for reservations, and we did again this day. Do most restaurants not expect this? Because we STILL had to wait 20 minutes for our table to be ready, and the waiting area is not comfortable at all. Ok, but moving on, pretty freaking great. Drinks. I had a very old fashioned. Strong, well made, consistent flavor throughout. I don't remember what my wife had, but she liked both. Importantly, the waitress recommended the first cocktail based on our food orders, and it went very well with the first few dishes to come out. Beer list is small - stick to wine or cocktails. Food was good, much as expected. Remember they are small plates - we had 5 dishes for 2 people, plus dessert. Oysters were well done, hamachi crudo as well. In terms of size, the brocolli dish we had was actually large, and DELICIOUS. Wood fired with rice crispies and blue cheese. Get it. Pig face was very fatty, flavorful. Not life changing, but worth trying. The sweet potato pierogies were forgettable, skip them. For dessert, we ordered the goat cheesecake. My god, how well done. Very sweet, nicely salty. Came with these little 'kisses' that tasted so bitter from the beer mash. When mixed with the cake, it was phenomenal. They brought me something for my birthday, too! A squash cake. Sincerely one of the best desserts I have ever had, although I was pretty sauced by then. Highly recommend. Service was consistent and good throughout. Waitress had thoughtful recommendations, was personable when she spoke and sparse when not needed. All in all, very impressed. If you can get a table, I definitely recommend.
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Matt Uhlman
a month ago
Just in case the prior reviews weren't enough for you, I'll add one more! This place is absolutely off the hook. No wonder there are next to no times available a few months out. One stop inside and you figure out why. My best have had been here once previously and I dreamed about it for so long that we figured we needed to make a visit on the last stop of our food vacation. I was blown away with what they had to offer. As we had been stuffing our faces for a few days, we didn't come in as hungry as we probably should have. Recommendation - don't eat for about 8 hours before you come here, there's going to be a dozen things you want to try. We were set up nicely by our waiter who took very good care of us. The drink menu is pretty expensive, with some really nice mixed drinks. I had to very old fashioned and it was excellent. It was probably the least impressive thing that we had there, and it was in the top 10% that I'd had. Winning! Our culinary experience here included the Pigface, the duck tongues and the escargot dumplings. The pig face is a must try and is a symphony in your mouth. It's a burger like concoction underneath sauces and an over easy egg. It is delicious and definitely worth waiting for. The duck tongues were phenomenal and different than I was expecting. We had them in China previously, and they were basically a tongue that you literally bit the meat off of. These were lightly fried and served in a lovely sauce - absolutely perfect! The escargot dumplings were magical and something well be getting any time we stop by. Ambiance was trendy with a relaxed vibe. It's a nice mix of music with low light and plenty of chatter. All in all, this is a must try for anyone who eats! Some of the more imaginative dishes we've ever had, done in a way that leaves you wanting more and not feeling pretentious - foodie paradise!
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