Girl & the Goat
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
One of the most well known restaurants in Chicago, and one that lives up to the hype.
Best servers in Chicago! So friendly and helpful. All recommendations were perfect!!
Amazing food and atmosphere. My only complaint is how far in advance you have to make reservations, but that just shows how great the food is
Went with very high expectations. Ordered 9 dishes half were good and half were decent. Many of the dishes were incredibly salty. Green beans were superb. The portions are very small for most of the dishes. The pork belly had five small thin pieces of pork belly and some vegetables and wasn't worth the price. The shrimp dish was very good but you get for small pieces of shrimp for $17. For my tastes, my time, and my money I think it's a little bit overhyped.
It's great to see that this restaurant is still the outstanding venue I remember from several years ago when I spent time in Chicago on a more regular basis. I always recommend Girl & the Goat to friends, family, and acquaintances. You will not be disappointed.
Best meal I've ever had! I highly recommend the shrimp.
Our waiter ruined much of our experience... very condescending and curt on most replies to questions. He asked if we were celebrating any occasion which we were... a birthday. Food was hit and miss... wheat baguette not good... too sour and over the top wheat taste. Best dish was the crab stuffed zucchini blossoms... worse dish the pork shank. Pork was over cooked and extremely dry. Ordered two desserts... cheesecake and malted ice cream. Delivered to table with a birthday candle in one of the desserts, but then was charged for the birthday dessert. Asked waiter politely whether the charge for the birthday dessert was correct and his snotty reply, “I can take that off your bill.” Why even ask when we sat down if we were celebrating anything???? I have waited years to eat at this restaurant being from California ... could never get a reservation until this visit. Will not return again sorry to say.
Absolutely FANTASTIC meal and service! Best place to eat in Chicago.
Wow! Awesome experience
Ate at Girl & the Goat 10 years ago, the first time. On my visit back to Chicago, had to be sure to make it back here and it did not disappoint. Their signature cocktails are insane and the food is also superb.
Went on a Tuesday night and the place was hopping! Very knowledgeable waiter answered all our questions and made solid recommendations. Ordered 6 dishes for 3 people per waiter’s recommendation. The 2 favorites were the pork shank and the pig face, but everything was delicious. Also had the goat confit, the sugo and the shrimp. All were very well prepared and very tasty.
Lives up to its reputation. Glad to have dined at one of Chicago’s best
Great food!! Love the choice of lots of little plates!! The goat sayings on the back of waiters shirts are the best entertainment!!
The service was near perfect and the quality of the food was a credit to the restaurant. The small dish approach allowed for a lot of variety. Great fun.
Service was great! Food was amazing! Drinks were tasty! Loved the sharing plates. Our waiter was very welcoming, friendly, gave us suggestion for food.
Nice and interesting food. They are good at lamb! Our server is super patient and super nice.
This 3rd visit has been a long time coming and once again, it did not disappoint. Loved every dish, but standouts were the pig face & chocolate malt ball and caramel corn! Couldn't have celebrated my birthday at a better place!
This was a very special dinner, and the staff clearly tried to make it so. They even brought us a mini dessert on the house since we were there to celebrate. My only wish is that the noise was dampened a little, everything else was great.
It was awesome! My favorite were the goat empanadas
The food was really good and inventive. Service is fabulous!
This was my third time at Girl & the Goat. All visits have been fantastic, but this one topped the rest. The cocktails were creative, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere is perfect. This is a must visit for anybody in Chicago, whether a local or a visitor.
All of the dishes we tried were delicious and unique. The service was wonderful. The restaurant is fun, vibrant, and not at all pretentious. You'd be comfortable dressed up or in jeans. Absolutely recommend.
Food was incredible, portions are very small so you have to order a decent amount to be satisfied. There was some miscommunication from our server which caused a little confusion but she was very good. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
My favorite restaurant in Chicago. When I book flights to chicago I try to book dinner at girl and the goat at the same time. Everything is great here including the service.
Food was incredible! Service wasn’t great. Will still come here again.
Great experience at girl and the goat! Gluten free selection was fantastic!
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Amazing food and service
We ate outside on the patio and it was amazing. Chris was an excellent server and helped us navigate the menu. Great experience.
Too loud!!! Too small table that were too close. Food not as interesting or tasty as I was expecting.
Was really looking forward to eating here...noise level was so loud was impossible to have any sort of conversation without screaming. Most of our dishes were so oily and greasy. Goat Empanadas lacked taste and were so over soaked with oil. Prices were modest but food was lacking
Everything we ordered was amazing. As usual. My favorite spot.
The restaurant is very nice for special occasions and date. Food including dessert was so tasty and outstanding. Also each food was served on time and they recommended the number of dishes. The quality of service was very good too.
The ambiance of the restaurant is very high-energy and we probably should have mentioned it was an anniversary in the reservation - our table was less than a foot from our neighbours on either side and there was a much more private 2-person table behind us which I don't think ended up being used. The server was attentive and friendly but seemed slightly put out when there was any uneaten food (we over-ordered to try more things). We had several delicious small dishes. Each of the dishes was amazing on its own - nothing could be called boring, each dish had an interesting blend of flavors, textures, and visuals - I only wished I had asked more questions to create a bit more balance in the textures and acidity levels across the dishes as a whole.
Small plates but very satisfying. It’s food you know with a twist and the twists are refreshing and tasty.
Great dining experience at one of Chicago’s finest restaurant. Great service.
Loved it! We ordered a lot of shared plates, and left feeling stuffed. It was my birthday and the perfect way to celebrate with my friends and family. And for the amount of food we got (and drinks/wine), the bill was not outrageous. Will definitely be back!
Very good food, waitress was a little rude and impatient
Omg what a fantastic experience. Enjoyed a great time with colleagues, food was outstanding, and service was top notch!!
Chef Stephanie always delivering in her restaurants - great experience & awesome food!
I’m a private chef from san antonio and in town for a some restaurant tours and my experience was amazing from the service with mike and how knowledgeable he was with the menu, the busser was on top of his game with keeping the table spotless and the 5 courses plus chef courses on the house. We started out with the house made focaccia with this amazing spread and tomatillos pico, shishito peppers with a parmesan cheese, short ribs with salted caramel and picked cucumbers, empanadas with goat and this amazing blueberry, pineapple pico, chick pea fritters, carrot hummus and , squash blossoms with crab rangoon filling, bourbon and blueberry butter cake and bourbon ice cream and malted ice cream with magic shell and caramel popcorn ! very affordable for what we had and i will come back next time i’m town for sure and i want to try chef izard’s other restaurants as well!
Great! But loud and tables are too close together—not a great combo