Girl & the Goat
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- 61%Nightlife Lovers
- 55%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (20)
- Girl & the GoatOct 16, 2013
If you watch Top Chef, your should remember Stephanie.... She is "the girl!"
Great food and great service. Small plates and your order many!!! The broccoli and cauliflower mix is wonderful. Make reservation months in advance
- Girl & the GoatMember ofTrendstersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Feb 13, 2014
Even with all the competition in the Randolph restaurant corridor, Girl and the Goat manages to stand out, racking up a prestigious James Beard Award while they're at it. The menu is divided into fish, vegetable and meat categories, and the bar specializes in craft beers. G&G boasts an opening time of 4:30pm, and a closing time of "whenever people are done licking their plates clean at night." What else do you need to hear?
- Girl & the GoatMember ofTrendstersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jan 12, 2014
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard's Girl & the Goat is one of the hardest restaurants to get a table for so make reservations in advance. Totally worth the wait though - the food is amazing! Shared small plates here so you'll want to order a few different things to try. I especially loved the crisp braised pork shank, sugo pappardelle and grilled octopus. The roasted peppers and cauliflower dishes were also very good. Cocktails and selection of craft beers are amazing as well.
- Girl & the GoatMember ofTrendstersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 06, 2012
Pretty awesome, I have to say. I went with a friend of mine and her parents and it was great. We had the BEST bottle of red wine, and I wish I could remember the name!
The dishes we got were completely random (we all selected different ones to share) and they were pretty great, some better than others. I will say one of my favorite aspects about this place was the atmosphere. It was cozy and comfy on a cold winter night and it hit the spot!
Now, is it as amazing as everyone says? Eh. I'm not totally positive, but it's still definitely really good!
- Girl & the GoatMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 04, 2013
Top Chef season 4 winner Stephanie Izard is the chef behind this popular eaterie with a goat-heavy menu. Choose from goat cheese wontons, goat empanadas, and goat liver mousse, among many other goat-centric options. For those not a fan of goat, there are also a number of other exciting choices, like fried pickles and wood oven roasted pig face.
- Girl & the GoatMember ofTrendstersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jul 25, 2013
**INNOVATIVE AND EXCELLENT FOOD IN CHICAGO**
With all the high accolades and reviews, I was looking forward to this particular dinner.
Around $10 from downtown.
Spacious, dark, and trendy.
RAW KUSSHI ($12 for 4)
Muscatel mignonette and tarragon went well. Sweet with a tang.
GRILLED BABY OCTOPUS ($15)
With guanciale, favas, radish pods, pistachios, and a lemon vinaigrette worked out perfectly on our taste buds. Loved the texture, flavor, and creativeness of this dish.
WOOD GRILLED BROCCOLI ($9)
With rogue smokey bleu and spiced crispies?! Just like Bill and Ted's adventures = EXCELLENT.
WOOD OVEN ROASTED PIG FACE ($16)
YES, with a sunny side egg, tamarind, cilantro, red wine-maple, and potato stix! It was meant to be. This was a spectacular dish filled with rich flavor and cooked perfectly.
GOAT CHEESE BAVAROIS ($8)
This was a FANTASTIC and gorgeous (but simple) dessert. Imagine a brown sugar cake layered with fluffy goat cheese, blueberries and caramel krispies. Not overly sweet, just right. I can eat two of these.
Our server, Gary was friendly and efficient. I liked his style. Especially the green shoes.
Had a great and memorable dinner. It's loud here. Not ideal for romance (if you wish to talk to each other for example), but great for groups.
Chicago is winning us over.
- Girl & the GoatAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 08, 2013
I love this place. It is big and loud and full of energy...and you'd think with that type of ambiance that the quality of food might be compromised, but nope. Stephanie Izard runs a tight ship, and her food will still send your eyes rolling to the back of your head. Make reservations months ahead of time unless you like dining at 5 or 10:30 pm. I recommend coming with a group and sharing as many dishes as possible - crispy pig face being mandatory.
- Girl & the GoatMember ofTrendstersFoodiesArt & Design LoversDec 26, 2012
It's been a year and a half since I ate here but I still think about the amazing small plates we enjoyed on a cold, snowy day in Chicago. We were unable to book a table in advance, but walking in around 4:40 got us a great table for two with no wait. I can distinctly remember the oysters, the pork face, the sausage-stuffed squid, and the pork fat donuts with sesame semi-freddo. Delicious and memorable!