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“Fabulous Dinner”
Review of Girl & The Goat

Girl & The Goat
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Ranked #7 of 9,835 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: West Loop
Cross street: Halsted
Transit: #8 Halsted Bus at Randolph
Description: Girl & the Goat has been serving fun foods, craft beers, and making wine in a rustic and kick-butt environment since summer 2010. The restaurant opens at 4:30 every day, and stays open until 11pm on weeknights and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays (until those last late night eaters scrape their fork across the plate for the last time, or finish licking their plates until they're shiny and clean). The Goat's menu is divided into three categories: Vegetable, Fish, and of course Meat--while vegetable, fish, or meat are respectively the main stars of their categories, there are crossovers in each area so you'll get a little bit of everything. Bread is baked daily, and there are always new creations on the menu. Girl & the Goat sits in the West Loop smack dab in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor, but the location is still gritty enough to appeal to the chef’s integrity. The Goat has 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 blended their own wine, and it's tasty. There are beers on tap from Three Floyd’s and a couple others. If you're lucky, you might come across the elusive collaboration beers that Stephanie personally crafted with a couple of beer buddy cohorts. In addition to tap beers, there's also a bunch of bottles to choose from. Girl & the Goat is open 7 days a week, because The Goat is a tireless beast, and besides, who needs rest anyway? Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan.
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This restaurant was perhaps the best and certainly the most innovative dinner I have enjoyed in several years. If you can't stand the wait for a reservation, try walking in around 4:30-5 pm. We did this and were seated right away.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Shared a large table in private dining area for a shared tasting menu. Interesting menu - nice flavours without ever reaching dizzy heights. Service was very good. The activity and vibe from the main dining area and bar was entertaining.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Fantastic from start to stop. The absolute BEST vegetable dish I have ever had (Cauliflower), I would go back just for that. I ate waaay too much but enjoyed ever bit of it. Go a bit early so you can get a drink at the bar. Very very solid place for sure!!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We didn't have a reservation and they squeezed us in right at opening with a shared table, which was fine. You order small plates to share. We were advised two per person. The portions were much larger than expected, so we ordered way too much. The ham frites were too salty. The broccoli was great (with bleu cheese), salmon was terrific and the beef tongue was very good. The scallops and duck breast ($20.00 for several small slice) were a bit too salty. Fried pickles were good. Wine pours stingy. We didn't have desrt (too full and no chocolate option). The wait staff was friendly and informative. Things were hopping with the kitchen (nice to see it right there) and the place had a great vibe. Still, I was expecting to be wowed with every bite. I would go back, and order less to save room for a desert. I liked the unexpected mixes of flavors, but some were heavily sauced.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I went here with a big group and I was very impressed by their staff! They were extremely attentive and patient! The food was AWESOME! I tried a lot of different food and loved it all! Definitely try something with goat in it!

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