Girl & The Goat in Chicago is a culinary delight that I can't stop raving about! From start to finish, our dining experience was exceptional.
The restaurant's atmosphere is vibrant and trendy, with a rustic yet modern design that sets the stage for a memorable evening. The staff was welcoming, knowledgeable, and genuinely enthusiastic about the menu. Our server's recommendations were spot-on, helping us navigate the diverse options.
The standout feature here is the innovative menu. The small plates format allows you to explore a variety of flavors. We started with the wood oven-roasted pig face, which was a revelation - crispy, succulent, and bursting with unique flavors. The goat empanadas were another highlight, perfectly balanced in taste and texture.
The wine list is extensive, with an impressive array of choices to complement the dishes. The cocktails were equally inventive and refreshing.
The dessert selection is equally impressive; the chocolate chip bread pudding is a must-try for any sweet tooth.
Girl & The Goat is more than just a restaurant; it's a culinary adventure. With its creative menu, friendly staff, and a buzzing atmosphere, it's a top-tier dining experience in Chicago. Don't miss the opportunity to savor the creativity and passion of this gem. We'll be back for sure!
Must eat! Incredible atmosphere, friendly service and most importantly, impeccable food not elsewhere found. The selections are uncommon and the tapas style is ideal to try multiple dishes. If your tastebuds are tired of the basic dishes seen at all restaurants, this is the place for you!
We were a group of eight🤓 we ordered family style of everything in the menu. What we all liked about the dishes was that the chef was very bold in spices choice. Every single dish (no exception) was very flavorful and dense with spices. I will certainly bring my adult children and come back here. I’m from California. I heard that this restaurant has a location in Los Angeles. If so, I’m certainly going there soon with my family. It’s worth every penny, dollar, and hundreds of dollars♥️🥰 the kitchen was buzzing. The waiter knew her dishes and ingredients. We got a free dish. It was such an amazing experience. Everyone loved EVERYTHING. Coming back for sure😎
Made a reservation that day for a late dinner and wow it was the best meal my husband and I had in Chicago. Our waiter suggested an amazing bottle of wine and we ordered a bunch of things, it was incredible. We went in the summer so we sat in the outdoor section and the atmosphere was perfect. Only took 2 pics because I forgot and ate it so fast! Thank you for the amazing meal!
Girl and the Goat in Chicago impressed us with its speedy service and flawlessly prepared dishes. The flavors were outstanding, with a clever mix of acidity and savory elements in each bite. The restaurant's use of fresh, local ingredients was evident in the beautifully presented dishes. Whether it was the tender lamb shank or the crispy pig face, every plate was a masterpiece. If you're seeking a memorable dining experience in Chicago, Girl and the Goat is a top choice.
I had an absolutely lovely birthday dinner at Girl and the Goat. Everyone was so kind and attentive. Our water glasses were kept full.m and clean plates were brought out several times. Our food was so delicious- so many layers of flavor and unique. We had the naan and dips which was huge as well as the chick pea fritters, wood fired broccoli and crispy pork belly. The broccoli was the surprise. There was mint lemongrass ( I think) along with the labneh. So unique but so delicious. Absolutely recommend
We went to The Girl and The Goat last night and it was one of my most favorite meals in Chicago ever. Ever. We had the old fashioned, crudo, green beans, goat belly and pig face. I’m tempted to go back tonight. And tomorrow night.
There’s a reason Girl & The Goat is one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago and I’m glad I finally got to try this famous spot. Reservations go quickly but I was able to get one for a week night for dinner.
Dishes are served family style and come out as they’re ready so order a few items off the menu and enjoy. Our waitress recommended 4-5 dishes for two people so we picked some of the items we’ve been excited to try for a while.
The chickpea fritters were unique and had an unexpectedly delicious flavor combining all the different textures and ingredients. The goat empanadas amazing and the pig face was very umami and bold almost like a pig belly.
Our favorite dish of the night though was the pork shank for sure. All the different pieces of the dish really made it stand out.
Service is on point here and everyone is friendly. Glad I finally visited!
Gary was fantastic taking care of us and giving us suggestions. The roasted beets were great to start off with followed by the grilled prime skirt steak. The sautéed calamari was tender and so flavorful. The Manhattan was amazing, go for that over the old fashioned if you’re trying to decide between the two. Great atmosphere too!
A masterclass in casual modern fusion dining.
My friend and I came here for an early dinner on a Sunday, and the place was still bustling. I’m usually not a huge fan of goat dishes due to its distinct aroma and taste of the meat. However, the restaurant's signature offerings of goat empanadas and confit goat belly were amazing. Both dishes were bereft of any overpowering smell often associated with goat meat. The confit belly, with its delectable pairing of stone fruit agrodolce and goat crema, was particularly standout.
Between the two of us, we shared 4 plates, and the portion was perfect. Our favorites were the roasted pig face and the wood fired branzino. Roasted pig face, with its crispy potato stix, eggs, and an innovative tamarind and red wine-maple blend, felt like a gourmet rendition of a comforting hash. Similarly, the Wood-fired branzino boasted a complicated flavor profile. The fish's inherent saltiness balanced beautifully with the sweet n' sour sauce, mung bean-pickled mango salad, and the crunch of stone fruits.
Overall, Girl & The Goat truly lived up to its hype. Its masterful play with sweet and savory flavors stood out in the dishes we tried, and the service was also some of the best we’ve experience in Chicago. Highly recommend giving them a try, but make sure to make a reservation in advance.