Girl & the Goat

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101 Best Restaurants in America
809 W Randolph St (at Halsted St)
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
New American
Mon–Thu, Sun: 4:30 PM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 4:30 PM–Midnight

Stephanie Izard’s West Loop restaurant Girl & the Goat (across the street from her other hot-spots Little Goat Diner and Little Goat Bread) is popular with chefs and locals alike. The sense of community and comfort are widely apparent, from the soundtrack of pop and rock hits playing in the background to the broad, communal bar table. Dishes like locally grown roasted beets with green beans, white anchovies, avocado crème fraîche, and breadcrumbs; escargot ravioli with bacon and tamarind-miso sauce; and duck tongue, tuna, and black bean poke with crispy wontons and piri piri are just part of the reason why Top Chef’s Season Four winner Izard won the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef accolades in 2013.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

Map: Surroundings & Nearby
Foursquare Tips
Sure it's tough to get in, but Stephanie Izard's hamachi crudo with crisp pork belly; pappardelle with goat, pork and veal sugo; and intricate veggie dishes make it worth the wait. [Eater 38 Member]
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 15:14
Try the chocolate bouchon from our 100 Best list: Stephanie Izard successfully incorporates foie gras as a decadent marshmallow fluff alongside a moist chocolate cake.
Time Out Chicago
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:22
Think you'll never get a reservation at Girl and the Goat before, say, the state balances its budget? Take the after-work bar and lounge route instead for a chance to try Top Chef winner Stephanie I
Crain's Chicago Business
Friday, August 20, 2010 - 11:38
Be sure to order at least one of the breads on the menu to start your meal. You can't go wrong.
Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 19:21
The green beans are ah-maaazing.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 16:52
Grilled octopus gets its sparkle from pistachio and lemon dressing and earthy undertone from fava beans and guanciale.
Crain's Chicago Business
Friday, August 20, 2010 - 11:39
Be sure to check out the list of specials; and dont miss the days bread offering. - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 09:15
There are a few here for a Top Chef sighting, but most seek the chefs flavors. Dont leave without taking risks: roast goat neck? Foie gras for dessert? Izard is evolving how ingredients are seen.
Time Out Chicago
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:06
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izards New American offers a bit of everything. We recommend making a reservation.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:55
go out of your comfort zone and try everything on the menu
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 13:19
Pan fried shishito peppers are not to be missed. So money.
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 15:33
The smoked goat pizza is insanely awesome
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 19:05
You know how there are only reservations at like 4:30 and 11? Well, that's because the experience is so freakin' awesome that there's nothing else left. Try the green beans, and never skip the bread.
Scott Kleinberg
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 15:23
Dining critic @dropkickjeffy says the soft-shell crab over an elote-inspired mix of lime-spritzed sweet corn kernels in a chili aoli is a small-plate stunner.
Chicago magazine
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 13:01
Sit down, give yourself a good two hours because you're in for a ride. Get some breads and oysters to start. Then the green beans. My god the green beans are like crack! Then plow trough the menu
Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 14:53
Don't leave without eating both goat and oysters. Amazing.
Friday, November 11, 2011 - 14:40
Try the Ham Frites With Chedder Cheese Beer Sauce And Red Pepper Aioli Sauce
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 07:52
Food was inventive and tasty but the place does tend to take itself a tad too seriously. I got bored and left before getting desert. Spoiler alert - apple pie at next door Haymarket is to-die-for.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 16:28
Kohlrabi salad, scallops, tempura soft shell crap and shrimp cheviche are must haves!
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 17:20
Everything about Girl and the Goat is amazing.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 06:56