Girl & the Goat
Chicago IL 60607
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, green beans, white anchovy, avocado creme fraiche and bread crumb are just part of the reason why Izard won the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef accolades in 2013.
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- sepollack Savory goat shank cooked to petfection by Chef Stephanie Izard.
- tdmstaff This seasonal restaurant from Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard features craft beers also confits their meats from Slagel Family Farm - from lamb to goat to duck. It's worth it: fatten up and enjoy!
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.
Kohlrabi salad, scallops, tempura soft shell crap and shrimp cheviche are must haves!
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.
There are a few here for a Top Chef sighting, but most seek the chef’s flavors. Don’t leave without taking risks: roast goat neck? Foie gras for dessert? Izard is evolving how ingredients are seen.
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.
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s New American offers a bit of everything. We recommend making a reservation.
Don't leave without eating both goat and oysters. Amazing.
Dining critic @dropkickjeffy says the soft-shell crab over an elote-inspired mix of lime-spritzed sweet corn kernels in a chili aïoli is a small-plate stunner.
Be sure to check out the list of specials; and don’t miss the day’s bread offering. - Inspector
go out of your comfort zone and try everything on the menu
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
Pig = Heaven
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]
Pig face and lamb shank are awesome! Limit 2 plates per person and leave room for dessert!
The green beans are ah-maaazing.
Grilled octopus gets its sparkle from pistachio and lemon dressing and earthy undertone from fava beans and guanciale.
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
Pan fried shishito peppers are not to be missed. So money.
The smoked goat pizza is insanely awesome
Be sure to order at least one of the breads on the menu to start your meal. You can't go wrong.