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Girl & the Goat

New American Restaurant and Gastropub$$$$
West Town, Chicago
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2011
    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] Read more
  • Harper W.
    Harper WentzJuly 18, 2015
    The squash blossoms are stuffed with crab and are fried perfectly to a golden brown. The pork belly melts in your mouth, and the ham frites are delicious. The miso butterscotch pudino is a must!
  • Cassy
    CassyFebruary 14, 2016
    Stephanie Izard is phenomenal - this is probably some of the most delicious food I've ever had in my life. Get the pig face, scallops, goat liver mousse and goat cheesecake. You won't be disappointed!
  • J L.
    J LJuly 7, 2013
    Pig face, Sugo, and Pork Belly. One can't go wrong with any of the three. The Kohlrabi Salad is amazing, Octo is awesome, and the Goat loin is delicious. Shishito peppers is just a meh.
  • Christopher V.
    Christopher Van DunkSeptember 5, 2013
    We had the best experience sitting at the kitchen counter. Only 2 seats at each end so you need to ask when u make you reservations. Great recommendations from both Gary & Hadley. Delicious.
  • David K.
    David K.June 27, 2013
    Worth every penny. If you can't get a seat, you can sit with others in the lounge and still access the full menu. The goat dishes are fabulous... But so is everything else.
  • Natta S.
    Natta SuphakanMay 31, 2014
    Here's a break down of what we got: raw oysters were awesome, goat carpaccio & scallops were too salty for me, pork shank was awesome!!!!!! Dessert was miso something interesting but good!!!
  • Jacques A.
    Jacques ArsenaultJune 2, 2013
    If you can get here on the early side (open daily at 4:30) you can get a table sans reservation--we got a great window table arriving at 4:50 on a Friday evening. Also, don't miss the green beans!
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 22, 2012
    Try the ham frites: Hot skinny fries tossed with rendered pork fat and seasoned with an appealingly salty dehydrated ham powder. The smoked tomato aioli pairs better than the cheddar beer sauce. Read more
  • Felix B.
    Felix BanuchiAugust 6, 2014
    This place serves a varying array of dishes that are sure to please. When you have great food, wonderful decor and a good looking crowd, you're in for a treat...
  • Leland B.
    Leland BrewsterMay 12, 2015
    Definitely earns its reputation as some of the best food in Chicago! We loved everything but will call out the pork shank, goat belly, and frog legs in particular. You really can't go wrong.
  • Ebrahim B.
    Ebrahim BandookwalaNovember 7, 2015
    Reservations are hard, catch a spot at the bar. The snail dumplings and goat liver mousse awesome! Would like more goat on menu! Sweetbreads? roasted Goat face ? Soup dumplings from hoove extract ?
  • C R.
    C ReyDecember 18, 2015
    I love decadent food as much as the next but for all the hype, I was expecting something magical. To be sure, the food was delectable and the experience was excellent. Get the chickpea fritters!
  • Sara A.
    Sara AxelJanuary 15, 2012
    I have a food allergy and I have never been treated so well. They took amazing care of me and the food was some of the best I have tasted. So impressed. Don't miss the pig face. Thank you G&tG!
  • Megan O.
    Megan OgulnickNovember 2, 2012
    Going with a group of 6 or more is the way to go! We had 8 people, tasted nearly every menu item, had cocktails/beer and only spent $50 each including tip. Delicious and so worth it!
  • Kyle T.
    Kyle TurmanJanuary 20, 2016
    Fantastic vibes and delicious small plates—get a few to share! The meats (like the Chicken and Seafood) are amazing, but don't skimp on the veggies. The Roasted Cauliflower was spectacular.
  • Ally F.
    Ally FuraiJanuary 31, 2014
    This NYC chick has to admit that this was one of the best meals of my life! The roasted pig's face was to die for. Must be open to being adventurous with food when coming here!
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinAugust 12, 2013
    Pig Face!!! Still as delicious as the 1st time I ordered. If there's ever a shank on the menu, lamb or pork must order! Crispy skin, juicy meat.
  • Charlene C.
    Charlene CunninghamSeptember 13, 2014
    Reservations are needed unless luck is on your side! Try items outside your comfort zone- you will be surprised what you enjoy. Bittersweet chocolate - dessert w Thai basil gelato- fantastic :)
  • Phil T.
    The duck tongues may sound intimidating, but they're delicious! Also, don't miss the goat belly. Be warned, it's a super rich & decadent dish 😍
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MackeyJuly 6, 2016
    Stephanie Izard and her team are amazing, its great for dates. Lively environment and close seating will have you chatting with your neighbor about their dishes in no time. Stop in today!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureFebruary 21, 2014
    In an industrial space with burnt-cedar walls, Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard turns out nose-to-tail specialties, including fried pig face and kidneys stuffed with goat confit.
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 27
    There’s just no substitute for fresh-baked bread. Girl & the Goat, known for its exceptional baking, makes gluten-free loaves that are as good as the real thing—seriously. Read more
  • Jenna K.
    Jenna KowalczykJanuary 24, 2015
    Luep de Mer & Pig Face is where it's at. Start with the feta bread & then order 5 more dishes. You'll be pleasantly stuffed and in heaven.
  • Michelle J.
    Worth the 2 month wait and lived up to every bit of the hype!!! This was a culinary experience I will never forget! Duck tongue, roasted pig face, and goat liver mousse were outstanding.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KimNovember 24, 2012
    Re: getting a seat in the lounge area. It's a delicate Thunderdome of a dance to stalk out your seat and then a Gladiator free-for-all to stake ur table. Our waiter is adorable!
  • Avi S.
    Avi SchwabOctober 15, 2013
    Good Jesus, order the goat leg. It's enough food for 8 people (with a few veg added in) but an amazingly prep'ed piece of meat. Smoked, braised, then crisped in the pizza oven. 👍👍
  • Sandy
    SandyAugust 31, 2013
    This place was totally worth the wait! We ordered the string beans, pork shank, the crudo, Thai chili bread, and oysters. Everything was so delicious, and the service is awesome.
  • Kenneth T.
    Kenneth TiongAugust 15, 2012
    diver scallops 4.5/5, pan roasted trout 4.5/5, pig face 4.75/5, beef tongue 4.5/5, raw shigoku oyster 5/5, goat ribs 4.75/5, chocolate magic shell 4.75/5, sweet corn and peaches 5/5 ...
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisMarch 25, 2015
    Would recommend 1-2 dishes per person and sharing. Favorite dishes were the cauliflower, duck breast, and Irish car bomb bread!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 3, 2014
    Four years in and Stephanie Izard's restaurant row flagship continues to be among the busiest - and best - restaurants in town. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KeatingJanuary 31
    Very fun atmosphere. The entire service experience was excellent from the bartenders to the servers at our table. Menu is great for sharing. There's likely something everyone will like.
  • Sofia C.
    Sofia CortinaJanuary 7, 2013
    Everything is amazing!!!! I recommend Shrimp zucchini pasta for appetizer, Goat belly for main course and pumpkin pie gelato for desert.
  • Lubor J.
    Lubor JarkovskyAugust 13, 2014
    Fine dining for a reasonable price? This is the place. The food was great, definitely try the duck tongues and goat liver mousse.
  • Moonchild
    MoonchildSeptember 15, 2014
    I love this place, and its definitely somewhere you need to go eat at when in Chicago. I recommend you to speak to your waiter and they can suggest the perfect dishes for you.
  • Danielle @.
    Danielle @DanielleDuncanNovember 11, 2011
    Steph Izard is incredible, my friend and I have eaten her winning dishes at "Quickfires". We were blown away we tried shishito peppers, steamed mussels, beef ribs, pear wonton- and more. Amazing!!!
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterMarch 25, 2015
    Don't underestimate the simple things here. The bread. The veggies. Don't get me wrong try goat, pig face, etc but the basics are delicious as well!
  • Ghaida Y.
    Ghaida YallaSeptember 10, 2016
    Sat at chef table - our server took amazing care of us! Top: bucatini, hamachi crudo, pb and j desert. Didn't love the squash blossom dish. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonMarch 25, 2015
    Don't be afraid of the Pig Face. It's delicious. On another note, all dishes are intended for sharing. Get one or two dishes per person.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SchoenJanuary 27
    Crazy awesome fabulous! One of the best meals I've ever had any where in the world (I'm well travel, fine dined, and a former chef). Don't be scared try the pig face!
  • patricia s.
    patricia seoMay 16, 2013
    The Wood Oven Roasted Pig Face.... Pretty awesome~ most other dishes we tried, a bit too salty for our taste buds... (Pig face = Sunny side egg, tamarind, cilantro, red wine-maple, potato stix)
  • Reuben H.
    Reuben HoodJune 16, 2013
    Omg the goat cheese bavarios is the best desert I've ever had. The duck tongues are to die for. Best meal I've ever had!
  • Djordje G.
    Djordje GrkovicNovember 21, 2014
    The hamachi crudo and sugo are must haves. Oh, and maybe the best green beens I have ever eaten; don't miss out...
  • Matt D.
    Matt DohertyMay 28, 2011
    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
  • Exclusive Resorts
    Exclusive ResortsNovember 9, 2011
    Stephanie Izard's (only woman to have won Top Chef) Girl & the Goat is a dining experience not to be missed when visiting Chicago. Menu changes often but you can't go wrong w/ whatever you choose!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaFebruary 29, 2016
    Perfect balances of flavors & textures. How does she think of this stuff? Highly creative. Bread selection, salads, duck tongues, cauliflower, desserts. Great knowledgable staff. 🐐👍🏼
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperFebruary 8, 2012
    Girl & the Goat is one of my top restaurants in Chicago! Prezel bread, cod cheeks, sugo, pork ribs and of course dessert = amazing! Wine selection is reasonable and not too pricey.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 22, 2012
    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. Read more
  • TOWN&COUNTRY
    TOWN&COUNTRYNovember 2, 2011
    Stephanie Izard's succulent, meaty entrees are worth the months-long wait for a reservation. Don't miss the wood-fired Walter's chicken, for which the daily bread is a perfect complement.
  • Chicago Tribune
    [Stephanie Izard's] deftly balanced flavors are wonderful to behold, but her true genius is the way she can get customers to try unusual foods, and love them. Read more
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