Girl & the Goat – W. Randolph St., Chicago
Girl & the Goat opened in summer of 2010 with a goal of serving a family style menu of bold flavored foods in a fun and lively setting that would make guests feel at home from the moment they walk in the door.
Top three reasons to visit the restaurant:
The FOOD – inventively-flavored, fresh-baked bread, goat dishes & Wood Oven Roasted Pig Face (sunny side egg, tamarind, cilantro, red wine-maple, potato stix) are highlights
Bravo’s TOP CHEF – Stephanie Izard won Bravo’s Top Chef & was named “fan favorite”
JAMES BEARD Winner – James Beard nominee for best restaurant & Chef Izard won James Beard Best Chef Great Lakes; named the #4 restaurant in the world by Trip Advisor in their annual awards
To enhance the experience they offer a selection of wines from around the world with a focus on small producers, a rotating list of craft beers with a celebration of local Chicago breweries and a list of fun cocktails created by their bartenders. The menus offer a little something for everyone, and the staff is happy to help create the perfect dining experience for every guest that joins them.
They offer 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 accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don?t like to plan.
Stephanie Izard, Executive Chef: Stephanie Izard was born in Chicago, but grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. After finishing school at the Culinary Institute in Arizona, she returned to Chicago in 2000 to pursue her culinary career. A few years later she had the opportunity to compete on Bravo?s Top Chef, which she won along with being named fan favorite. The idea for Girl & the Goat began to take shape after Stephanie met her business partners Rob and Kevin of BOKA Restaurant Group.
Girl & the Goat was nominated best new restaurant by the James Beard Foundation in 2011 and Izard won the Beard award for Best Chef Great Lakes in 2013. She was also named one of Food & Wine Magazine?s ?Best New Chefs? in 2010.
The restaurant is co-owned by Boka Restaurant Group, led by Chicago restaurateurs Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm.
Little Goat Diner (820 W. Randolph St.), Chef Stephanie Izard’s second venture with Boka Restaurant Group, opened across the street from Girl and the Goat in December 2012 and was named one of the ‘Best Diners in America’ by Food & Wine. The nearby Duck Duck Goat (857 W. Fulton Market), Izard’s 3rd restaurant in the BOKA portfolio, opened in March 2016. Earning 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune, Red Eye Chicago, and Chicago Magazine, Duck Duck Goat swiftly garnered a reputation as one of the hottest restaurant openings in 2016.
Girl & the Goat
809 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607