A lot of Chicagoans frequent the Girl and the Goat because it’s a place that has a great reputation for creative dishes and bold flavors. Its location on Randolph street puts it in the middle of what’s become known as “restaurant row”. The street is lined with great restaurants and bars and is constantly expanding with new concepts. The design of the trendy Girl and the Goat is dark with scatters of light and creepy Alice and Wonderland looking art work.
The best way to enjoy Girl and the Goat is to bring a group and try as many things as possible. I went with a group of four and we were able to order nine dishes to share. The menu is always changing but some things are definite mainstays. The first must order is the wood roasted pig face. It’s a mix of slowly roasted pig face parts that get topped with potato sticks and a sunny side up egg. The refreshing kohlrabi salad with goat cheese is also a special dish that always finds its way on the menu. There is even a section of the menu dedicated just to goat. The empanadas are a great vehicle for a strong meat like goat.
There is so much to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong at Girl and the Goat. Try to snag a seat right when it opens or call weeks in advance to get a table.