Chicago . New American, Gastropub
2 months ago
Stephanie Izard’s “genius vision” defines this “hopping” West Loop “star” known for “life-altering” small plates that feature both “fun” uses of “familiar ingredients” and more “adventurous options” (“the pig face is a must”), plus “amazing breads and butters”; the “high demand” for reservations keeps it “packed with people”, but “strong cocktails” and a staff that “makes you feel special” help ease the inevitable “long wait.”
1 year ago
The revolving door never stops turning as Girl & The Goat’s party keeps going. Even on a Monday night, guests linger for hours, shouting over the din at this sceney but always friendly stunner. Appropriately rustic wooden pillars and beams connect a warren of seating areas, from elevated platforms to banquettes to dim private corner nooks. A pick-your-own-protein adventure, the menu is organized by ingredients with a dedicated section for goat. Start with freshly baked ham bread accompanied by smoked Swiss cheese-butter seasoned with coarse mustard and olive tapenade. End with an almost pudding-like “all leches” cake enriched with strawberry-rhubarb sorbet. The kitchen may even send out mini portions of menu items for solo diners—a truly thoughtful touch.
2 years ago
Hard to get in, but once you do, the goat shoulder is amazing!