Girl & The Goat

On the quest to conquer iconic Chicago restaurants that I've never been to the one I thought would be the most difficult would be Girl & The Goat. I had always heard how since it opened in 2010 it's always super difficult to get a reservation. When Mom, Bethany and I finally came up with a date for our ladies night out I definitely stalked the online reservation maker and was able to score us a 4:30 pm reservation on our date! It must be said that I made the August reservation in June.

We had all summer to get excited about our dinner out and we definitely were super excited! It seemed like all of a sudden it was the end of August and I was on the train downtown for our ladies dinner.

After a leisurely walk from Union Station to the West Loop and a bit of a mix up with our directions we were finally there! The menu at Girl & The Goat is set up to be smaller plates shared among the table, this was perfect for us since we wanted to share everything!

First up we ordered some of the house baked bread. Bethany and I had done our research and everyone always talked about how you had to order one of the breads, it didn't matter which but you need to order it. We decided on the Johnny Applecheese bread, accompanied by a chili cheese butter and malt oil. OH my gosh it was so good. The bread was warm and toasty so the cheese butter just melted into it. It was divine.

Next up we decided that the squash blossom crab rangoon was a must have. We were definitely happy we did. The filling was smooth and rich while the crunch of the blossom and toppings made the whole thing perfect.

When you visit Girl & The Goat you really do have to have goat. It's kinda their thing. Since none of us had ever had goat before we went with what we thought would be goat with training wheels, the goat empanadas. Mom and I thought the strawberries were a bit odd with them but the flavors together were all really good.  

As far as sides go we went with the wood grilled broccoli and the chickpea fritters. Not gonna lie these were not our favorite dishes of the evening. For me the broccoli pieces that were too charred were too much for me. I'm not a fan of anything too charred. Fritters were alright as well. We enjoyed the meat and seafood dished much more.  

The kalbi beef ribs and the pan roasted halibut rounded out our evening meal. The ribs were insane. I think that was the best dish of the evening. They literally melted in your mouth they were so incredibly tender. I would go back for those every week. Halibut was perfectly cooked and I really enjoyed the sauces with it.

Overall the meal was delicious and we had a wonderful ladies night out! Now to try Stephanie Izard's other goat inspired restaurants!

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