I came to Girl and the Goat early on a Wednesday (we are talking pre-6 pm early) and there was no availability, even at the bar. I was a little put off but decided to return the next night even earlier because I was heading out of town. I showed up at 4:20 and there was a line outside the door. At this point I was about to bag the place just on principal but decided to wait (apparently they open for dinner at 4:30 pm). This time I had no trouble snagging a bar seat and was greeted with friendly service. The bartender recommended the cauliflower dish and the halibut. The cauliflower was great but the halibut was one of the best things I have ever tasted. There is only one other meal I distinctly remember being so good and that was in Paris. To top it off the bartender, without me asking, wrote up a list of his favorite places in Chicago after I mentioned I wanted to bring my husband back for a visit. For such a hyped up spot I found the prices to be reasonable and the service friendly. Apparently it's a very popular spot so make a reservation in advance or show up for an early dinner!