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Girl & the Goat L.A., Los Angeles, CA
Award-winning

Girl & the Goat L.A.

4.7
4.7
3595 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef Stephanie Izard and her team are thrilled to join LA’s vibrant restaurant community and continue our tradition of serving tasty, bold-flavored foods in a fun and lively family-style setting. A few favorites, like goat empanadas and sautéed green beans, will be back on the menu. Stephanie and her team have also crafted new dishes inspired by California produce and local flavors, like carrot-tahini dip with tahini tofu, and curried goat with radishes, pickled vegetables, and masa chips. To enhance the experience we offer a selection of wines from around the world with a focus on small producers, a rotating list of craft beers, and a list of fun cocktails created by our bartenders.

Located in the Arts District at 555 Mateo, Girl & the Goat offers dinner service Monday through Sunday, plus brunch Sunday. Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads and adventurers!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 98 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 17:00–21:30 Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 10:00–14:00
  • Phone number
    (213) 799-4628
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Stephanie Izard
  • Private party facilities
    With varied indoor and outdoor spaces and a colorful, seasonal menu, Girl & The Goat is the ideal backdrop for your event. Work directly with our events team to decide your menu, seating and details — and our creative culinary team, led by Stephanie Izard, will take care of the rest.
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (213) 799-4628
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Mateo St. and Palmetto St.
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available. Valet is located on Palmetto St.
  • Public Transit
    40 Beverly Blvd Bus at 4th/Merrick
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,595 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Contemporary American

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambience

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

3,595 Reviews
  1. Laura

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A few uppity, but friendly and polite staff. Hard to hear each other at times while ordering. Rich yummy food. Too much mayonnaise or similar in the green beans. Fabulous bread w spread. Tasty beverages. Desserts need to be as unique as the meals.

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  2. Katherine

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. The food is perfection.

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  3. budinski

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ate had some great flavor combinations that are well thought out and worked. The curried goat the scallops,and the chicken were stand out dishes I could eat again and again

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  4. Mia3M

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful and delicious dinner. Our servers were knowledgeable, courteous, and attentive. We had such a lovely Friday evening.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were on a Date night with some very good friends And our dinner was the Absolute best experience our waitress was TOP notch very friendly and Her service was something out of the Rule book on how to be the very best at ur Job. And the food was a different Level I can honestly say by far one of the best places I have been too everything was delicious

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  6. Michael

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating at Girl and the Goat has become an annual birthday tradition (with some other visits sprinkled in throughout the year). The food here is just incredible. It's so far and away better than so many other restaurants in the same tier. Great service, fantastic ambiance, and excellent food.

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  7. amyjoy2001

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Cocktails all looked great and we were very happy with what we got — “Spa Day” was light and refreshing. Good wine & beer selection. We ordered the naan and dips, which were so good and way beyond what we expected, shrimp & crispy greens salad (excellent), green beans, broccoli, butter-steamed halibut, goat curry, and crabby bbq pork belly. The entrees were really standouts. There was a goat neck special I wish we’d tried because it looked amazing. This is a new fave restaurant.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for dinner with a friend. From beginning to end, this was a lovely experience. Just good vibes. All the staff were kind and attentive, especially our server. Dave provided excellent recommendations (knowledgeable about the menu), checked-in often, followed through expeditiously, and had a perfect smile! The food was portioned well and delicious. Shoutout to the chefs! All the dishes I ordered were layered with flavors and textures highly pleasing to the palette. What did I get? Shrimp salad, green beans, goat neck, butter bass, and sesame cookies and cream. I’ll definitely be dining here again.😎

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  9. MelissaW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Although we had a reservation, we waited 30 minutes to be seated and another 15 minutes for a waiter to come by to give us water

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  10. DateNightCouple

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and friendly and very accommodating staff from servers, busers, and management. We felt very well cared for and listened to. Highly recommended and will be back.

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  11. VincentD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, pretty good cocktails and attentive service.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to celebrate and it was amazing. The service was amazing and the food was just mouthwatering!! Absolutely everything was delicious

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service…Small portions but good food and great service

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing flavor combinations and food quality, but definitely Arts District prices ($$$$).

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  15. Angemir

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every. Single. Dish. So amazing. Dined out with hubby and kids. We only had one night and we teetered many times on where to go because LA has so many great culinary gems. We decided based on reviewing menus and reviews. We are foodies. Husband is a chef and I am in event planning. Both of us around food all the time so we are particular and stingy in giving the big thumbs up. Girl and the Goat did not disappoint. Try it all .

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  16. Siraphyn

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is sooooo amazing! Every time I'm in LA, I'm going here. Very creative menu, great for date night or groups. The food is fantastic!! Highly recommend the Sea Bass and the Pork Knuckle!

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  17. Katie

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Girl & the Goat. The food is delicious—especially the pork shank—the service is great, and the vibes are immaculate. A lovely place!

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  18. jenp

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the amazing ambience and flavors. We took foodies and college students who also loved every bite. Would love to see one vegan protein on the menu but other than that perfect.

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  19. Judilyn

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Was very excited to try this place. We went for brunch on Easter. The menu is very interesting with lots of mixed flavors .. hard to know what we were ordering. All the food was good, but not exceptional... plates came out one at a time(they encourage sharing and sampling, but definitely prefer for food to arrive all together so we can all eat together. Literally two people were done before the other two of us ate. The service was fine.. just not super friendly... maybe we asked too many questions and she got tired of us🤷‍♀️- not cool if that was the case! The portions were adequate but not generous and the chilaquiles for $34 was delicious but not worth the money! Cocktails are also pricey! I would go back to give it another try because the location and ambience of the place is very cool! Maybe they were just overwhelmed that day....

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  20. scottp

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unique pairing of flavors, prices, textures that absolutely hit the mark, amazing!!! Just need to change the name of the Ooey, gooey cinnamon roll, no ooey, no gooey, but not bad tasting.

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  21. Jackson

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was prompt and good, but the food was just OK at best. We ordered the chilaquiles but requested egg whites instead of the sunny side up egg and were told no. The chef would not allow any changes. We ordered a side of egg whites, then removed the sunny side up egg but sadly most of the sauce and toppings were on the egg so the dish was dry and not good. I had the crabby French toast and it was just OK but I would not order it again, it feels like the chef is trying too hard to be different and it did not work on either menu item. It was just disappointing and we will not be back.

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  22. CourtneyS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal at the Girl and the Goat was fantastic- everything we ordered had an excellent flavor profile that was balanced and delicious. I would return in a heartbeat

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  23. Mark

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good. Nothing except the dessert was exceptional. The savory items were all kind of in the same ballpark, flavor-wise. I think they even use the same sauce for the shrimp salad and poke. The star of the show for me was the strawberry shortcake dessert. I probably won't go back but if I did it would be just to have that again.

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  24. Matty

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation, showed up on time, and upon arrival were treated like we did something wrong. Literally made us feel like they had to accommodate us even though we planned ahead , confirmed the reservation twice , and arrived on time. The food was absolutely amazing but the way we were treated by the hostess and wait staff was embarrassing. I guess we're not pretty LA people but it completely ruined what could have been an amazing experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single dish was unique and amazing, beautiful ambiance, and outstanding service. An excellent experience overall worth every penny!

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  26. Cynerama

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and our server was so helpful, guiding us to our perfect menu choices. Even down to which dishes were plentiful enough in half portion vs full. Everything was savory and delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. If I lived DTLA I’d be there all the time!

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  27. AmyD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The different flavors incorporated in the dishes were truly wonderful!

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  28. PJGar

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had heard a lot about this restaurant and waited weeks to be able to get a reservation at a convenient time. It took us 1 hour to drive in rush hour traffic. Our reservation was for 5:15pm. The restaurant website and posted hours said it opened at 5:00pm . We arrived at 5pm. First people in the door and we were seated right away. However it took 10 minutes to get our server - who told us she was not our server because the our server was on break. She was beautiful and friendly. Then she confirmed that I had allergies, and proceeded to ask me what they were. She then said she would talk to the chef. Another 15 minutes passed by before she returned to ask for our food order…..which the restaurant only takes it once ( no ordering appetizers and cocktails and have time to think about main courses). So 40 minutes after seating we were able to get the first dish “to share.” We returned the glass of sparkling wine because it was flat and the margarita cocktail because it was weird-tasting (no margarita at all). The saving grace was the food. All of it was delicious: The Shrimp and Noodles, The Vegan Naan bread and spreads, the Shortrib, the Goat Belly, and the Goat Curry. I will travel around the world for that Goat Curry! Delicious. For desert, The Mango and Rice was incredible!!! So, The Girl & The Goat is worth visiting for the food, but perhaps on the weekend, when there’s less traffic and you have more time to sit and wait….. oh and take your own champagne!

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  29. Thomas

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend for dinner with good friends or casual business dinner. Amazing ambiance and delicious food. Service was top notch - super friendly and helpful. Drinks were great and loved the desserts...highly recommend the Strawberry Miso Shortcake.

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  30. LynnH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fav place ever!!! Best food and service!!!! Girl and the Goat for the win!🥇

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceed expectations, every time! I love how often their menu changes.

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  32. MichaelG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended for many reasons. Niles was a great server. Listen to his recommendations. We loved everything he recommended.

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  33. CarlosC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here with my wife a few times and it has never disappoint us!!

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  34. Miguelb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing

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  35. EddieA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an 8pm reservation and didnt get seated till 835…. It was a bit annoying but our server completely made up for it even though it was not his doing. It’s all about the level of service and acknowledging the wait time… he was a rock star

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  36. stayinganonymous

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Outside space is not recommended. On colder days there isn’t enough heaters to keep diners comfortable and they have no blankets for you. I found service very spotty. Otherwise food was really good so recommend inside seating.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointing Experience Despite Promising Location: A Review of Girl & the Goat Before I write the review, make note you are charge a just because fee on top of the service, tax and tip. I believe 4% (it may be higher, double check) Nestled in the vibrant arts district of LA, Gir & the Goat offers a promising setting for a celebratory gathering. However, our recent visit for a friend's birthday left us feeling underwhelmed. Upon arrival, we entrusted the waitress to guide our culinary journey, resulting in an overwhelming array of dishes. While the concept of small plates was appealing, the execution fell short. Each dish seemed to suffer from an excess of seasonings and spices, lacking harmony and balance. Despite the intimate ambiance, our dining experience was hindered by slow service and inconsistent timing. Plates arrived haphazardly, disrupting the flow of the meal and leaving us feeling disjointed. Unfortunately, our interactions with the waitress only added to our disappointment. Her lack of attentiveness and seemingly disorganized approach detracted from the overall experience. While Girl & the Goat may boast a multitude of glowing reviews, our personal encounter did not align with the hype. Despite its prime location and trendy atmosphere, the mediocre quality of the food failed to justify the steep prices. In conclusion, while Girl & the Goat may have its merits, our visit left much to be desired. For those seeking a memorable dining experience in LA's arts district, we suggest exploring other options that offer a more cohesive culinary experience.

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  38. Daniel

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really really good food, fantastic service. Get the goat curry, goat liver, and sesame ice cream. Mushrooms were overpriced

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  39. MistyG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night place to go and also to hang out with friends. Delicious food and great cocktails We will be back

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  40. Georgia

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Too much going on with most dishes, might be my issue but prefer more simplified preparation. Also, we had a 7:30 reservation and they were sold out of 2 entrees and it was already a fairly succinct menu. Have had much better meals with prior visits.

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Girl & the Goat L.A. is rated 4.7 stars by 3595 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 98 times today
Google Map for Girl & the Goat L.A.

555 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Mateo St. and Palmetto St.
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 17:00–21:30 Wed–Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 10:00–14:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available. Valet is located on Palmetto St.
  • Public Transit
    40 Beverly Blvd Bus at 4th/Merrick
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Stephanie Izard
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (213) 799-4628
  • Private party facilities
    With varied indoor and outdoor spaces and a colorful, seasonal menu, Girl & The Goat is the ideal backdrop for your event. Work directly with our events team to decide your menu, seating and details — and our creative culinary team, led by Stephanie Izard, will take care of the rest.
  • Private party contact
    our Event Sales Manager: (213) 799-4628
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