Before tonight, I had tried a shrimp sandwich from the Little Goat in the French Market, bread from Stephanie Izard's Little Goat, and brunch at Little Goat Diner. I finally made it up to the one of the top Chicago food destinations for dinner -- Girl & The Goat. I tried to make reservations online, but the next available was for a spot more than a month away; I tried calling, but only unconventional times were available. My buddy Flo and I decided we'd be open to sit in the bar or patio (which they reserve for walk-ins) and headed over after work. We were actually seated at a table right away -- side by side at a huge banquet table shared with others. The couple across from us offered their bread to us, but we politely declined. I've been to a bunch of places with communal dining, but this was by far the most awkward seating situation I've come across.