goosefoot

4.9
743 reviews
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Chris and Nina Nugent are chef/owners of this 30-seat Fine Dining BYOB* restaurant located in Lincoln Square. goosefoot® features a subtle palette of grays with touches of gold and black. The cuisine is an artful blend of French technique with modern vision created from small artisan farm products. Chef Nugent’s talent for precision, refinement and visual artistry in the form of an elaborate multi-course tasting menu.

The menu price is $145 no corkage fee, tax and tip not included. Please allow 3 hours for your dining experience.

*goosefoot® food & wine just next door offers a wonderful selection of wine at an excellent price point for your dining experience. Nina conveniently emails you the wine list; simply reply and she will have it chilled and ready for you at the restaurant. No need to run around town! Our wine selection is chosen to pair well with the current menu and the wines are priced appropriately!


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Las Vegas
184 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a dining experience. Perhaps the best food I have had anywhere. Perfectly seasoned. Beautifully presented. Artistically conceived. Menu was a journey of superb food and the suggested wines paired nicely. This was really, really great. The only note would be that the space is not on par with the dining experience, it is sort of blah, but tastefully decorated. Be prepared to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, start to finish. Delicious, interesting, and not over-salted (which seems to be a problem even for many fine dining restaurants). The tasting menu was thoughtful and artfully presented. And the service was perfect. Nina and Chris deliver an eating experience, not just a meal. If we had one complaint - and it’s a nit picky one - it would be that the courses could have been just a bit smaller, especially the soup. By the time we got to the pasta we were getting full and felt like we couldn’t finish everything. It was a shame to leave a few of those tantalizing tortellini on the plate. In any event, we’d go back in a heartbeat!

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WL
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent as always. There were 6 of us and we were in the separate room - conversation was easy, service was well paced, and everyone really enjoyed the food and the evening. We look forward to our next visit.

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w
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in until we walked out, it was a delightful feast for the senses. First off, it is BYOB so don’t forget that. We did not see a wine store next door so that may be closed. Ask prior to arriving as to whether that option many spoke of is even available. We enjoyed a bottle of Champagne which complimented the dinner selections.. Our experience was unlike any we have ever had. Each and every course was delicious! The flavors were a symphony of taste sensations. If you simply give up your control to the chef’s whims without a preconceived idea of your food, you will have an amazing culinary experience. When we were there, the theme was Woodstock with an artistic type of altar in the middle of the dining room with a two sided video of the Woodstock rock concert. It was like being in a museum. The music was part Woodstock and part Jazz played at a volume conducive for conversation. Seating was generous and comfortable and you should plan to be there quite a while as the food comes out in a leisurely fashion. This was great as it was an anniversary for us and gave us time to savor the food, yet have ample time for conversing. They encourage photos of the food. Each course is a work of art. When we had our final course which was a large bar of Goosefoot chocolate, we were presented with 2 origami dragons in honor of Game of Thrones. While some portions may seem small to some, you will not leave hungry. There is a plan so just go with it. The food is exquisite and designed to gradually leave your appetite satiated. Definitely going back!

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JG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an exceptional sensory experience. Chris and Nina were channeling Woodstock and it was excellently done. We cannot wait for their encore on our next visit.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Excellent food and impeccable service - extremely attentive. Actually a great value for the food and experience when compared to other prix fixe restaurants. And no corkage fee!!

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E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Pre Fixe menu. Intimate venue and BYOB. One of the most unique dining experiences in the city.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A labor of love by a husband and wife team. Thank you for the experience!

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, curated dining experience with great, beautifully presented food and excellent service.

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r
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience each course was delightful and Nina was the perfect hostess

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EM
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Every aspect was on point. I loved the chocolate gift to eat the next day. Can’t wait for our next special occasion to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. All around fantastic food, service and ambiance.

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JS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Extraordinary, remarkable, memorable! One of the best prix fixe dinners we have EVER had...and We have had our share of good ones but Goosefoot was great! It’s one of those meals that is as artful as it is tasteful. The thought and imagination the Nugent’s put into each course is amazing! Wonderful wonderful evening! Highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My close friend from high school came in from Australia for a visit and really desired a fine dining experience. I was able to book Alinea on such notice and found Goosefoot instead. It was wonderful! We savored every course with all of our senses. Neither one of us were disappointed in missing out at Alinea because Goosefoot did not disappoint and was half the price of the ticket we would have paid.

I cannot even choose my favorite dish, but I LOVED the chocolate bar to take home! It was like extending the amazing experience we had had in the restaurant. Thank you to the chef and staff for making our night one that will always be remembered.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goosefoot did not disappoint. We celebrated a 60th birthday and it was absolutely perfect. Thanks for making our dinner so special. We will definitely be back!!!

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C
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true dining experience. You feel like
you are dining in their home. BYOB offsets the price tag. Well worth it!!

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, hospitality and atmosphere. Small dinner room without being packed.
Love the creative dishes, mainly the Goosefoot one!

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H
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, can’t really find a flaw!!

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VM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience! Food was amazing, service attentive and environment conducive to conversation. Nina made our family feel special and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was seated right away when I arrived despite being early. The wine we had ordered from next door was ready for us, and the service was delightful. Nina and her staff were attentive but not overbearing; there description of the food was entertaining. Highly recommended!

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MP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing taste and combinations. Excellent service and food art.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy, small restaurant. It was like eating at someone's home. The food was delicious and great service. We enjoyed the music very much. Lovely experience, thank you!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The had a great experience, the food was amazing and the service outstanding. The Woodstock theme was a nice touch, we loved the music playlist. Thank you Nina, Chris & Natalia for a wonderful night. We will be back!

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited Goosefoot for the second time, this time for my wife’s birthday, and we were pleased with every aspect. We were greeted at the door by Nina (one of the owners and wife of the Chris, the chef), seated and began a journey of 8 courses while sipping on a fine red that we had brought ourselves (it’s BYO). All courses are simply to die for... We began with the tastiest scallop/lobster/coconut milk dish that is easily the best we’ve ever had, and proceeded to then be blown away by each and every dish that followed. The crab/potato soup with sunflower froth was hearty and amazing, followed by Nina’s special pasta, complete with black truffle and pecorino in an amazing broth. (We were now feeling like we were close to capacity, which tells you how generous the dishes are...). We then closed out with the 4 more modest dishes that followed before concluding with our coffee. If you have the chance to experience this meal, while enjoying the service/attention of Nina and her small staff, don’t pass it up. We look forward to our return visit soon, as they will launch their new menu in April/May.

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Absolutely not worth the cost.

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NN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Goosefoot is aging well. Their menu continues to bring outstanding presentations balanced with harmonious flavors and sumptuousness. Service if welcoming and friendly. Still one of the best values for tasting menus in Chicago - and the BYOB adds to that. A true gem for Chicago dining.

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AV
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris and Nina take you to fantasyland! Wonderful experience! Joana from Uber have us the hint!! Luck we are!!!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and atmosphere were delightful. I would only ask that the servers speak clearly and slowly when describing the marvelous presentations.

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JG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. Nina and staff could not have been nicer. The food and ambience were fabulous. A Special place to celebrate a Special occasion! Thank you

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time, the food was delicious, great service and we love the Woodstock music theme. We purchased the wines from their wine store. The wines were great, we chose three 1/2 bottles and they paired perfectly with the menu. Highly recommend it, we will be back!

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NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING MEAL! Highly recommended for all!!

-Nishant

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!!! We felt special tonight. Exceptional service and ambience,

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goosefoot was an experience I will forever remember. They made our anniversary so special. Nina is so charming and made you feel like a long time friend. And the food - unreal. I can’t say enough about our time at goosefoot!

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n
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to goosefoot on March 1 and could not have been more delighted or surprised! The restaurant is very small and co-owner Nina personally greeted and waited on us - she even remembered my name when she came over to our table! Small details like this are so impressive.

The important part: the food. The food was EXCEPTIONAL! It was a perfect mix of innovative, comforting and filling. We loved the mushroom soup, which reminded us of an improved upon and different version of a French onion soup. It had a hearty and complex broth topped with a delicate foam. Another highlight was what felt like an upscale take on mac n' cheese, made with soft tortellini, in a warm and luscious cheese sauce/soup. It was topped with Parmesan and thinly shaved truffle. This was the best part as the truffle and Parmesan melted together onto the pasta.

All of it was balanced so well, and even among some of the top restaurants in Chicago, goosefoot stands out. It's the type of place that Chicagoans are lucky to be able to make a reservation and go to - in New York this place would be impossible to visit without a reservation 3 months in advance.

One thing to remember - you are at goosefoot for an experience and not just food. Dinner will probably take you a couple of hours - sit back and enjoy it.

Thank you, Nina and Chris for an amazing meal!

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Goosefoot was a great experience for my girlfriend and I. The service was excellent, the food was good and the ambiance was first rate. We decided we will dine there every Valentines Day.

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DT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service stellar and the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing.

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

For another 100 dollars I would recommend them to Alinea. I was impressed with the first dish but once I got to the deserts I couldn't believe they would serve these dishes at a place like this.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Just incredible.

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MT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful. The food and service was a perfect and delicate pairing of excellence.

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Z
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! If you haven’t tried Goosefoot you’re really missing out. They are not only super talented and creative but filled with kindness. A++++++

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