goosefoot

4.9
762 reviews
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Contemporary American
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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Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful way to spend an anniversary dinner. From the minute we entered the restaurant and were greeted with a warm smile, to the last bite of desert, everything was not only delicious, but also presented beautifully. Service was impeccable. The fact that this is a BYOB restaurant is also a big plus as we were able to enjoy the wines we like at our pace. They do not pour the wine for you, I liked that a lot. Will absolutely be back.

d
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an extraordinary experience with amazing food in a menu designed and executed by Chris and Nina, Natalie completed the team and made my mom's birthday a memorable day.

B
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and always a special evening. Presentation always exceptional. Very reasonable wine list and also BYO so best of all worlds. We try o go every few months as the menu seasonally rotates.

c
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to goosefoot for our anniversary. Wonderful service, explained each of the 7 course prix-fixe menu succinctly but didn't hover over us. Not pretentious, as many other restaurants of similar quality. Presentation very creative, food spectacular. It is expensive but you get excellent, inventive food. As it is BYOB, that helps keep the cost reasonable. My only suggestion is to include sparkling water and espresso in the cost of the dinner, seemed a little silly to have to pay extra. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

W
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!

Our group of 5 loved everything about our dining experience! It is not a meal but a dining experience! From the moment we booked our reservation until we walked out the door everyone was amazing. We will be back!

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Favorite restaurant ever! Will always go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. So personal and exquisite

t
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, friendly personable service. A special place without any airs about it.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb, the ambiance was perfect. The chef owner was very personable. Will be a faithful diner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service.

J
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service was Impeccable. A great restaurant for celebrating (perhaps too expensive for everyday dining. We loved it.

j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a spectacular experience! My son's birthday celebration could not have been more perfect.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and Dinner Experience

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! A very special experience. Service was terrific. Loved hearing all the details of how everything was prepared and what the thought process was. Restaurant is expensive but worth it. We paired the wine with the food and it was special

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, personal attention, delicious food and lovely place

TW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband there for his birthday Saturday evening and the entire experience was very lovely. The food was inventive but not too out-of-the box, it tasted delicious and presentation was lovely. Service was wonderful too. We especially appreciated the take-away dessert the next evening. Definitely choose from the wine list at the liquor store they offer. I chose from that and the wines were at the restaurant ready for us on time and the pairings were great! I would recommend this restaurant for romantic dates and celebrations.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Hope we get a chance to dine here again.

D
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend. Ambiance, food, service, food.... everything was outstanding and made for a very special evening.

AT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you want five star dining and service and have a special occasion to celebrate this is the place to be. Every morsel of food is exquisite and the space is so intimate. Must see place

OT
London
188 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
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.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
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!

WL
Chicago
113 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.

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!

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.

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!!

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.

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!

MD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

EM
London
7 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.

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

Fantastic. All around fantastic food, service and ambiance.

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!

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.

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!!!

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!!

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!

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

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

VM
New York Area
14 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!

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!

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

Amazing taste and combinations. Excellent service and food art.

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