goosefoot

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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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AL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are frequent diners and love the flavorful and creative art on a place meals , cozy atmosphere resembling a party in someone’s living room. The food as usual was excellent! Plus very conversation friendly. Nina and Chris are lovely.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BYOB is an added bonus

MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining as theater: a choreographed food performance with twists, surprises, and sensory delights. The food and experience was well conceived and executed from beginning to end. We loved it!

B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A favorite for a special meal or when you just want to treat yourself to a special experience.

PC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were treated as if we were family, Nina and Chris does an outstanding job they should have a Michelin three star rating. We will return.

BR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Phenomenal food!!

JO
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I spent our 20 year wedding Anniversary at Goosefoot! The food and service was amazing! Nina and Chris have a fabulous restaurant! We look forward to returning!!

k
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and presentation, tasteful but not stuffy, imaginative combination of flavors. Highly recommend

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Each dish was a work of art. Everything was delicious. Had a great meal for our 25th anniversary.

MS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved this dining experience with my family and celebrating two special occasions for two of our sons. Spectacular dinner option, too, because one can bring her own special wines (it’s a BYOB with additional stress-free options!). The extremely reasonably priced option of pre ordering delicious wines from Goosefoot to pair with the multi-course menu is not to be missed! We did both! Nina perfected our evening with the warm and thoughtful conversation as she attentively cared after our visit. The artistic display and culinary delight created by Chris left us talking about our outstanding dinner for these four days following our special dinner. What a dynamic duo and terrific waitstaff. We cannot wait to return!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chris and Nina do a fantastic job. We'll definitely be coming back.

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had!

A
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on 10 August 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 10 August 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
73 reviews
Dined on 9 August 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 8 August 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 7 August 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 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING! Favorite restaurant ever! Will always go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. So personal and exquisite

t
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 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 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food with great service.

J
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on 26 July 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 13 July 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 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday and Dinner Experience

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 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 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, personal attention, delicious food and lovely place

TW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 June 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 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

D
1 review
Dined on 21 June 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 19 June 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
191 reviews
Dined on 13 June 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 13 June 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 8 June 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 16 May 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 15 May 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 11 May 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 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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