goosefoot

4.9
903 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Chris and Nina Nugent are chef/owners of this 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 12-course "surprise" tasting menu.

The menu price is $185 per person (20% service charge plus tax not included) plus $10 corkage fee per person. (If you purchase some wines from our goosefoot® food & wine store, the corkage fee will be waived).

The wine list is available at www.goosefootfoodandwine.net

Food Restrictions: Unfortunately for this elaborate 12 course "surprise" tasting menu WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 903 people are saying
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vipMarkP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant that once you visit, you’ll just want to keep coming back. The food is consistently superb, innovative, and meticulously crafted by Chef Chris Nugent. The presentation is a work of art, as is the entire ambiance, courtesy of co-owner Nina Nugent. This remains our favorite Chicago restaurant and never disappoints!
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RobertJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goosefoot is incredible. Incredible food with a wonderfully personal touch. The have great Covid measures as well with tables well spaced and plexiglass partitions between tables that are tastefully done and respect the decor of the space. Highly recommended

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vipMadelineW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely top 3 dining experiences in Chicago. Went here the last night before they closed indoor dining and they had done such a great job making the tables feel safe with plexiglass. The service and food was amazing and each course was so beautiful and delicious. Also love that they are BYOB ($10 corkage fee per bottle)!

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vipNorediaA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely deserving of their Michelin star. This place had superb service from start to finish. Food and service for their tasting menu is without compare for the price point and portion sizes. Every item was simply fresh and so delicious. We were blown away, and will definitely be back. Thanks for a night to remember.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant definitely lived up to expectations. We had intended to come here for years and decided my wife's birthday was a great opportunity. The service and ambiance, even with COVID precautions, were excellent and warm. Very artistic and creative presentation and incorporation of the theme of the menu. Woodstock was the theme, and even all the flowers they used were edible. There was a great balance of spices and the use of different proteins and textures to make the palate happy and challenged. Flavorful and colorful sauces were abounding to keep anyone on their toes. Overall it was a wonderful experience. One of the owners, Nina, was very welcoming to us, and given the chance we would definitely appreciate a return visit.

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KipsBay
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Getting there: CTA's Brown line Rockwell stop is a very short walk from the restaurant.
The room: A quiet room (no doubt aided by COVD-related spacing and plexiglas dividers between the tables) with a serene, homey vibe. Woodstock-themed music was a nice volume. Co-owner Nina is charming and engages with each table throughout the evening.
Food: A well-paced chef's tasting menu, with a couple rounds of soup-type opening acts, two meat courses, and then several rounds of dessert offerings progressing from savory to sweet (though we felt like there were too many dessert rounds for our palate). All of the courses were presented beautifully and cooked to perfection. A few of the courses were truly sublime (roasted corn soup, beef, cheese course). It's literally the best beef entree I've ever tasted. There were some misses, but nothing jarring. Some of the flavors promised by the menu just didn't come through or were out of balance (for instance, one of the foam toppings was flavorless, and meyer lemon dominated the lobster). Truffles made an appearance in 3 separate courses which felt a bit much. Pricing is what you'd expect for a special occasion meal at a restaurant of this caliber.
The Woodstock theme was a little puzzling? The menu blurb and initial greeting at our table made it seem important to the experience. In the end we couldn't discern any connection (but enjoyed the soundtrack).

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vipRandy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. Each course was executed perfectly and the presentation was incredible.

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Devin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about my experience, the food was phenomenal and the service was attentive and friendly - made you feel as if they knew you! Sincere appreciation for our time and experience with the team at Goosefoot!

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ToddH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent would recommend it highly.. It was superb.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Goosefoot offers fine-dining with excellent food and good service. We particularly appreciated their scrupulous attention to COVID prevention procedures, we felt very safe throughout the evening.

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folexcchef
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nina and Chris run a wonderful place. Excellent is all I can say. Nina's attention to Front of House detail is consistently friendly and professional. Chris from savory to sweet showcases his qualities as fantastic Chef and executor of Back of the House high standards. A place not to miss.

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KevinK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent, with delicious and interesting courses. Nina was an excellent host and made our anniversary feel special. We can't wait to go back.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and beautiful multi-course meal (9 plus palate cleansing juice between savory/sweet and a to-go Goosefoot chocolate bar) in an intimate space. BYOB with no corkage fee if some wine is purchased from their shop next door. Good variety of reasonably priced wines (near retail price at Binny's or similar) that compliment the truly exquisite dishes. Great value plus BYOB perk, highly recommend to anyone skeptical of the multi-course/tasting menu approach to fine dining.

COVID Precautions: Staff diligently wore surgical masks throughout entire meal service. All cutlery for the entire meal was labeled (for each course, e.g., lobster, custard, etc.) in a covered box and pre-set on the table with a similar setup for all wine glasses. Large Plexiglas dividers were tastefully installed between tables with fabric seals along furniture. Adjacent tables were kept empty except for brief period when our early seating (5:45pm) overlapped with later seating (7:45pm). We felt very safe without feeling burdened or distracted by the precautions.

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Lesly
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very comfortable dining at Goosefoot in the time of COVID-19. They were very clear on mask requirements, had plexiglass barriers between each table, and they kept every other table unoccupied during our visit. We were celebrating my fiance's birthday, and they made a point of acknowledging him and making it special. The food was delicious!! My favorites were the corn and crab soup and the dessert custard, although every course was just gorgeous and incredibly tasty. We left very full and satisfied!

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vipZVQC0811
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish it was an amazing experience! The food, the ambience, the owners and the service, impeccable! I highly recommend.

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vipChad
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've ever had (and this is our 5th Michelin starred restaurant of 2020)!

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badjuju
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my experience at goosefoot. It was intimate but very welcoming and the food was amazing. The owners are wonderful.

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Mara
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goosefoot was wonderful on every level. We enjoyed the food, ambiance, and outstanding service. And we left totally stuffed, we had to take our final dessert course home in a box! The Covid-based precautions were thorough and thoughtful - we felt totally safe, while not detracting from the experience of our meal in any way.

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AlyssaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole Goosefoot experience was amazing. From Nina calling ahead of time to confirm special occasion, our names and dietary needs, to the creative “Woodstock” theme and music playing the whole time, to the incredible food which we savored every bite of every course - everything far exceeded our expectations! They also took extra precautions including table dividers, all silverware on the table, distanced talking, masks, sanitizer - to make sure we felt comfortable dining out during the pandemic. We definitely will be coming back here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, its amazing. Best restaurant i have been to in Chicago! Food was as good or better than Alinea, without the obnoxious dinner theater! This is a true Chicago treasure!

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vipJBR19
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary experience as always. Felt totally safe, and the entire evening was memorable.

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vipMitchellC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for indoor dining during the pandemic. Barriers between tables, minimal contact with staff, feels safer than most outdoor dining. And the food is sublime!

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vipJamie
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is presented in a very artist manner with full attention to safety. There are plexiglass dividers between each table so you feel very comfortable. The chef is a master!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nina has to be one of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve ever met. The food was beyond outstanding and the service had a personal touch that I’ve never experienced anywhere else; they made you feel like family and not just customers. We went for my daughters graduation and not only did she get a personalized dessert, she also got a note from Chris and Nina congratulating her. I can’t say enough good things about the food. Each course was impeccable and the plating was beyond gorgeous. It’s not a surprise why they earned a Michelin star! We’re definitely going back.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night! Will be back again soon, as the food and presentation were excellent.

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RachelH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful, celebratory meal. Highly recommend!

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Kyle
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for an anniversary dinner and it was incredible! The food was delicious and the service was top notch.

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lindan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience, decor, and everything else was just perfect. I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to try Goosefoot. Will definitely be back for every special occasion!

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JimH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal of my life. Every aspect of the evening was incredible!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner to celebrate a special occasion. I would recommend this to anyone. Nonpretinious fine dining with an amazing atmosphere. Well deserving of their Michelin star

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Dwelch
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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ItsMe
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu!
Wonderful atmosphere and ambiance!
Really thoughtful and creative, dishes & plating!

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Charlie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good prices, especially for the wine. Soup was amazing.

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MJS71
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food - and very safe regarding Covid measures in place

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CorbinH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Goosefoot. Thank you Chris and Nina!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dinners I’ve ever had! Everything was absolutely delicious and each dish was a work of art. Fun Woodstock theme provided entertainment and a table topic. Dessert was gorgeous and we each got to take home a beautiful golden Goosefoot chocolate bar! BYOB fee was waived bcuz we also bought a bottle from their store- great retail prices, not restaurant prices. We’re definitely coming back here!

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vipDavid
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing experience all around. Best tasting menu I’ve had in Chicago. Ambience and food were inspiring, and each course was creative and delicious. The steps to adhere to COVID guidelines were also impressive with nice plexiglass separators between tables, extensive (yet not intrusive) signage, and touchless soap dispensers. Very nice to see a small family-owned business thriving.

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vipGreg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible meal in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment. Things are tough. Treat yourself to a bit of happiness and normalcy while supporting an outstanding couple.

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vipDanKChgo
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goosefoot is a truly unique and special fine dining experience. Nina and Chris Nugent run a perfectly smooth operation that caters to the most discerning pallets. If you are a foodie who enjoys fine dining at the highest level, Goosefoot is a must do.

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AudreyJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Nina paid close attention to all the details of a beautiful dining experience. Highly recommended!

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goosefoot is rated 4.9 stars by 903 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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