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goosefoot

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864 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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 multi-course tasting menu.

The menu price is $145 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.goosefoot.net/byob.

Food Restrictions: We can accommodate no shellfish, pescatarian, allergy to nuts.
We CANNOT accommodate vegetarian, low dairy, no dairy, gluten diets. In regards to gluten free, you may eat around the gluten items.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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VickiZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Goosefoot was amazing. Each course was beyond delicious. The presentation and service were extraordinary. They definitely deserve their Michelin star ... and hopefully they get a couple more soon. It is one of the best meals we've had anywhere in the world.

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Donald
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Every course was really great. Chris is an incredible chef and Nina had such a personality when serving us. We really enjoyed our time there. Thank you!

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vipBaldegl
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first real inside restaurant trip since Covid hit. The preparations and adaptions of the restaurant to adjust to Covid were exceptional. The multi-course dinner is not inexpensive but the food and service make it a good value. BYO wines with a nominal corkage adds to the value equation.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, friendly vibe, excellent food. Definitely visit again!!

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ElyseS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, fun and delicious meal, and excellent covid-19 safety precautions put into place.

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vipdavidR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite night out at one of the most exceptional restaurants in the City of Chicago. Nina and Chris take care of you as if you are having dinner in their own home. I cannot wait to go back and I would advise anyone wanting a special night out to try and make reservations at this wonderful gem of an establishment.

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tdiv
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous dining experience. Gotta be one of the top three in Chicago. Yes it's a high price, but it's twice the price of your typical fancy river north dinner and about 100 times the quality. They get just about everything right. Go for your anniversary or birthday and you won't regret it. Would be nice if they served liquor, but their wine selection is nice and BYOB will get you through.

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JimB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular restaurant, Chris and Nina are so warm, almost like you are at their house. Tremendous food, my favorite restaurant over all for high quality dining

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vipdavidf
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at this restaurant is amazing from start to finish.

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vipcookie1950
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful 70th birthday dinner. The owners did a great job of providing a safe environment. Tasteful partitions between tables, floor lights indicating hand sanitizer, temperature check upon arrival, etc. The food was creative and delicious. Nina was so caring, considerate and warm. We purchased 2 bottles of wine from their selection that were reasonably priced and good quality. Will be returning.
Thank you for making my birthday dinner so exceptional and making me forgot about the pandemic.

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KuanHungLin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuine European continental style of foods, light and sweat white wine, and cozy environment. Definitely more than worthy to visit.

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Kevin
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience we need to support this place - it is a true culinary gem Chicago don’t mess this up

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bookem
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

small and very personal. one man kitchen operation. byob makes a much more accessible fine dining option.

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eatitallup
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the most amazing foot I have ever eaten. The host is friendly and down to earth. It is not a pretentious foodie place. It is a foodie heaven.

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vipstevep
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing tasting menu. Perfect flavors and presentation. We will be back soon. Thanks again!

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AmandaT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? Nina and Chris have impressed us beyond measure AGAIN! This was our first time dining inside with new COVID guidelines. Goosefoot has to be the safest, cleanest fine-dining option out there. From taking temps as we entered, to plexiglass partitions and hand sanitizing stations throughout, we felt safe and well-cared for in the space. And then, of course, the food and presentation were, as always, an A+! This was the first time bringing our two teen boys and they couldn't say enough about how "cool" everything was. And Nina went out of her way to make them feel comfortable and at home. Thank you, Nina and Chris, for another amazing celebratory meal at your gem of a restaurant! We will return again soon!

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Nandita
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing food experience. Each course was so beautiful to look at and tasted just as great! They had our wines chilled and waiting for us and were very helpful in pairing them with each course. Service was great as well. We never felt hurried between courses and had the chance to truly enjoy them. Make sure you plan for about 3-3.5 hours for this food experience!

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kranston
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think Goosefoot is the best single Michelin star dining location in Chicago.

Food - I've visited twice over the years, both times the food has been consistently delicious. The food is rooted in classic technique - Like you would hope a restaurant would be at this level. Dishes continually hit the mark with well made emulsions, sauces, purées, soups, and more. All of which were properly seasoned and balanced. Goosefoot's motif in the savory courses is loud and clear with flowers and fluid gels a plenty. In the later dishes, Goosefoot's inventiveness shines. Each time I have dined the cheese & dessert courses have offered surprising and delightful flavor pairings, unique plating, and excellent cookery. The food is a delicious blend of classic technique and modern vision reflecting the owners Chris & Nina.

Service - I think the secret weapon for Goosefoot is it's service. Reserving a spot at Goosefoot is followed by a call from the co-owner, front of house, & wife of the chef, Nina. When you arrive at the restaurant, you are warmly reacquainted and seated by Nina. The experience is the antithesis of some Michelin star dining experiences. Goosefoot is intimate, grounded, human. The restaurant sits around 20 and has 3 total staff. The event feels like you have been invited over a friend's home for a special dinner and Nina shines as the friendly host.

Goosefoot provides a unique offering in the vast Chicago fine dining scene. Delicious food in an intimate warm environment. At Goosefoot there is no barrier between the owners' vision and your experience.

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paulb
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a long and sad Covid19 shut down, Chris and Nina reopened with their usual strength, skill, kindness and dedication to providing a safe environment for their guests. As always the food and service were beyond excellent. The cleanliness of Goosefoot has always been unsurpassed. Their new safety measures in all likelihood make Goosefoot the safest restaurant in Chicago. The only thing we missed was being able to see Chris, Nina and Natalie's smile. We salute them with 5 stars and a virtual hug.

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vipWineLover
London
125 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very personable service and the ability to bring your own wines makes this a wonderful place to celebrate or to get together with friends for an enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience was all outstanding!

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TimR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was top notch. It felt a little bit stuffy to my wife and I, but I would still recommend it as a high quality Michelin-starred restaurant. Plus, the BYOB policy and the affordable wine options from their attached liquor store made it easy to find the perfect wine for the evening.

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vipKimberlyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goosefoot was AMAZING!

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vipJimLocal
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic! Amazing flavors. Very unlike anything else. Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service. It is a long dinner but worth it.

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vipmatthewshanley
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

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vipKavyaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love Goosefoot!

I’ve been there 3 times and will continue to keep on going. Chef Chris and Nina are amazing. Their food creations and how they curate the food is spectacular.

Definitely worth the visit and experience.

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KyleT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners do a great job of making it feel home-y. Not a corporate owned restaurant. Very well done!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at goosefoot!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. The food is always excellent. Nina and Chris are simply amazing.

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vipJimS
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal that is always a distinct visual treat. This time the meal was timed with a soundtrack with music from Woodstock. It was wonderful total experience. Exceptional as always.

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vipSmiley
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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angzngfriend
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent-vibe, service, food and music theme!

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JulietteS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular experience. Food was delicious and an outstanding service. We will definitely be back.

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vipDLCM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Goosefoot. The food and service were spectacular! It was a very easy, non-pretentious experience (unlike many other prix fixe venues). There was plenty of space between the tables and the pace of the courses was perfect … not too fast, not too slow. We will definitely go back.

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ReRi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and great service. Highly recommend!

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vipDarbyD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary in all respects! Menu and service were outstanding; accommodated a pescatarian on very short notice. The food looked and tasted exquisite. Portions were generous, given that the restaurant serves a tasting menu. The music and decorations were lovely. A very special place. I've already made my next "special occasion" reservation. I rate this as an overall better experience in terms of food and atmosphere than Next or Alinea. This is a BYOB restaurant, which suited my group fine.

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NMAN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. Fantastic food and service, highly recommend.

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vipStevenE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience. Goosefoot is one of most unique and outstanding dining destinations, especially for Chicago (and any other great food city in the US). Chris is spectacular as a chef/owner. His attention to detail, passion and skill is amazing. Nina, as owner/front of house, is warm, gracious, and extremely personable. The pace of the dining experience is slow and that is much appreciated and should be viewed as a good thing! It gives the diner an opportunity to appreciate the food, the complexity of flavors and have great conversations with fellow guests and with Nina. Whether as a solo diner or as a member of a group I have always had an outstanding experience. The food is unique, beautifully and artistically presented and a true value for the price. Can't wait for my return visit!!

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