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goosefoot

4.8
639 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Chris and Nina Nugent are chef/owners of this 16-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 all chef’s table format featuring a multi-course tasting menu.

goosefoot® food & wine just next door offers a wonderful selection of wine for your dining experience at goosefoot®.




Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Modern European
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:30pm
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Phone number
(773) 942-7547
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Nugent
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Private party facilities
At this time the restaurant is not available for special buyouts.
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Private party contact
Nina Nugent: (773) 942-7547
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Washtenaw Ave.
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Parking details
Limited parking is available behind restaurant, abundant street parking available.
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Public transit
Brown Line Rockwell Stop – Walk one and a half blocks north on Rockwell, turn left on Lawrence, walk 2 blocks.
Additional
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Really a wonderful place. Husband and wife team who love what they do and it shows through the food and such warm service. Tasted better than alinea and half the price! Nice you can byob too. Definitely will go back. Honestly think it deserves 2 Michelin stars. Steps above blackbird, sepia etc.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food is outstanding, creative, and delicious. The quietness of the small room and absence of the usual restaurant commotion makes the food stand out even more, which is the way it should be.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Chef Nugent and his wife Nina do an amazing job in creating a delicious & beautifully plated dinner. We had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We’ve been many times over the years and goosefoot always delivers. Excellent food and service. Being BYOB, this restaurant is a bargain considering the level of cuisine. Just lovely.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We enjoyed the unique food. The private and quiet setting was perfect gor our special dsy

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A truly special experience in all levels

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Goosefoot! Nina and Chris Nugent are offering wonderful cuisine and hospitality there. Nina welcomes each guest as if they are coming into their home. The courses are very creative and awe inspiring. It is like sculpture being delivered to your table. It was delightful to have the Beatles theme as an added source of entertainment.
I really enjoyed the foie gras mousse, scallops and winter beef. There is a sense of mischievousness and delight in the experience. Would highly recommend especially for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! Best restaurant I’ve been to!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I’ve been to Goosefoot multiple times and it never disappoints. We went for my sister’s birthday and Nina and Chris made sure it was a special night! They welcome you into their “home” and the food and presentations were amazing. I loved the whimsical Beatles theme, too. Go!!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

What a wonderful dining experience that Chris and Nina put together. They are such gracious hosts and the meal is creative and exceptional in every way. They welcome you into the restaurant in a way that I’ve never experienced before in a fine dining establishment. You will thoroughly enjoy the experience if you’re lucky enough to ever get a reservation.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

An absolutely unique place with a wonderful atmosphere, personal touch, and a very good food. The place is small, only 8 tables. Single 6:30 sitting with pre-fix menu consisting of 13 small dishes. Appetizers and soups are outstanding, pastries are good, a few accompanying non-alcoholic drinks ( not really drinks, just are in a liquid served in a special container(?) are in my opinion comparatively less interesting. It is BYOB (which is great) but you could buy wine in the neighboring store under the same Goosefoot name.
A couple, Nina and Chris Nugent, run the place and it feels you are a guest to their family, not a restaurant patron. Nina meets you at the entrance, she serves all meals and she prepares an expected show that combines music, food, and personal experiences. Chris appeared at the end and be prepared for unexpected conversations.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was very good but the service was very slow and turned almost strange. Unfortunately not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

So delicious and the most warm, genuine and kind service.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The best meal we had! Chef Chris is amazingly talented, his dishes are all beautifully executed and all very delicious. The maitake mushroom tortellini is exceptional. Nina is an great hostess, very sweet and very attentive. At the end of our meal, Chef Chris sat with every guest at our tables. They are very welcoming and truly made us feel like home. Chef Chris and Nina, More power to you!!!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

A fabulous meal and a lovely evening. Nina and Chris are amazing. Would highly recommend Goosefoot for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is as amazing as the hospitality of the hosts, Chef Chris Nugent and his wife Nina. They make you feel as if you are in their own home, all while enjoying creative, world-class cuisine.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Chef Chris is a genius! Innovative, fresh fabulous in every aspect. Nina is a gem and puts her whole soul into making our dining experience one to remember. From the first explosion of flavor to the last over the top dessert course, we savored every bite and minute with these two remarkable professionals

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary. Excellent meal. Excellent hosts.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Wish I could have given it 10 Stars in all categories! Certainly the best dining experience we've ever had in the Chicago area. The only place we've been that even comes close is Binkley's in Cave Creek (now Phoenix), Arizona.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

An exceptional experience orchestrated by the Chef and his charming wife. The duo manage a small dining room with a multicourse tasting menu that is imaginative, artistic and delicious. BYOB helps manage the cost of the unique and quite memorable experience. Well worth the trip from downtown.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Goosefoot is in an unassuming little store-front location in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. It is run by Chef Chris Nugent and his wife Nina. I've seen different figures on how many people they can seat in a night, but it's something like 16 - 20. The night we dined there, there were five other couples for a total of 12 diners. Chris and Nina are pretty much the entire staff. I think they had one other kitchen helper, but Chris does all the cooking, and Nina does most of the plating and serving, with Chris also coming out a couple times to help and interact with the guests.

There were nominally 13 courses, though one of them was a 3-in-1 (with a soup, foie gras mousse, and palate cleanser served together on a display inspired by the "Starry Night" van Gogh painting), and the last was a hand-crafted Goosefoot chocolate bar to take with you.

It was our first time doing such an elaborate tasting dinner, and it's not cheap, but a memorable experience and definitely glad we did it. Definitely worthwhile. The restaurant is BYOB, so we brought a couple nice wines with us, but they also have a wine shop attached to the restaurant and will help you make selections, if you did not bring your own.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Totally totally amazing! An absolute experience💖A memory and creative tastes accompanied in a magnificently artistic way

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

If I could give 6 stars I would! Our experience was amazing, the food was incredible, and Nina and Chris added so many little special touches to make my fiancé feel special for his birthday. I would highly recommend goosefoot to anyone who is looking for a very special evening without the stuffiness and sometimes cold nature of the typical Michelin restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

This remains our absolute favorite restaurant in all of Chicago and we have been to +50 to include many Michelin starred places. Food is remarkable. Graciousness of Nina and Chris is outstanding. They love what they do and its reflected in the entire evening.

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2.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Found the pace a bit slow. Biggest issue was the service honestly became intrusive and off-putting

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Goosefoot. The tasting menu was artfully prepared and delicious. The chef/owners/hosts - John and Nina go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome.

It was my observation that because of the nature of the dinner, each course is served simultaneously to each diner. As a result, it appeared that we had to wait for the arrival of a latecomer before service could begin. So we waited well over 1/2 hour.

That said, this delay did not dampen the wonderful dinner.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Chris and Nina have a fabulous thing going with their amazing restaurant. With a maximum of 20 guests possible, Goosefoot is extremely intimate. From the greeting at the door by Nina and then a visit by chef/husband Chris at your table, the evening feels as if you've been welcomed into their home.

The food is spectacular- each and every course. You'll want to close your eyes and savor each bite. It is easy to choose from the wine options they suggest to compliment your meal. We bought a half-bottle of champagne to start things off and then a full bottle of wine for the meal.

With such an intimate venue, there is one seating per night. All tables are served the same course from the tasting menu at the same time. The pacing is perfect once the last guests arrive, and you'll have a difficult time deciding which course is your favorite.

Dining at Goosefoot is a complete experience. The music is all chosen by Nina (no pre-configured soundtrack). There is a charming story to go with each course. Chris comes out to your table to serve and give you the back story. Each night also has a theme, agreed upon by Chris and Nina. Near the end of the evening, Nina sets up a lovely still life to mirror the theme. It makes for a fun way to close out the evening. That, and the kinetic paper cranes, seeds from their garden, and their very own Goosefoot chocolate, left us delighted.

An evening at Goosefoot is a combination of romantic foodie-heaven with a bit of performance art thrown in. All that happens, from the very welcoming greeting to the fond farewell makes for a true night to remember.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Chris and Nina are fantastic hosts. A wonderful evening at Goosefoot!!!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

The attention to detail was beyond exceptional. The meal was perfection and simply could not have been a better experience.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful meal conjured by Chef Chris and hosted by Nina! Our favorite dishes were the ones featuring the corn soup and the heirloom tomato soup. If we could get full thermoses of those we would be happy campers.

I was very impressed by Nina; I mentioned that I had tried to get into a previous reservation with my parents and she remembered their names! We even sat in the exact same location as my parents, what a coincidence! She was a great entertainer :) Chef Chris was also very personable and charming! We enjoyed looking at pictures of their private garden.

I would only recommend that they may use a second pair of hands to help Nina serve food throughout the night, but it was otherwise a fantastic dinner. Thank you for a memorable night, Chef Chris and Nina!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Chris and Nina Nugent have reinvented the atmosphere dining! Loved their "theme" and appreciated Nina's personal anecdotal stories and how it affected their menu. Food was fantastic - tasty and filling. An amazing experience that we will hopefully have again soon!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

The meal was fantastic and well worth it.
We had a wonderful time.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

This is a special occasion venue.. It's BYOB and Nina will be happy to speak with you about the menu so you can plan accordingly. The room is quiet and sophisticated with just enough room for about 20 people. Nina works the front of the house and Chris is chef extraordinaire. Both are amazingly creative and passionate and you will spend time chatting with both and feel they are somewhat friends when you leave. Nina rotates which tables get served first with the various courses, but all are presented within minutes of each other. This experience is for people who appreciate the extended dining scene. My clients/friends and I were ready to go by the end and I sensed other groups (not all) were getting antsy to conclude as well. Maybe because it was a week night. But I am very happy to have gone here and would recommend enthusiastically.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing!! Chris and Nina treat everyone like guests at their house. It was a truly unique experience!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Amazing! So welcoming ! The most creative and fabulous food . Delicious , unique, personal!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Superb meal, carefully thought out and executed. High- end husband and wife restaurant with great modern American cuisine and stellar service. BYOB a strong plus. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Their food is phenomenal!!! Food doesn't just looks pretty but it's delicious too! Chef and owner Chris and Nina really put in a lot of effort to make your experience great!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

An amazing evening. The food and its presentation are exceptional. The service was warm and made you feel as if you were part of the family. Expensive, yes. But oh so worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

One of the best restaurant experience I've had in chicago. It's expensive but worth it.

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