goosefoot

4.9
663 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
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!


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, 3 seatings nightly at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:30pm
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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 Wine, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was outstanding. Initially an excellent scalllop dish, then an amazing corn soup, a salmon graced salad, then an incredible pasta dish with a smooth creamy sauce. Finally a choice beef fillet. Also 3 deserts. Definitely felt there was enough food which doesn’t always happen at high end restaurants. The decor is a bit stark. It’s BYOB which is refreshing. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious meal. Wonderful and attentive staff. Only downside is each course took a very long time to arrive. The entire meal took 4 hours. Other than that, I loved everything.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had an amazing dinner at Goosefoot. This is a hidden gem. The food presentation was very creative and whimsical. The service was excellent. They have great wines at very reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I was so excited to finally try Goosefoot as it's been on my restaurant "wish list" for years. Overall, the food was delicious but I definitely had my favorites! The scallop, corn soup and truffle tortellini pasta were AMAZING! I was just a little disappointed with the desserts, but they were still good. The fact that it's BYO cuts down so much on the cost, and I loved that we could pre-order wine from their store next door, which has amazing selection from $9.99+.

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RC
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We had a wonderful evening with the Nugents. Chris's food is just perfect and the presentations are fun, funky and spectacular. Nina does a great job of making you feel at home. The meal takes a while, so bring some good wine and sit back and enjoy. We can't wait to go again next time we're in Chicago.

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MH
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

So creative. GREAT presentations, food, and OUTSTANDING service. Definitely the BEST place in town for that special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Goosefoot is an absolutely wonderful and memorable dining experience. Delicious and perfectly executed food presented beautifully and imaginatively course after course with perfect pacing and friendly yet professional service in an intimate zen-like setting that is both refined and comfortable. There are no clunkers and you won’t leave hungry. This is fine dining at its finest without all the stuffy and overwrought pretense and pomp that so often accompanies this style of dining. One of Chicago’s very best.

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j
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Outstanding food and overall dining experience. Highly recommended.

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EL
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Wonderful, one of the best places in Chicago. Love it! The owners are the nicest people, perfect hosts!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Outstanding!!!

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MG
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Could not have had a more amazing dinner. Thank you to Goosefoot for such a wonderful anniversary experience!

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BC
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

As part of a special date night we made late dinner reservations here. This was our first visit to Goosefoot. The food was nothing short of spectacular in quality, taste, and presentation. Each of the nine courses was superb. The staff was incredibly friendly, and we had a lovely chat with the co-owner about how they design and chose the unique plates for certain dishes or create a specific course to fit a assiduously plate. We will most certainly be back! The meal was, however, served at a very leisurely pace, so I would recommend leaving ample time to really enjoy the experience and not feel pressure to rush.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Goosefoot was AMAZING!!!! The food was so incredible and the service was perfect

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JG
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Chris and Nina Nugent have created the ultimate dining experience. The food is only matched by their amazing personalities and amazing attentiveness! They get to know their guests on a personal level and it truely feels like you’re being treated like family. The food is INCREDIBLE! The environment is INCREDIBLE. I absolutely adore the Nugent’s and plan on coming back next year!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

It’s all about spectacular food, creatively prepared and presented with great service. Being able to take our own wonderful wines at no corkage is an added bonus. The dining room is beautiful. Nothing detracts from the great food!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

One of the best we have been to in Chicago

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TP
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A truely fine high end restaurant that is deserving of its Michelin star. Excellent, creative food and friendly informative wait staff. Located in an area with convenient parking it was a pleasure from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Loved every moment of the entourage of small plated unique and eclectic savory food art.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This place is amazing! Wonderful husband and wife duo. I would recommend to anyone. Genius cuisine. Each course is a masterpiece. Can’t wait for our next trip back to Chicago to try his next menu!!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was outstanding and although our wait staff was great, the kitchen was incredibly slow! We were there for 4 hours for a 10 course meal. We basically ran out of things to talk about while waiting for our food in the 4 hour window.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Exceptional experience.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Chris and Nina do an incredible job each time. Over my five years of coming here I have been blown away each time. Despite multiple changes in the format they continue to impress. If you are looking for fine dining without breaking the bank I would unequivocally recommend Goosefoot!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Each course was more amazing than the next! Like being served in your dining room, but as others have said prepare for a lengthy meal. Highly recommend the experience.

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K
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Awesome food and the owner/chef and his wife are the perfect hosts!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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KS
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 10, 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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LG
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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OT
5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 16, 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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OT
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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