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About goosefoot

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®.




2656 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Modern European

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:30pm

Cross Street:
North Washtenaw Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 942-7547

Website:
http://www.goosefoot.net/

Parking Details:
Limited parking is available behind restaurant, abundant street parking available.

Public Transit:
Brown Line Rockwell Stop – Walk one and a half blocks north on Rockwell, turn left on Lawrence, walk 2 blocks.

Executive Chef:
Chris Nugent

Private Party Facilities:
At this time the restaurant is not available for special buyouts.

Private Party Contact:
Nina Nugent: (773) 942-7547

Additional:
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Wine

goosefoot Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (13)
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Good for a Date (9)
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Romantic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary. Excellent meal. Excellent hosts.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 19, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Best food and creativity. The couple worked so well together and had the theme of the Beatles to go along with music being played. The husband and wife team of chief and server worked so well and made us feel like we are at home. Best meal I've had in my lifetime.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Wonderful ultimate food to table creative, elegant, prefixed menu. The chef owners give personal, attentive care to the diners. The setting is artistic and advant garde

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

In addition to a beautiful (and absolutely Michelin-star worthy) dining experience, we enjoyed being hosted by two of the nicest people we've met in the industry; Chris and Nina are welcoming, friendly and genuinely fun to be around. We were also happy to learn that a selection of lovely wines is now available for purchase to pair with the courses, which made the BYOB aspect not only convenient but also perfectly matched for both our tastes and the amazing food.

We look forward to another wonderful tasting menu and visit with the Nugents.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Amazing tasting menu. Creative and delicious! Nina and Chris are the best.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Charming, casual, inviting, whimsical. It's like a dinner party hosted by an eccentric couple with a deft touch for refined cooking. Unstuffy. It's BYOB which as a collector I love.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great meal with lots of creativity. Chef Chris never disappoints

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Spectacular! Chris and Nina made us feel very welcome and were charming through our full experience. goosefoot is a WINNER!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Wonderfully unique experience with personal touches from a couple that is very passionate about what they do

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

A treasure. Chris and Nina pull off an exquisite multicourse dinner with seeming ease while making you feel like you are dining in their home. Should get more than one Michelin Star.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

After trying for a couple of years to get into Goosefoot, we forgot all about it. Glad we remembered it! We had a lovely Saturday evening marking my husband's birthday (although a bit long at 4 hrs) in an intimate environment with 14 other like minded individuals. The husband (Chef Chris) and wife (Nina, everything else!) team gave us a memorable evening by presenting us with lovely, original preparations and presentations of all kinds of food (but noticeably light on the proteins). The over-riding theme of the evening was presented while the dessert courses were going on: an homage to the Beatles! The space that earlier served as the staging area for the courses became a mini-psychedelic altar to John and George. The menu was presented before we started (but of course as is the current style, each dish was a list of ingredients and to make it even more opaque, several of the courses were served together but you didn't know that until they came!) Standouts included the foie gras mousse, maitake mushroom tortellini, "crabapple", corn shoup course and several of the desserts. The beef course was suprisingly dry even though it was presented perfectly bright pink. The chocolate bars to take home were gorgeous to look at and surprisingly spicy and textural (not chili spicy--spice spicy!). The seeds to start our own pea shoot garden were also a personal and unique touch. It's the night that keeps giving for several weeks thereafter. Definitely worth the trip. Parking is free and super easy. We also really appreciated the hand written notes of congratulations on our menus.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Best in Chicago!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was the single best dining evening experience my wife and I have experienced. The food, the ambience, and the presentation is amazing. As described in a previous review, it is an experience similar to have been invited to a chef and his wife's home for dinner. The BYOB option helps add value to the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Phenomenal food that lives up to the hype. The edge with pea shoot starter was sublime. The Portuguese tomato soup with cardamon oil was beyond belief. Every course was flavorful and meticulously presented. I would go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Very warm, friendly atmosphere and delicious, beautifully presented food. An experience, not just a meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Great-personable

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The chef/owners were warm, friendly, welcoming & very professional. Really made my birthday an event. Plan to return with serious foodies only. Fun gastronomical experience. Worthy of their high rating.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2017

From the ambience, to the service Goosefoot nailed everything 110%! Then we get to the food. Words can't describe how amazing every bite was. Usually at a prefix menu there are one or two courses that aren't great, but atGoosefoot every bite was better than the next! The soups , lobster and beef were second to none and the dessert was unreal. Being a byob it is less than other prefix meals with wine pairings, which was great! I definitely recommend Goosefoot to anyone who wants any amazing meal, with amazing chefs and service!

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