Amazing! Best restaurant I’ve been to!
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!!!
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.
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.
Food was very good but the service was very slow and turned almost strange. Unfortunately not worth the price.
So delicious and the most warm, genuine and kind service.
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!!!
A fabulous meal and a lovely evening. Nina and Chris are amazing. Would highly recommend Goosefoot for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
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.
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
Anniversary. Excellent meal. Excellent hosts.
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.
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.
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.
Totally totally amazing! An absolute experience💖A memory and creative tastes accompanied in a magnificently artistic way
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.
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.
Found the pace a bit slow. Biggest issue was the service honestly became intrusive and off-putting
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.