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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 5 times today


632 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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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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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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.
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! Best restaurant I’ve been to!

vipNorthcenterdiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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!!!

HHSS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

Ivolvo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipLGMCC (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

vipSmiley (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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!!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipGoodwine7 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017


OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

vipChicagoFoodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary. Excellent meal. Excellent hosts.

vipOpenTableDiner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

vipRachisman (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

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

vipDktenor (Chicago)
5.0  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.