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“Beautiful presentation 9-coursed tasting menu”
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Ranked #239 of 10,214 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$166 - US$166
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: North Washtenaw Ave.
Transit: Brown Line Rockwell Stop – Walk one and a half blocks north on Rockwell, turn left on Lawrence, walk 2 blocks.
Description: 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®.
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Goosefoot by Chef Chris did very beautiful presentation, very creativity, and also tasty. The menus were modern style with French and Asian fusion. 9-tasting menu is 135 USD per person (not include coffee and tea).

The first course, we started with seared scallop, maitake mushroom, lobster sauce with a hint of lemongrass.Scallop was excellent cook but lobster sauce was too salty.

Second course was begonia (flower), preserved garlic, shrimp, and english pea. The second one taste like very smooth custard, really yummy.

The third course was chestnut soup, alba mushroom, potato, and truffle essence. Soup was velvety, a bit sweet, very mild chestnut flavor, nice truffle smell.

The fourth course was Tasmanian king salmon, ice plant, soy sauce (with a hint of ginger), and cucumber. Salmon cooked very good (medium) and topped with soy sauce.

The fifth course was venison steak, Served with cardamom, blood orange, aigre-doux sauce. Venison cooked very well (medium rare), however meat was not tender and under-season.

The sixth course was Angus beef with slice Tokyo turnip, Served with pine, szechuan peppercorn sauces. Beef was cooked very well (medium rare) but not tender and over-season with salt (very salty).

The seventh course, Macaron topped with Roquefort cream cheese and quince jam.

The eighth course, “Irish cream”.

The ninth course, chocolate, sea salt, and lychee. Very smooth, delicious, full flavor chocolate moose.

In conclusion, the nine coursed menu at Goosefoot is one of the most incredible presentation meal in my life. I love the creativity and presentation in every menu. However, venison and beef were very unsatisfied. Chef Chris and team might need some quality control before serve.

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Reviewed 12 March 2015

Our first visit to Goosefoot was a birthday event for eight people and was one of the best ever meals we have had. The nine course dinner menu was outstanding with a variety of ingredients and incredible presentations. We brought wine and purchased two bottles of Champagne at their wine store next door. The selection there is excellent and the prices are good. The corkage fee was waived because we bought wine at their store. The service was professional and was not rushed. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance, although the evening we were there there was an empty table for 4. They will call a taxi for you at the end of your evening. We highly recommend Goosefoot and will go back again.

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2  Thank Vicki W
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Definitely one of the top restaurants in Chicago. Not as pretentious as Alinea etc. but the preparation and presentation are superb. The fact that you can bring your own wine lowers the total cost. There is a charge for corkage but it is reasonable and if you purchase a wine at their store the fee is gone. It is expensive but worth the money.

3  Thank imsrb
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

Goosefoot by far surpassed our expectations. Each dish that Chef Chris created did not only taste phenomenal but also visually spectacular. The meat and fish were cooked beautifully and the combination of flavors was exciting. A table favorite was the beignet filled with cherries and maytag bleu cheese was amazing.

The personal call a couple days before our reservations was really nice touch and chef was able to accommodate a food allergy in our group. The service staff never missed a beat. They were attentive and personable without being overbearing.

Nina, Chef Nugent's wife, runs the front of the house and is the most gracious hostess. We look forward to coming back to Goosefoot and bringing more friends with us.

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2  Thank mark b
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

This has become our regular birthday restaurant. We reserve months in advance, an absolute necessity. It is an intimate space in an out of the way neighborhood, off the beaten track.
There is a single menu, though of course they will accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions. The menu changes seasonally, but the food is absolutely spectacular. The tab is expensive, but far less so at most restaurants serving food of similar quality. The atmosphere is friendly and laid-back. Nina, the wife of the chef/owner and who runs the front of the house, told her that she wants to make every customer feel equally welcome, whether a first-time visitor or a regular -- and she recognized us on our second visit! This is a very special restaurant. If you are traveling to Chicago, make sure to make a reservation as soon as you know you will be there, a few months in advance if possible.

3  Thank rgl201
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