We have been to almost every great restaurant in Chicago and many in the US and abroad. The food and experience was tremendous. It far exceeded our expectations. It should be at least 2 Michelin stars.
We had a tremendous experience, excellent service, great food. Get the best bottle of wine you can afford, go and enjoy a great experience.
Very much enjoyed the Woodstock ‘69 theme and food! Some of the course flavors were strong or rich, but it was absolutely an enjoyable evening. Hope to see what the next seasonal inspiration brings!
We had a pretty high expectation for Goosefoot, but we ended up really disappointed by the food. The first dish, the scallop, was amazing. Scallop was perfectly done with a creamy sauce full of lobster flavor.
However, the second dish was still heavily creamy, and we did not get why the chef would include rice in the soup since the rice does not really go well with sausage, crab, or the soup itself.
The third course was really a nightmare to us. It was so heavy that I only finished 1/4 of it. Even the burgundy truffle could not save this dish.
We love the angus beef, which was probably our favorite dish in this whole set, but happiness did not last long, especially when we had our final dessert, the ‘macaron’. I know I might be too straightforward but to be honest I could not understand the aesthetics. The chocolate was also pretty heavy, not to mention the weird combination of chocolate and boysenberry sauce.
Overall I wished I just had the scallop, the beef, and the vanilla ice cream-like dessert. The name and the story of this restaurant does sound cute, the space itself does look cozy, but the food did not worth out trip and the money.
Fantastic and creative food. Service was both friendly and highly professional. Loved being part of what I have to call an art installation (multimedia representation of Woodstock). BYO is a huge bonus.
Had a wonderful birthday dinner here. Nina is a wonderful host and Chris leads a creative and tasteful team in the kitchen. BYOB helps keep the cost down and the menu is well-priced. Worth it!
My partner and I went to Goosefoot to celebrate our anniversary and from start to finish the experience was outstanding. The decor is adorable. Currently there is a "Woodstock" theme, and dioramas (including Herbie the Love Bug!), video, and music set the perfect mood. The music is at an appropriate volume for conversation. The small, 30 seat dining room feels intimate, but the tables don't feel crowded. And the food. Oh my God the food! From the first bite of scallop to the last bite of chocolate, every dish was beautifully cooked, creatively presented,and explained with passion. It's clear this restaurant is a labor of love from Chris and Nina. They even wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate (in the most delicate chocolate writing I have ever seen). The courses were delicious and appropriately sized to leave us full but not stuffed. You can arrange to purchase very reasonably priced wine in either full or half bottles from the shop next door. We loved the half bottle option so that we could have bubbles, white and red, and they made great recommendations to complement the food. It was a really special experience and I highly recommend it!
Just SPECIAL. Outstanding. Unique. This is the only dinner we have found to rival 11 Madison Park in New York. From an unassuming front door entrance in still transitioning Lincoln Park--which makes one wonder whether you have found the right location--one enters into a beautiful, ultra modern and understated small dining room. You soon wonder if you have walked through a portal into either Manhattan or onto The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. It is a set menu. Four offerings. Each course is visually stunning and delicious beyond comparison. Tastes we have never before savored any where in the world. Sauces are a specialty. So subtle and refined, yet so voluptuous to the taste. One wonders how impolite it could possibly be to lick the plates given the extraordinary one-of-a-kind taste sensations!
It is family-run: husband and wife (and I think daughter). Lovely people. Bring your own wines. They expect it and hope for it. No corkage fee. They have a small serviceable wine list at EXTREMELY reasonable prices, but the selection is small. The wines are high 80 point selections. Nina, the wife, knew just what to do, though, with our Cristal 2008 champagne. They are no strangers to fine wines.
Flowers on the plates are edible, and delectable. every food offering is a work of art, as are the plates. Looks like likely one table-turn per night. This is slow and gracious dining. Plan two hours. The food comes out of the kitchen on a regular basis, but you are left with time to savor each dish and talk with your table mate or maybe even the adjacent table. There was a sense of excitement in the main dining room among the diners who were there. (There is also a private dining room seating probably 8?) One instantly realizes upon entering that this is something different and VERY special. When dessert comes, you will better understand the name of the restaurant.
I was expecting a bill 50% higher than what came ($145/diner). We cannot wait to go again!
The food was incredible. The courses were larger and IMO, the perfect size. The service was perfect and the servers were extremely knowledgable and proud of what they were serving. I highly recommend Goosefoot to anyone who loves to eat unique, creative cuisine.
A place we rely on for special occasions. In this case our anniversary. Husband is the chef and his wife front of the house. Always superlative service. Pre fix menu is always stunning in terms of presentation and wonderfully flavorful. Portions are generous. BYOB but can get wine at Goosefoot’s store. Goose foot got 1 Michelin’e star but deserves 2. Maybe next year
Amazing food. Beautiful presentation.
Lovely evening. Food was great. The decor was well thought out. The service was very friendly too. My only comment is that the service is a bit slow. We were not aware that the service was in sittings. We arrived 15 mins early, but didn’t have any food until an hour our arrival.
We are frequent diners and love the flavorful and creative art on a place meals , cozy atmosphere resembling a party in someone’s living room. The food as usual was excellent! Plus very conversation friendly. Nina and Chris are lovely.
BYOB is an added bonus
Dining as theater: a choreographed food performance with twists, surprises, and sensory delights. The food and experience was well conceived and executed from beginning to end. We loved it!
A favorite for a special meal or when you just want to treat yourself to a special experience.
We were treated as if we were family, Nina and Chris does an outstanding job they should have a Michelin three star rating. We will return.
This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Phenomenal food!!
My husband and I spent our 20 year wedding Anniversary at Goosefoot! The food and service was amazing! Nina and Chris have a fabulous restaurant! We look forward to returning!!
Wonderful food and presentation, tasteful but not stuffy, imaginative combination of flavors. Highly recommend
Each dish was a work of art. Everything was delicious. Had a great meal for our 25th anniversary.
Absolutely loved this dining experience with my family and celebrating two special occasions for two of our sons. Spectacular dinner option, too, because one can bring her own special wines (it’s a BYOB with additional stress-free options!). The extremely reasonably priced option of pre ordering delicious wines from Goosefoot to pair with the multi-course menu is not to be missed! We did both! Nina perfected our evening with the warm and thoughtful conversation as she attentively cared after our visit. The artistic display and culinary delight created by Chris left us talking about our outstanding dinner for these four days following our special dinner. What a dynamic duo and terrific waitstaff. We cannot wait to return!!
Chris and Nina do a fantastic job. We'll definitely be coming back.
One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had!
What a wonderful way to spend an anniversary dinner. From the minute we entered the restaurant and were greeted with a warm smile, to the last bite of desert, everything was not only delicious, but also presented beautifully. Service was impeccable. The fact that this is a BYOB restaurant is also a big plus as we were able to enjoy the wines we like at our pace. They do not pour the wine for you, I liked that a lot. Will absolutely be back.
We had an extraordinary experience with amazing food in a menu designed and executed by Chris and Nina, Natalie completed the team and made my mom's birthday a memorable day.
Been here many times and always a special evening. Presentation always exceptional. Very reasonable wine list and also BYO so best of all worlds. We try o go every few months as the menu seasonally rotates.
We went to goosefoot for our anniversary. Wonderful service, explained each of the 7 course prix-fixe menu succinctly but didn't hover over us. Not pretentious, as many other restaurants of similar quality. Presentation very creative, food spectacular. It is expensive but you get excellent, inventive food. As it is BYOB, that helps keep the cost reasonable. My only suggestion is to include sparkling water and espresso in the cost of the dinner, seemed a little silly to have to pay extra. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Our group of 5 loved everything about our dining experience! It is not a meal but a dining experience! From the moment we booked our reservation until we walked out the door everyone was amazing. We will be back!
AMAZING! Favorite restaurant ever! Will always go back!
Amazing. So personal and exquisite
Fantastic food, friendly personable service. A special place without any airs about it.
The food was superb, the ambiance was perfect. The chef owner was very personable. Will be a faithful diner.
Great food with great service.
The food was excellent. Service was Impeccable. A great restaurant for celebrating (perhaps too expensive for everyday dining. We loved it.
What a spectacular experience! My son's birthday celebration could not have been more perfect.
Birthday and Dinner Experience
Food was amazing! A very special experience. Service was terrific. Loved hearing all the details of how everything was prepared and what the thought process was. Restaurant is expensive but worth it. We paired the wine with the food and it was special
Great place, personal attention, delicious food and lovely place
I took my husband there for his birthday Saturday evening and the entire experience was very lovely. The food was inventive but not too out-of-the box, it tasted delicious and presentation was lovely. Service was wonderful too. We especially appreciated the take-away dessert the next evening. Definitely choose from the wine list at the liquor store they offer. I chose from that and the wines were at the restaurant ready for us on time and the pairings were great! I would recommend this restaurant for romantic dates and celebrations.
Outstanding food and service. Hope we get a chance to dine here again.