Definitely top 3 dining experiences in Chicago. Went here the last night before they closed indoor dining and they had done such a great job making the tables feel safe with plexiglass. The service and food was amazing and each course was so beautiful and delicious. Also love that they are BYOB ($10 corkage fee per bottle)!
Absolutely deserving of their Michelin star. This place had superb service from start to finish. Food and service for their tasting menu is without compare for the price point and portion sizes. Every item was simply fresh and so delicious. We were blown away, and will definitely be back. Thanks for a night to remember.
This restaurant definitely lived up to expectations. We had intended to come here for years and decided my wife's birthday was a great opportunity. The service and ambiance, even with COVID precautions, were excellent and warm. Very artistic and creative presentation and incorporation of the theme of the menu. Woodstock was the theme, and even all the flowers they used were edible. There was a great balance of spices and the use of different proteins and textures to make the palate happy and challenged. Flavorful and colorful sauces were abounding to keep anyone on their toes. Overall it was a wonderful experience. One of the owners, Nina, was very welcoming to us, and given the chance we would definitely appreciate a return visit.
Getting there: CTA's Brown line Rockwell stop is a very short walk from the restaurant.
The room: A quiet room (no doubt aided by COVD-related spacing and plexiglas dividers between the tables) with a serene, homey vibe. Woodstock-themed music was a nice volume. Co-owner Nina is charming and engages with each table throughout the evening.
Food: A well-paced chef's tasting menu, with a couple rounds of soup-type opening acts, two meat courses, and then several rounds of dessert offerings progressing from savory to sweet (though we felt like there were too many dessert rounds for our palate). All of the courses were presented beautifully and cooked to perfection. A few of the courses were truly sublime (roasted corn soup, beef, cheese course). It's literally the best beef entree I've ever tasted. There were some misses, but nothing jarring. Some of the flavors promised by the menu just didn't come through or were out of balance (for instance, one of the foam toppings was flavorless, and meyer lemon dominated the lobster). Truffles made an appearance in 3 separate courses which felt a bit much. Pricing is what you'd expect for a special occasion meal at a restaurant of this caliber.
The Woodstock theme was a little puzzling? The menu blurb and initial greeting at our table made it seem important to the experience. In the end we couldn't discern any connection (but enjoyed the soundtrack).
Highly recommend this place. Each course was executed perfectly and the presentation was incredible.
Loved everything about my experience, the food was phenomenal and the service was attentive and friendly - made you feel as if they knew you! Sincere appreciation for our time and experience with the team at Goosefoot!
Excellent would recommend it highly.. It was superb.
Goosefoot offers fine-dining with excellent food and good service. We particularly appreciated their scrupulous attention to COVID prevention procedures, we felt very safe throughout the evening.
Nina and Chris run a wonderful place. Excellent is all I can say. Nina's attention to Front of House detail is consistently friendly and professional. Chris from savory to sweet showcases his qualities as fantastic Chef and executor of Back of the House high standards. A place not to miss.
Our dinner was excellent, with delicious and interesting courses. Nina was an excellent host and made our anniversary feel special. We can't wait to go back.
Amazing and beautiful multi-course meal (9 plus palate cleansing juice between savory/sweet and a to-go Goosefoot chocolate bar) in an intimate space. BYOB with no corkage fee if some wine is purchased from their shop next door. Good variety of reasonably priced wines (near retail price at Binny's or similar) that compliment the truly exquisite dishes. Great value plus BYOB perk, highly recommend to anyone skeptical of the multi-course/tasting menu approach to fine dining.
COVID Precautions: Staff diligently wore surgical masks throughout entire meal service. All cutlery for the entire meal was labeled (for each course, e.g., lobster, custard, etc.) in a covered box and pre-set on the table with a similar setup for all wine glasses. Large Plexiglas dividers were tastefully installed between tables with fabric seals along furniture. Adjacent tables were kept empty except for brief period when our early seating (5:45pm) overlapped with later seating (7:45pm). We felt very safe without feeling burdened or distracted by the precautions.
I felt very comfortable dining at Goosefoot in the time of COVID-19. They were very clear on mask requirements, had plexiglass barriers between each table, and they kept every other table unoccupied during our visit. We were celebrating my fiance's birthday, and they made a point of acknowledging him and making it special. The food was delicious!! My favorites were the corn and crab soup and the dessert custard, although every course was just gorgeous and incredibly tasty. We left very full and satisfied!
From start to finish it was an amazing experience! The food, the ambience, the owners and the service, impeccable! I highly recommend.
One of the best meals we've ever had (and this is our 5th Michelin starred restaurant of 2020)!
I really enjoyed my experience at goosefoot. It was intimate but very welcoming and the food was amazing. The owners are wonderful.
Goosefoot was wonderful on every level. We enjoyed the food, ambiance, and outstanding service. And we left totally stuffed, we had to take our final dessert course home in a box! The Covid-based precautions were thorough and thoughtful - we felt totally safe, while not detracting from the experience of our meal in any way.
The whole Goosefoot experience was amazing. From Nina calling ahead of time to confirm special occasion, our names and dietary needs, to the creative “Woodstock” theme and music playing the whole time, to the incredible food which we savored every bite of every course - everything far exceeded our expectations! They also took extra precautions including table dividers, all silverware on the table, distanced talking, masks, sanitizer - to make sure we felt comfortable dining out during the pandemic. We definitely will be coming back here!
Amazing food, service, its amazing. Best restaurant i have been to in Chicago! Food was as good or better than Alinea, without the obnoxious dinner theater! This is a true Chicago treasure!
Extraordinary experience as always. Felt totally safe, and the entire evening was memorable.
The perfect spot for indoor dining during the pandemic. Barriers between tables, minimal contact with staff, feels safer than most outdoor dining. And the food is sublime!
The food is presented in a very artist manner with full attention to safety. There are plexiglass dividers between each table so you feel very comfortable. The chef is a master!
Nina has to be one of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve ever met. The food was beyond outstanding and the service had a personal touch that I’ve never experienced anywhere else; they made you feel like family and not just customers. We went for my daughters graduation and not only did she get a personalized dessert, she also got a note from Chris and Nina congratulating her. I can’t say enough good things about the food. Each course was impeccable and the plating was beyond gorgeous. It’s not a surprise why they earned a Michelin star! We’re definitely going back.
Wonderful night! Will be back again soon, as the food and presentation were excellent.
Really wonderful, celebratory meal. Highly recommend!
I went here for an anniversary dinner and it was incredible! The food was delicious and the service was top notch.
Food, service, ambience, decor, and everything else was just perfect. I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to try Goosefoot. Will definitely be back for every special occasion!
Amazing dinner to celebrate a special occasion. I would recommend this to anyone. Nonpretinious fine dining with an amazing atmosphere. Well deserving of their Michelin star
Hands down the best meal of my life. Every aspect of the evening was incredible!
Amazing tasting menu!
Wonderful atmosphere and ambiance!
Really thoughtful and creative, dishes & plating!
Great food and good prices, especially for the wine. Soup was amazing.
excellent food - and very safe regarding Covid measures in place
Another great experience at Goosefoot. Thank you Chris and Nina!
This was one of the best dinners I’ve ever had! Everything was absolutely delicious and each dish was a work of art. Fun Woodstock theme provided entertainment and a table topic. Dessert was gorgeous and we each got to take home a beautiful golden Goosefoot chocolate bar! BYOB fee was waived bcuz we also bought a bottle from their store- great retail prices, not restaurant prices. We’re definitely coming back here!
Simply amazing experience all around. Best tasting menu I’ve had in Chicago. Ambience and food were inspiring, and each course was creative and delicious. The steps to adhere to COVID guidelines were also impressive with nice plexiglass separators between tables, extensive (yet not intrusive) signage, and touchless soap dispensers. Very nice to see a small family-owned business thriving.
An incredible meal in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment. Things are tough. Treat yourself to a bit of happiness and normalcy while supporting an outstanding couple.
Goosefoot is a truly unique and special fine dining experience. Nina and Chris Nugent run a perfectly smooth operation that caters to the most discerning pallets. If you are a foodie who enjoys fine dining at the highest level, Goosefoot is a must do.
Food and service was excellent! Nina paid close attention to all the details of a beautiful dining experience. Highly recommended!
Another anniversary dinner at Goosefoot, Chris and Nina never disappoint!
Outstanding food and hospitality. Gracious hosts, inventive and delicious food. We will return and bring our friends!