Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
Address: 2656 W. Lawrence Ave.
Goosefoot provides the foam-topped, French-inspired, prix fixe tasting menu cache that white people who use the phrase "ingredient driven" love, but at a lower price point than, say, Alinea or Next. And it's BYO, so if your credit limit isn't as sophisticated as your pallet, at least you save a few bucks on the wine pairing. Chef Chris Nugent led one of Chicago's most forward thinking kitchens at Les Nomades and the nine fixed course offering at Goosefoot echoes that energy.