This understated plate-glass façade may seem lost in a sea of mediocrity, but the restaurant it houses is truly distinct. The soothing décor appears minimal, with splashes of orange from the seating, bare tables, and Rodin replicas for an instantly likeable space. A small painting purchased by the chef and his wife on their honeymoon in Italy graces one corner of the room. Dishes are intricate and take time to be described, which may explain the relatively slow pace of dining here.
The menu showcases classical edge and contemporary artistry. Begin with a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup, where fresh bits of crab and pheasant sausage add a gumbo-like quality and smoked paprika kicks it up. Keep the comfort food mood going with a bowl of tortellini served in a brodo of parmesan, pecorino, and Burgundy truffles. Finally, a single diver scallop proves that one is not the loneliest number with its delicate hint of sweetness courtesy of the lobster, coconut and lemongrass-scented sauce.
Just when you think it couldn't possibly get any sweeter, the Goosefoot experience ends with handcrafted chocolates, a packet of seeds for your garden and a warm send-off from Chef Chris Nugent and his wife, Nina.