Gamekeepers Taverne
Gamekeepers Taverne

Gamekeepers Taverne

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gamekeepers.com/
  • Phone: (440) 247-7744
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Alonzo Norman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Gamekeepers can accommodate private parties up to 20 guests during the summer & up to 35 guests during the winter. Some restrictions may apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Lutz 4402477744x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chagrin Blvd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available on West Street as well as municipal parking areas in Chagrin Falls. There is also a valet service that is available to our guests at River Street Valet. Show your valet claim ticket and we will reimburse you the $3.00 fee
A word from Gamekeepers Taverne
Started in 1976 & nestled in the village of Chagrin Falls, this historic restaurant offers cozy, fireside dining or alfresco courtyard service. The American traditional fare features fresh seafood, steaks, chops, pastas & signature wild game. Voted best outdoor dining experience by both Cleveland Magazine & Silver Spoons. While visiting Gamekeeper's Taverne, you are welcome to explore the adjacent Inn of Chagrin Falls. Fifteen beautifully appointed guest rooms warm this country lodging experience. Attached to the Inn and restaurant is the little bar, a wine and martini bar and outdoor patio. Located right next door is the West End Bistro and Bar, featuring sharing appetizers and small plates in a cozy and hip setting. West End also features outdoor seating on another beautiful patio.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INDOOR SEATING ONLY.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Gamekeepers Taverne reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)great for outdoor dining (44)fit for foodies (40)special occasion (37)romantic (25)great for lunch (22)good for groups (18)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)Show More
  • Gamekeeper diner
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were there for dinner Sat 11/22/14. My wife's trout was excellent. My Mahi Mahi came only partially cooked and that was even after asking our waitress if the fish would be cooked completely or did we have to specify our preference. I did not say anything to the waitress as our dinners were served at the same time, and I didn't want to disturb the mood of the evening, but it was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maryVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    excellent service. if you like game or want to try it this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable . . .
    FOODIE4MeVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    They always know how to take care of the customer - fine service, great drinks, changing menu . . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tradition
    Tradition
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is the second year in a row that we have had a small family get together at Gamekeepers. It might become a tradition. The service has been excellent and we enjoy meeting there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu for Restaurant Week
    Vineyarder
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Always a great place for dinner but was really special during Cleveland's Restaurant Week. We ordered off the Prix Fixe menu and were not disappointed. The menu offered excellent choices for all three courses. Our party tried everything offered. The food was excellent and each course was surprisingly plentiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Chagrined
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is terrific and the food never disappoints. There is always a terrific assortment of appetizers, entrees and desserts so even though we are regulars it's never boring.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot
    gsp1946
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Discovered a bargain Prix Fixe (sp?) on Monday. Quite a bargain. Server was charming, competent and attentive. Parking can be a problem...but don't let that be a deterrent. Never been disappointed there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    Lakecountyonetimer
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Nice atmosphere. Great service. Food so-so. Halibut was average at best. steak was pretty good. I thought it was little overpriced. I mean, $18 for a draft beer and a martini?? Our total for the night, two people.....alcohol- one martini, one glass of wine, two drafts...one app, dinner plus tip,,,$170.00. A little steep, nice place, but a little steep. Won't be rushing back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time dining
    Meatloaf
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful food will go again, clean orderly resturant !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annual wedding anniversary
    Love2eat
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We go to chagrin falls as a family (wife and two daughters) eveey year. The town is just beautiful! The restaurant is very fitting and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We were in the area and had lunch. Gamekeepers has always been one of our favorites. They have an interesting wine list to pick from. We pick wines that you will not see on most wine lists. Now on to the food. Both of us zeroed in on the Elk. Who else offers Elk? It was fantastic. We have never been disappointed dinning here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    jmb250
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Nice dinner with family. Decent service. Some interesting menu options amidst staple American bistro fare. Decor was modest for price point but service was good. Would go again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    regularguy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our first visit to Gamekeepers Taverne. We actually arrived early for our reservation and they were very accomodaing even though they were very busy. The food was amazing! The only negative comments I could make would be that their online menu does not match to their seasonal menu. I had peeked at the menu prior to our visit and had my taste buds all set for the Wild Boar Loins. I was disappointed to learn that it is currently not on the fall menu. The other, surprising, issue was how very loud it was at Gamekeepers. The other way to look at it is people were having a really good time. Lastly, our server, Kevin, was absolutely excellent!! Can say enough about how well he took care of us! So thanks again Kevin! -Scott
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but entrees are expensive
    ac77
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was nicely presented and delicious. Entrees were a little expensive. There was only a choice of two desserts, which was surprising.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bit dated
    james
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The decor was dated... but that's the point. Mimics a hunting lodge (sort of). Food was good (if a bit pricey). Service was good. Good place for a dinner with conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Evening
    Gordon
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went to Gamekeepers to celebrate our recent (about 15 minutes prior) engagement with family. Everyone enjoyed the food; my walleye was fantastic! Our waiter was extremely polite, knowledgeable about the menu, and helped us have a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    carstat
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Had a massage in Chagrin Falls and topped it off with dinner at Gamekeepers with my husband. We chose to eat inside since it was getting chilly even though they do have heaters on the patio. Quiet, relaxing dinner with excellent food. Both of us order the short ribs and they were nicely presented as well as tasting delicious. My husband cleaned his plate and I took some home for lunch the next day. Great place for a cozy romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining!
    257farmtotablediner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Game Keepers is one of our favorite spots to dine! We have sent friends here for all occasions! It never fails! The food is always delicious! We loved the specials of elk, boar, etc. so did our friends when we sent them there. Farm to table is a selling point for us and I know it seems silly but NOT charging for bread & butter! One of our favorite places started to charge for this and our whole group of friends crossed it off our list! We felt it was gouging- whether you wanted it or not. If you want to pay for every item like this go to Ruth Chris! If you want the same quality at a reasonable price so you can dine out more often go to Game Keepers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jbob49
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Four of us were celebrating two birthdays and were very pleased with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FranVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very dissointed with quality of food. I ordered a steak med rare, it came back very rare, I sent it back and it came back all brown, no pink anywhere. I was never asked of it was ok now, so I just left it on the plate. It is pretty hard to mess up a steak order.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High prices/good food $atmosphere
    Lish
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went here for my husbands birthday and they sat us at a nice private booth. The food and drinks were good it's just a little more than we usually spend eating out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb As Always
    RodW
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had always travelled there for a summer luncheon with special friends. The quality and presentation is excellent...the menu variety rewarding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat disappointing
    Surel
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have always considered this to be a "destination" spot for special occasions, but I was somewhat disappointed by the food at this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still charming after 12 years away
    Louster
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I moved away from Cleveland in 2002 and had previously dined here many times . We were back in the area for a wedding and chose to go back for old times sake. It's still lovely , with great little nooks and crannies for either very private dining or the patio for the bustling atmosphere. We both chose meat entrees which were prepared as ordered and the roasted broccoli will make anyone love it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • valentinesdayVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My trout was excellent, but my husband rated his pork chop average. we had an 8:00pm reservation, & when we asked if we could be seated outside they said it would be at least 1 -1/2 hrs. however when we looked outside at 8:30 the patio was pretty dead! Inside looks tired - could use freshening up!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef, new menu = Dissapointment
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food quality was less than expected from past visits. New menu items have replaced time honored favorites, such as Angel Hair Pasta.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    Suzanne
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I always enjoy going to Gamekeepers. In the summer, the back patio is essential. In the winter, the little bar and the room with the fireplace are my favorites. My only hesitation for others is the price. I just took a girlfriend there for a small celebration. We both had an appetizer and then dinner. No drinks; just water. No pricey specials. We managed to spend $90 + tip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot
    MPRNCR
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent food as always. Service was not up to usual standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    SRLSRVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Always good, reliable food. Fun place to sit outside and enjoy the company!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gamekeepers tavern
    Samtrout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I brought my wife back here because it was our two year anniversary , I proposed after our first dinner there. Last time the food was amazing I had the poached pear salad literally the best salad I have ever had , so I was looking forward to it again this time is was very disappointing no fried goat cheese topper tiny plate salad. We also ordered calamari which was the best I have ever had, but didn't get to enjoy it because they Rushed our entrees out , I can't let $40 elk go cold. The entire meal went way to fast , the only time my wife and myself had a babysitter for our three kids we were out at records pace and we even had drinks but we felt rushed out of there .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can always count on for quality
    Kamin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is always fresh and well-prepared. A little expensive, but the meals are always good -- as well as the service. Pleasant dining both indoors and outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    LaLaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've eaten here for many years, but this time around surpassed other experiences. The menu included enough variety to please many palates (in the past, a lot of game has given non-game loving diners limited choice); the service was accomplished, and the food itself was truly excellent. We had requested the patio but it was already full, so we started off feeling a little disappointed given the inside seating, but our table turned out to be superb. Very cozy and comfortable, we were happy with everything about the dinner. In fact, we plan to go back in 2 weeks!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • traveltooVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The patio was very enjoyable and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner on the terrace. I was disappointed at the lack of disclosure that the inside restaraunt is not handicap accessible. We were very lucky that seating was available outside. For a Sunday evening, the restaraunt was busy. By the time we left all of the outdoor tables were full. Several folks were seated inside. Aside from the lack of handicap accessibility, everything was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gamekeepers Taverne
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Enjoyed a tasteful, leisurely dinner. Excellent service and unique menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 655 reviews are from the Gamekeepers Taverne reviews archive.
  • Lovely setting trumps food
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    With just a bit more tweaking (maybe lessen the menu options to give full attention to fewer entrees), the food offerings will match up to the pleasant surroundings and attentive service. The fish tacos are a miss, with too little fish and no lettuce in a sad, make-your-own arrangement. Pasta shapes were too big to eat whole, but too unwieldy to cut, with a disappointedly ordinary taste. Entree salads are the best bet -- plentiful portion and nicely done.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall Great Experience
    Alec
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was fantastic! If you haven't tried it before, get the elk! A very romantic setting. Ask for Micah for your waiter. Great guy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    2boycrazy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went to dinner with my parents and took my 7 and 9 year old sons. The outdoor seating was very nice and a good place to sit if you ave kids. The waiter was very knowledgeable and pleasant. My boys both ordered the filet paired with french fries but they do have a verbal kids menu (chicken fingers, pizza or pasta). My husband had the elk and enjoyed it very much. All of us were pleased with our entrees. It was a nice place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one disappointment
    what
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I made reservations on-line. There was a special request section where I stated that we were coming to celebrate my mother's birthday. My sisters and I wanted to make this extra special since we just lost our stepfather a month ago. The staff overlooked her birthday that night. That was my disappointment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Good food, but very pricey. A salmon salad was $26.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.