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Gamekeepers Taverne
Gamekeepers Taverne

Gamekeepers Taverne Details

  • 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 (440) 247-7744

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.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for many years now, and we can always count on a wonderful meal there, with great service and ambiance. The last visit there was with friends, and we all had a terrific evening and very tasty food!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The menu was tough for me. There was a lot of fish and game, but no chicken entrees or lighter menu items. I ordered the burger which was just fair."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great food (except for brother-in-law's rib-eye) and service by Shane! Our table for 8 was awkward, two of us on each side had to straddle the table legs."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was a great dinner. The food was excellent, the service very enjoyable and the ambiance was just perfect. Love those old homes that have not been so called up-dated. Was a perfect 63rd birthday. Thanks for the memories. We shall return.."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Great place for all levels of food - they serve a GREAT bison burger, as well as all kinds of small, medium and large plate meals. FUN!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I dined here with my significant other and we really enjoyed ourselves. We tried the beet salad, scampi small plate, boar pasta, lamb and iceberg wedge salad. We were given a table by the window. The hostess sat us immediately even after we were about 15 minutes late due to an unexpected snow storm! We are never late! The lamb was really delicious and the wine (Troublemaker Red Blend) was a great find. I will try to find it myself. It was very cozy and comfortable and they had a great selection to choose from. We drove over an hour to get there and we will definitely be back. Overall, a great experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A long time treasure in Chagrin Falls! Just a delicous menu with great tasting food. Service was great! Cant go wrong. Then go for a nice walk around Chagrin. falls."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "After going here for years it just dosent care. Food fine, atmosphere fine, service fine people ok, but nothing is outstanding. If Jekyll's opens back up Gamekeepers will need a game"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Many unique menu choices, but were "out of" a popular fish dish on a Friday in Lent. We were early in the evening and the restaurant was not crowded, so it was hard to understand. Food was good, service a bit stiff."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We haven't been to Gamekeepers in a while, so when i got an email about the $5 burger night Tuesday and Thursday, I thought it would be an opportunity to go back. We were a few minutes early and were immediately seated in the bar. Within a minute or two, we had menus and we were ready to order our dinner. The food was prepared as we ordered and the server was attentive. Overall, I have to say that it was a pleasant evening with excellent food. But, every time we had been there, the food has been very good."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Great service. Specials were unique"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "gamekeepers is a great restaurant in the falls. i like it better in summer when you can sit on patio. but food is so good. service is excellent. they could do with some remodeling inside!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was sooo good and the atmosphere was great! I think we found our new favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Came to Gamekeepers for the first time to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Everyone was attentive and courteous. Our server, Mary, was wonderful! We started off with mussels and crab cakes as appetizers - both were delicious! For entre we had ribs and the salmon special - again, both meals were delicious and beautifully presented. To top it off - chocolate cake with ice cream and raspberry sauce. We would definitely come back to Gamekeepers for another dinner!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "the duck breast special was absolutely incredible."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant that specialized in wild game. Gamekeepers showed up on an internet search so we gave it a try. One word, AMAZING! We invited our family to join us for our birthday celebration. We easily reserved a table for 7. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, especially on a frigid March evening. It reminded me of a hunting or skiing lodge. My husband and I split two entree's, the duck with a savory bread pudding with mushrooms and the elk tenderloin with field mushrooms. Both met or exceeded our expectations. The duck was beautifully prepared, tender and delicious. The elk tenderloin blew our minds! It was so tender it practically melted in our mouths. SO GOOD. We haven't been able to stop talking about Gamekeepers!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our server and the chef were able to serve my daughter a meal without dairy, including making suggestions as to what would be possible. As a result, our restaurant visit was pleasant and worry-free."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal. The menu is quite unique and offers a nice selection including a wide array of wild game dishes. Very nice flavors in the salads, apps and main courses. The servers are attentive and quick to answer any questions. I'll go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We usually prefer to come here in summer to enjoy the patio but celebrated my husband's birthday in Feb; nice time at table by fireplace; enjoyed new menu & new wine selections!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Absolutely love the unique and varied menu. I always find something that I love."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Overall, a very good dining experience for a business dinner. Great food and atmosphere. I plan on going again."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I've been to this place for Lunch before and it being a bit toned down there was still very nice. Decided to give it a whirl for valentines day and it worked out just fine. Waiter and staff was very friendly! Lots of good choices, atmosphere was pleasant. A bit on the expensive side which I would expect but comes with the territory of being a classier restaurant. Would recommend for an anniversary or a fun date."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent meal, good service- we will be back! Acoustics on back DR were a little "off"- other conversations seemed loud and a little distracting. But overall we had a great time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Cozy woodwork and dim lighting make for a romantic evening"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Gamekeepers for Valentine's Day - We were very pleased the only problem was our table location was near the front door and the heating unit blower would kick on every time the door was opened for an extended period of time and the noise from it was a little loud. The server was knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions since we were first timers My husband had the elk medallions an I had the bison ribs everything was tasty, flavorful and the portions were filling. The calamari dusted in corn meal for an appetizer was a dream - We topped off the meal with warm apple cider and warm slices of gingerbread cake YUM"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is always fantastic, from American to wild game. Always prepared properly, presented with care. The servers are knowledgeable about wines. The place to go."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "but the food was not hot, just warm. mussles in sauce should be served hot not warm............service was very good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Always very good, reliable food for the price. Can't beat it for a local place to visit for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Usually this restaurant fulfilled our expectations. But this time the food was so late that we had to ask the manager where is it. The service staff was not reacting. Their famous appetizer was served in a different lumpy fashion. The entree was not up to par, not warm enough and chewy. It seems dated, maybe it needs to renew itself."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "their menu differs on Yelp, open table and their own website, yet when you get there the menu is different then them all. They need to keep them all current. The food is good, we will always go back but they should be doing more with the quality. Its good, should be great. Service when we went was very good. seated right away. hostess's nice."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have lived in the area awhile now and received a gift card to Gamekeepers. It was a great gift. The food and service were GREAT and the place was packed so you know our experience wasn't unusual. We'll be back for future date nights."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Awesome food. Very consistent. It's got great ambiance too - good for a date or even a family night."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Gamekeepers has a great laid back ambiance that creates a wonderful atmosphere for family gatherings, get-togethers with another couple, or just a quiet meal. The food is excellent with a varied menu that has something for everyone. We love it there."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Monday half-price wine night! In front of the fireplace on a very cold night - great setting! Menu somewhat more limited than we remembered."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "This place was awesome! The server knew the menu and even made better suggestions to compliment the entrees ordered. We started with Calamari & Crab cakes which were delicious. Entrees ordered were the special that night of Rack of Lamb & also the Seared Elk Tenderloins. Both were very good but the elk was the most tender flavorful we have had. For dessert we shared the chocolate molten cake and it was just the right amount for two and very yummy."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had an early reservation for NYE and were seated in the booth right by the front door so every time it opened, we got a cold blast. Worst seat in the house. Half the meals were very good (my elk, son's salad & stuffed peppers) but others were very so-so (both pasta dishes). Have had better meals here."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Made our New Year's eve dining experience extra special. The hostess greeted us with a warm smile and was very friendly. Loved the outstanding salads which were very tasty and unusual. The entres were equally delicious with a beautiful presentation. We did not feel rushed by the waitress, being a busy holiday night, and would defintely return in the future."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "All the time we have visitors from outside the city we take them to GT. The food is amazing, ambience really good and good service. Last time the food took a little long to be ready ans they forgot my cocktail. But even though it is a great place."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Excellent food and drinks! Beautiful rustic atmosphere. Loved it."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "food is always good here, have been coming back for years! This trips entrees were cedar planked salmon, and filet oscar. Salmon was excellent, filet was a little overdone but still very tasty."
    Dined on 12/20/2013