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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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INDOOR SEATING ONLY.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our first time back in more than a decade and we were rather disappointed. Our waitress was friendly but clueless. The food was good but nothing special. I wonder if the summer is a weak period for them, given their schtick."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Gamekeeper's. At this visit, however, our entrees arrived while we were still eating our appetizers. This made us feel rushed and discouraged me from ordering that glass of wine with dinner. In spite of this, we love this place & will be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed another beautiful outdoor lunch. Service and food were great in lovely setting."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I made reservations online, indicated it was a special occasion and requested a table with a view. When we arrived they did not have any record of the reservation or the special request. We were seated at a table near the doorway, with no view at all.The front bar was completely empty, closed and unstaffed. Very uninviting. When we mentioned to our server that the menu was different than the one online, the waiter said the chef of 25 years had recently retired and therefore the new chef would be going in a different direction. The highlight of the meal was a beet salad, but it ended there. No atmosphere AT ALL.Staff seemed too casual and did not appear to care. Complimentary glass of champagne was nice though."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "knowledgeable staff in a lovely environment that serves delicious game meats. The night I went had pheasant, venison, wild boar, and elk all on the menu, as well as an assortment of staple meats and a couple vegetarian options. Everything was delicious. I can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved the decor! waitress was very polite and attentive. Nice quiet place to get away w/great food. If I had to complain I'd say the menu is limited"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service was excellent. We had the perfect table and the food was outstanding"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Haven't been to the Gamekeepers in a few years and in that time it appears to have lost sight of it's origins. The Gamekeeper was one of the old Chagin Falls "haunts" where you got a substantial meal, a "country club" drink and a waiter who knew what the chef had well prepared plus any details of your presence, never inexpensive, but always a good value. Currently; the food good, menu selections modest, portions small, still not inexpensive, but with a programmed wait staff, not a good value. I realize the Chagin Falls area is changing in it's demographics and as such the incoming clientel don't have the same opinion of these values. It's still a nice old resturant and I'm hoping they can regroup. They completely forgot my wifes birthday."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "gamekeepers is the best in the summer. there is nothing like sitting on a patio with friends, relaxing, and having a great lunch. their food is always good. service could be better but they are busy, its summer!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We booked a table for 4. When arrived a little early intending to sit at the bar. They were able to seat us when we walked in. The waiter was a liitle overwhelmed, had to remind him of food ordered twice. One party did not get their veg. That being said, the wait staff were polite and pleasant with out being overly friendly. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Gamekeepers used to be a great restaurant; I hadn't been in several years & came from out of town for a special occasion, making reservations the evening before. Our reservations were misplaced, the service was extremely slow and disinterested, and the food was similar to what one could find at a "mom and pop" diner. This restaurant is certainly not what it used to be, and definitely not worth the prices. A very telling detail: instead of a teaspoon being provided with coffee, we were given plastic coffee stirrers (just like you'd get at McDonald's). I don't know who's in charge now, but they obviously care little about their business & certainly will never see me again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great selection of good but I was a little disappointed in my scallop dish. It wasn't very got, however ambiance is great and everything else was very good. Will be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We liked the neighborhood and our waitress was helpful and attentive. My elk loin came out beyond well done the first time and when they remade it was still flavorless. The risotto side was ok, but the mushrooms were burnt to ash. Our appetizers weren't much better. I'd be embarrassed to recommend this place to a friend."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had a lovely lunch there during Art in the Park. We made reservations and there was no wait. Received a very nice table. Waitress made error in order but replacedf quickly and apologized profusely. This was the second pleasant lunch enjoyed recently. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a lovely time with great food. Seems that they upgraded the menu and much better"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and service is always great at Gamekeepers. Ambiance on the patio in the summer is outstanding. Inside is just OK."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Previously, I had been a fan of this restaurant but now I would not recommend it because the prices have soared and the menu choices are more limited. It is good for outdoor dining and lunch, but I will not return any time soon for dinner because of the prices and menu. Cleveland has so many more notable places to dine with a better menu selection at better prices."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great for outdoor dining but it rained, therefore we were seated inside, very noisy. While the food was good, I would have liked a broader menu selection in all categories. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We are never disappointed when we eat at Gamekeepers. The staff and food are wonderful. We take friends there often. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Server was very accommodating, everyone had a good time."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food and wine were delicious and the outdoor patio was so lovely!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Always good, reliable, food. Sat outside and had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "While we dine indoors during most of the year, we love summer dining at the outdoor patio. I think that it's one of the best in the area."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We got there at 8:15 and left at 10:15 because it took so long to get our food! Very upsetting. The waitress kept saying how busy they were......"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was my first time at GateKeeps but it will not be my last. Good food and good service makes this a must to dine at when I am in the area! Will recommend to my friends! i"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Business partners from out of town so selected Gamekeepers as it is reliable, however I was overwhelmingly surprised at the outstanding food. The current chef surpasses any Chef for the past 25 years that I have been dining at Gamekeepers. Service was equal to the food."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had a group of five. We got there early for a 7:30 reservation and went next door to the wine bar for a drink. I ordered Glenlivet neat and was shocked to see the price was $13.50 each. A bit much for this scotch. For dinner, I ordered the scallops which were very good. Everything else on the plate was bland and tasteless. The service was the best part of the evening. Kevin was great!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Gamekeeper's was my personal choice to celebrate my birthday with family. The food was outstanding! I had the special salmon dish. I never order fish at a restaurant because it's just not my favorite. However, I am so glad I did. However, our server was not friendly at all. She seemed impatient with our questions and rushed through taking our orders, delivering our meals, clearing our plates, etc. In addition, we were seated in an area where we were not able to experience the true ambiance of Gamekeeper's. That was very disappointing to me."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I have dined at Gameskeepers for many years, for both lunch and dinner. I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed in my meal or the service there. They are consistent in both quality, service and atmosphere ! The outdoor patio is one of the prettiest in the Chagrin Valley... The menu is varied - appetizers, salads both big and small, pastas, sandwiches, excellent entree's.....and amazing desserts ! Really - you can not go wrong there !"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I was disappointed by the quality of the food served when I had dinner the other night. In comparison to previous visits the menu selections, service, and food has markedly declined. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The patio dining was very enjoyable which helped balance the so-so customer service from the waitstaff. Beautiful surroundings, not very loud or crowded, as in tables too close. The turkey brie sandwich was tasty and those who got the Alonzo Burger were very pleased with it even though it was told to us it was "boring". The great patio is what really made the lunch enjoyable for our group. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be an amazing dining experience. The hostess was welcoming, our server was wonderful, and the food was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "New chef and a new menu is a great idea. Execution fell short of expectations. Appetizers were greasy and chewy. The entre had to be sent back as it was undercooked."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Extremely slow service. My daughter became violently ill after eating here."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went out for my husband's birthday and really enjoyed our experience. The staff was friendly and responsive from the moment we walked in until the moment we walked out. We also had great meals that were the perfect portion size. I had a delicious goat cheese and poached pear salad and the crab cakes, which came with a wonderful aioli, and my husband had the salmon special with wasabi mashed potatoes that he really enjoyed. The dining rooms and bar area were all low-key, and we would love to come back with our parents. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "AWESOME DINING EXPERIENCE we always have a good meal and experience at Gamekeepers. Our guests tried the meat loaf and loved the combination of wild game in the meat."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had a great family Easter dinner--laid back and comfortable."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The atmosphere is pleasant inside but a little annoying that the floor and table shake every time somebody walks by. Not much they can do about that. The fish was prepared perfectly, and the service was great even on a holiday. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Either give me great food or big portions of good food. My husband & I thought the food was just ok and the portions were rather small. We won't be going there again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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