Very nice atmosphere, although
Very nice atmosphere, although we felt a bit crammed in as there was very little space around our table (next time we will request a booth). Service was outstanding,
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time to Gamekeepers
Our first time to Gamekeepers Taverne was GREAT - the food is FANTASTIC!
The Bison Short Ribs were a melt in your mouth delite!!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting combinations of
Interesting combinations of flavors and presentations provided an enjoyable Sunday evening meal in this long standing Chagrin Falls establishment. The restaurant was well occupied, but not overcrowded and the wait staff were efficient and knowledgable of the offerings. The restaurant is finalizing some outdoor construction which didn't impact the inside operations in any manner, but will offer some hopeful outdoor options when it opens in May.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have many food issues and they were able to accommodate me very well. The food was DELICIOUS! The bar was very backed up and we had to wait quite a while for our drinks..but they were well made when they arrived. It was crowded but not obnoxiously loud. All in all a very nice night.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice not Stuffy
My husband and I enjoy fine dining but our college-age daughters do not like the formality of some higher-end dining. The Gameskeeper Taverne is a nice balance for my family
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great! Service was excellent. He was there at just the right time and demonstrated great wait skills. Well done!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique entrees and nice atmosphere
Wild game, like venison and boar sausage, are featured items which you cannot get in almost any other restaurant in Cleveland.
I love their seared steak and maytag bleu cheese salad for lunch. It is also offered for dinner. Pastas are not their specialty. Go for their meat dishes (venison, elk, pork, etc.) and you will not be disappointed.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are always thrilled with
We are always thrilled with the food that we order at GameKeepers. We like that they change their menu. Service is great even when they are very busy. Our favorite place for special occasions or just a night out. Very close to the falls.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is an excellent choice for outdoor patio dining. They have revamped the menu, bringing back many of the game related dishes that have made this restaurant's reputation. The food was good, the ambiance was excellent. A real neighborhood favorite.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not up to par
I have eaten numerous times here. It's always been very good, service, food and atmosphere. This time was an exception. I ordered a lunch special. Lemon pepper tilapia. It was overcooked, dry and overly seasoned to me. It came with a Greek salad which was basically yellow, bitter, iceberg lettuce, 3-4 crushed calamatta olives and a few squarely chopped pieces of tomato. I asked for mozzarella cheese instead if the feta. It was sparsely tossed on top. It was a bland salad, I wish they had used more olives, spring greens instead of iceberg, and more tomatoes.
The waiter was pretty much absent the entire meal. I'll go back again, as I said, this was the first negative experience I've had here.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was hot and humid, but our server was patient, attentive, and accommodating. And, although crowded, we did not feel rushed. Thank you...my friend enjoyed her Birthday Lunch..I appreciate your caring for the customer's feedback. Your interest validates why you've stayed in business, successfully, for so many years..barbara
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't been to Gamekeeper's in awhile and had forgotten what a wonderful restaurant it is. My dining companions and I raved about the food and wine. Game is prominent on the menu and the Wild Boar pasta I had was a meal I would return for. My husband/s filet was a Pat LaFrieda steak and was, as he said, one of the tenderest and best ever.
Our waitress was outstanding, explaining the menu and anticipating our needs.
All in all, an outstanding evening. I will not wait too long to go back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wouldn't hesitate to go
I wouldn't hesitate to go here again or to recommend this restaurant to friends! An all around great experience!!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three of us reserved a table indoors at Gamekeeper's. Great service and a good and varied menu.
The one oddity? After our shared appetizer soup sandwich and fries all were served together.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Salmon Special
I had the grilled salmon with a mango salsa that included blueberries. It seemed like an odd combination but it was delicious!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor dining at Gamekeeper's
Still a really good place to dine, but I feel as though Gamekeeper's is slipping a little. The menu is not as diverse or creative; it seems to have been simplified somewhat. My meal was very good (halibut) but I would not rate it outstanding. Service was ok but slightly less attentive than I have seen in the past. Little things seemed off; the Dortmunder draft beer was not cold enough and almost taste like it was a bit old. Still the same great ambiance and with an outstanding outdoor dining area.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend the outdoor dining
We stopped in on the spur of the moment on a Saturday night and opted to eat outside. The patio was relaxing and casual. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful summer evening and the wonderful dining experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been numerous times at Gamekeepers. Always a great experience. Even great for grandkids ages 5 qnd 7.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Atmosphere
The calamari was great as was the elk! Would definitely be back the next time I am in town.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
For our very short outdoor dining season, the patio at Gamekeeper's is a desirable and pleasant place for lunch, dinner and/or drinks. The food is better tasting than it sounds, and it sounds pretty good. I bring guests here frequently and we have never had a less than great experience. When we ask, 'where shall we eat?', the first answer is usually 'Gamekeeper's'.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our four friends enjoyed their meals. My wonton shrimp salad, a special that day, was fair - too much dressing.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate inside. Would have preferred the patio. Food very good. I had Elk tenderloin which was excellent. One member of out party had fish which was dry. They offered to replace. Comped our dessert. Very pleasant evening. I have been going to Gamekeepers for decades and the food is consistently good. Outdoor patio and bar are great. Highly recommend.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Ohio.
Brilliant evening dinning outside, everthing was perfect.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at GameKeeper's Taverne for our anniversary last Sunday night, and the meal and experience was simply phenomenal. We had a Ceasar salad (best dressing I've ever had), chorizo stuffed peppers (yum), my husband had the elk steak (amazing!) and I had the beef medallions with crab sauce and potato medallions (awesome). And when I say potato medallions, I mean cheesy-mashed potatoes, breaded and deep-fried. Oh my. The meats were excellently cooked, sauces added such flavor, service was impeccable, and we had a WONDERFUL time. The homemade cucumber martinis were quite excellent, as well, hehe! We're usually not "fine dining" people, but hands down, best meal we've had in 2-3 years. Thank you for a great night!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I chose to meander in Chagrin Falls as part of our 10th anniversary celebration.
We made reservations at Game Keepers Tavern via Open Table.
I had the Elk dinner suggested by the wait staff. It was cooked perfect and had a wonderful wild mushroom sauce. My wife had the wild boar with crab meat in a alfredo pasta that was equally tasty.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
don't want to do this every time
Did it because it might help Gamekeepers which I love.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spent the day in Chagrin Falls.
Spent the day in Chagrin Falls. Looked on line for places to eat. Gamekeeper's sounded amazing. Love the Patio. Food was excellent!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Realized I had the wrong dinner after a couple bites but waitress did not return. When she did, my girlfriend was almost done eating. Waitress apologized but did not offer to correct error, made no accomodation on the meal cost, not even a complimentary drink or desert. Point is I do not go out to eat random $28.00 dinners.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening on the patio
good selection of wines by the glass, excellent service and dishes prepared just right
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quaint ambience & good food/service
Long established venue with quaint ambience, reliable food and excellent service. The inside has a log-cabin feeling, with a warren of small rooms that feel cozy if not a bit too isolated from other diners. The menu has a lot of game on the menu, other options exist but are more limited. That said, we non-game eaters loved our meals in spite of the limited choice. The service was superb - attentive without being intrusive. A consistently good experience here, but if you want a buzzy atmosphere, this is not the place for you. Better choice for those wishing a livelier atmosphere would be this same restaurant out on the patio, which is charming, especially at lunch, if weather permits.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
great restaurant in the falls
gamekeepers is a great restaurant in chagrin falls. their food is always good, service for the most part is good. lots of choices on menu. the outside patio is wonderful in summer. pass on dessert and go to jennis, or ice cream shop for your dessert.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the falls
We enjoyed lunch at Gamekeeper's Tavern. It is set in beautiful Chagrin Falls, and has a history. The food was delicious, and just the right amount. I also had a dark and stormy night drink, and it was wonderful. Great service and great food.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service and food
Wonderful service and food like always. Patio bar and dining always enjoyable.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The scampi special was superb! Our friend had the pork chop and loved it! Kevin was an awesome server! Fun night! Love Gamekeepers!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for an anniversary celebration. Had a 5:15 reservation - well before their rush hour and before the place gets busy/louder. I wanted to get a quiet table for the 4 of us to chat. There are many nooks where they have tables. Quiet little corners away from the hustle of the bar and walkways. Unfortunately for us, they put us at one of the worst possible tables in the restaurant. Have a distinct feeling they gave us that table because we reserved thru Open Table. People and staff were constantly walking by, brushing up against us, etc. Takes away from the celebratory/romantic atmosphere. Also very distracting.
Service was slow. Dinner took 2.5 hours.
Food is good. We got the grilled trout and striped bass. Both were good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Liked it very much, as did my guests from out of town.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gamekeepers is a perennial favorite
Gamekeepers is a perennial favorite in Chagrin Falls with a great patio, food and ambiance. Friendly and reliable, it also has unusual game dinner presentations in season. The menu has enough variety for the foodie, yet consistently satisfies those who return for their favorites. Enjoy!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night with friends
Dependably good. Warm friendly atmosphere with delicious food. A little loud in back dining room where we were seated but that was ok. Southwest salad was very good. Wine list respectable.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ordered the Caprese Salad appetizer special and the waiter Kevin must've overheard my husband say he'd try a little bit of it, because 10 minutes later we were presented with TWO separate dishes, one order divided up into hearty "his & her" portions! Very nice touch that made a impromptu evening out that much better. Thanks Kevin!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected
Went for sweetest day. We were the youngest people there. It was incredibly loud. The layout is weird. The food- amazing.
Our waiter- amazing. The "greeters" less- way less- that amazing. Bordering on rude actually. I'm vegetarian so only one pasta dish to choose from. I do eat fish so that's why we decided this was a place to try. My husband said the filet oscar was out of this world. Lobster nachos were a great dish. Didn't have dessert because Jeni's is just around the corner. Overall- an 8.9 out of 10.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very pleasant business lunch here. We each (4) ordered something different off of the menu and none of us were displeased. Even the Elk tips were good. We shared an appetizer (spinach dip), which was really outstanding.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and Private!
I chose this restaurant for my boyfriend's birthday and we were not disappointed! The fireplace and lodge-like dining room were welcome on a cold, rainy Saturday night. The masculine decor - consisting of antler-inspired lighting and framed collections of sportsmen's conquests - actually enhanced the romantic ambience of the restaurant. The service was perfect! We were given time to enjoy our wine by the fire without feeling pressured or ignored. The Elk was so silky that it melted in our mouths! We also had the Boar Chops and a side of Sweet Potato Hash with poached pears (and an orange sauce that we are STILL trying to re-create at home!) Overall this was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was well extremely enjoyable from the appetizer to the dessert. We enjoyed every bite. The tavern has a great atmosphere with each room having its own ambiance. We will return again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food. Fun neighborhood.
Great Food. Fun neighborhood. Dinner and drinks for 2 was $100. Worth it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, cozy atmosphere
I love the warm, cozy atmosphere of Gamekeeper's Taverne. I requested a table near the fireplace when making the reservation online. After being seated, they quickly brought a generous basket of warm bread which had a delicious crust. Their homemade New England clam chowder is by far the best I've ever had: whole clams, nice and tender. I also had the turkey and brie sandwich with apple slices and apple butter....absolutely delicious. For dessert, we shared the warm gingerbread with ice cream. It was perfect. I would definitely order the same items again. Service was friendly and attentive. Overall, a great dining experience.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Special Occasions
I've only ever been here twice, but each time it felt so special, with amazing food and service to make my short stay there all the more enjoyable.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first year Gamekeepers Tavern opened for Thanksgiving. The fixed menu offered turkey breast or ham slices or a combination of each, mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes,haricots vert. and cornbread stuffing. A warm cranberry sauce was also served on the side. My turkey slices were very moist and flavorful and my husband said the ham was also very good. Our server and the entire staff were very gracious We enjoyed being able to sit across from the fireplace and appreciated that the hostess was able to accommodate my mother's need to sit at a table. The food, the snow, the New England feel of the town all added up to a lovely Thanksgiving Day. I now count Gamekeepers as part of my Thanksgiving tradition.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were both
Food and service were both great. We ordered the roasted chicken and the seared elk tenderloin. Both meat were cooked to perfection, tender and flavorful.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gamekeepers November 12 2013
I had the Elk which was superb! The sauce compliments the meat perfectly. The fingerling potatoes are a good compliment but I added a side of brussel sprouts which were cooked just right - definitely a little al dente and not mushy.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Gamekeepers
We have been to Gamekeepers many times. The menu is interesting and has selections you will not find anywhere. I loved the Elk lunch special. The server was knew his wines. That is always a plus. Any time we are in the area that is one of our must stop by and eat.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM