A community favorite, the Gamekeepers Taverne in Chagrin Falls, OH has been in existence for decades and features cozy dining rooms with fireplaces as well as an award-winning courtyard. The chef, Michael Slater has created a menu that reflects the finest seasonal ingredients and the trademark wine list is designed to pair perfectly with any menu choice.
Separate menus for lunch and dinner, as well as happy hour ensure that Gamekeepers Taverne has something for everyone. The dinner menu includes soups and salads, including the pear and goat cheese salad. There are appetizers such as pork belly or ostrich satay, and pasta and entr�es include vegetarian as well as the game-based dishes that give the Gamekeepers Taverne its name.
Enjoyed dining outside, weather was perfect; it was quiet, and server was attentive.
Seated on patio. Service was just ok. The evening was a half-off wine night but the bottle ordered was not available. Chose a higher priced wine. While management would not meet the price he offered a half-off a bottle during a future visit. My salmon was excellent. Fish tacos were mediocre.
Awesome! This was a fun evening with great food and evening capped on patio.
Everything was great, though our server smelled of smoke and it was obvious he was taking smoke breaks in between serving. Which wasn't a real issue other than that he was handling our drinking glasses and it was unclear if he was washing his hands in between as well. It wasn't a large distraction, but something we noticed. Other than that the server did do something odd in so much that my wife asked his recommendation between two dishes and he recommended a third dish of which she had no intention of getting. It wasn't mean spirited but unhelpful and slightly rude by ignoring her request. The server was very nice other than that, and was prompt.
The service unfortunately was extremely slow- waited over 75 minutes for our food, no water refill in the interim or offers of additional bread.
Our experience was very enjoyable! We all enjoyed our meals. My sweet potato fries were dry and tasteless. Our waitress was wonderful. She apologized for the potatoes and brought me a dessert. She was friendly and knowledgeable.
I will return😊
We love the ambiance of the patio but the food was terrible. I think the menu is not very interesting and the execution of the dishes was terrible. I don't think we'll go back unless its for a glass of wine.
We checked out the new summer menu was somewhat disappointed. The fish tacos item was very small for a dinner entree - more like an appetizer. They used to have a wonderful wedge salad but no longer. The burger (veal/elk?) was great, however.
A very good place for lunch - sat outside and enjoyed the patio. There is a varied menu and the prices for lunch are reasonable. We return there frequently.
The pear salad was great. The crab cakes, duck and everything salmon were excellent and the key lime pie was tart and delicious. Dining on the patio was what outdoor dining should be -comfortable and casual.
Drinks were good, soda was a bit stale, decent food selection, but food tasted par and not up to its price.
Service was bad left after 20 minutes waited for the waiter
The scene at the hostess station gave a good indicator of the rest of the experience: a waiter/manager was berating the hostess for table bookings on the computer. I was then seated in the middle of a high traffic area, and was told I couldn't be moved. It took a long time to get a simple glass of water. The inattentive, slow service continued throughout dinner. I don't blame our waiter - he seemed overwhelmed. We could hear chaos in the kitchen and see chaos with waiters flying back and forth past our table, usually too fast to get their attention. The salads were good. The cedar planked salmon came with a sweet sauce on top that ruined the salmon. The side squash was boring. My friend's salmon on a southwest salad was very good. Many years ago when I lived in Chagrin, this was a favorite place to eat for great food, service and ambiance. This was my first time back in a while - maybe I caught it on a bad night, but I'd hesitate returning on my next visit.
We've eaten here a few times, and have always had a wonderful experience. This time was different. We had to ask the waiter about specials. He couldn't really tell us much about them. Both my husband and my entrees were cold, so we asked that they be reheated. The waiter was extremely apologetic, but it took an age for the reheated plates to arrive. In the meantime, our guests had nearly finished their food. Also had to ask for another glass of wine after I finished the first. Just very disappointed, and not sure we will return.
We had a very nice lunch. Great place to be outdoors. Got there after the rush so was quieter than normal.We both had salads which we enjoyed. Server seemed little distracted but was friendly and nice. Is a great place to sit outside when the weather is nice.Would go back and recommend to friends
Wonderful food, great and friendly service in an historic building. In the summer sitting in the garden is so beautiful. In cool weather inside by the fireplace cannot be beat for genuine atmosphere
The food the variety of choices were top shelf ! The service was excellent!
We celebrated Mother's Day with brunch at Gamekeeper's Taverne and were not disappointed. Service, drinks and food were all excellent.
Food was okay, breakfast meal was very over-cooked - did not serve toast at all. Constantly had to ask server for things. Was not worth the money.
The meal and service were wonderful. The only thing I didn't enjoy was being put in a room that was like an "add-on" that is probably used for small parties. It felt removed from the charm of the restaurant. It seems as if they also put noisy children in that room as well.
We wanted to have a tasty meal with a seldom seen brother...and found the location excellent, the food very good (the Ahi Tuna appetizer was outstanding), and the ambiance warm on a cool evening. The noise level in the dining area with the fireplace did get a bit noisy toward the end of the meal, but overall, a good experience. I'd return again when we are next in town.
Food was tasty. Good choices. Not many specials. Tomato Bisque was great
Great dining experience, menu offers a variety of options for everyones preference. Excellent service and reasonable prices.
Waiter acted as though he was doing us a favor by taking order. Drink order was wrong. Appetizers arrived at almost the same time as appetizers.
Love that the menu changes regularly. It was totally different than when we dined there shortly after Christmas. It makes each visit an adventure. All of our entree were very good. The wine selections are good and reasonably priced. Will definitely return!
We enjoyed the $20 coupon we received as loyalty members. Wee also enjoyed the prix fix dinner: the Salmon and Pork were excellent. Both the Wedge and Caesar salads were tasty and
the gingerbread and checks desserts hit the spot. Great service and nice ambiance.
Went with my family for Easter brunch. The server was excellent and the food very good. Lots of people and energy .
We had a group of 7 for the Easter Brunch. Service was good, and all enjoyed the meals - both "breakfast" and "lunch" entrees.
This was our second time at Gamekeepers. The first time, a couple years ago, we stumbled upon it on a warm summer evening and sat out on the patio. It was lovely. This time around was less impressive. We sat in a room that seemed like it was a different restaurant, it was just so far away from everything and everyone else, which really threw us off. The server was sweet and quirky, but she seemed like she was a little off that day. That didn't really bother us.
The food took a moment to come out. We got the crab cakes for an appetizer and it was by far the best part of the meal. The entrees were decent, but nothing amazing. Everything had good flavor and was cooked properly (except for my butternut squash-- it was a little undercooked and still hard). It didn't stand out though. The prices, then, seemed a little too high for what we received. My date would disagree, but I would give it another chance.
Great food and wine!
Our last visit was two years ago. Our server Stephen, was very accomandating and professional. From the time we arrived until the time we left we were made to feel welcomed. Although the food was tasty, I thought it was overpriced for the amount served. Try the fried tomatoes they were delicious and normally I don't eat bread, but it was served hot and tasted fresh baked...yum
We were happy to secure a last minutes reservation. We were seated in a nice booth. Service was excellent! Pear salad and burger with Brie were standouts. Short rib was extremely dry which was disappointing. Nice wine choices.
Sometimes we go to Gamekeepers and can't get a seat...other times, there isn't anyone there...this time... No one....
Service was good, not great. Personality of server was flat and frankly odd and uncomfortable. Drinks, food, company was spectacular -- highly recommend as a local or newbie to Chagrin Falls.
I wanted a new place to try for Valentine's Day for a party of four. The menu is what made me choose this restaurant. After reading up on the winter menu I found four entrees that I would be happy with along with a couple things on the drink list I would be happy to try. We arrived and were seated and the placement of the lights aimed at our table made it hard to even read the menu it was so bright only where we were sitting. I guess because of the holiday the menu was shortened and had only maybe six choices for dinner and only one of the dinners was what I was looking at ordering. We sat for some time before a waitress approached our table and gave us the limited drink menu for the night. Nothing on it was what was on the original menu. We started to order our dinners and after three of us ordered the elk loin which is a dinner offered on the winter menu every day we were told they were out of it. At that point I was ready to leave just because nothing else on the menu seemed appealing. But it was Valentine's Day and wouldn't be able to get in anywhere else. I ordered a small steak thinking that you can't go wrong with that. I can get that any place but nothing else offered seemed to match what they claim to offer. I added for medium rare as did another person in our party. My steak came out completely cooked through, no red at all. I'm not the type of person to send food back so I ate it anyways. It was the worst tasting piece of meat I had ever tasted. For what we paid for dinner by the end of the night I was very disappointed. The four of us will not be returning to this restaurant.
Valentine's Day dinner was great. The service was friendly and highly efficient. Each dish was prepared to perfection. Thanks to everyone who made our night special.
Great meal and service, especially for Valentine's Day when service anywhere is dicey. Nice environment and friendly wait staff, and isn't too noisy either. Parking can be a little tedious if it is busy, but great once you get inside. Food is cooked perfectly. Would recommend to anyone.
Food was good but service was terrible. We were also seated in a hallway near the entrance where we had the honor of listening to the hostesses complaints about life. For a $50 per person meal, I expected much better ambiance, but the squeaky floor covered in vinyl tile, terrible service, terrible parking situation, and limited Valentine's day menu will keep me from going back a second time. I recommend spending your money elsewhere.
We were one of the first couples to arrive. Everything was nice and warm inside except for when the food came in it was cold in a little pricey not very impressed will not go back again and would not recommend
Love taking visitors to Gamekeepers Taverne. Their entrees are unique, the service is excellent, and the restaurant is in a beautiful Northeast Ohio village.
Great food, as always. Waited 18 minutes for our waitress to say hello and get our drink order. She never introduced herself either. But the meals was fantastic once we got the correct food. Don't be in a hurry to go somewhere if dining here.