Famous for an evolving menu that blends the traditional with the exotic, The Gamekeeper features a selection of perfectly prepared game plus a range of continental and American entrees.
Acclaimed chef Ken Gordon and wife Wendy are owners who bring tremendous warmth and skill to the table treating you more as friends than guests. You'll experience a meal to remember that includes fine wines, decadent desserts, and a generous serving of personal attention. You'll leave happy and impressed with a desire to return soon!
grilled pekin duck breast* with honey mashed sweet potatoes, blackberry & port-demi glaze
cornmeal crusted rainbow trout, creamy green onion polenta and lemon caper salsa
smooth chocolate martini cheesecake with oreo crust & chocolate kahlua sauce
Very lovely!! My bf and I love coming here when we are in town!
It’s was unique. One of the best dining experience I have ever had. The service was perfect, starting with the valet parking, the hostess, barman, Matre D, waiter and the kitchen. All perfect. Then the food, again perfect. An amazing experience. I would recommend to anyone. We will be back.
Service was very nice...ambiance/atmosphere was cozy and warm...which was nice with snow on the ground outside. The food was outstanding! CANNOT say a single negative thing about this experience..though the menu is a bit 'pricey', the entire experience is something superb.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!
The staff was exceptional in terms of service, attitude and pride in both their appearance and professionalism.
I have lived in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago and now Chapel Hill NC...the Gamekeeper is on a par with the best of the best in my opinion.
This is one of our go to restaurants in the area. The food on was excellent and service also. As a side note, my wife had recently broken her ankle and was in a cast. The 2 young men valet parking could not have been nicer and any more help getting her up the ramp and into the dining room - in the snow and ice.
Can't go wrong here.
We can't thank you enough for coming in to see us. More importantly, thank you so much for sharing your appreciation for our valets and their tireless efforts running up and down our hill! We feel very fortunate to have them and your regards have been shared. We look forward to seeing you again on a warmer occasion and wish your wife a speedy recovery. Kindest Regards, GK
Hit the Gamekeeper every time we go to Boone. It never disappoints. Bar is well stocked and drinks are tasty. Service is top notch and food is fantastic. Shared oysters and the mixed grill along with some Osso Buco which melted in our mouths. Will always stop here when I’m town
Food, beverages, and service were fantastic. The meal was delicious, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We will be dining here again.
Outstanding as always, specially their service!! They made me feel so special on my Birthday :)
Great service and great food
Our experience was very similar to others. Food was terrific AND ample - no room for dessert. Each of us had potato soup. Entrees were duck and emu. First time with emu. Very interesting flavor, cooked perfectly with nice accompanied sides. Nice table opposite fireplace on a cold night. Service is top notch from valet parking to waiters and other servers. Worth the price. A complementary birthday dessert taken home.
It was a friends birthday
This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. My husband and I consider ourselves food snobs and this dinner was exquisite. I want to go back to Boone just to have dinner here. I seriously walk around thinking about that Bison tenderloin.
The food and service is spectacular! For the price and the ambience they could use some updated and more comfortable seating and some white tablecloths to really make the point. I’d highly recommend this restaurant.
Hands down the most romantic and overall most phenomenal dinner experience my wife and I have ever had. From the valet parking service to the personable interactions by all team members, our visit was one to remember. Not to mention everything we ordered was made to perfection. It's no wonder why the Gamekeeper is listed as one of America's most romantic restaurants to visit. Can't wait to visit again with my wife! You definitely get what you pay for and it is well worth it!
Excellent service, Morgan was attentive during the whole process. She explained the various dishes and beamed about her job.
Driveway was extremely slick getting up other than that 99% happy
The service was very slow. The waitress was having trouble dealing with the 2 of us and a table of 4. She focused on the table of 4. Also, I have recently had knee replacement and walk with a cane. The railings were covered in snow so that made navigating the stairs an added challenge.
We celebrated our anniversary at the Gamekeeper and it was a wonderful experience. The service was great and the food was delicious
Amazing! We have been travelling from Atlanta just to eat here for over 10 years!!!
It is always a pleasure to return to The Gamekeeper, and we love taking friends for a first-time experience there. The mountain-chic ambiance is warm and inviting, and the food very satisfying. Our table enjoyed the duck (always perfect), bison, scallops, and a cornmeal crusted trout that was stellar. The service is exceptional, and special kudos to the kind waiter who served our bottle of Leviathan and took the time to explain the connection to winemaker Andy Erickson of Screaming Eagle Winery fame. It is sincerely this sort of passion that elevates a dining experience from memorable to the singular.
The food was superb. I recommend the mixed game grill and the bison tenderloin! It was not as fancy on the inside as I expected it to be. The meal was pricey, but it was worth it overall.
Outstanding and amazing dinner. My husband has not stopped talking about the bison dish he had for dinner. The atmosphere is gorgeous and staff were very attentive. Best meal we have had in a very long time.
Everything we ate was amazing. Top notch dinning experience. The bread pudding was the best dessert I have ever had.
The best restaurant ever. We drove from Florida8 hours to have dinner there.
Absolutely fantastic, as usual. We come every time we’re in Blowing Rock.
Favorite restaurant for a special dinner. The bread pudding is fabulous. Fresh and prepared perfectly.
Love this restaurant! Always accommodating, great service, fabulous food!!
We have been wanting to try out Gamekeeper for a long time, but now that we have, it will be hard to keep us away. What an interesting restaurant with lots of character, romance, and great food. Everything we had was delicious, and the service - exceptional.
Just go!!!! Amazing food but you will have to shell out the $$$$. Service is outstanding. Menu is unique. Worth the drive and worth the price.
My wife and I decided on The Gamekeeper to celebrate my birthday. The vibe is exactly as we expected; upscale rustic with exceptional service and friendliness. The food was amazing! We ordered the rabbit, elk, and bison. All were exceptionally presented and cooked to our liking. We left full and content. Will return without a doubt.
This is the best of all the restaurants in the Boone area. I have always had an amazing experience here but this time was extraordinary! It was my 50th birthday and they pulled out all of the stops. I can’t begin to express the superior service we received. Tanner treated us like we were the only people in the room. Needless to say, every bite of food was perfectly prepared and the beverages were top notch. My favorite part of the entire evening was the hostess though. She made sure everything was perfect and checked in with me often during our dinner. I want to send her a personal thank you. I’m counting the moments until our return.
The Gamekeeper is my new go-to special occasion restaurant. The menu is fresh and different. The staff is gracious and friendly. I love the rustic setting combined with the perfectly prepared game. Our dinner there was perfect in every way.
Absolutely fantastic! Every time. Wish we could be here more often. Looking forward to it again.
Our party of 4 agrees that this was one of the best meals we have ever tried. We got elk, emu, bison and trout. Every dish was outstanding. Never had turnips and carrots that tasted so good. Can't believe that it's taken us this long to eat at the Gamekeeper! Can't wait to return.
Great for special occasions, food was excellent and exotic.
Our 5th or 6th dinner there and we always enjoy it! Great food, cozy dining rooms and bar.
The food was delicious, we had bison and elk that was tender and flavorful. The service was great, attentive but not hovering. Having valet services made getting in and getting out easy.
Outstanding dishes you can’t get other places. Our table had a appetizer with 5 different game meats and sausage. It was outstanding. Entrees at our table were Elk, Emu and Bison. All were amazing. The Emu was the consensus best...but only by a slim margin. The only mild drawback was a party of young ladies, who seemed a few drinks in, sat a the table behind us and we’re very loud. Their language was less than appropriate for the wonderful restaurant. Not everyone wants to be party to their conversations while trying to enjoy a very nice meal
This is a great restaurant for a special occasion especially for adventurous meat eaters. Made a reservation and ate here with my family. It was in a beautiful mountain setting and had great service. Very pricey, though. Valet parking only. We loved the warm crackling fire and lodge setting. They even made a huge plate of veggies for my vegan eater. The best was the elk, served medium rare at chef's recommendation. Very tender. The crawfish turtle alligator fritters were delicious and fun.
Perfect dining experience. Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat.
I have & will continue to rave to everyone about this place. By far my & my husbands favorite restaurant! Exceptional in every category! Incredible food. Great cocktails & wine selection. Fabulous waitstaff. Can’t say enough!
The Gamekeeper is rated 4.9 stars by 2307 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.