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!
From the moment we walked through the door. The staff was unprofessional, they keep asking us the same questions.
The most appalling was OVERLY flirtatious
floor manager. Bending over my husband,
Showing her boobs, bending over to put her rearend in men's face. I was not the only one who felt that way.
Perfect! Absolute best experience. From the food to the people, and the special exclusive Happy Birthday rendition written by a staff member. My wife had a great birthday experience in the mountains!
Great restaurant for a special occasion. Food & Service were great. Will definitely go back.
Amazing food, great service, fantastic atmosphere. Will definitely be returning and will recommend to everyone
Amazing atmosphere and the food is outstanding!!!!
The food was superb and the service was outstanding. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.
Great experience in every way. Location is perfect high up to have great sunset views. Asked for a table for sunset view in advance and they delivered. Valet parking person was outstanding greeting us as our first impression. Food was perfect, something for everyone from typically done extremely well to adventurous and amazing. I could go on.....you will not be disappointed.
Excellent service, each meal looked like a work of art and tasted delicious
Always our favorite place to dine!
The Gamekeeper is outstanding in every way. It is THE MOST unique and amazing restaurant in this entire area! Great for special occasions! Love the food! Love all the people who work there and make the experience so WONDERFUL!
Fabulous service and food. Thank goodness for valet given the pouring hard rains we were having! They made my friend feel special with a birthday sign. So thoughtful!
Absolute favorite! Never a disappointment for any occasion. Cheers to Ken and Wendy!
As always, dining at the Gamekeeper was a treat. The service and attention to detail was outstanding and the food was delicious.
Cannot say enough great things about my birthday dinner at the Gamekeeper! From the moment you reach the top of the driveway (sigh of relief as it was raining steadily) to be met by the parking valet with an umbrella for the climb up the stairs, you feel that you are a valued guest. I would exceed allotted characters mentioning all the special touches that make you feel welcome. Rest assured that there is nothing pretentious or stuffy - every employee seems to sincerely enjoy what they do and where they work. First time for both of us eating wild game - both our dinners were delicious! Bread pudding, their signature dessert, takes a humble dish to a whole new level. And expect generous portions perfectly prepared. Capping off the evening was a personal birthday song (sung very quietly) by the owner. Beautiful views of the mountains, first class food and service in a homey atmosphere...do NOT miss Gamekeeper if you are in the Boone area!
Excellent everything!!! A great place to celebrate a special occasion or a fun place to hang out at the bar. I can’t wait to try their new patio area. Wonderfully friendly staff! Unique selections on the menu. If you want something refreshingly different, this is it!
Never fails. Awesome. Every. Time.
Nothing but perfection!
The Gamekeeper is a perfect restaurant for an Anniversary or special occasion, you don't have to dress up if you don't want to but what's the fun in not.
Great experience , beautiful stone cottage nestled in the North Carolina mountains . Engaged , thoughtful staff , amazing food and interesting wine choices . The bourbon bread pudding was one of the best desserts ever . Overall wonderful meal .
I have difficulty walking so we're arrived a bit early, not expecting the valet parking right at the handicap accessible ramp.
We were greeted at the entrance by name, by the hostess who seated us promptly, and wished us a happy anniversary
(There was a sign on the table saying "Happy Anniversary,"a very nice touch)
We ordered drinks and appetizers which were perfection. The escargot and fried green tomatoes are our favorites.
For dinner, we ordered the elk with potatoes and roasted vegetables. All were prepared perfectly. The elk was a perfect medium rare.
Dessert was their bread pudding served in an individual souffle dish. You will not be disappointed.
It seemed the entire staff went out of their way, to make a special occasion, very special.
I absolutely love this restaurant. I love everything about it! To start off with the service is amazing. The Maitre D Kappa is the best I’ve ever experienced and I’ve been around the food/ restaurant business all my life. Her attention to detail is unmatched. The food is incredible! I’m from the Bahamas and so Bison and other game are really not on our menus so when I visit the Bison for me is a must have. Great wines!! Overall one of my top 3 when visiting the Asheville area. The hour drive is well worth it!! See you guys again soon I hope
I love everything about this place. They have a lovely staff and such a pretty layout inside. It’s very relaxing and enjoyable. I will always go and recommend it to my friends. Everything on the menu is absolutely incredible.
We celebrated our anniversary there, and were treated like royalty. Everyone was so gracious and friendly, as though we were long friends. The service and food were second to none. When we are back in the area, we will definitely dine at The Gamekeeper again. Absolutely wonderful!
We went for my husband’s birthday. The food and service were excellent!
Wonderful food and dining experience.
The restaurant staff is extremely friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is very cozy with beautiful views. The food is exceptional and proves that wild game prepared correctly has amazing flavor and complexity. Thank you!
fantastic food and service! we love the game platter! you cannot go wrong at this restaurant with any of their dishes. the portion sizes are more than enough! Kappa, the maître d′ is wonderful with customers and always so helpful. This place is down to earth with amazing food and ambiance.
We enjoyed the charcuterie sampler and our elk and rabbit entrees. Desserts looked very tempting too, especially the cheesecake, but we did not have room. Definitely next time! Outstanding wine selection, priced to please everyone from the novice to the connoisseur. Noise level on a holiday weekend was noticeable, but we could still hear the background music (jazz). Would highly recommend Gamekeeper to anyone visiting Boone. Be sure to book your reservation in advance; we were seated upon arrival because we had. Otherwise, be prepared to wait awhile for a table.
Morgan, our server, was exceptional! The food was outstanding and the venue amazing! We count The Gamekeeper as one of our favorites!
Awesome all the way around! Great game food selections, service, attention to detail. Superb dining experience.
As great as I remember. This is one of my all time favorites.
Excellent professional service, hard to find these days! Great food as well. I can tell the owners are hands on, keep up the good work.
Overall, the experience was splendid and I would definitely visit again given the chance. The food was unique and delicious and the service was friendly. We really enjoyed the appetizer game sampler. We also had the trout and rabbit pot pie, both of which were great but next time we’ll definitely try a more “steak” entree!
The views were also incredible. The prices are a bit on the high side because of its concept on local ingredients, but I think it’s worth every penny.
Great food and setting location is a little out there but worth the drive
Legendary. Amazing food! Fantastic service
What an evening! My fiancé and I were warmly greeted by the valet and were pointed towards the entry. Upon entering, the hostess was quick to welcome us and assured us our table would be ready soon (we arrived early). While waiting for our table, we enjoyed perfectly made cocktails on the terrace overlooking a beautiful mountain scene. Our dinner was the best I’ve had in the area (resident for over 6 years). The fried oysters and duck breast are both a must have! Fantastic wine menu as well. We can’t wait to return. A special thanks to Kappa for setting the tone with an awesome attention to detail that made for a memorable experience.
We had our 20th anniversary at the Gamekeeper and had a wonderful time. We were seated right away and the food was delicious.
Always exquisite , always delicious in every aspect Do yourself a favor and indulge here .
Driving through the mountain to find this gem was quite fun actually. The valet parking was a nice surprise. My reservation was delayed, but the restaurant comped us an appetizer to compensate. The service and food was beyond amazing. The music was a little on the loud side, and there was another patron of the establishment that was excessively loud, including frequent slapping of his table. This was never addressed and caused a slight disappointment with the overall environment of the restaurant. We expected something a little more intimate for an establishment regarded as a romantic dinner getaway.