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 and owner Ken Gordon brings 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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Love this place. Worth driving 3 hrs for. Perfect service. Best Duck I've ever had and I'm in the biz. Hope yo being a lot of friends here.
Amazing atmosphere, built up by the drive up the mountain. Exquisite food and service from there
Wanted to enjoy an upscale dinner while visiting NC. The Gamekeeper was
the perfect choice.
From the moment we pulled up to the entrance we were greeted with kind,
friendly personnel. Upon entry the host performed temperature checks for
We were seated and prompted greeted by Jonathan. Jonathan was kind,
caring and efficient.
The Bleu Salad was amazing. It was obvious that only the freshest
ingredients were utilized. The glazed duck was delicious served with
mashed potatoes and vegetables.
The best meal I have ever had. Treat yourself to an exceptional dining
experience. The highest quality food accompanied by top notch
service by Jonathan.
Truly a gem tucked away in the mountains. If you are looking for something different and off the beaten path this is the place. The chef has assembled an interesting menu of primarily wild game and other unique meats paired with seasonal vegetables. The menu will change from time time but always offers a great variety. The bar offers unique signature cocktails. The ambiance is comfortably low key and quiet. The staff are friendly, professional and informative. Can’t wait to go back.
Have been going for years and just love this place! If you’re in the area this is a must go to venue!
The bison was to die for!!! Would def go back and soon!
As always, the experience at the Gamekeeper was excellent. From the atmosphere, service and then the food. They added two separate tent globes to handle a table of 4 outdoors. With snow in the background, i could have easily sat out there. Great idea. Filet and Trout were the entrees. Steak perfectly cooked, the trout was the best I had. Bleu salad and the chocolate flourless torte made the whole gourmet experience well rounded. The atmosphere was homey and charming. It’s nice that it is a nice mix of people. Never stuffy, or full of themselves. Worth every penny. It may seem pricey, but worth the splurge.
Phenomenal overall experience!!! Must try the bread pudding!! I don’t even like bread pudding or at least I didn’t think I did!!:p
Great experience. Eccentric and not typical! Very much enjoyed!
What a lovely find! Very nice food in a beautiful cozy atmosphere. We had great wine and a server who really made us feel welcome! I highly recommend this place!
Service and ambiance is as good as it gets. Sampler appetizer is over seasoned. Entrees are outstanding. Ask for cracked salt and pepper for oil n vinegar w bread. Great brews, wines, desserts. A must visit place!
Excellent drinks, food, service and atmosphere. The wild game sampler was excellent, as was the venison, and trout. Be sure to share the read pudding at the end.
Amazing fireside family celebration.
Favorite of locals and tourists. Great owners and staff.
Delicious unique choices, great cocktails, great atmosphere. Service is fantastic. Great all around choice.
This dinning experience is second to none. It has a warm quiet ambiance with expert service with homy atmosphere. A choice of exotic but tasteful menu.
Quite the experience and well worth the price. The food was amazing as was the service. Arrive and receive valet parking, leading to a wonderfully cozy restaurant with staff that makes you feel right at home. The food was amazing, you can't go wrong with anything here. This was a great part of our wonderful vacation.
Great place to enjoy a meal and take in the location. Service is best we have had in Boone area. The food is unique and quality choices. We will be back. Thanks for a great meal and evening.
THIS RESTAURANT IS BY FAR ON MY TOP 3 FAVORITES OF ALL TIME! FROM VALET TO CASHOUT- PHENOMINAL!!
THE ELK, EMU, BISON, AND GOOSE SAUSAGE - OH MY LAWD!! SO GOOD. THE BLUE CHEESE MACARONI IS TO DIE FOR!! THE WINE SELECTION IS FANTASTIC. LOCATION IS AWESOME. AMBIANCE AT CHRISTMAS TIME IS OUT OF A MOVIE!!
WE WILL BE BACK FOR SURE.
Great food, wonderful service, and amazing atmosphere.
This was such an amazing experience! The staff were all super friendly and knowledgeable- from the valet to the manager. We will definitely be back!
Fantastic food, great service and an enjoyable experience. Can't wait to return in warmer weather so we can eat outside!
The food, ambiance, service, view were amazing, we loved the unique menu items that we would not normally find elsewhere. I highly recommend the sampler platter that allows the opportunity to try some different items. The blue cheese Mac and cheese was fantastic. We already booked our next reservation.
This was our first experience at the Gamekeeper and it was really nice! The atmosphere was relaxing and romantic, the decor was beautifully done for the season and our waitress was lovely. Loved the newly built deck outside too!
The food was amazing! Cozy atmosphere and very welcoming staff. The manager came around and greeted each table to see how everything was. We will definitely eat here every time we come to the Boone area
The Gamekeeper sits at a unique crossroads between elegance and fun.
The ambiance of the restaurant is truly fantastic. From the gorgeous view, wonderful decor, and the perfect sound level of music, to the fun cocktails, unique menus, and astounding staff the entire experience from entry to exit is memorable in the best way possible.
I never found myself waiting on the food to arrive, because I was so enthralled by the restaurant itself, or the view from my table.
I ordered the elk, which was truly amazing and worth experiencing. It was cooked to perfection and the rest of the dish was wonderful too.
While the gamekeeper is an expensive restaurant, it is certainly worth spending the money when celebrating a special occasion.
I can not wait to return to dine again, and if you get the opportunity to do so, take it. You will not regret it.
ALSO IT IS WORTH NOTING:
For all the vegetarians and vegans, our waiter made it very clear that they would happily make vegan and vegetarian dishes for anyone who requested them. While the gamekeeper may be known as a steakhouse, they are dedicated to customer service and will go to great lengths to make sure each and every customer is happy.
Excellent food and great service as usual, nice and cozy atmosphere. Highly recommended!
Food was delicious. Excellent customer service. Definitely going again.
We had a wonderful experience. The service and food were both wonderful as well as the ambiance. The fire was especially nice.
Excellent food, service, and ambience. My favorite High Country area restaurant for a special occasion.
Gorgeous setting . Our waiter didn’t realize we were there and we sat about 20 minutes until I told the host and finally he came over and started our drink order. It was our anniversary so they did have cute touches to the table to help celebrate.
Perfect anniversary dinner. Everything was absolutely beautiful and the food and service was outstanding.
This restaurant never gets old. It's sophisticated food meets high country decor.
Limited menu with some very good options.
Wonderful food and great service and amazing views.
This was some of the best food ever. Great atmosphere, service was extremely friendly, special anniversary table which made me feel special, and one of the best evenings I have had in a while
Brilliant meal and experience at The Gamekeeper!
Fantastic service and quality, always look forward to returning to the Gamekeeper.
Fine dining without the snotty feel! A comfortable environment with knowledge and kind staff. You feel like everyone around you must eat there often. I know I will!
Excellent food and service. We came to celebrate a special occasion and noted on our booking. We arrived to find a "Happy Birthday" sign waiting to surprise us at the table. What nice unexpected touch!
Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the different dishes and types of meat. She helped guide us through the types of game so we could select what would meet our taste. The wine list was amazing and there were great choices to complement t our food. The Maitre D', Michael, knows his wine! He came by the table to check on dinner and discuss the wine we selected from Uruguay.
Amazing experience all around for us these two foodies!
The Gamekeeper is rated 4.9 stars by 2361 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.