A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant, and not around the neighbor's emblazoned wicker man, since the din of guttural chanting is a decided mood killer. Retain your amorous appetite with today's Groupon for Gamekeeper's Taverne in Chagrin Falls. Choose between the following two meal options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of fine dinner cuisine.
Headed by chefs Chris Johnson and Alonzo Norman, Gamekeeper's delivers atypical American cuisine and delicious game dishes in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Like an edible Motown tribute band, the rich menu is inspired by the four seasons and often features fresh ingredients from local purveyors. Lunch ushers in fresh salads, such as walnut-encrusted chevre with merlot-poached pears ($13), and a heavenly angel-hair pasta with wing-granting bell peppers, cherubic snow peas, garlic, and sundried tomatoes, all topped with a halo of romano cheese ($12). Lunchers looking to warm up during the winter months can opt to add a bowl of tomato bisque, while those preferring to celebrate the final sun-drenched days on the patio may prefer the chilled gazpacho (both a $6 value).
The dipping of the sun and the rising of the moon conjure dinner, and with it Gamekeeper's wild side, which features specialty dishes such as South Island elk strip-loin medallions, served medium rare alongside Yukon-gold mashed potatoes with a woodland-mushroom sauce ($33). Seameat cravers can get their feet wet with a little plate of Maine lobster tail, topped with fresh dill and lobster cream sauce ($26), before getting to know their entree on a first-name basis with the swordfish "Oscar," sidekicked by crab meat, grilled asparagus, and a roasted-red-pepper béarnaise ($26). Diners who wish to linger a little longer in the warm, wood-paneled dining room can buy some time with desserts such as the white-chocolate mousse ($5.95) or lemon custard ($3.95).
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- The name says it all at this circa 1976 spot. Gamekeepers, known for its game dishes like braised bison short ribs and South Island elk strip loin medallions, is both sophisticated and rustic in the same bite. – Gayot
- I now live out of town and was happy to see my favorite restaurant of 20 years ago flourishing. The food was as good as I remember it – OpenTable user who dined on 8/28/2010
87 West St.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022Get Directions