Nominated for: BEST New American
Started in 1976 and nestled in the village of Chagrin Falls, this historic restaurant offers cozy, fireside dining or alfresco courtyard service. The American traditional fare features fresh seafood, steaks, chops, pastas and signature wild game. Voted best outdoor dining experience by both Cleveland Magazine and Northern Ohio Live. While visiting Gamekeeper's Taverne, you are welcome to explore the adjacent Inn of Chagrin Falls. Fifteen beautifully appointed guest rooms warm this country lodging experience, many with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Executive chef Chris 'Dome' Johnson and his staff at have created a menu at Gamekeeper's Taverne that features his sophisticated and innovative preparations of fish from fresh water and salt waters around the world. Complemented by farm fresh products and his meat and game, his food reflects his long-standing devotion to American cooking and reflects his classic French training.