The Gamekeeper's Tavern
Before the first glass of wine arrives at the table, the eyes have already begun to feast. The plates, the flatware, the linens, and glassware all influence the experience of a meal to be remembered. The old adage about first impressions has become increasingly more true with today's savvy diners. With its rustic mountain elegance and sophisticated casual style, the setting and ambiance at The Gamekeeper's Tavern will thrill even the most critical diners.
On a crisp fall evening in the heart of the Western North Carolina Mountains, there is only one place to dine - The Gamekeeper's Tavern. Executive Chef Jonathan W. Reid has created an organic inspired menu that exudes his classic training yet percolates a mountain flair and rustic elegance you can only find at The Gamekeeper's Tavern. While the lounge is bustling with people, diners are greeted with the sounds of jazz musicians and the glow coming from the three large stone fire places that grace the dining areas. Service is seamless at The Gamekeeper's Tavern. With Service Manager / Assistant Wine Director, Leigh Coggins, and Proprietor, Mathew S. Kowal, at the helm, not a beat is missed. Whether you come in a suit or jeans, you will feel comfortable in the casual elegance that has been created in the Heart of the Sapphire Valley. The Gamekeeper's Tavern stands unparalleled in Western North Carolina.
The Menu focuses on fresh game and fish, but has offerings for even the pickiest of palates. Chef Reid's creations focus on local ingredients and change seasonally. A true saucier, Reid's sauces are deep and complex. His dishes exude excellence through creative juxtapositions, complex flavors, and impeccable executions. Leigh Coggins and the the Kowal family both share a deep passion for food and wine. The marriage of exceptional cuisine and an extensive wine selection will allow you to have a memorable dining experience at The Gamekeeper's Tavern.