About Gertrude's - Phoenix
Gertrude’s Restaurant, nestled inside the Desert Botanical Garden, offers a fresh new food experience focusing on ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate.
Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Desert Botanical Garden
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our guests may park anywhere in the Desert Botanical Garden public lot. We recommend you park near the entrance, the center parking lot sidewalk is a good landmark.
Private Party Facilities:
Chef's Table is right next to the kitchen line and seats up to 12 People
Private Party Contact:
Michelle Jacob, GM: 4807198600x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gertrude's - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews
We met a friend from the university we t ...
We met a friend from the university we taught at for 20 years. This is a perfect place for meeting friends or for a business meeting. We found the noise level very quiet and our waiter was excellent and attentive...but not too much so. The food is amongst the most creative in the city. I like the fact that the menu is varied enough for everyone, but not so extensive that the menu is confusing. Good ambiance...good and creative menu...ecellent service...and excellent food.
I had visitors with me from Providence, ...
I had visitors with me from Providence, Rhode Island and wanted to make a good
impression. I didn't have to worry, the waiter was wonderful, explaining the ingredients and
such. When my friend spoke of the old fashioned lemonade, he went in the kitchen and came
back with the lemonade from all fresh ingredients no sugar.
We had a great time!
Gertrude's is our "go-to" spot for all f ...
Gertrude's is our "go-to" spot for all family celebrations. Its location in the Botanical Gardens allows for a relaxing stroll before dinner. The food is always spectacular, and the wait staff may change through time, but always provides exceptional service. We enjoy sitting in the outdoor patio because the noise level rises substantially inside the building.
We met some friends at the DBG for a str ...
We met some friends at the DBG for a stroll followed by dinner at Gertrude's. We must have been the last reservation of the night at 7:30.
Our server was very good and had several good recommendations. The food, as usual, was outstanding and the atmosphere was pleasant, although the staff began cleaning the facility as we were eating.
An excellent experience at Gertrude's. T ...
An excellent experience at Gertrude's. The brunch options were varied and interesting. The wine list is good with local and regional options. Our service was attentive without being overwhelming - just perfect for a lazy brunch. The outdoor patio area is a treat, and the food was just great. Thank you for another wonderful meal.
We expected an atmosphere and menu more ...
We expected an atmosphere and menu more in keeping with Gertrude's location at the Desert Botanical Gardens. We found it to be a bar that serves food and were disappointed, even though the offerings were adequate, service friendly and the location convenient. We will plan on eating elsewhere on our next trip to the Botanical Gardens.
Didn't have a very good selection. Order ...
Didn't have a very good selection. Ordered the Swordfish and seasonal vegetables, fish was overcooked veggies were undercooked, I know they were going for fresh crisp, failed at that attempt, carrots were still crunchy hard as if raw.
Nice try but learned not to eat seafood in Arizona when on a trip from the northwest.
Would not go back unless the menu changed.
Went to Desert Botanical Garden with fri ...
Went to Desert Botanical Garden with friend on a Saturday and stopped in for brunch. Had their version of eggs Benedict, which chef was kind enough to split in kitchen. Was plenty for two along with shared bowl of fruit chef also split for us. (It wasn't busy, but I wouldn't expect this to be done if it were.)
Fruit was perfectly ripe - berries, honeydew, and pineapple. Eggs were poached exactly as ordered, and muffin base well toasted. Good dish all around.
Waiter excellent - kept glasses full and plates cleared at appropriate times and never felt rushed.
Great place to keep in mind for weekend brunch.
Super dinner on a super-hot night....lit ...
Super dinner on a super-hot night....literally. We had a lovely dinner with work partners - it was nice the restaurant was not all busy due to the heat. It was the first time I've been when it wasn't jamming. The change was nice; our server was attentive.
I have been to Gertrude's several times. ...
I have been to Gertrude's several times. I had a friend come from out of town and excited to take her there. It was horrible. The bread was burnt because the waiter forgot about it. I had to get my own knifes for the meal. Horrible service. Very sad because previous visits were wonderful. This ruined it.
Since it was the hottest day of the year ...
Since it was the hottest day of the year, we opted for salads with grilled salmon. We also tried the lavendar iced tea. Our food and drinks were very delicious and refreshing. Service was very good - everyone was in a cheery good mood. When I made reservations, I noted one person in our party was having a birthday. Our birthday girl was brought a birthday treat of cinnamon donut holes with 3 types of dip (carmel, prickly pear and chocolate). 'Happy Birthday' was spelled out on the dish in chocolate. It was a great treat and a nice surprise for our birthday girl. This was our first time at Gertrudes. We will definitely return and recommend it to friends.
We have dined at Gertrude's many times a ...
We have dined at Gertrude's many times and each time it is a great experience,. The food is always delicious and the menu items are interesting and when presented they are also appealing to look at. This has become a favorite for us when in Phoenix.
Food Not So Great
Came to Gertrude's because we were taking the grandchildren on the flashlight tour and thought it would be special. Sadly, It was too warm to sit outside and their patio is very nice. The cocktails were a little too sweet. Great children's menu. My husband and I both ordered the crab salad but it was very bland and I didn't finish it. Very disappointing. I requested bread but it is not complimentary and the loaf size was too large to justify ordering.
A great find in a beautiful setting
We were first timers there, but it certainly will not be the last. Each dish was beautifuly presented and tasty beyond expectations. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. After our experience we do not think you could find anything on their great menu that was not as well made as possible.
The Arizona Republic has it wrong!!
In my humble opinion, I've read often how wonderful Gertrude's is in the Arizona Republic, but I went there Saturday night and I was not really that impressed. The host was in control but the maitre'd was not. He seemed to be wandering around with no idea what he was doing. Yet they were not that busy. Maybe that should have told me something and this was one of the nights that Ballet Arizona was performing. So you would have thought they'd be packed. but they weren't. Now don't get me wrong, the food wasn't bad, but it just wasn't as great as I'd been led to believe it was or at least should be. Give me Beckett's any day over Gertrude's!!
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