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
Chef Matt and crew do fantastic food. Th ...
Chef Matt and crew do fantastic food. There was a 90 person group and they easily served them and the rest of us with no problem. Food was fantastic. Do not miss the pate and the fried tofu appetizers. Great mixed drinks also.
We were underwhelmed by this food. The p ...
We were underwhelmed by this food. The prices and descriptions had me hopeful we were in for a big treat, but we were underwhelmed. Pasta did not taste fresh. Steak was ok. Kids mac and cheese was pretty good. Chili's thrown in everything. Nice touch but not enough. I am very sorry but we will not be recommending our friends to this overpriced, but average food. The setting was the only thing that kept me from getting upset about how disappointed I was.
The menu cannot be matched, and a great ...
The menu cannot be matched, and a great variety of flavors await your taste buds at Gertrude's. Not for the average diner, this restaurant is primed for the foodie searching for unique combinations of fresh ingredients and flavorings. An excellent date venue. Eat a great meal, take a walk through the botanical garden, watch the sunset, all in one great location.
We have loved Gertrude's since it opened ...
We have loved Gertrude's since it opened and been there 8 times, usually bringing friends, which is what you want. The last 2 visits — both in the last two months — have been bad. Many of your dishes have taken a downturn —Particularly the variations on the smoked pork gumbo, which used to be a standout. As long time DBG members we want to love Gertrude's, but that's over. Last Friday 3 of the 6 of us really didn't Ike the smoked pork pozole. Lacking taste and season and full of rough, twiggy vegetables that don't belong in Posole', which is how you are supposed spell it. We let the manager know, but other than "sorry, I'll tell the chef", not much response. It's not just the posole. Visit before, your striped marlin dish was both uninspired as well as dry and overlooked. The version of smoked pork gumbo that time was barely OK, also lacking in flavor and a far cry from a year ago's. The blue crab salad was excessively mayonaisey and not very flavorful. Not to mention you want $8 for a local beer that nobody else in town has the guts to charge more than $4 or $5 for. Come on! We won't be back until the AZ Republics food critic gives 4 stars or better on a new review, which we're going to suggest he do. I'm also complaint to the DBG as well. It's a real shame, as Gertrude's used to be really great and we had a number of good meals and experiences there. You need a new chef!
Went to dinner after viewing the luminar ...
Went to dinner after viewing the luminaria.
Service was good.
I had Korean chicken thighs that were very good. The two had hamburgers that were very good.
Only problem was bread service was late and came with meal.
My mom dropped a ring and after I called them they looked and found it and called me back--very nice!!
Our wait staff were very good and even r ...
Our wait staff were very good and even recommended an excellent wine that wasn't the most expensive. All the food was great. One guest wasn't happy with thier meal and the staff immediately refunded the amount. I really couldn't ask for a better experience. This was the second time we have eaten at Gertrudes, both time for dinner.
The food was tasty but the "bay shrimp" ...
The food was tasty but the "bay shrimp" salad was very small and the shrimp tasted fishy. $18 for a minimal salad with no sides of any kind is excessive. Gertrude's is a pleasant place to eat if you are visiting the Desert Botanical Garden and don't care about money. The beef dishes are better, very tasty, but still very much over priced.
Beautiful, quiet, romantic patio. Very ...
Beautiful, quiet, romantic patio. Very small entrees with a fancy presentation and an even fancier price tag. Staff were friendly. Service was average. Food was mediocre to poor. Two entrees , one glass of wine...$100 before gratuity. Left hungry and underwhelmed.
Checking out Gertrude's, I saw that Mush ...
Checking out Gertrude's, I saw that Mushroom Bolognese was on the menu.
I made a reservation and the dish did not disappoint. It was delicious.....perfect blend of tastes and textures. We are ready to return for the same dish.
I wanted to have a unique and memorable ...
I wanted to have a unique and memorable birthday for my wife. Gertrudes food and drinks were prepared like artwork. The Garden Rita definitely delighted my wife's taste buds. I had the Korean Chicken and my wife Tye Blackened Scallops. Both dishes were amazing. However the appetizers (fried tofu and Creado would have been enough for two). We didn't care for the community cat or the Blackhawk which flew overhead while on the patio. It was brief and expected since the armory is nearby. Totally felt great hospitality from the entrance to the exit. I would recommend for couples or groups. The minor complaints didn't interfere with great service and food!
There is no place in Phoenix with a more ...
There is no place in Phoenix with a more beautiful setting for lunch with friends. Just make sure you don't order the posole. They haven't a clue about making it. I'm sure some of the other dishes must be quite acceptable.
I took an old friend who was in town fro ...
I took an old friend who was in town from California. Requisite for us is a close in location, good food, service and ambience, as well as where we can have a conversation without unnecessary background music. We found all of the above at Gertrude's outdoor patio dining on a perfectly
beautiful evening. Our server, whose name escapes me, was spot on knowledgeable about the wine and food recommendations, the service was impeccable. We didn't have to wait for attention, nor were we rushed. the pace was perfect. My guest commented that this was definitely a great way to spend an evening. From him that was a great compliment to my choice and to Gertrude's fine dining experience. Cudos to all, I will be back and I'm sure my guest will as well.
Gertrude's is always wonderful. The wea ...
Gertrude's is always wonderful. The weather on the patio next to the Desert Botanical Garden was perfect and the food was delicious. The scallops melted in your mouth. It is on the expensive side but it was well worth it for us.
Had a wonderful brunch with a friend. T ...
Had a wonderful brunch with a friend. The food was magnificent, and the service was even better. Put this into the setting Botanical Garden setting and you could not ask for more.
This is a great find, and a great value. I am already planning my next visit.
Have always enjoyed Gertrude's but disap ...
Have always enjoyed Gertrude's but disappointed this time......not a fan of this year's fall/winter menu. Marlin? Chicken thighs? And our little neck clams were full of black sand and basically inedible. Ambiance and service as expected .....and they did take the clams off the bill without us having to ask but I highly doubt we will go back unless we are at the Garden and looking for lunch.
Gertrudes has something that no other re ...
Gertrudes has something that no other restaurant has: it's in the DBG garden! The DBG garden is the most beautiful inspiring relaxing place in the world in my opinion. There's nothing like soaking up the Sonoran desert in style and grace. The staff are on top of things. We love the new chef (Mark Taylor). The wine list is affordable and delightful. The only reason we rated it a 4 instead of 5 stars is that the bar menu is too cloyingly sweet and not competitively modern enough. We wanted the bar menu to be like Blue Hound or Bitter & Twisted. We also wanted the menu to indicate allergy items (lactose, gluten, nuts, etc). On the plus side, the menu offers rare items such as venison and creative genius (sonororan fried rice). For ambiance, we were seated by the loveliest fountain and surrounded by herbs, vegetable plants and of course cactus. Just what the doctor ordered before an amazing night of jazz in the garden.
We visited Phoenix from out of town and ...
We visited Phoenix from out of town and spent a great afternoon bumming around the Desert Botanical Gardens before having a light dinner at Gertrudes. The food was amazing, we loved it! I think it was a bit noisy inside, but the outdoor seating was delightful.
Horrible dining music played on low qual ...
Horrible dining music played on low quality speakers on the patio. Kitchen exhaust goes right onto patio so we smelled like charred burgers the rest of the night. My $35 entree consisted of three medium sized scallops with a tomato sauce. Waaaay overpriced entree. Best part about this place is the botanical garden.
Bread service was CHARGED for and on top ...
Bread service was CHARGED for and on top of that, it was ice cold in the center. Brussel sprouts side dish was over done and too salty. The cactus cosmo cocktail recommended by the waiter tasted like cough medicine.
Birthday party for 7. Food and service ...
Birthday party for 7. Food and service were excellent. Very accommodating for special requests related to the birthday. Patio dining was outstanding. Only suggestion for Gertrude's -- need Crown Royal at the bar. We will return.
Creative and tasty menu. We had a Monday ...
Creative and tasty menu. We had a Monday lunch with a visiting parent...two treats in one with access to the garden. We enjoyed the BLT special that day while our guest had a delicious (BIG) hamburger. Attentive server and not rushed through meal, even though we saw folks waiting as we left. Reservations recommended.
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