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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.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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 - 9:00pm
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: (480) 719-8600
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's 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 were going to tour the garden so we met friends for an early lunch. We sat outside and it was lovely. There are many umbrellas so the sun is not a problem. Our server was John (I think his last name is Butler - his last name started with a B) and he was superb. His recommendations for wine were right on point. He is gracious and experienced. The chicken salad wrap was delicious. The corn was perfect.
Do you need SOOOO many pickled things? Salt is NOT the only viable seasoning on the rack. We asked what our server's fav dessert was - he admitted it wasn't on the regular menu - it was only offered on special events or something like that ...then Don't use that one as an example. The tomato-onion jam on the burger, made the whole thing taste like a sloppy joe - no thanks. None of the dishes we had demonstrated anything like balance or cohesion. Everything was too much AND not enough, at the same time. Trying too hard, and not enough.
Also, the guy who was restocking the unwrapped straws, for the bar, bare-handed touched EVERY straw - that's gross. Gloves?
Your menu has several fancy sounding ingredients, that might not be so fancy. Your menu read like a pretentious and possibly uppity snooty person came up with it. I don't want to have to ask the server what everything is, because of the way you chose to word your menu. Lame!
Also - because your menu does NOT say, we had to ask three(3) different people what the ** items were. Gluten-free it turns out - WRITE THAT ON YOUR MENU.
This restaurant has done a great job of executing such a poorly planned concept. Good work. We won't be back.
We were there for brunch. Overall the meal was underwhelming. French toast was dry and not terribly tasty. The prickly pear sauce for the toast was good, but couldn't save the dish. The breakfast burrito was also dry, and though the ingredients were of a good quality, it couldn't make up for the lack of a light sauce to make it more "moist" . I thought the Quinoa salad was quite good and was the best dish served.
Our party of four had a lovely evening, and delicious meal. It was a perfect evening to dine al fresco, and our server was friendly, knowledgeable, prompt, and professional. The food was great, and the setting really beautiful, surrounded by the gorgeous botanical gardens. Highly recommend!
Had a wonderful lunch after spending the morning at the Botanical Garden. There were 8 of us, including our 2 grandchildren (11 & 8). The menu had some classic but also interesting choices and a kids menu as well. The food was great and artfully prepared. We were seated quickly and the service was excellent. A great way to cool off and enjoy a lovely meal!
I always enjoy eating at Gertrude's and especially like sitting on the patio. The menu has lots of great meal selections. This trip I had the French toast and one of the pieces was almost runny inside - the other was very good, though. The waitress was very kind and offered to order another piece I could take home with me assuring me that undercooked French toast rarely happens. Well, the piece I took home was also undercooked! The order is huge so I didn't leave hungry but I was disappointed.
Lovely venue and tasty, interesting dishes. Our family of 6 lunched on the patio; everyone thoroughly enjoyed the place, the meal, the service. The focus on local sourcing is a real plus for those of us who care about such things (wish we all did...), and the cuisine is sufficiently imaginative for the foodies among us. Expect a leisurely pace, make reservations, and all will be good. A definite for out-of-town guests, but really excellent for locals too. Looking forward to trying a dinner there in the future.
The food at Gertrude's is always wonderful- very creative. We have eaten here a number of times and have always enjoyed it. Unfortunately, this time the service was horrible. Our waiter was extremely inattentive. A drink I ordered never arrived at the table. One of our guests requested sweetener for his coffee and it didn't come until his coffee was completely cold. Our waiter passed the table numerous times without even bothering to check on us. We will try again because of our past experiences but I will make sure that John is not our server.
I have dined at Gertrude's quite a few times. It has always been an exceptional experience. This is the first time I have dined on a weekend for brunch. The food and service was not up to par. The eggs Benedict were not very hot and overcooked. We were halfway through the meal before we got the pepper we requested and had to ask for water and coffee refills. All in all not the best experience but I am hoping this is just a one-time thing. The setting could not be more beautiful.
We really enjoyed ourselves. Our server was outstanding! The French toast was off the hook delicious. I thought the steak and eggs would be a bit larger. We were surprised pancakes are not on the menu. Overall it was a great experience. Thank you! We will be back .
Desert Botanical Garden was very busy, so having reservations for our brunch eliminated a long wait. The soup of the day was a watermelon gazpacho- excellent. Others enjoyed the tuna Benedict, the Gertrude's salad, burgers, and frittata. The amplified singer-guitar player was a bit too loud to enjoy catching up with friends. With doors open, it was inevitable to have some flies share our table, but aggravating. Still, the garden and Gertrude's are an experience not to be missed.
Spectacular location set among beautiful Sonoran Desert plants. The menu is imaganitive, but many offerings are too heavy and expensive for lunch. There was however a short lunch menu and the waiter also announced two specials. In the end everyone was able to order something to their taste. The food came fairly quickly and tasted good. Note do not come here if you expect to pop on and out rapidly.
Our daughter and her partner were here from Australia...and we wanted them to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens...We had been several times...had joined last year...and brought a friend from VA earlier this year. We ate outside on that occasion and decided that it was a perfectly lovely day on the patio...good food...with a visit from the roadrunner. We wanted that same experience again and were not disappointed. Matthew waited on us...and what a delight! We sat next to the wall.. able to see the crystal decor just outside....Matthew answered all our questions...and from his explanations...we all tried a new drink and were happy with our choices. it is a perfect way to top off the garden tour with a memorable experience at Gertrude's on the patio!
We met friends from out of town at the Botanical Gardens and chose to finish the afternoon with dinner at Gertrude's. We were seated on the patio which was comfortable and lovely. Our server was attentive and enthusiastic. We had the Pork Porterhouse Steak (good but very under cooked near the bone so we sent it back for a bit more fire), the Korean Chicken Thighs (excellent), the Flat Iron Steak (the meat was on the bland side but the vegetables beneath it were better) and the Gertie Burger (which was very good). We split the donuts with three sauces (tasty). The bill was reasonable, particularly when compared to the price of food at other attractions. The next time I would stick to the Korean Chicken Thighs.
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