Gertrude’s, the much-anticipated 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 - 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: 4807198600x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gertrude's Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful location. Service was good if ...
Beautiful location. Service was good if slow. Overall the food was good. Great presentation but some of the dishes leaned more to the side of bland, espy dessert. We would try it again, but maybe not until the next seasonal menu change.
Love the food and the ambience.
The service is attentive without being overbearing... friendly, food-educated and professional wait staff. The view can't be beat. Super-relaxing place to be. Love the hummus appetizer... that and a cactus cosmopolitan and then a BLT and I could sit with a friend for 3 hours. And have done just that. More than once.
12th visit to Gertrudes
Menu has changed...food and cocktails were well average, well below previous experiences.
Great food and wine. Evening spoilt by v ...
Great food and wine. Evening spoilt by very frosty hostess who made us sit at the bar for 15 mins been though out table was ready. But go for the food and wine and a great location.
Your only choice ...
Unfortunately this is the only choice if you want to eat at the botanical gardens. I was mainly there because i was watching a show and wanted to get a dinner. Few things. Most of there selections are ok. I bought the fish with "musy peas" ... i have to say there is no universe where those peas were "mushy" they were 1. cut in half not mushed, 2 very crunchy fish was ok, but too smothered in sauce We didnt have dessert because the dessert selection was poor Also i'd expect a place at the botanical gardens to actually have really good views, nope you get views of the entrance.
Add some buffer to the noise level inside.
Too noisy when full....you need to buffer the sound.
Dinner at Gertrude's
Lovely dinner on the patio. Excellent service. We got the crab meat salad and the humus appetizer. An good choice for a warm evening. Another table ordered the artisan bread, which looked delicious, however, it was tough and difficult to chew even though we have no dental problems. It was the only disappointment. It was very quiet on the patio, but quite noisy inside.
Loved siting outside, lovely spot for re ...
Loved siting outside, lovely spot for relaxing, eating and drinking. Our server was excellent ,attentive but not overly, very knowledgeable re the food and wine menu.. Relaxing, fun meal with frinds,
Absolutely loved the setting, especially ...
Absolutely loved the setting, especially at night. Fantastic place. Had a group of 7 there on a business dinner. The drawback was the speed in service. Felt like a pace more suited to a casual afternoon wandering around vs. a business dinner where multiple courses would be more of the norm. Might go back on a Saturday afternoon; wouldn't return with a business group.
Wonderful dining experience. Our server ...
Wonderful dining experience. Our server was great and fun! The view and sunset was spectacular!
Blue Crab Salad
The Blue Crab Salad presentation was poorly designed as an entree. With no accompaniments, it was overpriced and left me eating off my friend's plate to feel as if I had complete a meal. Her entree was at least twice mine in size. Hers was well accompanied. After all, it was my birthday we were celebrating! My entree didn't do its job.
Service was very good but brunch food ju ...
Service was very good but brunch food just ok. The French toast was excellent, light and fluffy however, the eggs benedict, a brunch favorite was very disappointing. Very little flavor, barely could find let alone taste the Canadian bacon, eggs a bit overcooked. Very disappointed! Restaurant was not busy early Sunday morning but the patio looked inviting - just a little too hot to sit outside. Friendly staff and competent service person
We have been to Gertrude's several times ...
We have been to Gertrude's several times and every time the food, service, and ambience were wonderful! We enjoy walking through the DBG and then sitting down to a lovely meal. The patio dining is usually very comfortable, but inside is fine too. I have a gluten sensitivity and the server was very helpful and asked the chef about a dish he was not sure contained any gluten. We will return! Thank you.
This was my second visit to Gertrudes, o ...
This was my second visit to Gertrudes, once for lunch and this time for dinner. Their mixed drink list is interesting, I combined one of the seltzer drinks with alcohol and it was very good. The wine selection is good, but not great. Although the food has good presentation qualities, I would rate their quality to be only medium. I ordered the quinoa salad with salmon. The salmon was a charge up of $5. and was a minimal piece of smoke fish presented with four small spinach leaves on top of the quinoa definitely a small salad portion that would not suffice for dinner. My friend ordered the swordfish and it too was a very small portion, and too overcooked. Sorry but won't be trying Gertrudes again.
Good, but a rough start.
We were there for lunch. I had the BLT, one of my favorite sandwiches, because the server said their's was one of the best interpretations of a BLT he's ever had. It was good but where was the bacon? It was like so many other restaurants that serve this staple of all sandwiches and leave off the bacon. I think I had one slice! When our server checked on us and asked how things were I said my sandwich could use more bacon he said "kinda of skimpy on the bacon huh?" But didn't offer to get me more. If you're going to serve a BLT then serve it with bacon, otherwise sell it as a tomato and lettuce sandwich. As a DBG member I'll go back but the jury is still out on whether this is a good value or not.
Pros and Cons
This was our second visit to Gertrude's; the first visit was fantastic. This visit, the food was still good but the service was terrible. We waited 45 minutes to get an appetizer and the entire meal was an hour and a half. For the price, it was not worth it.
Great service despite being super busy.
Great service despite being super busy.
Waitstaff and Hostess were awesome. We h ...
Waitstaff and Hostess were awesome. We had a special request, that was served with a smile. Over all just an awesome place to relax and have a quiet dinner.
Mother's Day Brunch
Spent Mother's Day for Brunch and we all enjoyed such a beautiful setting. Food and Service was great!
Beautiful ambiance, limited menu but the ...
Beautiful ambiance, limited menu but the food we had was wonderful
You need to clean the slab on the table. Crumbs get on the slab and just winping does not get rid of the crumbs in between slates, middle one.
Food was not good, and waaaay overpriced for quality. Ordered eggs Benedict, and got a hard boiled egg. Waiter said that's what Benedict is. My mom's steak and eggs was waaaay overpriced for the overcooked quality. Was served by under aged staff. That was really weird being served by kids in that atmosphere. Took forever to get drinks. Wanted a special day and got underwhelmed for the venue. Would not recommend for food.
Our waitress, Kayla (ID: 1048), was slow and disinterested, while the overall ambiance was noisy and chaotic. They were overbooked. Of the meals we ordered: The swordfish was moist and good; the flat iron steak was too tough; the ham steak was good. Overall, this might be a good place for lunch but it was a real disappointment for dinner.
Service was slow. Server wasn't particu ...
Service was slow. Server wasn't particularly friendly, kind of standoff-ish. Food was excellent. Place was very noisy in a brassy, clashy way.
Wonderful dining experience
We ate outdoors where it was quiet, great view & easy to carry a conversation. Food was excellent & server very attentive & helpful. Great pre-concert venue.
Average at best
The patio has a nice atmosphere, yet the food is something to be desired. Our clams were overcooked and tough, my salad was soggy and drenched in dressing. My husbands scallops however were cooked perfectly. Mojito was tart. The desserts were disappointing and our experience was subpar.
Dinner before music
Loved the ability to have a light but delicious salad (we each had crab with roasted corn)and two sides (we each had smoked salmon and split roasted potatoes). With a nice drink, it made for the perfect amount of food! And a beautiful night under the sunset sky.
Overpriced food and noisy
Food was overpriced and the atmosphere was chaotic and loud. Not the relaxing mood you want to leisurely walk through the gardens with.
.Great location and wonderful unique foods
Our server was very good at describing the food and making great recommendations
Guest at Botanical Gardens
We were visiting the light show at the Botanical Garden and made evening reservation to eat. The menu is limited and very expensive for what you get. A glass of house white wine was $12 vs $6.50 on the grounds. The service was very good and the atmosphere more like a diner.
Absolutely loved the ambiance and sitting outside.
Food was excellent. I always look for organic and farm to table dining. The quality of the food was perfect. We flew in for mothers day weekend. Thank you.
Food was delicious. Three of us had dif ...
Food was delicious. Three of us had different orders and all loved. Our server was excellent - very helpful in making suggestions. The host was a little confused - so our table reservation/seating started out a bit rocky. Once there, all forgotten because of great service and cuisine.
We came to Gertrude's for a change in pace prior to visiting the Garden and the Bruce Munro exhibit. The food selection was limited in my opinion, however we enjoyed what was ordered. The wait staff were very pleasant, however service was slow and disappointing.
Had a larger lunch sleection than dinner selection
This could really be a great restaurant but it seems to favor the quick meal rather than a dinning experience
The food at Gertrude's is some of the finest around. All well prepared and presented. Service was excellent as well. My only issue would be for the price the portions are a little small.
The hostess was snotty... the desert was awful...some sort of toffee pudding that wasn't pudding at all.
Overpriced with mediocre food snd hit and miss service.
Our Dinner Waiter was Brad.
He was most congenial and helpful in suggesting special foods. We so enjoyed the quietness of the Gardens and the atmosphere. The food was excellent. Hope to be back again soon.
Latinas enjoining AZ at botanical gardens 😊
Order appetizers and just enjoy all the dishes 😊 we love coming here and bringing friends
Nice place to have a really good meal w/ good service, before or after visiting the Desert Botanical gardens
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