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
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.
the service is professional, the food is ...
the service is professional, the food is great but not as a varied menu as some of my friends would like - its a healthy place to eat, the outdoor seating is great shade is available and rather zen as we were there at lunch and even though there were a lot of people there we coukd converse quite easily.
A pleasant restaurant but very overprice ...
A pleasant restaurant but very overpriced for the food and ambiance. The deep fried spicy macaroni is a juvenile item on an adult menu. Tables near the entry / kitchen are little better than sitting in a cheap diner.
For many years Gertrudes has been a "go ...
For many years Gertrudes has been a "go to" restaurant when friends or family come to town. But the new very limited menu was a disappointment. I would consider prices on the high side and no longer worth a visit to the Garden. Sadly we will not be returning for lunch or dinner.
We've eaten here before and love the cha ...
We've eaten here before and love the changing seasonal menu and the use of local foods. Menus are creative and tasty, with plenty of vegetarian options for our friend who doesn't do meats.
There is a problem with small black ants at the tables around the edge of the courtyard, but our waiter was happy to move us to a table with no ants.
Love the occasional quail and roadrunners who visit the outdoor patio portion of the restaurant.
We sat outside and Kristin was our waitr ...
We sat outside and Kristin was our waitress. She was awesome! Great to chat with, knowledgeable about food and wines. Great suggestions. Sat by the outside patio's water feature. The weather was perfect. Had a really great time! Next time we'd go earlier so we can walk through the Botanical Gardens.
Friends were passing through AZ from New ...
Friends were passing through AZ from New York and were going to the Desert Botanical Gardens. My husband suggested we meet for lunch @ Gertrude's. We took advantage of the gorgeous AZ weather, and ate on the patio. Our meals were delicious, and our grand daughter enjoyed her mac & cheese! Service was great!
This is our 6th or so trip to Gertrudes. ...
This is our 6th or so trip to Gertrudes. It never disappoints. The food is consistently good. The setting at the Desert Botanical Garden is a big plus. We are also members of the Garden (although you don't have to be to dine here.) A unique location and an excellent dining experience.
Gertrude’s has one of the best patios in ...
Gertrude’s has one of the best patios in the valley for dining but there are areas where they need to improve. We were seated in a quiet corner of the patio and the waiter quickly brought our wine order. I ordered the pork posole and my wife had the black bean soup. The soup was very good with a dollop of sour cream in the center. The pork was tender and flavorful but the hominy was underdone, chewy and at times crunchy. Our entrée’s arrived while we were in the middle of our appetizers. These were sent back because I hate to feel rushed. Our waiter appeared several minutes later and apologized for the mix-up and informed me they would be making a new burger for me. The appetizer plates were cleared and new silverware was placed on the table (another indication the entrée was delivered too soon). We ordered the burger and the ham steak so we could share both. The burger was ordered medium rare but arrived medium well. The brioche bun was soggy and the chips were greasy. The ham steak plate had be obviously placed under a heat lamp as the sauce was dried to the plate on the edges. The steak was tender and the grits were very good. The sauce that was not stuck to the plate was enjoyable. The manager later come over and apologized for the errors and offered us complimentary dessert. We shared the apple tart and house made ginger ice cream. I acknowledge problems can happen and what one does to correct them is what’s important. Gertrude’s is a lovely setting and a little attention to detail will go a long way in making wonderful.
I have been to Gertrude's several times. ...
I have been to Gertrude's several times. It is such a lovely outdoor setting . The food is so creative and delicious. Our waiter, Matthew, was outstanding. He was so helpful and knowledgeable and made a birthday celebration very special. We will definitely return!
Came to Gertrude's to celebrate 28th wed ...
Came to Gertrude's to celebrate 28th wedding anniversary. We ate outside in the evening (as did everyone else) in the beautiful garden. Received our meal within minutes--scallops and blue crab salad--scrumptious. Food was excellent and we were given a dessert of fresh donuts with fudge, caramel, and prickly pear sauces for free since it was our anniversary. We had never been to Gertrude's (or the Botanical Gardens), but are sure to be back.
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.
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