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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 - 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: (480) 719-8600
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gertrude's - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews
The view is wonderful. Be wary of sitting near the window though (more flies near the brighter light). The service...I think they would have preferred not to be bothered. There was a miscommunication during ordering on both my and the waiter's parts (what was the pastry of the day? Coffee cake, Jalapeño Scone, both? ), which caused the waiter to be rather distant from then on. The huevos rancheros was bland and the tortilla was too thick. The smoked salmon spread was passable, but also lacked flavor and texture. Unfortunately, we won't be back. Course, we got the impression we were not welcome anyway.
Horrible experience. Difficulty parking because of closures on their property. They called to see if we were still going to come at 7:02 for a 7 pm appt (we were walking from the lot.)
Front desk person was nice. Server (who appeared to also be the manager) was very brusque and even rude. We ordered an appetizer and he came back to say he 'couldn't sell' that 'tonight.'
After a long absence not taking our order, it became obvious he didn't wish to serve anyone else. We had ordered iced tea; hadn't drank it (seemed unfresh.) We offered to pay for it and go. He presented a bill for it. They were supposed to be open until 9:30; as we left we heard the woman in front tell someone walking in that they were closing
1) there should have been an apology!
2) they should not have charged us for the tea
3) this was our anniversary dinner!! NEVER again
We have been garden members since 2009 when we moved here. We won't be rejoining!!
Booked for a team dinner. Had a couple members that required special consideration, gluten and vegan. Everyone had a great meal and drinks, super enjoyable. Finished with a fantastic night time view of the moon and rock formations. Also, not far from town but feels tucked away.
As always, enjoy the food, service and the atmosphere of the beautiful gardens; it was a business lunch and we were accommodated wonderfully, no rush etc. And enjoyed the opportunity to make a quick visit to the Gift Shop. Live in Gilbert and rest of group were from Tempe and downtown Phoenix - so happy meeting point. Again, always enjoy.
Food was mediocre and very over priced. The drinks were ok. Service was bit surly. We were the only table. The ambiance was poor, no music nothing to set the mood or make you feel comfortable. I will not be going back and can not think of any reason to recommend this to anyone.
The food and drinks were good but the service was outstanding. The restaurant closes at 8:00 but we didn't realize how late it was and finally left at 9:15. We never felt rushed and the server did not even bring the check until we asked! It was a delightful evening.
Aside from the high price the food was tasty. I had the farmers soup and salad for 14.00. it was a vuot of soup and a small salad. Most of the meals were 15.00 plus It was mid week so there wasn't a crowd so it was not crowded. if you are taking your date to the gardens this would a place you could do a pre or post light meal. I would suggest it for convenience but I think there are other restaurants that can give you more value for the price.
Have eaten at the restaurant one other time. Decided to try it again before seeing the Topia Ballet. We ordered 2 glasses of wine; two salmon salads and two coffees. The salmon salad was not worth the money and for $70 we could have eaten off premise much less expensively.
Great food before Topia ballet. Waiter was either new or not good. Awkward serving style, reached across my plate and rubbed arm across my plate while I was still eating to take another pesons's finished plate. Didn't even try to distribute separate checks to parties at table left them in a stack both times. And he was kind of pushy. Patio is great but noise while dining inside is awful. Can't hear anyone at table speak.
Delicious food. Best Manhattan! Waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating- really added to the experience. Once the restaurant filled up service got slow and paying the bill took a long time; we could see the waiter working hard but he needed another server. Overall a great dinner before the ballet.
Our dining experience at Gertrude's was disappointing. The menu is very limited and the inside dining room is extremely noisy---conversation without shouting is not possible. The menu has changed with the new chef, and we missed some of the old standards. Prices seem expensive for the value. The people next to us expressed the same frustration. This was convenient because we were seeing the ballet afterwards but the food is definitely not worth the price.
My wife had the blackened scallops which she thought outstanding. I would have rated the food at a five rather than a four but my seafood pasta, which was very tasty, was advertised as having both fish and roe. It came with only the roe and some extremely tiny bits of what may have been fried fish.
We were given a gift certificate for this resteraunt. The atmosphir & setting are high points. We went to try out the Brunch. We started with the donut appeatizer, they were wonderful & the accompanied sauces were very good. The lenonade made with infuzed blueberies was sweet, yet still had the tart flavor lemonade should. We split the 2 Benedicts plates, Regular & the Tunacake. The hollindaize on the regular Benedict could have had a little more zing to it. The fingerlink potatoes served with them were very good. Overall, though it was good, for what it cost it could have been better.
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