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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 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.
We eat here 4-6 times a year, sometimes before a DBG event, sometimes just because we really like the experience. The food is always very good to great, as is the service. Short but tasteful wine list. You can't beat the outdoor patio.
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.
This was a Mother's Day celebration with mother and grandmother. We have celebrated Mother's Day previously at Gertrude's and my wife insisted that we do it again. She was truly looking forward to the breakfast and said that it made her day. We sat on the patio where there was plenty of shade on a May morning in Phoenix, Arizona. It was quite pleasant to sit on a patio for breakfast where tables are not on top of one another and you can actually have a conversation without raising your voice.
The menu is not exceptionally large, but everything on it is quite good. The French toast was gobbled down by our son, the eggs over easy and scrambled were perfect (along with delicious fingerling potatoes, bacon and toast) and the vegetable frittata was deemed excellent by wife. You might try one of the Bloody Mary's! Note that all foods are locally procured where possible.
The other comment to make is that our son is in a wheelchair. Sometimes when you make reservations and request a table that is wheelchair accessible, it does not always work out. However, at Gertrude's they had a perfect table and location! Additionally, you can always take a tour of the Desert Botanical Gardens after you eat!
Although the evening was a little breezy outside, we had a great table in a very unique setting at the Desert Botanical Garden restaurant, Gertrude's. The service was excellent and the server was exceptionally knowledgeable and concerned about the food ingredients and preparation. My flat iron steak was overdone, but the seasoning made up for it. The other two at the dinner had soups and salads and loved it.
Fun atmosphere and gorgeous setting.
Our waitress Mary was absolutely wonderful. While the food was good, it needed more variety with each entree. Throw in a couple pickles or a small side. I would recommend the restaurant provide rolls, Lavosh, or bread free for the table. I know organic food is expensive, but I was not impressed by the amount of food for the price.
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