About Gertrude's - Baltimore
Gertrude's Restaurant, located inside the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), is where John Shields celebrates Chesapeake cuisine using local foods, in a warm and stylish setting.
Chef & owner John Shields, a Baltimore native who is a cookbook author and television cooking show host, named the restaurant after his grandmother, Gertrude Cleary, who taught him to cook as a child. Gertrude's dishes up a sophisticated regional menu of Chesapeake foods and traditions for lunch, dinner, and brunch using local, organic ingredients whenever possible.
The restaurant's interior, inspired by life on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, is beautiful & elegant yet comfortable. The wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the museum’s Sculpture Garden floods the open & airy dining room with natural light. During the warmer months, additional seats are available on the terrace surrounding a fountain and reflecting pool.
American, Comfort Food, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 8:00pm
Brunch Menu served on Saturday and Sunday until 3pm
Light Fare Menu on Saturday and Sunday from 3pm - 5pm
N. Charles St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On Friday nights listen to mellow jazz with Gary Thomas & Friends at Gertrude's from 6 to 8pm, while you enjoy dinner or cocktails in a beautiful and relaxing setting.
And the Dottie Tim Jazz Duo plays here on Sundays during our popular brunch, from 11:30 am till 2:30 pm.
In addition to birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and corporate affairs, Gertrude's hosts many wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and “day after” brunches throughout the year, for groups as small as 20 guests, and as large as 150. You may visit our web site, www.gertrudesbaltimore.com, for more info, or contact John Gilligan at email@example.com (or tel. 410.889.3399 x105).
There is a parking lot for over 40 cars, operated by the BMA; payment is required to use the BMA's lot. There is also plenty of on-street parking directly in front; parking meters are in effect during our operating hours.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
John Gilligan: 4108893399x105
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Gertrude's - Baltimore Ratings and Reviews
As always, the food was delicious. I ma ...
As always, the food was delicious. I made our reservation on Open Table. When we arrived at Gertrudes, we wanted to eat at a later time and they were graciously accommodating to our change. I would highly recommend Gertrudes. We chose to eat inside, but the outside is wonderful and a bit quieter.
The crab cakes and desserts, oh and whis ...
The crab cakes and desserts, oh and whiskey flights, are the key reasons to eat at Gertrudes. While we liked the other mains, we always come back to the crab cakes. Some of the best in the city! And fantastic service, can't be beat. The salted caramel carrot cake was superb!
This spot is ina nice location and was d ...
This spot is ina nice location and was dressed up just a little more than your usual weeknight restaurant. Great for a quieter meal with friends or a celebration but the prices were not too high so good for younger folks too. Perfect date spot.
We had a lovely time at Gertrudes. My f ...
We had a lovely time at Gertrudes. My friend was thrilled with the black bean burger, and I enjoyed as I so often have, the spinach salad. We didn't order extravagantly, but we enjoyed the meal and the server was just right.
I was there for afternoon tea, it was my ...
I was there for afternoon tea, it was my first time trying the afternoon tea at Gertrude's. The decor, the service, and the noise level were all really nice. The meal included 5 savoury items, 5 sweets, a dessert, and a hot tea. The highlight was definitely the 5-sweet plate, which included a nicely made pumpkin macaron, scone with creams and jams, a hazlenut eclaire, a gingerbread cookie and a pear financier.
The food is wonderful. I had the salmon ...
The food is wonderful. I had the salmon with asparagus while my companion had the Blackened Drum Special. It was hard to choose because everything sounded so good. I've never been disappointed. I don't get to eat here often because it's prices are a high for me. That's why I went on Tuesday Night when they have "Tuesday with Gertie". Only downside is the BMA is not open on Tuesday but that is probably why the prices are reduced. Oh and you have to pay for parking, either on the attached BMA lot or on the street until 10pm. Still worth it for a yummy meal.
I have been going to Gertrude's for many ...
I have been going to Gertrude's for many years and it has never failed to delight. The decor is refined but not stuffy, the service is excellent, and the food is diverse and very delicious. Sometimes the service is a tad slow, but no big deal. If I lived a little closer, I would dine there more often.
I have four kids and so I was nervous - ...
I have four kids and so I was nervous - we took my mom out (their grandma) for her birthday. We sat outside, which provided an outlet for the kids - who roamed the sculpture gardens. Our waiter was very welcoming - he made us feel very comfortable. So, although it was upscale, it turned out to be kid friendly, as well.
Wonderful food, fantastic staff. The Cho ...
Wonderful food, fantastic staff. The Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich stopped me in my tracks. It was so delicious I had to close my eyes and just THINK about it for a minute. It was that good. Can't wait to go back.
We are never disappointed by Gertrudes. ...
We are never disappointed by Gertrudes. Food and service both very good. I tried the Zucchettes small plate (vegetarian crab cakes) for the first time and loved them; their mushroom barley soup was excellent as well. My husband had an excellent dish of very fresh scallops over risotto.
We arrived at 5:00 and found an outdoor ...
We arrived at 5:00 and found an outdoor table where we could have a good view of the beautiful garden. To our surprise, you could use the provided crayon to draw on the table. We loved the crab cake and oysters. However, the steak was not so good.
Lovely restaurant and atmosphere, with a ...
Lovely restaurant and atmosphere, with ambience. Top drawer, friendly, professional service. Perfect cocktails. Delicious, generous entrée portions, well prepared, served appropriately warm according to dish. I recommend Gertrude's to anyone seeking a satisfying, pleasant, comfortable, enjoyable experience!
My office crew took a co-worker out for ...
My office crew took a co-worker out for a wedding shower lunch and had a truly wonderful time. Without requesting it, we were seated in the outdoor sculpture garden by the fountain. What a beautiful spot! Nice menu with lots of options at a good price. Highly recommend!
Another amazing experience at Gertrude's ...
Another amazing experience at Gertrude's. We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary and could think of no where else we would rather dine than Gertrude's. I had the Crab Imperial stuffed Rockfish (don't let the "market value" scare you. the price was very reasonable) and my wife can recommend the "Very Berry Salad" (it's her favorite). I don't have a bad thought about our time there. Quick seating, attentive server, delicious food and an elegant atmosphere, all the makings of a memorable evening.
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