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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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
We were late for our reservation but the ...
We were late for our reservation but they were nice to seat us and the food was good, even though they were easing towards afternoon tea. Waiter and wait staff were attentive and pleasant and the place was decorated for the holidays!
I always go to Gertrude's when visiting ...
I always go to Gertrude's when visiting the BMA, it is a great place for birthdays too. This weekend was moderately busy, but the noise level was still good and the food selection and quality was excellent. We enjoyed our meal and the waiter was very good, attentive, but not intrusive. We especially enjoyed the sorbet tasting selection and hope to come back again for our favorite which was the pear almond.
Excellent ambiance, live jazz music was ...
Excellent ambiance, live jazz music was nice feature. Food was delicious except gingerbread featured dessert was a bit dry. One entree of stuffed rockfish was served with the wrong veggie substitute which had been requested and then a coffee was forgotten with dessert. Our waitress was no where to be found to request more dressing for salad. Would have expected more attention to the details from the wait staff. But we will return as the food is delicious and the ambiance so nice. Also on the way out overheard the same waitress discussing her tables which presumably were a challenge that evening with another wait staff in the bar area. Didn't think that was in very good taste.
Fabulous visit to Museum and to Gertrude ...
Fabulous visit to Museum and to Gertrude's. We had the prix fixe special lunch. All 3 courses were outstanding-upgrade to the crab cake!!!
Our waiter Joseph was most attentive and helpful. We will be back on our next Baltimore trip. Thanks so much.
Great food except for a slight issue wit ...
Great food except for a slight issue with eggshells which was taken off the bill. Service was generous and attentive. Loved theBlood orange Mimosa! If we had been there during the Jazz performance it might have been too load to talk, but because they were starting as we finished it was quite nice.
Gertrude's offers a wide range of choice ...
Gertrude's offers a wide range of choices, including a delicious set of prix fixe choices at lunchtime. We stayed at our table and ate and talked for a long time, and no one bothered us. The service was friendly and considerate. It overlooks the Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden, which offers an added touch to the already pleasant ambiance.
We have dined at Gertrude's previously a ...
We have dined at Gertrude's previously and I must say, we have never been disappointed! The entrees are varied and delicious, the service is friendly and professional, and the desserts simply scrumptious. It's the perfect place for a meal after spending several hours enjoying the paintings and sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art. It's also the perfect setting for special occasions. We had dinner there with a friend of ours, who is a vegetarian and she found the menu to contain a nice variety of offerings for her dietary needs. My wife enjoyed a tasty flank steak while I opted for my personal favorite, Mama Lan's Five Spice Chicken. BTW, if you are as much of a chocaholic as I am, I highly recommend the beyond wonderful Chocolate Decadence Ice Cream Sandwich - you won't be disappointed!
Wonderful atmosphere upon entering with ...
Wonderful atmosphere upon entering with live music. However, our table was located close to music and hostess stand making conversation difficult. Waiter seemed indifferent. He took drink and food order at once and served soup with the meal. Disappointing
Brunch was wonderful however we had to a ...
Brunch was wonderful however we had to ask to be seated outside. The Jazz music was extremely loud for the small space. When I asked if the music could be lowered, the response was for us to be seated on the patio. The brunch could have been amazing but the fact we had to wait while they found a place for six adults and the loudness of the music, was a real let down. Unless the music changes, I can't imagine I would go back for brunch! It was THAT loud
After attending the Matisse/Diebenkorn ...
After attending the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit we headed to Gertrude's for dinner. We had a nice dinner and the food was exceptional. The only issue was the service which was slow to the point that one dinner was served cold and the wait for desert was over 30 minutes. One item for visitors to note is if you are seated by the door to the terrace it is opened constantly with cold air blowing in .
I love Gertrude's. The food is very goo ...
I love Gertrude's. The food is very good, the ambiance is lovely, but lately the service has been a little snooty. This last time I was there everyone from the hostess to our waitress had this air of superiority that's really unnecessary. I'm not sure if it was because we had a late lunch reservation and we ran into their dinner hour or we were only there for drinks and apps (aka not a big tip) but it was a big turn off which has made me want to think twice about having business meetings there in the future.
My date and I found it hard to get servi ...
My date and I found it hard to get service at our table. The table right next to us was a group of four ladies, and the waiter checked up on them often, but we had to wave waiters down to get our drink and food orders after waiting for quite a bit. Other than the less than expected service, the food was good and we had a nice night.
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