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Gertrude's
Gertrude's

Gertrude's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gertrudesrestaurant.net
  • Email: info@gertrudesrestaurant.net
  • Phone: (480) 719-8600
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 10:30am
    Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 4:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Stephen K. Eldridge
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Chef's Table is right next to the kitchen line and seats up to 12 People
  • Private Party Contact: John T. Windels (602) 481-4669

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Desert Botanical Garden
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from Gertrude's
Gertrude’s, the much-anticipated restaurant at the Desert Botanical Garden, offers a fresh new food experience focusing on ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Easter morning our party of three arrived at the Desert Botanical Garden. It was a gorgeous morning and we enjoyed walking around and viewing the Chihuly Exhibit. At our reserved time of 10:30 we arrived at Gertrude's and were immediately shown to our table on the patio. The wait staff was very attentive and saw to our every need. Each of our meals was full of wonderful ingredients that blended together perfectly. Everything was fresh and tasty. It was a perfect way to spend the holiday. We will definitely return soon. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was excellent. In a crowded public venue, the Gertrude experience was a pleasant surprise which we definitely will repeat."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We ordered the eggs Benedict and one of the poached eggs was so over cooked the yok was hard boiled. My steak and fries was over cooked and awful. The drinks took forever and the server was slow to check on out table. For the price of the meal the overall experience will not bring us back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "After our Open Table reservation - the folks at Gertrude's confirmed with us and that was a nice call. We had a wonderful meal. Our server was very pleasant and gracious. We ordered the sticky buns (a specialty of the house) and when it didn't come before our meal we canceled it. Not only was it canceled, the manager came over and apologized and let us know that we would be getting complimentary donuts from them. My wife ordered the chicken sandwich and I had a burger. Both we're great and good portions. A wonderful meal!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The hostess would not acknowledge us, the waiter did things on his own schedule, and the lamb special was thin slices of shoe leather. We had heard such nice things, but based on what we experienced we will not be back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Still had to call & confirm, despite open table. They had my reservation, but think it was unconfirmed so was glad I called. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • " We were disappointed with our table, it was right by the door to the patio. Veronica had told me that it was one of your better tables since the doors are open we could enjoy the weather without being fully outside. However, Michael shut the door even before our main course arrived. We did ask our waiter to at least open the door partially, but he told us that it was impossible. It felt very stuffy and was extremely loud after that. I'm not sure why the door could not be partially open. Michael told us that the only reason the door was closed was because the other table wanted it shut. It would be nice if there was more effort made to make our dinner more enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "in #2 first choice left hand column, did you mean "BRUNCH" or for a bunch of people ???? we enjoyed the facility & the food, but thought the noise level extreme...."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had a great dinner and service was great. When we walked in the hostess was great and accommodating. I asked for outside and she made it happen. There were lots of people coming in and wanting to eat, without reservations it was a long wait. She handled the customers very well. We were celebrating a birthday and Gertrude's was the place to be. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The first comment I have is Gertrude's needs to find a new Hostess, get someone with personality who can provide customer service, not just bark out orders like "you are too early, come back in 15 minutes!". The Bartender and the Waiter were both exceptional, great personalities and were very knowledgeable on the Menu and Bar Selections! The noise level inside was very loud and distracting, however the Food was AWESOME. most likely will not ever go back to Gertrude's."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable meal outdoors at Gertrudes, much more quiet than inside. It was our first time there."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Ambience is perfect, lovely patio dining. Food and service need a lot of work."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Pretty casual dining, but excellent food. Enjoyed the patio immensley. Not sure I would have felt the same inside. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Gertrude's at the Desert Botanical Gardens is a fabulous eatery with a wonderful atmosphere and terrific menu. I highly recommend sitting on the patio as you take in the spectacular views and cool evenings. It's a must for anyone looking for a new place to dine."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were able to enjoy our 1st Dining experience outside, at one of the outer tables, anything closer or inside would have been way to loud. The food was very good, nothing out of the ordinary. We had the Bleu Burger, Pulled Pork, Beet Risotto. All the entrées were fixed to our specifications. Price was appropriate. Our cocktails were very good. The wait staff are very friendly and eager to please, and were knowledgeable about the menu items. We are from the Anthem area, and when we come back to the gardens we will definitely eat there again. It is so convenient and very affordable. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was our first time to the Botanical Gardens, and Gertrude's just added to the evening. We truly enjoyed the restaurant, the food was soooo good, and our waiter (Mike) was very informative and fun. We will definitely return, since there is so much more food on the menu that we need to try!!!!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was very good especially the brussel sprout and egg dish. One person had the pulled pork sandwich and felt there was not much meat there. Another had the fish tacos and loved them. The service was good but due to the large number of guests, took a little longer than expected. This is a very busy place and if you are seated inside, very noisy. I had ask for a patio seat when making the reservation and was told on my confirmation call that I had one. When arriving, I was told a request for the patio was not noted and they were not able to accommodate our party. That was disappointing. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We dined outside on Friday, April 4th. Shortly after we were seated, it began to rain. The staff did a great job of quickly opening umbrellas to shelter the patrons. Although management was very friendly and helpful, the service from out particular waiter was poor. He never checked on us once the food arrived. We had to ask another waiter to have our water refilled, and had to ask the manager for our check. The burger was great, but the salad with quinoa was disappointing to two of us. There was way too much quinoa and very few greens, olives and almonds. I think this item should be removed from the menu or the description should be changed to be more accurate. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 4 on the patio. We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was great and the view was spectacular. We even got to see two quail."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "With a reservation and with our table available wehad to wait too long to be seated. Felt hostess was inefficient "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "A unique menu inside the Desert Botanical made for a good evening. Menu prices are reasonable, wine a bit high priced. Inside dining looked more like a bus depot and was noisy but outisde on the patio (weather permitting) is a good experience. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food good, not great, but prices high for what you get."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Gertrude's is a delight. The staff was friendly and relaxed. The champagne was dreamy and the food was delicious and the menu creative."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food at Gertrude's is presented beautifully and is very delicious. The portions are very small and prices are very high. We had a salad and entree and left hungry. The inside dining room was very noisy. Our server was great, but overall it is not a good value. We dined there on a Tuesday evening after vising the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We like the ambiance of the outdoor area better than indoors. We enjoyed the cheese and bread appetizers and loved the raspberry puree. While the menu had a lot of standard fare (burgers, taco's, salad, sandwiches, etc.) the specials were truly special. We each ordered one of the specials and they were all delicious: pasta puttanesca, risotto with beets, fish of the day. Someone in our party ordered the fig manhattan but sent it back because she found it too strong (she does drink manhattans) and did not have any fig taste which is why she ordered it. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Gertrude's is a great idea, but fails in its execution. Service was slow and our waiter seemed irritated to be waiting on us. The food was great but a little over priced for what you actually receive. It makes itself seem like a fancy restaurant, but the ambience does not match up."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great wine. We all had chicken or their delicious Nimen burgers"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "After a walk through the Gardens, dinner at Gertrude's was a delightful treat. Our server, Bradley, was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "It was very loud in the restaurant and hard to have a conversation. We had to ask for water twice before getting any brought to our table. The food was good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere is nice, but tends to be on the noisey side. Food is very creative and adventurous. I love the fact that locally grown ingredients are used. My only complaint is the service, based on several visits.......there seems to be sufficient help, however the "help" seems to disappear off & on during our dining during lunch and/or dinner. Somehow I am hoping this problem will be addressed in the near future. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I secured a reservation online, which was very easy & within 15 min of my request. We arrived (this time) for an early patio dinner (before Chihuly), so I didn't notice the bar activity, but it is beautiful. Gertrude's never disappoints ... food, service, scenery & umbrella'd patio seating are great! My salmon salad was amazing & my husband also enjoyed his seafood entree . Before strolling Chihuly, we topped off our meal with the delicious citrus cheesecake (enough for 2). Our visitors are also impressed with the unexpected serene, desert setting."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Food was overcooked, server was slow and inattentive. Outdoor dining at the garden makes it almost worth it."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Gertrude's is the cafe at the Phoenix Botanical Garden. A great place and Gertrude's provides a great dining experience. We had breakfast which was terrific, from the fritata to the quiche to the scone everything was just about perfect. Eggs Benedict is one of my favorite breakfasts and these were the best I've ever had (note: very non-traditional)."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Nestled conveniently in the Desert Botanical Gardens, Gertrudes offers a unique dining experience in Phoenix. We ate here the other evening, and it could not have been more spectacular - moon rise, perfect weather, great food. Most in our party started with the beet salad with goat cheese. The portions are generous and nearly everyone cleared their plates. We split an order of smothered fries with the entire table which was a great counterbalance to the greens on the salad! Highlights were the roast chicken, the halibut, the green chili bowls and the short ribs. Our waiter was very helpful in pointing out what he thought was best on the menu. A must try if you are in the area - reservations strongly suggested."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Service was excellent but food quality and portion size were not was executed from the reputation."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend and lived up to expectations. Presentation of entrees was outstanding. Server was extremely knowledgeable of all dishes ordered by our party - Kudos to Meredith."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had out-of-town guests who were experiencing the Garden for the first time. I made the reservation in advance on-line for 6:30 Sunday evening and requested an outside table. I received a confirmation e-mail. When we arrived at 6:25, we were told that they were running behind and it would be about 15 minutes. After about 20 minutes we were told that there was a table available inside, but we wanted outside, and I mentioned that my reservation had been confirmed online."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our waiter seemed annoyed to have to wait on a large party."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had people coming in on airplanes and they were held up. No one seemed bothered by this and we were all able to be seated even though we were late. We certainly appreciated it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "If you sit near the windows make sure you bring fly paper, flay swatter and a third hand to shoo them off your food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014