Gertrude's - Phoenix

4.4
3322 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Gertrude’s Restaurant, nestled inside the Desert Botanical Garden, offers a fresh new food experience focusing on ingredients directly from growers in Arizona and the surrounding region.
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Danielle was a fantastic server.

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PR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love dining here. The food is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful. The Desert Botanical Garden makes a perfect backdrop for your meal and the menu puts a good spin on traditional items without overdoing it. Lots of vegan, gluten free items too!

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MZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Gertrude’s and it was so nice, from the live music, beautiful gardens, delicious food and wonderful service. We will definitely come back again.

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KP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Service was good. We bring guests from out of town - and they always enjoy it.

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Although our server was helpful, the food was not good. My salad was banal and friend's dish unexceptional. there are practically no vegetarian options. A big disappointment.

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J
Phoenix
83 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We’re pretty regular customers of Gertrude’s and have left many reviews, all extremely positive. We love it for the atmosphere and the creative, excellent food. With the exception of a minor service hiccup, out first ever here, once again we had a great experience. I’m always surprised this place isn’t busier, especially on a performance night (Eroica).

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h
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were unhappy with our outside seating arrangement.
Even though there were empty
tables, we were denied our quest
for a table for 2. Instead we got a
table for 4 in a very poor location.

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on the patio which was shaded, and with a light breeze, very comfortable for a May early evening. Service was efficient, and our server was knowledgeable a and gracious. The food was presented beautifully and it was as delicious as it looked.

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My two dinner companions had the same great enjoyment of the food/service that I did. Delicious ginger-dressing for the "house" salad. Good portions, too.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter - Tavo - was superb. The food was fine and ambiance is also fine. A very pleasant way to spend the early evening before the Ballet AZ performance in the garden.

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MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great place to relax and cool off after a visit to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix or (as in our case) to enjoy a quality meal prior to Ballet in the Desert. The service was top notch with all the staff conscientiously attentive to our needs. The deliver of food was very fast and our drinks were always full. The food was very good and reasonable value. We will definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were both excellent.

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s
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day-
They were great we were early for a reservation and they had us out on the patio where I had requested the menu’s a little bit different than what we are used to but it was very interesting and a fun night-

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KA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings of the gardens... along with a great food and drink menu. We really enjoyed our outdoor dining experience. :)

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b
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

This used to be an amazing "foodie" restaurant...what happened?

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner here for Mother's Day before seeing the light show. I had the smoked salmon salad and he had the duck. Both were excellent and very good sized portions. It was a thoroughly enjoyable meal. We sat outside which was also great. Staff was very attentive and pleasant. We will diffidently go back.

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SR
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mothers Day Brunch 💐 Breakfast fried rice and kid’s cheeseburger were winners. Would go back once a week to walk the garden and have the food at Gertrude’s 😍

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J
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite of ours and a special occasion destination. Michele and front desk are always so accommodating.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

While musician was enjoyable, combined with the crowd noise made it difficult to communicate with table mates.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always outstanding. Taking my mother her for mother’s day brunch was the best decision I could have made for a wonderful day with her.

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MM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Mother's Day Brunch!! Server's were attentive and helpful food was delicious.

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LG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was horrible. The waiter seemed in a hurry. He was not very attentive and was short when we asked questions. We had to wait for ages to get refills on our drink, than he brought the wrong wine out and seemed annoyed with us. Everyone has a bad day but if you can be friendly with others because you hope you get a bigger tip out of a table with more people, than clearly there is something wrong with the picture.

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g
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good but food was cold and lacked seasoning. The corn fritter appetizers were over fried and extremely hard but the donuts for dessert were under cooked, doughy in the middle. Plate presentation was very nice. The jalapeno margaritas were fantastic! Enjoyed sitting on the patio!

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NS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service, and an amazing setting! Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

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p
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was impeccable!!

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F
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great venue for dining: Outside at the botanical garden. Imaginative food with outstanding service.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue. Food is great. A little pricey, but worth it as an occasional splurge.

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AW
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Two of our party had the Smoked Salmon Benedict. One loved it, the other didn't like the grilled (?) arugula. I had Gertrude's Benedict which I loved.

The guitarist was playing too loud which was annoying. The service was very slow.

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SN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was excellent!! Our service was marvelous from beginning to end! The food was refreshing, new and enjoyable with well thought out ambiance

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I recommend this place to any out-of-towners! Incredible location and ambiance, lovely restaurant. Dishes use local ingredients with global influence. Yummy cocktails.

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l
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

We requested a patio table weeks ago and were told it wouldn't be available for another hour even though there were empty tables on the patio. The noise level inside makes it almost impossible to talk. The selection of food on the menu is very limited. We won't go back or recommend it to others.

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F
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

If you eat here, at least get a table outside. Inside is unbearably noisy, as are so many restaurants these days, making conversation impossible. The food is mediocre at best. The night we were there, it was very busy and understaffed. The service from our waiter was poor. He never checked back to see if we needed anything, or if the food was ok. He brought us the check without asking if we wanted dessert or coffee. It felt like he was too busy to care. I've had lunch or a snack in the back garden many times, because you're a captive there if you're visiting the Desert Botanical Garden. It's ok for lunch or a drink. But I would suggest eating elsewhere for dinner, and then visiting the garden either before or after your meal.

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MT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great time as alway, food service everything. Butternut squash soup was delicious

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambience was nice. The service was good. But the food was just ok and while I loved that they have Arizona wines on the menu, the two reds we tried were served lukewarm.

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l
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food selection is unique, delicious and in large portion. A bit noisy but acceptable. Wonderful ambience and we had a great server. Expensive but worth the treat.

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OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio close to the fountain and the beautiful geraniums. We were so glad. The inside was extremely noisy and would have been extremely uncomfortable for us.

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SC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, service and food (roasted vegetables were very tasty).

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Shrimp Risotto and Scallops were very bland
Tuna was good
Beef and Boar very good
Salad excellent
Kind of a small menu. Not a lot to pick from. And we sat outside and the flies we very annoying
Service was good

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BP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Gertrude’s is a great restaurant with the most outstanding scenery! We had the shrimp risotto, wild boar and a grain salad! Bread is outstanding and a must are the donut holes for dessert!!!!!

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G
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Captured clients, trying to be upscale but not quiet making it. Location does not justify expene. Menue does not reflect A casual family or friends excursion in the Gardens.

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