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Gertrude's - Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Gertrude's - Phoenix

4.6
4.6
5334 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 3:15 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 719-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alan "Skip" Hause, Chef Owner

  • Catering

    For information on catering at the Desert Botanical Garden (or the greater Phoenix area), reach out to our sister company, Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events, by phone at 602.267.1818 or by email at info@fabulousfoodaz.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For private event information, reach out to Michelle Jacob directly at mjacob@gertrudesrestaurant.net.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Jacob, GM: (480) 719-8600

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Cross street

    Desert Botanical Garden

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix

    Great for brunch

  • Phoenix

    Healthy

  • Phoenix

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Phoenix

    Great for scenic views

  • Phoenix

    Contemporary American

  • Phoenix

    Most Booked

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  1. KN

    KimberlyN

    West Virginia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The path to Gertrude's was beautiful and set the stage for a lovely outdoor dining experience. The food was amazing, which included the seafood enchiladas, the lentil chopped salad bowl, and the hamburger plate. Very nice selection of cocktails as well. It was very enjoyable. The gift shop was nice too!
  2. GM

    GMSM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Unique menu options were nice. Unfortunately, our waiter was pulled in too many directions A manager ended up bringing our food after a long wait, and our meals were disappointing. Neither one of our entrées were hot when served. My burger was soggy and the lettuce wilted. The rice that accompanied my husband's seafood enchiladas was not adequately cooked and had the consistency of plastic.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Roy ensured everyone at our double birthday celebration had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the patio was more than cozy thanks to the heaters
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy birthday breakfast, yummy with good portions 🫶🏼
  5. EM

    EdithM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Gertrudes. Always eat on the patio.
  6. l

    luisr

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    The food was horrible!!! The ran out of salt for the steak and the noodle plate get rid of it!! The tamale my wife got she only ate half. The other half was raw. Paid and left for 70 dlls we could have gone somewhere that at least a refill of water would have been provided
  7. MB

    MeganB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we’ve done dinner and it was fantastic. My husband had the seafood enchiladas and they were divine. The burger I had was perfectly cooked and the potatoes with it were just fantastic. We cannot wait to come again
  8. r

    rickp

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server did a great job working with the chef to deal with dietary restrictions. Food and drinks were great.
  9. SD

    SnapD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The menu is usually robust and good. For whatever reason, the options were mediocre and did not taste good. The elote fritters were bland and pasty (which was unusual, since we had them before), the tortellini was bland, and the corn chowder had no flavor. We were there at 4:30p, before Luminarias event, so it wasn’t busy. They wanted us to sit outside, even though there were tables inside (and we had reservations). I had been sick, and didn’t want to risk the chance of a repeat, so we opted to sit at the bar, which also wasn’t crowded or busy. Bar tenders were nice but didn’t pay attention to ask if we wanted another drink. It just wasn’t the Gertrude’s we are used to, what we know and love. We were disappointed but made up for it by having drinks and treats at Luminarias. Az garden members, not sure we will be back to eat there any time soon.
  10. LI

    LIZW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We'll be coming back whenever we go to the gardens.
  11. LJ

    LeslieJ

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Would have given a higher rating on service, but it was a little lacking. Example, one guest knocked over iced tea while server was there, but server just walked away and we all gathered up extra settings to get enough napkins to mop it up.
  12. RC

    RickC

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous evening and the tamales were amazing!
  14. B

    Bethany

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the seasonal menu with quality fresh ingredients. Waiter was fantastic.
  15. a

    ahwadiner

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We made reservations for 2 for dinner before going to the Luminarias. We arrived 5 min late as greeter staff members told us to check in for the event before going to the restaurant. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess, without a greeting, very rudely told us "We gave your table away because you didn't respond to the confirmation text." I had, in fact, responded to the text and showed her the saved text on my phone. The issue was because Open Table sent me 2 different restaurant confirmations on the same text feed but only 1 of my replies registered. Not my, or the restaurant's fault - but why be so snooty about it??? We were then seated next to a garbage can and were met by an extremely rude waiter who went on and on about "how busy" there were going to be and how we couldn't possible be seated elsewhere. We then had to ask the acting manager if we could be moved to the side outdoor space, and he obliged. After all that drama, we then enjoyed a lovely dinner and great service by Alex! So 2 rude employees, 1 great waiter, and a nice meal in beautiful setting gets a 4 star rating. Note - perhaps they were understaffed, but they were definitely NOT busy. as evidenced by all the empty tables surrounding us. **Would recommend/return if attending an event at the garden- otherwise I'd go spend my money elsewhere.
  16. PH

    PamelaH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great setting, great dining, wonderful staff. All had fun
  17. FL

    FredL

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was so-so, service was okay. Certainly not a good value. We’ve eaten here several times only because of convenience. If Gertrude’s wasn’t at the Desert Botanical Gardens, I doubt it could make it.
  18. B

    Brenda

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A great place in a gorgeous setting surrounded by people who love the desert.
  19. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoy the ambience especially outdoors. Indoors is great also. Hamburger was excellent a bit pricy. My rice noodles were great with mushrooms & snow peas. Too expensive to return without splitting. Please add different options. Drinks excellent! Non alcoholic drink was very good!
  20. MK

    MarthaK

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch experience at Gertrude's was superb. Food was outstanding. The atmosphere allowed us to have an excellent conversation which allowed our minds to be remarkably creative. It was altogether an experience of unqualified joy.
  21. S

    Susan

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor patio for breakfast. Very relaxing space to eat. We saw hummingbirds and cactus wrens. We both ordered the huevos rancheros. Delicious! Our server was friendly and helpful. Food was served promptly. Portion sizes are just right in our opinion. Not gigantic but filling. Prices are terrific for what you get.
  22. AS

    AidaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fresh and delicious. The ambience was nice and the staff was friendly. I’d come back for sure.
  23. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    An uncontrolled screaming child put a negative damper on our lunch. I realize this is not your fault. So...we will be back. Thanks.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not sure I’d do this again unless I just starving and wanted to eat while at the gardens. Floors were dirty and my root salad was just tons of lettuce. Not anything special, for sure.
  25. B

    Bicky

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choices for people with gluten allergies and vegetarians and also vegan options for lactose intolerance. Fresh tasty good .
  26. DB

    DebB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to enjoy special occasions or a quit lunch. Try it before you walk Desert Botanical Garden.
  27. RM

    RedMtDiner

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We usually love Gertrude's, but this was not a great experience. I made a reservation for 5 and wanted to increase it to 6 but was told the table reserved couldn't accommodate a change. We were seated inside even though most outside tables remained empty throughout our lunch. The vegetarian burger was only so-so, someone ordered the stirfry noodles and found them less than delicious.
  28. KV

    KaroleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserve a table and you won’t have to wait. The waitstaff is prompt and friendly. We’re looking forward to coming back in a few weeks.
  29. GT

    GlobalTraveler

    Salt Lake City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch to cap our morning spent walking the gardens. Many excellent vegan and gluten-free options.
  30. ER

    EvelynR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food has a way of surprising the expectations.
  31. RH

    2RedHeads

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations recommended. Lovely outdoor patio with relaxing ambience. The food is wonderful and so are the staff. Creative desert themed fare and drinks. Recommend the prickly pear mimosa.
  32. DN

    DNDAZ

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dinner at Gertrude's before Music in the Garden. Zachary was our server and did outstanding job. Drinks appetizers, and dinner were very good. 2 of Gertrude's burgers, sausage trotline, and I chose the duck, and elk meatloaf (that had a very good flavor if you like game meat). As normal no room for dessert. Looking forward to our next meal before Las Noches de Las Luminarias. 0
  33. JS

    JohnS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was excellent, as usual. Also, due to complications, we were not able to go when we initially had reservations. Gertrude's was able to assist us and change our reservations, which we greatly appreciated.
  34. JK

    JacqueK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere. The food is delicious & everything is fresh
  35. a

    anonym

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It is definitely advisable to make reservations in advance. The staff was very friendly and the food was good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Restaurant wouldn’t allow us to turn on the heaters as they said they have a policy that has to be less than 66 degrees. I have never heard of that! Being cold is subjective! And one of my guests has MS. It was insulting! In addition, my salad dressing was too salty to eat. When I brought that u? Waitress did give me a new dressing but should have also brought out a new salad since my salty dressing was already mixed in with the salad. Also, waitress had an attitude.
  37. CA

    CARLD

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Vegetarian items were good.
  38. BR

    BruceR

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great having outdoor dining in this unique setting.
  39. VB

    ValerieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The corn chowder is delicious!! Such a beautiful place!
  40. P

    Pepper

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food, service, atmosphere. We love Gertrude's!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gertrude's - Phoenix offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 719-8600.

Gertrude's - Phoenix is rated 4.6 stars by 5334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Gertrude's - Phoenix

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, # 1511, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Desert Botanical Garden

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Daily 3:15 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alan "Skip" Hause, Chef Owner

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 719-8600

  • Catering

    For information on catering at the Desert Botanical Garden (or the greater Phoenix area), reach out to our sister company, Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events, by phone at 602.267.1818 or by email at info@fabulousfoodaz.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For private event information, reach out to Michelle Jacob directly at mjacob@gertrudesrestaurant.net.

  • Private party contact

    Michelle Jacob, GM: (480) 719-8600

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