Gertrude's - Phoenix

4.6
4484 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 4484 people are saying
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vipRhondaV
Belgium
12 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, service, and food👏🏼
Corn fritters are an excellent choice to begin. Attentive staff without being overbearing. Thoroughly enjoy Gertrude’s and return often.

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ValerieL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tamale dinner and cauliflower appetizer were so delicious! It was also a nice experience sitting outside on the patio.

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vipDennisS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Better food than last time, but still not very good. The service was excellent. We requested a table near a heater, but the host curtly said all tables are assigned yet the one we wanted sat empty the entire time we were there. It is far from the excellent place we have enjoyed in past years. In the future, we will eat prior or after our visit to the Desert Botanical Garden, which we love.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Food 3.5

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CarolB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husbands birthday with close friends from NJ. It was a wonderful, delicious dinner followed by chihuly exibit.

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KathrynP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue in the botanical gardens; casual, yet creative cuisine. A bit on the spendy side, though excellent service and location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Gertrude’s. Outstanding food and service!

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LindaU
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious lunch at Gertrude’s after our trek to see Chihuly in the Desert at the Desert Botanical garden excellent service and truly excellent food. Love the variety on the menu. It was still a little cool on the patio at 11, but they had heaters going. We’ve got four more groups of friends visiting us from Chicago, snd I’ll bring all of them for lunch at Gertrude’s!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and everything else about our experience at Gertrude’s was fantastic. Our waiter in particular was attentive and professional (wish I remembered his name to give due credit). We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and had a great time. Will make a point to return the next time I visit the Phoenix area.

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KariM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fun for our entire family; the grandparents loved it.

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ChristinaA
Boise
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We made reservations in advance but could only get indoor seating. Full bar. Food was excellent - top notch. Service a bit slow but they were packed.

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful visit at Girtrudes restaurant. It was after 2 PM so not too crowded. The food was delicious. The staff was helpful with the menu.
questions we had with the menu. Overall it was

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nonconcertgoer
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu is rather limited but interesting. All the dishes were good and some outstanding.

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vipTony
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Love the setting and the food/ service were outstanding.

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lnelsonr
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a location to impress! The botanical gardens surrounding the restaurant provide a wonderful, colorful, unique backdrop for your meal. Outside dining is even better than indoors based on weather. Heaters are always in large supply on cooler days/nights. PERFECT because of reservations - no waiting for an hour at some local hot spot. PERFECT for family. PERECT for celebrations. PERFECT to impress! We will be back again whenever we're in PHX. VERY close to Sky Harbor.

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SteveG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good outdoor eating area. Food was not prepared properly the first time but they quickly corrected it by preparing a new meal. Great service.

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BahamaDreamin
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Finally visited for breakfast. I had scones and gravy and my husband had the smash. We both agreed his was good, but mine was more flavorful. My leftovers were even enjoyable the next day.

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AnaresiaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and they went above and beyond to make my husband’s day great! They gave him a birthday card, had a candle on the table, and served a delicious dessert. I was so shocked with what they provided to make it so special. Thank you Gertrude’s

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Ziggy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and lighting. Outstanding menu. Excellent service. The house Cosmo cocktail was fabulous.

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robertc
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had exceptional service. A special compliment to the hostess. We appreciated her consideration.

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vipNatalie
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Sitting outside during the winter is nice because of the heaters. It was very enjoyable. Our waiter was amazing, we enjoyed our evening most of all because of him. Salad portions are huge. The tamales were okay, would not order those again. Overall a nice experience.

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JJChicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and always love the ambience. Thank you!

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BimyD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have the fried cauliflower!!! The donuts and the burger - oh my:). Service was excellent as was all our food.

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JohnC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu items are well presented, creative, varied, and delectable, served in a very pleasant indoor/outdoor ambiance, complete with heat lamps as needed. I recommend Gertrude’s highly, plus, a ticket to the botanical gardens is not required to enjoy dining. Reservations recommended because Gertrude’s is so popular.

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Marci
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect place to have lunch after a couple hours at the Desert Botanical Garden. No complaints, food was excellent (Cobb salad and chicken tortellini) and a good value. Try it!

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kimj
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I knew this would be the perfect place to serenely celebrate our parents 60th Anniversary, and it was...thank you for making it special.

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Jean
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, delicious and plentiful dinner.

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ElaineA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude's is a delightful dining experience! I must eat gluten free and the manager and our server both made sure I was comfortable with the menu. I only wish they would get a better quality gluten free bun for the green chili cheeseburger. Udis breads are the cardboard box of gluten free breads. That bun will ruin what would have otherwise been a great burger. So, instead I went with the stir fry rice noodles with shrimp, which was mouthwateringly delicious! While I did not miss passing on the burger, I would hope Gertrude's takes the hint and dumps that udis junk.
I also highly recommend Gertrudes as a tasty start to a botanical garden evenimg walk!

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Starfish12
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was wonderful. Exquisite layout of outdoor seating with overhead heaters underneath canopy. Social Distancing between tables. Masks required for everyone including staff except when eating and drinking at table. Food was delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Surrounded by a desert landscape and Chihuly artwork.

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SusanC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Gertrude’s before night time chiluly in the gardens. Did not disappoint! The menu changes, always interesting and unique.

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HallieH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is great! Our server was wonderful.
But my when my sister requested to be seated at a table further on the patio- the hostess was very rude to her and made a big deal about it. Several 4+ top tables sat empty the whole time we dined so it was not a busy issue.
Would still continue eat here dispute weird incident.

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WaltN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Three people in our party of six have hearing difficulty. The hostess was not accommodating to move us from a noisy table to acquire table. However, our waiter was very accommodating and helped us move to a quieter table.

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BrianW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a wonderful morning walking the DBG we were ready for lunch. We had reservations and were seated quickly. My husband and I shared our entrees. His chicken salad wrap was the best and cheeseburger was the best. Our server was the best and knew the menu. You see it was a perfect a lunch. you must go just remember to have reservations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was soooooo impressed that most of the menu is gluten free. The cauliflower appetizer is a must have, seriously cauliflower. I thought the specialty cocktails were more on the sweet side than my liking. But we will have it on our go to list.

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LesM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor setting for a meal after walking around in this fantastic garden.

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NancyJ
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in beautiful outdoor setting. Southwestern menu with nice options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very limited menu. That was the only disappointment. Service was excellent, patio seating was just as I requested. I thought it was a little pricey, but in defense, you are paying more than food. Location, service and atmosphere.
The small plate fritters were fantastic. I didn’t see anything on the menu that was of interest, so I had the soup, which was very good. But due to the menu limit, I won’t be back.

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DrPhaz
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great appetizer. Cauliflower was very good
Entrees we’re ok , but not special

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MarieA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The prickly pear margarita is a rea treat. This a great place for date night.

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Seated promptly, food was delivered to our table on a very timely basis and the food was great. Perfect addition to the beautiful Desert Botanical Gardens.

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 4484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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