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Gertrude's - Phoenix

4.5
2527 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 719-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Chef's Table is right next to the kitchen line and seats up to 12 People
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Private party contact
Michelle Jacob, GM: (480) 719-8600
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Desert Botanical Garden
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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
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2527 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The setting was beautiful but the food was rather bland.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

wonderful place! great views, food and service! would recommend for a nice lunch or brunch.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was an enjoyable experiences but recommend making reservations to avoid long wait at busy times like lunch. The particular waiter we had was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful setting, delicious selections (many with unique ingredients we had to look up). Impeccable service and wonderful outdoor experience in the shade!

Highly recommend reservations!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience - food and service was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Absolutely enjoyed the experience and will be returning often!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Beautiful outdoor setting! Serenaded by the all the birds. The hamburgers and salads were amazing. A little pricey, but worth the experience.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I just love this restaurant for visitors and also just for whenever you want something special, beautiful and delicious!❤️

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The menu lean too heavily to southwestern. Too few modern American choices

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Noisy. Interior smelled like sour fish. Reservation was for shady patio table but half of our party melted in the sun. Had to walk by a filthy and empty Dasani water refrigerator along with trays of duery plates from tables on our way out to the patio. Server was absent and disengaged. Took 20 min for drink order to arrive. One guest ordered salsa and it was delivered after she finished her meal.

This place could be terrific but it’s clear the current management isn’t committed to effectively running the front of the house.

Won’t return which is sad since the garden is so lovely.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Another wonderful experience at Gertrude's ! The service, setting, food and overall experience are just fantastic. Our meals were excellent, the cold brew coffee was perfect, and Josh provided superb service. We will be back very soon!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We tried this place after a friend of ours recommended it and loved it. It's the type of restaurant you go to if you want to hang out and not be rushed. We enjoy going out to eat and not being turned out in 45 min or less. We hung out for a little over 2 hours in this beautiful atmosphere. The outside eating is perfect and not crouded with tables.

The food was delicious! I ordered the wild boar and my wife had some type of grain dish... which she loved. There are plenty of GF options as well. We are always looking for this as our son is gluten intolerant.

We will be definitely making this a regular stop especially when the desert botanicals gardens are open in the evenings.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The wild boar was absolutely delicious

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was not overly exceptional, but still quite good. The Chicken salad wrap (buffalo chicken) actually had no spice at all, but was full of flavor. My date (vegan) had the tofu and was satisfied with the meal (the pickles were absolutely intense, strong, plan to pucker up). It was incredibly loud so don't plan on any quiet conversations. There is really very little more to say - nothing was exceptional, and at the same time, there were no issues with the meal. Overall, it was an above average experience, but only a little above. I do recommend the restaurant and would certainly go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always great! Food is different, exceptional, and service is wonderful!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I went to the restaurant after a nice two hour hike with my alumni association. I had the 8oz flat steak with eggs and potatoes. Overall, the restaurant is elegant and the service is courteous. The eggs were good, the potatoes were prepared well but the steak was a bit tough. I ordered it medium and it tasted more like medium well. The coffee was delicious and did not require a ton of sweetening. Our server was polite, kept our drinks full and I would definitely come back. Worth it for groups or for a quiet brunch with a loved one.

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Inedible buffalo chicken salad! Ate nothing and server never offered anything else. Will never return!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great place for patio dining! Delicious food and good service.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Gertrude's is one of our favorite dining spots in the valley, particularly when we are looking for outdoor venues. I would recommend for all meals. The cuisine is creative and so good. The wait staff is always friendly and accommodating. This is one of the best restaurants to bring out of town guests.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Beautiful setting, great service, wonderful hand-mixed cocktails, delicious donut dessert!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Mom and dad in town visiting

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent healthy interesting food..
Beautiful surroundings!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We originally had reservations for 12 P.M. However my wife started having some pain in her hip so we got in early. The restaurant staff was kind enough to accomodate.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Varied, reasonably priced entrees and large portions. The patio is fabulous and very natural.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Gertrudes. The staff were all wonderful and very accommodating. Brian was exceptional, he really knew his stuff and answered all of our questions. His assistant was very funny, did not get his name.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

loved this find! The wait staff were friendly, helpful and informative.
Food was creative and delicious.
It was a fabulous location and end to a lovely time spent at the garden.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Enjoyed sharing time at the Desert Botanical Gardens and this is great addition for lunch or dinner while visiting.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Perfect evening. Weather could not have been better, food was excellent, waitress was the best, and ambiance was so enjoyable.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My husband and daughter had the Korean Chicken Wings. My husband had previously enjoyed this meal, but found the chicken drier and the crust harder than previously. The accompanying Brussels Sprouts were al dente, not very appetizing. My Shrimp and Grits were tasty. We love the ambience of the outdoor patio and our server was attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch. A memorable day at Gardens and dining.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter brunch! Bloody Mary was yummy too!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Perfect Sunday brunch!!! Place was delicious and I would recommend this spot!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great ambiance, good food, good service.

Not much more to add

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Ordered the shrimp and grits. The shrimp was over cooked and the grits were uncooked and runny. I only took one bite and did not send back because it took awhile to get our dinner. I would suggest going to a restaurant in nearby Scottsdale. I have eaten at this restaurant 2 other times and had an ok meal. Would not return.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was great, but pricey, but I expected it to be because of the location, so it wasn’t a surprise. We were a happy dinner party!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Just wish we would have been notified that the gardens were closing at 3pm for Agave Rock exhibit. Met with an old friend whom I hadn’t seen in many years. Our plan was to have lunch first @1:30p, then stroll the gardens. Very disappointed. .

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great setting
Argula Salad was great

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Delightful!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Burgers are wonderful and their specialty dishes are great!!!
Have been here many times and I bring out of town guests to the Gardens and then to Gertrude’s !

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