Unbelievable service from all of the staff. Food was amazing. We will be back!
The vegan risotto was very tasty. The bread from Noble Bread was excellent. We will come back again. Bravo
Again, a very enjoyable lunch.
The hostess was upset with us, because the table she recommended was I direct sin. She didn’t let the person seating us, they could have shaded us in umbrellas. She told us we’d now to have to wait since we moved, and now the waitress was triple seated.
The waitress was gr8, knowledgeable and excellent.
Saturday, we met friends for Breakfast. We'd given Gertrude's great reviews for each of many visits. But . . .
this time we were embarrassed by the waiter's dirty shirt, very small portions and incomplete presentation. We are long time DBG members, so we'll be back, but this experience was a huge disappointment.
It is situated in a very special place and so is the cooking. Really worth the little extra money you will certainly have to spend here.
The evenings get cool and it would have been nice if they had had the patio heaters out instead of all lined up in the back.
Our entrees were basically inedible. Started with decent appetizer and a good salad, however, my friends shrimp and grits were awful and so was my risotto.
Used to be great but they have a fairly new chef & our meal was disappointing. The shrimp, on an otherwise terrific appetizer, was mushy. The chocolate cake, with a great contrast of ancho chile, was dry. The burger used to be fabulous but the addition of underseasoned mushroom duxelles made it knife & fork fare & kind of bland. Too bad as it’s a great setting
Gertrude's is hit-or-miss. The menu is different every time I go; this time, my companion and I both had a hard time finding something we wanted for lunch. The only sandwichy thing was the burger; the rest of the entrees that aren't soup or salad were all around $30 - too much for lunch. My friend had the arugula and date salad, which is very hard to eat (can't get it on the fork, and if you do, it sticks out all over the place) but which she said tasted wonderful. I got the special - a pastrami reuben - and it was good except that it was cooked too long and the bread was charred. I might have sent it back except that we'd already waited far too long for our food. Lunch was an hour and a half! All of that said, the reasons I'd recommend going there are that the food is good once you get it, and if you're at the Desert Botanical Garden anyway, it's a nice relaxation after walking around for a couple of hours.
I volunteer at the garden and have eaten here many times. Every time has been excellent in every way. I always take my out of town guests here and they all love it!
Gertrude's is one of our favorite restaurants ! It is a great place to take out of town guests for a change of pace. Not only is the food good, but being located in the Desert Botanical Gardens is a bonus. We can't think of a better ambiance.
Good food with an interesting menu. Excellent ambience in the garden. Prices have increased since the fall. Now is a little pricey especially for lunch. Always good for a special occassion
Always take out-of-town guests to Gertrude's while they are in town as I just feel it is a VERY special place with wonderful choices of food!
Good attentive service. Interesting menu with great options. Presentation is impeccable. Beautiful outside seating.