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Gertrude's - Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Gertrude's - Phoenix

4.6
4.6
5076 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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Booked 56 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 5,076 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

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Most Booked

  • Phoenix

    Healthy

  • Phoenix

    Outdoor Dining

  • Phoenix

    Most Booked

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  1. CJ

    CarmiJo

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hosted my book club at Gertrude's. Everyone absolutely loved it! Will plan to do it again when it's my turn to host.

  2. l

    lauried

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved everything about it -- and that it was even amazingly comfortable enough to eat outside in 100 temps!

  3. J

    Joanna

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! Seated quickly. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

  4. M

    Mark

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always. The Desert Botanical Garden is an Arizona gem, and Gertrude's is a great part of the experience.

  5. p

    peterpammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of may favorite places to lunch with friends!@

  6. J

    Juv3001

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was great Place was busy The flies inside were a detractiom from the great food

  7. LR

    LaurenceR

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Gertrudes is in the Desert Botanical Gardens. Although it is attached to a cultural/arts institution, it seems more like a very good independent restaurant. Both the kitchen and wait staff function at a high level.

  8. BW

    BenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We arrived early on a Sunday morning and made a reservation for brunch later in the day. At the appointed time we were seated at a shaded table outside. Service was quick and the atmosphere was relaxed. We enjoyed the meal and while the men lingered at the table, the ladies went to shop next door. Excellent experience all around.

  9. DF

    DesignFan

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening at Gertrudes was wonderful. Andrew, our server was outstanding, with the perfect blend of attention, recommendations, and unobtrusiveness. Other staff members were great too. We enjoyed our food and the ambiance. What a treasure this place is.

  10. S

    Selbz

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food , great service, beautiful surroundings.

  11. J

    Jboy

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Gertrude’s hosted 4 couples, including my daughter for her Prom this weekend. They did a great job making them comfortable and treating them like first class diners. Thank you for the extra touches to make this special night the best.

  12. DC

    DianeC

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Restaurant was warm and noisy. Difficult to hear. Server worked hard but food was mediocre. Too bad, the location is amazing.

  13. SS

    SusanS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. Thoroughly enjoyed eating on the patio even though a little warm. Had hummus and veggies and cold gazpacho..scrumptious.

  14. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    A real disappointment. This place was promoted as a healthy and upscale dining experience. It fell far below our expectations. The food was over cooked, fatty and overly seasoned. The ambiance was like a cafeteria and with all the windows and doors open the AC wasn’t effective on a very hot evening. So wasteful. We spent five days in the area and enjoyed delicious meals everywhere, except for this place. It’s highly overpriced, too and the highest cost meal of the entire trip. Defiantly dine elsewhere.

  15. JH

    JaniceH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was a pleasant surprise, since it is located at a park. The outside patio was very nice. The food was outstanding. It was very tasty and the portions were generous. There were some very nice choices. They had many unique drink selections as well. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend it. The entire day was memorable. We took in the park by day, had a wonderful dinner, and then enjoyed the illuminated Chihuly glass exhibit at night. Beautiful Day!

  16. DN

    DNDAZ

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal at Gertrude before our last concert at the garden. We were taken care of by our server Fred who did excellent job. Drinks, appetizers and dinner were all fantastic and very good portions. And as usual had to get a order to go of Donuts holes to snack on during the concert. Will be back again.

  17. DE

    DianeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We both had the chicken salad wrap for lunch. It was delicious and a very generous serving. We sat outside in the under cover area and it was lovely and cool. We will return again.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After a morning visit to the Botanical Gardens, lunch on the patio at Gertrude's was perfect. Very relaxing and inviting, excellent food and service!!

  19. B

    Boobookitty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I enjoyed the food and the service is excellent. Somewhat of a niche menu..some unusual dishes. A little pricey but that is to be expected. I would recommend the restaurant. May be a bit difficult for picky eaters.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truely enjoyable experience all the way aro

  21. T

    Trish

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, ambiance & food. Very fresh. We will definitely go again.

  22. PG

    PeggyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I'm a champion of the farm-to-table food chain, but, seriously, Gertrude's needs to source real lettuce, not garden weeds. A few of the more "airy" pieces in an overall salad of robust lettuce - well, I can handle that. Not so an entire salad made up of airy pieces with nothing worth a good bite. Butter lettuce, red-leaf lettuce, iceberg or even the dreaded and ever-present Romaine would've been better than a plate full of air. It's a little too foo-foo for my farm-bred taste. Next time I'll pack a lunch and pick one of the amazing nooks in the garden to enjoy a break.

  23. CM

    ChristineM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    It was ok. The salad dressing was too spicy for my guest. The sornoran shrimp salad. Should warn guests. Thanks

  24. EW

    EileenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, great food. Our wait staff was friendly and attentive.

  25. LT

    LoraT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love, love, love Gertrudes! The food is always great, though a little pricey. The outdoor patio is especially nice. Beautiful scenery! Service is always great!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was again fabulous. The patio is fantastic.

  27. PG

    PizzaGal

    Jackson Hole

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Great service-nice atmosphere - but worth going only if at Gardens and want a break to not have to eat somewhere else. Had dinner so could see gardens in daylight then on dark afterwards. But towards the pricy side for ok but more towards average food. Has chicken salad - tortelloni for $30 ok but have had better at other restaurants. Agree with other reviewers that seems to be not as great as other reviews seem to indicate. I would not go there again for lunch or dinner and would plan accordingly.

  28. MJ

    MJPS

    Phoenix

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    This is my second time eating at Gertrude's, definitely disappointing. The first time was excellent! My first dining experience we shared a delicious Green Chili Bacon Cheeseburger, it was delicious, so sad the same experience did not transfer to the salads on the menu. This time my dining companions ordered the Chicken Club Salad, very disappointing. The chicken tasted like pre-packaged chicken, no tomatoes, just a bagged salad poured on the plate, bacon non-existent. I am disappointed because with such a beautiful venue and the high level of quality at DBG and the location; I would expect fresh roasted chicken or at a minimum, rotisserie chicken shredded on top, and no fresh sliced tomatoes. (If you don't have the resources to roast chicken go to Costco). I had the small Arugula salad, once again, just a bag of old Arugula on a plate with a no accoutrements and NO Feta VERY disappointing. Other diner had the Crab and Kale dip, unsure where the Crab was plenty of Kale and watery, no Old Bay and no Shrimp; not even Shrimp segments...what exactly are Shrimp segments??? Also a lot flies, I realize the doors are open for the outdoor eating, but so many flies...I might return for another attempt, maybe third time is the charm. Service was excellent. Abby my server was kind and Daniel the 'food runner' was also very good, he remembered me from my last visit when he was the bartender. Would I recommend - MAYBE, but with the options I am given yes I will...

  29. SD

    SalliD

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My friends birthday and she loved the card and the dessert 👍❤️thank you

  30. NO

    NancyO

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Following a tour of the garden, we booked a special birthday lunch for four and it was the perfect way to complete the day for our special birthday girl! We each had various salads and several ladies said it was the best salad they had ever had. No food was left on the plate, always the best indicator.

  31. s

    singleoverseventy

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Was impressed how comfortable on the patio for dining even with the days being high nineties. Always pleasant to eat outdoors.

  32. ML

    MoragL

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Great location in the botanical gardens. The food was mediocre and over cooked, and expensive for what it was. They could do so much more to create a much better ambience. Felt like a cafeteria. Service was good though.

  33. FM

    FMHK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made our reservation well in advance to take our daughter for dinner after graduation. After the graduation ceremony, our daughter asked if we could include two of her friends who also graduated. I was a little nervous about making a change on such short notice, but the folks at Gertrude's graciously accommodated our request, and we all had a lovely dinner. I would highly recommend.

  34. R

    Roberto

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food - good service - a lot of noise. I would still go there again with ear protection.

  35. TR

    ToyaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Cauliflower appetizer is a MUST have! I was too dignified to lick the plate, but I wanted to! Ha!

  36. GG

    GoldenGirl

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    My party of four all ordered the shrimp salad and all of us liked it. It has lots of shrimp as well as tomatoes, eggs, and avocado. I switched up the dressing and tried it with the spicy Thai dressing and it was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive without being in the way.

  37. J

    Jeanette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Our first time at Gertrude’s and it was Mother’s Day. Outdoor dining was wonderful. There were two negatives, some children dining with their family were annoyingly loud. And, my granddaughter does not recommend the Mac & cheese.

  38. KC

    KellyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hosted dinner for my mother for Mother's Day. Great ambiance, attentive service and really delicious food. Two of us had the chicken tortellini with mushroom ragoot. Really amazing but quite filling. Sizeable portion. Took half home. Kids (9 and 11) enjoyed their burger/veggies and chicken tenders/mac n cheese. Dessert was fantastic (almond strawberry shortcake and Cookies n Cream). Look forward to dining here again.

  39. J

    Jacque

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose outside dining - a most pleasant experience, pleasant temperature, gentle breeze and noise level quiet compared to many restaurants Menu that is unique; expense is worth it. Food prepared as listed, excellent presentation, served at proper temperature. Server the best we have had for years. Thank you

  40. TK

    TracyK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Too hot- No AC even inside, we roasted. They claim “it’s Arizona get used to it” Idiots I’ve been here 30 years.

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 5076 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 56 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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