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About Gertrude's - Phoenix

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.

1201 N. Galvin Parkway
# 1511
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Desert Botanical Garden

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 719-8600

Website:
http://www.gertrudesrestaurant.net/

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.

Private Party Facilities:
Chef's Table is right next to the kitchen line and seats up to 12 People

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Jacob, GM: (480) 719-8600

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

What better place to embrace romance than under the stars on Gertrude's patio? In addition to our Seasonal Menu, we will offer course specials just perfect for sharing starting at 4pm. Join us and make it a Valentine's to remember.

Gertrude's - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (108)
Creative Cuisine (72)
Scenic View (72)
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Local Ingredients (70)
Casual (61)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Great for Lunch (55)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (52)
Worth the Drive (47)
Healthy (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Romantic (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Seasonal (32)
Great for Brunch (32)
Authentic (26)
Fun (26)
Cozy (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Organic (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Vegan (14)
Disabled Access (12)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Great Beer (8)
Live Music (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Spicy (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Good for quick bite before DBG, but pricey. wish had a few more kid friendly items.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was friendly and exceptional. Our server helped us select a perfect wine. He knew a lot about the menu and where the ingredients came from, adding some great story to the food selection.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

We dine at Gertrude's every year and have never been disappointed! Excellent & we make it a priority to dine there often!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very accommodating staff. Good food. Beautiful setting at Desert Botanical Garden.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best patio dining experiences in the Phoenix area. It brings the natural Sonoran Desert to you. Food is creative featuring many local ingredients. Nice with had made cocktails.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

I’ve been here several times for dinner, but this is the first time for lunch. I’ve always loved the place. My opinion is the same. Great food, service and a great a patio as there is. A great place to eat, whether going to the garden or not. Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Gertrude’s is one of my favorite reataurants in town and I’ve been to pretty much every restaurant in the area. The outdoor patio right by the cacti garden is so peaceful and beautiful!! The only noise we had was the water fountain by us and birds on a tree. The food is excellent and yhey have a wide variety of choices. The beverages and their wine selection is also good. Our server was very diligent and very assertive with the suggestions. I recommend Gettrude’s as a good place to enjoy a meal and have a good conversation since the noise level is just perfect! It’s good for datea, business meals and friends’ get-togethers.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Good as always. Very unique! Would always take out of town guests there.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Such a charming restaurant!
No entrance to the garden necessary to eat here, but you can access to the gift shop.
The food is deliciously diverse with unique preparations that are sure to amuse your bouche!! (French for mouth)
I look forward to bringing out of town guests to eat here as it is always a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Vegan, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a memorable experience. Joshua was a great waiter. He was knowledgeable and very personable! The ambiance was fun with enjoyable music. We make a point of visiting Gertrude’s whenever we are in Phoenix!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The garden setting was gorgeous, the server was friendly and well informed. Two out of three meals were very good, but the beet salad was a disappointment. The beets were hard and tasteless, and there was nothing else other than greens. I expected feta or Gorgonzola cheese with juicy beets.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The Botanical Gardens is a great place for this restaurant. Our server(Brad) was excellent. He was essential in helping us make the right entree decisions for each one of us. The menu is limited but extremely varied . We had Duck enchiladas(very good),gertrudes burger(excellent),an earth grain salad(very good, roasted vegetables and pea soup(very good). I would definitely recommend this restaurant to visitors and people that live locally,it is definitely a gem!!.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Beautiful place to enjoy creative, authentic local dishes. Service was excellent, outdoor patio was wonderful. Perfect way to end an afternoon at the garden. Food was excellent. Order to cobbler....do not miss that treat!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Organic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Vegan, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The meal was a very small meal and a lot of plate. The servings were so small we had to stop on the way home to grab something to eat. The food presentation was beautiful but the quantity was pitiful!!!
Would not recommend anyone eating there.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I volunteer at the Garden so I eat here fairly often. I have never gotten anything I didn't like. The tomato soup is wonderful!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The salad was good, the lemonade tasty, and the soup of the day out of this world.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Beautiful setting obviously. Must sit outside. Shade was welcomed and available. Food was fresh, delicious and healthy. Drinks were unusual and refreshing. Heart of palm salad was a big hit.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were guests of a wedding party for the Luminarios, which was great, and we thought we could eat at Gertrudes for the new year's special "hoppin joh", but they did not have it on the 30th. We returned per reservation on the 31st, had that item plus other food, and were delighted with the food, the ambiance, the service. It was a nice evening for Dec. 31st, tho they do close early. Fortuntely, we had not intended to stay late. Great location. Next time, it will be nice to visit the gardens and eat outside during the daytime, but the interior is very welcoming and pleasant, and the sound level fine for conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch here before touring the Desert Botanical Garden. The patio provided a pretty and relaxing setting, and our server was attentive. Loved the huevos rancheros. Definitely recommend!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very good in all respects. The service was solid. I'm glad we dined on the patio because the inside of the restaurant is much too noisy and with tables too close together or too small. Prices are too high by 10-20%. Never the less, dining at Gertrude's is always pleasant over all. Prices, though, will limit us to only special occasions when we are also visiting the Botanical Garden.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great for couples or dining with friends. Can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Not that great for $77. Will not return.

There are much better places like Tarbell’s, Roaring Fork and Cowboy Caio.

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is our 2nd visit and won’t be our last. We had plans for my birthday and we arrived late for our reservations but luckily we called ahead and let them know. Gutrueds was very understanding and accommodating. Now that is great service !! I was really excited when our server came to our table with a complementary Birthday dessert! That is a very special touch!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

To be honest, the best thing about this restaurant is it's patio. The service was also excellent but the food was horrible. The menu was small and exotic and everything we ordered was "interesting" but did not taste good at all. We tried 2 of the appetizers, the hummus and stuffed fry bread was gross. For an entree, I had the $18 hamburger. It was bad. The food here is a mishmash of weird ingredients like quark and squash. For as pricey as this restaurant was, it was very disappointing to me as I had lunch there with my mother from out of town.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding wait staff and lovely atmosphere, but the food was mediocre. They have an interesting menu and we were able to experience some new flavors, but between an appetizer and two entrees nothing wowed us. Except, actually, the compound butter that came with the bread... that was my favorite component of the entire meal. Everything else was so-so.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall, our experience was just OK.
We were dining with another couple and selected Gertrude's for the convenience relative to the Botanic Garden. As we opted to dine outdoors for the ambiance, of great frustration was turning on the overhead heaters (cool/cold evening). This not only interrupted our experience numerous times (three difference heaters were tried), trying to have the wait staff address this situation was a challenge.
Frankly, most restaurants in AZ have this down to a science, with the outdoor heaters working before guests are seated. The entire situation overshadowed what could have been a very positive experience. Paying attention to this detail is important, and having cold guests and food eliminates all other good work.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. She smartly described items on the menu. We arrived at 4 p.m. for an early dinner prior to attending the Luminaria festival at DBG. How could they have been out of the Smoked Salmon Salad so early in the evening? I had to punt. Everything else seemed to have beets or hearts of palm and I hate both of them. Our waitress suggested simply putting a chunk of salmon on a leafy salad. Good idea. The salmon was prepared just right; translucent in the middle and well grilled on the outside. Husband ordered duck enchiladas which he enjoyed and ate heartily. Prior to the meal, we enjoyed a cheese plate. Minimal chunks of cheese combined well with the sauces served alongside. Nice meal, albeit expensive, and find service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was totally mediocre and expensive. We had three entrees - a burger, buffalo filet and a entree salad. Only the buffalo filet was worthwhile. The burger was cold and the salad totally mediocre and average. All this for $75 before tip. We would have had a better dinner a Mimi's or Pei Wei for a fraction of the price.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We will definitely go back to Gertrude's. The menu has something for everyone. The only downside - no espresso after dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Luminaria at the Desert Botanical Garden.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They are the best. Awesome place to eat. Relaxing, great atmosphere

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Scenic View, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place to relax. Food is from a great quality. However portions are relatively small. Highly recommend for a date or just to relax before of after the cactus zoo visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was skeptical as the food was subpar the last 2 times I ate here. I vowed never to dine here again but a friend of mine convinced me to give Gertrude's one more try. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. While I chose the vegan options (soup, salad and roasted veggies) they were well executed. The vegan cheesecake was amazing!!!! Will definitely return next time I visit the gardens. Service was terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Gertrude's was wonderful. Outside dining was great. Food was excellent, from appetizers to entrees. Filet was fantastic, and the Duck Enchiladas were outstanding. Wine selection was good too. Several local options, that were really quite good. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Went with family prior to going to the luminarias at the botanical garden. excellent menu and very good service. would definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was our second visit to Gertrude's. The 1st visit was for dinner with friends at night and the overall experience was very good. We returned for our 2nd visit for brunch with family and it was even better. The food is great, there was a live musician, and the outdoor seating is remarkable. I would recommend sitting outside and enjoying the sites & sounds of the surrounding Botanical Garden.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were celebrating our 50th Anniversary. We particularly appreciated our table server Kristine, She was delightful, helpful and very friendly. She provided a classy touch to our special evening

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our server, Joshua took great care of us. Such a gorgeous setting! Hamburger was very good. Fry breads were pretty good. Salads were very good. It's nice to visit the gardens and have a meal hear - perfect location.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Creative menu. Attentive service. Good food, maybe not incredible, but worth the trip. Beautiful outdoor seating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our Server was not attentive. Long intervals between ordering and serving- we had to flag other Servers for refreshments of water, additional cutlery and plates.
Food was mediocre for the price.

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