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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.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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
Desert Botanical Garden
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gertrude's - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
We have been to Gertrudes a number of times now and each time our experience is slightly different. We like to take friends in town here because it is a lovely setting. The menu is not wide ranging but has wonderful options to suit a range of tastes. It leans towards the fine dining end of the spectrum but the setting is very casual. My husband and I are vegan and there is always a vegan appetizer and vegan main course, and these are always wonderful. This last time did not disappoint. There were four of us, two vegans and two red meat eaters and all four of us were very happy with our meals. The smoked tofu appetizer was my favorite.
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.
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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