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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

Gertrude's - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews

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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 (106)
Scenic View (75)
Local Ingredients (70)
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Creative Cuisine (70)
Casual (61)
Great for Lunch (60)
Fit for Foodies (55)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (53)
Worth the Drive (49)
Healthy (48)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (36)
Romantic (35)
Great for Brunch (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fun (33)
Authentic (31)
Seasonal (31)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (24)
Gluten Free Options (23)
Organic (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
People Watching (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Vegan (15)
Disabled Access (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Business Meals (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Live Music (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Great Beer (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

We celebrated a special occasion at Gertrude’s and it was lovely. We ate outside with the beautiful landscape as a backdrop. Staff was attentive and charming. Food was delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place for brunch!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

In my opinion Gertrude's is one of the best restaurants in Phoenix. Love the unique native southwest flair in food and cocktails!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I visited the gardens for the first time and so we made sure to have reservations for dinner also. We sat outside and the warmers were perfect, the food was excellent and the scenery was romantic. We really enjoyed our evening!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyable lunch at Gertrude’s. Our table on the patio was available on time with friendly service. It’s a great spot for a break from touring the beautiful gardens.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Unbelievable service from all of the staff. Food was amazing. We will be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The vegan risotto was very tasty. The bread from Noble Bread was excellent. We will come back again. Bravo

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Vegan, Healthy
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Again, a very enjoyable lunch.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Good attentive service. Interesting menu with great options. Presentation is impeccable. Beautiful outside seating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We said we had a plane to catch and they made that happen

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent
This places keeps improving their menu
Delicious, beautiful setting and fun!!

Tags: Fun, Organic, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Scenic View, Vegan
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Beautiful outdoor sesting. Excellent food and service. Great for casual or fine dining. Always great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Steak and eggs were perfect! So were the ricotta donut holes and great coffee.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The menu was quite varied, and included many vegan/vegetarian and gluten free options. All dishes were prepared correctly and tasted great! As an added bonus, they serve Square One Vodka!

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was great using Open Table to make my reservation and was taken at the time I made my reservation all went very well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great choice! Outside seating was delightful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Lovely meal outside on patio. Scallops were delicious and service knowledgeable and attentive,

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Ambiance can’t be beat and the food was great - particularly the scallops and soup. Service was top notch. Even though it was getting close to closing we were not rushed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Lovely setting, fantastic food and great service. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A very cool little spot at the Desert Botanical Gardens. Nice ambiance and a great place to go for a Sunday brunch. After, go check out the gardens.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful outdoor patio dining. I had the frittata from the brunch menu, it was delicious. Ingredients are fresh and local. Service was faultless. Be sure to make reservations, it can be hard to get in otherwise. Highly recommended!

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We always enjoy Gertrude's when visiting the Desert botanical Garden

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The most beautiful patio in Phoenix! Great service and wonderful food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Sat outside. Weather perfect. Such a perfect location next to the gardens. Waiters attentive. We stayed after we finished eating and no one asked us to leave. They make the best burrito I've ever eaten. Enjoyed the music too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Spicy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fun, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food but extremely small portion and very expensive for the scallops (only 3 smallish scallops for $35). Great atmosphere though and nice server.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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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