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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

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Scenic View (41)
Creative Cuisine (33)
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Fit for Foodies (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Good for a Date (27)
Casual (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Special Occasion (22)
Healthy (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Seasonal (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Organic (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Disabled Access (6)
People Watching (6)
Vegan (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Patio made a perfect setting for brunch -- very relaxing and enjoyable spot!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

We come for Saturday/Sunday breakfast for most special occasions. Great atmosphere, outstanding fare and very professional wait staff. The chance to walk the gardens after dining is a plus. Michelle has done a fantastic job with Gertrude’s

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Love that we are able to have such a nice restaurant in such a beautiful spot. Have always loved the food as it’s fresh and well prepared.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Staff were very accommodating in changing my reservation time and in offering outside dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful setting, delicious food, limited menu. Great place to catch up with friends and still tour the gardens !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server, Anna, was very attentive and pleasant, kept our iced teas filled and the table cleared of dishes. She was the most positive part of dining there. The musician was way too loud for the space and once we exited the Garden on the way to the parking lot, we both remarked that the music at that level was perfect. My friend enjoyed her eggs Benedict though it was a much smaller portion than expected compared to other diners'breakfast plates. My chicken salad wrap was nothing special, and there were some greens in it I didn't recognize that tasted like fresh dirt (not unpleasant but not wanted), so I pulled most of the greens out. Overall, the place was too sophisticated for my palate.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The ambiance is great, they have super fresh food and they usually have an acoustic guitar player putting mad flavor in your ear. All kidding aside its pretty amazing.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice but a bit expensive. Less potatoes in burritos

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best meal out I have had in a while, fresh full of flavor and healhy to boot! A little loud, beautiful setting and easy to get to from anywhere in the valley! Highly recommended foodie worthy🍽

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

There were four of us for lunch with a reservation at 11:30. Our server, Pablo, was wonderful and the atmosphere outside on the patio was wonderful as usual.
The food was a horrible disappointment this time....and we've dined many times in the past few years, so I'm not sure why?
We ordered 2 Soup & Salad Lunch Meals....and sent them both back. The gazpacho soup was so salty we could not eat it. The Beet Salad it came with was rather pedestrian and the beets had no taste. We ordered a BLT to make up for the 2 meals we sent back and we shared it. It was just OK....but nothing to write home about.
The other 2 people ordered the Turkey Wrap which was a "special" of the day. It was terrible also. The turkey had zero taste and was just some turkey and lettuce in a wrap-nothing else in the wrap....each left over a half of wrap. In fact, we purchased a cranberry relish at the farmers market on the property that day, and we opened it at the table and tried to make the wrap better. It didn't noticeably help.
I WILL SAY THAT THE MANAGER DID THE RIGHT THING and comped our food and only charged for our bottle of Cava wine, which was as she should have done....so not having to pay for the terrible food made up for it a little. We would have rather enjoyed our meals....as our guests were from San Diego.
I will try it again, since the manager was so nice.
Gertrude's-please reevaluate your meals and make them tastier, with more flavor. We usually love it there!!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We are outside at night. It was perfect. The waiter was really great. Food was fresh and tasty, not outstanding. I got a salad, with salmon, expecting a grilled fillet, or at least grilled pieces, but there was a bunch of shredded salmon that seemed somehow prepared. Not salmon salad, not canned salmon, just really didn't know what to make of it. It was tasty enough to eat, but not as good as grilled greasy salmon. Appetizer was fry bread stuffed with cheese and seasoning. It was really relish, though the slightly tough. I'd eat there again tonight, though, because the place is so beautiful.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our date night (hadn't been out in months) at the Botanical Gardens and Gertrudes. We arrived around 6:00p and strolled the gardens a bit before dinner at 6:30p. We sat on the patio overlooking the fountain - absolutely wonderful setting. The food was amazing - started with a tasty crunchy Kale-like salad (can't remember the name) and shared our Scallop and Bison entrees - melt-in-your mouth delicious. We enjoyed a bottle of Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir which was a perfect accompaniment. Would definitely recommend for a special night out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

In a return visit, the service (Pablo) was very good. He was attentive without being overbearing.

My wife and daughter each had burgers which were excellent. I had the chicken salad wrap and was quite disappointed. I have had this previously and it was much better. The previous chicken salad had apples, nuts, etc. This was simply some chicken w/ mayo wrapped in lettuce and a wrapper. I will check on contents before I get tit again.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Beautiful setting. Waiter Brad was excellent. Efficient, funny and always on top of things.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Took our 3 yo grandson after going to the DBG
They have a great kids menu and loved his Mac and Cheese and our homemade crackers

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great environment, not so great food and meh service. Not worth the price.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lovely setting outside —- but menu limited if one has food restrictions. My vegan son did enjoy it. Waitress seemed a bit out of sorts.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

While my family seemed to enjoy their meat dishes, the veggie risotto was horrible. I wouldn’t recommend to fellow vegetarians - the veggie food is not to the quality of the meat dishes.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Started badly as they forced our party of 5 to a small 4 seat table. Stated they were sold out and could not move us. We were there almost 2 hours and there were a number of empty tables around us. Cocktails were good, patio very pleasant, but food barely average. Have been several times in the past and has continually gotten less satisfactory each time....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our server was very kind, efficient, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

It is always a pleasure to dine here. The staff is outstanding and make good recommendations. The smoked and fried tofu is delicious. I do think it is pricey but that not stop me from dining here once in a while.

Tags: Organic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really great dining experience for a birthday party. Courteous staff and excellent food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food and beautiful outdoor seating. The desert landscape outside with the small water fountain provided a relaxing atmosphere. The food choices were great - I will have to return to try other options on the menu. The salmon (add on) and beet salad went well together. I'd recommend this place to friends and family and definitely a place to take out of town guests to.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always have a good experience at Gertrude's! We celebrated our one year wedding Anniversary as we got married at the Garden!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had dinner there on my birthday. The food was excellent, the service was perfect. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menue and made good suggestions.

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My wife and I try to get to Gertrude's every couple of months. We enjoy the ambience--casual, quiet, wonderful food, and attentive and friendly staff. This visit was as enjoyable as usual and put us in the mood to continue our patronage of this fine restaurant in the future.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I usually have the burger and it is cooked to order, really tasty. Salads are terrific. Gertrudes offers different flavors in foods and drinks. Sitting on the patio is lovely - fall, winter, spring.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The way I found this wonderful place, was because I was looking for a Vegan cuisine in order to satisfy my in-laws food requirements and I didn't want to have to drive a great distance.

Gertrude's met that requirement and more. This restaurant is nestled near the Phoenix Botanical Gardens and how wonderful this setting would probably be in the early morning or late evening. Needless to say we chose it for Lunch and enjoyed every morsel.

The menu provided options for everyone, Vegan and Non-Vegan and I even saw my sister in-law take a doggie bag with her potatoes in tow.

There is live music, which was nice, but could be just a little over powering when folks are trying to have a conversation. Hopefully, next time will allow us to sit outside on the patio.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is always very fresh and presented nicely. Location is excellent! Can't beat a stroll through the garden after a nice meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were in Phoenix for 18 hours and so glad to find this gem of a restaurant in the desert. Good food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Desert Botanical Garden in which Gertrude resides is nothing less than spectacular. Rotating artist installations highlight the everyday wonders of this gorgeous site. Inside Gertrude's is noisy and pales in comparison to the small patio dining area. Make reservations well in advance. Although creative, menu is very limited. One item, a cold grain salad, is it for vegans. Not much more for vegtarians. But, the selections are adequate. It is a cozy but upscale experience and I at least have a drink here on my frequent Garden visits.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, excellent service and casual atmosphere. Local gem and additional option to walk off a meal in the beautiful gardens . Highly recommend

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Gertrude's is surrounded by beautiful desert climate plants from around the world. At this time of the year the weather and plants are in bloom and flourishing as the long summer days begin to fade. After a light breakfast of eggs, toast and coffee, my friend and I strolled to the plant sale at the Desert Botanical Gardens that is a yearly event.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Following some less than favorable experiences at Gertrude's perhaps two years ago, I decided to give the restaurant another chance, given the attractive location of the restaurant and the admittedly well-prepared, imaginative food that places an emphasis on local cuisine. I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with the turnaround the restaurant had undergone since my previous disappointing -- nay, downright infuriating -- experiences. The server was attentive and knowledgeable, the pacing of the courses infallible, and the dishes flavorful and representative of unique location in this corner of the world. Once again, I can recommend Getrude's without reservation (no pun intended!).

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A great choice for out of town guests. Food is locally sourced and delicious. The menu changes often which gives more of a chance to try new items! Drinks are quite unique with many unusual but delicious combinations. Always an impressive choice.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Loved the drinks and food! My husband really enjoyed the duck enchiladas.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Out of town guests were very impressed; service was excellent; patio dining even in warm weather was delightful.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and service. A variety of options for carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. Perfect place for a varied group of friends. Ambience in the garden is just perfect. Sit outside if weather permits for a wonderful Arizona experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Geetrude's is a beautiful place. We came for a special anniversary dinner, and because one of us has celiac and they have a number of gluten free options. The manager informed us that the general manager's kid has celiac and the kitchen is trained to handle things carefully. The drinks were unique and tasty. The appetizer and salad, though slow to arrive were also very good (mussels and squid without the bread, and the hearts of palm with fried plantains on the side because they fried everything, including gluteny items, in same fryer), however the plantains were bland and could have used some seasoning, just a touch of salt would've done the trick. Our luck ran out there. The waiter forgot the wine we had told him we wanted with our entrees. And, the bison steak I ordered was cooked well when I ordered it medium rare, and the croquettes that came with it were icy in their centers. I have to say, we would go back for the duck enchiladas, and the huitlacoche sauce on the steak was inspired and delicious. I tried for a long time to get our waiter's attention, but he kept spinning away from our table. Eventually another waiter noticed that I kept looking toward the kitchen and came to ask if I needed anything. The manager was quite apologetic and offered a comped dessert, but we decided to finish the enchiladas and cut our losses. It was really more than enough food, though I would have liked to have a nice bison steak. We were offered a $50 gift certificate for our trouble and we'll use it, though we'll probably just eat the enchiladas, and maybe the risotto. I'm not sure I'd recommend, but it could have just been a bad night.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was fresh and lots of local ingredients. Very flavorful. They also had live music, 1 guitarist/singer (Jared) who was really great! We had flights of wine and listened to the music. Great time.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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