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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (73)
Scenic View (55)
Creative Cuisine (48)
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Casual (43)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Local Ingredients (41)
Good for a Date (40)
Great for Lunch (36)
Special Occasion (33)
Worth the Drive (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Healthy (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Romantic (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Seasonal (23)
Cozy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Organic (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Great Beer (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Live Music (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
People Watching (7)
Vegan (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Business Meals (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

I always enjoy taking friends here. I count on it being top notch and a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious. Unique. Special. The heaters helped to make it cozy. However, the inside area lighting should be dimmed during evening hours. A permanent restroom should be provided for the restaurant only. The separate entrance should remain open to filter the diners from other guess. Candles on the patio tables would be a excellent addition.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Live Music, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Luminaire Festival event

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a disappointing dinner Sunday evening. Our waiter did not relay changes to the menu.
My husband's beet salad had yummy greens , but the beets were tasteless. His flatiron steak was tasteless. My salmon salad had a generous portion of salmon, but the amaranth grains sprinkled on top were gritty and off-putting. The salad greens were delicious, but were piled on top of chicharrons - can't imagine why.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful! Such a romantic place. So much so we got engaged!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

We were seated 10 late and we were overcharged at the bar. Sneaky trying to charge extra for a neet drink. Not worth the money.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was excellent! Food and service above expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Gertrude’s.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I arrived at 4:30 p.m. for a fabulous scallop dinner at Gertrude's. Afterwards I walked all of the paths enjoying all of the sculptures, gardens and luminarias. It was a very special evening. It was great being able to enjoy the evening prior to the heavy crowds. As I was leaving, people were streaming in so I wouldn't have been able to take such wonderful photos with no one in them.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

An oasis of green tranquility in the middle of the city. Gertrudes never fails to please with delectably delicious and artistically arranged locally sourced cuisine, excellent service and gem like surroundings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Always enjoy our meal here. Great place to entertain out of town friends

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Outdoor seating needed more heaters.....................it was too cold.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Delightful lunch spot! Took a friend who was visiting to Gertrude's for lunch . Delicious food, wonderful ambiance in the Garden, and impeccable service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We were greeted warmly, and asked that our request for an outdoor table be changed to indoors. The hostess was gracious and accommodating. Gertrude's makes excellent use of local ingredients, and the menu offers numerous choices for gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan patrons. Service was excellent - attentive, but not hovering!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Did not enjoy the food at this place. Overly priced for the lack of quality it offers. We ordered
The duck enchiladas which were questionable in quality and a reuben which was not up to par. The only good thing we had was coffee and desert but who doesnt like desert. Would not recommend this place.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful evening dining outside at Gertrude’s! Great ambiance, great farm to table food, great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was well done. Good wine selection. Servers were attentive

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Really enjoyed it. Beautiful setting. Our server was Lisa and she was great. Looking forward to coming again the next time we are at the Botanical Garden.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We dined at Gertrude's during the Desert Botanical Gardens Luminarias event and had a lovely experience. We sat outside, which I highly recommend, because the inside of the restaurant is so noisy it makes conversation a challenge. The menu has changed since last I was there, and everything was delicious, but the lollipop kale appetizer we ordered was extraordinary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The restaurant was very loud. We had a party of six and could not carry on a conversation without yelling to each other. Menu is different. Food was good but took a long time for it to appear at the table. If I go back, I will sit outside to enable conversation with my dining companions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Booking was easy through Open Table, the food was very good. I would definitely recommend to friends and will attend again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place eat after a matinee. The food was delicious and unique. The atmosphere being surrounded by the Botanical Gardens is second to none. The service was impeccable. Try it you'll like it.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was unevent. Soup was great. Fish was not, one dish was unetible and the other was bland to the point of boring.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It began with waiting to be seated, the hosteses appeared to be struggling with getting parties seated (?). The menu was not up to the usual delectable options. The beef was not up to your normal standards—not cooked properly, no flavor. We have dined with you many times for many special occasions, hence very disappointed. Should have done the Luminaria buffet.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Incredible food. Cocktails unbelievable. Try the Mushroom Manhattan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food, service and ambience were superb. We had the bison filets, marlin and Korean chicken. They were all great.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went on opening night of luminaria.
We all had their Gertieburger--was cold and bun was a bit stale.
Martini was weak
Have been here a few times before and was excellent.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We've been before. Food is very good- portions too large for old folks. Noise not too bad. Service, both table and kitchen was pretty slow.
Tom McLaughlin

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

our meal complemented nicely our visit to Las Luminarias at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had great food and service. Delicious pork and Corn
Finally..such a great menu and food. But why was peach cobbler presented in aluminum foil? What?
Can hardly wait to go back for afternoon cheesecake and coffee before a members stroll of garden. Keep that menu coming! Yummy pork cheeks! The BEST corn poblano Ga ivsa

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Next to the Desert Botanical Gardens it is a natural selection before touring the gardens at one of its many evants. However, the quality of the menu items has decreased over the last several years. They are trying to be trendy and unique in the selections but they are not quite pulling it off. Maybe are new chef would help. Until then stick with a burger or steak.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My friend and I had dinner at Gertrude’s when we visited for the Luminarias. We had a table outside which was perfect as inside seemed a little noisy but it was very busy. The food was amazing. Perfect portion sizes of tasty innovative dishes, perfectly cooked and presented. We never knew Kale could taste so delicious. We also had the pork cheek and duck enchiladas, also tasty and beautifully presented. The donuts were the most delicious we have aver tasted and the chocolate and coffee sorbet divine. The service was attentive but not rushed and the outdoor garden with the cacti was fountain made for a lovely ambient setting for dining. We cannot recommend Gertrude’s highly enough. Not cheap but certainly not overpriced and well worth the cost for a superb meal with some nice twists made with locally sourced produce. 5 Stars all the way.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Organic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had lunch for a business meeting and everyone had a good time and loved the food. The portions were a little large but you get your moneys worth and have leftovers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I was very impressed with the number of vegan/vegetarian options that you guys offer now! Thank you!!! Will recommend to everyone!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Healthy, Vegan
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, our waitress was amazing

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We sat out on the patio after Las Noches de las Luminarias. Perfect evening! We took our parents who were visiting from out of town for Thanksgiving and we all enjoyed a wonderful Phoenix evening at the Botanical Gardens. Yes, it is pricey, but worth the splurge for an enjoyable evening. The food was great, but you are really paying for the ambiance the gardens offer and that is worth it to us.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food is not only overpriced for the value, but the staff are not trained in customer service and choose to blame the customers for the cook’s problems. Between never getting our food to getting it and it being freezing cold, I don’t plan on returning.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Came here for dinner prior to an event. Was our first time here, and I was a little concerned when we arrived and saw how busy they were. Had a wonderful dinner, and definitely plan to return again.....as soon as possible! Scallops were fantastic!! Lots of gluten free options. Having gluten free crackers, or bruschetta, or bread would be over the top. :-)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Exceptional experience.. delicious food, considerate service, and an interesting menu. We ate outside on the patio where it was a little quieter. Having a reservation made it stree-free.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is great, tge cocktails very interesting but it is very noisy due to all tge hard surfaces. Hard to talk amongst the group at the table and impossible to hear tge waiter unless he was right next to me.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Gertrude’s Menu is odd at best- and difficult to read at the outdoor seating area in the evening. Our food arrived and each person had something different. Not one person of 6 people felt the food was delicious, instead the realization dawned that it was odd with unusual unsuccessful combinations. This writer ordered salmon salad and it was inedible with chunks of hard pork belly and a fat slice of salmon poorly cooked atop the lettuce and otherindescribable things. Staff was kind about taking it away.

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