Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.7
6151 Reviews
$30 and under
American
IMPORTANT: If you want to reserve an OUTDOOR table, you MUST select the "Outdoor" seating option in Open Table. If Open Table does not offer that option, then that means they are all reserved. ("Standard" means an indoor table.)
To our Outdoor Diners: the tent sheltering the terrace has open sides AND IS NOT HEATED. Please wear a coat and bring a blanket!
To our Indoor Diners: we are fortunate to have a very sophisticated small particle air filtration system in our dining room, thanks to the museum.

We have implemented many safety precautions during this current time, including taking temperatures of guests as they arrive; and requiring all guests to wear masks when not seated at a table.

If you encounter any problems with booking online, please do not hesitate call us at 410-889-3399 so we can personally assist you. Thank you!

Support Gertrude's - Baltimore during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6151 people are saying
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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Romantic restaurant, excellent service.
Menu was very diverse. You could an entree or a hamburger.

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vipPeggyB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Minor changes to menu and accompaniments

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vipJuaquetta
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mother’s day

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vipJeannineC
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day Dinner was delicious . Fresh seafood in a lovely setting. Great wine list . A very enjoyable meal.

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TracyR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely setting. Would offer the crab cake with a green salad rather than potatoes. Also the coleslaw is very dry and tasteless. Expensive for the quality and lack of creativity.

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RobB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Mother’s Day brunch, à day early. Had a table outside. When a few drops of rain fell, our server immediately moved us to a table under the tent. The food as usual was phenomenal and don’t skip the awesome desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was nothing like it once was and grilled chicken on salad was not the usual expected breast meat but charred dark meat. Apparently out of chicken breasts. Poor disappointing service. No one at table was satisfied just disappointed as it was always good pre-Covid.

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patriciat
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Had a great time.... celebrating my sister’ birthday

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vipdhope
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have been eating at Gertrudes for years, but hadn’t been back since I live out of town now. Gerties s crab cake was not as good as it had been, and the fries were likewise not as tasty. Was it because it was lunch? But the setting in the garden is lovely and I would go back despite my minor complaints.

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vipCVoss
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab omelette is packed with crab. Service was great.

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vipMicheleG
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our table, Tom our server. The food was delicious as always. Couldn’t have been a more pleasant experience.

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SandraA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the setting very serene. We greatly appreciated that they gave us sorbets as our birthday treats.

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vipDianeM
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the oyster po'boy with fries and the tables were socially distant, which was great.
The hummus Plate made a great appetizer with lots of taste treats. They have a large patio so you can sit in or outside. Many Chesapeake specialties on the menu, so enjoy.
You have a partial view of the sculpture garden so that's fun too.

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vipCharmCityFoodie
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Gorgeous setting. Superb service.

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JessicaK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Appreciate the free birthday sorbet at the end!

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vipMaureenY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food , especially the crab cakes and we sat outside next to the fountain and service was lovely.

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LisaJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Crabcake was cold, crab quality was poor. Worse crab cake in 20 years living in Maryland. Service was really bad. Waitress was hiding in back, had to ask other waiters for help w coffee and food.

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Chris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go- to restaurant when we are in Baltimore! Never fails us!

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BridgetteE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice staff and decent menu, labeled items that are diary and gluten free. In addition, offered a diary free dessert.

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vipMichaelS
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of three sat outside near the fountain on a lovely spring day. The waitperson (in training) was efficient and thoughtful. Two of us had the shrimp and grits and found it to be as good or better than we've had anywhere.

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vipkatel
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Brunch was delicious. Our server was lovely . There was a different server who was training another and she was quite loud. Loved the outside space!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have this gem within walking distance! The food, service and surroundings never fail to disappoint

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Swooz
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We are all aware of the COVID adjustments in dining out and felt very comfortable with how Gertrude's handled all aspects of staying safe.

We are three couples who have been friends for more years than we can remember. Not all wait staff get our humor, but Rani nailed it and even played along with some pranks. He was helpful, personal yet professional, responsive to our requests, and added to the overall enjoyment of our visit. This was our first outing together since the pandemic started and we're glad we chose Gertrude's to get back into being together

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Miscue
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably wonderful for lunch or dinner - Gertrude's never disappointed!
Our server, Tom, was there when we needed him and in good humor.
This was our dreaded yearly Tax meeting made pleasant.

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MaryEve
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that Gertrude’s is open again for indoor and outdoor dining. The staff greeted us with Welcome Back. The specials were fresh and delicious as always.
Everyone respected the mask mandate and no one objected to the temperature check. Let’s get on the other side of this. Thanks for staying positive Gertrude’s

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AnnA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude's is one of my favorite places to eat. It is such a pleasant ambiance and the staff are always smiling and ready to help. Food is excellent thus making it hard to decide on which items to pick. Drinks are always excellent.

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cb200
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food in a safe and inviting venue. Be sure to visit the museum.

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FetedandSated
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy pancakes on a Sunday morning at Gertrude's. Really nice service, very appreciative.

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vipMelis
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake was fabulous. I would return again.

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LifesaBanquet
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special friends came for the day from L.A./D.C. They loved the crab cakes and the shrimp with grits, and the ambience was a balm of this year of stress. Our waitress was beyond compare.

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AdrienneY
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude's is incredibly thorough with their distancing and screening. The servers are impeccable, and the food is always excellent. They also have lots of options for all dietary restrictions.

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WendyS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Service was good. Food is mediocre. My fancy grilled cheese sandwich (brie, apple slices, caramelized onions) was rather tasteless. My partner's fried oysters were meh, served with run-of-the-mill cole slaw and potato wedges. Go for the ambiance, not the food.

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vipsamrab
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for birthday. Great service, amazing food.

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VernonR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Gertrude's was superb. I selected the cream of crab soup, which was tasty and full of crab meat. My companions and I shared fried oysters in cornbread batter. They were light and very tender. I ordered the evening special of lightly fried cod with stewed tomatoes and spinach, again cooked to perfection. The "zucchettes", zucchini fritters, were a wonderful addition. I value this fine restaurant, which concentrates on the best of Chesapeake Bay seafood.

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NancyT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

This was our first visit to a restaurant since covid began. We had a diverse group to satisfy. My 94 year old dad was not happy with his rib.(too messy!) My husband found the salmon dinner very dry. My daughter and I enjoyed our meals She had lamb meatballs and II had the cod. Out side was too cold for my dad , although the staff did try their best to help make outdoors more comfortable. Inside became very loud when a group was seated in the back corner.

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vipsunny
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Two of us had Gertie’s crabcake entree for lunch and I thought the huge amount of red potatoes was more central to the plate than the single crabcake and slaw combined. This entree was listed as the house specialty and the most expensive but I didn’t find the presentation or the food itself interesting or special. The crabcake was mild and just ok- not much lump crab meat and seasoned very mild. The slaw also just ok and not very fresh- refrigerated and stored for a while. My niece ordered the seafood salad which actually looked fresh and inviting. My niece said she enjoyed her meal. Lunch for three with wine, a shared dessert , and 20% tip was $162.00. I hear the restaurant just opened up after being closed for a while due to COVID. Maybe still working to get back to their prior standard!

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ThomasM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside garden seating was delightful. It was so nice to be back after a year of the covid lockdown. Our server was attentive, the meal was good as usual.

We love the relaxed and understated elegance of Gertrudes.

Afterwards we spent 90 minutes at the museum. (Make sure you make a reservation for an entrance time.) Museum is limiting the number of visitors to maintain social distancing.

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GailO
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I love Gertrude’s

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Mimi
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether inside or out, Gertrudes continues to offer excellence at all levels. Cannot wait to go back in another couple of weeks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Gertrude’s on a Wednesday evening, immediately following the close of the BMA at 5:00 pm. We were seated promptly and our server introduced herself quickly as well. We ordered drinks, appetizers, entrees and (later) desserts. The service was timed well. Two of us ordered the soup of the day, which was potato-leek. One ordered the Maryland crab soup. All were excellent. For entrees we had a special of the day which was a shrimp pasta dish, the fried oysters, and the faux crab cake (for the lacto vegan diner in the group). Everyone was pleased with the entrees. The portions were generous and they were served at the proper temperature. For desserts we ordered ice cream and one diner ordered the “candy bar.” Again, all items were generous and delicious. We had not been to Gertrude’s since well before the pandemic, and we will definitely be coming back again. Our out-of-town guest (the lacto vegan) was quite pleased with the number of items on the menu that fit his diet, and also that they were clearly marked on the menu. Our server was attentive and pleasant. All in all, a great meal with an old friend.

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