Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.6
6264 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 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 reducing the number of tables available indoors; and requiring all guests who are indoors 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 6264 people are saying
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BonnieL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch, felt accommodated with Covid protocols. Delicious.

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vipJoeyb
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Tent was freezing and no flavor in crab soup

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KevinK
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kenny family loves Gertrude’s.The food and service are consistently excellent. We will be back,

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Vera
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Krautfest dinner special and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and service was good. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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vipRayM
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice restaurant but food was questionable. I had lunch there and ordered the turkey club at around $17. But when I received the sandwich, it was processed turkey roll rather than fresh turkey. Even Jersey diners use fresh turkey on these sandwiches and they are considerably cheaper. Shame, the atmosphere was pleasant and service was professional. Advice to owner/chef: use real turkey in your sandwhiches - this is not 1978.

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PaulB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was inconsistent and infrequent. Food presented nicely and unique but up to standards of a fine dining restaurant. I had a coated salmon entree that was very skimpy on the salmon, my wife had a chicken salad that omitted the grapes described on the menu.
We had to ask for water and salt & pepper, waiter didn't stop by and became involved in sorting used plates, dessert was disappointing and came with not-described vegan ice cream (yuck).

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tmaryhelen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant to top off a terrific museum experience.

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RachelW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch at Gertrudes. The food and service were excellent. We sat in the tent outside and the heat machines made a loud whooshing sound. It would have been a better choice to sit inside, which we'll do next time. BTW, the BMA sculpture garden, museum store and exhibits are also outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful lunch to celebrate my husband’s birthday after visiting the Matisse exhibit.

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DanaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately, we dined the night that several staff members were diagnosis as covid positive. I learned this from a friend who arrived, only to be told her reservation was cancelled.

Indeed, many reservations were cancelled as a result of the vivid diagnosis. Mine was not. Not sure why. Timing, perhaps. However, the dining room cleared quickly, the menu options were limited and what was served was not at the level of excellence I am accustomed to from Gertrude’s.

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DeanK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely! Half price wine Wednesdays is a steal and the whisky flight was generous at only 15$.

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NerdsMakeMedia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a lovely meal for my birthday and a great way to fortify ourselves before exploring the Matisse exhibit. We felt fairly Covid safe in the outdoor seating. The wait staff is very professional and responsive. We'll eat here again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I chose this place to sit down and grab a bite with my mom and my brother. I visited once before COVID and hoped that the experience would be just as pleasant. It was. We were seated upon arriving. The waitress was prompt and made some great recommendations. The food was tasty and my mom and brother enjoyed their selections. The only downside was I had to ask for bags for our leftovers. That should not have occurred, but then the waitress made some excuse about not knowing the situation about giving our bags. Hmph.

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KatharineK
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Fine. Middle America - Not Gertrude’s, or my - Paris France.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Gertrude's continues to win with its focus on Chesapeake Bay regional foods. Small but well-chosen selection of Virginia oysters. Rockfish was excellent, as were the accompanying mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. New to us this time were house-made sodas; loved the blood orange flavor.

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vipArty
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good meal last week. Our waitress (can't recall her name, she' British) was outstanding. The wine list has more variety than it used to (not just American wines). We'll be back !

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Dean
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay, the service was cool. Not overly impressive but it wasn't bad.

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Petunia
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch the Thursday before Christmas, so it was not crowded. The decorations were lovely; the waitress was excellent, and there were so many things on the menu I wanted we planned a second trip. It was too cold to sit outside, but there's a lovely patio overlooking the Baltimore Museum of Art's sculpture garden.

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JeanJean
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gertrude’s. Great food, quiet atmosphere, and half price wines on Wednesdays. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipAlicat
Baltimore
104 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Waiter was terrific and loved the ambiance.

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service.
As always, wonderfully prepared and served courses.
Abundant excellent wine offerings.
Comfortable, quiet ambience.
A WINNER!!

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MichaelH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent and plentiful. Only complaint with the food was that the complimentary bread was a bit dry. (Enjoyed it though!) Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Good value for money as well. Highly recommended!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, beautiful ambiance, delicious food, fun activity of voting for our favorite row home. A great place to celebrate! I'll be back!

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Jimbo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

John Shields does not disappoint. His recipes are faithfully followed. We brunched mostly on the seafood: Salmon topped Caesar, shrimp salad, crab cake. Cocktails we’re good and beer selection on point. Dined in the tent which was comfortable and tables were properly spaced given pandemic conditions. Afternoon brunch was perfect for a Sunday post museum visit.

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Missfoodie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The holiday decorations were lovely and we enjoyed looking at the models of houses. Our wait person was a very experienced woman.

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JacquelineR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely choice for all seasons! The holiday decorations were beautiful!

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Ambertay1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time! The food was delicious

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Lacontessamary
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere great staff!!

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CathileenL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner in very lovely surroundings!

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VAfoodie
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This year I am very thankful that Gertrudes is still going strong in Baltimore! Covid has not been kind to restaurants. This is a family favorite - a family tradition - not to be missed on our trips to Baltimore. It was filled with families celebrating together but quieted toward the end of our meal. Eggs Gertrude and Tilghman Island Eggs were both excellent! Our server, Taylor B was knowledgeable and attentive. We will always be a fan of Gertrudes - Baltimore.

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TracyW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best! and then art to follow. whay could be better?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I really enjoy Gertrudes and I have just been there recently a couple times. I was just really disappointed because especially during a pandemic if somebody makes a reservation for outside in a tent you should at least let them know that that is not available Because all of a sudden you were having a private party there despite the reservation and that they will have to be seated inside at which point you should at least give them an option of a table that is not close to other people. I was disappointed that I was not informed that my outdoor table is not going to be available and that when I got there they had tried to give a table that was really close to other people to my date. I did ask for a further away table and I did get that table but I really didn’t like the way that was handled especially as a repeat customer. I understand that things happen and plans changed but at least I should’ve been informed.

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JanelleC
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we wanted after touring the special exhibit and gift shop.

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vip5timesaweek
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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BarbaraG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience, great location and ambiance

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vipDarlene
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dinner we had last evening. Food was excellent and the service great! Thank you for such a great dinner.

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vipmike
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. It is always a pleasure to visit

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vipGailO
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fabulous.

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Susan
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good! Unexpectedly we chose to sit outside in the tent. It’s was beautiful and the temperature was very comfortable.

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vipCollierCulinaryCritique
Washington DC
164 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Eating in the tent was quiet nice. It was well heated and bright. Our servers were so sweet. The food was delish!! Try the specials you won't be sorry.

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Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 6264 OpenTable diners.

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