Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.6
6257 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 6257 people are saying
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vipSkip
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch as always at Gertrude’s!
Crab omelette and shrimp & grits! Couldn’t be better!

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vipSoutherngirl
Washington DC
242 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high prices for seafood items , but eating under the canopy with a view to the garden and sculpture was so pleasant and lovely!
A very pleasant surprise awaited us when cornbread and biscuits arrives with raspberry jelly and butter. A true treat!
Service was good and we felt welcome.

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vipVeryReliable
Baltimore
139 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife & I met some friends who were in town for the weekend and wanted to take them somewhere that is uniquely Baltimore. Gertrudes hit the spot.

The meal was delicious, and the service excellent. The atmosphere was very nice as well. (I do not recall our waitress's name. She has a UK accent and short red hair.)

We will return.

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vipBurkbob
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service - it’s always a pleasure to dine at Gertrude’s!

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JudithM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service at Gertrude's is always good and it was no different this time. The food was good and came quickly once we ordered. It can be a bit noisy if it is completely filled but it is probably one of the most consistently pleasant restaurants with good food and good service in Baltimore. All of the help from busboys to servers to management are polite and attentive.

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vipCourt73
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude’s is still a fine restaurant and is enjoyable to patronize.
However, one of my favorite entrees has really increased in price and it doesn’t even come with a chicken breast anymore…a shame.

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Rosie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Comfortable and convenient after visiting the museum. Lacks warmth and ambience.

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hmmmmm
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Skip the grilled cheese with fruit..... tasteless and poorly put together. My first disappointment here...

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious garden salad with salmon and waiter who served with excellence.

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VanB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food. Great location. Combine brunch or do with gallery visit at the BMA

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Sandy
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch at Gertrudes, including the Eggs Benedict, Eggs Gertrude, and the Quiche, and were then delighted by the current Matisse exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art

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vipLizzy
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent… air filtration and social distancing made us feel safe indoors. Great food and service.

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude’s has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful desserts. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again

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JanelleC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a nice dinner without being rushed and good food.

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DDDD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Pretty good restaurant but especially nice that it's connected with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Food is fine, not special, and bit pricey (e.g. $20 for poached eggs with a slice of tomato and spinach on English muffin). Service, once we got to order, was fine, with pleasant and helpful staff. Biggest problem is noise level. It's very hard to have a conversation among 4 people. It's not that guests are loud; there's something not right about the acoustics. It is great to combine eating at Gertrude's with going to the BMA, a truly excellent museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, all well done.

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DocereB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a wonderful venue--especially outside under the covered tent surrounded by sculptures and nature. We had been offered a table by the door which my husband declined due to the chill of folks coming and going. We then waited 20 minutes beyond our reservation for the next table only to be seated near the other door! ???? Someone did not pay attention! That's why I didn't go five stars all the way. Food was great. Waitress, although new to the field --because of her tentativeness with dishes and the tray with filled glasses --was great. So we survived in the chill by the door... which because we are in our seventies is ok but not the best.

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Lucy
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was good, the service was okay (it was very crowded), but the noise level was TERRIBLE. I would recommend going at an off hour, definitely not on the weekend.

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JoanneF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

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Myrna
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude’s was a welcome sight after COVID caution kept us away for over a year. We got a quiet table as requested, and our waiter Peter B was quick to bring our drink order. (It was a treat to learn wine is half price on Wednesdays!) Peter was gracious, helpful with our menu questions, and as efficient and attentive as could be expected on a busy night. My guest’s quiche platter was beautiful and reportedly tasty, as well. My Gerties crab cake was yummy as ever, and I greatly appreciated that I could swap coleslaw for asparagus. While topping the evening off with a hot fudge sundae we agreed Gertrude’s is well worth returning to. We’ll be back!

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sallyandmorton
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrudes was great! Our complaint is with Open Table.
OpenTable only offered us a 1:30 lunch reservation for a Wednesday lunch. We just showed up at our preferred time of 12:00 and the place was empty... literally 50 tables available. Why is Open Table only offering garbage times? We will never use Open Table again, but just call any restaurant directly.

Be aware that Open Table did the same game when we used O.T. to book The Prime Rib for a Thursday night... only offering us a single choice of 5:00. During the entire 2 hours we were there, the restaurant was never even half-full. Obviously, Open Table is for losers. Never use it!!!!!

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vipLabmom
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely meal in a beautiful setting. Our server was very attentive.

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ElizabethS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Adequate food at a high price… would go elsewhere if I could do it over again

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MaryV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice spot. Lovely atmosphere and delicious, creative food.

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MiriamH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cake ever - gracious server - beautiful surroundings - and surrounded by a lovely museum. What more could you ask?

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Mimi
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether it be pre-Covid or post-Covid, Gertrudes never disappoints. The service is impeccable; the food excellent; and the feeling of being a valued customer is consistent! Still one of the best places to dine in Baltimore.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
190 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Never fails. Maitre D very accommodating. Attractive space. Glorious crab cakes!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had the cream of crab soup … it was so watery totally lacked any flavor . It was always a favorite of mine …no never will I order it again. Service great everyone was pleasant enough.

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vipBillieB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Gertrude’s! The food is delicious always perfect & love the live music. There’s no better place in Baltimore♥️

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vipRhinaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere/aesthetic was really nice! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals--I had the veggie-fu scramble, and he had the beyond burger. Both were delicious! We also had a couple of brunch beverages--a mango mimosa and a peach bellini--and both were great! I would definitely recommend.

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vipCouplewithtaste
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Few restaurants offer live music - so here at Gertrudes you have fine dining plus delightful music played during Sunday Brunch. What more could you ask?

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Cherry
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had an excellent meal. I do not eat pork but I had additional eggs provided as well as a short stack of pancakes. I did not know that there was a short stack but that was also offered. Perfect service as well. Checking in but not pushy. Engaged but not assertive. Thank you.

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vipKingGooch
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, the Crab Omelet is my choice

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ChristyW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I have always loved Gertrude's. It has remained one of my favs. I know with the pandemic, it's been really hard to retain quality staff. I went for Brunch this past Saturday and the food came out luke warm and our server didn't visit much to check on us. I hate eating luke ward food. It was all around sub par this time around. I still tipped 20% but I'd prefer eating hot soup and food when I pay for food anywhere.

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vipgoodchicnosides
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Beautiful spot. Service was spotty. Seafood salad had too little dressing and seafood.

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JoeCo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been there before and each time it is wonderful.Fantastic, as always

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fried oysters were some of the best I’ve had in Maryland. However the Gertie and regular crab cakes were some of the worst I’ve had in Maryland. Please do better with lump crab cakes. This is the capital of the world for crab cakes. You must bring it!! To be considered a high star restaurant or even a Pizzaria.

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the bar for lunch, which is always fun because I meet such interesting people! Many academics, like myself, frequent Gertrude's. I had the best baby spinach salad ever, and the bar tender, a female, was great!

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Sherifa
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch at Gertrude's. It was a very busy Friday lunch crowd but the staff didn't miss a beat. Everything was fresh and absolutely delicious. Thank you Gertrude's, we'll be back soon!

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grevek
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with vegetarian options. Great server and convenience to the museum making it a whole experience. Great every time

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Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 6257 OpenTable diners.

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