Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.6
6255 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 6255 people are saying
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michaelr
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our outdoor dining experience at Gertrudes... Great food and vibe for our 40th Anniversary Dinner . (and an awesome dessert)

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BrianB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for my wife’s birthday. Delicious food and very accommodating service.

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Bvanwely
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

All the Chesapeake cuisine (oysters, crab, shrimp, etc.) is wonderful. As much as possible is locally sourced. Always delicious.

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GinaC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very vibrant atmosphere, yummy menu choices which were delicious

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ZPfoody
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!! Great service and ambiance. We sat outside.

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vipfoodiebear
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. One of our favorite go-to restaurants. Never disappointed.

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R8K8
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little loud because of a large group to the side, but great food and decent service!

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GlutenFreeFoodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch after viewing the Matisse exhibit. The zucchini appetizer was terrific with a wonderful citrus sauce. We enjoyed the spinach salad, tomato Florentine soup and chicken salad sandwich. The chocolate semifreddo with cranberry coulis was divine. Our waiter Ronnie M was most attentive, was most pleasant and gave us superb service.
We look forward to returning on our next visit to the BMA.

MW
MrWonk
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake (for me) and Crab quiche (guest) are as good as it gets - esp. when seated outdoors next to the fountain/pool on a beautiful day. Just the right interlude after the Matisse exhibit!!

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WSCOTTA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was less than we had expected based upon previous visits over a long time. Not well prepared. Crabcake was mediocre and very $$. Had no warning that crab was of such poor quality.

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MeghanS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A consistently outstanding dining experience! Service is thoughtful and attentive and food is always delicious! One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Baltimore!

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LynneD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful. We had a nice, leisurely dinner.
Food was good.

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SueB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoors dining with the surrounding sculpture garden and flowers The food was particularly good and reasonably priced. Oh the tomato Florentine soup was sublime!
I’ll come back soon.

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JeffreyG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to include a lunch at Gertrude’s every time we visit Baltimore (from West Coast). Recommend outdoor seating, which feels like you’re in the middle of a sculpture garden.

JM
JoMom
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our waiter Eric B. took a long time to bring us water or acknowledge that we were there. He did not offer us bread and butter that we saw being given to every other table around us. My husband’s meal came out in 15-20 minutes. My meal took about 45 minutes for a turkey burger. We had to get out of our seats 3 times to ask for water, to ask where my meal was and to try to pay the bill. Eric B. was not attentive although he was polite when we finally found him each time.

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allene
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfection--as always. So nice to be back out dining. The sculpture garden is so beautiful. No other restaurant in Baltimore has this.

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Museum21
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery. Friendly service. Good food. Great for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous every step of the way! Food, drink, service and ambience!

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
195 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It's wonderful to have a pleasant place with an extensive menu to enjoy right at the museum. We enjoyed a late brunch after seeing the Matisse exhibit and found the setting, the view to the patio and the live music to be highlights. Warm, friendly service.

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LauraRW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible---get the Gertie's crab cakes! The are not to be missed.

Two things I wish were different. There was a jazz ensemble the Sunday we had brunch, and it was just a tad too loud---made having a table conversation an effort.

Also, with this level of service and the fabulous cuisine, I was very surprised that espresso/cappuccinos weren't on offer.

But I'd gladly come back.

MB
MrsB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant and a perfect place for brunch. Everything was delicious and the service is wonderful.

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judithh
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Gertrude's. The atmosphere is great and the wait staff is always efficient and courteous

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MarilynD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Pleasant, professional wait staff. This was a birthday treat for a friend and it could not have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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EllJayEff
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We always seem to get seated next to very large, loud tables at this restaurant when we sit outdoors (which we prefer because COVID). The food is usually good, but my meal (sea bass) was meh. The fish was overcooked and the flavors strange. Also, out of a dozen oysters, 2 were bad. This isn't the first time I've had bad oysters there so I won't order again. The dessert was outstanding, however, as was our server Taylor (and all the front of the house staff is wonderful in our experience). Unfortunately the quality of the food seems to be slipping. I understand there are challenges with COVID and I have been trying to give them a pass, but there really isn't an excuse for overcooked fish at a place that prides itself on their seafood. Also, the large, loud table was so annoying I couldn't even hear my dining partner speak. We should have asked to move, but I didn't want to cause trouble.

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BayardT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done ! Great service , great food and great time celebrating our anniversary.

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vipAbbey
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrudes food was delicious, as it always is. Being outside on a beautiful day was wonderful and the dance group from Peabody was an extra bonus. They were a treat to observe.

In short, our lunch was everything we could have hoped for! Thank you Gertrudes for being consistently excellent.

Barbara Wolf and Jerry Fine

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BrettM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Delightful outside lunch. Everything was great and it was a bit crowded so service was just a shade slow. Guest had the crab soup and the shrimp salad platter which she raved about. I had the crab quiche and it was good but it just seemed like it might have been yesterday's quiche warmed up ... not as fresh as it could've/should've been IMHO. Cheesecake desert was delish!

The Ambiance is great and can't wait to visit again.

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PittDaddy
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant with outstanding staff. Will always stop in this restaurant when in the Baltimore area. Best in the city.

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ChandraF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience. After lockdowns and being out of the country for months, I enjoyed my dinner with a friend. Gertrudes is one of my favorite restaurants and being a member of BMA, I like to take friends there. The server was extremely warm, helpful and efficient. The lady at the welcome desk could have been more welcoming and more pleasant.

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Cobalt
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude’s is a very pleasant surprise— a genuine dining experience in a museum setting. The staff are attentive, the food worthy of making Gertrude’s a destination of its own. (And she is the chef’s grandmother, not Ms. Stein!

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NanaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and excellent customer service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch outside under the tent. Food was very good and the service perfect! Very nice atmosphere as usual.

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wife’s birthday.
Salmon aka Bella was a mere ghost of previous servings. The fish was dried out by overcooking but it was served at a room temperature. The possible explanation is that the slices were razor thin.
The waiter was adequate but not at the level of others on their staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dinner outside in lovely courtyard. Great service. Please add a few more outdoor lights or brighter table candles .

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vipgreasysalmon
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jude was a very pleasant and efficient server and was there when we needed her attention but did not hover. The carrots with the rockfish were really very nice. It would be nice if Gertrude's would bring back the cornbread that has been missing from lunch since the pandemic started.

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Traveler
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter kindly added chocolate Happy Birthday atop dessert

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MLCM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding. Tom was very attentive and pleasant.

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Sharon
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our outdoor table was ready when we arrived. Seating outdoors under covered tent in the sculpture garden. Restaurant was busy which is why it took longer for lunch (1.5 hrs) than we planned. But was great atmosphere amid a museum break.

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ErminaH
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Interesting and good offerings. Eating is the sculpture garden is a treat.

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Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 6255 OpenTable diners.

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