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Gertrude's - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.5
4.5
7037 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.

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!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Saturday Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Wednesday thru Saturday Dinner Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Sunday DInner Sun 4:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 889-3399
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    John Shields
  • Private party facilities
    Gertrude's can be rented for an exclusive Private Event. For more information, please contact our Director of Private Events, Emily Villarreal, at emily@gertrudesbaltimore.com or 443-677-3648.
  • Private party contact
    John Gilligan: (844) 334-8125
  • Neighborhood
    Charles Village
  • Cross street
    N. Charles St.
  • Parking details
    There is a parking lot for over 40 cars, operated by the BMA; payment is required to use the BMA's lot. There is also plenty of on-street parking directly in front; parking meters are in effect during our operating hours. <br />
  • Entertainment
    On Friday nights listen to mellow jazz with Gary Thomas & Friends at Gertrude's from 6 to 8pm, while you enjoy dinner or cocktails in a beautiful and relaxing setting. And the Dottie Tim Jazz Duo plays here on Sundays during our popular brunch, from 11:30 am till 2:30 pm.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,037 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Healthy

  • Baltimore

    American

  • Baltimore

    Most Booked

7,037 Reviews
  1. cG10

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our anniversary dinner and the service and food was top notch! Generally a slightly older and pleasant crowd.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The brunch specials were expertly prepared and delicious. The ambiance dining outside by the museum scupture garden was delightful.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought friend there who had never been there before. French dip egg brunch special was not good at all. Dry thin sliced beef, lackluster presentation not even vaguely related to “French dip”.

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  4. AntoniaM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I said my Bloody Mary had too much horseradish and needed to be diluted, I asked for some juice to dilute it and was was charged $4.00. I have never been charged to have a cocktail made drinkable, it was terrible. We were rushed. I will never return

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  5. KimT

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a perfect setting to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Such a calm and soothing atmosphere with low noise level that allowed pleasant conversation . Food was delicious and staff was kind and welcoming! A favorite spot for sure!

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  6. Nico

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere! I highly recommend.

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  7. foodfellspt

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken was basically chicken and mayo…found half a piece of grape which was the only good bite. My spouse had quiche that was strange and had no taste. Wasn’t sure if they added very thin noodles to the quiche as filler. Only saving grace was the Taharka ice cream. Not going back there any time soon. Place has gone down hill.

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  8. RobertA

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Combining a wonderful restaurant with a museum that consistently has well curated and thought provoking exhibits is a recipe for an enjoyable day.

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  9. DAMRAS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ample portions and very good. Waiter was excellent-just the right attentiveness and helpful.

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  10. Zoey

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad to write a negative review. Unfortunately 5 out of the 7 entrees we ordered were lacking in so many ways. The steak with chimichurri sauce was dry and 1 of the steak orders was cooked well done when it was ordered medium. The 3rd order was medium well. Fries were soggy. One order was correctly cooked at medium but they all lacked seasoning. The pork tenderloin was extremely dry but the apples helped mask the dryness a bit. The mashed sweet potatoes were too sweet if that’s possible. The greens with black eyed peas as well as the soup of the day had 0 seasoning. Very sad when we were so excited for a lovely Mother’s Day meal. I wonder what’s happening in the kitchen. I ate there 5 years ago and raved to everyone about the food. The servers were wonderful and the outdoor tent setting was relaxing.

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  11. ClarindaH

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great everything. One dish was not warm Enough and when the Mother of the Day mentioned it the matter was instantly rectified.

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  12. Truefish

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated at table that was not prepped next to a tent opening. The table had sticky stuff on it. Then the rain came and the tent opening should have been addressed. Birds startled me during the lunch flying erratically around me trying to get out of the tent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the service and food were great. Our server was awesome . I can’t remember his name but he was top notch .

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  14. Paocas

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I want to thank Gertrude’s for accommodating our party of 6(initially was 5) on Mother’s Day. The service was great and the food incredible. Thank so much for making my mom’s day special!

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  15. JL24

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent is key here! Always get good food with a heavy seafood focus. Atmosphere was lively and service was friendly and timely!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Gertrude's for years and have never been disappointed.

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  17. Joseph

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went with out-of-town guests who thoroughly enjoyed their meals. There were a few glitches along the way: one friend ordered a spinach salad and was served a mixed green salad instead; another ordered a local beer with his lunch which was forgotten until we asked one of the hosts to check on it; I ordered the same entree I usually order--the salmon alla bella.. Unfortunately, everything was just lukewarm and the spinach had so much garlic (and I love garlic) that it was almost inedible. I had to stop eating it after a few attempts. Nonetheless, I love Gertrude's and will return.

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  18. GeorgeB

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful service. It was a birthday celebration and we greatly appreciated the champagne with a lite candle! Plus the complimentary desserts, a complete surprise. You made my day! I also want to the recognize the hostesses. They are always gracious, recognize me by name and do an outstanding job. The front desk staff are always the face of a business. We are looking forward to returning.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was impressive, and the atmosphere was excellent.

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  20. EdFoo

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We should aim for Sunday brunch there more often. There are no wrong notes, particularly in the patio/sculpture garden.

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  21. AMDRavenite

    Baltimore

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gertrude's has been around for a while, so it sometimes gets left out of the discussion of best restaurants in Baltimore, but they do what they do very well. The special spring pea/spinach soup was outstanding, the fried oysters were excellent, and the Gertie's crabcake platter was nearly perfect. Only flaws were pita bread with the Med platter that could have been better and server was clearly overworked, but overall, I highly recommend!

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  22. OhionDC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Meh experience all around. Took 2.5 hours to eat lunch. Long lags between everything. Food was cold. Will not come back.

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  23. MitchK

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely table in the Sculpture Garden for Sunday Brunch. The menu heavily favored local fare, emphasizing Chesapeake Bay seafood, which we love. Service was prompt, as was the food once we ordered. It was simply delicious, nicely presented and we were not rushed. The price was very reasonable for the quality and ambience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience was very nice, the food was excellent and the waiter was amazing. Would absolutely recommend for a nice evening out.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good service but very very noisy

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  26. Delighted

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Gertrude's has a lovely ambience for dinner. Our food was good and our waitstaff in general was friendly and helpful. However, when our entree arrived, 2 of our 3 diners did not have a fork to eat with. It took quite a while for the waiter to remember to bring them while our food got colder. The coffee that was served was also lukewarm and had to be refreshed. It's a shame for an elegant restaurant to fall down on small details like these because it's frustrating to have to ask for good service when it should be part of the dining experience there.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service & great cocktails but food was really disappointing- 4 of us for dinner and we were all disappointed with our various dishes - very bland and poorly plated- which is unusual for Gertrude’s , usually a much better experience.

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  28. JohnP

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    High expectations didn't help. Not the first time a waiter has lost interest when we didn't order wine or cocktails. Somewhat efficient but not engaged. My wife and I each ordered a seafood pasta special that was served hot, had plenty of crab and shrimp, but didn't have a whole lot of flavor. Heated up leftovers the next day with a generous supply of Parmesan cheese, and it was delicious.

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  29. BarbaraG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, helpful hostess and wait staff. Attractive table, comfortable pillow back bench. Easy to make reservation. Food was very good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The temperatures were much colder and it was uncomfortably cold in the space. And with tables so close together, it was hard for the server to move around and provide service to everyone.

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  31. JorgeG

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very consistent with food quality. Great service!

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  32. markg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were so excited about having brunch only to be utterly disappointed! Our food was cold. Mango salsa was old, home fries old! It’s like we got the food someone else sent back. I wanted to say something but my wife pleaded with me not too! It was just a disgusting experience, even our waiter seemed irritated. I am not sure why when making reservations we were asked any specific instructions? l requested please do not sit us in the high traffic area where did they attempted to sit us; yep where all the waiters are going back and forth! I am sorry Gertrude’s missed the mark! The cafe itself is a nice hidden gem but maybe it was just not one of those perfectly functioning days!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and good service. I’m definitely going back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Just ok. Menu needs a makeover and food quality was generally lacking. Service could have been more attentive as we allowed 90 minutes to eat prior to getting to a theater event. No server showed up for 20 minutes. Just kind of disappointed.

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  35. Jessica

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for lunch. Excellent service and delicious menu!

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  36. Bathsheba

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, relaxing, good food and service..

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  37. Franklin

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food selection in lovely outdoor venue. Service was inadequate for prompt attention.

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  38. GregM

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our drinks, shared appetizer, and main dishes were very good. In general, the sides for my wife's pork loin main course were too sweet.

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  39. AkilahH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I haven't been to the Baltimore Museum of Art in years, so it was a MUST to stop at Gertrude's first. Ordered the shrimp étouffée grits and and french pear mimosa. Delicious!

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  40. PamG

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful lunch with a friend after seeing the Joyce Scott retrospective. I love the atmosphere and the food!

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Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.5 stars by 7037 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gertrude's - Baltimore

10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N. Charles St.
  • Neighborhood
    Charles Village
  • Hours of operation
    Sunday Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm Saturday Brunch Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Wednesday thru Saturday Dinner Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Sunday DInner Sun 4:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a parking lot for over 40 cars, operated by the BMA; payment is required to use the BMA's lot. There is also plenty of on-street parking directly in front; parking meters are in effect during our operating hours. <br />
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    John Shields
  • Entertainment
    On Friday nights listen to mellow jazz with Gary Thomas & Friends at Gertrude's from 6 to 8pm, while you enjoy dinner or cocktails in a beautiful and relaxing setting. And the Dottie Tim Jazz Duo plays here on Sundays during our popular brunch, from 11:30 am till 2:30 pm.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 889-3399
  • Private party facilities
    Gertrude's can be rented for an exclusive Private Event. For more information, please contact our Director of Private Events, Emily Villarreal, at emily@gertrudesbaltimore.com or 443-677-3648.
  • Private party contact
    John Gilligan: (844) 334-8125
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