Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.7
6080 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 6080 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MoniqueC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very gracious host upon entering the restaurant. Safety precautions were in place. Pleasant setting. The food and drinks were good. The wait time to order everything needs attention. Our waitress disappeared quite often for long periods of time. Other than that, our party of 5 were satisfied with our experience.

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vipmac789
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Enjoyed the covered outdoor seating but was really disappointed with my meal. Service was solid.

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MonicaO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have dined at Gertrude's numerous times and I am never disappointed. The staff is courteous, friendly and very competent. The food is always excellent.

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RJ11
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch to celebrate two birthdays. Food was delicious and the outside seating was perfect. A beautiful space. Funny thing happened. The server brought a complimentary piece of cake to our table and said it was ordered for us by a friend that knew we were coming. We had no idea and when he said the name of the person neither of us recognized it. It turned out to be for the woman at the next table!! All of us were having birthdays. He let us keep the cake! Unfortunately it wasn’t chocolate haha

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NoraF
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening dining outside again. Food was very good and service was excellent

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BarbeeB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit Gertrude's ... and what a location.

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AnneK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just love the outdoor space, but still wish the fountain was a little less noisy.

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TereseB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

While we loved the setting and we loved the food, and we loved the server we had, we had 2 problems. When I arrived at the Maitre d podium the man asked rather rudely, what did I want? I said we were here for dinner, and he asked if I had a reservation and he said wait a minute. I was the only person there and waited and a young man came and took the temperature and then took us to our table.

We were there for quite a while, looking at the menus, and still no server. Then a server took the order for a table of 4 in front of our table. I caught her eye when she finished and said, I didn’t know who our server was, but that table came quite a bit after we did. She apologized and quickly took our drink order and came back with the drinks and said she’d be our server, did we have questions about the menu. Then the other server came and said she’d take over, but the very nice server, said, no, she’d take care of us. So it seemed the server who was supposed to be ours never came and this nice lady took very nice care of us and advised me well as to my entree questions. It was a wonderful experience thanks to her and the food and the ambiance.

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was enjoyable..the ambiance was great! I can’t wait to go back.

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MaribethK
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Crab cakes were mediocre. Hamburger was way over cooked.

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Tlovesdrinks
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude’s never disappoints ....we love the food and the cocktails.....
The menu has something for everyone....walking in the sculpture garden after Sunday Easter brunch was a bonus.....

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RidaS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a treat. thank you to john & the team for providing an oasis with lovely offerings for all. the hat parade on easter was a welcome surprise. can't wait to return!

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DaphneC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Gertrude's on a number of occasions and I have never been disappointed. Their brunch menu is terrific!

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Sully
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall a very pleasant experience! The food was outstanding. We went for a Sunday brunch and ate inside but the outside dining also looked very inviting. I ordered the crab quiche which was accompanied by a lovely fresh green salad and we shared oysters. I requested some horseradish and it was brought promptly and it was fresh. I can still taste the wonderful fresh flavors of the crab quiche a day later in my mind. Bravo! I can't wait to go back, since there were several items on the menu I wanted to try. Luckily my daughter is only a Sophomore at Hopkin's so there will be more opportunities.

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Halfway
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented very good food. Great ambiance.

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vipNJFoodie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time dining in the restaurant in over a year. IGertrude’s hasn’t missed a beat. Wonderful food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a sporadic lunch

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vippbg309
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested outdoor seating and were given a lovely table by the fountain. Felt very safe as our temperatures were taken, Tables very spaced out, and servers were all wearing masks. Food was delicious (brunch) and blood orange mimosa was so good! Service was professional and unobtrusive. Beautiful flower arrangement was on the table.

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vipluv2cook
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the lower capacity required by pandemic restrictions, the restaurant was quieter than usual which was a huge benefit. It is usually abnoxiously loud due to diners who are inconsiderate of others. We actually had the best of many dinner experiences at Gertrude’s. The food & service are always excellent, but the noise level is often unappealing. This night was wonderful all around.

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MichaelA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class service, delicious food expertly prepared, oysters on the half shell were out of this world!

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CarolineJ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming to Gertrude's. The staff is exceptional and food is delicious.

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vipDavid
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always.

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FRANKC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gertrude's is our go-to restaurant. Food is always delicious. Just wish there would be more gluten-free items on the menu.

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Candy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love Gertrude's! The experience is always great! Good food, great customer service!!!

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BarbeeB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A favorite brunch spot. So happy it is open for dining again.
Cheers!

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GeorgeS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the tent on a beautiful day, the service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. This was the beginning of a very satisfying afternoon at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and I recommend Gertrude’s without qualification.

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EllenC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and Wonderful! We started with delicious oysters on the half shell and fried oysters - salty fresh from the sea! The seafood salad was full of grilled shrimp and Maryland crabmeat with a bright, lemony dressing that complemented the greens and the seafood. A smoked salmon omelet and a shrimp salad sandwich were consumed with delight! We finished our leisurely lunch with coffee and yummy strawberry shortcake which was easily shared among the four of us.
We loved dining on Gertrude's beautiful patio located in the BMA's Sculpture Garden! We ordered additional dishes to take home for dinner - their amazing Chesapeake Rockfish stuffed with Crab Imperial and their Baby Back Ribs which included cornbread, garlicky mashed potatoes, potato salad and string beans. We will return soon!

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Pamela
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Gertrudes is always outstanding!

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GeraldP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrudes is a classic. Consistently friendly, quiet and attentive with an excellent menu.

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NicoleMDLove
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Note: Written during the pandemic of 2020. We dined outdoors and they were very accommodating! We selected a table in the sun. As the sun moved we hopped to another table and the staff quickly set the table with fresh linens and new flatware. This is my first time seeing a dear friend this year and the staff had no problem with our 2 hour lunch date.
The wine selection = wonderful! Price points for those on a budget and those willing to splurge. Quality options and a Wednesday night discount ;-)
The house cocktails = tasty and fun! We started with cocktails to chat and take our time with the menu
The food = excellent. I would bring my in-laws or anyone I want to impress but I would also come here for a quick after work happy hour or meal.

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vipeatsoutalot
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch Specials were worth the trip and outdoor dining in warm sun, our choice vs. Under tent, with view of sculpture garden was priceless. A neighborhood gem not to be missed. Mushroom goat cheese omelete with biscuits and apple honey butter was outstanding.

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vipGoodFirstImpression
Baltimore
133 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife & I enjoyed a brunch date after running through Druid Hill Park.

We each enjoyed a Dirty Gerty (Bloody Mary) before our meals, which were ok. My wife had the Shrimp Po’Boy and a cup of soup (1/2 MD crab & 1/2 cream of crab), and I had the country breakfast. Both were fantastic! I had scrapple with my meal and am glad I did so.

Our meals were served by a wonderful waitress. The service was top notch!

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FetedandSated
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, conscientious service, pleasant ambience. Every server and manager was very helpful and polite. Highly recommended for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Great service and food in addition to a complimentary desert.

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FetedandSated
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch. I had buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and a swirl of whipped cream. Also two little muffins first with marmalade and butter. And coffee plus refill. The service - excellent and conscientious but unobtrusive. I tipped her generously, but the tip did not appear on my computer record, only the cost of the meal. I never carry cash these days. I will have to in future, or my writing $5 on the bill does not seem to work. My wonderful waitress was Gretchen W.

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vipJoseB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Awesome staff and service. Will definitely continue our support.

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vip5timesaweek
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful crab cake! Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Gertrude's is ALWAYS a terrific experience! We enjoyed a lovely dinner. Must add that in this pandemic era, the team there has done a great job of ensuring safety. They took our temperature and seated us off in an area with no guests.
Have to add that it breaks my heart to see the restaurant so empty on what should be a busy Friday night. I have been a fan of this establishment for years and will continue to support them.

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MollyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Absolutely terrific!

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Linda
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a beautiful place. Great t try I have a late lunch. Food very good, staff friendly and wearing masks and gloves.

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