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Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.6
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6029 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Because of the high demand for our outdoor tables, we do ask all parties to limit their dining experience to two hours or less. We'll be happy to pour your after-dinner beverage into a to-go cup, which you may enjoy in the BMA's sculpture garden.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6029 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Shannon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, incredible food, and kind staff!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Baltimore native was visiting from London and we decided on Gertrude’s for dinner. It was a beautiful night to dine in the lovely outdoor space. The service was perfectly paced, the food was delicious, and we enjoyed the experience feeling safe with the pandemic precautions in place.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

5 of us dined outside near the fountain this past Tuesday and it was wonderful! The food was great (and affordable) - Gertie's Tuesday, as was the wine! The staff at Gertrude's is second to none, consistently, which I why I keep returning.

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JanakiK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked the table ahead of time, due to the Pandemic, and didn't realize that we would have eaten brunch only a couple of hours before our visit. We ended up ordering the Kale and Beet salad (for me), and the Chicken Salad Sandwich with a cup of Crab soup (for him). despite thinking we were not very hungry, we cleaned our plates! and the Mimosa and Sangria we had with the meal were lovely. We took a walk through the sculpture garden after, and the live music made the whole experience a restful break from the stresses of these times.

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vipSheDinesAround
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This place is a gem in the north part of the city. This is outdoor dining in the time of COVID, at its finest! Sculpture garden, fountains, covered patio--just lovely! Ambiance is great, good food, service punctual.

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Paritap
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crabless cakes made w zuchinni were delicious!

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Gertrudes is the best! Always dine there when in Baltimore!

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vipToobusy
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ronnie was a great waiter as usual, so we always ask for him. The only complaint I have is that we all miss the corn muffins at lunch and understand you are serving them only at dinner. Why????

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SarahD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Love it here!

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DebbieK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The half shrimp salad sandwich and soup of the day was the perfect amount (sandwich was overflowing with shrimp!) and every bite was mouth wateringly good. The staff was terrific and the atmosphere lovely. Their safety measures feel important and valued but not obtrusive.

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peggyb
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had lovely seating out in the garden..off the beaten path .............but also out of the assigned tables of the servers and we waited a long time before getting someone’s attention and some service. I was on my way to the interior of the restaurant to get someone yo take our orders when finally I caught the eye of a very nice server who came then and took our order. But it was at least 30-45 minutes that we waited to order...... We had a reservation for 12:45 and a reservation for a visit to the BMA at 2:00...plenty of time, but because of the long wait, we werent able to leave Gertrude’s until 2:15. That was very inconvenient and I don’t understand why our table which was just a few feet away from the diners under the covered space was so neglected.

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vipsummom
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch outside on the patio. It was a beautiful day and the setting was lovely. At a time when eating out has turned into an adventure, a meal at Gertrude's was perfect. Two of the group had the trout special which featured not only well prepared trout but a Instagram worthy salad with watermelon radishes and beets. I had the butternut squash ravioli which was in a cream sauce. Well prepared although not quite as amazing as the trout. I can recommend the pomegranate sorbet as a flavorable light dessert as well as the sangria with frozen fruit chips.

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vipMaia
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We love dining at Gertrude's, and our meal of squash soup, crab cake with potato salad and green beans, and squash ravioli was outstanding. The only reason we give this particular visit a less than outstanding all-around grade is that, for some reason, it took nearly 30 minutes for my ice cream sundae to arrive after we had ordered dessert. This seemed a bit long a wait for an ice cream sundae at a time when the outside restaurant was not especially crowded. However, we are not dissuaded and, though we live an hour away in northwestern Montgomery County, we will definitely return to Gertrude's sometime soon! Thank you!

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JillG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gertrude's! the food is outstanding, the service incredible, and they have done an amazing job of re-opening safely due to COVID-19. We'll be back again soon!

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vipJoseB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Brunch!

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Luis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at this restaurant was wonderfully. The food was excellent. The services were according my expectations. The waiter was outstanding. People make you feel like you are a millionaire. I can wait to be there again.

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dcornothing
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed myself with my wife for our anniversary. This really made our weekend.

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vipAndrewM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good and dependable. Good bar - good service and great atmosphere.

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Noisy
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I hadn't been there in a long time and this was the first time during the pandemic, but my girlfriend had a birthday and loves seafood and crabs. But the food was only so so, the service was slow and he noise level was such that we could hardly hear ourselves talk. On leaving i glanced outside and there seemed to be a very nice ambiance.

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ArthurL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a classy place. Outstanding food, great liquor selection, affordable wines, elegant location, great service.

We had the good fortune of meeting Elena at the bar and chose to have her serve us. Her knowledge of the menu was great and she helped us navigate a number of delicious options to fit our plant-based diet.

Outstanding experience!

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DawnB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service one of my favorite places

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yummycustomer
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor setting in the garden under the tent with the lights is to me one of the most beautiful in Baltimore. It is quiet but loved seeing people walk through and enjoy the garden; and the water fountain was just lovely. As always the food is delicious and service is outstanding.

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoors on bright, sunny, mild early Fall day. Seated adjacent to sculpture garden and man made small waterfall. Safe spacial distance from other diners. servers with masks. Outstanding menu choices for small plates, entrees and excellent desserts. Relaxed and delightful experience.

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NJFoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you have hearing problems, don't sit close to the fountain! We sat outside, beautiful day to enjoy the weather and views of the sculpture garden. All in all, it was a lovely day and a very nice meal - love all the selectins!

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RonaldR
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great outdoor location at BMA. Food so-so this time for lunch.

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ct3inmd
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite a good meal. My trout was delicious, and the fried oysters were perfect. Service was unobtrusive and helpful. The outdoor space is delightful.

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vipFranklin
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful seafood salad is better than ever; plus there is daily menu in addition to regular and dependable favorites.

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience with a gracious staff and good food

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HughC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with indoor and outdoor seating. Temperatures are checked at the door and tables are well spaced for social distancing. Be sure to visit on a Tuesday for the special!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ... wonderful atmosphere, service, delicious food and I’m going back once a week

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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Scuba
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the setting and the service was excellent. In fact, they called me after we left to
tell me my friend left her hat: above and beyond I think. But I thought the food was
mediocre. The French fries were soggy, the crab cake over done, and the slaw bland.
I have been going to the restaurant for brunch or lunch for decades, and certainly will
return, but the food this time was disappointing.

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vipgilda
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Gertrude's is very well prepared and presented. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outside for lunch on a windless sunny early autumn day. Outstanding food and service! Perfection! Crab cake and salmon entrees respectively were brilliant and deserts (Tart tartan and mixed fruit crumble) were ambrosial. Nothing could surpass.

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whatsgood
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Getrude's has expanded its outdoor seating and it's a great location for lunch. The service is excellent, as always. However, the quality of the food continues to deteriorate. We had oyster po boy sandwiches. Maybe 2 oysters, vastly overbreaded, the cole slaw under the oysters, all on very stale over-toasted bread. If you're very careful what you order, it's really a great place.

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SadG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Do they have a new chef? I've gone to Gertrude's every year in September for the last 5 years. The first three years were outstanding. Last year was good. This year the food was mediocre. The $26 crabcake was one of the worst I've had in Baltimore recently. I will return for one reason: the beauty of the outdoor dining area surrounded by sculpture.

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Cece
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and friendly atmosphere. Our server was extremely professional and made sure she attended to our needs without our having to ask her. She was exceptional in her service. Made our evening as we were celebrating my husband's birthday. Would recommend Gertrude's to my family and friends. I was recommended by my daughter.

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MinouMinou
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Gertrudes for lunch on the Patio and it was exquisite. Perfect for a glittering fall day. Blue skies, slight breeze, beautiful surroundings, and wonderful food under a white tent on the flagstone patio. Service was impeccable I hope they keep the tent into the late Fall, early winter. Looking forward to going back soon.

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phyllis
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful atmosphere and delicious food

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vipCityslicker
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined outside and it was lovely being under the tent but still in the museum garden. We did have the unfortunate nuisance of several aggressive flies but that goes along with outside eating. Lastly, we ordered the sangria cocktail but it came in a martini glass, an unusual choice for sangria which is typically served in a generous volume. I would suggest switching to a proper-sized wine goblet for this drink. Otherwise we had a lovely time. I had the garden salad with added fried oysters, my friend had the fried chicken. We were both pleased with our meals. Will definitely return during pandemic especially if they get outdoor heaters for cooler months.

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Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 6029 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.