Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.7
6269 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 6269 people are saying
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southernmaintenance
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We attended for brunch! The quiche was amazing but the field greens didn’t come with a dressing but the lemon helped bring some flavor. I ordered a peach Arnold Palmer that didn’t come out until I was halfway through my entree. Overall, I would come back again! Service was phenomenal.

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RickiH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude's is a Baltimore gem. The ambiance, the food... everyone who works there is delightful, the food is delicious and the presentation is lovely. Special requests are honored without attitude. Great place to enjoy food, drink and time with friends.

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LisaY
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful environment Great service!
Would recommend this great place.

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vipgrazie2
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding waiter (Tom W)
Abundant menu choices
Fresh and wonderfully prepared: grilled salmon, crab quiche, red crab soup and Caesar salad (including delicious anchovies

Very tasty, freshly prepared decaffienated coffee.

Fair cost for quality of ingredients and the excellent preparation.

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VAfoodie
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrudes is a favorite of our family and we live in Northern VA! When my Mom was living, this was her favorite too. Five of us were there for lunch today. We all had crab cakes- Gerties or the Broadway - both were excellent. The service was very attentive too. We ate inside with great spacing between tables. Overall an excellent experience in these COVID times. I look forward to many more meals at this Baltimore institution.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My meal was listed as including an heirloom tomato salad, there were a few halved yellow and red cherry tomatoes on the plate.

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LarryD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and the setting is wonderful. Love sitting outside spring, summer and fall.

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SMFC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside under umbrella.

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LillianB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT! Usual Gertrude's standards. However, the crab quiche was only mediocre. Did we change chef???

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu includes lots of interesting options. Everything was perfectly prepared and served. Lovely setting. Delightful music. Reasonable prices.

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VelvetA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Gertrude’s several times and it is consistently amazing in every way: the food preparation and presentation, the service, the ambiance (the outdoor seating can’t be beat) all great this time and every time I go. Going on a Wednesday we got the additional bonus of the wine by the glass or bottle, half price! A great deal!

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HollyC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice. I would have liked to accumulated points for this reservation. There was a note that this reservation did not qualify. The Parking ticket should have been stamped for a lesser fee.

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pjsbalto
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Jazz brunch!! Could have sat in comfy rear booth all day! Breakfast items ordered were first rate... eggs Benedict w fried oysters (bit of shell in 2 oysters) and tofu scramble. Both came w great roasted potatoes and corn bread/biscuits. Mango mimosas delicious!! Prices very reasonable for quality. Great waiter too! Back soon... loved it!! Thanks for delicious sorbet scoop - birthday treat w candle for my friend.

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vipLizC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Jazz brunch was delightful! I had the Tilghman Island eggs and my friend the Country breakfast. Both were excellent. I loved that they gave us corn bread and a popover with jam and butter as a a part of the meal. Both indoor and outdoor seating have a nice ambiance.

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Shaw
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The workers were great but the food and drinks weren’t very good.

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vipJimG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. A must when visiting the museum!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely serene place to have lunch. We sat outdoors under a canopy and had a delicious meal and were able to talk and visit without having to shout. I would highly recommend Gertrude's.

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CharmCityDiner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful and accommodating staff. We sat outside next to the reflecting pool & sculpture garden (not under the tent, which is where most of their outdoor seating is) and it was beautiful.

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DarnellB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, the food was wonderful, everything was fresh and tasty.

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Specialnightout
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

John Shields does it right. Great menu, courteous staff and a lovely atmosphere.

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vipGratefulFoodie
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fabulous! The best part was that the restaurant was in the museum, which we did not know. We had two treats, a great meal and great visit. I was once again reminded of the joy of exploring with OpenTable.

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vipDanz2dis
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, it was a beautiful day, the food and service was great. Would definitely come back.

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vipgreasysalmon
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Ronnie is the best and always does a
Great job taking care of us without it
seeming that he is hovering The soft shell crab was good.

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Beth
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice ambience and beautiful outdoor surroundings.

MR
MarkR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable cafe experience - I highly recommend it!

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MHWi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio, in the sculpture garden is such a perfect place for a special brunch. Loved it. Not cheap but definitely worth it.

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Suzie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor area is lovely.
Our brunch soups were very good.

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SusanL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday brunch in a pleasant setting with an attentive and personable wait-staff. Perfectly made biscuit and cornbread "extra" for each diner. Generous portions.

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tarac
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Eating outside with the sculpture garden & fountain in view was a lovely way to enjoy brunch. Our server was wonderful. The food was delicious & I highly recommend the Blood Orange Mimosa!

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WadeG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Evening dinner outside under tent roof - rain had been forecast. Beautiful evening, wonderful setting (some sculptures had been rearranged in the surrounding gardens), reliably good food, and just-right level of friendly attentive service. Made for a relaxing fun anniversary celebration.

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vipFrequentDiner
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous. Service great. Covid spacing. Always a winner

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LoRita
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrudes's Lobster-AMA is a great deal and by the looks of all the happy customers it is greatly appreciated! We atarted out with fresh mouth-watering oysters before our lobster dinners. The meal was delightful and being under the tent overlooking the Sculpture Garden and Fountain made the night even more special! John Gilligan and his friendly and most professional staff seamlessly take care of details in the dining room, while the culinary expertise of chef John Shields and his talented kitchen magicians send only the finest meals in Baltimore to your table! We will return!

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Jbaltimore
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delicious, always at the top of my list for dining out!

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vipMary
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better value than Gertrude's. I've never had anything other than a superb meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live band is nice but too loud for such a small space!

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ShayF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was perfect, service was wonderful and the ambiance was amazing. I would recommend.

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GalinaK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, privacy. Thank you! We'll come again. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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DominiqueW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a very nice ambiance. The food was good, but if you enjoy lighter fare ( i.e) salads, fish simple foods that are fresh I would really suggest this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertrude’s ambience and food was outstanding! We dined outside and it was a wonderful compliment to good conversation.

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Loukia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed every morsel of food and the ambience was pleasant and comforting, We look forward to returning to Gertrude's soon.

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Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.7 stars by 6269 OpenTable diners.

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