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Gertrude's - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.5
4.5
6521 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

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Options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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–7:00 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

    Doug Wetzel

  • Catering

    Currently we are not booking small groups during the pandemic. We are still accepting Private Event reservations, including weddings, for 2021.

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,521 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Healthy

  • Baltimore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore

    American

  • Baltimore

    Most Booked

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  1. JB

    JeanneB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food; accommodating service; comfortable atmosphere.
  2. SB

    SaundraB

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My server, Taylor, was wonderful. I was insulted by “Erica” the young lady who brings the bread to your table. I asked for additional jam and she proceeded to tell me that for most people, one is enough. I explained that I’d like another and the corned bread pieces were very small ends which were flat and a bit over cooked. I asked for another piece. Although she passed by several times serving others, she never returned to our table. After realizing that we were being ignored, I had to ask the hostess and my server for jam and additional corned bread. I have been dining here for years and never had this type of experience. In addition, Ericka’s demeanor implies that she is not happy in this job. She never smiles. I hope that Ericka’s rudeness and insulting behavior will be addressed.
  3. B

    Baci01

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I didn’t think the crab cakes were very good. Nothing to compare with Faidly’s, Koko’s or Tarks. Not much flavor and very pricy
  4. G

    Gerirxer

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I love Gertrude's even though I'm allergic to shellfish and they are known for their Chesapeake Bay dishes. Their brunch menu is wonderful and varied, and the omelets are served with outstanding cornbread. Service was fabulous although she was busy, busy, busy!! Recommended highly.
  5. L

    Leeta

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Three of us had dinner at 6:30 on a Friday We have enjoyed many nice meals at Gertrude’s over the years. However tonight was very disappointing salmon, sea bass and ravioli entrees were totally unsatisfactory Zucchini app and seafood salad sub par. We usually go in summer and sit outside but tonight in January inside and noise level is very high. I don’t like giving negative review but feel something is as not up to Gertrude’s standards tonight.
  6. N

    Nichole

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love. Gertrude’s never disappoints. I am a faithful fan of the food, staff, and place. I always enjoy introducing new people to Gertrude’s anytime I can. Thanks for another wonderful experience.
  7. NR

    NancyR618

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As per expectations, Gertrude’s food, drinks and dining experience are second to none every time we visit. In particular, enough cannot be said about the always attentive and always gracious staff.
  8. IR

    IrisR

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Quiche was improperly cooked. Overdone on outside, ice cold on inside. Sent the meal back and ordered salmon BLT, BLAND. I’ve been to Gertrude before and loved the food. This will be my last time dining there.
  9. SS

    SmaltimoreSue

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friends and I 💝 Gertrude's! It's both totally familiar and ver special. Can always count on good fooe, service and ambiance.
  10. CA

    CADDevil

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Crowded… didn’t realize they were closing an hour after we got there ( 1:30 reserve)! But nevertheless service was as best as ever. They only thing I’ve ever been hard on Gertrude’s about is the noise level.
  11. PH

    PeggyH

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Positives: Ambience was great, as was the service. Negatives, fries were cold; table was a bit too cramped for 5 people.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The overall dining experience is mediocre. They consider this a fine dining restaurant when truly you are not getting your money’s worth. Let’s start with the ambiance. The only available spot for reservation a day before was the outdoor seating. We were seated in a covered heated patio which is good but when I saw our table, my patio set is way better than those black metal patio table. No chair pads. We have ordered a spinach soup which is totally lacking in flavor and a seafood pasta. The pasta is soggy and overly cooked. The sauce did not compliment the overall dish. For us, dining nowadays is considered a luxury and this did not hit the spot. It was kind of disappointing because when you get to the museum which exudes art and class, the dining restaurant fell short of the expectations and representation. I just hope that everyone else would have a much better experience than we had.
  13. P

    Phalgal

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and service were excellent. Noise level was very low because the restaurant wasn't very full (Sunday night). I'm particularly grateful to the hostess for seating us at a very warm table. Always a great time at Gertrude's.
  14. EG

    ErinG

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come to Gertrude's often as it is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore city! I will always return. I do hope they bring back the cooking demonstrations though. They were the best!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    As an single diner, I was ignored and had to ask other waiters/waitresses other my own, for assistance.
  16. G

    Gail

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been to Gertrude's several times. This time my coffee was not hot & my crab was not hot. Everything else was fine.
  17. DC

    DClark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have ever had! Wonderful environment and excellent service.
  18. l

    lisak

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were immediately seated, and waited on promptly. The staff was very courteous and considerate. The brunch specials were very good, and overall we had an excellent experience.
  19. GP

    GeraldP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming, warm, and friendly spot for Sunday brunch (or anytime) located in the Baltimore Museum of art. Delicious food selections, reliable and friendly staff, and hosted by the owners, John & John. Quite arguably the best brunch in Baltimore.
  20. RB

    RonetteB

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Out of the three of us, no one liked their food. I had Ragin Cajun shrimp and grits and it wasn’t raging or Cajun. No spice or heat of any kind. The shrimps were burnt. The drinks left little to be desired. My son’s quiche was salty and they put walnuts in salad and he has nut allergies. The waiter, Randy was attentive but didn’t know the menu at all.
  21. M

    Mark

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had eaten here many years ago and finally returned. Was not disappointed. Our server Peter was warm, friendly, instructive, and has GREAT handwriting on the take home boxes. The menu is varied, but seafood heavy. The wine menu is one of the most reasonably priced I have seen in recent years. The vintage offered was not as seen on the menu, but I find this to be all too common and not a huge problem. Between 4 of us, we had the caesar and spinach salads, the oyster po'boy, the curried squash soup, salmon BLT, and an apple/pear tart for dessert. All delicious and well prepared. A most enjoyable and relaxed meal.
  22. QF

    QueenofFood

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely waitress, excellent food. The tables can be a little tight especially if you have anyone that needs accommodations. Very accommodating though.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter and the host were very attentive.
  24. t

    tmaryhelen

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The combination of Gertrude’s and the BMA is a winner!
  25. J

    Jeff

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fresh and delicious. The wait staff is great. They always want to please. John Shields is almost always there. He is friendly and really wants his guests to have a good time.
  26. e

    exopchef

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Unfortunately, as others have noted. Gertrude’s has seen her day. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful location with wonderful views but the food and service has definitely taken a decline. We recently returned for another try after a sabbatical due to shoddy service and average food. Only to find that nothing had changed. For a restaurant that features it’s crab cake the kitchen needs to find some better quality crab and not so much filler. After our last visit we will wish Gertrude’s good luck but ado.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  28. R

    Robin

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious. Crab cakes are still the best in town. Great fried oysters. Caesar salad is the real thing, no gooey white dressing, anchovies included. Our server was attentive and friendly.
  29. WD

    WilliamD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very uneven experience
  30. CG

    CarolG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I think the quality of presentation of food has declined. I had the faux crab cake plater; needed some “crunch” ,and some color, too many strong flavors that did not complement one another. Bread might have helped . Perhaps I was just missing the real crab cake platter . I miss the view to the sculpture garden and the natural light, now blocked by the tent.
  31. MH

    MiriamH

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The hostess was a little snippy about choice of a table when we arrived (on time), but our server was excellent. The food was good, but not outstanding. Dessert however was outstanding. Noise level was too "energetic" - is there any architectural way to dampen it down?
  32. PR

    PedroR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to have a relaxing meal and spend time seeing the museum!
  33. GD

    GregDC

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was excellent. Looking forward to the next family event. Thank you
  34. m

    marilync

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time with fabulous food, great service and lovely ambiance. The Christmas decorations were an added bonus
  35. KM

    KrishnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance! Can't wait to visit again next month with my team.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Reunion!
  37. DW

    DrWRG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoy dining @ Gertrude's. The food and ambience is wonderful. The staff is very pleasant, polite and very accommodating. I am looking forward to another great dining experience in the near future.
  38. DD

    DDUBRAVEC

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Vegan and Gluten Free Option. Really enjoyed the brunch Tofu Scramble
  39. LR

    LaviniaR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dining experience, delicious food, beautiful Christmas decorations and live music.
  40. DK

    DKat

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. Food came out fast, hot, correct & tasty.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gertrude's - Baltimore using the Order Online button.

Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.5 stars by 6521 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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–7:00 pm Sunday DInner Sun 4:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • 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

    Doug Wetzel

  • 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 889-3399

  • Catering

    Currently we are not booking small groups during the pandemic. We are still accepting Private Event reservations, including weddings, for 2021.

  • 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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