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Gertrude's - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Gertrude's - Baltimore

4.6
4.6
6569 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 42 times today

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  • 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 6,569 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Great for brunch

  • Baltimore

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Baltimore

    Most Booked

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  1. Kate

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Omelet and eggs benedict were pretty tasteless. Service was good but quality of food was not up to my expectations.
  2. Alger

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining at Gertrudes - I will be back, and soon!
  3. LindaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, courteous and attentive staff, a great dining experience.
  4. LisaT

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Gertie’s crab cakes were delicious, as was the polenta. Some of the other dishes were under-seasoned. Bread basket was yummy; we passed on dessert because we were too full.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Staff opening a bottle of Prosecco exploded and sprayed over the wall and soaked my shirt and suit jacket. Restaurant seemed to think no problem, didn’t offer any towel, had to ask for a dry cloth napkin, our embarrassed server disappeared for long stretches afterwards. Manager refunded our drinks, but the discount will not even cover dry cleaning. Was really disappointed in their response.
  6. RonaldF

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed another great meal at Gertrude's to support Arts Every Day during Community Night. We always have a great experience when dining at Gertrude's.
  7. yummycustomer

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lot of variety on the menu and the food was excellent.
  8. GeorgeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Other than directions can be confusing to get there. Everything was great. Our server was friendly and accommodating. Didn't take any time at all though we did reserve a table and it was Sunday morning for brunch. Ambience was nice. It was roomy, didn't feel like we had to be squeezed in even though there were a good amount of people in there. The live music was nice. The food was delicious. Especially dessert. Kudos to Exec Pastry Chef Mike Brown for the dessert menu. Definitely will be back.
  9. katrinak

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Randy was our waiter and was attentive and pleasant. Food was delicious. Live music created a great ambiance. We were celebrating a birthday which I had noted on original reservation and without saying anything further they brought out a sweet treat with candle on it.
  10. DaveC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and the wait staff was pleasant and accommodating!! Can’t wait to go back!!
  11. KennyG

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for brunch on a Saturday with another couple. Service was very friendly. Oysters and crab cakes were the winning dishes. Overall a very nice experience. I think that it would be helpful for bread plates to come out when water comes out (we didn’t get bread until end of our meal).
  12. NaokoR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The server was not friendly. He acted like snobbish and tried to push us out. We could not enjoy food and conversation.
  13. Janice

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. A unique Baltimore institution with outstanding selections and friendly, helpful servers.
  14. Love2Eat

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The prices for crab cakes were shocking. I don't consider a high noise level to be "energetic"; I consider it to be annoying. It was fine outside but inside was way too loud. The food was excellent. Our out-of-town company loved it. I would like to see more new offerings on the menu.
  15. PrimeMinister

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous venue and delish crab cake.
  16. H2OxH2O

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gertrude’s never disappoints. The food , the service and the environment is always 5 stars
  17. tata48

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was superb with varied and exciting choices. The wait staff was the best. So helpful and informative and so friendly.
  18. grazie2

    Baltimore

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Tom is likely the best waiter in Maryland !
  19. ValerieN

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I had brunch with my Mom. I could only get a reservation outside in the tent but the host said that they only had something inside available when we got there. That was excellent! The ambiance is wonderful. Staff was friendly and helpful. The food the last few times was good but not great.
  20. JusKit

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I had been wanted to dine here for a long time. I finally had an opportunity to do so. I was not disappointed but I was not impressed either. I had the shrimp and pasta. It was good, a little oily and no cheese or cracked black pepper was offered. The service was good and the food came out promptly. My husband had small plates. The zucchini was very good. The bread pudding was a little bland. Unfortunately, due to the location of our table and the position of the restaurant, I got a chill anytime some entered or exited the museum.
  21. Rose

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food nice atmosphere
  22. SandraE

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed dining with my friends. They loved the dishes I recommended.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was mediocre. I ordered extra crispy fried oysters. They were not. The salad was very “limp” and Tasted like it had been sitting there for a while. The noodles were tasty, my fault that I didn't notice they were served cold. The bread should have been warm. After lunch coffee was sent back because it was cold. The Mediterranean platter was excellent. Fresh, great presentation and warm pita. We should have ordered two of those. The key lime ice cream was also good. The saving grace for the entire experience was the service. The hostess, our server (Lou) and the busboys were all terrific and pleasant. They are keepers!!! Please transfer some of their service skills to the kitchen. We've been there a few times and this was my first disappointment. Hoping my next visit is much better.
  24. AnnaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent local/southern style food. Being originally from coastal NC, I’m extremely picky about both fried oysters and fried chicken. Both were impeccably cooked. I was also delighted to see a young Portuguese wine on the menu—a vinho verde. My spouse and I agreed we haven’t encountered a beverage that lovely since we lived abroad. Finally, I am disabled and use a service dog. Waitstaff handled this admirably, seating us along a wall and away from others as requested. My spouse and I felt truly felt welcome here for our anniversary lunch. Our server was named Peter and he is to be commended for his hospitality. In sum, I cannot recommend this restaurant enough and will surely visit again!
  25. DonnaE

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! Food was very good too, both the main course and dessert. Good evening all around.
  26. SaabGuy

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art never disappoints! The setting, service, food, and experience is always top notch. Our favorite entrees are Alla Bella Salmon and the Crab Quiche. Great vibe and friendly service every time we visit.
  27. KevinK

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good but my cream of crab soup was cold. Our waitress was excellent
  28. Doug

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Gertrudes never disappoints.
  29. LindaM

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We arrived 45" early for our 4:30 reservation, erroneously believing that the museum would be open. As we sat outside on a bench by the parking payment machine (not visible from inside the restaurant) we overheard the manager? Maitre d'? Some MALE, briefing the staff on what to expect. It was almost -- but not quite -- comical. After he explained the meals they would be serving, we overhead him instruct the staff to "expedite" guests, to move them through quickly. We heard him laugh and say that the Valentine's Day crowd is -not- sophisticated at all, that we basically go out to dinner once a year, and that we're not used to spending money for a good meal. On and on he went, talking about the negative qualities of his soon-to-arrive boorish, uncultured guests, whom he wanted to rush out as soon as possible. If my husband hadn't been with me, I might have been tempted to show myself and reveal that, unlike what he was saying, I WAS used to eating in sophisticated places, having traveled extensively throughout the world, and that I had eaten in restaurants on six continents. My point is, if that's his attitude about Gertrude's clientele, I'm sure it bled into his performance elsewhere, and I'm not sure I want to go back.
  30. KathleenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, Gertrudes -- food, service, hospitality, was extraordinary. I would chose Gertrudes any time for a special occasion!
  31. SaabGuy

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art is one of our favorite dinner destinations. Easy parking in the Museum lot next to the building entrance. Crab Quiche and Salmon Ala’Bella are frequent go-to entrees for us… paired with a crisp glass of Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.
  32. Victor

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. It wasn’t particularly crowded, and I can’t imagine why!
  33. kassp

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A lovely afternoon made even better by a great winter and generally delish food
  34. KellyB

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch, thought we were going for the restaurant menu but they were closing early for an event and only had brunch menu. While unexpected, food was delicious and plan to go back again for brunch and dinner occasions.
  35. JOHNK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, great food, great service. A bit confusing that it’s in the art museum.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint! Food and service was fantastic!
  37. FelixC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for Baltimore restaurant week and it was an amazing value for spectacular food. The server was personable and attentive but not overbearing or chatty. Would recommend to anyone.
  38. Sanderling

    Baltimore

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good, as always. I had the lion’s head mushroom pastrami sandwich which was very tasty and I appreciated the vegetarian option. The dining room was sort of dimly lit for 1 pm so we’d have appreciated it being a bit brighter to make reading the menu easier.
  39. AuntKippy

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Gertrude's was wonderful. I went during Restaurant Week, but I did not order from that menu. Instead, I got the Boardwalk Crab Cake with stewed greens (which sounds weird but was delicious) and fries. For dessert I shared a dense but delicious bread pudding with my dining partner: I ate the bread pudding and she ate the ice cream. All of the food was delicious. I also want to give a shout-out to our server whose name I can't remember, but he was attentive but not overly so. Also a shout-out to the bartender who recommended the Lemon and Strawberries cocktail which was divine.
  40. MichelleH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and warm service coupled with delicious food. We came to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed. The vegan Mac and Cheese and Gertie’s crab cake were highlights. The champagne was top notch.

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

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Gertrude's - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 6569 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 42 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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