Gertrude’s – A fresh new food experience.
Gertrude’s offers the Desert Botanical Garden members, patrons, and general public a fresh new food experience. The restaurant’s namesake, Mrs. Gertrude Divine Webster, an environmentalist ahead of her time, founded the Desert Botanical Garden in 1939. Mrs. Webster, in conjunction with a small group of Valley citizens, gathered in Papago Park to create a botanical garden to educate, understand, appreciate, and promote the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert. Mrs. Webster foresaw the potential to create a distinctive identity for the Phoenix area by envisioning the need to conserve the beautiful desert.
Gertrude’s brings the best Arizona has to offer by utilizing fresh ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate. The menu showcases local ingredients from artisans and farmers around Arizona and the Southwest.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour, guests will experience Chef Stephen Eldridge’s ‘Modern American Cuisine’ and focus on a total visceral experience for the guests with cuisine, wine and overall garden ambience. A full complement of highly rated beer, wine, and spirits will meld perfectly with the cuisine. And as an added feature, Gertrude’s will be sourcing fresh herbs and vegetables from their own garden located on property at the Desert Botanical Garden.
“Gertrude’s will be a special place for all.” – Chef Stephen Eldridge
Opening in 2013, Gertrude’s is an ingredient driven restaurant with top-quality food, beverage and service. Our goal is to bring a fresh perspective on ingredients, cooking technique, presentation and guest experience. Gertrude’s carefully manages the source of our ingredients to ensure that our standards are reached on a per shift basis. Whenever possible we purchase locally grown sustainable, naturally raised and organic products.
Our commitment at Gertrude’s is to offer modern American cuisine, complimented by our exceptional service standards. We are committed to evolve with the local market and to continually push the proverbial envelope that is today’s and future of Arizona cuisine.