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10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898 (N. Charles St.)
+1 410-889-3399
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Columbia, Maryland
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158 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make a reservation!! By the time I did, the only times available were 11:30 and 1:30 and later. We ordered the Hutzler's Tea Room Club and the O'Malley's Powerhouse. Both excellent sandwiches. We asked for a little extra mayo on the side, but that is our taste. I would rather ask for a condiment than have a restaurant apply too... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Christmas Lunch with girlfriends was very good. Menu was varied and meals were good and priced fairly. We enjoyed the half sandwich and soup or salad menu option. They have a bar, and we all enjoyed a celebratory glass of wine prior to our lunch. Good place for lunch with friends!

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Columbia, Maryland
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446 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had brunch at Gertrude's during a visit to the BMA. It is very convenient being in the same building. We had a slight pro problem with our table but the manager was helpful and solved it right away. Our waitress was very nice and knew the menu well. I ordered the crab quiche and it was excellent. A light... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised when visiting JHU and joining our hosts for lunch at this restaurant. The museum alone is still beckoning to me, but the restaurant is so beautifully situated along a corner of the restaurant, surrounded by glass and a sunroom, as well as artistic decor and colors abound. I of course opted for crabcakes, even though crab... More 

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Columbia, MD
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225 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have had meals at museum cafes and restaurants all over the world, but this is simply the top! My husband and I planned a late lunch here after our visit to the BMA, but ended up waiting for 45 minutes as we didn't realize the crowd on a weekday was such that we should have made a reservation! BUT... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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159 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to Gertrude's for lunch while visiting the BMA. Place was packed so make a reservation. I sat at the bar which is first come first serve. You can choose from the regular menu or a specials menu: sandwiches to entrees. I started with a delicious Maryland Crab soup and then a delicious Catfish Po Boy sandwich. The food... More 

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Gertie S, Guest Relations Manager at Gertrude's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit to Gertrude's. Delighted that you enjoyed the food but so sorry that we disappointed on the service. The Matisse exhibit has been an incredible boon for the restaurant and so we have been so busy while the exhibit is open. Of course, that's certainly no excuse for not putting... More 

Washington, DC
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441 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see the fabulous Matisse-Diebenkorn exhibit today with an art buddy and we ate at Gertrude's (my first time here, not hers). Fortunately, we had the foresight to make a reservation when we walked in, since the place was packed. This is a much more formal restaurant that I am accustomed to for a museum, but the white... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at the BMA and decided to stay for lunch. The restaurant was nicely decorated for the Christmas season. The food was very good. Among the dishes we had was a yummy potato-leek soup and a crab soup. Two of us had the prix fixe lunch at $25.00 which was a bargain. We got... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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260 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you would expect from a restaurant in the excellent Baltimore Museum of Art, Gertrude’s features a lovely dining room with a beautiful painting on back wall, attractive dining chairs and Parisian-style fabric covered banquettes. Soft jazz fills the air as you settle in for a fine meal. Describing itself as Chesapeake Cuisine, Gertrude’s is no ordinary museum restaurant. It... More 

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Gertie S, Guest Relations Manager at Gertrude's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so delighted that you enjoyed your meal at Gertrude's and that it was a deliciously "crabby" dinner. Hope to see you again soon and yes, definitely come during the summer when the outside dinner experience makes the crabs even tastier! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Two reviews in one! We had made a reservation for dinner at Gertrude’s for Tuesday with Gertie. It was a cold and rainy night. It would have been easier to just stay home, but we did not. We were delighted and enthused when we stepped into the restaurant. It was elegantly decorated for the Christmas holiday. The entire dining room... More 

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Gertie S, Guest Relations Manager at Gertrude's, responded to this review

Maggie! You're too kind. Thank you so much for your wonderful thoughts on your evenings at Gertrude's. We're so glad you enjoyed everything and that your friends did too! Brie and Jay are two of our best and we'll certainly pass your nice words on to them. Don't you just love the holiday houses? We've been doing these for several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
    (N. Charles St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-889-3399

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