Gertrude's Restaurant, located inside the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), is where John Shields celebrates Chesapeake cuisine using local foods, in a ... More
Gertrude's Restaurant, located inside the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), is where John Shields celebrates Chesapeake cuisine using local foods, in a warm and stylish setting. Chef & owner John Shields, a Baltimore native who is a cookbook author and television cooking show host, named the restaurant after his grandmother, Gertrude Cleary, who taught him to cook as a child. Gertrude's dishes up a sophisticated regional menu of Chesapeake foods and traditions for lunch, dinner, and brunch using local, organic ingredients whenever possible. The restaurant's interior, inspired by life on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, is beautiful & elegant yet comfortable. The wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the museum's Sculpture Garden floods the open & airy dining room with natural light. During the warmer months, additional seats are available on the terrace surrounding a fountain and reflecting pool.
had a wonderful time having dinner at Gertrudes with some friends. The waiter was patient and efficient. I enjoyed the salmon with capers and a light egg coating. Surprisingly moist, not overly sauced and just the right amount of capers. I would only change the rice - it was pretty bland. For dessert, I had the pecan pie with a scoop of ice cream - the ice cream was excellent; the pie was standard issue. Overall, Gertrudes is a good value, has a nice atmosphere, and decent service. I'll visit again soon.
First off the food is wonderful. The Crab Cakes are the best I've ever had. I loved the service and decor. And where better to be located then the Baltimore Museum of Art. It is tops on my list of places to go when visiting Baltimore.
My wife and I eat here at least once a month. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. We have celebrated News Years at Gertrude's the past two years. It has a lovely bar and a diningroom that looks out on a sculpture garden with a fountain. The food is always good. The crab cakes are to die for. Sunday brunch is a special treat, especially in warmer weather when can sit out on the covered patio. We take many out of town guests here and they all want to return.