We wanted to go to a nice restaurant the night before our wedding and booked a reservation at Gertrude's. It's so hard to find any kind of vegan option at a fancy restaurant, but we were beyond pleasantly surprised with Gertrude's.
We got the vegan "crab cakes" made of zucchini. Let me tell you that these little zucchini cakes are packed with some major flavor, cooked and fried to perfection, and end up being a perfectly sized portion. What a great vegan option. Tons of their sides are vegan and they are happy to accommodate substitutions for specific dietary needs. There were a couple other vegan/vegetarian entree options as well.
They also offer 1-2 labeled vegan desserts. Yum... They have housemade sorbet (100% vegan except one of the flavors is made with honey). I definitely suggest getting the Almond Pear flavor! We also got the apple beignets. Out of this world amazing.
The wine selection is diverse and as a plus-- all wines on Wednesdays are half off!
The staff was lovely and we were so pleased with our server. She made our experience there-- was very knowledgeable of the menu, was happy to accommodate our specific dietary needs, and surprised us with a little congratulations note on our dessert plate. Gertrude's is lucky to have such an amazing staff that really just make your whole dining experience.
The atmosphere is equally as lovely... Great ambiance, nice chill music, lovely art, etc.. Makes for a very romantic, inviting, and relaxing vibe. There are renovations going on now, but nothing that can't be overlooked.
It's of course a little on the pricy side, but ordering all the vegan options makes it that more affordable and it didn't end up being too much. We loved it and would definitely recommend anyone trying this place out!Pros: Vegan & vegetarian options, Vegan desserts, Great Staff
Cons: Renovations/contstruction, Needs more vegan starters, Little Pricey