American Food

Charles Village: Gertrude’s

Inside the Baltimore Museum of Art, there’s a restaurant that is constantly being named as one of the top brunch spots in Baltimore. My roommate and I are both brunch-lovers so we decided to head over to the BMA in Charles Village, check out some art and get some brunch at Gertrude’s. Fortunately we came up with this plan a few days in advance so we were able to snag a reservation on OpenTable, so we didn’t have to wait at Gertrude’s like the other patrons.

Gertrude's Inside the BMA

Gertrude’s Inside the BMA

When we were seated, the waiter told us the specials and mentioned that they make sodas in-house. My roommate and I opted to start with that. I had a Grapefruit Soda and she ordered the Blood Orange Soda.

Grapefruit Soda

Grapefruit Soda

Blood Orange Soda

Blood Orange Soda

For brunch, my roommate was in the mood for something on the savory side and ordered Miss Jean’s Maryland Crab Soup. It was a vegetable-based red crab soup with lump crabmeat. My roommate loved this, there was plenty of fresh crabmeat.

Miss Jean’s Maryland Crab Soup

Miss Jean’s Maryland Crab Soup

My roommate also ordered a side of French Fries. These were good, but nothing to write home about.

French Fries

French Fries

Normally for brunch, I order egg dishes, but the Buttermilk Waffles sounded delicious and I knew I had to try them. The waffles were three light & tender waffles topped with a caramel sauce, served with maple syrup and whipped cream on the side. These were awesome. They were light and fluffy and the caramel wasn’t too over powering. I would order these again in an instant.

Buttermilk Waffles

Buttermilk Waffles

If you’re looking for an awesome brunch in Charles Village, head over to Gertrude’s at the BMA and you won’t be disappointed.

Gertrude’s is located at 10 Art Museum Drive, in Charles Village.

Know of any other brunch spots or restaurants in Charles Village I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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Some other brunch spots I’ve enjoyed nearby are Woodberry Kitchen, The Food Market and SoBo Cafe.

Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List.

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