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“Great Steak...Pretty Bad Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Antonio Steak House

Antonio Steak House
Avd.Alemia, Los Corales, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
809-543-0606
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Ranked #20 of 151 restaurants in Punta Cana
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Morehead City, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Steak...Pretty Bad Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Just ate dinner here & went back & forth on whether to write a review or not. Let's start with the positive:
- The Steak: The meat is quality, tender & cooked to the temp you order it. That's more than half the battle when you have a "steak house" & many don't make it that far. We had the churrasco & the ribeye. The churrasco was better, but both were great.

Now on to the less positive side of things:
- The Wait Time: We arrived right at opening ensuring we'd be the first ones there. We have a little boy & we try to be courteous of everyone by getting in & out. Well, we got in...almost. They made us wait by the door outside for a few minutes to make sure the grill was hot????? Anyway, we tried to order promptly, but it took me calling someone over after 20 minutes to get a menu...about 35 minutes later we got food & by then our kid was having multiple meltdowns. We rushed through the meal & got out in just over 1 hour ten minutes. Though I wonder if we'd still be waiting had we not asked again & again for the menu, water, check...
- The Service: This goes a bit hand in hand with the wait time, but it's worth mentioning. We were basically ignored for the entirety of the meal. Again, there have been places I've eaten where I wished we were a little more ignored, but this was too a fault. After 35 minutes of being there, in which we'd already ordered food, we had still not received water. So, we had to call someone over to ask for it. Basically, the problem with the service was their apparent non-existance. (One lady did come over & was very sweet with our little boy.) One more interesting note, the waitress stood over me & stared at me as I filled out the tip amount. #awkward I tried to write it so she couldn't see it & she opened it up & looked at it while I was still seated.

- The Good News for Mr. Antonio (I'm guessing this is the owner)- you have a great location, plenty of awesome wine, air conditioning & you guys can COOK steak! All you need is to do a little fine tuning with the wait staff & you'd have a restaurant we would come back to. Hope we just had a bad experience on some off night, but thought it was worth including our comments either way.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“The best meat in Punta Cana”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Im not really a meat lover, but their meats are so good, that I tend to crave for some of them!
Even having a really bad service, we continue to come a lot, because the good food you get, is worth the waiting time and price.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Changed location, same great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

They've moved to a new, air-conditioned place, in front of Now Larimar and Secrets Royal Beach. However, Antonio keeps working the grill and it's the best simple, honest, delicious meat in the area. Great wine list. We'll keep going back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Steak house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The food was alright, nothing special, and the service was lacking. We waited a long time for drinks. The people were very nice though.

Visited January 2013
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Bavaro, Dominican Republic
1 review
“The best meat !!! La mejor carne !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

La mejor calidad de carne importada con el mejor vino y el mejor servicio !!!

The best quality of imported meat, vine and exellent service !!!

Congratulations for the Best Steak House !!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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