When one thinks of Antonio's, the expectation is world-class dining as is experienced at Antonio's Garden. Unfortunately, Antonio's Grill, seemingly their entry into the family dining market in Tagaytay, didn't live up to expectation. Of course, it would be foolhardy to compare fine dining with this, but carrying the Antonio's name does have it's responsibilities.
Food quality, it's still quite delicious and undoubtedly well prepared, but for the price & size, one would do well to choose nearby restaurants. Again, it's not at all bad...it's quite delicious, but bang-for-buck speaking, it falls short compared to the others in the proximity.
Now, the queue to a table in this place is not bad, so one would really consider dining here especially when you arrive during lunch/dinner time when everyone else is trying to get a table everywhere else.
What really turned us off is the service of the staff: they were doing the "I-can't-see-you-although-it's-plain-to-see-that-I'm-looking-at-you-from-the-corner-of-my-eye-waiting-for-you-to-call-someone-else" kind of thing. I'd be more forgiving if it was in the middle of dinner hour with the house packed, but there were only 3 groups (including mine) in the restaurant. Because of this, ordering was just a pain.
I'll probably be back here. Maybe I caught the staff on a bad night, or the cold December night just got to them. I'll be back, though, only if the the other restaurants have a wait-list of 4 hours.