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“Great view of Taal Lake and good food too.”

Gerrys Grill Tagaytay
Ranked #111 of 161 Restaurants in Tagaytay
Cuisines: American, Filipino, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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545 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
“Great view of Taal Lake and good food too.”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had lunch here on February 5th, choosing the location for its great view of Taal Lake and being quite uncertain about the food.

We were pleasantly surprised on both counts . The view was lovely and we were blessed with good weather too.

Service was friendly and efficient although some members of staff did seem a little indifferent at times. Overall, this aspect was good.

We wanted to try different Philippino dishes -- and there was a good variety on the menu. We tried four dishes, including fish from the lake, followed by two Philippino desserts -- all very good and we really enjoyed the meal.

Of course, we washed it down with lots of San Miguel beer ( what else? ) and our meal at Gerry's Grill certainly added to an enjoyable day out at Tagaytay.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Quezon City, Philippines
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“never again”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Of all the different Resto in Tagaytay, my wife and I choose Gerry’s Grill because by the popularity of the place and based on my past experienced of eating in Tagaytay, Gerry’s Grill always stands out in terms of ambiance, quality of food, good service, and reasonable price.

Well, when we went there for dinner, last Dec. 27, 2013, the visit was a disaster. As we entered the place, there was a very disgusting odour inside. The waitress was quick to blame the air coming from the very far Taal Lake, which I think was not true because the air in Tagaytay was fresh smelling during that time. Since we were so hungry, we just ordered our food. To our dismay, their Bulalo was so small in a big bowl of soup which was not hot, the inihaw na liempo was also small that is only good for 1-person when in fact the waitress said it is good for 2-persons, and the bangus sisig is not as hot as you would expect a dish like “sisig”.

We were force to order an additional liempo to augment the food, but the 2nd round was more in quantity than the first... nahiya siguro because of my comment about the first liempo.

The service was disgustingly slow because they were only fast when taking your order... you could not find any one in sight when you need something. Particularly, when we were about to get our bill, we had to raised our hand and asked for a waiter for about 15 or 20 minutes. And worst, they even made a mistake in swiping my credit card.

Even their male and female toilet was stinking. My wife even noticed that one of their waitresses vomited inside the toilet just before my wife entered and the waitress did not even bother to clean it up and my wife had to ask someone else to do it.

If I’ll be in Tagaytay again, never again will I visit and eat at Gerry’s Grill... maybe even in other Gerry’s Grill branches outside of Tagaytay.

  • Visited December 2013
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HK
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Agreed with another reviewer that the stench being quite bad, so we asked to be seated in a closed off area. Service was slow and sloppy, they would bring us plates, that were not cleaned properly as you can still see food stuck to it. Their BBQ pork which our group was enthusiastic about, was a bit disappointment as out of 6 orders (2 sticks per order), about half of them were undercooked and one was RAW, it was not a super busy night as we arrived quite early, therefore, can't understand why food was not of their usual quality.

Visited December 2013
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good Food, Stinky Smell, and Generally Bad Service”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We ate here after coming from Sky Ranch in Tagaytay. We were seated in one of the tables near the terrace and the smell of a stinking sewer overpowers any view or chilly air that's usually relaxing. We asked to be reseated and they did but with full hesitations. The staff were unusually unfriendly and were very noisy whenever they dish out tables. I don't know if they were doing it on purpose but it's actually very annoying. We had to rush eating so we could leave the place immediately. Unfortunately, it took us another 30 minutes just to get our bill right from their slow servers. So much for the service charge!

The food was good (as expected) but not something I would consider special. i would have given it a higher rank if not for the smell of sewers and the unfriendly staff. They're usually one of the good restaurants in Tagaytay but it sucks to know they aren't consistent.

  • Visited December 2013
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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A place better for buddies than families”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Food: suprisingly good especially the green mussels (tahong) appetizer, grilled baby squid and adobo rice. We also had the beef soup (bulalo) which I think should be upgraded with additional ingredients and presentation. The grilled tuna belly was average.

Ambience: Not really a family-friendly place. However,because of the scenic view it is a nice place to dine but...

Cleanliness: this place needs a serious make-over - plates, tables, chairs, even the toilets are bordering dismal. My buddy who is an IHG chef noted the unclean soup bowls and drinking glasses. We brought this to the attention of the service staff.

  • Visited December 2013
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