Antonio’s, Antonio’s Grill or Breakfast at Antonio’s are usually synonymous to good food.
Last Saturday, we went to Tagaytay with a group for some R&R.
We had lunch at Breakfast at Antonio’s. As expected, the place was jam-packed… naturally, slow service is a bit expected due to the number of orders. Although I was forgiving enough when it came to the considerable amount of time it took for my order to arrive, I did not expect my dish to be of very poor quality unbecoming of Antonio’s.
For a Breakfast Steak priced at Php 950.00, this was a disaster!
The beef was overcooked giving it an awfully gummy texture. How gummy and how poor, you ask? Think of all those 99 peso low-budget steakhouses around the metro – it was that poor. Yes, it was perfectly seasoned with salt and pepper, no doubt about that. But I didn’t come for the seasoning. To add to my misery, the sunny side-up egg that came with it was very dry and not runny the way it’s supposed to be prepared. I tell you, my kids can make a much better sunny side-up egg than that!
For 950.00, you’d expect the cook (or chef for that matter) to be more attentive and ultimately REDO an inferior preparation. Having a ton of backlogged orders is NEVER an excuse, more so in an establishment that charges an arm and a leg for every dish.
Some of you may be asking why I didn’t complain right there and then. I kept mum about it because that particular lunch was given to us as a treat and I didn’t want to cause a scene. But nevertheless, even if I did not pay for my lunch that day, Breakfast at Antonio’s “Breakfast Steak” was a complete waste of quality ingredients and money.