Our mission was to find a cozy place, specially different from our usual hang-outs to celebrate a friend's 18th (I know, you know, we both know, but I am not about to post her actual age on blogger now would I?).
Tada, our find for tonight is Donn Appetit Garden Grill a home garden restaurant, serving authentic home-cooked grilled dishes.
The place was rather small (seats about 40-50 guests), but is aesthetically pleasing, with a well kept garden to boast.
We especially love the chirping birds as an added touch to complete the ambiance.
Unfortunately since we came on a night time, we were not able to fully appreciate Donn Appetit's beautiful garden.
The restaurant is spot clean and although it is an open area, there are surprisingly NO bugs around.
Let us check the menu.
There are plenty of options to choose from, although most are grilled dishes. Average cost per dish is only P150, really affordable. One of my girls complained about the small serving size, but I think, it was just right for the price.
Here is what we ordered...
For appetizers, we had Nachos (P150).
I am not a fan of this one. I find it lacking crispiness, probably a reaction to the rainy and humid weather. The dip, however, was very good.
From the Grill, we had Liempo (P130)
Baby Back Ribs (P180), which was my favorite among our orders. The meat was tender and flavorful. We should have ordered more of this.
And Hungarian Sausage (P75). I am not a sausage fan, either, but this here (well, more than half) ended on my plate.
I liked the spiciness of it. It was really good.
We also ordered Pancit Bihon (P100) of course, as we were there to celebrate a birthday.
VERDICT ~ Thumbs up!
- Overall it was a worthwhile discovery. I would gladly take friends there for a night out over a bottle or two of chilled beer. Unfortunately, we did not have any, as I was driving that night.
- Donn Appetit brags a "homey" garden ambiance, perfect for special occasions.
- Service is fast considering they prepare your food fresh. The staff were likewise cordial and cheerful.
With my girls :P
We finished everything, with only enough space for a cup of coffee (and probably some yummy dessert)!
DonnAppetit Garden Grill is located at14 Noli Pascual St. Gregoria Heights, San Isidro, Taytay Rizal. It is a good stop over if you are heading to Antipolo from Manila via Ortigas Extension.
For reservation you may call: 570-6117 or 881-8028