Everything was perfect
Off the beaten track a bit- this place was wonderful. The range of choices is welcome as there is something for everyone. Every detail has a real chef's attention written all over it. Our server was excellent; so kind and solicitous to my elderly Dad. The value is amazing- great food at fair prices. Eclectic and fun decor. Can't wait to go back.
3/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I with friends
My wife and I with friends and now family have been to the restaurant several times and have always found it to be excellent. The menu is great as well as the food. The service has been outstanding and we consider it to be our favorite restaurant in the area. They do a great job in providing a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience at the right price. Keep up the good work.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and food was pretty
Service and food was pretty good. The oonly real negative was the noise level --- they should do something about the acoustics.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food Area too small for crowd.
Food Area too small for crowd. Could use more space to navigate each station.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent holiday buffets
Excellent holiday buffets and wonderful employees.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was terrific and I am very glad that I made reservations. The noise level wasn't great for conversation, but the noise was from people having a good time while enjoying their meal. Our server was very friendly, but almost too quick. We hadn't finished our appetizers before she appeared with our entrees making us feel a little rushed to eat and leave. This didn't feel like she was trying to be mean; only a little too focused on fast service rather than quality service.
Overall, the food was great and we will be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the trip!
Went as party of four. Restaurant much more upscale than expected - great décor, live music, friendly service. Menu had wide selection, from comfort foods like chicken pot pie with real pie crust (yum) to pork shanks and pecan crusted salmon, and great sides. Onion loaf appetizer was excellent. All were attractively served. Prices were reasonable. Only tried one dessert, tiramisu, and it was delicious. Wil return!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything about this restaurant
Everything about this restaurant us notable, especially since it's located in Ocala, Fl. From the time you walk in to the time you walk out is a god experience. The staff is friendly and very astute to your needs. The decor is wonderful--definitely doesn't feel casual even though the attire is. The only thing negative is that the acoustics in the place cause it to get pretty loud when there are a lot of people there. Other than that everything is great. Reasonable prices, tasty food, and excellent service. Oh, and the pastry chef is amazing!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in area
The BRaised Onion is a great restaurant which always serves outststanding meals at terrific prices. I would recommend this restaurat to anyone who is into fine cuisine in an excellent environment and outstanding service. Terrific choice for a great night out!!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food best in the area
Great food best in the area for the price. The noise level is high. The waiter was not the best this visit but his co- workers tried to pick up his slack .Love the sangria. We bring all of our out of town guest there for dinner. We have been to the Braised Onion serveral times and recommend it to all of our friends.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
They have the best crab cakes I have ever tasted.. You have to try it. And for dessert their creme brulee tasted so light and just melts in your mouth. Our waiter Tony is very friendy. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to a friend.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all had a delicious meal. The service was excellent. The noise level was a little high.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My 2nd visit with friends and it's our new hot spot for dining and celebrating birthdays etc.
The DJ carries the evening making everyone want to dance or sing or certainly listen to the genre appropriate music.
Jason was our waiter and what great service he provided- smiling, knowledgeable, attentive and genuine!
We love your place!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
OUr New Favorite Restaurant
This was the second time we dined at The Braised Onion. The first visit was so good that we again took another couple with us, We were not disappointed. The menu is billed as "comfort food with an attitude", and it describes it well. Comfort foods included meat loaf and chicken pot pie (with real pie crust!) and both were excellent. Other entrees ordered were pecan crusted salmon ("best ever"), Norwegian salmon, pasta with seafood, pork shank, and chicken marsala ("wonderful"). Everything was perfectly seasoned. Side dishes and salads were attractive and fresh. The crowning glory is their bread pudding - a base of crème brulee with caramel-glazed topping - be sure to order this, even if to share!
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Luv B. Onion
Our neighbors joined us for a short drive from The Villages to our favorite place to eat in Ocala. The trip was in heavy rain, but the trip to the Braised Onion was and always is well worth it. All four of us had different meals and each was excellent. The service, ambiance and value are outstanding!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Ocala!
My parents and I had the best dining experience here on Saturday evening! Jeremy is the best server for real! The drinks and food were outstanding. Parents had martinis up with twists and I had their Summer Special Mango Tango Cosmo which I highly recommend. They loved the prime rib and said it was the best!! I loved the lemon chicken too! My mom really enjoyed the mac & cheese too. Brownie dessert was delish! I thought the hostess (unsure of her title/name) was really cool too. Thanks to the whole staff including Chef Felix for a fabulous Father's Day celebration.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was delicious the second time around. My first visit was lacking in taste, but we gave it another shot and was not disappointed.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night to remember
From start to finish this was a great experience. The food is fantastic! I will be recommending this restaurant to everyone!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is consistent.
This restaurant is consistent. It has outstanding food at moderate prices. Ambiance is more like a New York restaurant than typical to central Florida. It is one of our favorite restaurants.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time at The
It was our first time at The Braised Onion. We cannot wait to go again. The staff made it a perfect evening, and the food was outstanding.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dining experience
Food is always good, comes out hot and very tasty. Service is great and bartender makes a great drink.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service...amazing food. Can't wait to go back!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
ordered several different appetizers and entrees for our group. each and every dish was outstanding.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and great service.
Excellent food and great service. Will be going back the next time I'm in Ocala.
9/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our cocktails were excellent and large. Food was cooked to perfection and our waiter was very attentive.
We dine here before every Ocala civic theatre production,
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant Charm & Great Quality Food
When we arrived, it was a little noisy, but as the crowds left, it died down a bit. The atmosphere was great. The colors were vibrant and the servers for the most part were cute/attractive. The food was amazing and some of the best we've had in Ocala. We drove over an hour to checkout the place since we wanted to try something new and just found it randomly on the internet. Overall, we were very pleased and we'll definitely be back again.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressed with the decor. When seated our server was right there offering drink & menu suggestions. After ordering & getting our fed rinks she was back refilling water and tea glasses. Most impressive is when our meals arrived they were all hot, a rare
occuracne these days. The booth area where we sat was a little loud but overall everyone in our party of four had a great experience
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rave 4 the Onion
Walked in and greeted by hostess who made you feel comfortable and relaxed. The dining room was comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The colors made you feel it was fall a romantic time. Dinner was great. I never tasted an egg plant dish that was so thin, it tastes like a pasta. Great job.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoy our dinners here.
Always enjoy our dinners here. Occasionally they have wine dinners here and they have been wonderful.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service provided by our waitress was fabulous. One staff member did not come in and the bartender was a no show but you would never have known. I can just imagine how good the service will be when they have a full complement of staff members.
Oh, and by the way, the food was excellent, served hot and oh so tasty. Can't wait to go back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at reasonable prices..
We went to dinner here a couple of weeks ago and I would highly recommend this restaurant. I had the Chicken Pot Pie and it was excellent. My husband had the Liver and he said it was great. We will go back to this restaurant.
Thank you Felix for creating such an outstanding restaurant!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great atmosphere, Great prices, Great music
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent and refreshing surprise! The menu, ambience and service were well worth our one hour drive. The Braised Onion will be added to our short list of "special dining" locations. (If we lived closer, it clearly would be one our regular stops)!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family went to Braised Onion for our Thanksgiving dinner this year. The food was very good considering it was a buffet, which can sometimes disappoint. Service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Gem Discovered...
I would recommend the Braised Onion to anyone who would like fine dining. I will try it again for lunch sometime in the very near future. What a Gem for Ocala!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Love the decor, the food and the staff. Friday evenings are special because Rudy Turner plays easy listening music. A very talented man. And the food is excellent too. This has become one of our favorite restaurants.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good After Thanksgiving, Too
Having been to The Braised Onion the past 2 Thanksgivings, I wanted to try their regular menu and recently had the opportunity to do so on the way back from Gainesville. I had lobster bisque and seafood manicotti and my roommate had the corn chowder and pecan crusted salmon. Everything was excellent, although the pasta for the manicotti was a little tough on some of the edges. Overall, I would definitely go back again.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect in everyway...
This was our second time to the restaurant, and it was just as good if not better. Highly recommend to everyone............Staff is terrific, works well together.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The main course was excellent.
The main course was excellent. The cabrese salad did not have fresh tomatoes, very hard and not ripe. The creme brûlée was soupy, not congealed like a custard. The salmon and steak were very good. I enjoyed the light jazz music.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM