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Braised Onion

4.7
4.7
1312 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Welcome to Braised Onion where we serve "Comfort Food with Attitude!" Our wonderful entrée & dessert selections are ALL homemade and will tickle your taste buds! We also offer a full-service liquor, wine and beer bar. Try our martini specials! Whether it's a big event or a quaint party, you will enjoy our fantastic food and a fun, colorful and festive atmosphere! There is a private banquet/dining room for your special event or just a quaint dinner out!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (352) 620-9255

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Full service catering to meet your specific needs!

  • Private party facilities

    Our South Dining Room is an excellent area to bring family and friends together while still providing social distancing and privacy. Reservations for this room is strongly encouraged.

  • Neighborhood

    Ocala

  • Cross street

    NE 8th Place

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Follow us on facebook for any upcoming events and entertainment!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Overall

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Food

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Value

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Innovative

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

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    TransplantedTexGal2

    Orlando

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Not as good as first time we went. Service was unprofessional at best. Crab cakes smaller than first time. Server came to table with overpowering perfume affecting to taste of meal. First time was terrific and this time really not good.
  2. LM

    LeeanneM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The food was absolutely disgusting and made me sick. I will never eat there again.
  3. S

    710Siren

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Menu was great and just a nice restaurant! Highly recommend! We will be back 🫶
  4. Z

    Zoomcat64

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service from Alex- he was very attentive. Food was spectacular. Will definitely return!
  5. BR

    BeckyR

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Onion Soup is a MUST! Our entrees - Grouper and Salmon were perfect and switch out the potatoes for the risotto which is absolutely delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and definitely going to make this a regular place! Food was excellent! Service was great, our waiter Alex had an amazing personality! Can’t wait to return!
  7. JM

    JudithM

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. And the food was great
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Great food, bad service. Waiter only came to the table 3 times. 1) to take the order. 2) to drop off the order and 3) to drop off the check. Never even got a refill on my beverage.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just. One. Word. EXCELLENT
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of about 11 people. They got tables ready for us right away. The server Alex was phenomenal. Food was delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All round excellent as always excellent
  13. AH

    AmeH

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and the staff was friendly and attentive. Order the eggplant dish!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time diners. Excellent overall experience. Food was outstanding. Alex was a great server. Friendly and very competent. We will be back soon and often-with our friends. Thank you.
  15. RE

    RichardE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    There are many restaurants around. No reason to eat where your not happy. I’ll go back to this one!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant because it’s comfortable and the food is really good!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is made from scratch and delicious. They need better blue cheese olives for martinis. When I asked for them they confirmed they had them, but took a olive with pimento in it and add a bit of blue cheese at the end. That was the only downside!
  18. JM

    JasonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, amazing flavors and great presentation.
  19. MB

    MBWinOcala

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at The Braised Onion - and it won't be the last! VERY nice New Year's Eve dinner experience!! Delicious food-perfectly prepared and timed courses and serving by Desiree-and the manager kindly checking on us several times! Can't wait to return! G&M from Ocala
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always food perfect service attentive
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal and service. The food is always excellent. Our server, Andrew, was exceptional. A lovely dinner out! The young man host was wonderful as well.
  22. HF

    HollyF

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was just marvelous! Onion soup was divine. Braised short ribs were delicious and the crème brûlée was outstanding. It’s not supper fancy, service was not very good but the food was so worth it as far as quality and value!!
  23. AC

    AaronC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, cocktails, and service as usual. One of our favorite places in Ocala.
  24. P

    Pop710

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit... but not the last! A little higher price but quality and service makes the difference...
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food cooked to order. Braised Onion soup delightful. 1955 Filet Mignon tender as can be.
  26. TB

    TeriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Christmas Eve dinner was awesome! The food was excellent, the dessert was even better and the service was fantastic. Desiree was our server and she did an outstanding job. We enjoyed the variety on the menu and everything was fresh and hot. I would highly recommend The Braised Onion!
  27. S

    Suew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the braised beef ribs and Berkshire pork. Both were amazing as usual. We have never had any thing that wast fabulous here.
  28. t

    tomd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Never had a chance to taste the food waited 1 hour for food to come out. Questioned the manager and his answer was everyone is waiting. So much for customer service he should not be a manager. He could of at least apologized and explained they were overwhelmed with 2 large unexpected parties. As a result we left and will not return.
  29. D

    Diana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    It took 1 1/2 hour to receive our main course which was not hot. I didn’t feel it was our waitress fault. At the time we were there one table was tired of waiting on their food and left. It seems they were understaff in the kitchen and over booked for the tables. If you can't handle the volume of the reservation, the reservation should not be accepted. The tables were to close together. Making anyone difficult to get up from their seat and we did notice on the other side of the restaurant there were empty tables.
  30. RH

    ReggieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent EXCEPT Asked for rare steak and it was medium Didn’t want to fuss but when rate asked for ….
  31. J

    farmerJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant. We go there once a week. Never had a bad experience. Highly recommended.
  32. TT

    TransplantedTexGal2

    Orlando

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch. There were four of us for a late lunch yesterday. Terrific service, we were not rushed at all. Wonderful Maryland Crab cakes with very little, if any, filler. Everything ordered was delicious. Cannot wait until our next visit. This is now our favorite restaurant since moving to the area from Seattle, WA.
  33. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was outstanding, particularly the beef stroganoff, meatloaf, and bread pudding. Everyone at our table agreed -- we'll be back!
  34. SG

    ShelleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We held our annual holiday dinner there this year. It was top notch from beginning to end. Our server Alex was very welcoming, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I will certainly return for dinner!!
  35. VI

    VILisa

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    We all Loved the Onion Soup. We were not rushed and the whole staff was attentive to our needs. Our visit to the Braised Onion was just the Christmas cheer we were looking for. Thank you to Sherry our waitstaff.
  36. T

    Texasgal

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything. Braised Onion is on our list of favorite restaurants in Ocala.
  37. KG

    KaylaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Already planning to go back this week if we can. It was absolutely delicious from beginning to end
  38. AK

    AliceK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at the Braised Onion. It was a great experience and will definitely return. Rachael was an attentive server.
  39. HH

    HappyH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was perfect. It was clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. The drinks were perfect and the staff welcoming, friendly and efficient. As for the food, it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! We had appetizers, entrees, dessert and coffee and everything was delicious. Next time we’re in Ocala, we’re definitely going back.
  40. BB

    BurtonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back and I’m telling my friends to visit this restaurant. Our entire experience was superb. We met family from out of town for lunch. The only hard part was what to choose from the menu. It all looked so good. I went with the short rib stroganoff and it was excellent. My husband said his meatloaf was the best he’s ever had in a restaurant. Our family loved the onion soup. If, you want attentive service, delicious food in a great atmosphere this the place to go. I’m already planning my next visit even though it is an hour drive from where I live it is well worth the drive. Thank you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Braised Onion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 620-9255.

Braised Onion is rated 4.7 stars by 1312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Braised Onion

754 NE 25th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NE 8th Place

  • Neighborhood

    Ocala

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Follow us on facebook for any upcoming events and entertainment!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (352) 620-9255

  • Catering

    Full service catering to meet your specific needs!

  • Private party facilities

    Our South Dining Room is an excellent area to bring family and friends together while still providing social distancing and privacy. Reservations for this room is strongly encouraged.

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