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Braised Onion

4.4
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868 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Welcome to Braised Onion where we serve "Comfort Food with Attitude!" Our wonderful desserts are homemade and will tickle your taste buds! We also offer a full-service liquor, wine and beer bar with happy hour from 4:00-7:00 Tues - Fri. 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 868 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The onion fritters were too oily and dense. Supposed to be light and airy. The fish and chips. Let me make this bold statement. All frozen fish is bland and taste like cardboard and it was also too greasy. The star of the meal was the macaroni and cheese which as you know is a side dish. The corn chowder was bad. Quiche was just okay. No bread and butter. Service was a bit on the slow side but very friendly.

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RosinaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was disappointed in their new menu. We always got the onion break with dip as an appetizer. They now have onion fritters - the only redeeming part of this new appetizer was the dips for the fritters. Our onion soup was just OK, my husband ordered the seafood cioppino for his main dish. ALthough loaded with fish and seafood, the sauce was bland. I ordered their bread pudding and that was the best part of my meal. Would I go back again????????not sure. I must say the young lady that waited on us was terrific!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, service excellent. Overall very pleased.

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MidnightC
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great lunch. We had the Pow Pow shrimp for an appetizer and it was spot on. Just the right amount of spicy. Hubby truly doesn't like anything spicy, so I worried, but the sweetness of the dish offset the spice and he loved it.

The waitstaff was truly attentive. Will look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server , good social distancing !!

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SandeeE
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time we have celebrated a birthday here and we were not disappointed either time. The bisque was just the right temperature, the fried green tomatoes were a great appetizer and the short ribs meat fell off the bone. Although this is a bit far for us to travel for dinner, (hour away), we enjoyed our food both times so much, we will be back again soon.

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JohnF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sierra, was excellent. She was fun to be around and added to our good experience on date night. The food and drinks were very good as usual. This is a wonderful place.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific; everything we ordered, from apps to entrees to desserts, was delicious. The service was great, too!

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FredE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Braised Onion and it was a beautiful experience. Food was very good, atmosphere was so very relaxing and beautiful, and service was very attentive. It will be one of my 'return' to places when in Ocala from now on.

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resident
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Braised Onion, especially the fact that all CDC recommended practices were in place.

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Melissa
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent and priced reasonable. The drinks are also priced reasonably. We will definitely be returning here to try more of their dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
38 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, but certainly won’t be our last. All of the staff were very friendly, the servers were excellent and the food was awesome! A very nice, relaxed vibe made for a great experience.

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having not been to Braised Onion in 6 months due to the quarantine, we chose to go at mid-afternoon to avoid crowds. Food was WONDERFUL, service was excellent, atmosphere was quiet and intimate. We will most certainly return sooner than the last time!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to go out to a restaurant for our 46th Wedding Anniversary. We had stayed in for months.
The Braised Onion had recently opened after an extended closing. We had reservations for 5:00 p.m. on Sunday and we were one of two couples at the restaurant.
The service and the food was excellent.
I hope that they are able to get their clientele back as soon as possible.

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SidneyH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First visit. Very pleased with service, food and comfort. Will certainly return.

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LoriK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome and the service top notch!! Highly recommend.

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OakRunGroup
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

We made a reservation through OPENTABLE for 6:00 pm March 11, 2020 for a party of 10. Reservation number 2109852629.

We arrived at 6:02 pm due to traffic and were told that there would be a 10 minute delay due to a "large" 30 person "walk-in" about 20 minutes ago. I explained that we had Reilly tickets for 7:30 pm and I was told that it was not a problem. We waited. 20 minutes later, we were still not seated so I spoke to a young lady who went to see what she can do. Around 6:35 pm, we were seated. We explained to the waiter that we had to be out by 7:15 to get to the Reilly on time. He took our drink and orders on the spot. Drinks did arrive. Our food was not on the table at 7:20 pm so one of our party walked to see what was happening. The lady who first told us that we would be delayed 10 minutes at the onset came out and told us it would be another 10 to 15 minutes.

We walked out and we will not return nor will any of our group. Keep in mind that we were REGULARS.

As a comment, when an "unreserved" group comes in, please look after the "reserved" group first. We found out that there were only 2 wait staff present. Understaffed? I guess if the 30 were refused (or served after us), none of this would have happened. So, we did not get our dinner and in the end, we missed part of our performance. Braised Onion ruined the entire evening.

AND on top of that, I send this very same message to their site directly and they DID NOT EVEN RESPOND!

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BonnieH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there before but it's been a long time. Loved it!

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mighty fine food, service and ambience. The only knock and (it's not a deal breaker) was the noise. It was loud, but joyous.

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vipJohnS
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated on time. There were empty booths and I asked if we could have one, since we were going to be seated at a table for four, anyway. We were told those were reserved. Shortly after, other diners arrived and after being led to tables, we could see they were asking about sitting in a booth. Their requests were granted. Throughout the time we were there, there was always at least one open booth. That set the tone. My husband had the pork special and said it was good. I ordered my prime rib medium well, and it was medium rare if not rare. On the plus side, the drinks were good. Service was mediocre. When leaving I ran into the owner and shared our experience with her. She was apologetic and gave us a gift certificate for a future visit. It’s a 45 minute drive so I’m not sure we’ll be back, but the gesture was appreciated.

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Incommunicado
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with attentive wait staff. Excellent soup and our steaks were cooked to perfection.

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TeresaP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service, overpriced. Out os 4 dinner, the only food anyone liked was the coconut shrimp. Will not return.

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AndreaE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing and even though we were just a couple of minutes late for our reservation we were still seated pretty promptly so yes highly recommend great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good, not great but not bad. Food was average for what they serve. I think they do a decent job but for the price, I want to be more impressed. Not a place I would avoid but not a place I would race back to. I think the best part are the people. They are very nice!!

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DianeG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a super place to have a lovely dinner as a special occasion, or just a dinner out. The staff is very helpful and kind. Our service was outstanding. Food is very good. We love coming here.

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Stovro46
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love bringing friends their for dinner. It’s a great place!

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SandraO
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braised Onion is one of our favorite restaurants because of the excellent food and service. Dining there is always a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We went to this place lase year and it was top notch this year forget it. They ran out of prime rib at 7 pm this was also our dinner time .Served bread and was told they had no more butter BUT was making some ??My stake was cool and my wife's also . My friend ribs were cold as hell .She never asked if we wanted coffee or desert after dinner .She just dropped the bill and gone. AND so are we <<<<.

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KevinC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed. Valentine's Day dinner with my wife. The restaurant was understaffed. My wife's lobster AND my grouper were both undercooked. The surf and turf was way way overpriced at $51.00. They tried to make it right by offering us free dessert, which we took home with us. At this price we didn't feel they went far enough to make things more enjoyable. I'm not looking for a free meal but they could've done better. I wont be returning or recommending this restaurant. 😔😔😔

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Had reservations for Valentine’s Day, however they seemed a bit short staffed. Our server was excellent though. I didn’t like that we were seated near the bar and consequently, had to deal with rude conversations and people’s rears all night long. In the future I will insist on a table not near the bar and will advise friends of the same.

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Michael
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Valentine's menu was much more expensive than the regular menu and had less choices; the expense was the only negative thing. Our waiter, Tony, was great.

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BrianP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff and great food !! Will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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KenL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, outstanding service in a nice, friendly (not pretentious) environment. It can get a bit noisy at peak hours Friday/Saturday evenings, but well worth that small inconvenience. Braised beef, salmon, chicken always prepared perfectly. We always go for any celebration, as we know it will be virtually perfect every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Celebrating Birthday. Prime rib ordered for everyone with baked potatoes and broccoli. Everything was cold. Major disappointment. Soups, salads, bread were good. Ordered dessert. No free dessert for the birthday girl. However the owner did stop by the table next to us to say hello to someone and offered them free dessert... guess it matters who you know!
Service was attentive. This is second bad experience with Prime Rib night offered Fridays/Saturdays.
Don’t know if we will order in the future.

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Stovro46
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating here and have been coming for a numbers of years!
We’ve even had Ladies Church luncheons here! So nice!!

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Jimmyatc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic prime rib and liver & onions dinners. Wait staff was perfection. The restaurant was clean and beautiful. Our first time there, but we will be going their again real soon!!

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JGourmet
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice dinner and very good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late. But staff was fast and friendly

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AllenC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

$35.00 for a steak 1/2 thick, overpriced. Cold broccoli, and barely warm potato. Not the quality I was expecting.

FAQs

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

Braised Onion is rated 4.4 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.