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7:00 PM
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Braised Onion

4.3
543 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(352) 620-9255
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Full service catering to meet your specific needs!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE 8th Place
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 543 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KeithM (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Husband enjoyed short ribs. I had chicken Marsala which was very bland. Whipped potatoes tasted like they were from a box.

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DennyW (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A busy night as it was Valentine's Day, but the hospitality by the hostess, the owner and our waitress were very sincere and not overplayed.
The food was very good, particularly the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer.
This was our second time there and we will definitely be going back!

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vipMerri (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My daughter and 2 grand daughters returned for Valentines Day after visiting 3 nights before with my son in law. We were seated in an ‘over-flow’ dining room and waited 35 minutes to be brought water and a drink menu requested twice. We had to ask for bread at that point. When returning for our order we informed there were no dishes available for children -though we were provided a kids menu by the hostess when seated And there were no entrees available to suit my allergies-nothing. We should have left then. After 2 trips to the kitchen they were willing to grill a piece of salmon to add to my half pear salad and make my grand daughter mac n cheese. I asked specifically that my salmon be medium rare and it arrived cooked dry and the Mac n cheese was completely tasteless as were the special crab cakes my daughter ordered as an app. The highlights were her lobster bisque and short rib entree which was great. After 1 1/2 hours for poor service and dull food we decided to forego dessert. 4 apps, 1 entree and 3 wines were $93 before tip. Worst Valentines in memory. Like many good restaurants they were completely incompetent on a busy holiday.

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ReneT (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were put in an area I’d call “overflow”. Had dined there a few times and was always in the other room which was much nicer. Food was good but found it overpriced. $145 including top is quite pricy for two people even on Valentine’s Day.

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RickD (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Extremely noisy - needs acoustic tile in the concrete walled room. Food was just ok. Not what you expect for the high prices.

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JoshB (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

All the food was very good and came out within a good time. The only "problem" was that I did not see any mention of the fact that they would only be serving from a specific Valentine's Day menu on their website or anywhere. I was planning on spending around $35 for us and ended up well over $70... We could not simply leave as we made reservations and were already sitting down. Definitely felt a little tricked.

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Coco (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Was amazingly good food at affordable price. Glad we gave it a try.

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vipMerri (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We couldn’t wait to return to braised onion since visiting last year when in town for the HITS horse-show. Once again they were conscious of my food allergies. The appetizers were wonderful again- lobster bisque, onion loaf, lobster crab salad, pear salad and the kids sliders were great. Sadly our fish entrees Salmon and Cod were both lacking flavor. We’re looking forward to returning on Valentines Day.

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vipgeno (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

we brought our friends to enjoy the Braised Onion and they were impressed, when they discovered the deserts, they were in love with this place

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Trever was our server and he was extraordinary! He was professional, knowledgeable of the menu offerings, courteous, an excellent communicator and efficient.

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vipMaryJane (London)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was just ok and service was great!

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Justgo (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Just a very pleasant and wonderful surprise! The food is simple but executed VERY well. Braised Onion nails this and add a signature onion twist to the mix! The service was very good, the ambiance was perfectly tame. Not too loud but still a nice energy about. The appetizer of round onion loaf with onion jam was delicious. Entree selections were great and our skirt steak and liver/onions were both spot on. However, the two slices of bacon with the liver, while perfectly cooked,felt like an afterthought and not truly incorporated into the dish. Also, the side items are very well executed but pretty limited in selection and largely the same with every dish, hence my four stars instead of five. The desserts were amazing!! Coconut cream pie and New York style cheesecake. Delicious. They also make one of the best sangrias we’ve had in a while!! We HIGHLY recommend this restaurant! There are several items we can’t wait to try!

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bettina (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Once again the liver and onions was excellent. We all had it! I introduced 3 friends to
the restaurant. The bread pudding is incredible. Only restaurant I eat bread pudding at.!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was great! We has the chicken marsala, pork loins, salmon, shrimp and grits, and bread pudding for dessert. All was delicious. I prefer my bread pudding warm and even though this was chilled it was still delicious. Service was great.

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Johnnmary (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Best meal out in a long time. The food was presented in an appealing way. It was tasty and simple at the same time. Service was efficient.

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