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About Braised Onion

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!

754 NE 25th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
NE 8th Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(352) 620-9255

Website:
http://braisedonion.com/

Entertainment:
Follow us on facebook for any upcoming events and entertainment!

Catering:
Full service catering to meet your specific needs!

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

Braised Onion Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Special Occasion (18)
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Comfort Food (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Casual (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 13 hours ago

Outstanding food, wines and ambience. Our server Tony was a pro at making recommendations about and around our choices. The bread pudding is the most uniquely excellent dessert we have ever had. It was a special Christmas dinner with my beloved sister.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife & I have frequented this restaurant many times over the years, first when Chef Felix owned it and now under current ownership. Very little has changed and what has changed has been very positive. Over the years we have brought many friends and they all have enjoyed the dining experience. On this occasion, we traveled from The Villages with 3 “newbie” couples. Jerome was our server and from start to finish he took care of our every need & want in a professional & pleasant manner. The food, from the Lobster Mac & Cheese to the Beef Tournedos to the Short Ribs was excellent. All agreed that it was an excellent dining experience earning the Brsised Onion 8 repeat customers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food is very good. I would consider it comfort food. We have been to Braised Onion twice and will surely return many more times.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great comfort food with lots of choices! Homemade chips and seasoned fries. Fabulous French Onion soup and awesome shrimp and grits!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My third time there and always excellent. Modest pricing, excellent menu, great presentation, excellent service with a smile. I like this place for its consistency. Can’t go wrong here. Especially like the one line reservations feature.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

really enjoyed the restaurant; parking great; food wonderful great selection; staff could not have been any better; enjoyed every minute of everything there

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our group of four adults arrived for a birthday celebratory lunch for our two guests. This was marked in our Open Table reservation, where indicated. We expected nothing special, but a birthday greeting would have been nice.

The food and drinks were very good all agreed and we enjoyed them thoroughly: Salmon entrees, lobster bisque, salad, and quiche and burger special of the day.

We found our server to be rather curt from the onset - no smile, no welcome - well, perhaps it was an off day for her. But, it certainly didn't add anything to the reason for the lunch. We found this unusual for Braised Onion.

We will try another day - when not hosting others.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely love this place went 2times with in a week and it was so good both times, food, people, just great...

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and fantastic service

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food. Outstanding service from Trevor. Will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A little secret in Ocala - Great Southern cuisine! Everything is delicious!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Usually the Braised Onion is wonderful- but for Thanksgiving it was lackluster. Buffet - traditional items unfortunately were only lukewarm at best. Not much in the way of flavor or creativity.
Service is usually lovely - but on Thanksgiving- because it was a buffet - the staff did nothing more than serve drinks and clean used plates. I ordered coffee while having desert - it was awful - tasted like it was the last cup that had been sitting in the pot burning for quite some time.
Won’t do another holiday dinner there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious Thanksgiving meal and friendly staff! Would definitely recommend

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was good and service was great. A little disappointed in dessert. No pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving choices, choices, choices! If you left here hungry it was your own fault.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

First time to this place and went for Thanksgiving Buffett food was good loved the mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows we had a 1:00 PM reservation and we were seated right away for the price $39.95 a person I think a little bit more variety would have been nice only vegetables were green beans and carrots

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 21, 2017

First-time love love everything food, people, it is just a all around great place will be back again

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server, Claudia was very attentive and friendly and dinner was delicious! Everything needed for a terrific dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My first try at the Braised Onion. We made reservations for dinner after the theater.

I Ordered the country tenderloin.

The green beans were properly cooked. I don't think much harm can be done to mashed potatoes, but the steak was very tough. Tougher than I have ever encountered a piece of tenderloin.

The first chair I sat in was worn out years ago. Fortunately we were seated at a four top and both of us could sit on the "bench".

I doubt I will give them another try.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

For four of us, this was a first time experience at the Braised Onion. Overall, I would classify the experience as “fair”. There was a diversity of entrees ordered. Both men who ordered the prime-rib found it disappointing and lacking in flavor. We all ordered the braised onion soup or lobster bisque. Both were very good! I ordered the lobster Mac and cheese and found it quite good. It was an exceptionally large serving. Another got the tournedos and they were so tender and flavorful. The sauce was delicious. The chicken pot pie was also ordered and was enjoyed. The chicken Marsala was said to be “good”; but, not great.
We were unable to converse with everyone in our party of six. We were placed at a table for 10 and it made being heard very difficult. This restaurant is quite loud. We had hoped for a more intimate dining experience. Our waiter had multiple tables and he was trying hard to keep up with our needs. As a couple, I would return but I would not go back with a group.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was very good, maybe a little overpriced but was very good quality

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had lunch here and was very pleased with everything..Nice and quite, no loud music blaring so that you couldn't visit with your other friends at the table. Good food and great staff.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter, Trevor, did an amazing job serving our table of six.
He was spot on with his descriptions of particular food items, recommendations and personal favorites. Each member of our party was thrilled with their choices and he kept us informed every step of the way. The only negative of the evening was that then noise level was higher than I remember from previous visits. We were at a corner round table and the placement of tables on either side were close!
But again Trevor did an amazing job again and our compliments to the chefs, Deliciously exquisite!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Firstly our Service was very substandard. Inattentive. No follow up during meal. Had to wave at server to get check.

Have eaten here many times before. Generally with pleasing results. Tonight not so much. Pork loin was pretty uninspired. Onion soup was way to salty.

And cannot understand why hostess wanted to pack all the diners together. Asked to be moved since the adjacent table was pretty loud. Her solution was one table over when the dining area looked pretty empty.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was great and service was even better. Definitely worth the drive.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wonderful food service and atmosphere. Every visit has been as good as the last. Always take our afternoon dates here.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Organic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

What a pleasant surprise! Having traveled all day on our way to Florida, we discovered just a delightful restaurant in Ocala. While the restaurant was several miles off the interstate, the drive was worth the time. Started with the onion loaf, which was delicious, followed by chicken Marsala which was accompanied accompanied with whipped potatoes and outstanding green beans. The flavors of all the items were fresh, generously portioned and visually appealing. We plan to stop at the Braised Onion on the return trip from Florida!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wendy, our server, was very attentive. Generous portions to the food which was well prepared, served timely and very tasty. We prefer a booth to a table as we find that quieter and better lit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

As usual, the Braised Onion provided another delicious meal with excellent service! Jerome was terrific again and dinner was wonderful!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food & service. Our waiter was extremely attentive to our needs. Awesome desserts too !!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our guest loved the way the walls were decorated, but loved the food more.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful. That’s what it’s been every time we visit, wonderful.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was fantastic at reasonable prices. The service was excellent. We will definitely return

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Simply wonderful would go many times again. Great bargain.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My wife and I came here to celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary. The service was great the food was very good, in fact it was delicious! Drinks were excellent! We will return soon! I recommend The Braised Onion to anybody that wants to have a memorable dining experience. The Shrimp and Grits, Onion Soup, Pear Salad, were all delicious. The Bread Pudding was to die for.

We will come back on a Friday evening when there is live entertainment, we hear that the guy that plays there is very good!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Table was set-up for our party of 8. Service was very good. Our waitress was attentive and no problem that we came in separately. I had the pecan crusted salmon over spinach and quinoa - excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We were pleased to see the restaurant was filled with diners. Definitely recommended

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food, always consistent. Alcoholic drinks short on content.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always enjoy braised onion. Food is good and service is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time to the area so we thought we would try it out. The food was great and the Bread Pudding is to die for!! Have to try it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Braised Onion has amazing food and great service!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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