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Braised Onion

4.7
4.7
1187 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 10 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 1,187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Overall

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Food

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Value

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for Groups

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Great for Lunch

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Notable Wine List

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Special Occasion

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

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  1. C

    Carl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and delicious food. Overall wonderful experience !
  2. l

    luv2dine

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish! From the host greeting at the door to the home-made desserts! When back in the area we will most definitely make this our date night destination!!
  4. LS

    LibbyS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent place. The food was perfect and so was the service! One of our favorite places in Ocala.
  5. DK

    DavidK

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambience, professional and pleasant staff, portions were right sized. Unfortunately, our food was over-salted, especially my braised short ribs. On the up side, the manager agreed with me and went above and beyond to make it right. Will definitely give them another try.
  6. JR

    JeffR

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Very slow service. Long wait for food. Food prices were high.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good quality, preparation, and presentation of dinner courses.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Powpow shrimp was delicious and McKenzie, our server, was fantastic!
  9. CC

    CaroleeC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Used to be my favorite restaurant, but I was disappointed last evening. The pecan salmon wasn't as tasty as I had previously ordered, and the parmesan truffle fries were a disaster. Nothing like before - just fries with chunks of cheese thrown on top and no taste of the truffle oil that made them so special. Maybe there's a new chef? Don't know. Service was very slow, but I understand that restaurants are short staffed, so this may have been the reason. Took us way too long to order and receive our food.
  10. BH

    BillH

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was spot on, food was excellent except for one chicken entree that was overcooked and dry. The deserts were spectacular. Will definitely eat here again.
  11. S

    Searay

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great !
  12. JC

    JoanC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends, my husband and I visited Braised Onion for the first time. The ambience for very nice, our waitress Rachel was awesome and the food was freakin' awesome. Although maybe a little pricey, the portions were great, food was fantastic from appetizer to dessert (who doesn't have room for creme brule?) We will be there again and recommend this restaurant. It has now become our number 1 fav! Also, the boss's son was right there helping out at our table along the way - just superb service!
  13. KL

    KathiL

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful time we all had. Our waitress was super and very attentive to our needs. The food superb. Best meal I had in a long time, it was the special for the night. We will definitely be back
  14. J

    Jacks

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent dinner with the Halibut special and the Mahi Oscar, both fish cooked well and sauce just the right amount. Asparagus grilled perfectly. Service was ok however my manhattan was never delivered as ordered , wanted up and got only bourbon over ice. Server said she could get it right but it took 15 .inutes to get it so I accepted it as I was ready for some adult relaxation. My wife asked for another dinner napkin and server brought cocktail napkins when told she needed a new dinner napkin the server said she would bring one which never happened. My order for a glass of wine also took a out 10 minutes to get which I can understand if ovey busy but at 7:30 there were only 3 tables waiting for service the rest were finished waiting for bill or just chatting. Understand staffing but there appeared adequate servers maybe she was just having an off night. Am a VIP member and she never asked if we were.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was very slow. Drinks were weak. Food was fine. Dessert was fantastic.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Several gluten free options and knowledgeable staff. We had a wonderful time.
  17. KS

    KristenS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional meal. All freshly made. Great options for meat-lovers, seafood/fish-lovers, and vegetarians. Will definitely return! Our server. Rachel, was friendly and accommodating.
  18. RN

    RichardN

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    first time, for dinner - service was very bad - some food was not what was ordered - had to wait too long for food and had to ask for bread after waiting 15 minutes. May only return for lunch, as that experience was excellent, several months ago?
  19. T

    Thom

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice venue. It's outside of downtown so easy to get to with its own parking. Very welcoming staff, nicely decorated. Food was very good. Waitstaff were excellent.
  20. PB

    PatB

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very slow service, took forever to get appetizers and one person got the soup which came out cold and the other person in the party was still waiting on the onion fritters…..server never cleared the dirty glasses of plates after something was finished…meals were not hot, will not return
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Over an hour to get served with just one check for drink orders. The food is good, but the slow and inattentive service ruins the experience. We've gone three times and experienced the same slow and inattentive service each time.
  22. AU

    AlinaU

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was good, service was very slow and in both courses someone had to wait for their food for at least 8-10min. My chicken parm was pretty good and I come from NY so my bar is high.
  23. JP

    JackieP

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food, roasted vegetable risotto was fantastic! added shrimp and not disappointed!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was very good. But service — not so much. Server disappeared for over a half an hour. Seemed completely unconcerned that we had been trying to find her, and then was rude to our friend who commented on our inability to locate her. It is just that one employee,
  25. S

    Susan

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I asked to split a meal and the up charge was $7 to add more pasta on a second plate. We both felt that was too much as we couldn’t finish the meal as presented. That was the only disappointment in the evening. A little too much salt as well.
  26. RV

    RVAWm

    Charleston

    264 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    264 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Unexpected plus. Menu was broad with depth of ingredients. Waiter's suggested Mahi Mahi finished nicely with cheese and capers. Shrimp and fried green tomatoes were tasty and plentiful. Obvious local hang clientele. Nice evening find while traveling thru.
  27. AJ

    AndrewJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The restaurant was out of our selections and the main course took a long time to come out. It was as if they went to the store to purchase a substitute for the asparagus. Our waiter had no explanation for the long wait and the change in menu items. The Marsala sauce tasted like the meatloaf gravy. Our experience did not meet our usual expectations.
  28. s

    sandy

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel was wonderful as usual. She is friendly, professional snd knowledgeable about the menu! Everything we ordered was prepared as requested, looked wonderful and tasted great!
  29. GB

    GaryB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was Great! There was a noisy party at a nearby table that was distracting. The service was great. The food was better than expected for the price. We will be visiting the Braised Onion again.
  30. KH

    KoolHeat

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Braised Onion, Andrew suggestions for dinner were spot on and everything was very well prepared and tasty. I would highly recommend reservations as they were quite full @ 6:30. I believe at one time or another all of the staff stopped by to ensure our first dinner there was memorable.
  31. JF

    JoelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious but most of all, our server Andrew was outstanding. Great suggestions, great attitude, and great service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service!
  33. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. We will be returning. Thank you for a great meal.
  34. JP

    JaneP

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu with variety of choices Plenty of food Scrumptious desserts Trevor was an excellent server
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar experience from start to finish! Service was perfect not rushed at all, great timing between courses. Great family owned restaurant with from scratch food. You can tell why they’re busy! Reservations recommended as walk ins were waiting for a table. Valentines dinner early was a hit! Will come back for our next occasion.
  36. RG

    RajG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service , food and ambience. I will highly recommend it . Will comeback again soon . Thanks
  37. M

    Mike

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great as usual.
  38. t

    tdactravel

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good. I had the braised beef. It was very tasty and tender. Definetly recommend it. Restaurant had nice ambience with candles on the table. Service could have been better, 1 waitress and 1 manager taking orders for entire restaurant. I ordered French Onion Soup and I requested it without bread, of course it came with bread. I only at a quarter of the soup because of the bread. I mentioned it to the waitress and the manager and it was still ended up on the check. For the price of the soup at $10, you think you should get it the way you like. Also, we are planning to have wedding in the private room but now I am debating due to the lack of service. They already knew this and did not make any efforts to compensate. I expected better from a family owned restaurant.
  39. A

    Arkie

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I do not want to give an explicit review at this time. We attended the restaurant on Saturday, February 12th, two days before Valentines Day. The restaurant was quite busy, although all tables were not filled. I've got to believe the restaurant was unfortunately having problems with their kitchen, which further reflected in their service. I would like to experience the restaurant again, at another time, to see if conditions might be more favorable.
  40. G

    Greek

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Ora King Salmon Oscar on the valentine menu. It was the best salmon I've ever ordered at a restaurant, and I eat salmon 3 or 4 times a Month!! We enjoyed the food, and the service. The menu has something for everyone.

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 1187 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 10 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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