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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!
Ocala, FL 34470
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
NE 8th Place
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Full service catering to meet your specific needs!
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
As usual Braised was excellent. We've been many times over the last few years and enjoy it every time! This visit was for Valentines Day. I was amazed how quickly the appetizer and food came out. It was like a regular turn around time for them which was a surprise since it was a busy holiday. Every choice on the menu is a great choice. You gotta go!
Tried the Braised Onion for lunch on Valetines Day . Our rib appetizer was a little dry and tough . Our salads were good , our lunches were good . Our server was not overly friendly but she was efficient . We were hoping for something a little special menu wise based on it being Valetines Day. We would give this restaurant another try .
I love the food here, I eat the salmon w frangelica and my husband has the liver, onion and bacon. We are 66 and 73....we like fine dining but HATE the noise. We cannot hear I guess. Would not go on a Friday again. Sad that we cannot spontaneously go out on weekend but have to plan a weekday dinner for peace and quiet and conversation. Was over an hour wait for food even though we had a reservation, do not know what happened here. But the receptionist did apologize. They did not save our table for us I guess. We arrived at 7:04 pm. This is the type of food that you sit and savor....and enjoy...your wine is great...Had the dynamite Cab and loved it. I have had very good wines here before. A big plus.
The atmosphere is pleasant and fun with creative art and live jazz on the Friday we were there . However, the dining experience was a disappointment. My husband had a drink that was served in a small glass, non call for $8. Our server highly recommended the crock of onion soup, their specialty. Made sense as the entire motif is onion oriented. I had one spoonful of the broth and could not eat it as it was extremely salty, just inedible! My husband said the same thing after he tried a spoon of it. My 1/2 portion($7) of the braised pear salad came and I asked to have a cup of lobster bisque as I could not eat the onion soup. The salad was mediocre, much ado about not much as it was greens a poached spiced pear with some goat cheese , almonds and a sweet spiced dressing all way too sweet for my taste.
The cup of bisque was poor, no discernible lobster flavor, more of a fishy essence. I did not eat that either. My husband had the Friday special, prime rib with baked potato. He said it was OK but for $25 a house salad should have been included.
The server adjusted the $8 off for the french onion, added $5 for the cup of bisque said nothing and we said nothing. End of story, we will not go back and would like to know where we can go in the Ocala area for casual yet quality food for a pleasant night out. We are new to the area and have been disappointing each time we go out for dinner. Help- I don't want to cook at home every night!
Comfort food" is a restaurant buzzword that has become an excuse to fry things and add a pickled accent. I would use "down home cooking" or a "trip to my grandmother's house" to describe Braised Onion. Simply put, it was just plain GOOd food. I had liver & onions and my husband had fried chicken. Our waiter cautioned us to save soon for dessert which was a difficult task but we managed. It was worth it. Driving through Ocala like we were? Reserve now and have a comforting meal. Our server was knowledgeable and even in a busy atmosphere made the dining experience seem personal. Thanks, "T."
Made a reservation and was seated across from the bar. I had to sit on a crack that separated the cushions, very uncomfortable. Seated a lady and child next to us and had to listen to her threaten the child with behaving during our whole meal. So many empty seats they could have seated them . ( I love children but when I am paying for a nice meal I don't think it's fair to listen to a child crying over having to eat his green beans for 45 minutes.Our potatoes were cold and our vegetables were cold. I will say the meat was delicious for all three meals and the waiter was exceptionally good.
Apps: Plain lettuce wedge with too powerful garlic dressing. Mushroom soup average but cold. Poached pear salad was good. Cocktails very weak, as was the iced tea (looked like very weak sun tea). Main course: Prime rib was medium - the only way they cook it and cool/cold. Tasteless. Bake potato not fully cooked. Broccoli cold and under done. Stroganoff very tasty but cold. Chicken marsala was OK. Another baked potato was not fully cooked and came naked - it was to be a loaded potato. Desert was ordered and took 30 minutes to arrive. In general the kitchen was very slow. Too pricey for what we received. I could have done better taking my out-of-town guests to Denny's. The chief must be a legend in his own mind as his kitchen of off in dream land. We will NOT go back. Don't waste your time and money. The only reason I didn't send all meals back was to not embarrass our guests.
We were seated immediately upon arrival. The table was near the door so it did get chilly at times. The waiter was quick to take our drink order and followed up with our dinner order.
There were four diners and between us we tried three different menu items. Everyone enjoyed their dinner so much that there wasn't much offering of "try this" going on.
We'll be going back soon.
Disappointed. Made reservations a month early - seated next to a party of 20. Wine was spilled on me from top to bottom. Accidents do happen. Fried green tomatoes and the onion soup was excellent. Dinner - being allergic to broccoli we ask for green beans. Served the broccoli anyway. Potatoes were cold. Prime rib and catfish were good. This was our six visit to the Braised Onion. This was our first bad experience. We will try it one more time.
I was visiting Ocala for my birthday and chose the Braised Onion based on the reviews. It exceeded our expectations. Donnie was our waiter and the bartender. He was attentive but not too intrusive and knowledgeable about the building and owner. My husband had the onion soup and braised short ribs and was happy with both. The portions were large and satisfying. I had the chicken marsala. The marsala wine was subtle and I thought the sauce tasted more like homemade gravy. Either way it was delicious. The mashed potatoes were buttery and yummy. Wine was very good for the price. For dessert we had home made carrot cake that was better than I've ever tasted.
We wanted a quiet place to have lunch with a friend. It was located outside of Ocala in a
quiet area away from traffic and noise. The lunch menu is not extensive but most people should be able to find something they want to order. The service was excellent.
The meatloaf sandwich is HUGE so bring your appetite. It should be noted that it is not your usual meatloaf--it had cheese and pickles in addition to a lot of crispy onions. My husband did not care for it but that is more about personal taste than preparation.
I had the special which was fried chicken, potatoes and vegetables. It was excellent.
The atmosphere is more adult oriented and I would recommend this restaurant for a
Ours was a group of 4, eating on a Saturday @ 6:45 pm. There was a party in a separate closed dining room, and a full restaurant when we arrived. There was no music that evening, still the noise level was deafening. It's hard to understand why it is necessary for excessively loud conversation when in a restaurant to dine. It is not a fast food place, nor or a pub, nor is it that casual. Relaxing meal or romantic dinner? That was thwarted. One of our group has hearing issues, and it was impossible to converse with them for the two hours there. Of course, Braised Onion is not responsible for the patrons' lack of manners.
The food was very good, though it took a while given the volume of people in both dining rooms. The servers were extremely busy, but still pleasant. I will continue to recommend Braised Onion, but for us, perhaps a weekday will work better.
We were a party of six and each one of us was satisfied with our dinner. I was impressed with the attention to details. Each item was created as if it were the most important item on the menu. I had onion soup, prime rib. Delicious. Prices are higher than the average restaurant, and when selecting Braised Onion, I was hoping the food would reflect this. I was not disappointed. Thank You for a superb dining experience.
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