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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Comfort Food (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We arrived and were seated promptly. Unfortunately that was the end of it. We sat for 15 minutes and were totally ignored by all the servers. At this point we got up, told the hostess we were leaving and why. We had enjoyed our prior experiences at the Braised Onion, however this was a huge disappointment. Above ratings does not apply to food as we never got to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

What a wonderful find. Delightful atmosphere, great live Jazz, perfect service and outstanding dining. Definitely look forward to returning!

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great, Great, Great. Our experience at Braised Onion was terrific. The food was delicious, the service wonderful. I certainly will recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We went for dinner with friends. The service was excellent! The bar was very nice great cocktails! The food was excellent! We will be going back again soon! Had a great time!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Three couples each cell rating anniversaries. We were seated promptly and given a large booth that easily accommodated all six of us. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. She provided us with great service. We all had beef dishes and each one was prepared to our specification. The food served hot and every bite was delicious. For desert, each couple shared one of three different homemade desserts; all were yummy. This was the second time my husband and I visited this restaurant and it was great on both occasions. We highly recommend this place.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Our group of 4 all had different entrees . All were very impressed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our server, Rachel was very friendly and professional. She patiently answered our questions about the menu and provided small samples of the soup when my son couldn't decide which he would prefer. Everything we order was well prepared and served promptly.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Don't miss this Gem of a restaurant set in Ocala. The food is amazing should all be in capitals the word amazing. The service is beyond outstanding. And the kitchen will do anything to make the customer happy as far as changing something up or moving something around on a plate. This place is just wonderful! Unfortunately, we live 2 hours away and found the braised onion through open table. But as often as we possibly can we will go back to visit because it will be worth the 2-hour trip.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

On our way from Key West to Iowa we stopped here for a very late lunch-4:30! Our waitress, Claudia, was WONDERFUL! I can't say as much for the younger so called host, hostess, "manager", etc. Claudia did EVERYTHING to make our meal comfortable. The food was good.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great service, good food. Very comfortable. Live music and good helpings. Had the salmon, which was very good.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Good menu, good food, good wine list, friendly servers, timely service, not so good good acoustics.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Every time we go to the Braised Onion we have fabulous food and terrific service. The short ribs are phenomenal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Love this place - good food, friendly staff.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was great. Service was even better. No wait - we were seated immediately upon arrival.

Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Once again we had a wonderful meal with great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Not a good night for this restaurant. Prime rib undercooked, tough, and hard to cut. My wife's tornedos of beef were also very tough and her risotto was heavy and gummy. On the good side my baked potato was very fresh and good and our fried onion loaf was light and tasty.
We have been here many other times and enjoyed our meal, so I will certainly give them another try.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great meals for the 8 of us. Rachel took great care of our orders. Dinners and desserts were wonderful. We had a marvelous evening.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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