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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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
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Comfort Food (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined a day ago

As usual, food was delicious and nicely presented , service was top notch(kudos, Wendy) and drinks were great! We’ve been coming here for two and 1/2 years and are never disappointed!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for a birthday celebration. Extremely disappointed. We had a 6:30 reservation. The hostess seated us. 30 minutes later had to ask the hostess to send us a server. Server came over to tell us that she had told hostess not to seat us cause she wasn’t ready. I told her a drink would make us happy to which we ordered and then waited another 20 minutes to get. Waitress tried to make it enjoyable but offered no round of drinks or anything! Not even a free dessert for birthday girl! I’ll never go back! Food was good but nothing so outstanding that it would overcome the bad experience. They kept saying they were busy?! Not every table full and most tables were either paying or getting entrees when we were sitting for the 50 minutes waiting...

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Upon moving to the Ocala area several years ago, I discovered the Braised Onion and have sung it's praises to friends and family ever since. "One of my favorites". But after the last two visits, I can no longer offer this opinion. Most recently, I arranged for dinner with 3 other family members. Let me state that the restaurant was very busy (theatre night). I had made the reservation via Open Table. Upon arriving, we were told there would be a lengthy wait for a regular table or booth. As we too were attending local theatre show, we opted to dine at a high top (not our preference). Two of my group ordered the pecan salmon. We've had it in the past and it was very good, reasonable portion and well prepared. This time, both the plates had a tiny portion of salmon, very thin, over cooked. One ordered the seafood pescatori. It was ok, but not very interesting or flavorful. I almost always order the lemon chicken, but the last 2 visits I got very bland chicken, very little lemon flavor evident. Tiny portions of potatoes and green beans. So I opted for the chicken marsala. Again, not very flavorful, very few tiny mushroom pieces. Mashed potatoes the size of a golf ball and a small portion of green beans. I had always appreciated the "comfort food" nature of the BO menu, but now find the dishes to be bland, uninteresting and small portions. There are other nice options around the Ocala area, and so am not sure if or when I would revisit or certainly not recommend the BO to friends any longer. We barely made it to our show on time as food service was very slow (again, I acknowledge that they were busy. Maybe over booked???).

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were there to celebrate a birthday, but the BD girl ordered the prime rib at 6:00 on a Saturday and was disappointed when told they were out. Three of us ordered the beef stroganoff which was very good but the beef was sparse and the sauce was distributed unevenly; I was swimming in it and others had very little. The two dishes that were not disappointment were the lemon chicken and the fried pork. We were also entertaining guests from out of town and would have liked to visit but the noise level was so high, due to a party near us that had more than enough alcohol to drink; we had to yell to be heard.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I was very pleased with the ease of making a reservation and once there, we were seated right away. The service was excellent. The food was very good! The atmosphere was good but for the price of the food maybe a little extra pizazz would have been nice . Overall it was a great experience!! Compliments to the chef who cooked my steak !!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a 6:15 reservation and when we entered the place was 85% empty. They seated us between two other tables and right in front of the door, on the coldest night. Every time the door opened, we were blasted with cold air. We didn't ask to be moved because the door only opened a few times.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The Braised Onion has yummy comfort food. We went on the coldest night in Florida and the food warmed our hearts. The chicken pot pie is the best!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was good. On New Years eve they had a special menu. They did not allow substitutions for potato for rice as example. The prices were too high for the entrees as there was nothing that should have cost as much as they were asking. Even a high priced restaurant would have been less expensive. The value was not there. Usually prices are reasonable. WE WILL NOT GO BACK ON ANY HOLIDAY.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Traveling to Marco Island, we have been to this restaurant the last two years on New Years Eve. On that evening they have a special menu, everything was delicious. This year we were there on December 30th, so we ordered from the regular menu. My wife had the lemon chicken and I had the beef short ribs. We both loved our meals. Our server Mariah was very friendly and efficient. The owners, Nichole and Betty came by our table several times to see that we were happy with everything.
We look forward to eating here again. This place is GREAT.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food, good service and value. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was good. The beer was affordable. The prime rib was expensive and under cooked but high quality. Nice little comfortable place with great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Christmas Eve so they were very busy so there were delays but Treavor is a great server and did the best he could. Food was hot when served and was very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Intrigued by the name, REWARDED by the food!
Cuisine from the Chefs and SERVICE by Trevor were EXCEPTIONAL!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We traveled to Ocala to see our son for Christmas and used TripAdvisor to find a restaurant. We wer not disappointed, everyone loved the food. We had everything from fried chicken, prime rib and lobster mac & cheese. Place was quiet so we could talk without shouting and the service was excellent. The waiter was very knowledgeable and was johnny on the spot without being intrusive. We had a wonderful Christmas family reunion at the Braised Onion in Ocala.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Restaurant was almost completely filled with large groups so was extremely loud. My husband and I were there to celebrate an anniversary so it was almost hard for the two of us to make conversation. Because of the large number of groups, we were told our dinner would be delayed. No offer to comp an appetizer or drink was made. An hour later, still no food, we spoke to the waitress about a comp for the inconvenience, she sent out the manager who comped us an additional drink, which at this point in time we really didn’t need, and told us their chef had left two weeks ago and everything was chaotic in the kitchen because of the groups. To me, this is a restaurant that welcomes groups, reservations must be made in advance for a group, it would have been WAAAAAY better to call in extra kitchen staff than let customers sit for an hour without getting their meal——a comped appetizer would be appropriate at this time. Also, we were charged $2.00 to have CC put in my drink and $3.00 to have Seagrams put in my husbands drink. Bottom line is that it will be a very long time before we return to the Braised Onion.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

The shrimp and grits was very bland. Short ribs were ok. Needed salt and pepper. Sister got the prime rib she enjoyed it. Huge portion.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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