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Stirrups at World Equestrian Center, Ocala, FL
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Stirrups at World Equestrian Center

4.7
4.7
874 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Prime steaks and chops, sustainable Florida seafood and seasonal specialties are served in a refined dining room with elevated service. Stirrups offers an extensive wine cellar to complement your menu selections.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (352) 414-7864

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Vincent Cani/Head Chef: Isai Coca

  • Private party facilities

    If interested in private events and reservations (10 guests or greater), please email our Private Event Coordinator at michele.caspari@wec.net.

  • Neighborhood

    Ocala

  • Parking details

    Parking is located in front of the Equestrian Hotel. Valet and self-parking are complimentary.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Treat your sweetheart to a decadent five-course dining experience for Valentine's Day. This prix-fixe menu features courses such as chilled oysters, a choice of beef tenderloin or king salmon, and an incredible chocolate and hazelnut praline dessert. This menu will be the exclusive offering of the night at $125 per person, tax and gratuity additional. A master-sommelier selected wine pairing is available to add to the experience for an additional $110 per person. Three seatings available at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.

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What 874 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Overall

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Food

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Value

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Innovative

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Lively

  • Ocala / Gainesville

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good Costly but very good
  2. e

    equinelady

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a wonderful experience at stirrups. From food to service it is exemplary.
  3. FF

    FFTG

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Ck#6475; Table 141 on Sunday 01-22-23 dinner night. Our overall experience was excellent. However, we were ALL quite upset at the waiter 488 who did NOT advise us of side orders sizes. It was rude of him NOT to advised us; we could have been more than fine with 2. What a way to ruin our night! We left quite disappointed. F
  4. JM

    JeffM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is five star! This is our third time and it never disappoints.
  5. JM

    JMEL

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I am a local full time resident of Ocala so very disappointed that our new 5* equestrian hotel at WEC doesn’t have 5* food. I have now had 1 dinner and two brunches and have given up on returning again to Stirrups. The brunch is very expensive for the quality of food and the staff undertrained. The food cold and tasteless, very small serving size and high $$$$. Avocado on toast was insulting with a smear of Avocado and cold toast for $18, no sides. Eggs Benedict was over cooked and sauce was bland, the list goes on. Sadly we have so few places to dine here in Ocala that they will stay busy with a captive audience and won’t feel the need to improve the quality. Thankfully the pub Yellow Pony within the hotel is very good and has consistent delicious food, you just have to be prepared to wait a long time as no reservations are taken.
  6. m

    mikef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, timing and very special service. there were plenty of options to pick from.
  7. SV

    StephanieV

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance, food quality, and wait staff were excellent. There was a bit too much time between seating, water service, drink orders, and food courses. Our waiter did the free us a complimentary appetizer for the table. A very special occasion restaurant.
  8. s

    sharonimo

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, atmosphere & dinner.
  9. GW

    GWDiner

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Stirrups was off their game yesterday. The table was set with silverware but not napkins which we had to request after being seated. I ordered avocado toast which I have ordered before. Yesterdays version was very lacking with a thin green paste on a lonely piece of toast without any real avocado flavor. Two eggs ordered over easy were fried and over cooked. My request for hot sauce was noted but promptly ignored. Given the pricing and ambiance the food was really lacking. Our intent was to introduce friends to a top flight dining spot. I do not think based on yesterdays experience our friends will return.
  10. BE

    BEEFCRITIC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
  11. y

    yacht422

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most delightful anniversary with you for dinner last evening. Our service was excellent. The food delicious. A superb evening to celebrate our 57 th Anniversary. Thank you for a lovely evening.—- Mrs. And Mr. Walter Pletcher
  12. CS

    CurtS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was stellar. Presentation was very well done and ambiance was nice. Highly recommended.
  13. AP

    AllysonP

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! I would recommend this restaurant as a must for a trip to WEC
  14. V

    Vegelover

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Brunch Food was somewhat disappointing and didn’t compare with previous visit. Service was good and every effort was made to accommodate tastes.
  15. PE

    PaigeE

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner experience was exceptional as was in the past. Our servers were amazing. They went above and beyond to attend to us and all our needs.
  16. RG

    RichG

    Atlanta

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have definitely stepped up their service in general! The food was really good. I got the maple brine pork pack but felt that it was a smaller portion that I would’ve liked and had too much fat. However, overall this was a five star opportunity!
  17. RF

    RobinF

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, very attentive service, the food was fantastic overall and the wine list is exciting! The only disappointment was the pre-made, chilled desert. They are obviously made ahead of service and chilled instead of freshly assembled when ordered. The flavours were still great, though.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect evening. The staff was attentive and polite, and we did not feel rushed. The food and the atmosphere were amazing
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite everything… Floridas Hidden Treasure in more ways than one.
  20. RG

    RamonG

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Day brunch with Hubby and sister in law
  21. AD

    AmandaD

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delish! Ask for River… he’s our favorite waiter!
  22. E

    Eric

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter-in-law birthday
  23. RC

    ReginaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent with special attention to a birthday. Food delivery was disappointing as 2 entrees were delivered well ahead of the third. Biscuits and gravy apparently set in the heat lamps for longer than desirable.
  24. D

    Dick

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, ambiance relaxing, and service outstanding.
  25. EL

    ELAINEC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was totally wonderful in all aspects. Cannot wait to go back again one day.
  26. CB

    CarolB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    For the second time in two weeks we took friends to eat here. The service was extremely slow on both occasions. The food was excellent on our last visit as it normally is, however, this visit our steaks were not cooked (quite raw) even close to what we requested. We showed the waitress and she offered to take them back to cook longer, but we had already waited so long to get them, that we didn't want to send them back. We just took them home to cook as leftovers.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Very disappointing. We were really looking forward to enjoying a great meal but unfortunately what we had was slow service and over priced, average food. $391 for three people for a meal we could have had at Outback for a lot less.
  28. GF

    GeneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in town for that special event. Expensive but worth the price.
  29. LJ

    LesJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner there, was great. Perfect for a date. Would recommend again.
  30. KW

    KennethW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decor was elegant yet bright and cheery. The white walls and chairs gave a clean, crisp expression of grace and comfort. The wait-staff was polite and attentive.
  31. k

    kathyd

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your restaurant is my favorite place to eat in Ocala. Well done.
  32. J

    Julia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I think show jumping photos of the main riders that compete at WEC would be lovely in the Resturant. The food was not that good. However the birthday pastry was very good. 3 egg omelette was ordered and the bacon was very hard to chew. More like bacon bits and one of the sides (tomatoes) was left on the side that still on the vine. The French toast was plenty of food but did not have much flavor. The ice cream was very good. The berry smoothly was good but very thick. Sadly, by the time I was home I felt very sick and loss my food at both ends ;(. The breakfast potatoes were good but we’re served with them fully skinned and not diced up. The waiter was very friendly. I would still recommend the Resturant because we only had a fraction of the items on the menu and the food was edible. Devils eggs were taken home and will be tried today. They look good.
  33. CN

    CindyN

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My adult children and I had a fabulous Christmas Day brunch this year.
  34. H

    Hylobates

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    This was our third visit to Stirrups. The food here is very tasty. Steaks and fish are both excellent, and most of the appetizers are also delicious and imaginative. Ambience is great, in the center of the World Equestrian Center. I couldn’t give it a higher rating, however, because of what appears to be consistent problems with service. The staff is friendly and attentive, when they are at your table. However service has been slow. Drink orders before the meal have taken 15-40 (yes, 40) minutes to arrive. Food arrives in a similar manner. Our second meal there took 3 1/2 hours, and not because we were lingering intentionally. Our third meal, just recently, took 2 hours with salads then main course. Much better, but it still felt prolonged for what we ordered. Wine list is very extensive. It is, however, heavily weighted toward the mid three figures, and there are bottles for $3000 or more. Wines below $100 are fairly rare.
  35. d

    donnam

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a quiet romantic dinner. Food was excellent.
  36. SC

    SaraC

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for special occasions. Beautiful dining room with knowledgeable wait staff to make your experience rememberable.
  37. S

    Saga

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most perfect dining experiences ever. Food quality and quantity were fabulous. House made rigatoni pasta melted in your mouth with a delightful light flavorful sauce. The short ribs were a unique flavor and so very tender. The side dish of cream corn was fresh and yummy. Portions are huge. The hummingbird cake was a wonderful light desert finish to a perfect meal. Even better than the food, the service by River and Mario was smooth and flawless. Outstanding knowledge of the menu and of the venue. Exquisite manners and presentation. Very attentive and helpful. Classy gentlemen who made us feel comfortable and welcomed. I will be back and I will ask for River.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Stirrup’s is always pleasant! I enjoy the ambiance and the food is magnificent. The staff always greet you with a warm welcome.
  39. TO

    TrishO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful atmosphere, not our first time here. All four of us were disappointed that our entrees came out too quickly and our salad plates had not even been cleared. Created a little chaos with the serving of our entrees. Delicious French fries and steak, though the mushrooms were bland, won’t order them again Thank you
  40. HO

    HenryO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was Outstanding, from the greeting until the end. The service also outstanding, waitress JERSEY AND WAIT STAFF THE BEST Food unbelievable Good, Thank you for a excellent evening

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Stirrups at World Equestrian Center is rated 4.7 stars by 874 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 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Stirrups at World Equestrian Center

8510 NW 17th Lane, Ocala, FL 34482

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ocala

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Southern

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is located in front of the Equestrian Hotel. Valet and self-parking are complimentary.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Vincent Cani/Head Chef: Isai Coca

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (352) 414-7864

  • Private party facilities

    If interested in private events and reservations (10 guests or greater), please email our Private Event Coordinator at michele.caspari@wec.net.

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