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“Missed the mark”

The Red Onion Neighborhood Grill
Ranked #81 of 568 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Red Onion Neighborhood Grill is dedicated to the idea every neighborhood deserves a restaurant where friends can meet and enjoy each others' company. Our casual setting creates a welcoming ambiance in which the senses are pleasured by the incredible array of foods that we prepare fresh daily, creative drinks and superior service. Inspired by a passion for food and craft cocktails, The Red Onion delivers a unique, exceptional dining experience. We serve hand selected cuts of quality Harris Ranch Premium All Natural Beef (with no antibiotics or hormones), perfectly aged and charbroiled, and comfort dishes created with both passion and style. It's our sincere wish that our guests enjoy every moment down to the last bite, sip...or minute of conversation.
2 reviews
“Missed the mark”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

We usually enjoy Red Onion but tonight's meal was far below par. First, they advertise Drifter Pale Ale but don't serve it. Then the Gator Tail appetizer was over battered and the meat was so chewy I could not eat it. Then the crab stuffed rib eye was terrible - meat was chewy and lots of gristle and fat. Crab filling was ok. Sauce was overlooked and too strong. We did not order dessert for fear of getting something else chewy in a not good way. Our waiter did not seem to care that that our appetizer was poor and failed to inquire about the rest of the meal. Fortunately, my wife's Reuben was lean and tasty. Next time I will stick with a burger.

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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, fun place, nice staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

We enjoy eating here, close to our house and it's always hoppin. People are nice and the food is good. Nice place to have a drink outside too.

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Thank Melanfa
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Santa Monica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Slow, cold and greasy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

I was very disappointed in this cute neighborhood restaurant. It's got a captive audience, so maybe it doesn't have to be good.
There were several empty tables but we had to wait outside with the smokers (I'm allergic to cigarette smoke) because they weren't seating people very fast. The live music is WAY too loud for such a small establishment (they did seem to turn it down later) the waiter was incredibly slow getting us our food and drinks even though I could see the drinks sitting at the bar (this is a small place) the food came slowly and it was cold. My companions suggested I send it back, it came back hot though extra greasy! The extras for the burger (avocado) were charged on the bill, they just forgot to put it on the burger. Too many problems across the board for me to ever come back. Yuck!

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank sixxmom
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Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food and Music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

Really nice neighborhood bar and grill with live music. Food is good music a little too loud. All and all very good.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank The_Wise_Professor
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Consistent and delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

We eat here regularly and can't resist their steaks--grass fed beef. Always delicious and cooked just as we ordered. Every time the food is delicious and healthy. Veggies likewise are always delicious. A great neighborhood restaurant where service is prompt and the food is great.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank flamerritt
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