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Claire's at the Depot
Claire's at the Depot

Claire's at the Depot Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clairesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (540) 351-1616
  • Hours of Operation:
    Parties 5 or more or special requests please call for reservations.

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Claire Lamborne
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Claire"s full service catering will make your next event truly special – from an elegant wedding - to an important business affair - to a company picnic of two thousand. Claire's offers a variety of fabulous foods to suit your taste and budget. Our menus are inspired by the seasons. We support local farmers whenever possible and are happy to accommodate vegetarian requests.
  • Entertainment: For Special Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lee Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance
A word from Claire's at the Depot
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We've eaten here several times and it is our favorite."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have frequented Claire Depot many times and I have never been disappointed. They have a nice comfortable crowd on Friday evening. Excellant food and service. Energetic but you don't have to scream to have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed brunch on the patio. The service was prompt and the staff were friendly. The complimentary scones were tasty and a nice touch, and the food was delicious with generous portions. I felt the quality was of the restaurant, staff, and food was well-worth the menu prices."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Not from around the area, and picked this place on a whim to meet my parents. The service was great, the setting beautiful, and the food was good too! I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I absolutely love Claires. We have eaten at some of the finest restaurants all over the country and I have to say this restaurant is impeccable. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great. I would recommend claires to anyone who understands and appreciate fine food. Also do you know how absolutely wonderful it is to someone from kitchen in a fine restaurant walk out to a private herb garden and cut some fresh hers t prepare your food. While not the most amazing thing its just a breath of fresh air after eating over priced overly processed foods at other restaurants."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My husband requested CLaires for his birthday dinner because of their perfectly prepared crab cakes; his favorite. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining. They graciously accommodated a special menu request for the dinner. It was a very pleasant evening with great service as usual."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A wonderful find. Excellent menu, food, wine and service. A home run."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Greasy cold cucumber soup and crab stuffed shrimp. We enjoyed our meal very much. The renovations make the restaurant quite nice and lively."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is not my first time dining here, and again I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff makes you feel very special. We weren't rushed and were allowed to stay as long as we wanted. Will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The tuna I had was great but the cobbler (rhubarb) was not done enough. It should have been done more. But the tuna salad was great."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We invited our daughter and son-in-law to Claire's at the Depot to celebrate their 21st anniversary. My husband and I have gone there several times for our own anniversary. Everything that evening was superb....especially our dinners. Our guests were very impressed with the delicious cuisine and ambience of Claire's! Will be returning for many other occasions."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Claires is our favorite place to go for Sunday brunch, Lunch or Dinner. The food is always delicious and the presentation stunning. The wait staff are friendly and always watching out for the customers."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Met my brother (a Warrenton resident) at Claire's for a Father's Day celebration. It was the perfect venue. Delicious food prepared and presented in a lovely setting."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Claire's is our favorite fine dining establishment. We enjoy the seasonally varied menu, excellent wine selection, and tasty desserts. Our table was at a busy intersection, so if you want a quiet romantic corner be sure to request it when you make your reservations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "gardern room was a pleasure to dine in --- service was good"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The special, a delicate blend of crab, shrimp and lobster, on a bed of greens, light dressing, just delicious! Thanks!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at Clarie's. My wife and I were there for our Anniversary and enjoyed not only our meal but the great service and friendly atmosphere as well."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food and service are consistently excellent. She crab soup is amazing!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I great place for lunch with the girls or a special occasion - I've even recommended it as a venue for a small wedding or rehearsal dinner!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the service and food. The ahi tuna appetizer was excellent as was the crab soup. The crab cakes and salmon are both good. The wait staff was very attentive. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Claire's for our anniversary. I think she was apprehensive at first, but once we walked inside, she was impressed. Once we took a bite out our entrees, we were blown away. She had the asparagus ravioli. It was the richest, creamiest sauce we ever ate with a pasta dish. I had the Mongolian pork chop. I swear it was the biggest (and juiciest) pork chop I ever ate (better than some steaks I've had). We were a little disappointed there were no desserts until we asked and they brought out the dessert MENUS!!! She had the pound cake, which was just perfect. I had the Creme Brûlée. Almost licked the bowl. It is as nice a restaurant as you'll find. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a great time at Claire's at the Depot for Lunch. It was so enjoyable, that we came back for Brunch the next day! I have recommended to other family and friends! The food was amazing (especially the soups). Can't wait to complete the circle and go for dinner one night. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband had a steak and he said it was "flavorless" and also tough. My food was great. Crabcakes and also Asian Lettace Wraps. The bartender was super and friendly. We wanted to watch the French Open on the TV (Tennis Grand Slam) but the owner did not subscribe to that channel. We were disappointed but really wish they had the Tennis Channel so we could go back and sit at the bar and eat and watch. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We dined at Clair's on Friday at 7 pm for our anniversary. Wine, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and a night cap...everything was excellent. Our waitress was great too. We would happily go back there and I will probably be looking for a special reason to go again soon. It's the best food we have had in the area. We've dined at Iron Bridge and Girasole and Claire's moved right into the top slot with out any hesitation on which we preferred of the three."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "As a frequent patron we found Claire's to be a fine dining experience once again."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "As usual I was pleased with the food, drink, and service during our business dinner. The server was appropriately attendant, friendly, and made us feel welcome. Another good experience! By way of information, they make a great Gimlet!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Sorry, not a fan. I ordered the oysters fried in corn meal. The corn meal tasted "off" which ruined the dish for me, so my husband ate it. There were a lot of them however. The fries were very mediocre. The small serving of apple slaw was good. Since my husband ate my dish, I ate his shrimp and grits. Could not eat the way, way undercooked shrimp. The grits were OK. Very pricey lunch for food that was largely inedible to me."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Love Claires - great food - she crab soup is worth it. All foods are fresh and tasty, and their wine list is perfect"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful menu, amazing food and lovely surroundings...the best in town!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Never disappointed. Great service, beautiful setting, indoor outdoor seating. Charming and always always consistently great food!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was delicious! My husband had the grouper, I had the filet, both were excellent! Make a reservation early! We sat in the bar area which was fine, but next time we will ask for the garden room. The service was excellent. Claire's is a good restaurant for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Claire's is in an adorable building, staffed by competent and friendly people, with an interesting menu."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We had a hard time choosing between in and outdoor dining. We ended up choosing outdoors and it was fabulous. The staff was attentive and personable. The first thing anyone notices is the bread, cranberry scones, but not those dry dull things, these were light and sweet, wonderful. The main courses, Chesapeake Eggs, imagine a great Eggs Benedict with Crab Cakes hidden under smooth and creamy Hollandaise. Cornmeal Blueberry Pancakes with fresh fruit, sausage and local smoked pepper bacon. I felt welcomed by the staff and everyone was great and accommodating. It makes me proud to be a local resident with a gem like this in the backyard shining with Southern Hospitality. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great atmosphere both inside and out. The food was delicious. It was nice to be able to talk and not have to yell over the noise of others."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The restaurant is lovely, the service is fantastic, and the food is excellent. We've been to Claire's a few times, but we always come back for the She Crab Soup. Everything I have had there has been delicious and that Spicy She Crab Soup is a cut above any meal there. If you are looking for a nice night out, or a weekend brunch, you really should give Claire's a shot. And while you're at it, get the soup. Just trust me."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Sat outside in the garden and it was LOVELY. Food was delicious. Service was decent (think b/c we were server's only table outside we may have gotten forgotten, but we were in no hurry & were enjoying atmosphere)."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Double Dog Delicious! The coconut shrimp appetizer with peanut sauce was the best shrimp I've ever tasted! I loved the whole meal! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and the bar was nice. The food was delicious, I had the salmon and couscous. I rarely clean my plate but this was so good there wasn't a bite left on it. The food service was a little slow which was surprising because by the time we ate the place had cleared out considerably, we ate late. However, our server did have a large table outside so there was a lot of running around and looking busy. I would definitely go there again and it's a good 30 minute drive for us. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always a wonderful experience. Clare takes great pride in every dish she offers. The service was fantastic along with food presentation. If yu are looking for a elegent and classy environment or a relaxed and casual bar environment - Clare's on the Depot is the place. I would recommend Clare's to any one who really wants a great meal, or just a place to stop and entertain guest. Fabulous! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I knew Claire's was a great place to celebrate a special event; however, I had forgotten just how outstanding the food was. Ben and I had been there before the renovation and had a good dinner-but this past meal-was outstanding. The service at the bar for a pre-dinner drink was inviting, comfortable, and a great way to start us off. Bartenders who are intelligent and funny go a long way with me. Our server was perfect. She presented the specials in a pleasant and seamless way, never missing a beat. The bussers were fast, quiet, and never missed a beat. We had the oysters, crab soup, scallops, and the rib eye, all of which were cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Sublime! A perfect way to mark our tenth wedding anniversary!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014