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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 regret taking so long to return to this favorite from many years ago. The charm we remember is still there, but with renewed vibrancy. The setting is still beautiful. The menu is concise, yet varied. The art of presentation is not overlooked; the food is delicious even before tasting. The staff is welcoming and helpful. We look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Took my wife here for her birthday. Informed staff when I made the reservation and they were right on top of it when we arrived. Wait staff was excellent with the exception that I felt like our waiter waited slightly too long before checking on us each time. Food was outstanding. I believe I had the best porterhouse steak that I have ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot of porterhouse steaks!!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Consistently warm and welcoming restaurant in the charming town of Warrenton, Virginia. Most recent visit was with my parents. We met my brother and his daughter for Sunday brunch. I made the open table reservation for 4 and when my brother asked if he could add one more I wasn't able to change it on OT. No problem. Called Claire's and then set me up. Message on my phone . . the more the merrier! Lovely. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Virginia. Chef used to be at Kinkade's in D.C. He is an excellent chef and the pastry chef is very good as well. The restaurant is very well designed and quiet so that you are able to talk to your dinner companions."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I had our first night out without kids in over a year. We found Claire's and based on the reviews decided to give it a try. It exceeded out expectations. The atmosphere is casual elegance and the food is excellent in every way; presentation, timeliness and taste. We had the Asian beef wraps as an appetizer, followed by Crab Cakes and Cod dish while my wife had the Summer Risotto."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Went here on my wife's birthday. Food was better than I remembered last time and everyone enjoyed dinner very much."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Brunch at Claire's at the Depot offered a varied menu and great food. Would definitely return to Claire's the next time we're in Warrenton."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We've been going to Claire's for years and it's one of our favorite hot spot dining places. The food NEVER disappoints, the inside and outside ambience is great, the wait staff friendly and we drive over an hour to just get there! I don't eat meat, yet can always find something yummy on the menu in seafood or vegetarian fare. Just a perfect place to eat!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Nice restaurant,where you can hear yourself talk. wine are a bit pricey Nice restaurant where you can actually hear others at your table. wine by the glass is a bit pricey."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We visited Claire's for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was attentive and friendly. The chef introduced himself and we loved hearing about the food preparation and local ingredients used for their meals. The food was absolutely delicious! We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I had the blackened scallops, which were fresh and well-prepared. My husband had the crab cake with cod. Also fresh and well-prepared. The creme brulee was very flavorful and excellent."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Claire's is always a wonderful choice for dining. This was my first time for brunch and was delightful. Good bloody Mary's and shrimp and grits with poached eggs yummy. The plates being carried past me looked equally yummy."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food, eclectic menu, and easy. A pleasure and a joy"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding for lunch at Claire's. Claire's staff made our get together very special and all who attended looks forward to returning. Thank you making us feel so welcome"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great choices of healthy foods for lunch - nice ambience and pleasant staff - have taken several out of town guests there and always extremely positive feedback"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Very enjoyable outdoor seating area with lots of character and charm. Food was made well but nothing special or particularly flavorful. Crabcakes had a lot of filler. Cornmeal pancakes had no detectable cornmeal. But nothing was overcooked, over salted, or terrible and needing to be sent back. Overall I would recommend it for a nice outdoor brunch with friends."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We stopped for Brunch and couldn't have enjoyed it more! The scones with flavored butter are great! My husband had Eggs Chesapeake and my son had the special of an Eggs Benedict like dish with filet mignon, both were excellent! I had the blueberry cornmeal pancakes and they too were great! We will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our first time to Claire's, but certainly not our last visit. We brought friends with us, and they raved over the menu and the restaurant. A nice touch was when Claire actually stopped by our table and asked how we were doing!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We met a friend for late lunch on a Saturday, by which time the chef’s special quiche was no longer available, so my wife ordered the “2nd hand” quiche, which was fine but nothing special. The friend and I both ordered steak salads which were also were fine, but again nothing special. The wine we selected was not what it should have been for the price. So, I have to say that the food/wine were not quite up to what we had expected. The restaurant itself, however, is nicely appointed and the ambiance quite pleasant. The service is definitely a selling point- it was terrific. The hostess was friendly and fun, and our waitress was attentive while unobtrusive. We think it deserves another try."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've eaten here several times and it is our favorite."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "gardern room was a pleasure to dine in --- service was good"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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