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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
  • Email: claires@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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first time to dine for lunch. Service was extremely slow!! Claire wasn't the friendliest that day maybe because she did not know us. Food was good. We will try again maybe service will improve."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is absolutely outstanding. It opens up to the bar area where the conversation is lively & energetic, but not overly loud. The restaurant area is quaint and not overcrowed. The waitresses are extremely pleasant and knowleageble about the menu. Sometimes when you're lucky, you get to see famous people like Robert Duvall...like we did. Highly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful evening"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Love that this restaurant has TWO fireplaces. Really nice when its chilly out. Also love that the tables in the main dining room overlook a small yet quaint garden. You can choose to eat outside in the warmer months..Service was excellent along with the food. Had no trouble with our reservations!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Twice we have taken friends to Claire's and been delighted with the quality of the experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Normally we really enjoy our experience at Claire's. Unfortunately, lunch this past weekend was disappointing. My husband's dish was served luke warm and then he found a hair in it. My chicken salad was mediocre at best: obviously left over chicken the kitchen was trying to move out, and no taste. Claire's took my husband item off of the check which was appreciated."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Caire's has become our favorite dinner destination. We always get the same level of service as well as food; aways outstanding. I would not suggest this resterant for the children, but for a group of one or twenty one looking for fine dining in a very pleasant setting, I do not see how you could possibly be disapointed with Claire's."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been going to Clair's for many years and not once have we been disappointed on the meal, service, surrounding. It has always been a pleasant experience and look forward to many more years of dinning at Clair's."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is on a side streeet in historic Warrenton. The outside and inside have a lot of charm. This is one of my favorite places to bring people because the service is always excellent and friendly - and the food is always wonderful and inventive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had the (8oz and 4oz) filet minon. It was delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with Claire's if you're looking for a high quality and freshly prepared meal. The service and ambience are great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Claire's keeps adding new ideas and better ingredients. Food is truly excellent. Service has always been friendly and professional. Best of Warrenton and area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went for the smaller entrees, which we think is a great option. Our waiter talked us into a lower priced local wine which we thought was excellent. The service was terrific."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Out first restaurant meal in Old Town Warrenton after moving to the country. Claire's is a lovely place with a garden room and outdoor dining. Service is very friendly and the food is first-rate."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Cornmeal encrusted Maryland oysters, best ever roast beef dip and Monte Cristo sandwiches. Love this place!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The wife and I have been twice, first just us and then second time with a larger group. The only ding is the service dragged a bit with the larger group of eight, but it is hard to tell if they are intentionally giving you more time or just under staffed. It wasn't bad, just not exceptional given the price point of the restaurant. The food is simply great - we enjoyed everything we ordered and even took home some home made carrot cake...yum. I had a steak and the wife scallops, both were spot on and the goat cheese and beet salads were fresh and flavorful. A bottle of wine, a wonderful setting, and just good company...no complaints."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Just delightful. Delicious food, well priced. Perfect service. Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Nice little niche location in the historic area of Warrenton. Parking can be tight with the church attendees leaving services on the weekends. Excellent service. Good menu with eclectic and traditional choices. My order (steak and eggs). Was not cooked to order. Ended up well done and over easy eggs came out medium (hard yolk). My friends green burrito pork had little, if any green sauce and he commented it was not one of their better offerings. Perhaps it was just that shift cook, but when you have prices approaching $20 per item, I expect better quality food."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "a reunion brunch with two friends - we shut the place down - and nary a frown from the waitress -- there were two open tables so we didn't feel we were "stealing" a table from her. Food had great choices and was quite tasty - Claire's has been around a long time but remodeled several times so feels fresh, friendly and vibrant. Highly recommend it - and for folks on their way out to Skyline Drive - or Little Washington a great place to begin the journey."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went here on our monthly date night. The ambience was wonderful. We arrived early in comparison to our reservation but were seated promptly. The food and service were excellent; my husband thought the shecrab soup was the best he's ever had. I had a seafood pasta and he had the cowboy steak specail; we both very much enjoyed our meal. For 2 soups, 2 entrees, 2 alcoholic beverages, one dessert and tip, we paid around $150 so it's not cheap but we felt it was well worth the money and we will definitely return and have already recommended the restaurant. Probably not a place for young children. We'll wait until our daughter is at least 10 or 12 before bringing her but if you want a special getaway dinner, this is it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Just found Claire's via open table! Despite living in the area for 14 years, and my son attending school in warrenton, never heard of Claire's. Loved it! It's a Meat/Fish place done superbly well. Everything was cooked and presented to perfection and I would highly recommend for a causal Friday night/weekend dinner. Solid meal at reasonable prices (entrees 20-30, starters 10-15)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have been going to Claires for years! WE have never had a negative experience at Claires. The food is consistently wonderful, the service excellent! ALWAYS a great choice for any occasion!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was my second time at Claires and it was wonderful. I recommended to my girlfriends that we meet for lunch there since it was equal distance for us. They were not disappointed with the décor, service and the food. The Pinot Noir was fabulous. The waitress was friendly and helpful with the menu. We sat and lunched and talked for quite a while. There was no rush from the staff. We had a wonderful time. Thank you to Claire's."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Through the years Claire's she-crab soup has always been the best of the best! This is our go-to place for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Our second event at Claire's was a disappointed from the previous one, about a year ago. We had a confirmed reservation for 6:30 PM through OpenTable, but when we arrived (at 6:22) it was apparent that the man at reception had no reservation for us. So we waited in the doorway. To be sure, when 6:30 came, we were in fact seated. But in what appeared to be an overflow area in the noisy bar. This was our anniversary celebration and we were hoping to eat in the "nice" dining area, the place with tablecloths and linen. But we were stuck in a corner of the bar. I saw that at 6:30 there were empty tables in the dining area, but I guess our reservation didn't carry much weight -- if received at all. But the food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed the excellent experience. The food was outstanding! We enjoyed coconu shrimp, she crab soup, salad and wild mushroom ravioli, and flat iron steak. Our server was good but had to request bread. We didn't take it personal because she did not offer it to any of her customers. The only problem I had is the handicapped parking space was a solid sheet of ice.I use a chair so we had to adjust. Recommend the manager clear the parking space of snow and ice."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Even though we dined during luncheon hours, the noise level was very high but acceptable. My wife's steak portion was somewhat on the smaller size (although expected for luncheon orders) since she did not care for the accompanying side order of fries. My entree of oysters was very good but the side order of the slaw was also on the tiny size. Otherwise good overall."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The best place for lunch in Warrenton. Perfect attentive service. Delicious, seasonal, well priced meal options. All in a delightful setting."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Having dined at 4 star restaurants in SF, LA, and NY, I can honestly say this ranks up there with the best. Portions were perfect, the off-menu selection I ordered (Rockfish Rockefeller) was amazing. We plan on going back very soon!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Claire's is always consistent and very good food. Chef Sandy is imaginative and gives large portions. She crab soup a must."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "One of the best meals I've ever had. The food is always cooked to perfection and crafted beautifully. Excellent menu choices."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I've only been to Claire's for Sunday brunch, but I have been 4 times now and every time we've had consistently excellent service and food. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive and always knows about the menu. The menu is perfect - the brunch drinks are delcious and there is a wide variety of foods to choose from - brunch-y or lunch-y. We've always had well cooked and beautifully presented food. The indoor dining is cozy - even with a large party and the lit fireplace adds charm to the already beautiful atmosphere. I look forward to dining outdoors one of these days. My guest and I usually pack walking shoes and take a stroll on the foot path behind the restaurant - feels good after eating well!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Claire's is a lovely restaurant -- the food is always delicious, the service is very good and friendly but not intrusive, and the elegantly rustic interior is beautiful. Eating a meal here is an experience not to be missed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Scallops were to die for. Server was great. Italian cherry Ice Cream was a good ending."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food and the service was great. Never felt rushed. Have been there for lunch and dinner, highly recommend either service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The cornmeal crusted oysters were out of this world!. Plump, tender oysters with a crisp cornmeal crust atop baby greens with perfect, crunchy fries...can't wait to try other dishes!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner and were especially pleased to find RdV Rendezvous on the wine list. Our table by the fireplace was delightful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've never had anything but a wonderful experience at Claire's."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Claire's never fails us for a romantic evening and FANTASTIC food and drinks. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly and the menu is filled with gourmet, fresh and healthy choices. We were celebrating Valentine's Day early due to the snow forecast and enjoyed a delicious Valentine Sancerre wine."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Claire's at the Depot is a must visit. Despite well-deserved brisk Wednesday-lunch business, they had our reserved table ready when we arrived. The wine list included several good Virginia choices, something some Virginia restaurants oddly don't offer. The she-crab soup was unique, delicious and spicy. The corn bread oysters, recommend by a friend, exceeded the friend's lofty review. The shrimp grits is a must. Those are the items we tried - no doubt the other items on the menu are also notable. The atmosphere is quite lovely, great for a romantic date or a quiet business discussion. Prices were actually quite moderate for a Virginia gourmet restaurant."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The setting, service, and facilities were good. The meal was good, We had brunch in front of the fireplace. . There was only one bobble..One diner's meal came with potatoes instead of the listed grits. Otherwise, there were no complaints. We woul go again and plan on doing do."
    Dined on 2/9/2014