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

Claire's at the Depot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clairesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5403511616
  • 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: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern, Contemporary American
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Claire's at the Depot reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (94)neighborhood gem (72)great for outdoor dining (70)romantic (66)fit for foodies (65)great for lunch (61)great for brunch (55)good for groups (34)scenic view (25)notable wine list (13)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Another good dinner at Claire's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went there with my wife for our 23rd anniversary. She had the filet with French fries, I had the cowboy steak and replaced the baked potato with French Fries, we both had the crab soup. The soups and my wife steak were delicious my steak was good but too salty. When I told the waitress she said the saltiness was caused by the rub they put on it; I suggest that they update the recipe for the rub, I don't think it should be that salty. Another thing I have noted at Claire's when one makes a reservation, they ask if there are any special request, I wrote that it was our anniversary. All I got was the "Maitre D'" tell us happy anniversary nothing more. The last time we went there, it was my wife's birthday and they forgot to mention it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mid-week dining out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We are infrequent dine-outers but we always enjoy the ambiance, the service, and especially the food at Claire's. We are able to share an appetizer before and a dessert after our meal. The entrees (and daily specials) are hard to choose from, but always visually attractive and delicious. The wine list is quite ample with reasonable prices and good variety of Reds, Whites, and Sparkling wines to choose from. he wine list is ample, and helpfully arranged to help the diner with pairing wine to meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SEA FOOD SENSATION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    ON OUR VISIT LAST WEEK, THE FOUR OF US HAD THE "SEA FOOD BOWL". WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS OUTSTANDING, EQUAL TO THE BEST OF NEW ENGLAND OR SPAIN ON THE MED. THIS "PIECE DE RESISTANCE" WAS A DELICIOUS MIX OF FRESH MUSSELS, SHRIMP, FISH, AND CALAMARI, ON A JUST RIGHT PORTION OF LINGUINI, ALL COOKED TO PERFECTION. WE STARTED THE MEAL WITH A TASTY APPETIZER OF THICK SHE-CRAB SOUP AND FINISHED WITH A SATISFYING KEY LIME PIE. WARRENTON IS A HALF-WAY POINT BETWEEN US AND OUR FRIENDS FROM NEAR LURAY AND CLAIRE'S IS OUR ONE AND ONLY PLACE TO DINE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had previously been there for lunch and decided to try it out for a major birthday event with family and friends. It was definitely a great choice since it was a very enjoyable evening and all the meal choices were equally awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LUNCH TIME VISIT
    kacee
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Reservations at 1pm, party of 3. 2 arrived early, were seated and ordered appetizers which came just as I arrived at 1. Waitress efficient, observant. A little late on refills for drinks (water). Appetizer was seared ahi tuna on tortilla chip with an interesting sauce. Entrée selection sufficient for lunch and prices were quite acceptable for the location and ambiance. Although seated fairly close to other diners, the noise level was still acceptable. Definitely recommend sitting near the garden/outside seating area to enjoy the scenery.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must for local and visiting foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warrenton, Virginia
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 123456VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic First Experience
    StayathomeDad
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went here on my wife's birthday. Food was better than I remembered last time and everyone enjoyed dinner very much.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the PERFECT place to eat!
    RunnerTee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jumpinjackVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Claire's@ the Depot, always great
    givemeflavor1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    BillieJoVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food, eclectic menu, and easy. A pleasure and a joy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Claire's
    Bailey
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing spot for lunch
    MJMOrlean
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfectly adequate
    RachelTz
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and ambiance!
    MLinVA
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Lynn
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth Another Try
    PBear
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Claire's
    XplrVAVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We've eaten here several times and it is our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Brunch
    Beachbum33
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Brunch
    MlGuest11
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Claires poetry in the form of food
    Food4ThoughtVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special evening
    Crabbie4dinner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visitor from DC
    DCVisitor
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A wonderful find. Excellent menu, food, wine and service. A home run.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renovations make a big improvement
    blairjac
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Greasy cold cucumber soup and crab stuffed shrimp. We enjoyed our meal very much. The renovations make the restaurant quite nice and lively.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    ch4love
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really great
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    ArlingtonNative18
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JJJJ
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    gardern room was a pleasure to dine in --- service was good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent!
    tah2
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant
    Mckinleyeagle
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful Seafood salad lunch
    girlsluncherVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The special, a delicate blend of crab, shrimp and lobster, on a bed of greens, light dressing, just delicious! Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate