Claire's at the Depot

4.7
1515 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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
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Phone number
(540) 351-1616
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Claire Lamborne
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lee Street
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Parking details
Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance
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Entertainment
For Special Events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1515 People Are Saying
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p
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really pretty restaurant with really great waitstaff. It was slightly noisy as a large group was celebrating a birthday but I see that as an exception and not the norm. Cranberry scones were wonderful!

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ST
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. We walked in and was warmly greeted. Our waitress, Liz was the absolute best we could have asked for. And the food was exceptional! The She Crab soup, the Double Cut Stuffed Pork Chip, and the Scallop special was all amazing. It was way more food than we could eat so we didn’t get dessert, but I’m guessing they are pretty amazing too.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ravioli was cold and slightlyrics undercooked. She crab soup was excellent. Service very good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Great place for a special dinner

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W
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is well located for us to meet lots of friends. We enjoy dinner and brunch.

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JW
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE LIMITED MENU AS SEEN ON THEIR WEBSITE, BUT THERE WERE ACTUALLY MORE CHOICES AND GOOD SPECIALS. REALLY ENJOYED IT.

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. She-crab soup was out of this world. We are definitely coming back even though it is an hour away!

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VB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my hubby for a late birthday lunch. It was his first time here and my third. We had a lovely lunch. The food is wonderful from presentation to the last bite. It is a great place to take someone for any occasion, be it a celebration or a nice lunch with friends. The drive is about 50 minutes for us, but definitely worth the time. I have no doubt that we will be back!

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BJ
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Excellent. Highly recommend it.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Alexandria Va. I take my friends to Claire's for lunch when I am ridding out in the country. This is were I all ways go to get a excellent meal. Never Disapointed. I just love this restaurant! It is a 10+

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I took my husband here for his 40th birthday. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer, beet and goat salad, wedge salad, Butternut Squash ravioli and the lamb chops. They were great portions and the staff was attentive but not overbearing. We did have a mistake with our bill, but it was corrected no problem. Im pregnant, so did not enjoy any libations, but their cocktail menu and wine list looked very nice!

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j
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We will absolutely be back!!! On a whim we decided to go for a drive and have lunch. I am so glad we did! The she-crab soup is incredible!! As were the shrimp and grits and beet salad! We already have plans to return!

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LB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!! Service and food was excellent! Would go back and enjoy another meal soon.

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love with this restaurant. If I did not live so far away from it, I would dine there more often. It would be my restaurant of choice.

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VD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

We have dined at Claire's at the Depot many times. This past experience was marred by a server who was indifferent to a problem with a meal. He did not offer a solution and seemed to debate that the problem was legitimate. Will we go back? Yes, but hope that we receive the type of service we have come to expect.

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Be sure to get Claire’s She Crab soup! It’s fabulous. The salads and andwiches are also good - especially the French Dip. Sit by the fireplace if you can

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WR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ate here twice we enjoyed it so much! The shrimp and grits and the bread pudding were out of this world!!!

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ML
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends there and had a nice long lunch. Excellent food and service.

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I
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except we were seated at a table on the bar side of the restaurant and would have preferred a table in a quieter location but we were not given the option. In the future I now know to indicate my preference.

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SS
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Usually any meal at Claire's is an amazing meal - the latest event was disappointing. Think much of it had to do with the waitress -

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! There were four dinning and all orders were different. We were four very satisfied well feed customers. Very nice restaurant, and will return.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite local restaurants. Consistently good food, great service with a warm cozy ambiance. Highly recommend! 🍽🍷

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RR
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner- th food is pricey but very tasty
The service was excellent

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KS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started off with the ahi tuna wontons, followed by the butternut squash ravioli and the filet eggs Benedict. All were delicious! The bread and butter served were really good, more like a scone. We will be back!!

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JS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant that had a good upscale menu in a great location.

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Have been there many times with my wife before and look forward to our next visit.

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food the ambiance is nice, I think the menu is cool and eclectic

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GA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were celebrating her birthday and we love the fantastic meals at Claire's. The filet is always exceptional and the Jack Daniels Shrimp & Crab is my absolute favorite. The service was wonderful as always. We are so lucky to have this wonderful restaurant in Warrenton!

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MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have visited Claire's twice and have never been disappointed.. Food selections are excellent. would recommend Claire's for any occasion.

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JR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a window seat my the lit fireplace. It was mot our first visit but certainly a nice and memorable Sunday. I recommend the Eggs Benedict, with “Edwards” ham. I wish I had another helping——now.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My friend from Northern Virginia and I meet here once every couple months for brunch because it's right between where the two of us live. This weekend, after we finished our meal, we were asked to leave our table, which we'd reserved. I was appalled; I'd never been asked to leave a table before. The host said someone had reserved that table, but as I walked out, I passed 7 open tables, as well as tables that were filled with folks who had been there the entire time we had been who were allowed to sit in peace. The food is overpriced and the service is so-so at best, and I'm used to much better brunch offerings. We're going to stop going here because of the incident this weekend.

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SD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails and menu items were interesting and delicious. The staff was warm, attentive and friendly. The historic space is quite cozy and something to see. Don't miss a stop here--will be back for sure.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Best meal in Warrenton. So glad this place stayed open, as it is a go to for birthdays, dates, and any special event.

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AM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for lunch at the restaurant prior to an evening wedding. It was recommended to us by the mother of the bride. We were seated in the sunroom addition to the restaurant with a good view of the back garden. The serice was attentive, but not intrusive. Our quiche and salad special were very good. There were also many other offerings on the menu that we would be interested in trying on future visits. The price of entrees was reasonable. We would recommend this to our family and friends.

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CO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu and service. I would recommend for any occasion.

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s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, lovely setting and good food. The beet salad was delicious - large filling portion. My friend has the lamb and though it was rarer than she ordered it was still delicious.

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t
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 7:00 reservation, but the restaurant was rather crowded, so despite getting there about 15 minutes early, we weren't seated until about 7:15. The hostess and the server were both very apologetic. When we were seated, we ordered cocktails and perused the menu. The previous time we were there we made the mistake of ordering two cups of she-crab soup. This time we ordered bowls, because it's so good a cup doesn't do it! Then we each ordered a special appetizer - a dozen local Rochambeaux oysters.

For our entrees, my wife, the birthday girl, ordered veal scallopini with paparadella pasta; she raved about it, and about the accompanying greens with a lemon and olive oil dressing. I ordered a special - three petite fillets each topped with a broiled shrimp, atop mashed potatoes. Sauteed kale was served on the side. Delicious.

Neither of us could finish our entrees, so we had them packed to take home. But we did order dessert - My wife had a chocolate layer cake, and I ordered a deep-dish apple crisp with vanilla gelate on top - a large scoop. The meal was fantastic - every bit of it. Then our server once again apologized for the wait, and told us our desserts were on the house. Unnecessary, but just another example of the way Claire's does things right!

As always, excellent food and service. We live about an hour away, but we will be back whenever possible.

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p
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food....Great service...Wonderful Service...Loved this place

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C
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with old friends. Good food,good conversation equals a great time. We did not feel rushed at any time and our server took the time to ask if we had any questions or concerns. We have family who when traveling from Pa to Florida make it a point to stop here to eat. Very highly recommend Claire's. It never disappoints,

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