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Claire's at the Depot, Warrenton, VA

Claire's at the Depot

4.8
4.8
2755 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 351-1616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Claire Lamborne

  • Neighborhood

    Warrenton

  • Cross street

    Lee Street

  • Parking details

    Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance

  • Entertainment

    For Special Events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Soups

  • Claire's Famous She Crab Soup

    • Cup$6.00
    • Bowl$8.00
  • Soup of the Day

    • Cup$4.00
    • Bowl$6.00

Appetizers

  • Cornmeal Crusted Chesapeake Oysters$12.00

    bloody mary dipping sauce

    • Yellowfin Ahi Tuna Wontons$10.00

      rare tuna, crispy wontons, pickled ginger, soy dipping sauce and wasabi

      Salads

      Add to any Salad: Chicken - $4, Shrimp - $9, Salmon - $9

      • Organic Baby Greens$7.00

        Maytag blue cheese, dates, spicy pecans, maple balsamic dressing

        • Southwestern Caesar$8.00

          romaine hearts, roasted corn, spicy chili croutons and shaved parmesan cheese, caesar dressing

          • Beet & Goat Cheese$8.00

            organic baby greens, goat cheese croutons, yellow and red beets, candied walnuts, dried cherries, poppyseed dressing. Add to any salad

            Entrée Salads

            • Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon$15.00

              grilled filet, organic baby greens, saffron pearl couscous, tropical salsa, balsamic vinaigrette

              • Greek Shrimp Salad$15.00

                marinated grilled shrimp, romaine and spinach, cucumbers, kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onions, artichoke hearts, feta, creamy herb dressing

                • Chicken Cobb Salad$14.00

                  organic baby greens, romaine, hard cooked eggs, tomatoes, avocado, Edwards' peppered bacon, Maytag blue cheese, creamy herb dressing

                  Sandwiches

                  • Grilled Angus Burger$10.00

                    certified Black Angus, cheddar, Edwards' peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion roll, French fries & coleslaw

                    • Emma's Crab Cake$14.00

                      Chesapeake lump crab, remoulade, lettuce, tomato, rustic roll, French fries & coleslaw

                      • Depot Roast Beef Dip$10.00

                        thinly sliced beef, melted swiss, horseradish mayonnaise, au jus, baguette, French fries & coleslaw

                        • Monte Cristo$12.00

                          smoked turkey, country ham, Swiss, honey mustard, batter dipped raisin bread, maple syrup, french fries & coleslaw

                          • Virginia Fall Chicken$12.00

                            grilled breast, bacon jam, mayonnaise, granny smith apples, arugula, cheddar cheese, brioche roll, french fries & coleslaw

                            Lunch Entrées

                            • Anna's Fabulous Quiche$13.00

                              four cheese blend, mixed green salad, maple balsamic vinaigrette

                              • Filet and Frites$18.00

                                grilled 5 oz. filet mignon, house steak sauce, truffled shoestring potatoes, day vegetable

                                • Shrimp and Gouda Grits$16.00

                                  sautéed jumbo shrimp, stone ground grits, andouille & crab cream sauce

                                  • Claire's Chicken Curry$14.00

                                    basmati rice, cucumber raita, coconut, chutney, peanuts & golden raisins

                                    • Butternut Squash Risotto$13.00

                                      saffron infused, melted goat cheese and parmesan, marjoram, oregano, sautéed swiss chard, spice, pumpkin seeds

                                      • Fresh Catch of the Day

                                        • Market Price

                                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                      What 2,755 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.8
                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.8Food
                                      • 4.9Service
                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                      • 4.6Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      Loved For

                                      • Washington, D.C. Area

                                        Contemporary American

                                      • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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                                      1. T

                                        Travis

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This place never fails! Great food, great service, great talent behind the bar.

                                      2. JF

                                        JeanF

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great place to eat. Good food, really nice ambiance.

                                      3. RM

                                        RobinM

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We are rarely in Warrenton, but when we are, Claire's at the Depot will be part of our visit. Amazing food and we love the atmosphere. Also, excellent service. Thank you!

                                      4. JP

                                        JenniferP

                                        Washington DC

                                        8 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A wonderful restaurant. The food is always outstanding. Although we were a little surprised by our bill total. Things have gone up considerably. Be prepared.

                                      5. MM

                                        MarthaM

                                        Washington DC

                                        20 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        20 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always a great experience at Claire's. Excellent food and attentive service.

                                      6. HS

                                        HollyS

                                        Washington DC

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        I had the cornmeal crusted oysters - there was only red sauce - I did not care for it - why not offer regular tartar sauce ???

                                      7. CD

                                        CarolynD

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was top notch and our waitress was extremely accommodating - she even let us try a sample of the risotto before ordering. We can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend Claire’s.

                                      8. KB

                                        KaiB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our server was amazing and attentive and the food was spot on delicious! My only critique would be the mixed drinks were small.

                                      9. MD

                                        MikeD

                                        Charleston

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Love the food the service and the staff!! Great every time!!

                                      10. F

                                        Foodie1961

                                        Charlotte

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent meals as always.

                                      11. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Richmond

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything always spectacular!

                                      12. MA

                                        MichaelA

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Very good food with great service. It is pricy.

                                      13. PK

                                        PamK

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food and service. We go there frequently and experience is always fantastic.

                                      14. SD

                                        ScottD

                                        Washington DC

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It starts with great ambience and ends with a delicious meal. The service was terrific. Our waiter, Anthony, was wonderful. He was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and how the food is prepared. Claire’s is a special occasion night out for us and it never disappoints.

                                      15. PH

                                        PeterH

                                        New York Area

                                        6 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        We have enjoyed Clare’s for many years. Ambience, food quality and service are outstanding. Our only concern is rising prices.

                                      16. LS

                                        LainaS

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Claire’s is one of our favorite places to go, the service is excellent, the restaurant always comfortable and the food is almost always excellent.

                                      17. LG

                                        LauraG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Those oysters were amazing! The creme brule is my absolute favorite dessert ever. Would definitely recommend and will also definitely be back.

                                      18. TT

                                        TonyT

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Warrenton's finest ambience and food for celebrations, entertaining or carrying out a business meeting. Always recommend the seafood special and the she-crab soup.

                                      19. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Washington DC

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome food and wonderful cosmopolitans ❤️

                                      20. W

                                        Wanderer

                                        Washington DC

                                        67 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        67 reviews

                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I have friends who moved from the DC area to Charlottesville when they retired. I live in Arlington. Claire's was an incredibly lucky find for us. It is just about halfway between Arlington and Charlottesville. Not only that, the food is great and service is too. And it is one of the rare places you can go have a great lunch with great service AND have a conversation without shouting at one another. It really is perfect. We have been getting together there now for a couple of years. So that will tell you just how good it is. Treat ourself and give it a try.

                                      21. CF

                                        CarolF

                                        Washington DC

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was a first time visit for us. The she-crab soup is a must. We will be back to try other things on the menu.

                                      22. 6

                                        6vthokies

                                        Washington DC

                                        12 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food and wonderful service. We had never been here before but had been hearing nothing but good things about this place. My only complaint would be that inside it is somewhat close quarters and we had a hard time hearing each other talk over other people's conversations.

                                      23. r

                                        rvafoodie

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        Our server didn't inform us ahead about menu items that weren't available. Same with the wine list...husband thoughtfully picked out a wine but was then informed that it wasn't available.

                                      24. B

                                        Babs

                                        Charleston

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        The food we had was really delicious. That may be the best salmon I have ever had. Our service was a bit slow, but we were meeting with friends so it worked perfectly. Our server was quite good and checked on us frequently.

                                      25. DT

                                        DennisTaylor

                                        Washington DC

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always enjoy my visits to Claire's! Highly recommend!

                                      26. SB

                                        SarahB

                                        Richmond

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                        overall3food3service1ambience5

                                        Claire's is THE destination when meeting a friend from DC. It has always been great until yesterday, when the waiter made us feel that we were a huge intrusion. Food wasn't great, either. The quiche (which i always order) was cold. Nevertheless, i will return for another try...it's beautiful and quiet.

                                      27. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Baltimore

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing food and great service!!

                                      28. F

                                        Forager

                                        Washington DC

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Always wonderful. Ahi tuna and fried oysters particularly wonderful!!

                                      29. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Seattle

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful service AND food. Thank you!!

                                      30. LM

                                        LindaM

                                        Washington DC

                                        36 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        36 reviews

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great environment on the patio. My husband had the rainbow trout special and I had the lamb shanks with salad special and both were excellent.

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First time here after being referred by some friends. Claire’s is a really charming restaurant. Service was excellent. Menu is limited, but what they do offer is really good. No kids menu for dinner for some reason, that is really the only negative about this place. Definitely will be back and look forward to checking out their brunch. This place is worth going to!

                                      32. RL

                                        ReinerLambert

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Anthony was the absolute best waiter we have had in over 3 years. Awesome job.

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Washington DC

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food and service was excellent. It is our regular dining out place.

                                      34. TK

                                        TeresaK

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        If you are looking for a very nice place for a quiet dinner this is your place. Food and staff are very good. Relaxed, no rush atmosphere.

                                      35. DL

                                        DaveL

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our waitress was outstanding. She was just the right amount of attentive and timely. Food was excellent and presentation was top notch.

                                      36. SH

                                        SallyH

                                        Richmond

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        The food is always amazing at Claire’s. The only reason I didn’t give a five-star rating is because the cocktails are way overpriced.

                                      37. D

                                        Djmac

                                        E. Tennessee

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food & service. Thanks

                                      38. JY

                                        JohnY

                                        San Francisco

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great lunch, great food, great service. Wonderful time with my old friends. We keep coming back.

                                      39. MY

                                        MinnieY

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        I was treating a dear friend to lunch and I wanted somewhere special. The staff are friendly and efficient. But the best was the food! I reserved a table the day before. I booked "high top" thinking it meant "tent dining," but apparently it was indoors with a high table. A regular table opened and the receptionist offered that "low" regular table instead. We appreciated that they accommodated our needs. We ordered coconut shrimp as an appetizer. It was so good I ordered to take home a box for my sister. My favorite here is the crab cake. But since I can't have bread (keto diet), I requested lettuce or any salad greens. I guess I didn't explain myself well because I received a crab cake on one lettuce leaf and French fries on the side. I still couldn't have the French fries. Anyway, it was still very filling. The coleslaw was just great. My friend had quiche and she said it was truly a treat. She said she hasn't eaten food that tasted so good for a long time. I have to say that Claire's is my go-to restaurant in Warrenton whenever I want to have a nice time or when I want to take a friend to somewhere special.

                                      40. J

                                        Julz

                                        Washington DC

                                        31 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        31 reviews

                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our server was exceptional. Food always excellent.

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                      • Protective equipment

                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                      FAQs

                                      Claire's at the Depot offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 351-1616.

                                      Claire's at the Depot is rated 4.8 stars by 2755 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                      Booked 26 times today
                                      Google Map for Claire's at the Depot

                                      65 S. 3rd Street Warrenton, VA 20186

                                      Dining areas

                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross street

                                        Lee Street

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Warrenton

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Lunch
                                        Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
                                        Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
                                        Dinner
                                        Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                        Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Elegant

                                      • Dress code

                                        Business Casual

                                      • Parking details

                                        Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Claire Lamborne

                                      • Entertainment

                                        For Special Events.

                                      • Additional

                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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