Claire's at the Depot

4.8
2262 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2262 people are saying
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vipPatB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience, wait staff very nice

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Flagship
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice brunch. Beet salad very good, some shell in crab soup, eggs Benedict excellent, potatoes so so. We’ll return to try other menu items

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Wally
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and the service excellent. I keep coming back over many years now. Always enjoy Claire's.

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JoMak
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was actually our second time here and our experience was just as great as the first if not better. We appreciate the restaurant's adjustment to COVID social distancing regulations. Staff was courteous and prompt. Food was delicious - especially their she-crab bisque. This is definitely a place I recommend. Also, even though when we went, it looked like you can walk-in for a table, I highly recommend making reservations just in case.

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JRJR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes slaw and fries for dinner and the cheesecake was amazing! Excellent service too.

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Patra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our foursome had lunch there on Friday. Their lunch menu had lots of nice choices. We all loved our entrees-
Salmon salad, shrimp in pasta, and French dip roast beef sandwich with fries.
It was our third visit and the first for our friends . We all look forward to returning soon. Their rotating menu keeps things interesting !😋

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ParadigmSolutions
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always! Thanks to the entire Team at Claire's!

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TimG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food and its exciting to hear the specials. It always makes you 2nd guess your first choice, but i often add and combine lol. Enjoy the menu. Its that place you want to support and visit often. Hopefully bunch outside when it warms up soon.

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KrystleB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend and his mother for brunch and we had such an excellent time. All of the food was amazing as were the drinks. Loved the atmosphere. And our server Laurie was absolutely outstanding! So kind and accommodating! Can’t wait to come back!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, your review is most kind. We will let Laurie know about your compliments. Please visit us again.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch, I will definitely go back! So glad they were able to stay open.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for dining with us and for your stellar rating. Please visit us again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best restaurant in town, it’s my husband’s and my go to for a nice night out. We always know that the food will be superb and on point and the service exceptional.
Love this place!!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and excellent rating. The best compliment we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customers. So happy to hear that we were able to provide you with a great experience! Please visit us again.

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always from start to finish. The She crab soup is always a winner!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the stellar rating and wonderful review. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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KimG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really cute converted train station. The food was delicious - really good portion size and flavors. We started with cocktails and then my hubby had the dayboat scallops and I had a filet. We both loved our dishes and left comfortably full.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your great review and for your rating. We are happy to learn that you had a nice visit with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was delicious as always. Server was courteous and most efficient.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and excellent rating!

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ParadigmSolutions
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always 100% at Claire's! Wonderful in every way! Brunch, lunch, dinner or for a cocktail, a great place!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for the stellar rating and kind review. We are just so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visits with us. Hope to see you in the near future!

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CrystalF
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal again. The best Filet, every time! Look so forward to every meal event!! Thanks!!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and continued patronage. We hope to see you in the near future.

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Kcalehc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Somewhat conflicting feelings after our experience here last night. It was our third time visiting, and as usual the food was excellent - however the service was significantly sub-par. We were there celebrating my wifes birthday, and she left feeling quite unhappy.

We waited 15 minutes for anyone to come to the table. Our server did not introduce herself, so I have no idea who she was. We had to prompt her for the specials. Despite mentioning it was my wife's birthday when making the reservation, and also telling the server when she did show up (my wife wanted to make sure there would be no singing, she's quite shy) it was not acknowledged in any way what so ever. The server would constantly rush past our table with no comment, when my wife's drink ran, out shortly after getting our food, I had to stop her as she passed to get a refill, and she didn't ask if I would also like one as mine was low at the time (I didn't as I was driving, but wasn't asked). The drink took so long to come, we had almost finished eating by the time it arrived. We did not expect any freebies or anything, but a little recognition of our special event, would have gone a long way.

Honestly we felt like we were an inconvenience to our server, as if our presence was one to be just barely tolerated. She doted on the 4-tops nearby, and it felt like the 2 of us were just an afterthought.

The only star in the service area, was the lady who refilled the water glasses; now she was paying attention - I don't think my glass even hit halfway down before she filled it back up again every single time, so kudos to her at least.

So in closing: great food, as expected, unfortunately the experience overall left a poor taste in our mouths that rather ruined it for us.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on February 19, 2021

Please accept our apology for the experience you’ve had with the sub-par service at your last visit while celebrating your wife's birthday. Providing our valued patrons with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and service is our goal at Claire’s. We regret that we fell short on those important aspects especially since you have made such great preparations for her to feel special and enjoy HER BIRTHDAY! Really, there is no excuse for the server for this oversight and she has been reprimanded for it.

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ANGW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. Both food and service were excellent. Ate outside under the tent and it was surprisingly warm even though very cold outside.

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JohnP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious as always.
We were unhappy with our seating for our recent visits and decided to go elsewhere in the future but decided to come back again.
I did not want to write an unflattering Yelp review because we really enjoy your restaurant.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your service. If you'd like please let us know what happened and how could we improve our service. Your input is much appreciated. We hope to have you back.

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StefM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great. Such a cute place.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 29, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and stellar rating!

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JohnL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Complete non-logic at this place. I was sitting side by side with my female friend and was told we couldn't sit like that, because another party was needed to be seated beside us. Completely embarrassing and absolutely no logic whatsoever. The "waiter" was snide and full of himself. I'll never recommend this place.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on February 12, 2021

These are trying times for everyone, guests and restaurateurs alike. We are very sorry for the disturbance your seating arrangement caused. In order for our business to remain open the CDC and the Governor (executive order #67) requires us to socially distance, which sometimes doesn’t allow the patrons to sit where they’d like. However, no matter how unhappy one is, causing property damage by breaking windows and calling other guests out for a fist fight to the parking lot is never justified.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and service at this hidden gem. Wife and kids had a good time. Definitely a place I would return :)

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, outstanding food, excellent service and a courteous server.

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PatriciaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! I had Shrimp risotto with freshly grated parmesan. Great service! I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant and just had to try it out. Five stars!!

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EugeneS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Other than our entree coming before we had finished our appetizer, the service and everything else was great. And that was only a minor peccadillo.

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CraigMAC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the she crab rocked. Awesome specials as well.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thank you very much for the excellent rating and kind words. Please visit us again.

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SuzieQ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. We had a quiet dinner for two with time to have conversation and enjoy delicious food. Hope to dine again at this delightful restaurant!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thank you for the stellar rating and great review. We are so very happy to lear that you enjoyed your dinner here at Claires. Please come to visit us again in the near future.

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DonaldH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's in Warrenton was a great half-way point to meet friends from Falls Church. A very relaxed atmosphere with a healthy buzz of background chatter - people comfortable in their surroundings. Good service, good food, and a great location off the beaten track.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 29, 2021

Thank you so very much for your kind words and excellent review, it means a lot to us during these trying times. We all are working hard to meat our guests expectations and CDC required guidelines. We are certainly happy to hear that you enjoyed Claire's food, the service and atmosphere. Please visit us again.

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KevinB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, as always.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thank you so very much!

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vipLoriU
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch! One of the best I have enjoyed. Really cute restaurant, great service.
Will definately be back!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 21, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and the excellent rating. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate a friends’ birthday. Food was great and loved the ambience as well.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind words and the stellar review. Happy New Year!

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Oneladyryder
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you your rating. We hope to see you again in the near future. Happy New Year!

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Andy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect dining at Claire’s was exceptional. The service was impeccable. The food was absolutely scrumptious. We will be back!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you so very much for your stellar rating and kind review. The greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from happy guests. Happy New Year! Please visit us again.

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JimT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Like to go to Claire's at least once a month if at all possible. The She Crab Soup is to die for!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for your continued patronage and your kind words. Happy New Year! Hope to see you soon again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying a holiday visit with family. Claire’s is always a favorite!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for the stellar rating and Happy New Year!

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Debbie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Good service and good food. Will go again.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for your review and rating. Hope to see you again in the near future. Happy New Year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. You can always count on Claire’s!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for rating us!

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KaitlynS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with great food, quick service, and a romantic ambiance

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thankl you for the excellent rating and kind review. Happy New Year!

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AprilF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience! A++ drinks, food and atmosphere.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you so very much for the stellar rating and excellent review. We certainly hope to see you in the near future. Happy New year!

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vipVscrivner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for rating us. Happy New Year!

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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 2262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.