Spur of moment solo Sunday brunch. I’m in short walking distance. Sat at the uncrowded bar. The barkeep was attentive and amiable. Ordered bowl of she-crab bisque followed by a pair of perfectly rare grilled tenderloins of beed served à la Eggs Benedict. Then I had the superb warm mixed berry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with a cup of good coffee. The whole experience - staff cordiality, ambience, and excellent cuisine- was first rate.
We have always have friendly, efficient staff, delicious meals (although this time my corn beef was not hot, but the other three entrees ( beef fillet, fish fry & burger)were perfect.
We love the atmosphere, the table cloths & the usual cloth napkins ( although this time napkins were paper).
We look forward to our next visit!
Great food and excellent service. This restaurant is a true hidden gem!
Excellent as always. Food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. This restaurant never fails.
I chose the beet salad, and the grilled shrimp and grits with andouille sausage entree. Delicious! My friends all enjoyed their meals, but wished they had ordered what I did instead.
Claire's at the Depot has been the best, most elegant place to dine in Warrenton for many years. I hope to enjoy special occasions and celebrations there for many years to come. The food and service is always outstanding!
We have been going to Claire's for 10 years for date nights and anniversary dinners. The food is always outstanding. The waitstaff are neatly dressed, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. We thoroughly enjoy every meal we have there. My wife had the crabcake special and I had the prime rib and as usual, both dishes were fantastic. Elegant without being pretentious.
Probably the best steak I've ever had. The atmosphere was perfect and it is a beautiful little restaurant. Our waiter was rather unfriendly and checked on us only a few times, otherwise I would give this beautiful gem five stars.
First time visit to Claire's. Went for Sunday brunch. food was fantastic, atmosphere was great, staff was friendly and professional. Will be going back.
First, our service was just right. Not too fast, not too slow. We needed extra time to decide what we wanted and our server gave us the time we needed without being intrusive.
Now on to the food.
The calamari and coconut shrimp appetizers were outstanding.
The bread was crispy, warm and just the right texture.
The arugula salad was just superb.
The Old Fashion house specialty drink was one of the best Old fashion's I've had in a long time. Very enjoyable.
Our friends both had the planked salmon which they both enjoyed.
My wife had the filet mignon , it came cooked correctly, as ordered at medium rare. Doing great so far.
I decided to try one of the entree specials of the evening. Flounder stuffed with crab meat. I've had this other at other restaurants and enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, this particular dish was very disappointing.
The flounder was very dry , dried out and too browned on the ends of the filet and the crab meat stuffing was almost non-existent.
This flounder was WAY overcooked.
Not enough of a disappointment to not return, but I hope in the future more attention will be given to the cooking time of fish dishes. Fish cooked properly is wonderful. Overcooked fish is tough, dry, and a chore to eat. I could not drink enough water to wash the dry fish down. I left half of the fish on my plate, just too dry to swallow.
Claire's at the Depot never disappoints and my Daily Special of grilled Rockfish and cauliflower cakes was out of this world.
Claire’s food and atmosphere is always wonderful. Service is normally superb but this occasion is was a bit off. I felt rushed when one of the first comments from the wait staff was “I have to get your order because we close at 2.” If the kitchen won’t take an order for a group with a reservation for 1:30 then don’t book reservations passed 1:00. Otherwise the service received was fine.
We live Alexandria and picked a midway point for the other couple and was very please with the choice
Love Claire's, never disappointed. Wonderful food, great service. The best restaurant in Warrenton.
Wanted to take my best friend to a different spot other than the typical Northern Virginia Restaurants. We made a great decision to try Claire's. Our food was delish, and the staff was lovely. They even brought out our desert with a candle to wish a happy birthday to my girlfriend.
We are never disappointed by the food or service at Claire's. When we are looking for a relaxing dinner with great atmosphere, we go to Claire's!
My wife and I have been to Claire's Depot around a dozen times since we moved here from NY. The food is always delicious, the wait staff terrific and the setting warm and comfortable. We've brought guests visiting us from NY for dinner at Claire's and I urged my 18 year old son to take his girlfriend there. It was their first dinner to a restaurant of this caliber and it was a memorable one. They enjoyed the food and ambiance. A romantic night out. The bonus for them was a lovely adult couple, watching them dine, picked up their tab. That's the kind of clientele Claire's attracts.
It's become our special occasion restaurant these last few years. If your fortunate, the flour-less chocolate cake will be available. It's the perfect desert to share with the one you love.
The new items on the menu are most welcome additions. I had the salmon appetizer and th shrimp pasta- both very good. And my drink was good, too. Needs better art on the walls.
This was our first visit to Claire's, and it was worth the wait.. The food, service and atmosphere are outstanding. We were seated immediately. It was our anniversary, and Claire's is the perfect venue for a special occasion.
Had to wait a little to be seated - no one at front desk. Otherwise it was an excellent experience. Food was very good. Service at the table was excellent.
Great ambiance, especially if away from bar.
Food excellent. Not rushed at all.
Especially good salads and desserts.
The best upscale dining in Warrenton without an upscale price..
Claire's is a unique experience offering great service and freshly cooked farm to table food. The food and experience is always great!!
Excellent meal of Curried Chicken & Stuffed Pork Chops.
I made a reservation on Open table and they stuck us up in the corner bar table where workers were relaxing after a long day at work not happy .Have dined there before and at 5:15 reservation you should be able to get a nice table in the dining room.Open table should tell you they are sticking you in the BAR AREA!!!!!I did not want a Happy Hour atmosphere.
We enjoyed a lovely relaxing Brunch at Claire's. We repeat customers and always appreciate the delicious menu selections and charming setting.
Great food, fine wine, good service and very congenial, as always.
We are never disappointed at Claire's. The decor is as great as the food.
Get the she crab soup, and go for the bowl, not the cup!
An excellent lunch! A bit noisy but the restaurant was very crowded so to be expected with lots of chatter. We had crab soup, the curry, crab sandwich with a side salad (2 of us), and the sorbet, chocolate cake and berry cobbler for dessert. The staff was attentive and very knowledgeable about one of us needing a gluten-free meal. We will definitely return.
I would recommend this restaurant. Each time I go to Warrenton, I make sure to stop here for a wonderful relaxing lunch.
Sunday brunch. Food was very good and service very friendly. A must visit when in Warrenton, definitely the best spot for a good meal, good wine in an upscale casual setting. Also visit for dinner - always great, and the occasional drop in for a glass of wine at the bar. All around always a very nice experience.
My wife had a steak: it was tough, grislily, and had been salted way too much.
I had traditional eggs benedict: the eggs were overdone and the hollandaise was cold.
We had eaten here once before and had a fabulous meal. This time, not so much. Both times it has been for Sunday brunch—maybe a different chef, because they were definitely completely different meals.
Our dinner at Claires was in celebration of my wife's 79th (or 39th) birthday. The food a service were superior, just is our experience each time we visit. On this occasion, however, we were seated adjacent to the hallway to the restrooms and back entryway to the bar. Thus, the noise level was high than we would expect at a fine dining venue. Most bothersome to both of us was the extra cool temperature. My wife is readily bothered by an atmosphere that is too cold; whereas, I hardly ever find discomfort due to a cool atmosphere. My shoulders were chilled from the time I was seated until we departed. I realize that the wait staff appreciate the cool atmosphere because they are constantly on the move. Diners, however, are seated and not working up a sweat required to be cooled down. Hopefully, we can be seated near your fireplace on our next visit.
Great place...first time visit. Will definately come back!
The Food was great. I would recommend the food. however, the waiter was rude.
We've been meaning to go to Claire's for some time now. Finally got an evening without the little one, so made it happen. Very charming restaurant. Good service, good food, and clean bathrooms (it matters!). We'll definitely go back.
Awesome food with excellent service!!!
Claire's never disappoints. We love the ambiance but especially the food. The She-Crab soup is like no other I have ever had. We also shared the coconut shrimp, they were amazing and the sauce was delicious. I had the filet because I love their steak sauce, he had the scallop dish and said it was incredible.