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Claire's at the Depot, Warrenton, VA

Claire's at the Depot

4.9
4.9
3441 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 3,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Contemporary American

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

3,441 Reviews
  1. RichardV

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted to go out and celebrate my daughter's 50th birthday. We could not have been happier.

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  2. DebM

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall this restaurant is very nice and accommodated our needs for seating. I had the lunch special of lamb chops and orzo. Another order was the roast beef sandwich dipped in its juice. Another order was a crab cake which was unimpressive. The fried oysters appetizer was great! Access to the building may be a challenge for someone with a disability. It is worth a visit though! A charming building which was a train station and was converted to a restaurant.

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  3. AnnettaB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding for a very fair price. A bottle of wine was reasonably priced. We were not rushed and the service and staff were the best. Can’t wait to go back.

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  4. RonF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claire’s at the depot is by far the best restaurant within a 25 mile radius from Gainesville VA. The service is excellent as well as the atmosphere. The good is prepared to perfection and served hot . The menu is not overwhelming which supports their philosophy of offer a good variety but not to much and do it well. They live up to that. Reservations are recommended. There is really not a bad seat in the house. It pretty cool to eat in an old historic railroad station. Do yourself a favor and give Claire’s a try if you haven’t already.

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  5. Eleni

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claire’s is a must, if you are in the area! The food is very good and reasonably priced. The crab soup had a good amount of crab meat, the beet and goat cheese salad with salmon was fresh and cooked perfectly as ordered, and the bourbon shrimp/crab was amazing! Do not skip dessert! We tried the berry crisp, crème brûlée, and mojito key lime pie. Really can’t tell you which was the best. All of them were! Our waitress and bartender were professional, timely, and so pleasant and funny. Job well done! It made our experience there very memorable!

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  6. PamelaK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had a bad meal at Clair’s. The food is excellent, the service is great, and They never rush you . The food is always fresh and delicious. I recommend Claire’s to everyone.

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  7. JSASUALUM

    Jacksonville

    383 reviews

    4.0

    383 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful respite after an 8-hour travel day to Warrenton. Warm, friendly service with a fine Finger Lakes white wine beforevdinner. My wife’s filet and truffle fries were delicious. My “royalty” special of a crab cake and two scallops was fantastic. Flourless torte for dessert was a nice ending to dinner before adjourning to the bar for a nightcap. The only downfall: my wife’s salad. It was drenched/deluged in their house ranch/blue cheese combo. She could only eat about a 1/4 of it as a result. Highly suggest the restaurant serve the dressing on the side.

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  8. ChrisM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single bite, of every single course, was absolutely delicious! Service was friendly and timed the delivery of each course perfectly. The location and the setting of Claires was perfect. Absolutely no complaints about anything.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time in a week and their food, service and customer service is exceptional. Great dining place to meet friends and business associates.

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  10. Mary

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Met my brother for dinner at Claire's. My brother lives in Warrenton, VA and I am in Silver Spring, MD. I made the reservation through Open Table. I arrived first and was seated and Jim soon after. The server came over and listed the specials really fast. We needed a minute. I needed a box to take home 3/4 of my bread pudding and she put a box on the table which I didn't see. Jim's wife wasn't feeling well so she stayed home but he ordered a meal for her. When she came to the table we asked where the take out food was. It's coming ! Then I asked for the box - she pointed to it and said there it is. And then she arrived with two checks? She had not asked if we wanted separate checks which seemed very odd. I had stopped I the bathroom and wondered if Jim had asked for separate checks. It was my birthday and I had kind of assumed that he was treating me. She made a comment when he had them both together with one credit card. Didn't feel good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my mistakes favorite places to have a fine dining meal with friends. They never disappoint!

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  12. MaryR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around! food, drinks, apps, dessert--all amazing!

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  13. MikeC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent menu choices and outstanding service. Staff is personable, knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. A wonderful location for a special occasion or just a great evening out. Highly recommended!

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  14. Stuffed

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed a relaxing ladies lunch here. It feels special. The enclosed sunroom/porch is bright and cheerful. Good salad choices for lunch. I enjoyed the quiche lunch special. It was a treat and I will go back. Service was a little slow because they were very busy. Just don’t be in a rush and it is fine.

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  15. SpecialOccasion

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spacious restaurant in an historic train station. Comfortable seating and nice decor, plenty of space between tables. Great lunch selection - the food was ready quickly and everything was delicious. We enjoyed the specials for St. Patrick's Day! The outdoor seating looked lovely. Will definitely return!

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  16. KatherineR

    West Virginia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff were fab; hostess was not friendly or welcoming. Maybe she was distracted somehow.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, exceptional service, awesome food, great atmosphere!

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  18. ConnieTP

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent❤️. Will dine again.

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  19. RedCorvette

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting and atmosphere! Food and service (Jody was server) were excellent! Definitely a repeat experience and the place looked great!

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  20. CandRC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Claire’s; we’ll be back again.

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  21. Janice

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was exceptional. The She crab soup was delicious and the shrimp and crab linguini was amazing. The restaurant ambience was cozy and intimate. You can have a conversation without lots of noise. Prices are reasonable for the quality you are receiving. We will be back and will tell friends and family about this experience.

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  22. PamelaK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am never disappointed. The food is always good! I cannot say a negative thing about this amazing Restaurant.

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  23. redsun33

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a busy night at Claire's. The staff did a great job and the food was good.

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  24. KayhrynR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Portion size was solid. Wait staff was active. Would highly recommend.
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on March 8, 2024
    Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

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  25. Stacy

    Brighton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every visit to Claire's has been a treat for us. We enjoy the food, the ambiance, and the professional staff. We recommend this restaurant to anyone in a 50-mile radius to take the time and visit. You will not regret it.

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  26. JulieW

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a beautiful experience when we head to Claire’s for a meal!
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on March 8, 2024
    Thank you!

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  27. CarolK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claire’s never disappoints! It’s our go to for both special occasions and quiet dinners!

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  28. SusanF

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem!! Everything was lovely, from the menu (I had a hard time choosing from the yummy options) to the service to the food! It's been a while since I've been so happy with a restaurant experience. Get the she-crab soup! It's awesome

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  29. ScottD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been coming to Claire’s for many years now. It’s always a delicious meal, terrific service and elegant and comfortable ambiance.

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  30. MikeB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as usual. It's always a special time going to Claire's.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pecan salmon was amazing and the cauliflower mash with green leaf was delicious. It's a staple and wonderful .
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and the food as always exceptional!
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you!

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  33. AngelaK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, wonderful ambience, delicious dinner, and knowledgeable and friendly staff. The coconut shrimp and cucumber salad appetizer was a hit with everyone. We each had different dinners which were all exceptional - steak with mashed cauliflower (instead of truffle fries), the salmon, the half roasted chicken special, and the bourbon shrimp over pasta. For dessert we shared the crème brûlée which was amazing. The wines were delicious but a bit pricey for a glass. As a special treat we met the owner Claire who greeted each dining table. We are looking forward to going to Claire’s at the Depot in Warrenton again real soon!
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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  34. LongTimeCustomers

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The New England clam chowder was great! As always, the lunch crab cake was perfect. Loved the Bread Pudding.
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 28, 2024
    Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us.

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  35. Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and sat at a cozy table for two by the fire. The atmosphere and food were outstanding. Our server was Laurie, and she was very articulate and gave thorough explanations of the daily specials. She was extremely attentive and very pleasant. We had a great time and will definitely be returning.
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Happy Anniversary!

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  36. JYongue

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is a nice variety of food options. Everything was wonderful!
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you!

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  37. SarahR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely an adult atmosphere. Food is always very good.
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 22, 2024
    We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time we’ve been here and will be back. The menu is limited but every dish is fabulous so you know you are picking amazing food. The staff are always friendly and attentive without hovering, the ambiance is gorgeous - great for a date night or a group. A+
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for your A+ review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to hosting you again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, reasonably priced, great service and attractive setting.
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you!

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  40. MarkJ

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Claire's and everything never disappoints. The steaks were perfect but the sides weren't has hot as they could have been.
    Claire's at the DepotResponded on February 22, 2024
    Thank you for your honest review. Information like this helps us improve your dining experience. Hope to see you again!

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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 4.9 stars by 3441 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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