Claire's at the Depot

4.7
1563 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.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Royal Sea Bass with Forbidden Rice was so delicious!

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! So happy to have stumbled upon this place and scored a reservation thanks to snow cancellations. Great ambiance, delicious food (and drinks), and wonderful service! Will be back next time I am in the area!

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LT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Claire's for many years and have taken family and a number of friends there for dinner and lunch. They never disappoint. We have friends from Grand Cayman who visit every year and insist on going there for dinner especially for the "She Crab" soup. We particularly enjoy lunch favorites of the crafted Quiche and a Cobb salad with grilled shrimp.

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KR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time as always. Laurie did a wonderful job as our server. We look forward to visiting Warrenton again and dining at Claire’s!

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AC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my mother-in-law here for her birthday. The staff was outstanding and assisted with a surprise cake and gift at the end of our meal. There is something for everyone on the menu. We recommend the calamari, beet and goat cheese salad, and the Angus and Frites were outstanding.

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GS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at Claire's was outstanding, as is the norm. Service, food and drink were all excellent.

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ME
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Love Claire. The staff, food, location and ambience is just superior!

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch at Claire's and although it was busy, it was not too noisy. Conversation was flowing. The waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was fabulous. Especially the sorbet!

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v
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent ambience. Ms Claire came out and greet us. What a treat!
Five starts overall.

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FL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a fine dinner, love it. Best place in Warrenton to eat

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was very good. Our friends and us enjoyed it very much. Definitely will be back.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always yummy!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the She Crab soup!!!!!

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L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great as usual Decor for the holidays was beautiful yet simple. Our food was delicious. WE will return.

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NN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fantastic staff, perfect atmosphere for any occasion. One of my favorite places to eat.

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GI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fourth family Christmas Eve supper tradition here. As always, the food was excellent. Definitely worth the drive from Clifton and from Culpeper.

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M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been wanting to try Claire’s for years and we’re left a little sad. My husband was a little disappointed. He felt his filet was uninspired and just kind of ‘eh’. I on the other hand had had a wonderful slice of prime rib. That being said, the dessert was unremarkable and not that great. For the price we expected much better and were disappointed.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch at Claire’s in Warrenton! Food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful!

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DB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was almost as good as the service! We will be back!

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p
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for my birthday dinner and I was surprised that we were seated right away. The waitress was very attentive and helpful with the food selections.

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JO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special birthday dinner for my sister was such a success due to the amazing cuisine, the attentive service, and the warm, comfortable ambiance of Claire's at the Depot on a sunny December afternoon.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, it was outstanding! The food was superb. I had the scallops and they melted in your mouth. I highly recommend Claire's. You should make a reservation if possible as it is always busy! Love this place!

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g
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent and reliable-- family favorite for great food, service and cocktails

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food and the service was professional and freindly.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is where we gather with family and friends - a special gem!

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service , wonderful atmosphere and locational

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual, great service, consistent menu, she crab soup wonderful

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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D
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Claire's. Cozily elegant ambiance, great food, great service and prices reasonable for the quality of the food. It is a bit of a hike for me, but I go there whenever I get the chance.

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has always been one of my favorite places to dine whether it be brunch, lunch or dinner. The service is always great and the food is wonderful.

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DY
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, creative food and wonderful service. Great place for special occasion

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch- great food and good service! We will come again .

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Pork chops were very good with the apple slices up on top. Desserts great. Good anniversary dinner. The only nit was my wife's steak special was loaded with gristle... could not finish. For the same price should have ordered the fillet. The environment and experience compensated well enough to warrant a return.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. The food was yummy and the service was good. We had a table by the fireplace and it was just perfect for a cold day!

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C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! First time at brunch and it didn’t disappoint. Super tasty.

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JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good service. The menu was varied and the food was prepared just right. The restaurant decor was all set for Christmas. This is a very popular place to eat as parking is difficult to find. We parked two blocks away but well worth the walk.

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Dined at Claire’s twice in the past week. On 12/1 for dinner the food was cold and came out very fast. We were rushed out. On 12/6 food was good but we were put in a room with a Christmas party going on. So many loud women we couldn’t even talk. Only non-party diners in that room! Don’t know that I’ll be going back.

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CG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love to meet at Claire’s! And the beautiful holiday decorations make it extra special.

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PR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Rockfish NOT good (it was a special). Everything was fine but a much lower price point.

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XE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant many times over the years. It's never let us down. The food is consistently good and prepared with care. I am a vegan so, as usual, there's not much for me, entree-wise. More and more are rejecting animal products so attention needs to be paid to that. There was one vegetarian entree but it had cheese. The server said some things could be made without cheese, etc. Often, that compromises the flavor, etc. Having at least some things purpose-prepared for vegans would be optimal. There are quite a number of good vegan substitutes these days. Vegan fare is on trend these days.

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