Claire's at the Depot

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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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for a wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner. Ring us to book your table 540 351 1616.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Four Course Prix Fixe Menu for New Year's Eve. Ring us to book your table 540 351 1616.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1966 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and attentive service. Will be a go to for special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s and I new favorite date night restaurant! We’ll absolutely be returning very soon.

V
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Thought service was slow! Food came out in a timely manor but it took a long time to get our bill

MA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed the afternoon very much. Food was good, friendly atmosphere. Service could've been better, but was attentive when tableside. Possibly short staffed. Thanks for an overall good experience.

DH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Claire’s offers a nice selection of food in a pretty atmosphere.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks and food! Would highly recommend.

CK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for my birthday!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Claire's! It's the best business lunch spot in Warrenton.

ME
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m in Warrenton every month or so and always go to Claire’s while I’m there. I can’t say enough good things. The oysters are simply orgasmic and the she crab soup divine. I seldom get past those two choices The wind to go with is perfect. I already can’t wait to go back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's never disappoints!

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CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been to players many times but was disappointed that I had requested a particular room to dining room for the lower noise level, and for a later time seating close to 8 PM, it was seated at a dining table in the bar area. I specifically made my reservation because I did not want to sit in this area and despite the restaurant not appearing to be that busy the hostess did not seem willing to change our seats. Very disappointed. No effort made to try.

RF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We had fried Oysters, Beet Salad and Veal Scaloppini. All were just perfect and exceeded our expectations. A great experience. Service was great as well.

NS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a discovery. If you live near Warrenton, you don't have to drive to a large and distant town to find an exquisite restaurant - it's right here at Claire's. The service is absolutely first class, a terrific cocktail menu, the noise level was very reasonable, the food is wonderful, and on my first visit I had the best steak I've ever tasted - no question. Will be recommending Claire's to anyone who'll listen, and will be bringing friends in the future.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service!

DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time, very nice.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was my partners birthday and I wanted to take him to the best restaurant in our small town. The staff are professional and kind. Food was superb. Atmosphere was perfect. We can’t wait to try brunch!

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent every time we eat there m
Only issue is parking is difficult

FC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gabriella!

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful lunch in a pretty setting. Easy conversation due to low noise. Food was perfect.

SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met with three friends for a get together lunch and the food was absolutely delicious. We all had something different and we tried the pecan bourbon bread putting which was amazing. I don’t visit Claire’s often but every time I come I am very very pleased.

SS
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Usually this is an excellent restaurant but not so much this time. My guests enjoyed the she-crab soup and the beet and goat cheese salad however the beef dishes were disappointing. We ordered both the Angus Burger and Filet and Frites, which are usually great choices yet, both here overcooked. One guest was explicit that she wanted the burger to be medium rare yet it was more of medium well - when the waitress asked how everything was cooked she agreed the burger was overcooked and said she would tell the chef - she should have had that conversation when she put in the order. I had requested the filet be medium well but it ended up being dry and well done. The fries were delicious and I had planned on taking the rest home - and without asking if I was finished the waitress stacked condiment containers on the fries and removed the dish. She did offer to make another order after the fact but I declined. Hopefully this is not a trend.

MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. They accepted an extra guest at the last minute and were gracious and accommodating. A wonderful time as always.

DH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Claire's many times and the service and food are always excellent.

CB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took friends from Alexandria to Claire's on a Saturday night, to celebrate the birthday for one of them. Alexandria, of course, has a wealth of wonderful dining options, but our friends were wowed by Claire's -- the food was as always, fresh, delicious, a little different. The service was perfect - helpful, friendly, not obtrusive, patient with our conversation. And of course the setting, the ambience, was lovely. All in all, it was a perfect 10!

B
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences that I have had in a long time. The food and the service were on par. Many restaurants do not understand that they are being evaluated from the minute a customer walks into the door, and is greeted by the concierge. All of the menu choices were fantastic, along with the drinks (well made by the bartender). Highly recommend for any occasion.

g
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasure! Perfect service. Delicious food. All at a reasonable price. Could it be better? NO way!

CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when I dine at Claire's. Lunch was wonderful, as always.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I simply love the place! Best in Warrenton!

A
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We both had the trout and it was excellent! We also shared a beet and goat cheese salad and each had a glass of wine, all our excellent waitress’s recommendations. On the expensive side for lunch but consider it a treat!

MG
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice restaurant. Great service, and food. Drinks and coffee need some improvement.

R
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We have eaten at Claire’s a number of times and have always found the food great! It is not an extensive menu but what they prepared always excellent! I received a $10 off for lunch (it was around the time of my birthday and they always have done that for me). My wife and I both had appetizers. We each had a cup of their acorn and butternut squash (excellent) and their chicken pot stickers (excellent). We did not eat a big lunch as we were going to eat out again that evening, but what we had was enough for us.

AG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful from start to finish. Highly recommend. We enjoyed fabulous service from our waiter, delicious fresh oysters on the half shell, steak and seafood dinner entrees and delicious cheesecake. Wine was also amazing but felt it was overpriced

GO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to dine, fresh ingredients and nice ambiance.

t
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tucked away in a restored railroad station, Claire's never fails to please. Take note; if you're a she-crab fan, order the bowl for $2 more than the cup; it's that good. The double-stuffed pork chop is tender, juicy, and delicious. On this visit my wife had the most tender veal scallopine you can imagine! The only regret - no room for dessert. The setting is beautiful; the park-like setting in the rear has outdoor seating in season. Who would believe that Warrenton would have such a fantastic restaurant?

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had read about Claire's at the Depot and wanted to visit. I'm SO glad we did! The service was excellent and the food was truly outstanding! I would definitely recommend and will visit again! We met Claire while there, she is delightful!

YC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So enjoyable. Could have more accessible parking, especially for us "Mature" ladies. :)

F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Never fails to be good!

S
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Elegant but casual. And ni like it so well I’m willing to drive an hour there!

KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and venue excellent as always! Love coming here!

LL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Claire's -- my husband has been there several times. The food was divine -- the service was so attentive, but not intrusive (which we love), and we were seated in a quiet booth, which was a perfect setting for visiting with our friend from the UK. We have already made reservations for dinner this Friday. We live in Charlottesville, and will gladly drive up for a meal at Claire's.