Claire's at the Depot

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1988 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.

Specials

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 1988 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, delicious meal! Look forward to returning in warmer weather to sit outside.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Food is consistently good and staff are usually friendly.

SH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love going to Claires! The food and ambiance were delicious as always!

S
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Claire’s. We all ordered our favorite Beet and Goat Cheese salad. Although, the chicken that we added was kind of chewy and tasted different than usual. Other than that everything was wonderful. We had great service and appreciated the lovely atmosphere.

DT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful restaurant! Great food, great service what else is there to say.

WE
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always disappointed when visiting an excellent fine dining restaurant to notice the commonality of its menu selections. Our meal was excellent and I’m sure every meal was just as well prepared and served. Then what am I talking about? How long ago and how many times has it been that your menu offered halibut? Or venison? Perhaps it was offered and I failed to become aware of it. But I like to see a unique menu too. We’ll still be coming back, always hoping for that unique offering, but always enjoying what we select. Thank you

SS
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely brunch - highly recommend the Eggs Benedict - and the complimentary scones and coffee were a delicious treat on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. Not our first time there so we knew what to expect and it definitely delivered.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is not child friendly. They do not immediately offer a children’s menu.

WJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire’s is consistently one of the best restaurants in northern Virginia. The specials aren’t just toss away items, they exemplify the season and delight in their originality. Of course, the she-crab soup is a staple along with other fine menu items, but I always order what’s offered and am never dissatisfied.

PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place! Customer service, food and ambiance is outstanding - highly recommend this dining experience. Reservations are recommended.

D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and very good service. Always a treat to go to Claire’s!

D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely unique venue...an old train station. Classy but warm and inviting. Each of the 4 of us raved about our dishes which ranged from steak to veal to manicotti! Service was attentive but not overbearing. Coffee and dessert were just as good as everything else. A bit of a splurge for us but we will definitely be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence as always!

s
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday was my husband's 77th birthday and we enjoyed lunch at Claire's. This is one of the very best local restaurants. We are so very fortunate to still have Claire's and to enjoy it frequently as we do. It is a great place to spend time with friends over a wonderful meal, and never feel rushed. Claire's has been in Warrenton for years and we are fortunate to have enjoyed it each time we have had meals there. SPB

FW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Claire's at the Depot as a place to get a well prepared meal made with quality ingredients. The prices are not low, but they are very reasonable for the quality of the food.

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the weekend and had dinner at Claire’s - the dinner was so great that we went back for the brunch the next morning! Aside from the food being amazing - from the goat cheese and beat salad to the crab soup to the prime rib and the best creme brûlée we’ve ever had - the service was great and the atmosphere was cozy. We’re planning a trip back just to visit Claire’s again :)

JN
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming restaurant in a restored train station. Service and food were excellent. Parking was fine in a parking lot across the street. I would go again.

l
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's is a lovely place to dine for a special occasion as well as for a group lunch or brunch.
Never disappoints either with the food, service or ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Claire's we enjoy it, whether from Sunday brunch or the middle of the week.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last 2 times I've been at Claire's, I've had trouble hearing what the other people at my table were saying because we were seated next to large groups (8 people or more). My suggestion is that your restaurant either modify your existing building or put on an addition so that you can provide a separate room for accommodating large groups. In my opinion, this would be an important improvement to make so large groups don't end up disturbing those around them. Your restaurant is absolutely terrific and the dining experience would be significantly enhanced if large groups were seated in a separate room.

CC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Been here many times. Food is good, not spectacular. Service was great. Noise level is horrific, making for a poor dining experience. This time, a Tuesday evenung, there was only one other table but they were so loud, so noisy, our party of four was uncomfortable. At lunch, when the place is full, it is often extremely noisy as well. Too bad because otherwise it is one of the better places to eat in Warrenton. Perhaps people who are shrieking, laughing or talking very loud could politely be asked to tone it down? Maybe pads on ceiling could dampen the racket!

B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

V
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
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 on November 6, 2019
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
21 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!