Claire's at the Depot

4.8
1876 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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Found it hard to visit because of noise level....never have experienced that before

GA
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a delight to go to Claire's. Service was particularly outstanding this time.

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful food Would recommend to anyone looking for a grwT place

MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's at the Depot has been our favorite restaurant for a number of years now. Their she crab soup is the best I have tasted anywhere, and their entrees are always creative and tasty. As for dessert, they have the best creme brulee around and their key lime pie is fantastic. It's the only place my wife and I go for special occasions.

SH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire’s is a lovely dining experience. Receptionist did a lot of work to get us seated in the garden room. Service was spot on and quality and presentation of food was top notch.

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

Great menu, versatile and reasonably priced for great quality. Sconces a bit over cooked for me. Like a hard cookie. Excellent service. Nice to have a quality restaurant close by. Excellent steaks for both of my last two visits. The filet appetizer perfect! Love
The brunch menu.

SC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my wife.

CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a treasure. It was our first visit and we were celebrating our anniversary they made us feel special from the minute we walked in the door. We could not have asked for a nicer and more attentive server. Food was excellent. Thank you to all. Highly recommend and we will visit again

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great experience again at Claire’s, the food is always high quality, and cooked well. Love this place.

LK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!! Would go again next time in the area.

PC
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is always a wonderful experience :) :) The service & food is amazing!

RO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints!! The food is fresh, the service is amazing

Y
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's never fails to deliver an awesome meal. The menu is wonderful but could change more often. But all in all, everything was excellent.

TG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant with phenomenally delicious food. Would definitely travel the distance to visit again. Ask for Sherry. She's the BEST server! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

LV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire’s is a wonderful dining experience in Old Town Warrenton! They have a great menu that changes seasonally. I have a shellfish allergy and alerted my server and they were happy to accommodate me. Our meals were fantastic and prepared just as the menu described! The steak Caesar, half chicken dinner, summer risotto and filet and frites were what we ordered and they were all amazing, as were the berry crumble and flourless chocolate cake! Our server Jeff was awesome as well!

My only “issue” was the noise level when we arrived around 5:45pm. There was a loud group sitting at the end of the bar right next to our table but thankfully they left within about 15 minutes. Until they did, it was hard to even talk to or hear the others at our table. Clearly not the fault of the restaurant, but as a result of the acoustics and patrons there.

B
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a nice lunch with our friends

RS
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Claire’s is always a favorite. The first time service was not up to their usual standards. Waited over an hour for our meals. Other diners coming in after us served before we got our meals. They did make up for the slow service by comping our desserts.
Will still visit CLAIRES as it is one of our favorites

DB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is our go-to restaurant when we have out-of-town guests. They have something special for everyone and always accommodate me (I'm vegan). Will visit again!

F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant dining. Good Service. Excellent Food. Nice atmosphere.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food, and service!!! Will definitely be back!!

j
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food as usual from Claire’s

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on all accounts! We love bringing friends here for the first time. They are always so impressed and can't wait to return! We go way out of our way to come to Claire's since we enjoy it so much (from Winchester - about an hours drive).

AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, and wonderful ambience. My quiche was the special of the day - crab and artichoke - and it was delicious. My friend had her regular meal, the shrimp and grits, which was awesome. My other friend had the chicken BLT - the chicken was a bit dry but the remainder of the sandwich was good. This is an awesome place to spend time with family and friends.

HM
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rustic restaurant excellent staff great food. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Wait staff was very professional courteous and quick

PD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 girl friends went there for Sunday brunch to celebrate a bday. It was our first time there and everything was just excellent! We were even greeted by Claire herself upon entering the lobby!
Thank you for making our day even more special!

VA
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our first time at Claire’s - and there will be more! Great dining experience with one exception... the wine list could use some improvement. Aside from that, the food and service was very good. We will return often.

m
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful time. Service was outstanding, so attentive, and accommodating. Everyone was so personable. The meal was perfect, very well prepared, and delicious . The atmosphere was so relaxed and the entire depot was decorated perfectly. Even the outside dining area was pristine. Couldn't have been more pleased......

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellen service and food.

RB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience here

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

V
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening out. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and the experience was outstanding.

AL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visit Claire’s often and usually enjoy every aspect. Our anniversary coincided with restaurant week and live patio entertainment, making for a less than spectacular evening. They were understaffed but our server did a great job trying to manage the chaos. We did have to send back lamb chops that were blue rare and an accompanying salad had mushy spoiled cucumbers, but this was not a big deal. We will return and chose our visits more carefully!
Overall this restaurant is one of the best if not the only place worth visiting in Warrenton.

SS
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is always a pleasure to dine at Claire's. I have gone there for years and it is always consistently good.

S
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Delicious food and drink with a wonderful atmosphere.

MR
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere in a “multi layered historical once train depot” - bar area, fine dining areas and outdoor seating a beautiful garden setting, very unique and beautiful setting - fabulous food, best thick crab soup ever! Seafood pasta delicious as well as a good variety on the menu - they were packed as it was “Restaurant Week” in Warrenton, so wait time for table service and food delivery a bit slower than one would like, but our server and her support staff were graciously doing their absolute best to accommodate, and it was well worth the extra bit of wait!
Highly recommended and will definitely stop by again when in the area. Still giving 5 stars for service, super busy for a Tuesday night plus such gracious service.

TT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the restaurant week special of watermelon salad with spinach. So large we couldn’t finish. Then the Halibut with slaw etc. everything was excellent.

B
Richmond
62 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Love the place, always a good choice...
this visit.... got indigestion from the rushed atmosphere/service...
came to chat with old friend.... no offer of coffee afterwards...
food wasn't good ... had trout (my favorite) that was dry (despite sauce.)... there is just so much
lemon you can put on... the spinach and broccolini were not edible... tough, stringy, tasteless green blob.
not too good for $15 +

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch, everything was excellent as usual!

TH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The New York steak was to die for. Alway a my favorite place.

K
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date night was made so special by Claire's at the Depot. Everything was wonderful, the food was amazing, and the service was very good.

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