Claire's at the Depot

4.8
2514 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us for a wonderful Four Course New Year's Eve Dinner at Claires. Reservations are available only by phone. Call us to book your table at 540 351-1616.

What 2514 people are saying
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CaroleT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as always! I had the shrimp cobb salad - amazing! My guest had the pasta on special and she loved it.

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JandM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was exceptional. We received excellent service from Anthony, our server. He helped make a special occasion celebration even more special.

Claire's at the Depot
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Thank you for the wonderful review and rating. We appreciate your kind words and will share your review with Anthony as well.

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vipDarla
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

So glad we discovered Claire’s. The food was excellent and the ambiance was incredible. We had a window table, looking out onto a beautiful garden. My friend and I shared a beet salad, the crab cake and cod entree and creme brûlée. We each had cocktails that were very refreshing. The only complaint that I have is that they charged us for an extra plate for the entree. My friend has had gastric bypass surgery & is unable to eat large portions. I wish the waitress had told us that they charged extra and I would have explained our situation. We were running a bit late for a theatre performance, so I didn’t have time to question it after we received the bill. Otherwise, it was a wonderful dining experience!

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The best choice for lunch or dinner in Warrenton!

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MicheleH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Definitely looking forward to going back.

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NancyS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. Good food, good service as always.

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DennisC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful presentation of Chicken Curry special yesterday. Always a treat to eat here! Service is exceptional, as well.

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VickieB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's at the Depot is one of my most favorite places to eat. I brought a good friend for lunch on Friday. It was her first time there and she loved it! From the ambience and service, to the fabulous food, Claire's is a special place and one that I will return to again and again.

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JohnY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What more can one say about Claire's? Great food; great service; great atmosphere. Five star wow.

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ChristinaH2017
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire’s is a go to spot for our family. The food and the service are consistently great. I love the ambiance too. It’s a classy and comfortable place to relax and enjoy good food and conversation.

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience for our 15 year wedding anniversary!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed it very much. Good ambiance and good food

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LoriD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at Claire's twice now and both times had a wonderful experience. The bartender is amazing and makes delicious cocktails!
We sat at the high top tables and really enjoy the ambience. There are other seating options from large tables, dining room seating, bar seating and patio.
The food is superb! We have enjoyed the asian lettuce wraps, coconut shrimp appetizers as well as the wedge, beet & goat cheese and southwestern caesar salads. ALL ARE AMAZING!
Entrees that we have had are the Ribeye, Scallops and I had the Grouper special. All I can say is WOW! Delicious.
Lewis has been our server both visits and he is such a joy. Very energetic, friendly and funny.
We will definitely be coming back!!
The only recommendations I have would be a place to hand your purse under the tables, some light background music like piano, jazz and the lights being dimmed a little.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was great

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Attentive but not hovering service. Food was delicious- the cook on the ribeye and salmon was perfect and desert was a tiramisu cake. Would definitely recommend

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ChristineW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

took my mom here and we requested window seating when we made the reservation. Everything was great and my mom really enjoyed

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michaelm
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have visited Claire's literally hundreds of times for lunch, dinner, and/or drinks. Claire's is consistently the finest restaurant in Warrenton. On this visit, however, there was a problem which the restaurant itself did not create. A table of four persons, seated near our table, was extremely loud. About every 20 seconds, all four persons would erupt in raucous laughter, to the point that my wife and I could not hear each other speak. We asked to be moved to another table, and our request was cordially accommodated, for which we were very grateful, and which saved us from a most unpleasant experience.

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Eileen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and will definitely dine there again. Lots of good menu offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great service

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service (try the Jack Daniel’s Shrimp). Already planning our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere.

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KathrinG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the whole experience and will visit again.

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vipKellyW
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Always love the food although the sauces on the scallops and special Cod were a bit heavy handed we thought. Great service

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SharonS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Food was okay, the veal marsala needed seasoning the cod and crabcake special was okay. Our server was very pleasant but definitely busy

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KateM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, I had the famous crab cake.
Our waitress was excellent!

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FrankD
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service, food and drinks at Claire's. Outdoor music on Thursdays weather permitting is always fun.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had reservations to dine here for a party of 4 at 12:45pm. The host sat us as soon as we arrived. But we sat at the table for well over 15 minutes before we had ask someone walking by if we even had a waitress or waiter? They said they would go get our person for our table. He finally came, didn’t say sorry for the delay, can I get you anything to drink! He just stood there!!!!! We told him that we didn’t order anything yet and can we order drinks? We have home our drinks order and then our food order as we were not sure if he would come back. He was not very friendly or professional. He didn’t even say thank you for coming today. This was not our first time to Claire’s but it most likely will be our last! If asked we tell others about the poor service at this restaurant. Sorry Claire’s.

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vipRonS
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around wonderful experience

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jmidatlantic
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We checked around with friends, people in Warrenton, and people who'd been to Warrenton. Then we read reviews. Claire's at the Depot came up on top of everyone's list, with several other restaurants in Warrenton following behind.

After eating at Claire's, we can say: ignore the rest. Once you've eaten at Claire's, there's no other restaurant in the Warrenton area that can compare.

We had the ahi tuna salad (a perfectly made salad nicoise with large pieces of rare tuna), the codfish and crabcakes (all crab in the crabcakes, and cod that was perfectly cooked), and the mushroom risotto (deeply flavorful with a range of textures that only added to the experience). Both the creme brulee and the key lime pie were excellent. We ordered from the less-expensive end of the wine list, and found a winner from a local vineyard.

In addition, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere (we sat outside) charming. We were in Warrenton for the weekend, but we'd make the trip to Claire's from northern VA just for a great dinner. Highly recommended.

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Cheryl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Claire's, it is like an oasis. The food and setting are wonderful, it's always a good place to celebrate special occasions, as well as a weekday lunch. And I appreciate that many times when we arrive, we are given another table option, if available. Because of that hospitality, my friend and I recently were able to have a table outside on the patio and enjoyed the greenery and breeze while eating a delicious lunch. C'est bonne!

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vipRonS
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite go to restaurant when we can get a reservation. Very popular and excellent dining experience

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Skip
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outstanding food with an atmosphere not often found i. Fauquier County. Just fantastic.

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MichaelT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's is always a great experience. Our favorite restaurant in the region.

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Rick
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire’s is a great establishment in the heart of the downtown area. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Great spot for a celebratory dinner.

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vipPhilM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire’s never disappoints. We started with the duck confit and fried oysters, outstanding as usual. Split their famous Southwestern Caesar salad, and then had the Cod/Crab cake combo along with the Ribeye steak entree.

All I can say is everything was cooked to perfection and all food was of high quality. Too many restaurants sell low quality ribeyes that are chewy and dry. This steak was full of flavor, melted in your mouth. The crab cake was just about all crab, large chunks of it.

Finished off with the Mojito Key Lime Pie (DELISH!), and called it a night.

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JohnS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's at the Depot is always an excellent experience and the perfect spot to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. They never disappoint and our waiter was excellent!

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve visited Claire’s four times in the last two weeks, one anniversary and three granddaughter’s birthdays. Needless to say, we love Claire’s!

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KathiB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time at Claire's, spread out over three years. Each time has been a fabulous experience. The latest visit was dinner with an old friend who I had not seen in years. We occupied a table for almost four hours. (And tipped very well, accordingly!) Our waiter was delightful---he paced our dinner so we never felt rushed. His excellent service, plus the food and ambiance, made for a memorable evening.

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Holiday
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect birthday celebration. Always a wonderful experience at Claire’s!

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jerryw
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner very nice and a free glass of Prosecco

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 4.8 stars by 2514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.