Claire's at the Depot

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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 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Can’t go wrong taking friends, family and colleagues to Claire’s.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated 32nd wedding anniversary. Had a real good time. Food and drinks from the bar all outstanding.

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

Went to Claire’s on Thursday for dinner and to hear Robbie Limon (Local musician) outside on the patio. The swordfish and lamb specials, that we ordered, were prepared to perfection. Sherry was our server and was attentive from wine to desert. Her attention to detail and the pace of her service was stellar. If your haven’t visited your missing out on a nice experience. Reservations are recommended.

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

Good food in a beautiful setting served graciously.

LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We had an excellent celebration, thanks to all that Claire's provided.

NC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean Trout was delicious; scallops sweet and cooked perfectly. From bourbon to key lime pie, a dinner worthy of a 48th anniversary celebration.

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

It was of the nicest places we have eaten at in a long time.

PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We were On time but we were seated 15 mins late. Our server basically ignored us after we placed our order. She never asked us how the food was or if we wanted dessert. The hostess stopped by grabbed all our plated without asking if we were done. I felt like they wanted my wife and I out of there. They seated a large noisy group right bext to us. The waitress finally returned with the bill and tossed it on the table and hurried away. It was my 23rd wedding anniversary and we made it a tradition to eat an anniversary meal here for years. This is the last year. I had to take my wife to carousel for icecream since she didnt get dessert. They we very nice to us unlike the staff at claires. I spent over $75.00 and was treated like i was at Burger King. How disappointing

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's at the Depot never disappoints. The food and service are always exquisite.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level was rated low because we ate outside on the patio. Our service was outstanding.

J
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service excellent. Hostess a bit unfriendly.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughter there for her birthday lunch. It was great!- and James our server did a great job inspite of being busy. She loved the birthday brulee.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot day anything but “perfect” in all categories in a review! It was a holiday week-End but not as crowded as I had expected. The crab cake sandwich was loaded with tasty crab meat, not filler. My friend’s choice was equally as good. It is nice to be able to depend on Claires to be first-class dining 100% of the time!

DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant atmosphere. Food was excellant. Serve was very good. All over a very good experience. Would recommend to others. Would return again if in the area

PK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and service were excellent as always. We arrived earlier than planned and we were fortunate to get a table an hour before our set time. We ate outside and it was great.

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding personal attention coupled with a a terrific meal resulted in a terrific dining experience.

LP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my brother and his wife's 35th anniversary who were visiting from S. Florida. Everything was very pleasant. I was asked when making reservations if there was any special occasion. I wrote about the anniversary, but during and after dinner there was nothing done or mention of it when we dined. So why ask of a special event if you aren't going to acknowledge the anniversary?

All in all they/we had a wonderful evening sitting outside as the sun went down and the stars came out.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. Good recommendation from Trip Advisor

BG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable venue for Sunday brunch and dinner

V
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely little repas spot in a quaint historic town. A charmingly appointed old train depot with an additional outdoor garden area for eating. A good brunch menu with tasty food that apparently changes seasonally. Low noise level overall. Hope to return to dine at Claire's, sooner than later.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best service at Claire's. We were a party of 5 with 3 members of our party an hour late due to the horrible car crash on l-66 yesterday. Claire staff was so accodomating and kind to us . it was also my girlfriends birthday and the waitress surprised us with a creme brulee and 5 spoons to share. Just truly, a plus service..

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Staff is accommodating and friendly. The food is superb.

LP
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Claire’s. I have to say, our waitress was genuinely super friendly. She was easy to talk to, efficient, and gave us detailed insight on the evening specials. I had the grilled tilefish, it was amazing. My husband had the filet mignon, he said it was delicious. We shared the chocolate flourless cake, it was decadent!! If you find yourself in Warrenton, Claire’s at the Depot is a must do!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GA
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
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 on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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 on August 18, 2019
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 on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my wife.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
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
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
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
30 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

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