Claire's at the Depot

4.8
1729 reviews
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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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DE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 3rd. time dining at Claire's and it just keeps getting better. Highly recommend the Sunday brunch!!

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BJ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have been to Claire’s. This time we celebrated our anniversary. There was no disappointment. We had a lovely dinner, food was prepared as advertised, service was attentive and well paced.
If I had a comment to make, it would be that I would like to see a longer wine list. However, this would not prevent us from returning.

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

Fabulous food. And fast. You absolutely must try the cheesecake.

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

Excellent wait service and menu options. The decor was classy casual.

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CB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lunch was delicious- it was busy and probably needed another server

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Des Moines
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Claire’s, but this most recent visit was especially good. It helped that we were there early in the day; there were only a few other diners at the time, so it was quieter than usual. The she-crab soup, quiche, and ancient grains salad with salmon were all outstanding, as was the service. A complementary creme brûlée for my birthday was nice surprise, and happens to be our favorite dessert. Looking forward to our next visit!

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n
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tuna taco's were mind blowing! Please keep them on the menu!

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W
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great place to have a conversation with friends. Menu selection is great and preparation is fantastic.

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

This is one of our favorites. Excellent food, great service with a very nice atmosphere. A fantastic place to dine.

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KO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Making the reservation on open table was easy. They honored my requests which made the dining experience more enjoyable.Claire’s is a wonderful restaurant with a varied menu. The she crab soup is one of my favorites!

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

We will be back. Awesome service and food was delicious. The she crab soup was to die for!

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. The food, service, our waitress was able to make some great recommendations, can’t wait to come back!

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KK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service always to notch! Food is great. Soft shell crabs a real treat!!

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were graciously greeted and seated immediately upon arriving for our dinner reservation. Our server promptly came to our table and told us about the specials; she was delightful while professional. Delicious warm bread arrived soon thereafter along with iced tea. I enjoyed a cup of crab soup (as usual!) and the veal scallopine. My husband was very pleased with the beet and goat cheese salad as well as the soft shell crabs which were one of the specials that night. We also enjoyed wine, coffee and dessert that evening. It was a superb dinner at a favorite restaurant! I always appreciate the staff, the ambiance, and a linen napkin and tablecloth!

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RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family has eaten here many times and the food is very good. I would recommend that something other than French fries be offered with several of the entrees such as the filet mignon. Fresh asparagus and mashed or scalloped. The key lime pie was not on the menu this time and I hope it will be back on the menu soon.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing. Very friendly and was seated immediately (had reservations).

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went there for our anniversary, we requested a table in the tavern area. It was perfect just the right mix of an ambience. Not a stuffy quite restaurant and not an overwhelming bar scene.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely, comfortable and classy place to enjoy with family and friends.

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p
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Experience! Food was excellent. The She Crab soup was amazing!

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KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a 1pm reservation for my mom’s birthday luncheon. Our server was very good, food was excellent and it was a great experience.

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KT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot to eat in Warrenton. The food is excellent and the service and setting are always great. I recommend Claire's to all of my family and friends whenever they are in town.

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend to a friend but let them know it is pricey

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GC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

They have a fantastic menu and the food is creative and delicious. Our server was wonderful. However it was extremely noisy and even hard to hear the person sitting right next to me. (Poor acoustics)
But overall it was a good experience .

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and dining experience even though we were seated at the table next to the restroom with a Constant flow of people either using or waiting to use the facilities. The food selection was excellent and very well presented. I have and will continue to recommend Clair's at the Depot.

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was introduced to your restaurant recently. And have since been back again. This will be my go to place with my family and friends because the service is impeccable, the food is amazing and it’s all around a good experience!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Even though I had made a reservation 4 days ahead of time we were seated in the bar area - not the dining room. It was loud and the waitress didn’t really keep up with us too much. Claire’s is a lovely spot and all previous meals there had been wonderful. Bar vs dining room makes a HUGE difference!!!

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ZE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! Can not wait to go back!!! Thank you all so much

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TG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting in the back room overlooking the garden. Super attentive staff. Perfect for special occasions or just a great lunch or dinner. Food is incredible!

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T
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and value in a nice, quaint setting. One of the best restaurants we have been to in the entire national capital region over the past 15 years.

Only thing I didn’t understand was the exorbitant sales tax of approximately 9%. Hopefully, someone can explain that.

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

We went for my wife’s birthday. Enjoyed the restaurant, food was great.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect venue for any get together..food is fresh and delicious. Service professional and friendly.

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pleasant lunch experience. congratulations. hope to be back.

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J
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak and lobster.............great service, wish it was closer to where I live!!

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, service and food were both excellent. If you ask what to order, I would say anything you like, you will not be disappointed.

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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious, and we enjoyed sitting out on the terrace.

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WM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The garden view was so serene and beautiful. Can't wait until the weather is warm enough ti sit outside!

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A
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for brunch. I had "Anna's Fabulous Quiche" and it lived up to its name. It was as light as a feather but incredibly tasty. Even the roasted potatoes had a uniqueness.

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Favorite place to dine in Warrenton... always meets expectations and the food, service is consistently well above average.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since we moved here from NY 9 years ago, Claire's at the Depot has been our special occasion dining choice. We have not missed a birthday or anniversary. The food is terrific and the old depot building is a cross between elegant, funky and casual. We treasure this place.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Claire’s at the depot. We always recommend Claire’s for family and friends get togethers. We especially like to go for the Sunday buffet but lunch on Saturdays is great, too.

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