Claire's at the Depot

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - highly recommend for food, serice and atmosphere.

B
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always great. We took some friends from DC and they enjoyed it as well.

GA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I and a friend enjoyed celebrating my birthday on Wednesday, January 15 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM or so. We all had the Jack Daniels Shrimp which is ALWAYS DELICIOUS! Our server Sherry was wonderful...very attentive and pleasant! We love coming to Claire's especially for birthday celebrations. I loved the bread pudding. Superb!
Gail Barb

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu was excellent with a marvelous choice of entrées. Lori our waitress was extremely helpful and I eligible and very pleasant. The entire brunch was very enjoyable

LT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for brunch there. It was wonderful!! The meal was delicious and service superb!

MT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's is a lovely restaurant, small town classy, a little pricey, but well worth the trip to Warrenton. Ask for Sherry, she did a terrific job waiting on our table.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience5

Usually great service but the kitchen had some sort of problem that night. It toke forever to get our food.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, look forward to dining with you again!

MA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service there was wonderful.

KY
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! Best restaurant with the best food in Warrenton!

SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy atmosphere. Couple of gas fireplaces. All the staff is very friendly and on top of their game. Their crab cakes were very good. A lot of lump crab with little stuffing. Highly recommend.

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Claire's highly! The food was delicious. The service very attentive and it's a beautiful atmosphere.

p
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappointed with Claire’s. Food was delicious. Service was fabulous. Lewis is fabulous.
Keep up the good work only place in warrenton worth the trip. I love food and know how to cook so Claire’s is to my standard. Thanks Claire

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. They read my request for a nice table and knew we would be lingering over the meal. I loved our table and while staff was attentive, they respected our desire to talk at length.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

PG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

roast beef sandwich the best ever. the atmosphere is lovely

K
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to be seated for a reservation early, and the service was spot on! There was a nice fire going with beautiful holiday decorations and the staff was quite friendly. Very accommodating.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch at Claire's never disappoints! We wanted some modifications to the standard menu and they were easily accommodated by our server/kitchen staff. This is one of my favorite places, never had a bad meal here.

BK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meals: carefully prepared and elegantly presented, tasty, and they did not assume I should be dieting! Attentive but not intrusive server; very responsive. An upscale ambience that was also a little rustic and interesting. Make a reservation; they have a busy loyal clientele.

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

LW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and the server was very good. My elderly father doesn’t hear well and our server made an extra effort so Dad could hear the specials. It’s a bit pricey but we will recommend it and are repeat customers. Thanks for a nice evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was excellent! Nice atmosphere and service.

MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's is a wonderful asset to Warrenton. The food is consistently great. Service always good even on busy nights. Thank you for another lovely dinner. Brava, Brava

J
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a great time!!!! The food was good...no, delicious! We can’t wait to go back!!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve lunch with family ... Claire’s never disappoints!

P
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great place...

HY
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We have chosen to have many special celebrations at Claire's over the years and until this last visit, it has been wonderful. I was very disappointed. It was Christmas Eve so I'm sure they were crazy busy but it was not the great Claire's experience that we have enjoyed many times. It was my mother-in-laws 90th bday so it was a big deal to say the least. The food was OK but they forgot about our appetizers and brought those after we were eating out main. When I made the reservations, I told them about the 90th bday and asked them if anything could be done to acknowledge the occasion....they said they would bring a special bday dessert out and that they would do that for her and they would take care of it. Her bday dessert never came. She wasn't expecting anything so at least she wasn't disappointed. We will definitely still go back but I think we will steer clear on major holidays when it's really busy.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, our “go to” place for exceptional food and service!

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We been at Claire's on several occasions. Normally there are three or four in our party. The garden room is beautiful and the bar area is much better than the average restaurant bar area. The help is excellent and extremely knowledgeable and the food is outstanding

KP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our annual friends Christmas lunch - and Claire’s was excellent as always!

MM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely place for a special meal in a charming setting. Outstanding service. Delicious food arrived quickly. Only downside was the produce. Fruit and tomatoes out of season, mushy and flavorless, detracted from the otherwise delicious dishes.

MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently fabulous and well worth the money

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday brunch. Had eggs benedict, and it was excellent. Server was friendly and very attentive. Nice atmosphere. We find all their staff to be very pleasant and outgoing. Highly recommend.

r
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good food and well taken care of.

TR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to everyone at Claire’s. We had a great time. Great place for an anniversary dinner.

SW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious but would have expected a more pleasant, welcoming and exuberant dining experience from wait staff. We had a celebratory lunch reserved for weeks and was expecting a more warm welcome, but it was just ok.

DR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Food is consistently good and staff are usually friendly.

SH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
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.