Claire's at the Depot

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1648 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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Special Easter Sunday Buffet on April 21, 11AM-3PM, $48/person. Accepting reservations. Call us for your table 540 351 1616. Menu will be posted soon on our website.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food for special occasions, always a nice place to take friends

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LS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious risotto and amazing service. The waitress overheard that it was my birthday and brought a special dessert !

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WT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s consistently wonderful with seasonal menu options, fantastic and quick service in a beautiful, converted former train depot. A 10.

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BR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Claire's quite often for lunch and on occasion for dinner meeting up with friends. We are always pleased with the choices we have made and our stay

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

We discovered Claire's some ten years ago, meeting our family for brunch. Atmosphere, service and food were all so outstanding that we continued our visits quite a few times a year, although it involves driving three hours to get there and back to where we live. Each visit is an experience to look forward to as we have always been impressed by the consistency of the quality of food and the genuine friendly and professional service. It will remain our preferred destination for brunch...

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

The food was great and the staff were just as amazing. Inside of the place is beautiful as well. Made for a wonderful Sunday brunch.

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l
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food, service and ambiance are wonderful. Been eating at Claires since she opened and never had a bad experience! My favorite restaurant!!!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire’s is our go-to restaurant for birthdays in our family. This time for my daughter’s 18th birthday. The food was incredible and service excellent as usual. Thank you again for a wonderful dinner!

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RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the two specials, tile fish and trio of filets. Both were excellent. I started with the clams and mussels, a bit salty for my taste. My wife had the beet salad, always a favorite.

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O
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best eats in Warrenton. Claire's can't be beat...fresh, creative and never disappointing from menu to service.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was prompt and professional, food was very, very well done. A beautiful experience.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great friendly service, somewhat overpriced. Tables are too close to one another and difficult to carry a decent conversation.

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KK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely. Food, service, decor—all top notch. Everyone brings their A-game!

Claire’s is our new go-to restaurant!

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BM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always! Incredible food and great service.

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CP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Claire's since it opened many years ago. I have never been disappointed. The food, service and atmosphere are always top rate. However, my experience this past week for Restaurant Week was a huge disappointment. Our entire table ordered the crab stuffed chicken with hollandaise sauce. One of our party sent it back as unedible. Another commented that it probably came frozen from a distributer and had been cooked on site. My recommendation to Claire is that if she is going to do Restaurant Week, the food should be prepared with her usual high standards. Otherwise, don't do it!

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v
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claires always a great place to go for special night out. Did not disappoint! Food and service were impeccable. The atmosphere and venue of train depot and especially being seated on outside porch with exposed brick wall and fireplace was lovely. Highly recommend!

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HS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal! The restaurant was beautiful! Leo was an exceptional waiter!

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j
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's at the Depot has the best food, never disappoints. Highly recommended!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful. We will definitely be back!

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CR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was excellent. We were attended by Laurie, who did a great job in every aspect. The timing of each part of the meal was perfectly done and we neither waited nor were hurried into each phase. The food was beautifully served and at the right temperature for each item. We really enjoyed Claire’s and it is one of our preferred restaurants for special meals.

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent!

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RC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table was ready for us when we arrived. The hostess brought us water and we settled down to look over the restaurant week specials. We selected a refreshing grapefruit cocktail, and made our choices. The house specialty She Crab Soup was shared. It was a perfect blend of creamy, savory, spicy and sweet. A mixed green salad with roasted corn and the Veal Scallopini from the restaurant week menu were ordered. My special request to substitute rice for the pappardelle was met with complete accommodation. My friend ordered the sea scallops, which was a generous portion of silver dollar sized scallops served over polenta and lightly sautéed spinach. The Grey Ghost Chardonnay was a nice accompaniment to all. We both completely enjoyed our meal. We shared the mixed berry compote with vanilla gelato to finish. All in all, we had a lovely dinner out.

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JH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening out. Our server was so helpful and attentive and her suggestions were excellent. Food was delicious.

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O
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with wonderful, warm ambiance. Food was quite good and our only bump in the road was when we asked that the mushroom ragout would be omitted from the filet mignon my daughter ordered, we were told "No". Made no sense then, makes no sense now. It's a "sauce", just don't pour it on her meat and we were good. Other than that, the meal was delightful. The petite filet was cooked exactly as requested as far as doneness was concerned. I would recommend this small and quaint restaurant to anyone!

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, consistently great food and service. Not a loud place. Very pleasant.

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BP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The veal was superb but the best dish was the special of the night, my wife's crab stuffed chicken. They should put that on the regular menu. The staff was very pleasant and attentive.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's at the Depot is a beautiful setting, and Chef Anna's creations are exquisite. A wonderful restaurant to visit for special occasions or to treat yourself to something above and beyond the norm.

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RB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Try the Filet Benedict for brunch - perfection! Wish I lived closer so I could go more often.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

She Crab soup was amazing!!!

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KK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! Simply charming!! The decor, the food, the service -- all top notch!! It's difficult to find nice restaurants this far from DC, but Claire's is an absolute gem. In fact, I made a reservation for our next dinner before we left the restaurant. You gotta go!!

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s
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very particular about everything from the food to the service. Def worth the drive and visit. Food was fabulous. Exceptional cuisine.

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RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Seat covers and table covers were soiled. They could use a cleaning and/or replacing.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Our server was attentive and kind. Noise level was low and the fireplaces were lit adding warmth and comfort on a winter day.
We’d love to see a house made seasonal ketchup to go with the steak and frites. Maybe cranberry, mango, persimmon....
Overall experience was excellent.

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GA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is the restaurant I select when celebrating a special occasion or treating a friend or friends to lunch. Always great food and great service!

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

As always, a great experience. The only thing that kept me from a 5 is that the chimichurri on the swordfish was bitter—maybe too much pith from the orange peel? The beet salad was amazing as always and the Aunt Beatty’s cake can’t be beat—and I’ve tried!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's continues to deliver great food and terrific service. Love it!

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always satisfied when we come to Claire’s. Everything on the menu is fabulous.

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TB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a lovely location and delicious food. i can't wait to go back.

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timer and was not disappointed. Will definitely be back.

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