Claire's at the Depot

4.8
1808 reviews
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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always

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AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! We enjoyed ourselves and loved the food and drinks! Great place to celebrate a special occasion!

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

The staff is wonderful! Everyone from the hostess to the waitress were very pleasant. All our entrees were delicious!

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MF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We decided to have one last wedding anniversary dinner at Claire's. The food was great, our server was a bit distracted, but competent. Over all we had a nice dinner, but the restaurant was too warm for us to stay for desert. It's tough to get old buildings restricted with good AC, so I do take that into consideration. It's still a nice treat for a dinner or birthday.

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CO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will never be disappointed! Quality of the menu, service and Ambiance is excellent and consistent. (We have enjoyed several times) I have water front property and catch crabs to eat. Get the crabcake sandwich and cream of crab soup, it is outstanding.

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is the perfect spot for just about any occasion. This was a birthday lunch, which I indicated on my reservation, and we were greeted with a "Happy Birthday" and, after the meal, served a lovely complimentary Creme Brulee with a candle. Fantastic service and attention to detail!

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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, polite, helpful, pleasant staff, good service.... Some of the guests were loud, but that's not the restaurant's fault. I guess there's no helping bad manners.

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MW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful local restaurant. If you are looking for a consistent, and delicious place to eat in Warrenton, check them out!

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ND
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. Everything about our experience was superb!

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C
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a lovely evening. We were delighted with the excellent service and delicious meal. Our drinks were great as well. Thank you!

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B
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Any time we visit the wine country, Claire’s is our first choice!
Great place!

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious mahi-mahi over ratatouille and a bit of pasta hit the spot.

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MH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Claire’s is a treat. Great food and service.

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w
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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GH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All three of us enjoyed the ambiance and mahi-mahi entree finished off on a sweltering day with an assortment of sorbets. The service was attentive and pleasant all done with a smile

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JW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place. Consistent great food and service. Have enjoyed dining hear for several years

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JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice lunch, attentive staff.
Excellent steak and wedge salad.
Easy parking.

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g
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious-it always is! This is my favorite restaurant in the area. It's consistently great.

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T
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Clair’s was excellent. A beautiful garden, excellent and interesting food, and outstanding service. A perfect anniversary dinner.

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FK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always outstanding, the food is delicious and never disappoints, especially with regard to seasonal freshness, and the atmosphere couldn’t be lovelier. My favorite place to go for a special occasion.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire’s at the Depot is one of our favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is lovely. I appreciate the staff’s friendliness and they always accommodate any special request.

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PH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, service was great, atmosphere was perfect!

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l
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our lunch, as always, was excellent. Our service was great! Only complaint about the food was the graham cracker crust on the key lime pie was too thick and hard to cut through. Our final bill seemed surprisingly high for lunch so I would like lower prices, if possible.

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F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here for brunch every year for our Anniversary and love it! The “she crab soup” is the best around!

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M
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Claire’s and Claire. Brunch was wonderful. We were seeing an old friend who was passing through. We were never rushed or given the side eye to leave. It is our place to go for special occasions or just on days DNI g in “y”.

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g
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The specials on this evening were great! Claire's is a can't beat for great food and service. Gem of Warrenton.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food in a quaint, elegant atmosphere. Staff were very friendly, and authentic - the interactions didn't feel forced, and even the host remembered and addressed us by name as we left. Had the blackened dayboat scallops dish. The scallops were cooked perfectly, and the gouda infused grits with andouille were delicious. Definitely a repeater.

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E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was wonderful as usual. We were celebrating a friend's retirement. She loved it and that was what was important to me.

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WM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we will return! service great, menu choices exceptional.

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DY
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely enjoyed the amazing food and our waitress was fantastic! This was a 21st Anniversary to remember.

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Quaint environment. Good convenient place to meet friends. Would defiantly visit again.

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J
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes and veal with mushroom cream sauce were excellent and service was great!!

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RT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is our favorite restaurant. We enjoy eating here several times a week.

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SB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch....crab soup, steak frites, flourless chocolate cake

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CO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claires was excellent! We went for Father's Day and had a wonderful time. The food is fantastic, a great atmosphere, and great service! Highly recommend the Ahi Tuna Wonton apps!

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B
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Father's Day brunch at Claire's. The food was absolutely wonderful. From preparation to presentation, it was very pleasing and delicious. The service was excellent in that we were promptly seated upon arrival and our server was attentive and cordial throughout the meal. The ambience is simply a breath of fresh air. We plan to eat at there as often as possible and hope to make it an annual Father's Day event. This is a restaurant that I will absolutely recommend for all occasions. We live in Charlottesville and will not hesitate to make the drive to eat at Claire's.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was great, this is one of the best places in Warrenton to eat

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SB
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had Fathers Day brunch and the quiche was wonderful and the Dad’s mix grill was very good. But the lamb was a little over done. The breakfast potatoes was really good! The atmosphere is the best. It is set in an old train stations and the charm is excellent. The servers were friendly and pretty timely.

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Claire's and as we were leaving yesterday, my husband and I agreed that we should eat there more often, especially the brunches.

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