Claire's at the Depot

4.8
2636 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2636 people are saying
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KateK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab soup delicious. Small filet delicious. Cosmo delicious.

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FGGG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Claire's was excellent. I had the fish of the day, Rockfish, and it was excellent. My husband had the steak frites and it was also excellent. The service was right on point. Highly recommend Claire's!

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AngieR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time having a meal at Claire’s . We absolutely loved our evening. Our server was so sweet, she gave us all the time to enjoy our delicious dinner! We will definitely return and highly recommend this fabulous eatery!

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Teri
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Claire's and it will not be my last. My whole experience was wonderful, from the cuisine, to the atmosphere, to the service. I will highly recommend Claire's to my friends and family.

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Carbsiftheyreworthit
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the veal scallopine - amazing. And make sure to get the salted caramel gelato.

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vipLexiA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service at Claire’s.

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johnh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We have been here before and the service was very good. This visit was not up to standards! The wait between drinks and order placement was excessive. I had to ask another waiter to get some attention to place our order. The worst part was the wait to receive our food. It was excessive! The fact that Clair's is short staffed in the kitchen certainly had an impact, but the solution is not to take as many reservations, thereby reducing the load on the kitchen.
I'm not sure I will recommend the restaurant to others until staffing can improve.

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handers
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best restaurant around!! Would highly recommend . The food never disappoints.

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3girlfriends
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's never disappoints! Favorite place to dine in Warrenton!

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PhyllisR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Let me start by saying we love Clair's and will definitely go back but I have to admit that we were a little disappointed last night when our wine was delivered halfway through our main course. We ordered it in plenty of time to avoid this, but it happened anyway. Our waitress came by twice and said the bar was preparing the wine but when she finally brought it she had to still uncork it. Not sure what she meant by the bar was preparing the wine. It took so long that at one point we all stopped eating so we would still have some of our dinner left to enjoy with the wine. Not what one expects from a nice establishment like Clair's. We hope the next visit will live up to our expectations.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed Claire’s at the Depot last night tremendously!! The food was fresh and outstanding! I will return for sure!!

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Disneygirl
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Warm and Attentive but unobtrusive service. The food is always excellent. And ambiance especially in the winter holiday season is magical. We Need to get there in the summer and try that still. A warm gracious retreat from the hectic world!

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KimA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out, service and food was awesome, great holiday celebration!

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PamK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was outstanding! I had the Atlantic Cod and it was the best I’ve ever had. Their Thai Peanut Salad is another go to. Can’t go wrong with anything that you order. The service is always excellent and the atmosphere is really nice especially if you get seated near the fireplace.

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BillG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been there many times and it was fine as usual...

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience to celebrate a birthday. Ambient noise level made talking difficult.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding! Tried steak this time and it didn’t disappoint! She crab soup, southwest Caesar, pork chop and cream brûlée were as amazing as we have come to expect! The decor is beautiful at Christmas and we had a lovely quiet spot to enjoy our anniversary meal. Service was 10/10, again, as always.

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MookieLF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing she crab soup! Always a favorite. I enjoyed a Beet and Goat cheese salad with grilled salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The restaurant was decorated for Christmas and my guest and I had a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back soon.

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PeggyS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire’s always makes our meals special. Food is delicious and the staff is always helpful, courteous and kind.

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CHARLESB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant NEVER disappoints. It has a very intimate and cozy feel, which is just perfection for a winter night meal with friends or that special someone. The menu
is always very balanced, with something for every taste, and the food is consistantly
top notch. If you've never visited this establishment, you're in for a treat!

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CalGal
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wish there had been more acknowledgement that we are still living in a pandemic -- Omicron variant is on the rise -- and seating had been more separated inside or fewer reservations had been made for the time period. Food is good and wait staff was efficient and gracious.

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vipTomM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server made our experience outstanding.

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Expose
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good an experience as we have come to expect at Clair’s.

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KorenC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Staff was friendly and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first visit to Claire’s was amazing!! We will definitely be back. I’m so glad we picked Claire’s for our anniversary dinner.

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NanF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The She Crab Soup is always wonderful. It's a must for each visit. Everything is delicious.. I can think of no better place to celebrate the holidays or my birthday! Sitting in front of the fireplace was lovely on a cold afternoon.

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HappyGirl
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!. Festive for holidays.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine at Claire’s at the Depot as often as possible…Always excellent with wonderful staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Wife and I travelled from Texas to spend time with her sister and fiancé. Wanted a special meal with them. Food good. Service a tad slow (they were very busy.)
Noise level was horrendous; could not hear each other across the table. Patrons at other tables shouting and loud. Probably will not return in evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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Emily
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special place to celebrate special occasions!!! Everything was wonderful and we can’t wait to come back to celebrate more special events in the future! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a truly amazing meal with wonderful service.

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Paul
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, location, service....our first choice whenever we're near Warrenton!

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MarilynF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect restaurant for us to meet again after covid. Everything was perfect.

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Gatto
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to eat at Claire’s. Meeting up with old friends for lunch but noise level was pretty high for conversation. Otherwise terrific place.

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Wendy
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Claire's at The Depot. Thank you so much.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We’ve had such great experiences at Claire’s in the past. This time the food was just off. The soup was overly thick (as if not completely watered down from concentrate) and the risotto was undercooked… grainy and weeping liquid. The salmon and the steak were both under seasoned… not tasting of much at all. Such a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always 1st Class!!! Thank you!

FAQs

Claire's at the Depot offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 351-1616.

Claire's at the Depot is rated 4.8 stars by 2636 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.