Claire's at the Depot

4.8
2360 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2360 people are saying
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LaurenM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! Our server was a big part of the experience being so good. This is a great place to celebrate your anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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vipEddie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding in all aspects. It had all the extra touch to make it stand out so perfectly.

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DollyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have been to Claire's a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is always good and it is a place I recommend to friends who enjoy eating at a place that is above the average.

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jjay
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient & pleasant staff. Delicious lunch Quiche, Salmon, Salad and Berry Crisp. A lovely personal touch when pleasantly charming Claire who spoke to most guests.

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Michael
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious fare in a handsomely restored train station just steps from the main drag in Warrenton. Service, food and ambience were spot on. The gardens are lovely too.

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RonK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was relaxing and the service was excellent. The food was very good too.

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Sarasotafoodie
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. We really enjoyed our dinner. Everything was perfect, service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Food was great. Waitress let us try the she crab soup. AMAZING. Waitress was great! We will come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Claire’s, the staff is great, food is wonderful, and the prices are reasonable to better than your average restaurant given the quality of the food. We would have spent the same on much less elsewhere.

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BristowResident
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted as always with respect and a kind smile by our hostess and our server. We were given two full glasses of champange for our 10th wedding anniversary and a lovely window seat. Though it was rush hour for lunch, were given top quality service and our food came out hot and delicious. The she crab soup is my favorite on the dish, and my salmon was so filing and fresh, I had enough left over for dinner. My husbands' rock fish he said was the best he's ever had. I had a bite and it was melt in your mouth amazing. Our beverages were amazing and I just loved how quickly we were seated, though a tad late on our reservation. Claire's has been one of my favorite places to celebrate an event or even a lovely Sunday brunch. I highly recommend Claire's at the Depot, and plan to take friends and family there again.

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Cheryl
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the drive to Warrenton. Food was delicious and served artfully. Rockfish for my husband and the Salmon Salad for me. Both are dishes we would order again.

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SylvieG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The honey glazed salmon salad was very good as well as the ahi tuna appetizer.

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vipQuiltmama
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've never been disappointed with Claire's. First time back since pandemic started. Tables well spaced. Food is wonderful. She crab soup a given appetizer. I tried the hearty cobb salad with 6 lg grilled shrimp for first time and was outstanding. Coconut cream cake not to b missed. You can never go wrong with their layer cakes.

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PeggyS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go to” restaurant for friends to meet to celebrate together. Absolutely love this place! Have missed it during the pandemic.

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Will
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Food was incredible.

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ChicoBabe
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess and server both wished me a Happy Birthday when we arrived, and our service and food were excellent. We enjoyed fabulous salads which provided excellent leftovers the following day. We happened to meet Claire outside the restaurant as we were leaving and she is absolutely charming as well as informative. The experience made my birthday even more special.

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DanO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased

Very quick arrival of food

Nice ambience

Will definitely be back

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LisaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular! Food is always superb.

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Effy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Claire’s - this time for dinner. Fabulous. Food was perfect. The wine selection was nice. Service was great. Price was right. Highly recommended.

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ScottD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant with great food, service and ambience.

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Seashels
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 32nd anniversary at Clare's.
From the moment we walked in we were impressed not just by the historic building but by the outstanding service. The staff was attentive without being intrusive.
The food was delicious and portions were perfect. Our complements to the chef.
We will definitely be returning.

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vipMichaelF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for lunch and dinner. Always great food, atmosphere and service. Never ever had a bad meal or bad experience.

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YumInMyTum
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little slow to seat us. And then the waiter was a little slow to service us. The food was great. overall very good.

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vipShirlS
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always one of my favorites. It is a charming restaurant and consistent in the quality of the food served. If you haven't been it is worth the trip to try the crab soup - it is excellent. The tuna wontons are also a favorite - but there are also many other options to choose from - making it difficult at times to pick only one.

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JohnY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's is aa outstanding eating experience, from the moment you enter. My group of three was seated immediately for our 1230 reservation outdoors. The server attended to us at once. Drinks were promptly provided and our oyster appetizer seemed to appear almost as soon as we ordered it. Our lunch orders then came just as quickly, fresh salads, a sandwich and ricotta from my friends. Delicious. Beautiful sunny day. Complaints? Well, okay, the metal outdoor chairs are a bit hard on the posterior and the lunchtime crowd tends to overwhelm the available parking. But it's worth it. That's why we keep coming back.

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kathryn
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire’s is my favorite restaurant! It is welcoming and friendly with consistently great food. The location is awesome for meeting DC and Central Va friends. The gardens and dining room are just right🌷

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review about your visit with us. We really appreciate it. Please come and see us in the near future!

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NOVA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful and the atmosphere on the patio is relaxing.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the stellar rating and review. Kindly appreciated. Hope to see you soon again.

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Beverly
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, everything was perfect! Service, food, and atmosphere were all just right!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Your excellent review and rating is much appreciated. Thank you!

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ThomasG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This rustic setting was a beautiful and the ambiance was really nice for a Sunday brunch. The food was outstanding from drinks (tropical mimosa) to dessert (Coconut Cake). Would highly recommend for all meals.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review and perfect rating! So very happy to hear that you've enjoyed your brunch here at Claire's. .Please visit us again

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vipDonaldJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Sunday brunch at Claire’s for my wife’s birthday. As always, the food, service, and ambiance were first class. I was exceptionally pleased to see that there were vegetarian options added to the brunch menu from the last time we visited. Always a great experience.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you so very much, so pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your wife's birthday brunch here at Claire's.

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Eldorado5
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunch of apps and salads. Especially friendly server and clean beautiful space. Hope to come again soon.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you so very much!

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vipLandadinner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, warm and inviting place to relax. Good food and good service. Great seeing Claire around the restaurant.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and rating!

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Cabs
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best in town and our favorite restaurant around.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you so very much!

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Gladelle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bay scallops were wonderful and served beautifully surrounded by fresh spinach which really added to all the flavors. I loved it.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Your review and rating is much appreciated. Thank you.

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MaryEwing
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love Claire's! A favorite restaurant that never disappoints.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

And we certainly appreciate you. Thak you!!!!

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GaGa
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Bar is so warm and inviting. The hostess seemed distracted and not quite with it. Our waitress; Diana; was very nice and very organized. Her timing also right on. Enjoyed our food and dessert.

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Ajillity
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The neighborhood gem of Warrenton. I drive 40 miles each way to eat at Claire's with friends.

Professional wait staff is great.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 30, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and stellar rating!

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R2D2
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Reviews are relative, restaurants are relative to location and competition. This is not. Michelin star restaurant. But absent The Inn, this is the best restaurant in the Warrenton-Culpeper area. Foti's closed, the Main Street restaurants are good but in a different class. Claire's stands out.

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Robert
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Claire’s did not disappoint!! First visit in a long while! Was so happy to get to go back! The crab cake special was just perfect!!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you for coming back! We are so very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit with us. Your patronage is much appreciated and we hope to see you again in the near future.

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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 2360 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.