Claire's at the Depot

4.8
2237 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

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Join us for a special three course Valentine's Dinner on Sunday, February 14th, 2021. Reservations by phone only. Please call us to book your table at 540 351-1616. Menu coming soon. Visit our website: clairesrestaurant.com. Prix Fix Dinner at $75/person. Tax and Gratuity not included.

What 2237 people are saying
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PatriciaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! I had Shrimp risotto with freshly grated parmesan. Great service! I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant and just had to try it out. Five stars!!

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EugeneS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Other than our entree coming before we had finished our appetizer, the service and everything else was great. And that was only a minor peccadillo.

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CraigMAC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the she crab rocked. Awesome specials as well.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much for the excellent rating and kind words. Please visit us again.

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SuzieQ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. We had a quiet dinner for two with time to have conversation and enjoy delicious food. Hope to dine again at this delightful restaurant!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the stellar rating and great review. We are so very happy to lear that you enjoyed your dinner here at Claires. Please come to visit us again in the near future.

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KevinB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, as always.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded a day ago

Thank you so very much!

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vipLoriU
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch! One of the best I have enjoyed. Really cute restaurant, great service.
Will definately be back!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your kind words and the excellent rating. We hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate a friends’ birthday. Food was great and loved the ambience as well.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind words and the stellar review. Happy New Year!

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Oneladyryder
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you your rating. We hope to see you again in the near future. Happy New Year!

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Andy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect dining at Claire’s was exceptional. The service was impeccable. The food was absolutely scrumptious. We will be back!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you so very much for your stellar rating and kind review. The greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from happy guests. Happy New Year! Please visit us again.

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JimT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Like to go to Claire's at least once a month if at all possible. The She Crab Soup is to die for!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for your continued patronage and your kind words. Happy New Year! Hope to see you soon again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying a holiday visit with family. Claire’s is always a favorite!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for the stellar rating and Happy New Year!

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Debbie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Good service and good food. Will go again.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for your review and rating. Hope to see you again in the near future. Happy New Year!

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KaitlynS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with great food, quick service, and a romantic ambiance

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thankl you for the excellent rating and kind review. Happy New Year!

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AprilF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience! A++ drinks, food and atmosphere.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you so very much for the stellar rating and excellent review. We certainly hope to see you in the near future. Happy New year!

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vipVscrivner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for rating us. Happy New Year!

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GolyH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating there every year for Christmas eve

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for your continued support, kind words and excellent rating. We wish you a Happy New Year. Please visit us again in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You made our Christmas Eve a great celebration!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

So very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas Eve Celebration with us. We wish you a Happy New Year. Thank you for your review and rating. Hope to see you again in the near future.

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InamistFarm
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm sorry to be repetitive, but I love this place. Food is outstanding, service is great, owner stops by to chat, if you have a bad experience here blame it on the pandemic.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

You just made our day! You should know that the biggest joy we feel is when we hear from happy guests. Thank you for your continued patronage. Hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant experience I have ever had. The food was perfect, all courses, and the ambiance, service, and overall ease of the experience are all now unmatched. I cannot wait to go back. Bravo, Claire’s!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on January 8, 2021

Wow! Thank you so very much! Words of happy guests are the greatest compliments we can wish for. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you in the near future. Happy New Year!

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Cindy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual Christmas brunch the Sunday before Christmas for several years running was just as enjoyable as always - perhaps extra enjoyed this year. Everything was fantastic and the restaurant was so festive in its decorations. We will see you again very soon!

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always charming, great specials and overall a fabulous experience!

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vipgirlsluncher
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch a true pleasure as usual. Delicious food. Kind, helpful service. We felt perfectly safe. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a celebratory dinner commemorating the sale of my condo. Luis was our waiter. He welcomed us and congratulated us on the sale as he arrived at our table. He also remembered that we had celebrated an anniversary the last time we ate here. The food was wonderful! We had the coconut shrimp appetizer that had a yummy peanut sauce for dipping with a little side of cucumber salad. We split a bottle of Tribute Sauvignon Blanc — a new favorite. I had the blackened day boat sea scallops and my partner had the Jack Daniels shrimp. The food, drink, ambiance, and service were perfect for our special occasion meal.

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ParadigmSolutions
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent, have never had a bad experience here, A+++++++

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff, food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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RarelyOutparents
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We like to enjoy a nice dinner every once in a while, no problem paying a premium price. However, the food was hardly worth the price paid. We are picky, but are willing to call a spade and spade. There was nothing uniquely special about the meal, in fact we commented we could have had a tastier meal from bone fish. Bottom line it was forgettable.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for the stellar rating and your kind words. We certainly hope to see you again in the near future. Happy Holidays!

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DonnaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and the food was wonderful!

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russ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all great as usual.. a dual birthday celebration..thanks

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for your continued patronage and support as well as for the wonderful rating. Happy Holidays! We hope to see you soon again.

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vipHarryMargaret1
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch and atmosphere. She crab soup, fried oysters, Cesar salad and crab cake sandwich.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 11, 2020

Glad to lear that you enjoyed your luncheon at Claire's. Your kind words and great rating is much appreciated. Happy Holidays! Please visit us again.

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vipMary
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took a friend here for a birthday lunch . She loved it.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for celebtaing your friend's birthday here at Claire's. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your luncheon with us. Happy Holidays! We hope to see you again in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for your stellar rating. Happy Holidays.

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RalphB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you for the stellar rating! Happy Holidays.

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vipRichardG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm atmosphere, attentive staff, and wonderful food.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you for the stellar rating and your great review. We wish you a Happy and Safe Hoiday Season. Hope to see you in the near future.

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KathyJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you for your great rating. Happy Holidays. hope to see you again in the near future.

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ParadigmSolutions
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite and "go-to" locally owned and operated restaurant. Always exceptional in every way, food, service and ambience all world-class!

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you so very much for the amazing compliment! As with any business, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from happy guests. Your continued patronage is much appreciated. We wish You a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

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LindaB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner as always. Comfortable even with the pandemic. Servers cleaned each area as guests left. Service was impeccable.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and excellent review. True, we are doing our best to make our guest safe! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Happy Holidays. Please visit us again.

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vipVolfan13
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here - already planning our next trip! She-crab soup and oysters were delicious.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you for your rating. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you are planning to dine with us again. Your patronage us much appreciated. We wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

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vipredsun33
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Consistent yes, new menu items no.
Enjoy the atmosphere, the staff and the food however it's time to add a few items.

Claire's at the Depot
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you for rating us. We are always thankful for the opportunity to grow, learn and improve from our guests’ feedback. We wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

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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 2237 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.