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About Claire's at the Depot

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.

65 S. 3rd Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:

Parties 5 or more or special requests please call for reservations.

Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Lee Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 351-1616

Website:
http://www.clairesrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
For Special Events.

Catering:
Claire"s full service catering will make your next event truly special – from an elegant wedding - to an important business affair - to a company picnic of two thousand. Claire's offers a variety of fabulous foods to suit your taste and budget. Our menus are inspired by the seasons. We support local farmers whenever possible and are happy to accommodate vegetarian requests.

Parking Details:
Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance

Executive Chef:
Claire Lamborne

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Claire's at the Depot Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (46)
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Great for Lunch (42)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Romantic (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Cozy (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Bar Seating (18)
Casual (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Business Meals (16)
Authentic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Healthy (12)
Fun (11)
Seasonal (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Scenic View (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Great atmosphere and delicious brunch. Friendly, efficient service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Best service and food in Warrenton. All of the support staff and servers are polite and professional. Love the oysters!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was wonderful as always, and the service was just terrific!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service. Will definitely recommend and return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my first experience here. The refurbished train station was well laid out, and elegant. Even though we were 10 minutes late, they were very accommodating. They even offered to take my coat, and refilled our water constantly. Though at first glance people were dressed for a day on the town, you saw t-shirts and jeans also.

The server wasn't the friendliest I've had. Though he knew it was our first time, he didn't make us feel that welcome. He didn't offer to explain anything on the menu, or recommend a favorite dish. Just impersonal. I asked for plain pancakes at first, because the description of the "Apple Crisp" ones confused me. It turned out to be small amounts of apple baked in and some apples on top. Very delicious. He looked at me, kinda like I offended him with my request. He didn't check on us much after we got our plates, but after the shift change, the second server was kind and attentive.

In the end, we all enjoyed our food. It was quiet and cozy. I'd come back again. For the price, you got a good sized portion.

All in all try this place, but check the menu first if your picky.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a fabulous lunch at Claire's at the Depot! We requested a nice table and they gave us a cozy table by the stone fireplace in the main DR. My Husband and I both ordered the butternut squash soup which was amazing ! We also both ordered the vegetable quiche which was equally good. I had a apple cider mimosa with cinamon sugar on the rim .. sooo good! The highlight though was the bourbon pecan bread pudding .. can't say enough! Perfect 10 overall !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As always, excellent food, wonderful wait staff and great drinks. My favorite restaurant. I love this place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a lovely dining experience. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was impeccable. We will be heading back in the not to distant future.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent ambiance service and food consistently!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The staff is very pleasant and attentative. The food is delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent food, service is good and ambiance is outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Warrenton. Great price for value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Have gone to Claire's for many years - it has always been great food and service. And they have the best She Crab Soup I have ever had. Another favorite is the Yellow fin Ahi Tuna Wontons - it was not at all what I imagined when I first ordered it but I love Ahi Tuna so I tried it and it definitely did not disappoint.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love Louis and all the wait staff and come to the restaurant at least once weekly.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food and service were exceptional and even though we didn’t, have reservations they accommodated us promptly. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food, good looking restaurant, convenient for meeting friends. Server was somewhat abrupt. He seemed to want to rush us although not all the tables were occupied.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A nice restaurant! Very good food, but chaotic and slow service on the Friday night we visited. We probably got there at a time when staff were short and things not going well. We waited more than an hour for our main course to arrive, and had to move inside (from the back patio) because over the long wait, we got a chill sitting outside. They brought me my soup twice! Still, we would go back, because the food and ambience make it worth taking the chance...

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lively atmosphere, great selection of food, cocktails and wine. Its set off the main strip with its own parking. The server was very friendly, didn't feel like we had to wait a ridiculous amount of time for anything while at the same time didn't feel rushed to get through dinner and leave.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I was very disappointed in the crabcakes. Don’t know what seasoning they used, but it overpowered the taste of the crab. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but I’m not so sure about that now. It was very noisy, and we had to wait about 15 minutes for someone to come to our table to take our drink order.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our food was wonderful and the ambiance perfect and although the service was prompt and attentive... our waiter had a bit of an attitude because we were sharing everything... which we often do so that we can sample all courses. We always overtop because we were in the restaurant business and know how that is. Especially because we only drank iced tea and Pelligrino.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful place. Great food - excellent choice on menu. Good service.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I recommend Claire's for any occasion. The atmosphere is lovely, the service excellent and food delicious. I've been once for dinner and once for brunch and give them both a 10. The carrot cake and bread pudding are heavenly.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The positive's, the food and drinks were good to outstanding. I had two old fashioned's which were very well done. We began the night with a coconut shrimp appetizer which was delicious and plentiful to include the small Thai cucumber salad which was an absolute surprise as we both found it delicious and a great compliment to the shrimp. Entree's included the salmon which my wife found lacking in flavor despite the pineapple mango salsa. Admittedly she is not a huge spinach fan but she found the spinach and the couscous sides unremarkable. I had the ribeye with tobacco onions and muddled red bliss potatoes. Unlike my wife's experience, I found it was cooked perfectly and I loved the tobacco onions combined with the potatoes. Steak was as good as any I have had at a dedicated steakhouse. Highly recommend. For dessert we did the bread pudding and chocolate cake. Both were extremely good with the bread pudding getting an extra thumbs up from me. Delicious. The not so positive, our server was less than attentive, prone to drive bys which consisted of the annoying habit of asking a question while walking by and not giving us a chance to respond. This happened multiple times throughout the course of the meal. I would prefer 1-2 thoughtful check ins throughout the dinner rather the than 5-6 walk bys. The restaurant was busy but not packed so I am not sure if it was a staffing issue or if the server could use a bit more service training?

Overall we had nice dinner and it was nice to drive away from DC to enjoy a nice night out. We will definitely give Claires at the Depot another visit..

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love going to Claire's. The food is excellent. However, this time, our waitress seemed to be moving us through. She was very efficient but we felt like she was rushing us to finish. Not sure if it was because we didn't order drinks or appetizers. We're not drinkers and wanted to save room for dessert. She was polite. Just didn't get a warm feeling from her. I felt more welcomed from the nice lady refilling our water/tea.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I really enjoy going to Claire’s at the Depot for any occasion. We have never had a bad meal or experience. The food is always fresh and full of flavor. Claire’s offers local produce, meats and wine. Would recommend Claire’s for a wonderful night out with someone special or friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went for lunch for the 1st time and was not disappointed. Food and service was excellent.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything about the experience was excellent, starting with the warm welcome, then the She Crab soup (delicious!!!), the water glasses kept full, the timing of the courses, the menu items were diverse enough to address most any bent in fine dining. All four of us were quite pleased with the flavors and quantities.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

First, I indicated the restaurant is quiet. However, the night we visited there was a fairly large group of people drinking and having a very loud conversation. The noise became unbearable between the time we had our cocktails and started our appetizer. Our server apologized for the noise and invited us to go out to the patio to enjoy the rest of our meal in peace. We accepted; she brought out our drinks, a new table setting, and a new basket of bread and rolls. That is exceptional service.
Now on to the food: Absolutely the best she crab soup we've ever had. Rich with lots of crab meat and sherry, our only regret was that we ordered a cup instead of a bowl! For our entree we both chose the double stuffed pork chop; stuffed with cornbread and chorizo stuffing, served with sweet potato mash and red cabbage. It was fantastic. We had to bring home leftovers, which we had for dinner the next night. Desserts sounded great, but no room.
I realized after we had been there a while that thirty years ago we had a housewarming party catered by a Claire in Warrenton. I asked our server about it, and she confirmed that it was the same Claire. She still does catering, I was told.
In all, dinner was great; a fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere. I can't rave enough about the food, and will recommend it to anyone who plans on going to Warrenton.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Reservation was simple with OpenTable. Meals at Clair's are memorable, superb on every level. Prices are very reasonable. Ideal for a group of 2-4 for dining. Lovely patio, and friendly bar area are separate from dining room.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We met friends for lunch, and the day was perfect. We sat outside, and the tables were placed so we had a bit of privacy. The patio under the trees, with a water feature and beautiful landscaping, made it a delightful experience. The food was fresh, well prepared and delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant -- we will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Claire's is a restaurant with delicious food and a great atmosphere. We love to meet here for a special lunch with friends to catch up and enjoy this gem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Another good meal at the Depot.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great ambiance inside and out. Food was good, but I think a bit overpriced. Drinks were expensive which was irritating, especially for an $11 cosmopolitan, however it was VERY strong which helped me feel better about the cost, they do not skimp on the alcohol. My husband ordered coconut shrimp appetizer, as well as a cup of the she-crab soup and clam chowder, all very good. My husband ordered the prime rib which he said was tasty, but the au jus was just a splash on the plate instead of being as a side to dip the steak in. Maybe this is a more high class way of serving, we don't get out much. My ribeye was very tasty and perfectly cooked at medium rare. I would suggest to the restaurant that they replace their current steak knives as they were very dull and made even the most tender steak hard to cut. We ordered dessert which was actually underwhelming. The flourless chocolate cake was good, but not great, and the bread pudding with salted caramel sauce had a nice flavor, but wasn't rich and creamy like I was expecint. It had more of a dense cake texture. Good, not great. Overall we very much enjoyed our visit and I would recommend this restaurant. The inside is very pretty and you feel like it's an extra special place to eat. Plan on things being a tad over-priced, but I feel the overall experience makes it easier to cope with that.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Claire's lived up to what we had heard from others--great food, service and ambiance! Had a lovely meal with family.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was much better than the service. Had to ask for a glass of ice water five times.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very fortunate to have such an outstanding restaurant here in Warrenton!

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I was really excited to try this place. I'd heard rave reviews from a few friends. It has a fabulous atmosphere. The decor is simple, yet refined, and amazingly it felt conducive for both quiet dates and larger gatherings of friends.
The food was OK. Maybe it was too elevated for me? My husband had the she-crab soup and double cut pork chops. I'd had a cup of tomato dill soup for starters and ordered the Butternut Squash Risotto and added chicken at the suggestion of the waitstaff. I had a glass of chardonnay with dinner. The tomato soup was pretty good. The dill was a little over-powering, and unexpected (not too bad though). My husband got the she-crab soup, and while it was tasty, he said there were a lot of shells in his soup. The hot rolls were delicious. The main courses were just... eh. My chicken was fairly bland, and the risotto was the embodiment of autumn in flavor. It was creamy, yet still al-dente, the squash was cooked well and while the ginger was a bit much for me (I think it was ginger), it wasnt bad.
That being said, I felt that the price didn't accurately reflect the meal I received. Don't get me wrong, the portions were generous! I ate my leftovers for lunch today. While I thought the service was impeccable, ultimately I'm there for a good meal. This fell a little flat for me.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The salmon salad has the BEST dressing in it!! I could drink it down on any salad. Very citrusy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great Sunday brunch! Everything on the menu is delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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