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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
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9:00 PM
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Claire's at the Depot

4.7
1337 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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
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Phone number
(540) 351-1616
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Claire Lamborne
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lee Street
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Parking details
Public parking on Lee street, 3 minutes walking distance
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Entertainment
For Special Events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1337 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Perfect as always, glad they have the lease worked out and are staying in Warrenton.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The coconut cake was a little dry and not something I would order again. I love the key lime pie that you used to have on the menu. Overall, I think the food is very good.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Consistently good food!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent dining experience. While visiting the area for the weekend, we decided to try Claire’s. We were certainly not disappointed. Service and food were exceptional. There is a perfectly quaint historical feel to the restaurant which is exactly what you would expect in historic downtown Warrenton. I highly recommend you try it out. We enjoyed it so much we returned the next day for brunch and the second visit was just as great as the first. Top notch brunch as well.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Claire's at the Depot is our favorite restaurant. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is excellent. Specials are creative and presentation is beautiful. We were able to eat outside on the patio for the first time this season - the gardens were lovely. If you go, don't miss the Claire's crab soup. It's the best!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Claire's is always delightful, the food delicious, the service - is very friendly and personable and the servers are attentive, and if they don't know something (but they generally do) happy to ask...We love going here and sitting at the bar for drinks and appetizers and also to sit in the lovely dining area for special occasions. If you go the steak frites are delicious, as is the she-crab soup - I'm not even big on crab and I love it, my husband had crab cakes - and they were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Enjoyed the outside patio!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food and atmosphere at lunch was most enjoyable. Our server was exceptional. Would always go back!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I’ve been toClaire’s a number of times. I’ve been there for women’s lunches, anniversaries, birthdays and it has never failed as a great dining experience. I love Claire’s. As a matter of fact, my best friend and her husband make a special trip out here from Arlington just for lunch at the restaurant. The menu is not extensive, but there is plenty to choose from and all the ingredients are fresh and very nicely presented. I’m so happy Claire’s will be here in Warrenton for a few more years with its lovely ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My husband and I recently visited Claire's to celebrate our anniversary, and we couldn't have picked a better place. The food was fantastic, and everyone at the restaurant treats you like family. They truly care about your dining experience and want you to enjoy every aspect of the restaurant. Claire's is a gem in Old-Town Warrenton, and we will be visiting again very soon!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of the nicest restaurants that I have visited in the whole Northern Virginia area. Great ambiance, delicious and innovative food, and perfect service.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Everything was excellent. Online reservation was for 12:30....system screwed it up and made for 1:15. May want to correct it

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Claire’s makes every occasion special!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

A wonderful evening at Claire's. As always, everything was top notch! This is arguably the best restaurant in Warrenton. Try it!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Claires at the Depot is a Warrenton treasure, fantastic food, always difficult to make a choice but never disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I had not been to the Depot in 35 years/-no kidding
It was the place to go years ago—I imagine it has changed hands several times—it is just as wonderful as I remember
Can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything we tried from the menu was delicious. Loved the atmosphere at Claire’s.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

On line reservation issues with open table. Easily corrected with outstanding staff that took the initiative. This is one of our caforite places in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fabulous! We always stop on our way back from Charlottesville

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very good service, was seated as we entered.... our meals were very good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A true Warrenton gem, Claire's never disappoints! The food was delicious and worth every penny...especially the she crab soup...it is famous for a reason!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Never a disappointment - brought a friend that had never been there and she said she will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We've been to Claire's several times and never disappointed with the food or service. We live in Fairfax it takes us about an hour to get there. It's worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It is a lovely dining room especially when you can overlook the garden. The only real down side is that is too noisy in the dining room. It would help if the noise level were low. Food is great...seevice is good....wine list could be expanded and include some good house wines.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderful special Birthday🎉🎊celebration
Four delicious entrees were selected..Duck Quesadilla with Brie was delicious accompanied by perfectly spiced black beans, Salmon Salad cooked to perfection, Tuna Wontons an incredible staple dish that's always fresh , and Seafood Stew loaded with an ample amount of wonderful
Shrimp, scallops etc! Divine chocolate cake with candle for bday girl topped off the meal...
Gracious service from the waitstaff and nice warm greeting from the hostess to the lovely decor all set the tone for a funfilled lunch and Italian prosecco and Pinot Grigio add to the Festivities!!
Always happy to be here and recommend highly..⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Spur of moment solo Sunday brunch. I’m in short walking distance. Sat at the uncrowded bar. The barkeep was attentive and amiable. Ordered bowl of she-crab bisque followed by a pair of perfectly rare grilled tenderloins of beed served à la Eggs Benedict. Then I had the superb warm mixed berry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with a cup of good coffee. The whole experience - staff cordiality, ambience, and excellent cuisine- was first rate.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have always have friendly, efficient staff, delicious meals (although this time my corn beef was not hot, but the other three entrees ( beef fillet, fish fry & burger)were perfect.

We love the atmosphere, the table cloths & the usual cloth napkins ( although this time napkins were paper).

We look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and excellent service. This restaurant is a true hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent as always. Food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. This restaurant never fails.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I chose the beet salad, and the grilled shrimp and grits with andouille sausage entree. Delicious! My friends all enjoyed their meals, but wished they had ordered what I did instead.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Claire's at the Depot has been the best, most elegant place to dine in Warrenton for many years. I hope to enjoy special occasions and celebrations there for many years to come. The food and service is always outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have been going to Claire's for 10 years for date nights and anniversary dinners. The food is always outstanding. The waitstaff are neatly dressed, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. We thoroughly enjoy every meal we have there. My wife had the crabcake special and I had the prime rib and as usual, both dishes were fantastic. Elegant without being pretentious.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Probably the best steak I've ever had. The atmosphere was perfect and it is a beautiful little restaurant. Our waiter was rather unfriendly and checked on us only a few times, otherwise I would give this beautiful gem five stars.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

First time visit to Claire's. Went for Sunday brunch. food was fantastic, atmosphere was great, staff was friendly and professional. Will be going back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First, our service was just right. Not too fast, not too slow. We needed extra time to decide what we wanted and our server gave us the time we needed without being intrusive.

Now on to the food.

The calamari and coconut shrimp appetizers were outstanding.
The bread was crispy, warm and just the right texture.
The arugula salad was just superb.
The Old Fashion house specialty drink was one of the best Old fashion's I've had in a long time. Very enjoyable.

Our friends both had the planked salmon which they both enjoyed.

My wife had the filet mignon , it came cooked correctly, as ordered at medium rare. Doing great so far.

I decided to try one of the entree specials of the evening. Flounder stuffed with crab meat. I've had this other at other restaurants and enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, this particular dish was very disappointing.
The flounder was very dry , dried out and too browned on the ends of the filet and the crab meat stuffing was almost non-existent.
This flounder was WAY overcooked.

Not enough of a disappointment to not return, but I hope in the future more attention will be given to the cooking time of fish dishes. Fish cooked properly is wonderful. Overcooked fish is tough, dry, and a chore to eat. I could not drink enough water to wash the dry fish down. I left half of the fish on my plate, just too dry to swallow.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Claire's at the Depot never disappoints and my Daily Special of grilled Rockfish and cauliflower cakes was out of this world.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Claire’s food and atmosphere is always wonderful. Service is normally superb but this occasion is was a bit off. I felt rushed when one of the first comments from the wait staff was “I have to get your order because we close at 2.” If the kitchen won’t take an order for a group with a reservation for 1:30 then don’t book reservations passed 1:00. Otherwise the service received was fine.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We live Alexandria and picked a midway point for the other couple and was very please with the choice

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Love Claire's, never disappointed. Wonderful food, great service. The best restaurant in Warrenton.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wanted to take my best friend to a different spot other than the typical Northern Virginia Restaurants. We made a great decision to try Claire's. Our food was delish, and the staff was lovely. They even brought out our desert with a candle to wish a happy birthday to my girlfriend.

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