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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Ring us for your table. See menu on our home page!

Claire's at the Depot Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (47)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Great for Lunch (41)
Worth the Drive (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Cozy (34)
Romantic (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Business Meals (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Casual (20)
Authentic (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Healthy (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Seasonal (13)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Scenic View (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Our second time. Every bit as good as the first visit. Excellent food! An upscale neighborhood ambiance. Friendly and classy. Would recommend to anyone that will be in the area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and food. Eager to please the customer

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We are regular patrons at Claire's and the staff has never failed to impress us. On this particular occasion, though, my wife ordered the special garlic prime rib and this dish was not really up to Claire's standards. The maitre' de, though, made everything right which clearly exhibits the class of Claire's staff and how much they care for their customers. BTW - the filet mignon was absolutely PERFECT! And the She Crab soup was absolutely exceptional!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our fourth trip and it was excellent as usual.
Food was excellent as was the service. We will be back.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Disappointed with first cup of coffee as it was lukewarm. Refill was hot and fresh what I expected my first cup to be. Otherwise as always a great dining experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A pleasant evening

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

CLAIRES never disappoints. Always excellent food and service. Very creative menu and cocktails. A true gem in a fantastic small town.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The bar was packed so could not have a pre-dinner drink but it looked good. Service was excellent, drinks were very good too. I had a Jack Daniels old fashion and my wife had a dirty kettle one martini both very good. We had calamari for an hors d’oeuvre which was not good. It seemed pre-cooked and nuked. My wife had salmon which she thought was excellent. I had veal scallopini over noodles with gravy and green beans. The taste was excellent but the veal was well done. I would have preferred medium. We had bread pudding for dessert which we would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

great fried oysters. Very nice wine choices. pork chop a bit dry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Same as always. Wonderful and seems like it never disappoints. We had a nice corner table for 5. Very cozy.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nicole was our waitress for a birthday celebration! She was attentive without being over attentive. The soup crab she was divine and the ez of ordering the table on line, perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always consistent. Good basic menu and amazing specials.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful, romantic setting, outstanding food, and attentive service. What more can one ask? Definitely will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just down and out a great restaurant. Wonderful service, great food, and a great setting.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I had never heard of Claire's before and was looking for a place for Christmas Eve brunch/lunch with my family and it popped up. The reviews looked positive so off we went. It's hidden back in Old Town Warrenton but was easy enough to find. The ambiance is great. Nice and cozy feeling while not being a small place. The staff was absolutely amazing. Very attentive without being overly so and extremely friendly. The food was better than average and just the right portion size. We will definitely be going back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went to brunch. Shared the Cheasepeake poached eggs with crab. Great. Great service

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Claire’s was a fabulous spot for our date night. The filet was done perfectly and the salted caramel bread pudding was to die for. I would recommend Claire’s!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Claire’s is always a great time. The food and service are on point each time. ❤️

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything I ate and drank, from bread to filet mignon and frites right down to the coffee, was a contender for the best I ever had. This place is outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The service was good, but the waitress kept coming back to the table to pick up items and then left the check and kept coming to check on that- I was with friends I hadn't seen in awhile, and we were not in a hurry. It became annoying, and felt like we were being rushed. It was the end of the evening, so the there were plenty of tables.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Second visit to Claire's for dinner. The food was perfect which for me means: fresh, not overly seasoned but delicately so, flavor and textures married perfectly. Wait staff efficient, natural, friendly, and present all items very well. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had great service and were accommodated for our seating request. The soup was good but appetizer and main were nothing special. The quality of the food and presentation seemed uninspired and not what I'd recommend to others.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Every time we go here it’s fabulous - never disappoints! Food is delicious and ambiance is lovely. Our favorite in the local area!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Awesome restaurant. Great food, great service and beautiful place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

I requested a different table from the one that was first offered because of noise and traffic. That request was honored. The food was good, the bread is outstanding, but the Bloody Mary was pretty awful. We enjoyed our dinner although our server was less than attentive. It was difficult to get her attention and we had to ask for several items more than once. Not horrible, just not what I would normally expect at Claire's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Super cute place, delicious she crab soup!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fabulous food and welcoming. It's why we return each year for our Girls Christmas Gathering!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had the prime rib and sea scallops. The prime rib was perfectly seasoned and the scallops came with cheese grits that tied the dish together. The restaurant was busy due to holiday parties but service was still great and it wasn't overly mousey. Definitely recommend and we will be going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The restaurant overbooked with large office parties and called me to request that we come earlier. Felt that they were rushed to get us out if the way and I finally had to request the dessert menu.
Food was good but not as good as I’ve had it in the past.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always enjoy and never disappointed with this restaurant....

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Claire's provide consistently great food in a relaxing environment. We always look forward to treating ourselves!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Amazing as usual! I had to go one last before I before I moved. I will miss this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Seasonal, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fun, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always worth the trip! I have been going here for years and the food is consistently delicious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved the food, service, and ambiance - as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent as usual. When we lived in Fauquier County, we regularly dined at the Clair's. Now, when we return to the Warrenton area, we try to included an evening meal at Clair's...the best restaurant in town, hands down. For this reason, Clair's is busy on weekends, so making reservations as far in advance as possible is recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a HIT going to Claire's at the Depot! Beautiful ambiance and perfect setting for great conversation. The food is always amazing!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A fabulous meet up with friends for a special lunch. Worth the drive to Warrenton. A lovely setting. Excellent service. The wine choices were a highlight. And the food outstanding. We enjoyed the famous she-crab soup, the quiche special, steak & frites and more.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

-phenomenal, we have had many meals here and not once had a bad experience. Service is always good and food never ever disappoints.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We loved the restaurant; everything was great, the server was wonderful! The food and atmosphere were great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Claire's is consistently perfect. We have been dining there for years no have never been disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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