Ida Claire

4.6
1616 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
Ida Claire is a funky, southern influenced restaurant & bar. The food is notched up southern but has influences from different regions. You’ll most likely see dishes you’ve heard of before but with little twists here and there. Our sandwiches will be served on biscuits & we’ll have chicken & waffles on every menu. Brunch is obviously southern & will be a big part of what we do. The drinks are takes on classics like the Mint Julep but revved up & including a lot of house made ingredients. We’ll have several different house bitters & a house gin. The décor has a southern influence with antebellum charm & elegant polish, stated most clearly in our reworked air stream trailer parked in the garden for VIP reservations. The whole restaurant will feel like a quirky southern aristocrat’s home…just not exactly what you might think.
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DD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I recommend the Waffle Benedict.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hope they enjoyed me and much as I enjoyed them because I will be back! The food was great, my server Brittany was AMAZING! And the prices were very reasonable (especially for a Dallas brunch).

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SF
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time dining with friends. Food was excellent. Chef even made something special order to our request. Great night!

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E
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Mediocre food, salty chicken tenders. Appetizers weren't that good either.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We were put in an incredibly cramped area and couldn’t hear each other but could hear the people next to us clearly. The people next to us propped up their menus to make a little wall to divide us! We made reservations for Valentine’s Day but I didn’t plan on celebrating with two other couples near me. My egg was gooey. Just throwing that out there.

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TB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall loved the restaurant, the food and experience. We will definitely be coming back. Was Valentine's day so very busy and we got lost in the shuffle for about 20 minutes. Hostess figured this out and gave free appetizer to amend. Well done!

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FL
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was great! Fast service and very friendly!

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CD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice, unique atmosphere. Great food with a different spin on the usual DFW eateries. Wonderful service and a lace to go for a casual dinner or briunch or a special event.

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KS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ida Claire has a unique menu and vibe, as well as excellent service . My favorite entree is the hot chicken, but they also serve a fantastic brunch. Would absolutely recommend if you are looking to explore something new.

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LL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had Katie as my server and she was wonderful!!! She made Valentine’s Day amazing for me and my family. Food was outstanding I definitely will be coming back soon.👌🏻

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ida Claire seems to have slipped. The previous three times I have dined here the food was excellent. This time everyone’s meal was over cooked and did not seem that took the same pride in their presentation.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food and I love the ambiance!

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KW
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It's not exactly New Orleans but I think it's the closest thing to New Orleans around here.

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K
Dallas
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Savana, was exceptional and she did a great job of anticipating our needs. I met a friend for lunch for her birthday, and we hadn't seen each other 3-4 months so we had a lot to catch up on. Instead of bothering us constantly, Savana took our order when we were ready, checked in on us appropriately, and brought to go boxes when she could tell we were done. Very nice job! Thank you!

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our bartenders were outstanding! One went out of his way when he learned I enjoyed my Bloody Mary’s extremely spicy by adding some magic voodoo sauce from the kitchen (spiciest best Bloody Mary I’ve had yet!). Highly recommend the fried green tomatoes...especially for that pesto aioli magic that comes with it!

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SS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the Southern food. Our waiter Max was excellent. He was attentive without being intrusive.
We wanted to taste the beignets so he had the kitchen make one for us. They were so delicious I had to buy some.

We will go back next time we are in Dallas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is so cute!! I had the pork chop hubs had the vegan burger!! It was delish!

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made a reservation for my birthday with a group of friends. Ida Clair has a great atmosphere and a very unique and delicious menu! High recommend the fried green tomatoes! Our service was great too. Will definitely be back soon :)

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LL
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my moms bday with our fam. Service was excellent (thanks Savannah!). Food was great! Loved it.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I’d visit again!
Loved the quality of service the most! However, food was already great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Brittany did an amazing job at keeping up with 11 of us. She never missed a beat. The food was so good omg. Nothing on anyone’s plate was gross. I’m going to be back next week.

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HF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place. Food above average but not standout great. Service left something to be desired.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It began as my best kept secret haunt and evolved quickly into the best eclectic comforting soft place to land at the beginning, middle or end of any day for locals. Don’t deny yourself this southern comfort with charm.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals were wonderful. We will be back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Awesome everything. Will be back!

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J
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid as usual. Attentive service and awesome food. I recommend!

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S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were going to dinner before a concert.
Everything was great!
Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, good service.

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s
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a friend to a moving away lunch and had a wonderful meal. Everyone enjoyed there orders. I had the pimento cheese burger and it was superb! The chips have the perfect seasoning in them. There service was also very good.

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and served quickly during a very busy lunchtime.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ida Claire is all about presentation.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing good And service. Went back twice back to back

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YT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome great amazing special spectacular graceful grown sexy sleek

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OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service every time!!!! One of our favorites!

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g
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent except the po boys. The bread was not correct. It was similar to hot dog buns.

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SL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter's favorite restaurant and so we arranged her surprise engagement proposal while she is visiting from China. Over 40+ people who not only were excited about the proposal but excited to see her since she hasn't been home in almost a year. The service was amazing. I know they wanted to put us out because we broke all of the rules LOL, I am so very sorry!!! I am very grateful they accommodated our 6 reservations, moving of tables, ordering out of order, laughing, crying, I'm sure I heard a loud squeal and lots of champagne requests. I made sure to leave an extra nice gratuity for our 3 servers although we started at 2 and the last guests did not leave until well after 6, so I am hoping they received it. Thanks to the manager on duty and to Stephanie Crews the event coordinator and the staff for making us feel beautifully welcomed, although I did hear one server say she needed 6 drinks...lolololol (screaming).

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and we couldn’t have asked for better service from Joshua and Bud. Their recommendations were off the chain and the ambiance was satisfyingly unique. The food is southern with a twist, as a southern girl I was impressed. We will be back!!!

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LL
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great drinks!

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PN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and wonderful service. Loved the shrimp and grits, the little biscuits and the hummus plate. Highly recommend this restaurant if you like comfort food with a modern twist.

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E
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashley was a great server - knowledgeable and checked on us without being invasive; the grain salad with shrimp was divine - normally, I don't like kale but this was fabulous. My friend and I will return. We arrived at 11:30, had a great booth; the noise level did increase a bit but being in a booth helped. Great restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Not what we expected . Will not be going back. Not satisfied with food. Over priced , poor value in our opinion. Chicken undercooked - bloody

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