Ida Claire

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern

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Ida Claire is a funky, southern influenced restaurant & bar open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 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.

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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MB
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great time in the airstream with mimosas for brunch.

P
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This was third time dining there and was disappointed this time. Ordered “Country Breakfast”. The potatoes were inedible and I had to send my over medium eggs back because they were stone cold.. the biscuits were not warm but edible. The coffee was delicious as usual. Not worth the $$$

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the service was superb!

SD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter & I were in town for the night. We were excited to eat at a Southern-themed restaurant, and the food did not disappoint.

Danielle was our server. My daughter & I both enjoyed Danielle's energy & hospitality.

We LOVED the herbed Brussels sprouts!

We had the Crawfish Corn Beignets - I thought they packed a great deal of taste in a small package. My daughter doesn't like mustard in general, but said that she enjoyed the beignets & even had some of the remoulade on the second one she ate.

My daughter meant to order the Frisee and Egg Salad, but accidentally ordered the Egg Salad Sandwich. She said she was glad she made the mistake, as she thoroughly enjoyed her sandwich.

I had the Shrimp & Grits - the only place where I've had better Shrimp & Grits was in Charleston & Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The shrimp were cooked properly and the grits were the right consistency.

Next time I am up in Addison, I'll be stopping by Ida Claire's again!

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have been before but was disappointed this time. We went for Valentines day and went with the special. We ordered drinks and they were good. The included wine was not one of the menu wines but rather a $10 bottle of wine and not wonderful at all. We received our appetizer and then our salad in a timely manner...not too soon or too late. The main course came when we were half way through the salad. We told them it was too soon and they should remake once we were ready. I am pretty sure it was left under the heat lamp. When we received it, my steak (asked for it medium) was medium well and had a burnt char taste to it. My wife had to send her pasta back as it was all clumped together and raw in some places. The desert was good.

T
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife of 40 years and I took advantage of the Valentine's Day menu which was amazingly delicious and an incredible value. Our server, Danielle, was amazing as well and we told her manager, Melissa, so. Danielle was friendly, engaging, knowledgeable of the menu, attentive and down right bubbly. While the ambience, energy and food were amazing, they could have all been spoiled by a lame waitperson. On the contrary, Danielle was the catalyst that began a wonderful dining experience and was the proverbial "cherry on top". We have been to Ida Claire before and we will be back. Ida Claire could very easily be one of our favorite places in north Dallas to meet friends. It was definitely worth the drive from Waxahachie. Thanks Ida Claire for putting the "love" in Valentine's Day!

LL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good flavorful food. My boyfriend wanted to order another plate to go.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. They were busy yet everything came out reasonably quickly, and you can taste the freshness. Our server, Ryan, was great. He had several tables yet was very attentive, our drinks were never empty and he checked on us throughout our meal.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at Ida Claire! The ambiance was perfect for our valentines date! We highly recommend the server Alex!

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed everything.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great friends dinner for Valentine’s at Ida Claire! Have been to their sister location Whiskey Cake, which I love, but I might like this one even better. Great food in the updated southern comfort category, fun style and ambience in the restaurant, and great service from our waiter Brittany! The fried green tomatoes were good, the sorghum vinaigrette sounded weird but was surprisingly good, and the steak dinner was awesome. Also had the grits, highly recommend if you like cheesy grits! Would love to go back for their brunch sometime in the future.

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! So happy you came here for Valentine's Day! Can't wait to have you back in.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is where I took the love of my life for our first date, it’s now a staple in our relationship. This place is more than just a restaurant to us.

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

OMG! This makes me so happy. Thank you so much! I am so happy your and your love come here. Can't wait to see you two again.

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LR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere are fantastic. Service was s little slow, but the place was packed.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and fun experience. We will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent place for date night

F
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentines Day fir their special dinner.. it was a great deal.. from the appetizer to the dessert was delicious..
we will definitely be going back again!!

PP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was delicious food and great service.
We will return.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I has been and I wanted to enjoy Valentines dinner early and we’re excited to try this new place. We ordered a couple of appetizers which were great, but my main entrée was cold. I sent it back and re-ordered the same item which came to our table cold again. The chef did come out and apologize, but I don’t think it should’ve came out cold the second time. They should’ve ensured that the food was at the correct temperature before serving to guest.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our waitress Shelby took great care of us.

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you ! Shelby is wonderful :)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a team dinner here and had just the best time! Such great service and great food!

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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4
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a FUN Place---with Great Food---Very good waitstaff----you will have a to go box when you leave!!!

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed it.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the appetizers

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! So happy you enjoyed it.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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BM
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Always consistent, quality food! Yesterday, I had the smoked chicken salad sandwich and it was superb.

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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OP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was nice, but we were waiting for the food for more than an hour. It was very crowded and loud.
Food was very good.

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

I am so sorry for that wait. So happy you enjoyed the food.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Even with a reservation that we arrived on time for, it took another 15 minutes for our table to be ready, another 15 minutes to get our order in. It was over an hour after we were seated before we got it food. The food was amazing, but I feel like you’d have to make sure your afternoon schedule is clear if you want to get a full experience e

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much! It can get tricky when we are busy to judge how long tables will sit. My apologies for the 15 minute when you had a reservation. Can't wait to have you in again.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Southern food with fun cocktails and great atmosphere

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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R
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was sadly very greasy

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

It took longer than normal for our order to arrive

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my food and the experience

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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s
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to meet friends and catch-up! Food is fantastic, too! :)

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always consistent. Easy to repeat Ida Claire’s.

Ida Claire
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much!

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E
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I thought it was easy to book a group and the appetizers were awesome! I thought the host was a little curt about not letting us sit down at our appt time. We had a group of 15 and she wanted us to wait until all were there when we had about half of the people. Also the entree were not great ... service pretty stellar for the number of people in the restaurant and with a large party.

Ida Claire
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much!

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G
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food, Service, and cute Decor!
Really enjoyed our Lunch.

Ida Claire
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much!

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KK
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Ida Claire for my birthday. Love the grilled chicken salad sandwich so I ordered it again and it was still delicious. My friend ordered the Shrimp and Grains Bowl and loved it. It was his first time to eat at Ida Claire but he said he would be back.

Ida Claire
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much!

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SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is now my go to place in Addison. Great menu and great food!!

JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can I just start with bacon gravy! OMG! Amazing and I'm not a gravy person. I would go there just for the biscuits and gravy with a glass of wine or a beer. But I also had shrimp and grits which were totally delicious! Cleaned my plate. Our server was so friendly and enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu and wines, she definitely added to the experience. The hostess who walked us to the table was gracious and kind and set the mood for the evening. Would highly recommend Ida Claire.

Ida Claire
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much! I am so happy you enjoyed everything.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

First off, the hostess was amazing! She’s very sweet on the phone and in person. Our service was so bad bad form our waitress though. It took her forever to even come greet our table. A table of 6 got seated after us and they got their drink orders and food orders in before we even got water or a greeting. Their food came before our mimosas! My friend had to keep asking for a cup of ice. It took 3 times to come over. The food and hostess saved face

Ida Claire
Responded on February 9, 2020

Hello! I am so happy you enjoyed the food. I am happy the hostess was warm, buy I am so sorry about the server. That is not the norm, and I hope you would like to come back in and get the experience you should have received the first time.

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DL
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server, James, was incredible - very knowledgeable, personable and attentive. Yummy mimosas! The menu seemed a bit limited. My husband can typically find several items on a menu to order, but was hard pressed to find something on the brunch menu. I ordered the Low Country Breakfast - sounded appetizing from the description. I changed to poached eggs instead of fried, which was a bonus; however, the pepper gray was way too peppery. The biscuits were mini sized and a bit hard and the ham was dry and very salty. Our friends ordered the chicken and waffles, which they loved so not all is lost. We had reservations, which I would highly recommend for brunch dining. Just be prepared for high salt and pepper counts.

Ida Claire
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. My sincere apologies for you breakfast. That is definitely not typical, but will definitely be addressing this with our kitchen and managers. Very happy your friends enjoyed their food. I really hope to see you back in again.

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CD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls brunch..had great waiter, Andrew
food absolutely spot on, same for my Proud Mary(s)

Ida Claire
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 stars!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great! Atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Food was excellent

Ida Claire
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed everything.

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