Ida Claire

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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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CD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies birthday dinner was great! Signature cocktail shareable jar..amazing!
Food on point, flavorful and good! Excellent knowledge waitress. Great atmosphere and location.

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you so much!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A night out with the bestie

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you so much! Can't wait to see yall again

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SJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the ambience! Great for business and casual meal.

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you so much!

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OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and first visit will be back for brunch

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

thank you so much!

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VP
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Highly recommend. Not an insane amount of vegetarian options, but had enough I could enjoy, including the AMAZING cauliflower, and obviously some great Southern comfort dishes for the meat eaters.

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you Victoria! So happy you enjoyed everything.

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TW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to dinner with my family. This is one of our favorites spots!!!

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you so much! So happy your enjoy us.

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K
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always excellent food; consistent and served appropriately. Fun place for a casual dinner

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you !

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SM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant was not busy, but still took almost two hours from start to finish to get our food. One item was sent back twice because it was cold both times. Another persons order was forgotten completely despite asking about it 3 separate times. They did give us credits on our tab and apologized however I would have preferred to have a positive experience as it was my birthday.

Ida Claire
Responded 5 hours ago

I am so sorry for your negative experience. Definitely not the type of supper we want our guests to have, especially on your birthday. We are working with our kitchen to time food out better to ensure hot food to every table, and the server should have paid closer attention. My sincere apologies. I do hope you and your friends/family give us another shot to show you what we can do.

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JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No chai. No hot chocolate. No chocolate milk. Bummer.

D
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress ever!

Ida Claire
Responded on November 30, 2019

Yay!!! I would love to know who your server was so I can pass this along.

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C
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. We sat at the bar and our service was great. Biscuits and gravy were amazing.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the review!

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f
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Love the atmosphere but service was slow. Food was mixed reviews- I loved my meal but others at the table said theirs was mediocre. I would still go back

Ida Claire
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for the review. I'm so sorry your were not happier with your choices. I can't wait to see you in again, to give us another shot.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and a nice atmosphere. Service was very friendly, but a little slow especially with drinks.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 27, 2019

My apologies for the slow service on the drinks. Sometimes those craft cocktail orders pile up and take a minute to make. We are definitely working on this. I am so happy you enjoyed your experience. Can't wait to see you in again

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KW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Chase came by and introduced himself. He sent us a few apps. Everything was so amazing and good. Thank you for a great time. Will now have to come try dinner.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you Kevin. It was wonderful having you here! Can't wait to see you in for supper.

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M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Breakfast offered M-F starting at 7am! Perfect for an early business meeting.
Great southern selections, including amazing biscuits & gravy! Breakfast burrito was flavorful & enormous!

I'd love to see an expanded breakfast menu, but there's at least one thing for anyone's tastes. I think you'll love it, give it a shot.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Can't wait to see you in again,

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

It was a typical Sunday brunch crowd but, once seated, we waited 25 minutes to get a cup of coffee, had to ask 3 times for pancake syrup for the kids (which never came), and one of the adults in our party NEVER got their food. The waitress never came to check on the missing entree and when we told her about the issues and that we wanted to speak with the manager, she never told the manager and brought us our checks--both of which contained the wrong items. We eventually asked the hostess to send the manager over and we spoke to him before we left to express our disappointment. We will not be returning.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 22, 2019

Hi Kevin, I replied to your Yelp review as well. I would love to know some additional info so we can address this. I am so sorry about your experience. Totally not what to our standards either. Please feel free to reach out.

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SO
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great place for brunch but always make a reservation as there is always a wait. The food is very yummy!!

Ida Claire
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you so much!

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RR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service. Ask for Latoya’s section she’s absolutely fantastic. The food was great.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you so much !

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ida Claire! This place never disappoints!

Ida Claire
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you !

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stellar service and food!!

Ida Claire
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you !

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DF
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good experience. Biscuits so tasty we had 5 each... but they were small! Loved the pork chop. Server was nice, helpful and friendly. Table was not ready when we arrived but the place was packed and we didn’t have to wait too long to be seated.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you! I am very happy you enjoyed everything!

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JQ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a fun reunion/work lunch so noise level was fine. I picked the appetizer, fried cauliflower. So Yummy-- Wish the pieces were a little bit smaller. The hors d'oeuvres forks weren't big enough to cut them smaller or break them up. We were sharing with 3 people, so our own sauces would have been less awkward. The cream of cauliflower (maybe du jour) was AMAZE. I'm not a huge kale fan, but the kale with ancient grains was recommended so I tried it and really liked it. My friends got burgers they said were great. Very good staff. Pretty busy for 1pm on a Wednesday. I wish it wasn't so far...I would definitely come back. Highly recommend.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review! Can't wait to see you in again.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt. Our table was ready and available on the dot! Great celebratory atmospher.

HM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ida Claire is always solid. It can be a little loud, but the service and food make up for it. Our server Shelby was amazing and was super knowledgable about the food/drink menus.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 23, 2019

We love Shelby too, Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our server was amazing but the bar and kitchen wa super slow.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is super nice. Our waiter Ryan was amazing

Ida Claire
Responded on November 24, 2019

Thank you so much! I agree, Ryan is awesome. I will let him know!

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TK
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I enjoy eating here, and usually have the same thing....the chicken in a biscuit. The chicken is always delicious, however, the biscuit is not the best I’ve had. The top part was good, but the bottom part was hard as a brick. I would think if you’re going to be a biscuit restaurant, you would have fabulous biscuits.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the review. I will most definitely be looking into the biscuits. Its always important to know what our guests think. I hope to see you in again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Family visiting from Scotland. Restaurant was cold and so was the food! Pleasant service.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 24, 2019

I am so sorry it was on the colder side. My huge apologies on the food being cold, Definitely not what we want our guests to experience. I really hope you try us again. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

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DB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was so enthusiastic about the food and she delivered so I was happy!

Ida Claire
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you so much!

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DJ
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice location. Interesting decor. Down-home menu with regional food choices. But the food itself fell short for me and my guest. Not bad, just not of a quality equal to the price and effort of going out for a meal. Also the restaurant was a bit noisy, wooden floors and hard surfaces made it difficult to hear and be understood.

Ida Claire
Responded on November 23, 2019

HI! I am so sorry you did not enjoy your experience. It can get on the noisy side with everyone is enjoying themselves, I really hope you try us out again. Please feel free to reach out for anything else

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Impressed and will visit again.

RR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We tried the Nashville cauliflower as an appetizer and I had the 5 napkin Sloopy Joe made with Bison. Good all the way around!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had been to Ida Claire once before and was impressed. I met a friend there for dinner. We were initially going to get a drink and appetizers, but ended up getting a meal. It was very good. I got the Monte Cristina sandwich.

TL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very busy at Sunday brunch, I’d definitely recommend reservations. The food is very good for the price and the service was great. Will go back!

SB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved the Airstream for the private setting. It was nice, cozy, and made a great photo-op experience as we celebrated my birthday a month early. For most of us it was our first experience and our server(s) did an excellent job making sure it was a memorable one.

S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Friends birthday!

NL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly love this place, there was a live band playing on the outdoor patio, ambiance was great, food delicious and service perfect!

PM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service as always! Wish we had more restaurants like this in Allen. Only boring chains by us!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

It was super slow due to it being Halloween. Our wait time to be served by server, get drinks and our food was terrible. He only came when we made eye contact with him and our food came out like it has been sitting somewhere. There were about ten servers and about 30 people in the restaurant. We should have had better service and probably would have if they were not by the bar talking to each other. I have had better service there when they were busy however my food came out wrong and our biscuits were under cooked. So I don’t know what is going on with this restaurant lately.... used to be our go to restaurant!

Ida Claire
Responded on November 5, 2019

I am so sorry about your service, definitely not what we want you or any of our guests to feel. We have been talking about paying attention to your guests and really going above and beyond, especially during a slow week due to a holiday. This is definitely an example we will be talking about every day to make sure this never happens again. I really hope you give us another try to make this your go to restaurant again. Please reach out if you would like to come bake in.

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