Ida Claire

4.7
2910 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2910 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cindy
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first visit. My husband had the spicy fried chicken. I had the pork chop. The food was very good. He loved the chicken. We will be back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Too loud too loud too loud

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Nonni
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - great food - highly recommend -

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great comfort food 😋. You can't go wrong with any of the selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very good Brunch. I love the cauliflower wings! But the rest is Somewhat limited in all menus. The soup and sandwich options were not as good as expected but other options are better. Will try again. Ambiance is perfect.

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MelanieG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Ida Claire. Always fun to go there, amazing atmosphere, service and food. Total package.

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BeachJeep
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat on the patio which wasn't crowded at all, I suppose because of the heat. However, with the umbrellas and misters, we were comfortable. Our group of 5 got the fried green tomatoes for an app (Just do it, it's a Must at this place). We get it every time we go, and they are always delicious. We ordered the Duck and Potato Hash, Shrimp & Grits, Monte Cristo, Seafood pasta and Crawfish Corn Beignets and pretty much shared it family style. I will say is to tell them to go easy on the red chili flakes if you order the seafood pasta. It was so hot that it made us sweat/tear up - and all of us frequently chili flakes or hot sauce in our cooking so that was surprising to all of us. Other than that, everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! Amazing service.

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ShamekiaL
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good and drinks. Fried green tomatoes my fave!

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vipChrisS
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with Jessica, our excellent server. The duck nachos are great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food/service was not good.

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Anon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server deja was rude and barely tended to us on a birthday brunch.

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SherelR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for a friend. We had reservations for outdoors and the birthday girl was uncomfortable so we were fortunately able to move inside. Our server was great! Good food but it was not served hot. One of our guests sent hers back but the other 3 did not. Overall great brunch!

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Phamily
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Make sure to bring your phone (unlike me I forgot it at the office) to see the menu and their printer wasn’t working so I had no menu.

PB
vipPBinDallas
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, good food, and staff was awesome. Came for a work event, and it was perfect.

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DebbieS
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here when I come to town! Awesome menu and HH!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Would’ve been nice to have server recognize the birthday girl.

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vipAngelaR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and food is always amazing! Will definitely be back for business and pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and pimento mac and cheese amazing. Loved the cucumber salad and the watermelon cocktail refreshing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time dining here and will be back!

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vipTimothyD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ida Claire is

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, eclectic and fun restaurant. Will definitely be back!

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janan
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food tasted great, but my food was cold. However, the server was quick to get me a fresh, warm meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

The food was pretty good, but the service our table received was very poor. Our server said he was “super busy” but it was very obvious after watching him walk around the restaurant that he was not. We saw many other waitresses and waiters hustling and busting their butts to take care of their tables, and our server was just slowly walking around, hardly ever checking on us. Someone from our table had to get up and go get him just to get the check after we got tired of sitting around 30 minutes after we all finished eating. Not the worst experience I’ve ever had, but it was pretty frustrating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We ordered the shrimp and grits and the braised short ribs. The shrimp was way over-cooked and dried out. The braised short ribs lacked flavor, the mash potatoes were similar to instant, and 1/3 of the short rib was pure fat.

I’ve been to this restaurant for lunch many times pre-COVID and the food was never this bad.

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JoshR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Took my sister for her birthday. Waited 20 minutes. The server forgot to put in our order so we had a drink. 20 min later he came back and said the cook accidentally burnt the grilled chicken so they are making it fresh again. When the food arrived, 1 piece of the grilled chicken was almost raw. I have dined here previously and it was great, but it was awful (both service and food) this weekend. We ordered dessert and they did comp the dessert but the mgr never came or apologized and the server avoided us like the plague from being embarrassed. I won’t be back and suggest other to refrain.

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LesleyL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very excellent place for brunch! Definitely worth making the reservation, seated immediately and service was excellent!

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SNorris
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thursday work lunch. The food and service was great. Very crowded (good to see again) so noise level higher than expected but nothing too bad. Have been many times and always enjoyed the food and experience. Will go back.

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MichelleD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Such a fun place! Spinning vinyl records before and after the dinner hour. Original cocktails beautifully "dressed" to impress visually as well as super tasty!

One day we would love to dine in the Airstream. Not clear on how to make that happen.

We highly recommend Ida Claire.

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AnneM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was exceptional. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Always do

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Wait staff could have been trained to be a bit more attentive. We had to wait for drinks when we should have had them while looking at the menu. Wait staff seemed to be more interested in standing around talking to each other than the waiting tables.

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GaryK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food as usual was great. Service was a little slow, but willing to give another chance, knowing Covid has been a big reason. We will get back to normal and enjoy your restaurant again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridal brunch and it was perfect. I love the atmosphere here and the food was beyond impressive.

CJ
ClarknJW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice to have a quality non-chain restaurant open earlier than 11am on Sunday. Keep up the good work. Your house Bloody Marys ROCK!

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LeslieR130
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food, service and decor. Was seated right away.
The loud loud music (more tailored to the bar area) made it difficult to hear my husband right next to me, so not the romantic date night we had hoped for.

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M12345s67890
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Some items were good. I usually really enjoy the chicken and kale salad but this time they brought it out to me incorrectly (cheese on instead of on side). Sent it back for correction. Not sure if they were upset but when my salad was brought back, presentation was rushed and saw gnats flying off of it. Service wasn't per usual. Our server wasn't attentive and we hardly saw her. Wasn't even able to order a second round of drinks for the table. Sad because I raved to my family about this place and when I finally brought them, it just wasn't to par.

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Lynn
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my friend and I’s first time at Ida Claire after hearing so many good reviews and it did not disappoint!! It was also my first time having fried green tomatoes and the batter was definitely the star of the show. We went for brunch so we opted for a bottle of Prosecco since we both love bubbles and both ordered the brunch burger, which was amazing! I would have thought about a sweet potato bun, but it worked perfectly with the pepper aioli and bacon jam. Pete, our waiter, was attentive, fast, and very comical. We will definitely be back!

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KimH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people and food. Would highly recommend the pancakes! The random flatware and dishwasher make you feel as if you’re sitting at grandma’s table.

FAQs

Ida Claire does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ida Claire also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 377-8227.

Ida Claire is rated 4.7 stars by 2910 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.