Ida Claire

4.7
2994 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 2994 people are saying
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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lovesushi
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. She was super attentive and quick and had great suggestions. We constantly had water refilled and checked on without being rushed. Everyone was super nice and helpful! Food was delicious and great portions.

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Emily
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding visit! Loved the salads, crawfish beignet & dry rosé. Ava was a lovely server as well.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ida Claire was very good with great character and a unique menu. I would've liked to see more healthy options as there is a lot of fried food but it's a great place to eat.

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Eric
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time at Ida Claire! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is amazing!

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NancyB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food - excellent. Server - friendly & knowledgeable. We'd love it if the server wore a mask next time. Music level - a bit too loud.

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TommyV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservations and was seated immediately. Very good food, excellent service.
Good value.
Strongly recommend for any occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from beginning to end. Love the cocktail selections. Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation and stopped here!! So good!! Amazing service!

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Kimi
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Usually a great experience, however, this time service was a little lax; not bad, just not up to their usual standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service food and environment. Clean bathrooms

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is interesting (recommended is the duck and potato hash and the fried green tomatoes) and normally something you may not make at home. Service is welcoming and efficient with a great attitude every time we have been there. We live in Houston but make a point of going to Ida Claire every visit to Dallas and have had happy remarks from all friends we have sent there.

The vibe is joyous people that are diverse and all respectful of one another with some quirky elements like an Airstream outside in the garden where you can actually eat. There are misters so one can sit outside in the hotter weather. Make reservations and arrive on time or expect to wait. Bon appétit !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter did her 16th birthday friend celebration here for brunch. The food was amazing and the service perfect! It made for a memorable experience!

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DavidS
Monterrey
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went to Ida Claire because I like the Nashville Hot Chicken. they have changed the chicken since the last time I was there. Instead of boneless breast of chicken it is boned in chicken. the chicken is not the same quality and does not have the same taste. This used to be the best Nashville Hot Chicken in Dallas but no longer and I may not go back for it.

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CozKnows
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience for my 1st visit. Hosts and servers were great, food was fresh and delicious.

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Jani
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Our waitress was friendly but anxious & overwhelmed, the food was ok. I guess I had super high expectations based on reviews. Or maybe they are known for certain dishes, obviously not ones we got (braised short rib was good but needed some seasonings, seafood pasta was ok also needed some seasonings, spiced chicken was ok - the seasonings were more outside the chicken). Sweet tea was great, fried green tomatoes were great! The decor was cool, comfortable atmosphere, prices a little high but good quantity of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely wonderful. Their food is awesome and very fresh. The Gulf Seafood dip, Seafood pasta, key lime and pecan pie was out of this world. This is my new favorite restaurant

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so glad I made reservations since this place was so crowded! I was surprised that 300pm on Saturday afternoon was such a busy time. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful, it was our first visit so we had a few questions. I ordered chicken and waffles and it was the best chicken I’ve ever had. Light and crispy and not greasy at all. We will definitely return, even though it’s a little bit pricier than I like to pay for brunch.

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rexw
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was good. Table selection was just ok as it was by the servers computer stand so a lot of action by our table. I would return.

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great semi casual place place to come, have some tasty food and drinks. It does get a bit busy, but, staff goes outta their way to make sure you have a good dining experience. This is a good place to celebrate events with family, have a night out with friends or may be a first date😘. Highly recommend, Ida Claire is good food and great service!!

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TyshanB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Every bite was a wow moment. It was great for our date and the playlist music is wonderful.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet for a business lunch. Good food and fun building. Could have a conversation because it is not loud. Good service and didn't feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Love the menu and the staff.

JB
vipJennyB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and waffles are the best! The Ding Dong Cake is a must have! We will be back to try more dishes!!!

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Kammi
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was so good

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RyanD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Very nice ambience. The food and drinks were mediocre at best. Overall good time. Would not return

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RosalynM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Can't wait to return! The food was truly amazing. The music was a bit too loud though.

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vipElleGhee
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All entrees surpassed our expectations. The Blackened Redfish with orzo was savory with a bit of spice and the Salmon with the braised greens was smoky and resplendent with hot red peppers and a yogurt sauce. The Duck Nachos are to die for, a unique interpretation with fried eggs and gravy serving as a sauce for nicely shredded duck on crispy chips. Service was attentive and informative, making great suggestions and timing the flow of our dinner well.

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vipLasBrisas
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was so good! Service was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was just ok and the food isn’t as good as it used to be.

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TiffanyA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Ida Claire on our girls' night out. Our server was kind and accommodating. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and desserts and split them and it was a southern food dream!

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AngeliqueW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great, but service needs to be a bit better. Waited for reserved table for ten minutes. I only rcv’d a text when table was ready. I was standing outside. My phone was on silent so I didn’t know the table was ready at the time. I proactively went back in to the restaurant and asked. My party was seated immediately. That’s when I noticed I’d been sent a text. Maybe a intercom system would be better to alert diners when their table is ready. Particularly in such a loud and noisy space.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Purveyors of wonderful, upscale Southern fare in a charming space with very knowledgeable and attentive hostesses and wait staff. Cool Airstream trailer and cute patio with live music outside. Very positive experience!

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DarylN
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience exceeded our expectations regarding food, service and atmosphere. It was our anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We will come back.

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JaniceW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and very flavorful. Love the vibe.

JC
vipJayC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding !!!

Fun and great personality

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

As far as service our server was pleasant and professional.

The ambiance would have been nicer if there weren’t so many flies. Even though we sat inside I felt like we were sitting g outside given the annoyance of flies.

I’ve been there previously and the food was good and hot. This time my friend and I ordered the same meal hers was good and hot. Mine was good but NOT HOT, not sure why.

Overall, would I go again? PROBABLY, but would go in winter when there are no flies and make sure to ask for a hot plate.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant was really good, but honestly it didn't wow me. There were some aspects of the food that didn't taste the greatest, but overall it was still good.

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Lesliesully
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great waiter. Sat at the table right when we got there. Thank goodness for ‘no waiting’ reservation.

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 2994 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.