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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4.6
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4.6
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J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The hostesses seemed disorganized and our reservation time was not honored. The hostess then gave our table to another couple who had arrived well after we did. After being seated, I noticed that the drink menu was dirty with food stuck to it so we had to ask for a replacement. We were given a complimentary appetizer to make up for the seating error and we very much appreciated the gesture. We ordered drinks and entrees. The food came out very quickly but the drinks came much later. I had plenty of time to observe other tables and it seemed that there were a lot of servers apologizing to guests. I was very disappointed in the experience. This was a really good restaurant with a really good bar. I hope they can turn it around.

WD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was professional and very attentive to our party. Food was fantastic! Arrive early, great bar scene!

RP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there, and service was great. Had awesome server as well. I believe her name was Tanya

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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RS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Except for the noise level, which seems to be a profound problem nowadays with most restaurants, Ida Claire was very good and the food is unique. We especially enjoyed the crawfish beignets appetizer. We will probably go again to test some of the other entrees, but we need to have a rest from the noise for a while first.

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

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

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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was there celebrating my birthday and truly enjoyed myself!

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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JR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area and decided to eat here. The food was awesome, the waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and able to make suggestions very well. Overall I recommend and would eat here again.

Ida Claire
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the awesome review. So happy your enjoyed everything.

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C
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and attentive. I’m glad we had a reservation because the line for a table was ridiculous

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! Reservations are a very good idea!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me tell you about my server, your employee, Bethany. My literal ❤️ living outside my body! She’s my daughter and the most beautiful soul. My pleasure to be in her section and experience her light for a bit this morning!
Thanks, Ida Claire, for giving her a home and a work family she adores!
Our breakfast was amazing. We love the ambiance at Ida Claire and would love to see you come to Arkansas:)
We’ll be back!

Ida Claire
Responded 4 days ago

Yes!!!! So happy she is on our team and family. She is a joy when she is here. This is the sweetest thing ever. So happy your enjoyed your breakfast with us.

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PR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and food. You really can't go wrong with the service.

Ida Claire
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much!

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JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not good, we asked for recommendations and I felt like our waiter didn’t know his menu. The fish was also overcooked/dry and the presentation was depressing

CC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we had a reservation! Couldn’t believe how busy it was at 6 on a Saturday. Great food. The food is so creative and delicious!Ready to go back!

Ida Claire
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed everything.

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TJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great Food...Uneven Service...a Bit Pricey
First time visit for us.The entrees were great - Braised Beef Short Ribs and Pecan Smoked Pork Chop. The Biscuits were only so-so. Kentucky Fried has some just as good.
Friendly waitperson, but perhaps she was overloaded. Cocktail and Biscuits came late. No steak knife until late (although a regular knife was fine).Ordered soft drink never was served. But we were not charged.
Reservation through Open Table with a note that this was a birthday celebration, That was never acknowledged. Check came with no hint about how to pay. (Waitperson did not say "pay me" and the check was not in a typical payment book).
Prices were a bit high.

Ida Claire
Responded 4 days ago

Hello! I am so sorry for your experience. The Short Ribs are one of my favorites. We will definitely hit these details more with the staff. We are working hard on building a top notch staff for our guests. I hope to see you in again. Please let me know and I would love to get a reservation and appetizer set up for you.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food and atmosphere are amazing.

AA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Server was nice and hospitable. However, I’m not a fan of being asked to pay out because the server has been “cut” and wants to leave. My order came out incorrectly and my friend had to ask for new brussel sprouts because hers were way undercooked (server got some new ones to her quickly though). Food was pretty bland, so quite disappointed in that. May go again, but won’t be my first choice. This restaurant group has a lot of talent (I LOVE Mexican Sugar & Whiskey Cake), but they’re not killing the food at Ida Claire.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was great and the food was amazing as always. The biscuits and fried green tomatoes are my favorites

Ida Claire
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service

Ida Claire
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed everything.

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EI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here.

Ida Claire
Responded on January 16, 2020

I love it! Thank you so much

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MP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shawn was a great, very knowledgeable server. Beautiful interior. Unique, delicious menu!

Ida Claire
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much! I will most definitely show Sean this. Can't wait to have you in again.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted my besties bridal shower here. Food was great & the Mimosas were on point. We had a great time!

Ida Claire
Responded on January 13, 2020

Nice! So happy you girls had a good time. Can't wait to see you in again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pork chop was tops in flavor and presentation

Ida Claire
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much!. I love that pork chop too.

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b
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow, took awhile for the food to arrive, meals came out separately, took about 10 for the last entree in our party to arrive.

Ida Claire
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much for the review. My sincere apologies for the food coming out desperately. This is something we have been working very hard on. I hope you come back again so you can get the service you should have received

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience; great server. Often, it’s been hit and miss depending on your server!

Ida Claire
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We are definitely trying to build a top notch staff here. So happy you service was great. Can't wait to have you in again.

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DP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I did not care for the shrimp and grits. Way too noisy. Outside seating would have been better.

Ida Claire
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much! I am so sorry it was too noisy for you. I hope you come in again and try another dish that you would enjoy better

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JR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Way too noisy. It was ver very difficult to carry on a conversation. Food was good but overpriced.

d
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the staff was amazing at being available!

Ida Claire
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed everything!

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CH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good place for a girl's brunch. Food was delicious but the service was slow.

Ida Claire
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you so much! Brunch can get very busy and slow the kitchen down a little, but we are definitely working on it.

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W
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal (and bloody marys!) and our server went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional! We were celebrating our friend's recent engagement, and she went above and beyond to help us celebrate.

Ida Claire
Responded on January 6, 2020

Wendy, ecstatic to hear your service was exceptional and that your went above and beyond! Congratulations to your friends, thanks for choosing us to celebrate with :)

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AE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg! We all know the food is stupendous. I just want to give a huge shout out to the amazing front end staff. The women that work there are so kind and accommodating. We took out 7month old and were elated to see we got an awesome table. Thank you so so much for everything!

Ida Claire
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you! We think you are stupdenous :) So happy you had a great time with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 stars! The food was excellent. Some of the best I’ve had anywhere. Great atmosphere. Very cool vibe. Nice bar area if you needed to wait. Can’t say enough. We will be back.

Ida Claire
Responded on January 6, 2020

We're so glad to hear of the great time you had with us! We think your vibe is 10 stars. Can't wait to have you back :)

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DF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow, 30 min to get a drink, 20 min before they came back for our order...

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most unique place, in terms of ambiance, we have been to in a long time. We absolutely loved it. It’s such a cool spot and the food is to die for. Incredible!

LS
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shelby was incredible and made our whole evening so much better & above expectation!

JG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jon, the server, was attentive and helped as it was our first time and their beer selection was new to us. I had the chicken and waffles , well cooked and a nice combination of sweet and spicy. My wife had a burger and enjoyed it immensely. We will place Ida Claire on our rotation restaurants we need to revisit soon.

PA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

LaToya was a great server. The food was amazing. It was super busy and it took an hour to get our main course.

KC
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dined New Year’s Eve. Service was good, but food was just so so. Expected this place to be better based on reviews.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great spot. We loved it

RM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We've eaten here many times and love the place but when dined here on the night of 12/29 - have to ask - was the heating system broken? We were not seated near a door and the place was still frigid!! Honestly, it led to all 4 of us putting our coats back on to be comfortable enough to eat. It even seemed like it impacted the food - seemed to cold very fast. Disappointed on this visit.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

KA
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

breakfast menu good - noise level too loud for 9am- eggs sunny side up were undercooked - very slow service

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Ida Claire a few times, love everything about this place. The food is always great, the ambiance is a fun one, love the drinks and the service has always been spectacular. I've brought friends with me each time and they all love it as well.