About Ida Claire

Ida Claire is a funky, southern influenced restaurant & bar. 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. We’ll have several different house bitters & a house gin. 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.

5001 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75254
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:00am;

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am;

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Quorum Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 377-8227

Website:
http://www.ida-claire.com/

Entertainment:
We have vinyl hour during the week from 4pm to 6pm and then again from 10pm to 11pm. Come listen to some old school and new while your bartender makes you a $5 julep or pours a punch bowl for you and friends.

Parking Details:
We have parking behind the restaurant, which you can access off of Quorum or Belt Line. We also have complimentary valet on the weekend, so pull right up to the front door!

Executive Chef:
Fitzgerald Dodd

Private Party Facilities:
We have a converted airstream trailer on our patio that can seat between 10-12 guests! Give us a call at the restaurant and ask to speak to Donna to check availability. Thanks!

Private Party Contact:
Donna Aghaz: (214) 454-4747

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Ida Claire Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (86)
Casual (66)
Creative Cuisine (58)
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Fun (57)
Great for Brunch (54)
Good for a Date (51)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for Groups (44)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Special Occasion (43)
Great for Lunch (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Bar Seating (38)
Authentic (38)
Happy Hour (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Business Meals (29)
Hot Spot (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Cozy (23)
People Watching (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Great Beer (19)
Late-night Find (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Romantic (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Seasonal (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Spicy (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tapas (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Completely enjoyable experience. Loved the cuisine, the drinks, and ambiance. Our waiter had the coolest handle-bar mustache and braided beard. Loved it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

Ida Claire was an amazing experience. The fried green tomatoes were amazing, as were the chicken and waffles and the Nashville hot chicken. We’ll be back soon!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Minus some of our food arriving cold, the wait staff was very attentive and turned the situation into another positive dining experience. Great location, staff, and food. I would highly recommend to others!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent food and service, I will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Tooooo loud. Such a great place but terribly difficult to have a conversation without yelling. :(

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was an amazing place. It was my first time at Ida Claire, i loved the food, server was nice and informative.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was decent this time. The dining room is very loud. Not much on the menu that is healthy. Good place for brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time here and we loved it!! So much fun and the food was awesome! We will be back!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It would be severely detrimental to my health if I lived closer than 4 hours from Ida Claire. Fabulous food. Incredible bloody Marys. I could live off the crawfish beignets. I’ve not had anything that wasn’t excellent on my few visits there. It’s a must when my family and I are in the metroplex!

Tags: Spicy, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was disappointed in both the food and service. I love southern style food and this was mediocre at best. The cocktails were excellent. I was excited to try this for my Anniversary but unfortunately I was disappointed.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good concept. Great food. They need to work on execution. Asked for a quiet booth. This isn’t a quiet place. I get that, but with an empty restaurant they put two small children right next to us, who proceeded to yell and jump up and down in the booth. Server kept saying “No problem,” the worst of the server replies; also, server spent an eternity chatting up another table of single women and neglecting that my wine glass was empty on a $120 tab. Also, I ordered the blackened trout. Server asked how I would like it prepared. Umm, blackened? What he was asking was for doneness.

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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place to take a date. We had a great time and love the food and atmosphere. My only negative would be the portion size of their homemade cocktails. You don’t really get much for the price you pay but they were pretty tasty. I wouldn’t discourage you trying one of their drinks just know they won’t be very big.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Both the food and service were outstanding. We have been any times and would recommend for some really good comfort food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a great time. Food and drinks were great. Awesome sitting in the airstream too.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Seasonal
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Coolest restaurant tucked off Beltline in Addison. Strange menu of southern cooking. Dry bisquits and gumbo with no flavor. It’s all about the drinks and atmosphere which is great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Celebrate birthday

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It’s an interesting place to see I think the decor is better than the southern food

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Katy, our waitress was wonderful. Excellent service and food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a great dinner and visit prior to our book club meeting. Food was great and in keeping with the atmosphere of the book we read. We all enjoyed the venue, Bar Bites for Happy Hour and reduced prices for drinks before 6. Upscale versions of our old favorite Comfort foods!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a great experience here. Two couples meeting up for dinner, couldn't have asked for a better overall experience. Great cocktails, amazing food, and exceptional service. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for some great Southern cooking.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Pretty legit all around, will return

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Waited 25 minutes for waiter, asked if we had one, but still had bad service. Food great, but small portions

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent as always
We enjoy the authentic southern food options established especially the comfort foods like Mac n cheese, biscuits, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everyone ordered different dishes and they were all good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Totally enjoyed this restaurant. I was in Dallas from New York City and met an old friend. Wonderful food and the service was great. I started with the Blalock cocktail (their version of the old-fashioned) that was mixed to perfection. Our meal started with the Crawfish Corn Beignets with smoked mustard remoulade - to die for!! Entrees were the fried chicken and the grilled Halibut with roasted turnips - both were perfect. The Arugula salad with sun chokes was super tasty and great as a light side. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service way above average. A little pricey but worth it for special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic Southern comfort fare. The biscuits and bacon gravy were too good, as was the fried green tomatoes. Great attentive and friendly service. Only critique I would say is both our dishes could have been more piping hot, the dishes were both flavorful shrimp & grits and trout, but a bit on the lukewarm side. Still solid cuisine.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I organized a lunch at Ida Claire for a group following a museum visit. It is a gem! The waitstaff is professional, friendly and attentive. The food is delicious. There were interesting twists on southern food and the choices we made were excellent. We loved being seated in the airstream with its fun and funky decor. The outdoor garden is really nice and the indoor scene looked really fun too. I look forward to returning!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Took a friend there for lunch and to discuss business opportunities. Food was great and selection of entrees was great too. Ordered the fried green tomatoes, sweet potato chips and the gumbo. All were delicious. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love the food choices, however many of them were items I was allergic to. Ambiance was excellent. Very business casual. Will return.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Good food, loud though! Good service.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and the staff is amazing! Food will meet everyone’s dietary expectations. Imaginative and not overpriced.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was my 3rd visit to Ida Claire and they are 3/3 in terms of experience and quality of food. I have tried 3 different dishes from 3 different sections of the menu and I have been satisfied each time. I am biased because of my time spent in the south and experiencing the food that's made down there - their dishes are southern inspired with a modern twist. In addition to the quality of the food, they have some of the nicest servers around town! It can get a little loud at lunch time, but my 1 visit in the evening was pleasant.

If you are reading this, do not hesitate to make a reservation!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Took my family out to brunch and had a really nice time. Some of our food was slightly underseasoned but cooked very well. Our waiter was excellent he helped us to enjoy our first visit.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing as always! Nashville style chicken & waffle!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hostess greeted us promptly. We were seated right away (I had made a reservation). Server greeted us quickly. The mimosas were delicious; not your run of the mill brunch mimosa special. The food looked and tasted delicious. I would highly recommend Ida Claire.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Kudus did a great job as our waiter! He was personable and took great care of us. His recommendations were spot on!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was a girls night out, was my first time trying this resurant. Loved the service, didn’t drink. I was designate driver. The girls had fruity drinks, our waitress was amazing, she changed the drinks because the girls were being picky. Lol. Brittany was our server, she is awesome.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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