Ida Claire is my go to place. I have never been disappointed with any of the food I have ordered. On this particular visit, the service was rather slow, especially considering we were there after the lunch rush and it was not busy at all. But, all in all, everyone can have an off day. I'll definitely be back!
Great food and a great atmosphere! We felt welcomed from the moment we walked in and what an inviting and comfortable atmosphere! I highly recommended the chicken and waffles and the shrimp and grits. Very authentic and very good!
I scheduled a reservation and was seated immediately. I had the waffle Benedict... yummy. The server was very attentive and the food was splendid. I definitely plan on visiting more often for brunch.
First time to Ida Claire and I have to say it was good and not so good! The good was the waitress she was amazing, great in fact making sure we knew the flavor profile what drinks to get to get the best bang for your buck but the food, not good. We order and not kidding our food was at our table in less than 3 minutes I thought it was the wrong table. Nope it’s ours, pre made $16 waffle with Luke warm meat nothing special and not really good. It was like being at a cafeteria, so fast ur head spun food not so great but paying the price for something I thought that would be great. Id’da Clare fresh food please, not pre made and not fresh and Luke warm. First time will most likely be our last, I’m a foodie and this was not good
Very good "Southern Fusion" food, great staff, nice atmosphere, wine & beer selection a little short. Blackened Sea Trout and the grits are the best. Definitely try the Sweet Potato Chips!
I really couldn't find fault with anything. Your personal preference is just that. It's a "from scratch" place and to me, a lot of things were done right. The chicken in a biscuit was great. The biscuit itself was moist and FLUFFY (not gummy). I would come here again and try something different.
Katy/Kaitie was our server, and I remembered her from a previous visit. She is consistent and helpful. The food was consistent as well. Shrimp and grits or Short rib does trick every time. Great, open atmosphere with plenty of sun beaming in that afternoon.
Delicious food, great service and a lovely ambiance. Truly Southern with such lovely presentation. I had the braised short ribs with broccolini - delicious! The broccolini was particularly creatively prepared with cherry tomatoes and garlic. The dishes are so creative, typical Southern cuisine. The Staff is very friendly and helpful - a pleasure to deal with.
The acoustics of the restaurant are conducive to the music and conversation to be very loud making the noise level rather loud. This is the only thing about this restaurant that I do not like. Despite this, I will certainly come back over and over again as I'm anxious to try everything on the menu.
I'm writing this review after having been to Ida Claire twice now. The first thing you notice are the decorations and great ambiance of the place. Although reservations are required, it was a simple process via the OpenTable website. The staff has been friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable of both the food and drink menu. Both times I've visited was during the brunch/lunch hour; So it's not a bustling scene, which I'm sure it can become later in the day. My only complaint is that the food was just a touch dry. I'm sure it's cooked fresh but maybe a tad too long (it could also be my personal preference). However, the service, atmosphere, and cocktails make up for it. I would definitely recommend this place to friends, as I already have before and was recommended there myself.
We’ve enjoyed our last two anniversary dinners at Idaclaire, including our most recent 25th Anniversary, and have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the experience, especially the food! Our sever had Stargazer Lilies waiting at the table and made our experience that much better!!
Today, our St Patrick’s Day Birthday Gang has the most amazing lunch and desserts!! As a G.R.I.T.S (Girl Raised In The South), the elevates Southern food is the perfect comfort food. I personally ally had the braised short-ribs and y’all!!! They were melt-in-your mouth! , The pies and chocolate cake are crazy awesome! The Vanilla Creme Pie is “slap-your-Momma-good”!!! Our service was outstanding as well!! Our first visit and definitely won’t be our last!
Off the charts!
This was my second time at Ida Claire. The food was very good and the service was good.
Seating was fast and efficient, however that's the end of the good experience. The server was slow to take orders, water didn't arrive for 10 minutes, the mimosas took another 15. When the food finally arrived, we had to wait to flag down the server to bring silverware. The food was barely lukewarm. It might have been good had it arrived at a proper temperature. We ordered a second round of drinks that didn't arrive until we had finished our meal.
Highly disappointing after reading great reviews and the menu. We will not waste our time at Ida Claire again.
Friends birthday brunch
The entrees were served cold. Every there time I’ve been it’s been great but this time missed the mark.
Delightful quirky restaurant with unique and flavorful options—and equally comparable beverage options.
Great food! Loved the drink menu.
Service was impeccable. Food was delicious and loved the portion size. Great. Experience!
The menu was interesting, but too eclectic and spicy for my taste. There were country cooking items with an extreme twist.
My daughter and I were having a girls' night out and Ida Claire's was an excellent choice. The chicken and waffles was so delicious.
I met a peer I work with at Ida Claire and although we had a reservation at 7pm for 2, it took until 7:20pm to be seated, so it wasn't off to a great start. However, it was well worth the additional wait, as the food was excellent and the waiter both knew how to take care of us and how to make up for the wait by giving us extra attention that didn't seem forced. I had the pork chop and my colleague had the fish, both of us were very impressed with the taste of our food. We also had friend green tomatoes as an appetizer and they were also amazing. I'll definitely plan to go again, and plan to socialize if there is a wait.
It was a comfortable and pleasant stay. Will come back agian👌great service and great food.
To the management team, please train your staff. While they are all nice, the need to know the menu, how to open wine and know the Cocktail menu.
food and service was very good, but bit on the noisy side
The food was very good; we had shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. The service was outstanding. Our server Katie Cook was a delight.
I love the ambiance and the staff is great. I've tried 2 things here and just didn't love them..
Great food, great place for lunch, great location.
I am sure Ida Claire is quite popular since they were very busy on a Sunday night. I was prepared to really enjoy our dinner. I had noted that most dishes on supper menu were 'spicy', but I picked a pork chop that seemed innocent. It was so spicy hot that I could not eat the dish! Even my friend who can tolerate hot food said it was too spicy for him. Yes, I am allergic to hot peppers so I avoid dishes that are even 'spicy' at all. Unfortunately, there were almost no dishes listed that were not spicy.....maybe sandwiches are OK.
Thus, we will not visit Ida Claire again.
Great meal! Shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes are always amazing.
Everything was excellent. From the fried green tomatoes to the pork chop. Other highlights were the chicken and waffles and the short rib.
my first time to Ida Claire and i will definitely come back; server was excellent and food was tasty and well prepared. i will say it took awhile to get our entrees and one of those had fried eggs instead of scrambled as ordered. all that said, not big enough issues to keep me from recommending and returning.
Horrible expirience. They did't handle people with allergies with care. They are unaware of what is in their food. Waitress took the order careless and ignoring the requests for food allergies. When the food arrived they brought out 2 of the 4 orders and had to wait for the other 2 orders (food got cold quickly); all of our orders were placed at the same time... we did not understand this. On top of that, the order that was placed from the person with allergies was not cooked properly and it had to be redone (the manager had come to the table to get more information, and gave excuses, no apologies from the waitress or the manager). When it finally arrived, everybody else was finished with their meal (and it arrived cold and flavorless) . The waitress disappeared for long periods of time and we had to call other waiters for help. She did not introduce her self, she was not courteous, she pointed her cell phone flash light at our food in doubt of what was being mentioned that something was wrong with one of the orders. She did not use proper manners when serving drinks; her dorso and arms where practicality across the table in front of our faces, on top of our food and blocking our conversation every time she refilled our waters. We were seated at a table that allowed her to access each persons setting without having to reach over. She rushed us with our checks when we had not even finished our cocktails and one person was still eating , nor was it even close to closing time. We were thinking about ordering another round of drinks, but after this our mood was destroyed. We left highly disappointed.
Fantastic dining experience. Great food, exceptional service. Highly recommend.
Had lunch with old friend who is vegan the waitress helped him with what they have that would fit his requirements plus explained what dishes they could modify he enjoyed his meal and I was happy with mine as well
Have had dinner here before and found food to be good and lunch was enjoyable.
Business lunch, both guest were impressed. Lexi was a great server. Will come back soon
Over all foods were ok but the waitress was stone cold! She brought our check folded inside a note book that read "F... and eat my A.." What? apparently other patronage leaved her the note.
Such a fun birthday in the airstream! Food was amazing as always!
I had made a reservation but the front staff either ignored or overlooked and actually sat similar parties with a later reservation before us. It took me asking several times to get any word on “we are working on it” so that was more of a 2 star. Was finally seated almost 30 minutes after res time. However, our waiter was extreme attentive, had a great attitude and made it more enjoyable. And food came relatively quick but our company had to wait an additional 10 minutes to receive their food.