Ida Claire

4.6
1959 reviews
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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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time coming here and it was even better than the first. Food is amazing and staff is incredible.

JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly, knowledgeable server. Excellent spicy southern style cuisine. Surprisingly busy for a Saturday afternoon; noise level commensurate with the crowd size.

SN
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bloody Mary’s were phenomenal (Garnished with an olive, pickled okra, and bacon!!! (Yum). The Apple Pancakes were delicious and the spicy chicken & waffles were amazing!!! Love it

y
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here is always good. The drinks are innovative and high quality as well. That said the service is always bad, from being seated, to the bar to the table experience. It feels like there is a super strong back of the house leader without an equal peer. I always leave with a full tummy but kind of annoyed.

DF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I got mixed reviews for this restaurant Ida Claire. My residents thought the food was weird. Not sure what they thought they would get.

JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic...had a reservation and we were seated immediately.

LF
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing waiter. She made us feel special.

WP
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice lunch of half a Monte Cristo and cup of tomato bisque soup at about 11:30 on a weekday. Even with the earlier time, the place was filling up and reservations are not necessary but recommended. We also had a fried green tomato appetizer. Both the soup and appetizer had a little kick, but not too spicy that we didn't clean our plates. The decor is eclectic and fun to look at and we'd go back again.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

TV
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bethany, our waitress was exceptional...spot on in her recommendations!
Attentive, but not overbearing.
She's a definite asset to your staff.
Food, service and atmosphere all awesome.
Especially like the Airstream outdoors...nice touch.

GD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Loved the brunch menu. Too noisy

JE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I wanted to love Ida Claire but have never experienced the lack of service found there before. The food was good. We started with an appetizer but when the chips ran out, they were never replenished. We never saw our server and it was only after we had eaten and stacked out plates on the table that he brought our drinks. Unfortunately we will not be back.

B
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shelby was a great waitress! The staff looked like they were having fun.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I loved the decorations, service was great and food was delicious!

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time here and it still is on the top of my list. Went here for dinner with a friend. Ordered the braised rib and she ordered the wood-fire chicken. Both were delicious.

OT
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and atmosphere is always great! We struggled a bit with the wait staff, but everything turned out all right. I absolutely love the food, so it won’t deter me from returning!

K
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated right away-all 7 of us. Brittany was very attentive-knew all our names in minutes. Made great recommendations. Enjoyed the crab and cheese beignets and the fried green tomatoes to start. Also had the honey biscuits with delicious spreads. Three of us had the redfish (Texas coast!), that was so good. One had the sloppy jo, another the Nashville chicken and the 90 year old had chicken and biscuits. All loved their dish! Our main issue was hearing-very loud.
We will return!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waiter took too long to take our order. Once we were done eating we couldn’t find her to settle our bill

SN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Will NEVER go back. Microwaved a fish dish I returned because it was RAW!

Ida Claire
Responded on August 17, 2019

Hi, I am so sorry you did not enjoy your meal. I would first like to say we do not own or have a single microwave on these grounds. We take a lot of pride in our food and what we serve our guests. But it does sound like we missed the mark with you, and for that I am truly sorry. I would love an opportunity to have you in again to show you what we do. I would love to get you an round of drinks or an appetizer for the trouble. Please let me know if you would like to come back in.

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k
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

EA
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been wanting to eat here for many years (its about 40 min drive for me) but SO worth the drive. I met up with some cousins from across town. I felt like I was in Savannah! The low country menu was delightful and the chicken *n waffles were a perfect blend of sweet & spicy. We caught happy hour and loved our drinks as well. Super cook atmosphere and decor.

M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The hostess should be given a different position away from customers. She didn’t speak, didn’t smile, and acted as if our presence was an inconvenience to her. I smiled and was polite but was truly dumbfounded. Customers arrived smiling but smiles disappeared quickly in her presence. I will not return to that location even though our waitress was excellent and the place looked amazing.

Ida Claire
Responded on August 17, 2019

Hi Mick, I am so sorry for your poor customer service at the door. We try to in steal a warm and genuine welcome with our hosts, but it sounds like you did not get that at all. We are working with our Host team to give that welcome you all deserve for choosing us for your dining experience. I would like to contact you privately to get more details so I can coach and train to right person. Thank you so much for your time. Melissa

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D
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated promptly. Server brought water and took our drink orders quickly. We split the Monte Christo sandwich and the Low Country chopped salad. The sandwich was a very generous portion as was the salad. Both were delicious and well presented. Zoe was a great server, prompt and friendly.

Definitely a great experience.

l
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious...from the appetizers to dessert! Our business clients really enjoyed it.

LL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have excellent food and service here. Our waitperson was delightful and took wonderful care of us. These guys have it together.

C
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good southern comfort food. Nice restaurant, good atmosphere, bar is great, service on par. Overall a very good restaurant.

s
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drinks were great and Food was really good. The food came out fast too, almost a little too fast. We had just gotten our appetizer and the food came a minute later.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really great. Though primetime brunching is a wait on food

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's hard to decide what to eat at Ida Claire. Everything looks good and everything I've tried tastes as good as it looks! The drinks are fun and tasty. The food is wonderful and everything is presented beautifully! Ida Claire is truly one of my favorite restaurants.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time back at Ida Claire, and it did not disappoint. We just ordered a bunch of appetizers, and they were all sooo delicious! Love the Southern cooking with a little extra twist.

SB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and very tasty.. The fried green tomatoes are wonderful and the monte Cristo was very tasty.. the mint condition cocktail was very refreshing and suitable for this Texas heat

j
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter seemed to be rushing us to order. This was a once a year girls night and we did not want to rush.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Girlfriend Birthday

V
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. All of the fish dishes are so good it’s hard to choose. Love the drinks food and fun

A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, kids menu, nice atmosphere, and very nice decor, love the plates and silverware.

k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, great atmosphere and reasonable happy hour. Will absolutely be back!

b
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The service was impeccable, everyone is so friendly. I had the Shrimps and Grits, $19.50, I got 7 shrimps, that's amazing.....I had leftovers too. We were here during their happy hour so a few drinks and small bites were $5.

Ida Claire
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi Brenda, Thank you so much for your review. All feedback is welcome and will only make us better. I would love for any details that you thought we might have missed and can improve upon. I can not wait to see you and your friends in again to enjoy our Vinyl Hour. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Melissa Arizaga Assistant General Manager Ida Claire

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TA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

So sad! I went there for my birthday lunch with a friend, who had never been. The fish in my po'boy was not fully cooked, to the point there was little to no meal on the fish (and only lukewarm as you bit into it which made me wonder if it was fully cooked:(). My friend ordered a chicken dish and one of the pieces of chicken was rubbery. What made it worse was that we had a hard time finding our server so we just sat there until he came back. When he did, we just ordered biscuits and more fried green tomato's (which were good) :( So disappointing!

Ida Claire
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi Tracy! I am so sorry we missed the mark on your visit for your Birthday. We take pride in our food and our service, and we did not deliver at all. I would love to reach out to you privately and get more details so it can give us an opportunity to address this issue. Melissa Arizaga Assistant General Manger Ida Claire

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j
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Food was not at good temperature and underwhelming sides have had better there before
The fish options are great but should be served at hotter temperatures or served faster

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food took awhile but was delicious!

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