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.
2nd time coming here and it was even better than the first. Food is amazing and staff is incredible.
Friendly, knowledgeable server. Excellent spicy southern style cuisine. Surprisingly busy for a Saturday afternoon; noise level commensurate with the crowd size.
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
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.
I got mixed reviews for this restaurant Ida Claire. My residents thought the food was weird. Not sure what they thought they would get.
The food was fantastic...had a reservation and we were seated immediately.
We had an amazing waiter. She made us feel special.
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.
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.
Great atmosphere, food and service. Loved the brunch menu. Too noisy
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.
Shelby was a great waitress! The staff looked like they were having fun.
My friend and I loved the decorations, service was great and food was delicious!
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.
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!
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!
Our waiter took too long to take our order. Once we were done eating we couldn’t find her to settle our bill
Will NEVER go back. Microwaved a fish dish I returned because it was RAW!
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.
Great food and service
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.
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.
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
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.
Everything was delicious...from the appetizers to dessert! Our business clients really enjoyed it.
Always have excellent food and service here. Our waitperson was delightful and took wonderful care of us. These guys have it together.
Good southern comfort food. Nice restaurant, good atmosphere, bar is great, service on par. Overall a very good restaurant.
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.
Really great. Though primetime brunching is a wait on food
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.
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.
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
Waiter seemed to be rushing us to order. This was a once a year girls night and we did not want to rush.
Fantastic dinner. All of the fish dishes are so good it’s hard to choose. Love the drinks food and fun
Tasty food, kids menu, nice atmosphere, and very nice decor, love the plates and silverware.
Awesome service, great atmosphere and reasonable happy hour. Will absolutely be back!
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.
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
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!
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
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
Food took awhile but was delicious!