Claire's at the Depot

4.8
2566 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us for a wonderful Four Course New Year's Eve Dinner at Claires. Reservations are available only by phone. Call us to book your table at 540 351-1616.

What 2566 People Are Saying
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vipBethie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time eating here. The food is consistently good. The she crab soup was delicious. I Lee had the veal scallopine and the pork chop. Both very good. Will definitely be back.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laid back but elegant atmosphere. Good service. Really, really delicious food, worth every penny.

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vippamc
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was beautifully presented and prepared- fresh. Really wonderful. So happy to be dining there again.

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FVAlexandria
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Claire's food is delicious and never disappoints.

The ambiance during this lunch was tarnished by a family who allowed their unruly children to run amok out back while others were dining. It was extremely rude and selfish. And yes, a comment about the situation was made to the server and acknowledged.

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Jodge
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in a relaxed, pleasant setting. I will definitely go back.

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Shirlettm
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was OUTSTANDING!!!The Food is to Die For

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2Travelers
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, interesting and excellently prepared food, outstanding service, and a comfortable and upscale atmosphere. Our favorite.

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BeverlyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very high end quality, fresh and flavorful! Service exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best meals I have ever had. Great flavors cooked to perfection. Attentive service and perfect atmosphere for a night out or fancy celebration.

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LeilaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our kids to Claire's last night for my son's 17th birthday. We had JUST been there for our 24th wedding anniversary a few days earlier and had such an incredibly wonderful experience; I was actually worried that Claire's couldn't possibly repeat their performance!

I needn't have worried. We sat outside in the garden, which was so charming, quiet, and comfortable. Our food was amazing, fresh, and delicious. My son's pork chop was MUCH later than the other dishes, presumably because of a mixup between the waitress and the kitchen--so when she brought our meals out, she handed my son a comped bowl of soup as an apology and also told him he would be choosing a birthday dessert on the house.

When it arrived, his chop was outstanding--the best he'd ever tasted. He chose bread pudding for dessert and received that AND a creme brulee with a little candle as an extra birthday/apology treat. Talk about above and beyond!

If anything, Claire's EXCEEDED the wonderful experience we had just a few days earlier. I wouldn't have thought it possible. Highly recommend!

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EllenB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. It's nice to have a great menu selections.

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vipShirlS
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent - the menu was smaller which was disappointing - but there were still many options to choose from. The crab soup was amazing - wish I would have ordered a bowl!!!! The Honey Glazed Salmon salad was a big hit and the salmon was cooked to perfection...... We had a lovely lunch thanks to Claire's amazing staff....

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NickM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner. Varied menu, great service.
We have gone there often for special occasions or for a special fun time.

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LizD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and beautiful restaurant. We had lunch on the patio. Shared the coconut shrimp and the Thai peanut chicken salad. Sadly, we did not save room for dessert! We will definitely go again.

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JustinS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet place for a rare date night for my wife and I. Great service and food. Free creme brûlée for my wife’s birthday. Will certainly be returning!

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SueS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and our server Anthony was the best. We drove from Pittsburgh to treat ourselves to the best.

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RussellG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food in an attractive setting. The outdoor patio is especially nice.

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ScottD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere is always terrific. We go for all our special occasions and it’s always a great experience.

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LeilaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire's was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The waitstaff were so friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The food was outstanding. And at the end of our meal, our waitress surprised us with two flutes of champagne to toast our 24th wedding anniversary. Absolutely delightful and memorable experience!

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TwoTravelerstoo
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal Scallopini was excellent. Both ravioli dishes and Rosetta were equally tasty.

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JamesS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Claire's. The setting is beautiful, intimate on some level and the food is first rate. Service is attentive, not intrusive. It has to be at the very top of one list for an excellent all around dining experience.

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CalvinH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner to celebrate our 49th anniversary. As usual, Claire's never disappoints. Service was great, as was my filet mignon and Kathy's sea scallops. Highly recommend the fried oysters appetizer and the beet and goat cheese salad. And the creme brulee and chocolate cake were perfect endings to the meal. So glad Warrenton has this great restaurant.

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FaithD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed another fabulous dinner at Claire's. I had the beet and goad cheese salad, and made it a meal by adding salmon. I am on a very restrictive diet and they accommodated the changes I needed to stay within the diet. My husband had the pork shop and said it was better than ever. Our server with attentive but not hovering and even though we sat inside, the courtyard adds to the ambience. We look forward to our next dinner at Claire's

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Bquad
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There have been a few times when Claire's has been merely excellent. Last night was back to the outstanding rating. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a wonderful meal. Claire's She Crab Soup is fabulous - just a slight bit of spice to set it off. We each had the Cedar Plank Salmon - it has become our favorite, though the fish special was tempting. The Salmon was served on the cedar plank with a really wonderful pineapple topping. It was accompanied by wilted spinich and couscous. We splurged off our diets and had desert. Wife is from south Florida and grew up with real Key Limes in her back yard - very particular about anything that claims to be Key Lime pie. Claire's again did not dissapoint and wife declared this pie to be a s good as what she got in Florida. I got the Apple Crisp. One somewhat expects to have a cimmimon overtone to the apples, but Claire has used nutmeg instead and it was really fabulous.
Claire's is always our first choice for "occasions' and we have never been disappointed. Thank you Claire for another wonderful celebration evening.

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IreneM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and superb staff!

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GeneC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the stuffed Duroc chop was perfectly prepared and the beet salad was amazing. The Scallops and Grits were also prepared tasty. Was not a big fan of the bread pudding, would have liked a bit more of the sauce drizzled over or even a small dipping area on the side. Service and staff were great and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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TheSmiths
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We went to Claire's at the Depot for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was very tasty and for an upscale restaurant, the price was reasonable. I ordered the squash risotto with shrimp and my husband ordered a burger with fries. I am not a fan of onions and asked if I could get the risotto without onions and was told no, they could not make it without. That ended up being fine as I really didn't even notice the onions in the meal and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I was surprised they couldn't make it to order. I also had the she crab soup which was very good though incredibly hot (temperature, not spicy). The menu is somewhat limited, but I believe this is because they pride themselves on doing a smaller number of things well. The restaurant was clean, quiet (though somewhat busy) and has a wonderful ambiance. The wait staff was nice but not overly attentive. They never asked my husband or I if we wanted a refill on our drinks. Our waitress was waiting on our table (indoors) and an unknown number of tables outdoors. The wait was kind of long for lunch, but we still really like this restaurant. This is a great place to go for special occasions or if you have family visiting from out of town. One warning though, parking is difficult, there is street parking but it's very limited so you may find yourself parking a few blocks away. There is a sizeable parking lot .2 miles away closer to the courthouse.

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vipluvcaribe5
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal for a celebration! All entrees were excellent!

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MikeF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in all of Fauquier County. Higy Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the she crab soup!! Best in VA hands down….the Jack Daniel shrimp pasta is delicious !! The bread is way to hard ! The adult drinks are very strong, they have a heavy pour. The crème brûlée was the best

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Great atmosphere and is was busier than I expected for a Wed night.

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GregC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, love the history of the building. Claire was our caterer 25years ago for our wedding, and still has the best food! We were very excited to go and eat and experience her place. We are definitely going again and again...not waiting another 25 years!

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HodgeM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service and ambience are always great. Crab cake was mealy and shrimp Cobb was $$$ and shrimp were under cooked.

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Leenie
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an outstanding meal. We all started with the she crab soup which is the best, bar none. Delicious and full of crab meat. Three of us had the petite filet - one with the frites, one with onion straws and one with fresh green beans. Easy to make the minor substitutions and the filets were perfectly done, tender and tasty. One had the veal scallopini and declared it a winner as well. Overall, another fabulous evening. Claire's is clearly one of the consistently outstanding restaurants in the area.

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BeauS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had anything but great experiences at Claire's!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for my wife and her cousin for a birthday lunch. You all knocked it out of the park, thanks!!

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vipCarolM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Got out salad order wrong but even then food was delicious. Would highly recommend and return when’re possible!

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Anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food-great service. Would recommend highly

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CecileG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our Wedding Anniversary. Our reservation was for 5:45 but we were 35 minutes early and they were very accommodating and seated us right away. The food was excellent and our waitress was very pleasant and gracious. It was nice to see the restaurant full and people enjoying themselves after last year.

Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 5th Anniversary. Could not have asked for, or found, a better meal. The service was delightful and excellent. We vow to become regulars.
Our unabashed highest recommendation.

FAQs

Claire's at the Depot offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 351-1616.

Claire's at the Depot is rated 4.8 stars by 2566 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.