Claire's at the Depot

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1936 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

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What 1936 People Are Saying
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Savannah
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We have eaten at Claire’s a number of times and have always found the food great! It is not an extensive menu but what they prepared always excellent! I received a $10 off for lunch (it was around the time of my birthday and they always have done that for me). My wife and I both had appetizers. We each had a cup of their acorn and butternut squash (excellent) and their chicken pot stickers (excellent). We did not eat a big lunch as we were going to eat out again that evening, but what we had was enough for us.

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

Wonderful from start to finish. Highly recommend. We enjoyed fabulous service from our waiter, delicious fresh oysters on the half shell, steak and seafood dinner entrees and delicious cheesecake. Wine was also amazing but felt it was overpriced

GO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to dine, fresh ingredients and nice ambiance.

t
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away in a restored railroad station, Claire's never fails to please. Take note; if you're a she-crab fan, order the bowl for $2 more than the cup; it's that good. The double-stuffed pork chop is tender, juicy, and delicious. On this visit my wife had the most tender veal scallopine you can imagine! The only regret - no room for dessert. The setting is beautiful; the park-like setting in the rear has outdoor seating in season. Who would believe that Warrenton would have such a fantastic restaurant?

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had read about Claire's at the Depot and wanted to visit. I'm SO glad we did! The service was excellent and the food was truly outstanding! I would definitely recommend and will visit again! We met Claire while there, she is delightful!

YC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So enjoyable. Could have more accessible parking, especially for us "Mature" ladies. :)

F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat. Never fails to be good!

S
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Elegant but casual. And ni like it so well I’m willing to drive an hour there!

KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and venue excellent as always! Love coming here!

LL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Claire's -- my husband has been there several times. The food was divine -- the service was so attentive, but not intrusive (which we love), and we were seated in a quiet booth, which was a perfect setting for visiting with our friend from the UK. We have already made reservations for dinner this Friday. We live in Charlottesville, and will gladly drive up for a meal at Claire's.

D
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant surroundings and the waiter was super nice and friendly.

JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant; excellent food and cooked well. Right in town,easy parking.

D
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch. Lovely spot for a fall afternoon, nice menu, well prepared, attentive service

PL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food and service were outstanding! We’ve never had a bad experience here. Love the look and ambience.

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and the service exceptional.

RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start with sharing the beet & goat cheese salad. My wife had the filet, I had the seafood bowl special. Both were great. Shared a bottle of Grey Ghost chardonnay. Hard to do starters and desserts here unless you have more people to share.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lunch with friends in outside areas which is lovely

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding our waitress was outstanding, the restaurant is just beautiful! It’s located in downtown Warrenton in the little train station. Anyone that has not experienced this restaurants to try it.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beat steak I’ve had in a long time!

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in the Warrenton area.

k
London
386 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible dining experience at Claire's last night! Haven't been in awhile since it's about 45 min to hour drive for us. So glad we made the trip though. We have excellent server who was friendly and professional. Started with lovely cocktails then had their Southwestern Ceasar salad split to start. Our entrees were cedar planked Salmon and Filet w/Frites. Both were prepared to perfection and served hot which is like we want it. Then finished off sharing Berry Crisp and Depot Coffee. Also a nice touch is that Claire came around and greeted people. Very nice and won't wait so long to return!

B
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Claire's at the Depot for a birthday celebration and was very favorably impressed. The food was wonderful, the waitstaff were pleasant and friendly and the atmosphere was delightful.

s
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had a lovely lunch on the patio on Friday. Food was delectable. Service, atmosphere and everything else was top notch. As good or better than any dining experience I have had in Northern Virginia recently.

IF
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place, period. Love it, and love Warrenton.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fantastic experience at Claire’s! We celebrated our sons 18th birthday and everything was wonderful!

JN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started out with the delicious she crab soup and moved onto the rainbow trout. Both were delicious and the berry dessert was a hit too. Can't wait to return.

MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and the waiter did a great job. The food was excellent (as always), and attention paid was top drawer.

H
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great destination restaurant when enjoying the Blue Ridge countryside. The food and service are excellent. We have never been disappointed.

c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant - great food, service, and ambiance. Crab soup is a favorite!

JO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

September 20th we celebrated the one year mark until our wedding!

EB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It seemed a bit noisier this visit than prior visits. But, then, my friends and I were probably adding to that!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's is our go-to place to celebrate special occasions. We enjoyed the halibut and the blackened scallops, which were both delicious. As we debated over dessert, we were surprised with two glasses of champagne - a perfect ending!

KF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire's never disappoints! The food and service are always outstanding.

NF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to sit outside.
It was delightful.
Quiche was delicious, as always

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claire’s is always a crowd pleaser!

H
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is well prepared with different food combinations to make it a little unique. Such as the Monte Crisco that uses raisin bread, with country ham and served with maple syrup. The She-Crab soup is creamy with an abundance of crab meat and a little spicy bite at the end. The food is presented to your table with a pleasing and smiling Waite staff who seems to enjoy your patronage.

FC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the hostess at lunch, Gabriella! She has amazing. customer service! The mashed cauliflower is great too.

CC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Can’t go wrong taking friends, family and colleagues to Claire’s.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated 32nd wedding anniversary. Had a real good time. Food and drinks from the bar all outstanding.

CG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Claire’s on Thursday for dinner and to hear Robbie Limon (Local musician) outside on the patio. The swordfish and lamb specials, that we ordered, were prepared to perfection. Sherry was our server and was attentive from wine to desert. Her attention to detail and the pace of her service was stellar. If your haven’t visited your missing out on a nice experience. Reservations are recommended.

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