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“Charming and good food”

Claire's at the Depot
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Ranked #2 of 95 Restaurants in Warrenton
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lee Street
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have gone here lots for brunch where we sit at the bar and do the crossword. It's nice, relaxing, and sometimes Claire is behind the bar! The food is consistently good, and they offer specials. The wine list is somewhat abbreviated, it would be nice if there were a few m ore choices. Dinner doesn't disappoint either! A nice place to take out of town guests, and a great option to have on Warrenton.

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Thank MMKW78
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Claire's is THE PLACE in Warrenton for that special dinner. Impeccable service, awesome food, daily menus and a cozy atmosphere make it special. Not priced for every night, but never fails to make an evening out a special event.

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Oh! I thought my husband and I had found the PERFECT place, FINALLY, in Warrenton - where we have lived since we were kids in High School.
The first six or so times were just unbelievable quality and value. Then it happened. We called on Valentine's Day, were told that they were full, but if we would eat in the bar area, come on down!
We did, and they'd set up a cute little area in the window. When we got there (we're only about ten minutes away), we were told that it was a good thing we came right away, as they were ready to give our table away. Not a good greeting. Our now regular waitress served us. Our choices were Shrimp and Grits, and also the special southwest-rub Ribeye steak. My steak was quite tough, and just not the same quality that I've had there. It was almost well done, but I had ordered medium-rare. We got the feeling that they'd run out of meat and bought some. The Shrimp and Grits, as my husband has ordered about four times, were fantastic. The service that night was extremely uncoordinated, which is not the mark of this normally smoothly-run restaurant. They were so busy that I just ate and shut up. I had half, then asked that it be boxed up so I could enjoy a piece of dessert with my husband, as it was a special day! I had saved my steakbone for munching on, but of course, not in public, and was very sad to find at home that it had not accompanied me home. The price was about $30.00 so I was surprised that all of my meal had not been boxed.
The special cheesecake was of lesser quality than the steak, leading to the same wondering if it came from another source. We could not eat it - it tasted stale and was soggy. We had a very hard time getting our check, as it was so very busy.
Honestly, we were so pumped up to find this restaurant, and eventually, will return. This Valentine's Day experience was enough to remove our taste for the restaurant for awhile. We totally understand that this was an extremely busy night, yet expected a restaurant of this calibre to be better prepared and experienced in such an occasion. I wanted so much to rave on and on about Claire's, but maybe this will happen in the future?! I am keeping my fingers crossed! We'll definitely go on a non-special occasion day, and suggest you do the same.

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Thank Sunsup605
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

My wife and I, on a trip to the area, decided to dine here on our first night. What a wonderful choice. The food is an absolute delight and the service was beyond compare.

Don't miss out on this little gem!

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Hidden away on a side street this restaurant is a gem. Quiet, cozy, country inn feel to this
renovated railway station. Menu is sure to delight many. Quality and preparation of the food was excellent. Highly recommend!

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