Ida Claire

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1998 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern

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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.
What 1998 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a reservation for a party of 12 (8 adults 4kids), and we were seated on time. The food is wonderful, and staff is very friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A little loud but overall had a great time

JK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for the first time for a birthday. We made reservations for a group of nine about a week and a half prior. We did have to wait for about 10 minutes upon arrival for our table, but the staff was so nice and there is plenty to look at while you wait. The food is wonderful, not a large menu but we all found something delicious.

EB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved Ida Claire. The food was good, and the service was superb. There was lots of parking, and the environment was really cute. If you want the cute/trendy restaurant feel, but don't want to be in the Uptown Dallas hubbub, this restaurant is PERFECT for that. Also the food is relatively reasonable in prices. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone.

KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It took a bit longer to have our order taken than expected, but once we ordered, the food came quick and it was amazing.

JJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was good. Food was mediocre. Desserts were better than appetizers and entree. Entree was was not hot.

F
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Fun, Southern Vibe and great food. We had reservations, so were shown directly to our table. It was Sunday Brunch, but the service, food and drinks were delivered promptly and fresh.

JB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely experience. Food was delicious and service was deft and friendly.

HR
Houston
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. The Nashville cauliflower was INCREDIBLE, a tad bit of spice, perfectly seasoned, crunchy, full and delicious with ranch served on the side (planning on coming back to have my vegan wife sample those). The chicken and waffles was noted as a favorite but was not that great- strips were a bit salty and the waffle was a tad bit underwhelming. Requested the egg over medium and it came out pretty great. Think maybe adding the gravy to the side and taking down the salt on the strips may have helped. Waffle was not cooked crispy and flaky but was a bit doughy. Drink were great had the Demagorgan and the decorative strawberry was cut like the creature from Stranger Things (dope).

p
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Server Kane was outstanding. Explained menu and gave us good suggestions to try since this was our first visit to the restaurant.

E
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our stop at ida Claire. Our waiter had a mix up with one of the checks in our party though. And the bird cages are a little weird

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brunch was wonderful. Good food, fun cocktails and friendly staff. Atmosphere in on point, relaxed but fun!

P
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the service was great. I wanted to go back for lunch the next day.

S
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

33rd Wedding Anniversary. Never disappointed.

B
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food and the service were excellent! The only negative worthy of mention is that it is a very noisy environment, and difficult to conduct a conversation. I wish that there were softer surfaces which absorbed the sound and made it more appropriate for conversation at the table.

RJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Ida Claire is GOOD, but the service is OUTSTANDING.

TG
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Been here many times. This is the only time our food was good - not absolutely amazing!

LB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We've been to Ida Claire several times, mostly for Sunday brunch. The service is always incredible! It gets a little loud (as popular restaurants during the busiest times do), but not so loud you can't make conversation at your table. Love the attention to detail, the eclectic serve ware, beautiful silverware that is switched out for every course and having a water carafe on the table! We will definitely return for some more fried green tomatoes, Brisket Benedict and Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffles. Delish!

C
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess was the highlight of the dining experience. She was full of energy and her beautiful smile was so welcoming. The food was great but a little on the expensive side. The portions were very generous but are enough to split with two not very hungry people.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best part about our experience was our waiter Grant... he was patient, knowledgeable and everything he suggested turned out to be amazing! I can’t wait to go back and try some of the other items on the menu.

DN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love everything about this place
I try to go every time I’m in Dallas

AM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The host Was so accommodating for all large party. Everyone enjoyed there foodn

M
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and very good service.

LN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food at Ida Claire is always exceptional! My husband got the French toast with a side of chicken sausage. The sausage was sooooo good! I got the Low Country Breakfast because it comes with two of their biscuits which are delicious. If you like coffee, their French press coffee is the best around. Our waitress was so charming and attentive to everything that we needed.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time catching up with friends at a high top table. For Dallas on a Friday night it wasn’t crowded at all. The signature cocktails are tasty. The different shareable appetizers were great, our group had them all. The braised short rib with potatoes and carrots was divine, unbelievably tender and wonderfully seasoned.

a
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, starting with the hostess... outstanding food!

LP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

i usually like ida claire a lot but tonight’s experience wasn’t great. my son’s chicken wasn’t fully cooked, daughter didn’t get syrup with her chicken and waffles. seemed like there were a million servers but still had to search for ours several times.

DM
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and place. Would recommend for any type of group.

LG
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The food and service was excellent. However, the piped music was so loud everyone was shouting so they could be heard. Love music but not so loud that the person sitting next to me cannot be heard when speaking at a normal volume.

JB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very appropriate choice for an employee thank you lunch. We enjoyed ourselves, the food was good (and different than other places) and the service was excellent

WE
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had great service and a great meal. Did not feel rushed and really enjoyed the time.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

TP
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time here and I loved it! From the ambiance to the service to the unique food. Great experience!

g
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to Ida more then I can count, but the last 2x in I had the pleasure of being waited on by Kabi. He is such a great attentive waiter with a great personality. He will be the only one we ask for in the future.

JP
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding waiter! Original entrees . I am never disappointed when I visit. Quality food...

LB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We enjoyed Ida Claire. We really like the atmosphere and the food. Unfortunately, the service was very poor. We waited for long periods without having any service at all.

LL
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A quality Southern Food restaurant serving quality food. The menu is not overwhelming which leads to each item being delicious
Well done Ida Claire!

JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
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 on 24 August 2019
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

BJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is excellent, service is fantastic! The hostesses and our waiter, Alex, were friendly, efficient, and very personable! Alex gave us great suggestions and helped us so much with what to eat! Love it!

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