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Review of Ida Claire

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Ranked #5 of 212 Restaurants in Addison
Certificate of Excellence
Description: An intriguing, southern-inspired destination for relaxing suppers, slow weekend brunching or a meeting hub for business lunches and happy hour.
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Description: An intriguing, southern-inspired destination for relaxing suppers, slow weekend brunching or a meeting hub for business lunches and happy hour.
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We had a group of 10 here on Christmas Eve (time got away from me) and we had a fairly early dinner so they could accommodate us. This was our first time here, so one of the first things we noticed, despite the fact that we ordered a wide variety of drinks, appetizers and entrees, is that there were lots of cool drinks and food being served at nearby tables. We ordered several appetizers, including the roasted garlic hummus, sweet potato chip duck confit (southern nachos, with duck fat and an over-easy egg on top--so good, we ordered a second one for the table) and fried green tomatoes. Then we had the chicken & waffles, beef short ribs (tender fall-off the bone), tasso spiced pork chops and the NY Strip and several sides too numerous to mention, but all very good. The Strip was the only disappointment: tasty but too tough. Our waiter immediately shared this feedback with the manager, who came over, apologized and offered to pay for it. We finished with dessert. We had read about the Vice Cake, so we ordered a couple for the table and it was an instant hit with everyone.
The decor is simple with naturally a southern touch, big thick wooden tables, warm and not too loud. All ingredients are fresh and locally-sourced or grown as much as possible, we understand. We will definitely be back and it really was a fun place to just eat, hang out and enjoy a good meal with family and friends.

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

The atmosphere although ecletic is extremely loud and by that I mean the overhead music which makes everyone scream across the table at each other. the menu and food tasted more like a Northerner trying to put a spin on Southern food. The NY Strip I had was not a good quality beef and the fact that you could not get any type of potato beside Sweet Potatos, they didnt even have a Idaho potato in the restaurant...Had only 2 choices of dessert both cakes and both really dry and not fresh. Will not be back.

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

Cute idea and a very casual, busy spot. I tried the chicken in a biscuit. Strange combination with spinach and tomato included as well as an egg. I ended up removing the spinach and tomato. There was ample food and the biscuit and gravy were very tasty. My companion had the shrimp caesar salad and asked for extra anchovies. They returned to say they did not have anchovies anymore - Caesar without anchovies?? At least have them in he kitchen for those who want the real thing. Service was ragged - waiter seemed untrained.

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Thank bettyh
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This friendly restaurant has nice patio seating and very good food. I recommend the chicken and biscuit, catfish and biscuit, chicken and waffles, and duck fat sweet potato chips.

Thank awhitelady
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Good food. Portions are right sized, meaning not to larger. Really interesting decor. Enjoyed our meal and will return.

Thank GSNova
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