We visited this restaurant at the suggestion of a shop owner during a weekend stay in Staunton, VIrginia. It was a Friday night. The place is a bit hidden and at the end of an old rail line beside the old train station. The old station, itself once reincarnated as a restaurant, is now closed and neglected.
We arrived for a late dinner around 9 p.m. and passed several couples and groups leaving from their dinners. We took this patronage as a good sign!
The atmosphere inside was unremarkable. Honestly, it made little impression on me positive or negative and I struggle now four days later to recall much about it.
My companion ordered a hamburger with fries and I ordered a 9 ounce steak, fries and a Ceasar salad. My steak was cooked to order and quite good. The fires were a bit undercooked. My friend's hamburger was OK but strongly seasoned with either garlic or onion powder (I know, hard to imagine we couldn't discern which for sure). Since my friend is highly sensitive to garlic, we asked our waitress whether the hamburger contained any garlic. She replied confidently that it did not. When we asked if she was certain, she insisted she was and walked away. My friend, unconvinced, ate no more of the meat, but ended up sick throughout the night. While I cannot say for sure whether the meat contained garlic or not, we would have been much more appeased regardless of the fact had our waitress merely cofirmed with the chef, especially upon hearing of my friend's sensitivity.
Overall, the service was adequate, though not particularly friendly and not at all sensitive to my friend's dietary concerns. The flood was good quality and fresh, but of average with regard to taste, preparation and presentation. If your dining objective is to fill a hungry void, The Depot Grill fits the bill. If you are looking for a particularly enjoyable dining experience or above-average cuisine, let this train pass you by.