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Restaurant Nora

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Dupont Circle
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2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1925 (R Street, N.W.)
Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle North (Red Line)
202-462-5143
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A memorable and wonderful meal

The quality of food and service at this restaurant are wonderful. Our server was patient and professional. Each course was perfect. The decor was relaxing. Cocktails were delicious. And, the fact that it was all organic is the icing on the cake! I can't say enough good things about the meal we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
TravelinJabbo
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The quality of food and service at this restaurant are wonderful. Our server was patient and professional. Each course was perfect. The decor was relaxing. Cocktails were delicious. And, the fact that it was all organic is the icing on the cake! I can't say enough good things about the meal we had. I would go back in a second... More 

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This restaurant prides in serving organic food products. I had the cod, which was excellent. Very nice atmosphere for a celebration dinner but it is very expensive.

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Winter Park, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have only eaten at Nora once but my first impression is that I reluctantly agree with the admittedly few critical reviews. Our entrees were flank steak, scallops and salmon and all agreed they had eaten better elsewhere at less expensive restaurants. Same goes for the butternut squash soup. A half bottle of a very average Rioja was $30.00 which... More 

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Denver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We loved every bite! Had mussels, artichoke, apple salad and ribeye. Everything had clean delightful flavors.

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Marquette, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our visit started with jack, the sommelier, approaching us when he saw we were examining Irish whisky bottles at the bar. His interest in us, and sharing his vast knowledge, greatly added to a fantastic meal. We learned a lot from the personalized flight of Irish whiskey. Four of us had different appetizers and entrees so we were able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The food was extremely fresh and very tasty. Service could not have been better. Minus one star because they did not tell me that they did not have the trout until I ordered it.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Being invited to Nora of organic fame for diner was not a chance to be missed. Trying to find a parking spot in the area on a Friday evening at 7 pm is not the best beginning to a diner with friends, so the valet parking service is a wise move from the management. We were welcomed and promptly seated... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You are advised to make a reservation as the wait can be long to get a table. The food and service are truly top notch but not the least bit stuffy. They go out of their way to buy and swerve local produce, meats and fish so everything is incredibly fresh and tasty. Lots of organic items on the menu... More 

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Washington, DC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Restaurant Nora has been a fixture in DC for many years, but I hadn't eaten there for a very long time. Relatives were visiting from out of town, and so we reserved a table for dinner. It was an exceptional meal with the kind of service every restaurant should envy. Our server, Emily, was so efficient but also invisible...just the... More 

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dublin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This resturant is lovely but it is very pricey. The food was good but they don't give you enought of it. My partner ordered a main meal and when the plate came out only half of the place had food on it. It seemed like they where only give you half a portion. We found it very expensive for how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1925
    (R Street, N.W.)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle North (Red Line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-462-5143

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?