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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 48
    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
good food but not up to expectations

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Dr_Pea7
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Blacksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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272 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Blacksburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had another wonderful and delicious at Nora's. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely return.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Our entire experience was delightful. The Monk Fish was enjoyed tremendously by one of our party as was the Amish Breaded Fried Chicken by another, It was moist and tasty to the last bite. We had slightly different opinions on the Calamari . To one of us it was great and the spiciness of it did not overpower this simple... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Aside not a very warm welcome by the hosts, this place is seriously amazing and unique. Great food and excellent wine list. Highly recommended

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washington dc
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I just realized tonight after eating probably for the 50th time at Nora that I have not reviewed it--ever. Nora is one of Washington most revered restaurants, both because it was the first to offer fully organic food and because it attracts lots of politicians. But unlike the cookie-cutter designed restaurants in the downtown that also attract politicos, Nora feels... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had such a wonderful meal here on our 46th anniversary last year that we went again for our 47th! The food is excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful for a romantic dinner.

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Boston
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108 reviews 108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Our evening at Nora was certainly pleasant, with the service very good and the surroundings attractive. Our meals were good to very good, but none would say wonderful. Butternut squash bisque was delicious, but the salmon entree which followed was uninspired. One guest felt that his NY strip steak was "OK", and another had only faint praise for her parsnip... 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?