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2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1925 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #309 of 2,648 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $45
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: R Street, N.W.
Transit: Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle North (Red Line)
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English first
Arnold, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Searching for an exceptional organic restaurant in the Baltimore and D.C. area is not easy, but Restaurant Nora is a new discovery to us with so much to offer. It became the first 'Certified Organic' restaurant in the U.S. and continues the organic tradition today. Hubby was happy with the selection of meats while I was able to feast on... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

There really is a Nora, the founder of Restaurant Nora, and she really is a fanatic about organic food. Thank goodness she is, because as a result the food at Restaurant Nora is healthy as well as delicious. Don't think relentlessly vegetarian, because most of the dishes consist of super meats and fish. Don't think microscopic portions, because they are... More

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Olen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Second time I visited Nora, this time I decided to go for the three course menu option. I started with Roasted butternut squash & apple soup followed by a great rice and grains vegetarian risotto and finally a lovely apple pie for dessert! The food was amazing so Nora will always be on the top of my list of restaurants... More

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Los Angeles, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Restaurant is located in Embassy Row near DuPont Circle. We stayed at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, which is 2 blocks away. Had an early reservation since we had a show at the Kennedy Center at 7:30pm. We told the Staff we had a show and had to be out by 7pm. Our table of 4 was serviced by 2... More

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Carlsbad, California
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299 reviews 299 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had an excellent dinner at the Restaurant Nora on an October Saturday night. It was within easy walking distance of our hotel, the Hilton in Washington, DC. We were greeted warmly and escorted to a nice table for two. Our server was very friendly, courteous and attentive. The décor reminds one of the 30s. My wife opted for the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is an institution in the restaurant scene, and I am glad to see that it is still relevant after all the years it has been in business. The food was very good and the service was attentive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you ever visit DC you must try out this restaurant, I would say that it is the best there in the whole of DC, impeccable service from bar and waiting staff and best of all food to die for, brilliant flavors and cooked to perfection. I don't know how they do it but there was very little delay from... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Right from the get-go, our waiter had an attitude because we didn't want to order a bottle of wine. If not a bottle for the table, how about a glass? Since I was finishing my martinti that I'd brought from the bar, I declined. He then brought 3 bottles to the table and said "I'll give you a taste and... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband and I had dinner on a busy Friday night at Restaurant Nora and the whole experience was perfectly orchestrated and very fresh and delicious. We were seated immediately in a room with a laid-back kind of "quilty" ambiance. We started with the mussels, which were the best I've ever had -- the shellfish were big and fresh, the... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews 157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Heard about it for years, but do not get to D.C. often. The feel of the restaurant is very good. Nice buzz in the room- really good service, I like team service and they do it as well as anyone. I really love the idea they believe in and I believe that they go to great lengths to get great... More

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