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2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1925 (Upper Northwest)
202-462-5143
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Ranked #360 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $45
Hours:
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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alexandria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We celebrated a birthday dinner for two at the lovely Restaurant Nora. We opted for the prix fixe, three-course meal, and the waiter welcomed substitutions. Both of our dinners (rockfish, rack of lamb) were perfectly prepared with unusual and delicious sauces. Desserts were also wonderful. There were a few cons - the bread was very disappointing. It was a sour... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I am truly sorry that I have to give Nora a bad review. As one of the first certified organic restaurants serving gourmet food I really wanted to support it and our party of 4 was very much looking forward to our evening there. All 4 of us cook and know food, explore up and coming restaurants when we can... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Heard a lot of hype about this restaurant and overall it's average. Good food, good atmosphere, good service, but for the price that you are paying there are far more restaurants in DC that you can experience with others. I would probably put this restaurant outside the top 10 probably top 25. Had the tasting menu, and the good thing... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We picked Restaurant Nora from a list of favorites of Obama couple. The list said that it chosen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Michelle an Barack wedding. We also read good reviews from a famed tourism guide, rating Nora 5 in 5. We made the reservation and brought a local friend that also confirmed our high expectations. First, it... More 

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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The organic selection and taste of all that we ordered was good, very good, but not exceptional. First, they marched us outside to another building, and up many stairs, to another dining room. The explanation was, Oh, you will like it upstairs. And indeed, it was fine, although rather curiuos, if you didn't know what exactly was going on. Wine... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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Additional Information about Restaurant Nora

Address: 2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1925
Phone Number: 202-462-5143
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
Cuisine: American

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