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Restaurant Nora

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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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5:30 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

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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, service needs improvement

We have eaten herr several times and the food is always wonderful. It is very popular and the service did not keep up. We had to wait a bit for our table and the service was slow. We did not think we received the appropriate level of attention.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Joan M
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Restaurant Nora has been a part of our history as a couple. My husband took me there on our first date 27 years ago; we dined there on our wedding night; and we celebrated many, many anniversaries there. We moved from the area 3 years ago and Nora's has been on my "most missed" list since then. When we found... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten herr several times and the food is always wonderful. It is very popular and the service did not keep up. We had to wait a bit for our table and the service was slow. We did not think we received the appropriate level of attention.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A great restaurant all the way around. The decoration is adequate, service is good, and the food carefully though out, all with fresh ingredients. It is 100% organic and environmentally friendly, and yet still delivers flavors. The wines are extremely well chosen. Recommended.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was absolutely awesome and the fact that is was all sustainably grown or chosen made it even better. The service was excellent as well. A great place to have dinner with a colleague (s) or significant other. Will definitely come back here

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Knoxville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great experience near DuPont Circle at suggestion of local nephew David and his wife Deborah -- reservations obviously needed provided a great table for the seven of us. Server Glen was charming & knowledgeable, busy but patient and good at multi-tasking. I opened with a great cocktails (“The Botanist” made with a Scottish (Islay!) gin & fennel bitters); Kathy enjoyed... More 

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After spending hours roaming the floors of the National Gallery of Art on the Mall, we headed to Restaurant Nora. Owner Thomas Damato greeted us warmly and we were brought to a table in the upstairs dining area. We started with seared spicy calamari accompanied by a with Mizuna radish salad and the tempura stuffed squash blossoms with wild mushrooms... More 

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Kensington, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Convivial restraurant in the heart of embassy row near DuPont circle. We were with a big group and were served a prix fixe dinner. Started out with great appetizers, including crude tuna and a pate. Next was a great soup with crab. The main meal was a bit disappointing. My neighbors had beef and it and the veggies looked a... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Dupont area of DC is noted for its great array of different and tasty restaurants and Nora is no different. Tucked into a side street on a corner, it could almost be mistaken for a home. When you enter, it is a different world. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable without being pretentious. The food is terrific. I started... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nora's is always one of our favorite spots for a special occasion -- this case Father's Day + 1. The service is friendly and informative and the food is prepared well. Although the wine list is a bit pricey, we had one of Nora's own reds and it was fine. My lamb and cous cous was exotic enough to excite... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

All organic ingredients expertly prepared. I enjoyed the "taste" menu (prix fixee, with three courses). Simply amazing. The only drawback: I wanted a glass of wine, but they only sold half bottles.

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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>  > Dupont Circle
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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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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