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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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5:00 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Intimate, quiet atmosphere, delicious food.

This was my first experience at Nora's. An eclectic design coupled white tablecloths, subtle lighting surrounded by brick walls and housed in a brownstone set the tone. Having just flown I after the DC blizzard, it was the perfect choice. I ordered the " blizzard" 3 course meal. That menu choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TravelEnjoyment2
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first experience at Nora's. An eclectic design coupled white tablecloths, subtle lighting surrounded by brick walls and housed in a brownstone set the tone. Having just flown I after the DC blizzard, it was the perfect choice. I ordered the " blizzard" 3 course meal. That menu choice alone illustrated the freshness of choice selections. Absolutely delicious.... More 

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Thank TravelEnjoyment2
Huntington, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the food was delicious, the service superb and the suggested wine a perfect choice. My dinner companions were not as satisfied as I. They felt the cocktails were overpriced and the small food portions not worth the price of the meal. They preferred Petits Plats to Nora’s (apples to oranges) This rating is based on my experience, not... More 

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Thank pas1953
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joined for dinner and really enjoyed the atmosphere, drinks and service. Organic food was great and tasty. Manhattans are absolutely perfect, I could come here just for the drink. Looks like caters to "locals". Service impeccable, promptly delivered food, and knowledgeable about the menu, levels of salt, method of cooking,etc.

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Thank coconinni
Frisco, Colorado
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Always wanted to eat at this restaurant since I eat mainly organic foods. Got a chance this past week and the my expectations were more than met. Fantastic cuisine and very fresh. The organic wine selection was superb.

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Thank Mario C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Most dishes and wines are at the higher price end (salad: $15, main: $30-50, glass of wine: $15, etc.) - and portions rather small - but we would nevertheless recommend this restaurant. The main reasons are the great service, the delicious food, that all comes organic and the ambiance. - Price tag (for two people with a glass of wine,... More 

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Thank Mastapieces
Seattle
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We attended a private celebration here in a closed off private dining area. The wait staff missed a few details as well as got the menu selection confused, however, THEY MADE UP FOR IT! Very attentive staff and they work hard to please and recover. FOOD WAS FABULOUS!

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Thank ricky h
Hollywood, Florida
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My Husband and I just got married in DC and decided on Nora for our wedding reception dinner. It was a very small party (12 including bride and groom) of VERY different people with VERY different taste in food. EVERYONE was more than satisfied with their meals. We chose a prixe fix menu for the event and most had either... More 

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Thank Krista C
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice location. Nice ambiance. Then average at best from there. Way overpriced for what you get. Not the farm to table of today. Maybe farm to table for diplomats on an expense account. Ceasr salad not good. Croutons tasted out if a package. Bread stale. Steak ok but nyc steakhouse prices. One bright spot was the manager. Real nice guy.

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Thank Mark B
McMinnville, Oregon
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Don't come here for a before theater dinner; rather, plan to spend the evening over your meal. The food is excellent and the service is impeccable. Please do plan ahead, if you want wine at Nora get a 1/2 or full bottle.

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Thank MacinMac
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a great meal here our last night in DC. We both had the tasting menu with the wine paring which was a fun experience. The food was fabulous.

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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?