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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

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 53
    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
It's all about the food.....

I recently hosted a luncheon for 24 women To celebrate my daughters engagement. It could not have been lovlier! We had a private room, The Gallery that accommodated a long table, lots of windows in the room and we had a small champagne table set up just before entering the Gallery. We chose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
TizzieLish
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Last night had a wonderful meal at Restaurant Nora. The asparagus soup and the ravioli were excellent. The service was excellent, like they were not there, everything appeared and disappeared without interference with our dinner experience. Few restaurants have mastered this skill. We look forward to our next visit and meal at "Restaurant Nora"

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Los Angeles, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

All organic and well prepared - loved the food and service was great. There are antique quilts adorning the walls and interesting items attached to the ceiling. All the food tasted very fresh. This restaurant is an institution - it's been around for many years and continues to serve high quality food

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The food, the presentation and the service were superb. Our server was excellent, very helpful in suggesting wine. We chose the taster's choice menu and enjoyed asparagus and leek soup, wonderful rack of lamb with gorgeous veggies and one apple crisp and one creme brule dessert. Bliss!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I recently hosted a luncheon for 24 women To celebrate my daughters engagement. It could not have been lovlier! We had a private room, The Gallery that accommodated a long table, lots of windows in the room and we had a small champagne table set up just before entering the Gallery. We chose Nora's because of her commitment to good,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

An excellent restaurant with interesting, but unpretencious food in simple but attractive premises. Unique enjoyable dining experience.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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151 reviews 151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were looking forward to dinner at Nora, after our daughter and son in law went in November and recommended it to us. Also, we went to the now defunct Asia Nora back in 2006, and had a wonderful experience. We arrived on time for our dinner reservation, and were seated. We studied the menu carefully and placed our order... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our evening did not go well but had a happy ending. The decor is unusual but very artful. It is a mixture of grandma's quilts hanging on the wall and an elegant restaurant. It works. We came for a late dinner and yet the restaurant was packed. We did have reservations which are essential to get a table at this... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I visited this Washington, D.C. staple early this week. The food was delicious and the ambiance, as noted by other diners, is warm, with wooden furniture, candles and Amish quilt design paintings (?) on the walls. I started with a martini, my husband with a delightful, refreshing grapefruit bitters gin and tonic that I wish I had... More 

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Jackson, MS
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's been nearly 25 years since I last visited Nora. It was a favorite of mine when I was in DC on business. On our trip last week, I took my wife to the restaurant and it is still wonderful. We had the Rack of Lamb which was superb. Service was very good, too. We were in the upstairs back... More 

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Northern Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to Nora's numerous times over the years and appreciate the attention to detail and focus on local, organic and seasonal food. The presentation is always excellent, as is the service. My hesitation to give it a higher rating is due to the fact that one appetizer, one salad, two entrees, one glass of wine and one dessert came... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?