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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 16
    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
Excelent service, very good food.

The food was very good and innovative indeed but honestly I expected a little more for the price. However, the whole experience was very good and the restaurant as a whole was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Mafalditus
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Buffalo, N.Y.
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Everything about my meal at Restaurant Nora was wonderful! I was visiting from out of town, staying in the neighborhood and had read the about the history. The ambiance is classy but comfortable and the entire staff made me feel special and welcome. My server was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. My meal - the salmon - was delicious... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nora is a restaurant gem in Washington D.C. Four of us dined in a lovely, quiet, almost spiritual dining room and enjoyed everything from the gazpacho to the cocktails, the scallops to the veal. Wonderfully attentive but unobtrusive service. Picked up Nora's cook book which we forgot last time several years ago. She was out of town, but her eye... More 

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Cupertino, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love that this place has a long-standing history and was pretty forward-thinking in its approach so many years ago. I just felt like they could step it up a notch. Had the tasting menu for dinner, and the soup was nice, the main was sort of OK and the dessert was lovely. They had a good wine list and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food was very good and innovative indeed but honestly I expected a little more for the price. However, the whole experience was very good and the restaurant as a whole was excellent.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?