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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
Closed now
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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, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 50
    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
Still a good place for or a nice evening

I had been to Nora a little more than 10 years ago and went yesterday with high expectations. The Nora I remembered of great food and quiet gracious efficient service had changed ....for the most part in disappointing ways. We were greeted graciously and the decor was still very nice. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Fussy4
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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283 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I had been to Nora a little more than 10 years ago and went yesterday with high expectations. The Nora I remembered of great food and quiet gracious efficient service had changed ....for the most part in disappointing ways. We were greeted graciously and the decor was still very nice. The food was pretty good but unfortunately uneven. The ingredients... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is an organic foods restaurant complete with quilted wall hangings - flashback to the 70s. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff pleasant, the food was good. My guest ordered the lamb and the portion was small, but most plates coming out of the kitchen were quite large. I had soup and the Caesar salad. The salad was rich and... More 

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Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Four of us went to Nora on a Friday night. Finally, a restaurant for grownups who want to talk to each other rather than scream at each other over pulsing music. The atmosphere of Nora's was fabulous-- Amish quilts everywhere, comfortable seating and lighting, unobtrusive, professional waitstaff. It was the most relaxing night I've had out in ages. Our table... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After hearing such good things about this organic restaurant, I was disappointed by the chewy, fatty "crispy duck" which was not crispy at all. The very professional and friendly server immediately and without issue replaced it with a superb dish of scallops that were tender and bursting with flavor. Overall the food was good, but not necessarily innovative and great.... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The quality of food and service at this restaurant are wonderful. Our server was patient and professional. Each course was perfect. The decor was relaxing. Cocktails were delicious. And, the fact that it was all organic is the icing on the cake! I can't say enough good things about the meal we had. I would go back in a second... More 

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This restaurant prides in serving organic food products. I had the cod, which was excellent. Very nice atmosphere for a celebration dinner but it is very expensive.

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Winter Park, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have only eaten at Nora once but my first impression is that I reluctantly agree with the admittedly few critical reviews. Our entrees were flank steak, scallops and salmon and all agreed they had eaten better elsewhere at less expensive restaurants. Same goes for the butternut squash soup. A half bottle of a very average Rioja was $30.00 which... More 

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Denver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We loved every bite! Had mussels, artichoke, apple salad and ribeye. Everything had clean delightful flavors.

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Marquette, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our visit started with jack, the sommelier, approaching us when he saw we were examining Irish whisky bottles at the bar. His interest in us, and sharing his vast knowledge, greatly added to a fantastic meal. We learned a lot from the personalized flight of Irish whiskey. Four of us had different appetizers and entrees so we were able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The food was extremely fresh and very tasty. Service could not have been better. Minus one star because they did not tell me that they did not have the trout until I ordered it.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?