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Restaurant Nora

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Dupont Circle
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2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1925 (R Street, N.W.)
+1 202-462-5143
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Washington, D.C.
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246 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, take the wine pairing menu with your meal, you will not be disappointed! We were seated in the dining room on the second level; walking outside in the bitter cold that night from the main restaurant lobby was just a bit more than quirky, but hey, you go with it. Seating upstairs seemed rather tight, and the... More 

Thank rmc1971
Berkeley, California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a reliable choice if you want farm to table food served in a quiet atmosphere allowing conversation. This is truly "a place where the locals go".

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330 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Nora's has a loyal following and while it may not be as original and creative as in its early years, it is still a fine choice for American based creative dishes, with fresh produce, Amish meats, and a constantly changing menu. Good selection of wines and fine whiskeys.

Thank YpsilantiFoodie
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

When I want to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries, I go to Nora's. Beautiful atmosphere and excellent food, especially fish entrees and appetizers. Service is terrific and staff are unabtrusive and helpful.

Thank Talentisageless
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

If you want a very nice dinner in a place that is stunning with fiber on the wall and a place where you can hear your companions this is the place

Thank Jannes G
Management response:

Jannes, thanks for taking the time to share your review with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with your friends. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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226 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Located in quiet neighborhood in DuPont Circle are. Restaurant proper and nearby gallery. We were seated in the latter. Service was reasonably attentive, helpful but our waiter did seem to be overselling the wine. Speaking of which, wine seemed over-priced, esp the Reds. For starters got 2 of the small plates and 2 of the salads. The Pears and Proscuitto... More 

Thank rburdmd
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

What a lovely restaurant. A true hidden gem! Everything from the host to the server was the epitome of a wonderful experience. The food was a lovely twist!

Thank sightseer1124
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your kind compliments with us! We are proud to hear that our service made for a wonderful experience. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This has to be my best new find in the Dupont Circle area! I wanted something off the beaten path, and this one checked every box. It's a couple of blocks off Connecticut, cleverly tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. I'd be here every weekend if I lived in the area (I'm envious of the locals). Our table for four... More 

Thank LarrySF0523
Management response:

Larry, thanks for taking the time to share your kind compliments with us. We strive to impress with great tasting food and friendly service, so we’re delighted to hear that you loved our roasted red pepper soup, that the Caesar salad was delicious and that you had such a pleasant visit with us! We look forward to serving you again. More 

Swedesboro, New Jersey
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We were really looking forward to our dinner at Restaurant Nora based on all the good reviews. Sadly we were disappointed. The food and the service were just okay. My husband had the duck and said it had an after taste like liver. They did have liver on the menu so maybe they cooked it in the same pan. I... More 

Thank Jackie208
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Excellent FOOD and great service! Prices are a little steeper than necessary but the ambiance, quality of the menu and wine list, and service are top notch.

Thank K M
Management response:

K, thank you for your kind words. We strive to impress with our delicious food and exceptional service, so we’re delighted to hear about your visit with us. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $45
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 202-462-5143

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?