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Restaurant Nora

Certificate of Excellence
Dupont Circle
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2132 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1925 (R Street, N.W.)
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

London, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My once favourite place in DC, been coming for years every time I come to town. It has succumbed to the allure of fame and become a tourist spot, food ok (mean portions) not great, wine list v poor and they try hard to oversell... The room is packed like sardines. Oh I so miss the wonderfully charming Nora's of... More 

Thank Wilton L
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had put off going to Nora's for years because of my food sensitivities. If I would have known what I know now, I would have been a regular. I am very good at scanning menus and figuring out which option doesn't need much alterations. I have a fair list: no dairy, eggs, gluten or nightshades. Sad I know. I... More 

Thank Nikki F
Management response:

Nikki, thanks for taking the time to share your kind compliments with us! We take great pride in serving great tasting food made from the finest ingredients, so we are pleased that you were able to easily find something you liked. We do our best to cater to those with food sensitivities, so it is great to hear your feedback... More 

Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The menu isn't huge but very interesting. The food was great. The funky art and decor are relaxing. You can hear yourself talk. The menu is organic. We had halibut and pasta, which were great. The salads had great ingredients like figs and multi coloured tomatoes.

Thank susanlynne18
Management response:

Susan, thanks so much for the kind words! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Halibut - it's definitely a crowd favorite. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I was the guest for dinner, a special occasion, at Restaurant Nora’s. The food was delicious but all of us noticed immediately that the waiter was eager to accomplish one thing: turn our table over as quickly as possible to the next group. The waiter rushed us throughout, eager to take our orders when we said we weren’t ready; clearing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is a restaurant for those who appreciate excellent food and the company of their dinner companions. After 22 years we found Restaurant Nora to be as great, and even better, than I remembered. We had a fabulous meal with truly professional service in a quiet, lovely, casual environment. Because we could hear each other speak we could share how... More 

Thank 730ruthf
Management response:

It’s great to hear that our mission to maintain our standards has been working for all of these years. Thank you so much for the review and we hope you’ll be dining with us again soon. More 

Cumming, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Although we live in Atlanta, we come to Nora's every time we are in DC. Tonight's dinner was stellar. Starting with the roasted beet salad and Amish Lemony chicken, I was in Heaven. We finished with the sorbet trio. So fresh and sublime. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation for Restaurant Nora's today!

Thank talljj
Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to share your kind compliments with us! We know there are a lot of great options to choose from in the DC area, so we're so pleased to hear that you make your way to Nora's when you are in town! We look forward to serving you again very soon. More 

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

First organic restaurant in America. Same place for more than 20 years. Quiet place to eat and enjoy with your partner or colleges you want to impress. Excellent mix of flavor. Attend with 3 friend and try very plate. All were fabulous.

Thank Drmelendez
Management response:

Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this fabulous review! We truly appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed all we have to offer! We look forward to having you back again soon. More 

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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 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
Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! It looks like there might have been a mix-up with the rating, as it sounds like you had a wonderful dining experience. However, if you do have any further feedback you'd like to share with us, please feel free to do so! 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 202-462-5143

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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?