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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.)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reston, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Restaurant Nora is a locally sourced organic restaurant not far from Connecticut Ave. in DC. We have come here since the 1980s but hadn't been there in quite a while. The menu, drinks and decor have kept pace with the times. Go here for a special occasion or romantic dinner. I had the lobster risotto and my husband had the... More 

Thank Nancy6843
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the scallops and succotash, ginger ale and pear, and pineapple upside down crumble. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients (certified organic restaurant, I believe). Very homey, exposed brick walls. I had a cozy in the back, perfect for solo dining. I arrived shortly after they began dinner service, so there was plenty of room, though a... More 

Thank Yan W
Management response:

Hi Yan W, We are so happy to hear your enjoyed your experience at Restaurant Nora. We always take great pride in serving great tasting food made from the finest ingredients, and we couple that with service and an environment that makes our entire guest base feel at home. We are pleased that you enjoyed the scallops and we hope... More 

Harpswell, Maine
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222 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Offered locally sourced, creative, inventive food long before everyone starting doing so. It's not just vegan, gluten-free, etc. The wine choices were varied and very good. Service was gracious. The room had interesting art and the tables are spaced well enough for good conversation.

Thank Peter B
Santa Barbara, California, USA
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Nora's many years ago, and always wanted to come back but was worried that maybe it got old over these many years (20). The good news is that the decor was in the present, the waitstaff were pure professionals with great table side manners, and the food was good from the first course all the way through... More 

Thank wailes45
Management response:

Hi wallies45, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're always striving to impress with great tasting food and friendly service, so hearing that you had a great experience is music to our ears. We look forward to having you again! More 

Sydney , Australia
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290 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't choose this restaurant because of the organic approach however it is clearly what made the difference to how the food tasted. The food was delicious, the halibut we had as mains was exceptional, fresh and absolutely perfect. Cheesecake to finish off topped it all wonderfully. Great place with excellent service and reasonably priced.

Thank Michael Y
Management response:

Hi Michael, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you could join us for the halibut and cheesecake. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you will join us again very soon! More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting at the bar allowed us to pass plates and share each other's selection. Caprese was perfect, lobster entree satisfied everyone, flank steak was exceptional.

Thank William H
Paris, France
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant decor - warm atmosphere. Service was very professional with friendly waiters . Food was excellent even though desert can be skipped.... The wine list is top- I particularly recommed the Chablis.

Thank Lisa D
Annapolis MD
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went for dinner with friends celebrate their anniversary. They had made a reservation for 8 pm. When we arrived, the table was not ready and the bar was full so we opted to walk around for a bit on a nice spring evening. We went back and the table still was not ready- so back for another walk. This... More 

Thank Qtfish
Arcachon, France
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168 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The place to eat Near The white house Chic place and gorgeous food Soup salmon and pudding are delicious Wines Also especially The white ones We enjoyed and The prices were ok We Will come back

Thank kate331
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Once in a while, one encounters a restaurant which makes one wish to be living next door, just to eat there every day (even though it is only open for dinner and not on Sunday) Restaurant Nora is a long-established favourite in the embassy-laden neighbourhood of Dupont Circle in Washington DC, established by environmental campaigner Nora Pouillon in the late... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $45
American, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?