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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.)
+1 202-462-5143
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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330 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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221 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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 31 October 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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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 

London, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 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 

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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
US$31 - US$45
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?