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Restaurant Nora

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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
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Washington, D.C.
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not because of the food, rather service. We had reservations for 7:30 and we arrived at exactly 7:30. on the dot. The person checking us in asked 3 times what my name was. The waiter who stood next to him pointed to the table by the window that was reserved for us. But it had been given to someone else.... More 

Thank michael_dompas
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have a lot of money and a very traditional palate, this is a good place to eat. Ambiance is quite romantic and the food off the tasting menus looked good. (We did not order from the tasting menu but it did look delicious). Coming from a city with a more vibrant food scene, my boyfriend and I found... More 

Thank qianamarie
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Admittedly a tough night for any reputable restaurant, yet they delivered. There was a standard menu for the evening with a good selection of choices for each course. We opted for the wine pairing which was a good decision. All courses were terrific. For the main we had duck and lamb chops. Both were very good, in fact excellent. Service... More 

Thank Jeff O
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of people recommended us to go to this restaurant because it was the first certified organic restaurant in the US. We decided to celebrate our Valentines dinner here. The atmosphere and the decoration are great. The service was amazing, our waiter was the the nicest. The food was good (and EXPENSIVE) but nothing incredible, which is why we... More 

Thank MexicanNomad
Washington, D.C.
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249 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 29 December 2016

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".

1 Thank JCM
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354 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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 14 November 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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233 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?