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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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Snoqualmie, Washington
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494 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, its got great ambience. Beautifully framed small quilts, nice size rooms- our room was in the back, king of a sun-room and delightfully light and airy, Second- great, professional waiters- ours was quite interesting - and really capable. His recommendations were trustworthy. Cocktails were very good, a good wine selection- and some reasonably priced ones ( for... More 

Thank couplessPS
Williamsburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

An intimate, romantic restaurant. Wonderful food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere. My husband and I love Restaurant Nora, we will be back.

Thank 38383838
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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334 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a fabulous dinner at Cafe Nora on a Saturday night. The restaurant has valet parking. Unfortunate that the cafe is closing for business soon. The portions are small though and the prices are a pretty penny. Most of the wine bottles are in the expensive list. It is a good restaurant to try for special occasions. We were... More 

Thank Sundncr
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the fact that all the food is organic. Very delicious and the ambience and art work adds to the experience.

Thank Sandra B
Annapolis, Maryland
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132 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was underwhelmed by both the service and food. Not saying it was bad but the prices suggest a certain expectation. The proffered wine by the glass card had none card had none of the reds listed and although there were substitutes the prices had to be requested. Salads came with/after entrees were served (which came out within minutes or ordering).... More 

Thank annapolis123
New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time I have been to Nora's and for this occasion, my wife and I were treating a good friend to dinner. While the food was quite good, it does not seem as innovative as it once seemed. More importantly, I was MORTIFIED by the poor service. We were seated on time (at 6:30, our OpenTable reservation... More 

Thank zoeNewYork
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Start out with Chardonnay from Italy and then try appetizers and cod for the main dish. All perfectly prepared and flavorful. We celebrate special events at Nora's and want to come back for another great meal. The atmosphere is wonderful.

Thank Talentisageless
Washington, D.C.
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I met my spouse 25 years ago we wanted to go to a nice place for our first dinner date. Restaurant Nora was already big then but we were much younger and didn't have much disposable income... so we settled on Nora's less expensive restaurant Asia Nora. Twenty five years later we thought it would be nice to celebrate... More 

Thank michael_dompas
Burke, Virginia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had a wonderful meal with a group - excellent grilled grass fed beef and wonderful beef tartare! Wait staff was very pleasant and the setting is charming.

Thank Karol B
New York City, New York
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133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect dinner. Food is tasty and surprisingly light from starter to entrees and dessert; everything simple but has a twist of extra yum yum flavor. The drink selections were tasteful. The service is superb too. Best of all, all farm to table for the last 40 years without being superficial. What a gem❣️. And love all the quilts framed on... More 

Thank pollyanywhere

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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, Vegan Options, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?