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Nora's Restaurant
Nora's Restaurant

Nora's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.norasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (413) 569-9585
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tony Pitts
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you're hosting a birthday, anniversary, wedding or a business lunch, Nora's can accommodate your group. Let us make your special occasion one to remember!
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Nolasco (860) 930-2253

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Nora's Restaurant
cozy and warm location serving the freshest local ingredients accompanied by a great wine list
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "On the recommendation of the waitress, we ordered the sirloin. The steak was delicious, juicy and tender. I should have ordered the blue cheese topping on the side as it was a bit too much and detracted from the flavor of the meat. I did remove some and that worked out ok. The bar noise was a little loud. As the dining room got busier, it wasn't as noticeable. It's a bit pricy when you add a salad, but having a groupon made it more affordable. We'll be back for sure!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We have eaten at Nora's a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is creatively displayed, well prepared and absolutely delicious. Nora's continues to be our favorite spot for those occasions when we want above average food and service."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Nora's has amazingly consistent food with a flair!!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our 4th visit and very pleased with consistent yummy food and service. You must try harvest salad and Gorgonzola bread."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Noras is a great restaurant. The food, service and ambience is exceptional. Love it there."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We have now found our new Romantic Date Night hot spot."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "There was a large party upstairs the night we went, so there was a delay between our appetizer, salad, and entree. Otherwise, the food was good, just kind of slow service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My Daughter and Son In Law have been previously to Nora's, and highly recommended that my wife and I should attend the restaurant. The four of us had a very enjoyable evening. The service and food along with the wine was outstanding. Will positively be dining there in the future."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had lamb chops and short ribs both incredibly flavorful. It was my 21st (we told the waitress) though she brushed it off as nothing. Though I'm not eager for attention, it seemed rude. The ambience is great, and a very respectable crowd of people. Very romantic. (It was also our 1 year anniversary)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We never fail to have a fabulous dining experience at Nora's. The owner greets you at the door and is very visible throughout the restaurant. Later, she will thank you as you leave. The service is impeccable, the food beyond delicious gourmet. You will not be disappointed in this experience."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I first went to this restaurant when my brother and sister in law invited us to go with them to dinner about a year ago. Great food and atmosphere. If this is your first date, perfect place to go to impress."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Is always great and always served hot and shortly after ordering."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The Basil Gorgonzola Bread appetizer was fantastic! Worth the trip just for that. Unfortunately, the entrees were not as satisfying. The shrimp and fusilli was in a very thick, pasty, nearly tasteless cream sauce. The Blackened Rib Eye was a good size portion and prepared to order (medium rare) but we expected blackened seasonings, not just a charred outside. We should have asked and not assumed, I suppose."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "wHEN YOU NEED SOME GREAT SUBSTATIAL AMERICAN FOOD, THIS IS THE PLACE. hEARTY, WELL PREPARED DINNERS SERVED IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. Wine & Martini list is extensive and reasonable."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We dined here on Christmas Eve, 2013. One of the few restaurants open on Christmas Eve. The service was excellent. The food selections were very tasty. The server's suggestions for both appetizers and entrees were welcomed and appreciated. She was right on the money with her suggestions. Food is excellent!!!! Would highly recomment Nora's for any occasion or "date night". Love this place. It was our first experience here and one thing is for sure...we'll be back!!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We went here to take a client out to dinner. It was a nice atmosphere and a good place to be able to have a discussion and not have trouble hearing. The food was very good as was the service."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Positively excellent dinner and drinks every time we visit! Definitely our first choice any time we get a chance to go out. Friendly atmosphere, fun bar area, excellent service, bartenders are the best especially Dee."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined at Nora's once before on a busy Saturday night. The food was amazing, but the service was a little inattentive. We wrote off the weak service to the fact that it was a busy Saturday night. This time we went on a quiet, snowy Monday night. There was only one other couple in the dining room when we arrived. At the peak of the evening there were a total of four couples all handled by one waitress. Once the order was taken and placed with the kitchen service became inattentive. The waitress delivered my small salad simultaneously with my wife's entree - seemed kind of odd. After much waiting over an empty salad plate we find out that the waitress misunderstood our order and never placed an entree order for me - no dinner!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Nora's Saturday night and enjoyed ourselves very much! We loved the baked stuffed shrimp, filled with delicious chunks of lobster!! The restaurant was warm and cozy, with a glowing fire burning in the hearth, setting the tone for a romantic evening. The wait staff were wonderful and we are looking forward to visiting Nora's in the near future The only problem was that there were too many appealing entrees to choose from!."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food and good place for dining with friends. Wonderful food selection. Very friendly service. Able to talk easily and be heard at table. Very nice time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "After waiting 45 minutes after our reservation time, we were seated. We continued to be ignored by our server who was more concerned about serving her friends drink after drink or running to the kitchen to get them any type of food they wished. While my girlfriend and I were waiting for our food for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Appetizers came out a few minutes after our meals. Server was rude and unapologetic at any point over the 2 hour wait for food. Manager/ hostess was overheard swearing with her friends at another table; very unprofessional. She also did not seem to care that at least two tables were being ignored by a poor wait staff. Both my waitress and the manager/hostess were more concerned about their friends. Restaurant wasn't busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been going to Nora's for sometime now and find it to be a great please. Food is good to great. I prefer the downstairs dinning and on occasion forget to book that area and get "stuck" upstairs. They need to make that a bit warming somehow. Better pictures maybe?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Above average food can't save this restaurant if the service problems I had are typical of its everyday operations. I took my girlfriend to Nora's for valentines day and would have left midway through dinner if there had been any reasonable alternatives anywhere nearby. Reservation was for 8, got there at 745, seated at 815, which the host blamed on diners lingering after the check was dropped. I don't believe that for a second after my own dining experience, where it took 15 minutes for the waitress to come to the table, 15 more for our drinks to come, and then an absurd 30 min wait for a salad and another 15 for the other appetizers. Tack on another 15-20 minutes for the entrees and the whole meal, which tasted fine, just took too long."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "1st time eating there. had the noras chicken which was great and my wife had the veal also amazing. only negative was its alittle loud because room is small and it was busy but we will be back cuz food and service was excellent"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food is generally first rate, and the ambiance varies from room to room. It is generally noisy, however, and the service is really slow. If you are there to drink and socialize, the slow service might not bother you, but if you are real hungry, know that you will be waiting for up to an hour to get your entrée."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Very good food, great atmosphere and friendly staff"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our appetizers and salads are always excellent to outstanding at Nora's....The entrees are not any where near the same level . We have dined at Nora's five times now and each time the "pre-dinner" fare is superior to the entrees. I even tried a "Special" hoping that it would be "special"; alas, it was not even close to being "Special". Luckily, we love the appetizers and will continue to keep Nora's in the rotation as one of our Dining options. On another note, Parking is "dismal" at best, I would recommend on Friday and Saturday nights they do "Valet" parking...on rainy, snowy nights we have decided not to go there as we didn't want to park in the auxillary lot and walk up."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Although it seems to be in the middle of nowhere, it really is easy to get too. We had a 6:00 reservation and the place was pretty empty, but it did fill by the time we were done with our meal. My husband had Nora's chicken and was very happy with it. One of the specials for the evening was prime rib, which I had. I must first say I am a filet girl all the way and was a little sad it wasn't a choice on the menu. The prime rib was absolutely wonderful, a huge cut of meat and oh so tasty-Loved it!! So big I brought home leftovers and the family member who ate it also thought is was awesome. I look forward to going back when the evenings aren't so dark so we can actually check out the view of the lake."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Good food, great service, nice place. Great for a romantic dinner or even a night out with a good friend. Nice view of the lake. If you go early, it is very quiet and therefore easy to have a nice conversation."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Our salads and entrees were commendable, and the service efficient and gracious on a busy Friday night. The desserts were all right, but somewhat predictable and probably made elsewhere. The main detraction was one or two rowdy bar customers. The restaurant is small, and it is a pity that many congenial and well behaved diners were inconvenienced. We would go back, hoping this was an isolated incident. If not, the proprietors need to decide which audience they are after."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I have no problem paying for a great meal. I will admit the food we ordered was very, very good. However, if you are going to pay $25.00 for a piece of salmon and a veggie, you can't throw in a salad? Really? How much does a salad cost? At Nora's it is an additional $5.00 for a very small salad. Rounding out my meal to $30.00. A little too rich for Saturday night meal. This is really just a special occasion kind of place unless of course you have all that extra money just lying around."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dinner at this restaurant. Never had a bad meal, The chef seems creative and the quality of food is always good. Good for all occasions, bar area for quick dinner and drinks, romantic room for couples and nice big round table upstairs for groups or if we bring the teenagers. waitresses are always very pleasant"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by the menu options and the specials were truly special. Portions were generous and the staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We picked this out of the blue because of its location. If was a very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was great, really great. The service was slow, but it was busy, so that is understandable. My biggest gripe is that it was very noisy. The tables are fairly close together, and the ceiling is low. The acoustics are perfect for eavesdropping on other patrons... whether you want to or not. I had to suffer through a gentleman at the next table regailing his comrades with his prowess at selling used cars, and other mundane stories that frankly I did not need to hear. He was so loud it hurt my ears. It was much better after his table and another left. But by then we were nearly done too."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Consistently wonderful, Norah's is the whole package! Service, ambience, quality of the food are all 5 star!!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "this was our second time at Nora's very good food and service"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Our second visit and we were very pleased. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The food is consistently delicious. The service was excellent and my online reservation request for a corner table was provided. We love Nora's!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "My husband and I like to come here for special occasions or when we just want to have a quality meal. The food is a bit pricier than most restaurants in the area, but is well worth the cost (most entrees are priced in the $20's). The menu, although not extensive, is varied and imaginative with quality ingredients. They have a small intimate dining room with about 9 tables and a fireplace. Upon entering, you walk through their attractive contemporary/wood look bar area (also small) where you can order a burger or sandwich. My only complaint is that their overflow parking involves walking down a steep road to a second lot. This was unpleasant on our visit last New Year's Eve because the road was icy."
    Dined on 11/26/2013