Nora's Restaurant
Nora's Restaurant

Nora's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.norasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4135699585x
  • 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 8609302253x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Nora's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (9)scenic view (7)fit for foodies (7)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (2)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • chloenoel
    SueBillII
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Second visit, first visit was the best. Had prefix was hoping it had changed a little since the first visit. Main course was cold on both our dinners. My porkchop was over cooked . Went on a weeknight was very noisy and two small children at next table. Wait staff very good cocktails were excellent. Will try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice find
    moosalishous
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've passed this place many times but never stopped in. Made a reservation and found the food to be better than anticipated. A few more menu items might be good though. Overall a good experience. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delicious dinner
    comidaguy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    If you live in the Southwick-Westfield area, you just do not have to travel very far to enjoy the quality of food that you would expect from some of the better restaurants in Boston. I have had Nora's Osso Buco several times. This main course/entree, looking like a yummy dessert, tasted even better than it looked. My girlfriend enjoyed very much her delightful sole dinner. As appetizers, the fresh-baked bread and salads set the standard that the entrees meet and exceed. Service was also excellent; our waitress was knowledgeable, engaging and efficient. Jen, Nora's ever-present and attentive owner, chefs, and wait staff consistently deliver a most enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    newminion
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We would go back for sure our waitress was great so nice. The food was great and we had an app and dessert too everthing was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great
    Blahblah
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was very slow- they seemed way understaffed for a Friday night! Also the floors are uneven so the chairs wobble, which is annoying. The food however was VERY good!!! They have some not common items, which give a nice variety!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I've been here many times and the food, no matter what it is is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Entrees were overcooked and not very tasty. Won't return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodluver
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a very good experience at Nora's. The food was tasty and portions were generous. Our waitress was charming, efficient and helpful in every way. Outdoors, the view of Lake Congamond was lovely and added to the ambiance. Wish there was a way to minimize the noise from the marina and boat launch across the street though. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ItalianFoodLover
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was delicious. Portions were just right. We were seated in a quiet corner of the restaurant so it was very easy to enjoy the company.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great choice !
    Robert
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This is a hidden gem for those ourside the area. For people who live on the lake or neqar the lake it's one of the best places to enjoy fine dining. Great food, excellant service with fare pricing. What a wonderful combination. You cant miss at Nora's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a great experience
    2Disappointed
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went expecting a fine dining experience, after all that is what they claim to be. Although the service was good, the food was horrible. My food was burnt and the rice was obviously from a box, and the vegetables in the rice were frozen carrot and pea mix you can get in the grocery store. Our table way extremely wobbly as well at our chairs. Our view out the window was of overgrown weeds.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the Nora's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • oceanview
    oceanviewVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I thought the location was great -- outdoor dining and service was outstanding. My two associates loved their meals and the appetizer we shared was over the top. Personally, I had fish and chips and I must say it was the WORST batter on my fish that I ever experienced. Someone needs to revisit this recipe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    RichL
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. The décor could use an upgrade but it was clean and comfortable. The bar is close so you get the noise from it occasionally, but like I said the food was very good. My steak was cooked perfectly and my wife fish was light and tasty. We will add this place to our rotation of places to eat. We had the lobster stuffed oysters for an appetizer and they are unbelievable good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    CoachRIck
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Love Noras. Quiet, great service and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Visit worth the trip!
    TeddyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This was our 2nd visit here and we were not disappointed. The food was very good and the portions quite large. The Haddock Florentine was done perfectly. We started with a Harvest Salad that was fresh, crunchy and dressed just right. No room for dessert but the options were appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I had the French pork chop very thick, but cooked very nice. the mashed potatoes were very dry, the broccoli was very tasty. had the mushroom caps for my appetizer they cam just prior to my meal. I think between the waitress and the cook someone forgot about my mushrooms. my wife had the chicken it was stuffed, cooked very nice also, her potatoes were just like mine, she had broccoli also. overall a very nice sunday supper.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty but pricey
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The outdoor seating was nice and it was a decent view of the lake although the racing vehicles and traffic was distracting. The staff was excellent although admittedly overwhelmed by the crowd. The food was above average but certainly not equivalent to the pricing. Overall it was a nice evening to dine outside so we had a pleasant dinner but I don't think I would go again unless it were for an appetizer and drink on the terrace, definitely not a full dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service and food just ok
    underwhelmed
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food is ok, but we expected better for the relatively high prices on the menu. Although online reservation I made indicated 33 yr anniversary occasion, no mention made by wait staff. Overall...underwhelmed for the cost.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    Julsofthenile
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    First, I will start off with things I didn't like for this particular trip. It was smoky – like from cooking a steak kind of smokey... In the dining room. Secondly, there were fruit flies and one regular fly flying around the dining room which was annoying. This means I had to watch my glass of wine. We ordered our usual appetizer of the Gorgonzola bread which was delicious. Wine pours are very conservative at best. I had the Norahs chicken – it was good; I would've thought it had been more flavorful. I enjoyed the sauce but there wasn't enough of it. I did like the outer crust which was crunchy. My hubby had the Bella blue sirloin Steak. It was good and flavorful. Usually service is slow. This time-no-which was surprising. We will go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent we will go back
    MoeD
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our food was exceptional. This was our first time there and will definitely will go back Our only gripe was our small table for two was next to a large group a which made our table feel even smaller
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    yakman
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was great, ambiance is good but the rather loud conversations coming from the Kitchen area was distracting. We will have been here quite a few times and the food has always been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • spaceman69
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Been to Nora's a few times and the food has always been great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem
    CoachRIck
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere, Nora's is always a great spot to get dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    Nancy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We loved Nora's. Quiet, intimate atmosphere, good service, very good food. Definitely deserves a return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    DickensMom
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We used a Groupon for a first visit here. The manager (owner?) stopped by our table at the beginning of our meal to welcome us for our first visit there (as indicated by our Open Table reservation). Our waitress recommended the bruschetta for appetizer and it was very good. My husband had the veal saltimbocca and loved it - the veal was very tender. I had the maple glazed salmon and found it to be very tasty. The accompanying rice was a disappointment - it looked lovely, but lacked the right combination of flavors. We did not have dessert. The manager came by at the end of our meal to ask how our first meal there was. We would definitely go back, but it would have been a bit pricey without the Groupon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So glad we listened to our friends
    nan2055
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We were told by our friends that Nora's was a great restaurant but hadn't been able to go until now. It was everything they said it would be. The food was delicious and the presentation the best. We will definitely return to Nora's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    Foodie2
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We chose Nora's for a birthday, and found it friendly, having a good menu and a good wine list. The menu had just changed from what was on the website, so the veal dish I had anticipated was swapped out for a saltier veal saltimbuca. It was a little too salty with capers, prosciutto and chef's added salt, but the accompanying risotto cake and zucchini were very good. The pork osso buco was very tasty in its rich sauce. We really loved the stuffed mushrooms!! The server was very busy and took good care of us, but wasn't solicitous. It was definitely on the noisy side at 7:00pm on a Saturday.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening out
    Labdoodlvr
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My husband and I loved this restaurant. The food and service was fantastic. We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak
    Got2lovebrunch
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value for great food
    topspot
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Keldei
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our 4th visit and very pleased with consistent yummy food and service. You must try harvest salad and Gorgonzola bread.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food is great...always
    invitingVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Nora's has amazingly consistent food with a flair!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noras is a great restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Noras is a great restaurant. The food, service and ambience is exceptional. Love it there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    White
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We have now found our new Romantic Date Night hot spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Be patient
    Teacher314VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nora's the way to go
    Airborne
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Experience
    Kaelapossible
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to for great food
    Gardenlady81
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Is always great and always served hot and shortly after ordering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Basil Gorgonzola Bread
    sherwinmocha
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet