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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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Entrees were overcooked and not very tasty. Won't return."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Love Noras. Quiet, great service and outstanding food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Been to Nora's a few times and the food has always been great."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Very good food and atmosphere, Nora's is always a great spot to get dinner."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We loved Nora's. Quiet, intimate atmosphere, good service, very good food. Definitely deserves a return. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I loved this restaurant. The food and service was fantastic. We will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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
  • "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
  • "Nora's has amazingly consistent food with a flair!!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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