Nora's Restaurant

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326 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
cozy and warm location serving the freshest local ingredients accompanied by a great wine list

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Special Mother's Day Brunch Buffet Includes Shrimp Cocktail, Omelets made to order, Breakfast, Lunch and much more!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really enjoys Nora's. This visit I was a little disappointed. I had requested a high top in the bar which was not honored, and my mahi mahi was not very good. The other two people in the party were pleased with their meals. We always have a good time listening to Sam!!

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O
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, drinks and service were excellent. Dined on a Saturday night at 6 PM. Nice location and view. However it was so loud we could not hear or converse. Party of 6, special birthday celebration. We ended up leaving without dessert as we just couldn’t hear each other. We’re not old fuddy-duddies that complain and grouse and we like to have a good time, but the tables are pretty packed in a small back room with little to absorb the noise. Unfortunately we won’t be going back.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd visit. We brought several friends who were very impressed and are anxious to return!!

My only minor complaint is that the chairs need to be cushioned. After a few enjoyable hours they become uncomfortable.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time at Nora's. The food was fantastic along with the service. The only complaint we had was that the music was so loud we felt like we were yelling at each other across the table. However, the acoustic guys that were playing were awesome so the music was great. We even stayed to listen to them until they were done. Will definitely be back!

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KB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our first time trying Nora’s. I didn’t look into it much other than menu so we weren’t aware that there was live music. The space is small enough where no matter where you sit the music is pretty loud. The food was good but not as good as we hoped considering the prices. However the service was outstanding and we enjoyed trying something new!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Took a little longer in between courses than usual but overall great experience.

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L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were offered a table right next to the bar area which we didn't take because of the loud noise in the bar. It wasn't indicative of a higher class restaurant. We opted for the upstairs serving area where I was served a beet salad with too much dressing and very small pieces of beets. Dinner was okay. First pass at wine provided wine that was bitter (it had turned). I ordered dessert but was later told that they were out of what I ordered. The dessert I did receive was very good. I asked for some port and the waitress didn't know what port was. We complained about my friend's short ribs (not the proper cut) but the staff was very responsive and clarified that their dish was the appropriate cut (our mistake). They were also responsive when my friend ordered a custom martini. Overall, not a great dining experience. I guess we had a different expectation as to the type of restaurant it is.

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PV
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as usual. Good food and beer. Atmosphere is very warming.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good was very good but despite having a reservation had to wait an hour for our table. Management did apologize and comp a round of drinks.

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GF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a 7:00 reservation and weren’t seated until 7:25 which was frustrating. With the exception of the risotto the food was very good.

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f
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A fun place to be to kickoff one’s weekend. Nice to be able to get good food and have a bar and music at the same time.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambiance is perfect, there was an acoustic guitar player that didn’t know the words to any of the songs so it wasn’t worth the noise. The food was delicious but the portion size for my ravioli was not worth the price. The tables we’re too close to each other but it was very comfortable and romantic inside.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had one issue our son had to return his meal back to the kitchen to because it was cold. By the time he had, it returned to him the rest of the group had almost finished there meal. Even though that had happened our son still enjoyed his meal.

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CJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and great service! I have been there numerous times and have never had a bad visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was excellent. We’re never disappointed going to Nora’s

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SU
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food... reasonable prices. Service is excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant ambience was excellent. Nice and quiet, so we could talk. The service was outstanding, very knowledgeable, very attentive without being overbearing. The food was cooked as ordered. We will definitely be back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance specially when they have live music!

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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there new year's eve so the noise volume was a little louder than usual but we could still talk and hear each other without a need to raise our voices and despite being not too far from the fabulous live music. The food was excellent and the specials for new year's were absolutely fabulous, including their special drink. Highly recommend for any occasion. Not to be missed are the sausage stuffed mushrooms on the regular menu as an appetizer as well as lollipop lamb chops...Enjoy!

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nora's always delivers a consistent, quality experience. Jenn and her staff are super friendly and accommodating. We can go with or without kids and it's always a pleasure.

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BL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was outstanding and our server was fabulous. We've been going to this restaurant for 2 years and always fantastic.

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CW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One my favorites, great atmosphere, always decorating nicely for christmas. Staff is always pleasant. Good menu choices.

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DJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always gone to Nora's in the past for quiet, celebratory dinners, but had no idea if you sat downstairs by the bar (it's sectioned off by French doors) that you could not only have a great dinner with the full menu but also enjoy listening to a two man band and being around people having fun in the bar. We were there for my daughter's birthday (party of 7), and every single entrée came out perfect for everyone at our table. It was a really fun night out and not just another "dinner out." I will be coming back soon and bringing friends!

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simple ingredients,simple food,simply delicious. Our waitstaff Joelle was charming,knowledgeable,and an absolute doll. We enjoyed ourselves,and will definitely be back

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, Great Service, Great menu! I suggest to make a reservation on the weekends as the word is out how good the food is,

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KS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there 3 times in 5 days, so need I say more? Great food and great service. We will be back again when we visit the area

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ate there twice while we were in the area. The food was delicious and the service was terrific.

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BF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tons of fun!!! One of my favorite places to go. Food and atmosphere as well as the music is great

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BH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

I walked in and it was very loud. We were sat a a table for 2 which was fine only I had a wall next to me and the table was small. Unfortunately for the servers they had to walk by me to serve the food and there was not much room, the food was ok and salad was an extra charge. Service was very good. I ordered fra diaVolo which was lacking flavor and there was no lobster to be found which the menu stated there was to be some. There was live music which was very enjoyable. My wife had beef marsAla which had again not much flavor. Portions were very good, not to much but enough to satisfy most appetites. Parking was limited. Maybe an off night for the restraunts food but I will try to sit in the bar and have pub type food and listen to the music. Prices were not outrageous but certainly not cheap.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The steak was not cooked to requested temperature so I sent it back. It came back and was so rough I couldn’t chew it. The two other tables around us also complained about their steaks. The upside is that the waitress took it off my bill. The snickers pie was great as was the pierogi appetizer.

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MT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 5 and all of us enjoyed our meals. The menu changes frequently, but always has a good variety to accommodate different tastes. The chef will prepare meals to accommodate food allergies if need be. The staff is very friendly. Our waitress was Joelle, and she very pleasant, had a beautiful smile, and gave us exemplary service. I enjoyed the surf n turf...6oz filet mignon with lobster, green beans, lobster stuffed ravioli and lobster mashed potatoes. The glazed salmon with cognac was also delicious! It is a small ,quaint restaurant. We would definitely recommend this for an enjoyable dining experience. Prices are reasonable. Comfortable in a little black dress, or casual dress.

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OT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were unexpectedly delighted to run into Nora's on our way south from Amherst, MA. It was the perfect place for a Saturday night: great beer list, good cocktails, good food, friendly and accommodating staff - and music! Who knew. Thanks to all.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nora’s is a town favorite with great views, ambiance, service and most importantly delicious food!! They also have great entertainment on select nights; you won’t regret dining here.

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CM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitstaff that gave me a great table outside while I waited for the rest of my group. They took my drink order and helped me choose apps so my family had something to eat when they arrived. Very attentive and found a table for us inside when it got too warm. The tuna was out of this world! Done to perfection. Will return soon.

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CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My fish was so dry, I couldn't eat it. Small salads are additional cost even though it was a substitute for something that came with the meal, bringing the price over what the meal should have cost

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ST
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have never had a bad experience at Nora's, well the Brussels sprouts got lost once, but were eventually found.
It's a small place but w/multiple seating option: pub, adjacent dining area, a quieter small upstairs dining area and and an upstairs deck. And 2 menus: pub & Dining.
There were 3 of us on a Friday for dinner and live music. We shared 5 appetizers and all were enjoyable.
The wait staff are attentive and enthusiastic, drinks contain an honest pour, and the tonic wasn't flat!
It's become a regular stop.

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular!!! Everything was cooked to perfection. My husband couldn't rave enough about the gorganzola sauce he had with his steak. My salmon melted in my mouth. The only thing disappointing was I love a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and by the glass you only had a Californian wine which was very disappointing. Since I was not going to drink a whole bottle myself I will probably next time just not get a glass.

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LB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our very special places to eat.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was our first visit to Nora's and overall I think it was good but certainly not outstanding. The waitstaff was friendly and very attentive. We started with the Nora Salad and the veggies were fresh but the dressing was flat, almost milky, served with a ton of gorgonzola cheese so that made up for the lack of flavor. Our entree's (one vegetarian, one seafood), were much like a home cooked meal and not as gourmet as the price would lead you to believe. We'll go back to Nora's sometime in the future but it's not a place that will be at the top of our list.

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