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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.23mi
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  3. Distance: 2.18mi
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About Nora's Restaurant

cozy and warm location serving the freshest local ingredients accompanied by a great wine list

106 Point Grove Rd
Southwick, MA 01077
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(413) 569-9585

Website:
http://www.norasrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Tony Pitts

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

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nora's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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2
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Live Music (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Waterfront (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The only issue, is there were no vegetarian options on the menu, which didn’t stop me from enjoying the appetizers and salad. It would be nice to have a few entree options to choose from though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed visiting. There were 10 of us and we were accommodated as soon as we arrived!! Everyone enjoyed their meals. DELICIOUS KOODOS TO THE CHEF!!!
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Never disappointed! Service and meal was fantastic 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a great time. Enjoyed the food. The service was great. The server checked in several times to make sure everything was what we wanted. The server went the extra mile to put things together the way we wanted.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was terrible and very overpriced. The ambiance left much to be desired. I must add the service was very good. I would not recommend Nora's, nor would I return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent. Portions were generous and nicely prepared. They had a couple of large parties they were hosting so service was slow. I heard several of the wait staff mention they were slammed during the course of our evening.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very quite when we got there, quick service, delicious food, small, kind of dark downstairs, very memorable experience

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in the Farmington Valley/Greater Springfield area. The only drawback is the limited parking, but once inside it is a cozy atmosphere, perfect for a romantic date or a get together with friends. Our favorite appetizer is the eggplant tower which is heavenly, but we tried crispy brussel sprouts last night which I loved just as much. Every dish is wonderfully prepared, but their haddock Florentine stands out -- melts in your mouth. The staff is friendly and the drinks are reasonably priced. Also a nice bar if you're looking to hang out and enjoy drinks and apps. They do have some limited al fresco dining, plus a small upstairs dining room perfect for a small conference. If there is a better restaurant in Western Mass I have yet to find it.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was delicious- broiled sea scallops, stuffed oysters, sautéed Brussel sprouts.
Cocktails- White Cosmopolitan- V-1 Triple Berry Vodka, Triple Sec, white grape juice, lime- yum!
Excellent service

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Casual, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food, lovely service, nice music. Unfortunately, a problem with noise, noise, noise. The acoustics are so bad that we couldn't hear each other speak. Too bad.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Nora's is a great place. I frequent about once a week. Great food, creative menu, great service. I've had intimate dinners, family dinners, even hosted a medium sized corporate event here. They never disappoint. The best place in Southwick!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Live Music, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and attentive service my husband had the "Nora's Chicken" dish and he loved it...the only problem is parking. We had a 7 pm reservation and it took a good 20 minutes to find a parking space

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

very good food; small cozy restaurant but great service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very nice...my parents 66th wedding anniversary and they loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The outdoor deck on the second floor is is nice in the summertime, overlooking Congamond lake.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great cocktails and food. Heard good things about the place and they were right. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Very disappointing. Heard several good things do decided to try it. Had to park about 400 yards away. Took over 30 mins to get a drink. Martini was sub standard. Mai tai could have been anything. Tried to order one of their special meals and they were out. And it was only 7 PM. Ordered a calamari appetizer that never arrived. Wife had salmon with soy bourbon glaze. Salmon was very good but they forgot to put the glaze on it. We wont go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Great service, excellent food and I love the location. I do miss the chicken parmesan with that spaghetti sauce....but that was a long time ago. Current Chef has amazing specials overtime.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The waitress was friendly and attentive, and each of our meals were deliciously superb. Thank you!

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Love it here! Stop being at least once a week. Great service and food!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

They did an outstanding job hosting our son's graduation dinner. The food and service made it a very special evening for all.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very good service despite some large parties and reviews suggesting otherwise. The apps, particularly the perogies were exceptional. Unfortunately, the entrees were mostly misses. There was a dearth of seasoning on most dishes, the swordfish was a tad overdone and the chicken (a "popular" dish) was felled by too much time in the fryer. I would go back for the apps.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Once again food just great! Really delicious! Fast friendly service. My only complaint is when you make a dinner reservation you don't expect to be seated in the bar with the live music. If you don't have room to add a reservation then don't. If we were there for the bar it would have been great but for dinner conversation we couldn't hear one another.

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Always a good bet......food is tasty, service spot on and the price very reasonable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Terrible experience, service was horrible - a table of five was served before my table of two and we arrived 20-minute earlier. No attention to detail. Drink orders were forgotten about. We had to ask to hear the specials, we had to ask for bread, we had to verbally cancel a drink order that never arrived anyway. Loud music started playing shortly after our arrival so you couldn't have a conversation. We've been to Nora's before and enjoyed it but this last visit is our final visit. There are plenty of there places to bring our business. Save your patience and your money, skip Nora's.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Great service and the Martina was perfect! Dinner was well prepared customized for our taste and delicious! Awesome presentation!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always delicious. It's a really loud place and they always seem kind of understaffed, but the food is worth it. Gorgonzola bread. Yum.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We've been to Nora's many times. There has never been a disappointing time. Each time is a wonderful experience. The food, service and atmosphere are wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Fried Brussels were amazing, and the spinach salad with goat cheese was incredible as well. Less incredible was it took over an hour to get the apps, and another hour to get entrées. As good as the apps were we were patiently anticipating an outstanding dinner. Sadly, not so much. The scallops were good, but slightly overcooked, the chicken Nora, which had the makings to be outstanding was beautiful breaded and fried, but the chicken was complete rubber, virtually impossible to chew. It seems that they have a good chef creating some nice dishes, but some really poor execution. We will go back, but for apps and drinks and the view of the lake, skipping dinner...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was good but overpriced for the portion sizes. The service was ok, we had to ask repeatedly for more water and then just gave up. I would eat there again, but it wouldnt be my first choice.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This was a nostalgic visit for my mother's birthday - she used to come here 60 years ago when Nora would be making steaks in the kitchen. Other than the location, not much is the same - the food is certainly high end dining (so are the prices!), and the dining room is cozy and warm. We enjoyed the pierogies as an appetizer (excellent), the beet and arugala salad, rack of lamb, sesame sea scallops - all delicious. Though it was a bit pricey, we enjoyed every part of the meal and would likely go back. One suggestion would be for a prix fix menu that allows smaller portions of each course at a reasonable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Food is always consistent. Live music is a nice touch but it can get very loud so keep that in mind if your looking for an intimate dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great meals for the 4 of us. Lighting was a little dark but nice. Service was great. Going back in a couple weeks

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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

This was our second visit to Nora's. Trent was our waiter. He had a great knowledge of the offerings, and was especially helpful with finding items that my wife could enjoy, as she has a severe allergy to egg yolk. The service was awesome, the food was prepared well, and overall, it was a great night. We shall return again, and highly
Recommend Nora's to everyone

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was great, relaxing and the service was fast but not too fast. Overall good experience. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Delicious, very friendly staff. Everything I have tried here is soooo good! Great for appetizers and drinks, good variety

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Nora's is s long time favorite. Went for Valentines Day. Live music in the bar... not really great for intimate dining. Asked to be moved and was offered a nice seat in the rear dining area. The waitress was friendly as usual, but there was a disconnect between her and the kitchen as well as the timing of the kitchen being way off. Every course took a very long time to come out for some of us, while others around us were getting salads and their entrees at the same time. Unusual for Nora's and won't stop me from returning... I'll give them another chance because the food is awesome!! Other note, they need to address the parking issue ASAP. It's getting darn dangerous walking up and down the dark hill to park in their neighbors parking lots. Get valet, Nora's!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Wonderful evening with great food and beverages. We got there early for a nice quite
evening. That was short lived when the table next to us arrived. Husband, wife and two
Teen children. The family was fine except the husband. He was so loud and obnoxious
we could not take it anymore we decided on no desert.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It was the first time at your establishment for my wife and I. We received a gift certificates from friends who highly recommended it. They joined us for an early valentine's dinner. We had a wonderful time. Food was top notch along with our waitress Heidi, who was a trip and tolerated our obnoxious humor / behavior. We'll definitely request her the next time we come.
Thanks again,
The Andras's

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We always enjoy our experience at Nora's the friendly staff just adds to it!!
We will go back again and again because we know that it is consistently tasty and satisfying !! Thank you for a great night out and wonderful music! :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Romantic
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