Norah

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$31 to $50
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Norah is an eclectic American restaurant focused on seasonal market driven food, craft cocktails and an extensive curated wine list.

Our emphasis is on warm, welcoming hospitality and we are located in the heart of West Hollywood.
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CarlosB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uber stylish venue with fantastic food, it’s a real find. Recommended.

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mckey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

very bad service, food to small portions and wine tooooooo small portions

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AAnderson
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time at Norah for birthday brunch. Pros: food was very good, attentive service (from everyone except our main server but he made up for it), cool vibe. Cons: high top table was really high and a challenge to climb on/off seats for a couple people in my party, had the vegan huevos rancheros although delicious the mixture of cold guacamole on warm beans and tofu made the dish lukewarm. Despite a few cons I would go again.

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AdamW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average overly salted food, average service, average experience. The room is impressive but very lowly lit. Impossible for everyone, regardless of age, to read any menu. I wouldn’t spend $300 here again.

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vipSandra
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good food! The seafood dumplings are a must-have!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food & service were both great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was lovely, environment was everything. Each plate is well worth the money

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Perfection
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious. Service was easy and professional. Drinks were perfection.

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vippurvi
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The overall vibe at Norah is pretty cool, and the food is great, but the service was absolutely terrible (which killed the vibe), and the live music that was super close to our table was a bit much. We got our appetizers fairly quickly, but the coursing after that was quite delayed, and it was hard to get anyone's attention about it. This was my 2nd visit-- first was a couple of years ago-- but I'm not sure I'd go again based on this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best. My favorite spot in west

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave spots in LA - just incredible on every level

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norah was exceptional!

Phenomenal cuisine!!
Excellent service!

Norah is a Winner!!

I will be back!!

Peace, Dr. Levi

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was very nice (especially the scallops), but we were informed at 8:30 — about 45 minutes after we sat down — that the kitchen is closing and to order more food if we liked. About 9:30 the music went off and the lights came up on the 3 parties on the floor and the 2 parties at t he bar. I’ve worked in restaurants for 15 years and I know when I’m being rushed out. Also and $18 manhattan is asinine, no matter what their rent is. Will definitely not return.

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BrianN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal every time - love it! The staff is always very friendly and great.

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vipBadger
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Coffee and Cappuccino was below standard

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wouldn’t go again

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Bar service was extremely slow. Very loud room, and super uncomfortable sofa seating. Food is always good and waiter was experienced and good.

KW
KalaW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love dining at Norah for various occasions. This review is for a Tuesday night business dinner. I gave the 'food' a three-star rating this time as I ordered the duck and was unhappy with the quality. Otherwise, everything was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Overall terrible service. Imagine being seated nearly 40 minutes late, and then continue sitting there for an hour like idiots after you ordered with no food on its way out, no check ins by staff, and overall indifference to your presence. That was Norah. Left $15 cash on the table and walked after nearly 2 hours of nothing. Food wasn’t even close to coming out and we’d had it. Not the first time there by any stretch, but was the last. Something went terribly wrong and the manager seemed totally cool with it. Ownership should study 11/24/2019, and figure out what the hell happened that day because if one person not showing up caused everyone to stop giving a $#tt, there are bigger problems than a missing staff member.

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vipAnna
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We’ve heard about Norah for a couple of years so we’re excited to finally go. Our reservation was for bar seating which was the only option available online, but on arrival we asked to sit at a table which they accommodated. It was weird as most of the tables were empty anyway and it was 7pm. The service was good and as there were only two of us we got through the meal really quickly. Maybe too quick. The food was fine but we weren’t blown away. The menu was typical of all other new restaurant and I’d be surprised if hamachi crudo wasn’t on it. We may go back but there are so many other restaurants to try.

JM
vipJustinMilian
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat by the bar for brunch. There was a new bartender named Robert who was so nice and so friendly. Price point wise, you guys are expensive for what you’re getting— I had steak and eggs and was somewhat disappointed by the lack of food on the plate but fortunately, it tasted good so it wasn’t the end of the world. Robert made an amazing Bloody Mary which is my deal breaker! If they’re all made like that, I’ll def come in just for that.

Service was great, price is high, setting is fabulous, they had live music.

DB
DeannaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation at Norah to celebrate a friend’s promotion and it wants until we arrived at 8:30 for our reservation that they told us their kitchen had closed and couldn’t serve anymore. It was a very frustrating evening. They said they were calling and letting people know but I didn’t receive any calls or messages through my reservation confirmation. This was a very unpleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in West Hollywood.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful for the price. The waiter gave very good recommendations on what to get and they were well worth it. Will go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Please think twice before you come to Norah to celebrate an important night with your family. My experience at Norah was by far the worst experience I’ve ever had, and there are better restaurants you can go to and spend $100+ per person.

I picked this place to celebrate my husband’s 26th birthday with him & my in-laws. Norah appeared on multiple Thrillist articles, and therefore I went there with high expectations.

I want to be fair:nice ambiance, nice & salty seafood, and good cocktails. Lots of good waiters and servers and bartenders I’m sure, but here’s what happened to me at Norah:

1) We were seated in the side dining room instead of the main one, and were seated at the far back of the restaurant. The ambiance was much less attractive.

2) when another guest of 4 were seated next to us, they immediately asked to sit in the main dining room, and got re-seated instantly.

3) I asked our server (Harrison G, as appeared on the receipt), if we can please switch to the main dining room, because its my husband’s birthday, and that it was in the reservation note that we’d really appreciate the effort.

4) Harrison, fortunately became extremely hostile & and without even checking with the host, he shut us down by saying

‘No. We have 150 guests in that room and everything is booked, this part you’re sitting in it’s part of the restaurant too.’

Quite honestly, perhaps it was a super busy night and he couldn’t accommodate, and that would’ve been okay if he’s shown any proper manner or empathy. There was none.

5) for the rest of the night, Harrison stopped by our table less than 4 times - we got tired of waiting at one point and had to order our drinks at the bar.

6) there is no closure to this. I understand it could happen to anyone. But personally I will never come to, or recommend Norah or Norah’s sister restaurant to anyone, given how many restaurants there are in WeHo.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

I have never had the lights turned on a half hour before a restaurants closes. Felt very rushed out the door like the staff wanted to go home. This was felt by not only our table but others around us as well.

PA
vipPatienceA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere was lovely. Priced well. The service was friendly, but rather slow. We would have had another round of drinks of the service would have been more attentive. Overall really nice experience.

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Wass
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Restaurant was too cold and service was sporadic. Very expensive but quite good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food was excellent but the back of the restaurant where we were seated was ridiculously dark and the server did not have a flashlight or any light to assist in reading the menus. Part of the experience of enjoying food is seeing the beauty of the presentation but we literally could not make out anything but vague shapes on the plates when they arrived so the restaurant is really doing itself a disservice by eliminating one of the main aspects of fine dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Best food I have had in a long time!

NB
vipNB27
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch and beautiful restaurant. Their cornbread is a MUST!!

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Graysonstone
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

While the food here is quite excellent, the live band at brunch (during both of my visits) was WAY TOO LOUD. My requests to have the speaker volume turned down went completely ignored. It's a shame ... Norah is very convenient and I love the food, but I won'