Our emphasis is on warm, welcoming hospitality and we are located in the heart of West Hollywood.
Bar service was extremely slow. Very loud room, and super uncomfortable sofa seating. Food is always good and waiter was experienced and good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of my favorite spots in West Hollywood.
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
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.
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.
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.
Food was delicious. Restaurant was too cold and service was sporadic. Very expensive but quite good.
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.
It was awesome! Best food I have had in a long time!
Amazing brunch and beautiful restaurant. Their cornbread is a MUST!!
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't return given how impossible it is to hear conversations with my guests.
Hostess with attitude and very slow - one plate at a time - food service from the kitchen. It’s a shame because Lee need nice restaurant options in Weho.
Food was excellent. Warm, nice environment. Upscale without feeling stuffy. Server was very good and informative. Good date night or night out with friends. Thumbs up,
My son and I went to the Sunday Brunch. The food was awesome. I loved everything we had. I definitely plan on going back to try dinner.
I really liked the place itself. Very cool inside...but a bit noisy. Nice little jazz trio playing. The food was fantastic and the service was also very good with a smile:)
My only problem was very small portions and very pricey. Overall great...but expect to spend $200 with a few drinks.
Excellent restaurant. Delicious food. Super sexy ambiance and outstanding service, yet laid back!
I was kind of disappointed bc I made a reservation and I was seated at the bar. The hostess said the tables were booked but there were so many empty tables we could've easily eaten at and had a better experience. I've been to Norah before and never had an issue with seating so I was a little taken aback.
Some of the most reliable, best, inventive food in LA. Every experience is terrific.
Great food, particularly the gnocchi. Beautiful space and nice service. A little on the pricey side and small portions
Service was mediocre. Had to grab my own fresh plate off the table next to us. Wouldn’t go back.
Food was good. Portions are quite small. The space was cool but totally lacking in energy. No vibe.
Surprised to learn that it’s been open more than 2 years. Usually I know of all the new restaurants. Norah has amazing flavors, cool dining area, and very friendly service. I’ll definitely be returning.
Food was absolutely delicious!
The shrimp in a curry sauce mixture was REALLY great. Cornbread is fantastic.
Portions are very small. Not very vegetarian friendly on the entree.
Every single dish we ordered was delicious! Cocktails were great as well. I highly commend the corn bread :)
Incredible food with a mixed bag for the servers. One was excellent. Detailed about his love of wine and the food. Raved about the chef. The other was pleasant and adequate. The greeter at the door lacked warmth and personality. Would come back for food but wouldn't rush back, since we were not made to feel very welcome When we entered. This was our first visit. Ya know what they say about first impressions?
The brunch menu is excellent here. Not the typical menu items you would expect to see, but that was a plus on out opinion. The French Toast was so custardy, it didn’t need any syrup at all. And the Fried Chicken sandwich with housemade bread & butter pickles, as well as the Cornbread are worth coming back for.
Love the ambiance at Norah and the food is always fantastic. Great spot for a date or for catching up w friends!
You could go any day but it was super cute date spot. Me and my boyfriend had an amazing time. Beautiful ambiance and great service.
One of my go to spots. The food is some of my favorite it WEHO
Amazing food and atmosphere! Loved our waitress, she went above and beyond to make our service wonderful.
We were at Norah about a year ago and it was not as good as last year. Service and ambiance were great, food was disappointing.
Overpriced and mediocre food! The place looked cool though!
Exceptional. Biscuits are LEGIT. Service, atmosphere, drinks top notch, and great live music on the weekends. Favorite spot for brunch.