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About Norah

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.

8279 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
In between Sweetzer and Harper

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 450-4211

Website:
http://www.norahrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is now available directly in front of the restaurant daily from 6pm until midnight.

Executive Chef:
Mike Williams

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year's Eve with us! We have two seatings for the evening. 6pm to 9pm and 9pm to close.

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Norah Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Fit for Foodies (37)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Special Occasion (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Romantic (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Tasting Menu (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Fun (18)
Seasonal (15)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Healthy (12)
Business Meals (11)
People Watching (11)
Organic (9)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tapas (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vegan (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great experience, divine food and beautiful staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Amazing food, great staff

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Original combinations of flavours and textures, beautiful and colorful presentations. The subtle use of smoked ancho or similar pepper instead of ordinary black pepper, in one gorgeous salad, is an example of creativity. The restaurant is both a dramatic room with a high ceiling and striking pieces of art, and a comfortable space because of the neutral colour scheme and careful use of contrasting textures. The bar scene looked lively too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place for dinner. Excellent farm-to-table food and ample wine list.
Good value in general although some main courses are a bit steep.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was terrible. Somehow the shrimp managed to smell and taste like a cheese-filled hot dog. None of the other dishes were at all memorable. Very over priced and disappointing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I assumed it would be pretty good but it was actually great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Kind of a mish-mosh of culinary influences, but every dish we had (8 in all),
had good strong identifiable flavor.

Fun vibe(albeit lod)
Nice decor
Decent Value.

Would dine there again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Sat at the bar, the service staff was amazing. It was for my friend’s birthday, and the restaurant really took good care of us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food is great. Amazing layers of flavor from simple ingredients and terrific vegetables. Fresh, seasonal, awesome.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The waiter was wonderful but the $42 steak was salty. My guest also had the same complaint about his dessert. I find Norah to be over priced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always delicious, always wonderful service, and a great design aesthetic and environment to boot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great physical space, eclectic vibe but the star is the food. Order to share and you get to experience everything this kitchen is putting out.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Incredible food ...even better than last time. Inventive, has tons of personality and tastes great. My only complaint is that it's really loud in there ! Staff is fantastic.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I was so impressed with the service and treatment. I was there celebrating a birthday/engagement, and not only did we receive complimentary champagne and dessert, but also the menu had "happy birthday' written on it.

The server made the occasion very special!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food but where Norah excels is in their service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Norah really exceeded my expectations. From the initial phone call to change our reservation, to the waitstaff who seated us to the delicious meal, I look forward to returning even though it's nowhere near my neighborhood. The freshly made ricotta, the scallops, and the gnocchi were standouts. Comfortable seats, lovely room. A tad noisy but it somehow adds to make it festive.
Loved it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Horrible food, very poor acoustics, good service. One and done.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything about our experience was incredible. Took an old friend there for her birthday, and the food was absolutely excellent. The service was top-notch, and I would recommend this restaurant to anybody that is looking for a great foodie experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great aesthetic and the food was out of this world. Loved the Cauliflower Tartare - I know, what? It was worth the silly name! The Brussel sprouts, the pasta and the swordfish. We shared everything - wiped our plates clean!

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great date spot

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The cocktail scene, small plates scene looked fun but as a restaurant its not distinguishable from any other. Too salty. Not sure what the vision is...

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Did some online homework and Norah seemed to be the kind of place we like to try when visiting a new city. The food was amazing - extremely creative and flavorful. If i had one criticism it. Would be that in two dishes we sampled there was too much going on. Both were seafood dishes and the spices overpowered the taste of the fish, I thought. Their handling of vegetables was amazing though. My favorite dish was the roasted eggplant and cauliflower with Moroccan spices. Service was attentive and informed. Very nice wine list,too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Spicy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really goif experience, The swordfish was superb , good servixe and all through a great evening. The wine lust is a little narrow in scope.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing food!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We definitely would not return.

The food was under cooked including scallops and pasta. The cornbread was soft and gooey in the center.

The food was not definitely overpriced, however the service was great.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful staff and delicious creative dishes. We love coming to Norah every time we’re in WEHO.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I like this place and have been about four times in the past three months. The brunch menu has never changed - really need to add to this or change up some of the dishes. Add some scrambled eggs, omelette, some salads, some seafood options etc. Mimosa is 90 percent orange juice and 10 percent sparkling wine - at 12 dollars a glass - time to up your game Norah.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Cool ambiance and vibe. Prices are high and portions are small. $30 for a half a chicken! Drinks are expensive too but that’s to be expected. Great spot if you’re not budget conscious and not too hungry!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We loved the drinks and almost all of the food we ordered. Small plate style so nothing is huge and everything we got we shared among three people. Service was great and the ambiance is nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was one of the worst experiences I had , the food was soggy and cold , and waiter didn't even pay attention to us- they didn't ask why we didn't like the food and were not attentitive at all. Ended up paying $200 for just sitting there. The manager was also so arrogant. When he asked how my meal was, he just said "well too bad". He did not offer any courtesy at all. Would not go back or tell any body else .

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great menu, fabulous good in a hip environment. I would totally recommend this restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love coming to Norah for the amazing cocktails. They have such talented bartenders! I've never had a bad drink here. I've recommended the bar to several people actually. I usually don't get much food here, but the desserts I have gotten always been delicious. I recently came for brunch with a friend and it was also fantastic. The food here, while pricey, is very well made and flavorful. The menu changes periodically, which I like because you can try new things and it doesn't get boring. The staff is always very friendly as well, and the ambiance is nice. The restaurant and it's facilities are also very clean.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went here on a date and it was an awesome experience. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable of the various dishes, and the food was amazing. The ambiance was cozy and definitely encouraged a romantic vibe.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is by far my wife and my favorite spot in LA. I'm vegetarian and there's never a shortage of incredible food for both the veggie and the meaty. Service is spectacular from the bar tenders, to the waiters to the people that clear your table. Everyone really seems to love their job here and it shows.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Birthday celebration - had great food and wonderful service.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very noisy and, mostly, far too dark. You can't see what you eat: too bad!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food, drinks, service and decor lived up to all of my expectations! Amazing. Can’t wait to go back! Recommending this place to everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were excited when Norah first opened in our neighborhood. We will not return as we have given Norah two chances. Overpriced items for mediocre tasting foods. We just went again to give them another try on Sunday for brunch. My hamburger was overcooked and the patties were very thin. Bun was too puffy and tasteless like a bun you would buy at the local supermarket (that I never buy.) The iced teas are $3. on the menu and served in a tall thin glass. When they brought another, I asked if it was a refill, and they said that they don't do refills but we would be charged another $3. so we declined the other tea. When we got the bill, the server charged us $4. for each iced tea. When we mentioned this to the manager, she made no effort to refund our money for the mistake, not that we would have taken it but it would have been a professional gesture. I would not recommend going to Norah. There are so many other amazing choices in and around West Hollywood. We are sad that we will not be returning as we literally live around the block and dine out 5 - 6 times a week.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was delicious. We went for an anniversary although we would go again without an occasion. Service was great and we had no complaints.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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