HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Permanently Closed - Restaurant Nor

4.3
3215 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Organic
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

Similar Restaurants

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. This restaurant is permanently closed. Thank you for your patronage over the last 38 years. Au Revoir and Enjoy Healthy Living!! With Love Restaurant Nora
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Organic, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(202) 462-5143
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Nora Pouillon
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
R Street, N.W.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Street parking available after 6:30 p.m.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle North (Red Line)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3215 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
vipMark (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

One of the best restaurants in America!

Report
Helpful
vipLizByrne (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Perfect as always! Nora, we already miss you so much and wish you, and your staff, the very best! xoxo

Report
Helpful
vipLaGrace (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

Wonderfully flavored calamari, fish dumpling and ceviche small plates. Also enjoyed cod main course. House red wine Katydid is great. Enjoyed it best at room temperature. By the bottle may come chilled.

Report
Helpful
FoodLover (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

My husband and I have only had good food at this restaurant. Sadly they are closing and this is Friday, June 30th is their last day open to the public. A huge loss for the city!

Report
Helpful
Nate (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Our favorite spot. So sad to see Nora retire the restaurant, but it was great while it lasted.

Report
Helpful
vipSally (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

A solid meal, although not particularly memorable. Very good. We would have liked an offer of bread before or with the salad course. Expensive for what we got.

Report
Helpful
vipTwoGuysDC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Sadly they are closing. 😭

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Although I ordered from the fixed price menu, the waist continued to pressure me as well as my guest to get another dessert, which would've cost more. Neither of us appreciated being pressured after already spending a good amount. For that to happen made the overall experience bad. They even brought my guest dessert silverware although my guest had already declined dessert. That type of pressure is rude and disrespectful.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Will miss Restaurant Nora

Report
Helpful
tedman (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

Famous DC restaurant, known as one of America's first organic restaurants. Very elegant, great food, pricey but appropriate. Owner is closing it down soon (in less than one week) after 35 years in business, so don't delay! Last chance.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Costa Rica)
2.0  Dined on June 19, 2017

I went to Nora for the first time 25 years ago and loved it. Over the years I've been and enjoyed it but I believe it is living on its initial reputation. The meal I had this week was disappointing on all levels. The room was very noisy and we were seated in the middle of it. The service was very slow and we had to ask for things several times. We were also told that they were running out of things including the wine we had ordered a bottle of and the dessert. Finally, the food was mediocre. My halibut was overcooked and my husband's scallops undercooked.

Report
Helpful
vipdiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Once again the food, wine and service were outstanding. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the DC area!

Report
Helpful
viphungry (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Always so special and we will miss her restaurant terribly.

Report
Helpful
QV16 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Wonderful! So glad to try Nora's cooking before the restaurant closes. Worth the wait and the price.

Report
Helpful
vipMike (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

I do not live in DC, but try to go to Restaurant Nora every time I visit the district. The restaurant was not up to typical good service and food. First, I arrived at 7:10 for a 7:15 reservation. The hostess was not at the stand; so the manager checked me in. The hostess returned and sat two tables who came in after me before evening acknowledging that my party of two was waiting. Second, the server was not good. It took a long time between ordering drinks and appetizers before our order was taken. My dining companion ordered a salad to eat before the entrée. Our entrees came out first and then the salad. Third, the food was good as usual, but seemed like it may have been sitting for a while before it was brought to the table. I think this is a rare occasion for NORA, as my other experiences there (at least 12) were wonderful. I was told that the restaurant is closing soon, so the quality may reflect more experienced servers moving to better places.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
215