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2132 Florida Ave., NW (Dupont Circle)
(1) 202-462-5143 | www.noras.com
HOURSMon.-Thurs.: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Fri.-Sat.: 5:00pm-10:00pm
BARYes - seats six
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTREE)USD 14-16; USD 29-36
FAMOUS PLATESFive spice braised lamb shank; sustainable Scottish salmon; local rhubarb pie
DRINKS AND WINEWine; cocktails; whiskey and scotch menus; gin & tonic menu
# OF SEATS130-160
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
This warm yet refined DC favorite with its whitewashed brick walls, grainy wood furniture, and hanging antique quilts has been serving up local and seasonal organic fare for over thirty years. The menu filled with American classics like grilled grass fed NY strip steak, herb roasted free range chicken breast, and Maine scallops is the perfect complement to the homey Americana-themed décor.
An elegant DC society crowd (Michelle Obama celebrated a birthday here); mature professionals; couples
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
It’s technically “casual,” but we’d still jazz it up a bit with a tailored dress and delicate accessories.
GO HERE WITH
A date; your parents; colleagues
WHY WE LIKE IT
The casually refined atmosphere. For a spot with such clout, it’s refreshing to enjoy the buzzworthy food without all the fuss and pomp of other well-known places in town.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
An update to the décor might be nice, but only if it’s able to retain the warmth that the current décor exudes.
GOOD TO KNOW
In 1999, Nora became America’s first certified organic restaurant, meaning that 95% of all its ingredients come from organic farms. Celeb chef Nora Pouillon is dedicated to environmental causes not only as it pertains to her restaurant, but also to the world at large.
Chez Panisse (Berkeley, CA); applewood (New York)
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