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    NORA

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    Nora

    2132 Florida Ave., NW (Dupont Circle)

    Washington, DC

    (1) 202-462-5143 | www.noras.com

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    • CUISINE

      Posh Organic
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Thurs.: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Fri.-Sat.: 5:00pm-10:00pm
    • BEST FOR

      Dinner
    • RESERVATIONS

      Strongly recommended
    • BAR

      Yes - seats six
    • YEAR OPENED

      1979
    • PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTREE)

      USD 14-16; USD 29-36
    • NOISE

      Quiet
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Five spice braised lamb shank; sustainable Scottish salmon; local rhubarb pie
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Wine; cocktails; whiskey and scotch menus; gin & tonic menu
    • # OF SEATS

      130-160
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      No
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • METRO

      Dupont Circle
    Nora in Washington, DC became America's first certified organic restaurant in 1999. The local and seasonal organic fare is still created by celeb chef Nora Pouillon and consists of mostly American plates like strip steak and roasted chicken.

    VIBE

    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.

    CROWD

    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.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Chez Panisse (Berkeley, CA); applewood (New York)

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    Nora in Washington, DC became America's first certified organic restaurant in 1999. The local and seasonal organic fare is still created by celeb chef Nora Pouillon and consists of mostly American plates like strip steak and roasted chicken.

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