Restaurant Nora

Organic New American

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Overview

As America’s first certified organic restaurant, opened in 1979, Restaurant Nora's focus on local organic ingredients dazzles in menu favorites like their crispy Amish duck confit over creamy polenta. Their eco-friendly approach extends beyond the menu in a restaurant that is 100% wind-powered. Antique Mennonite and Amish quilts hang in the dining rooms of this 19th century, red brick building where patrons return for chef Nora Pouillon’s fresh, organic cuisine.

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Accolades

  • DC's Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants 2015 — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Restaurant Nora

Dinner Menu

Main

  • Curried Broccoli Soup with Mint Raita, Crispy Onions
  • Hawaiian Hearts of Palm* & Cilantro with Pineapple Carpaccio, Yuzu* Vinaigrette
  • Herb Crusted Norwegian Cod* with Peperonata, Roasted Fingerlings, Aïoli
  • Roasted Rack of Lamb with White Bean Ragoût, Romanesco, Kale, Rosemary Jus
  • Exotic Mushroom* Multi Grain Risotto with Butternut, Spinach, Parmesan Tuile, Herb Salad
  • Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream
  • Molten Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Cappuccino Ice Cream

Small Plates

  • Thai Coconut & Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Coconut Cilantro Emulsion
    $15.00
  • Maine Peekytoe Crab* & Avocado Salad with Ancho Chili Emulsion*, Crispy Tortilla
    $17.00
  • Grilled Spicy Rhode Island Calamari* with Celery Cucumber & Radish Salad, Scallion Cilantro Aïoli
    $16.00
  • Marinated Artichoke & Black Olive Tart with Goat Cheese*, Red Pepper Emulsion, Watercress & Tomato Herb Salad
    $16.00
  • Crispy Vegetable Tempura with Yam, Mushroom, Broccoli, Asian Slaw, Teriyaki Dipping Sauce
    $15.00
  • Asia Nora Smoked Salmon* Tartare with Sesame Chard Salad, Ginger Emulsion, Nori Chips
    $16.00
  • Roasted Red & Yellow Beet Salad with Feta Cheese, Citrus, Pomegranate Vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Amish Chicken Liver Pate with Watermelon Radish Arugula Salad, Apricot Chutney, Crostini
    $15.00

Salads

  • Belgian Endive & Fall Baby Lettuces with Pomegranate, Apples, Walnuts, Goat Cheese*, Walnut Vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Baby Arugula & Frisée with Toasted Hazelnuts, Bosc Pears, Gorgonzola, Port* Vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Romaine Caesar with Farm Egg, House-Cured Bacon, Pickled Red Onion, Croutons, Parmesan
    $15.00

Main Course

  • Seared Day Boat Scallops* with Sweet Potato Purée, Broccolini, Fennel, Parsley Pesto
    $40.00
  • Pan Roasted Sustainable Salmon* with Quinoa Pilaf, Romanesco, Carrots, Salsa Verde
    $38.00
  • Sake Glazed Maryland Fluke* with Bok Choy, Shiitakes, Carrots, Ginger Miso Emulsion
    $36.00
  • Grilled Grassfed Ribeye Steak with Potato Gratin, Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Chard, Red Wine* Jus
    $40.00
  • Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs with Soft Polenta, Carrots, Kale, Braising Jus, Crispy Onions
    $36.00
  • Crispy Amish Chicken Schnitzel with Celery Root & Apple Remoulade, Lemon
    $34.00
  • Spiced Roasted Leg of Lamb with Curried Lentil Dal, Broccolini, Rosemary Jus, Papadum*
    $38.00
  • Sautéed Amish Duck Livers & Onions with Housemade Fettuccine, Spinach, Tomatoes, Balsamic Sauce
    $30.00
  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Rye Berry & Chanterelle* Stuffing, Wilted Kale, Shaved Aged Cheddar
    $29.00

Dessert Menu

Desserts

  • Poached Pear with Amaretto* Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Pistachio Tuile. Wine Pairing: Brandy- Pear William at $12
    $12.00
  • Vanilla Crème Brûlée with Cherry Compote. Wine Pairing: Late Harvest- Beerenaulese at $20
    $13.00
  • Flourless Molten Chocolate with Cappuccino Ice Cream. Wine Pairing: Port - Sao Pedro Das Aquias at $16
    $13.00
  • Fuji Apple Raisin Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream. Wine Pairing: Calvados Hors D' Age 15yrs. at $19
    $12.00
  • Lemon Ginger Cheesecake with Cranberry Compote. Wine Pairing: Late Harvest- Rieslaner Beerenauslese at $19
    $13.00
  • Local Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream. Wine Pairing: Germain-robin Xo at $25
    $13.00
  • Trio of Sorbets with Lemon Tuile Chocolate, Mango, Strawberry. Wine Pairing: Late Harvest- Rieslaner Beerenauslese at $19
    $11.00
  • Cheeses Aged Goat, Gorgonzola, Taleggio Onion Jam, Nuts, Crostini. Wine Pairing: Port- Dow 1991 at $42
    $15.00

After Dinner

Port & Sherry

  • Sao Pedro Das Aquias 2000
    $16.00
  • Quinta Do Vesuvio 2011
    $22.00
  • Dow 1991
    $42.00
  • Croft 1963
    $59.00

Cognac & Brandy & Eau De Vie

  • Puysegur Xo Bas Armagnac, France
    $16.00
  • Cles Des Ducs Xo Bas Armagnac, France
    $24.00
  • Castarede 1968 Bas Armagnac, France
    $59.00
  • Chateau Planat Xo Fine Champagne Cognac, France
    $14.00
  • Gilles Brisson Napoleon Grande Champagne Cognac, France
    $16.00
  • Hemery Xo Petite Champagne Cognac, France
    $19.00
  • Jean Grosperrin Xo Fine Champagne Cognac, France
    $22.00
  • Germain - Robin Xo Mendocino County, California
    $25.00
  • Tesseron Xo Lot 76 Grande Champagne Cognac, France
    $26.00
  • Calvados Vieux Domaine De La Couterie
    $14.00
  • Calvados Vsop Chateau Du Breuil
    $16.00
  • Calvados Hors D'age 15yrs. Domaine De La Couterie
    $19.00
  • Calvados 1989 Domaine Dupont
    $20.00
  • Pear William Domaine Manguin, France
    $12.00
  • Blue Plum Slivovitz Brandy Clear Creek, Oregon
    $12.00
  • Grappa Di Pino Zardetto Veneto, Italy
    $14.00

Late Harvest

  • Domaine Cazes Ambre 1995 Rivesaltes, Languedoc, France
    $14.00
  • Darting Rieslaner Beerenauslese Durkheimer Nonnengarten 2008 Pfalz, Germany
    $19.00
  • Kracher Beerenauslese 2008 Burgenland, Austria
    $20.00

Late Harvest

  • Domaine Cazes Ambre 1995 Rivesaltes, Languedoc, France
    $48.00
  • Chateau Doisy Vedrines 2003 Sauternes, France
    $59.00
  • Darting Riesling Ba Durkheimer Fronhof 2008 Pfalz, Germany
    $99.00
  • Domaine Weinbach Gewurztraminer Mambourg Grains Nobles 2002 Alsace, France
    $225.00
  • Chateau D'yquem 1998 Sauternes, France
    $285.00

Wine Menu

White Wines

Gruner Veltliner

  • J. & Ha Strub 2013 Nierstein Rhein, Germany*
    $39.00
  • Ott Fass 4 2013 Wagram, Austria**
    $59.00
  • Schloss Gobelsburg 2011 Kamptal, Austria**
    $72.00
  • Nigl Alte Reben 2011 Kremstal, Austria*
    $74.00

Diversity

  • Vernaccia San Gimignano 2013 Calcinaie**
    $39.00
  • Greco 2013 Cantina Del Taburno Campagnia
    $40.00
  • Savoir Faire 2012 Dom. Pouillon Yakima Valley*
    $49.00
  • Chenin Blanc 2011 Raats Stellenbosch, So. Africa*
    $52.00
  • Furmint 2012 Heidi Schrock Austria*
    $66.00
  • Montlouis Bournais 2011 Francois Chidaine
    $66.00
  • Gewurztraminer Grand Cru 2010 Weinbach, Alsace**
    $110.00

Chardonnay

  • Macon Fuisse 2010 Sophie Cinier*
    $45.00
  • Montagny 1er Cru 2012 Stephane Aladame*
    $62.00
  • Macon-Milly Lamartine 2012 C. Cordier*
    $66.00
  • Saint Aubin 1er Cru 2010 Fougeray Beauclair*
    $70.00
  • Cotes De Nuits 2012 Marine Anne Gros**
    $74.00
  • Cotes De Nuits 2011 La Montagne J. J. Confuron*
    $88.00

Chablis

  • Village 2012 Domaine Des Malandes*
    $45.00
  • Grand Cru Les Grenouilles 2010 Louis Michel*
    $120.00
  • 1er Cru Vaillons 1998 Francois Raveneau*
    $150.00

Chassagne Montrachet

  • 1er Cru Les Caillerets Vincent & Sophie Morey*
    $120.00

Meursault

  • Village 2011 Dubuet Monthelie
    $96.00
  • Les Narvaux 2012 Boyer Martenot
    $110.00

Puligny Montrachet

  • 1er Cru Champ Canet 2010 Etienne Sauzet*
    $180.00
  • Batard Montrachet 2005 Fontaine Gagnard*
    $245.00

Rhone & Provence

  • Chateauneuf Du Pape 2009 Saint Siffrein*
    $62.00
  • Crozes Hermitage 2012 Marc Sorrel*
    $74.00
  • Chateauneuf Du Pape 2010 Marcoux**
    $110.00
  • Hermitage 2001 J. L. Chave*
    $250.00

Riesling

  • Nigl 2011 Dornleiten Senftenberg, Kremstal**
    $56.00
  • Theo Minges 2011 Kalzstein Spatlese Pflaz*
    $58.00
  • Weinbach 2010 Schlossberg Grand Cru Alsace**
    $66.00
  • Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke 2009 Nahe*
    $89.00
  • Pfister Grand Cru Engelberg 2007 Alsace**
    $98.00
  • Alzinger Steinertal 2006 Wachau, Austria*
    $110.00
  • Nikolaihof Vom Stein 2002 Wachau, Austria**
    $130.00

Sauvignon Blanc

  • Cliff Lede 2012 Napa Valley
    $48.00
  • Elena Walch 2013 Alto Aldige, Italy*
    $50.00
  • Seresin 2012 Marlborough, New Zealand*
    $54.00
  • Spottswoode 2013 Napa Valley**
    $75.00
  • Venica Ronco Delle Mele 2013 Collio, Italy*
    $90.00
  • Araujo Eisele 2012 Napa Valley**
    $120.00

Champagne & Sparkling

  • Cremant De Bourgogne Rose Michel Sarrazin
    $45.00
  • Veuve Fourny 1er Cru Grande Reserve Vertus*
    $80.00
  • Fleury Carte Rouge Blanc De Noir Courteron**
    $85.00
  • Pierre Gimonnet 1er Cru Cuis*
    $90.00
  • Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Mesnil Sur Oger*
    $115.00
  • Jacquesson Cuvee 736 Dizy*
    $125.00
  • Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 2004 Ay
    $285.00

Half Bottles

Champagne

  • Michel Turgy Blanc De Blanc Le Mesnil Sur Oger
    $49.00

Whites

  • Domaine Baumard 2010 Savennieres*
    $24.00
  • Chablis Aoc 2012 Louis Michel*
    $29.00
  • Brundlmayer Riesling 2011 Kampstal, Austria**
    $38.00
  • Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner 2010 Austria**
    $39.00
  • Tablas Creek 2010 Espirit Beaucastel Paso Robles**
    $49.00

Red Wines

Pinot Noir

  • Hautes Cotes De Beaune 2010 Claude Nouveau*
    $40.00
  • Calera 2012 Central Coast*
    $58.00
  • Bourgogne Chaillots 2010 Thibault Belair**
    $62.00
  • Talley 2012 Arroyo Grande*
    $62.00
  • Capiaux Chimera 2012 Sonoma Coast*
    $66.00
  • Monthelie 2011 Thierry Et Pascale Matrot*
    $73.00
  • Robert Sinskey 2011 Los Carneros - Napa**
    $75.00
  • St. Innocent Temperance Hill 2012 Eola Amity*
    $78.00
  • Willakenzie Pierre Leon 2011 Yamhill Carlton*
    $98.00
  • Vosne Romanee Les Barreaux 2010 Anne Gros**
    $175.00
  • Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2007 Jean J. Confuron*
    $185.00
  • Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012 Anne Gros**
    $240.00
  • Nuits St. Georges Argillas 2009 Meo Camuzet**
    $245.00
  • Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes 2009 Meo Camuzet**
    $285.00

Gevrey Chambertin

  • Vieilles Vignes 2009 Vincent Girardin*
    $94.00
  • En Champs 2010 Gerard Quivy*
    $98.00
  • Grand Cru Clos De Beze 2004 Robert Groffier*
    $240.00

Chambolle Musigny

  • La Combe D'orveaux 2010 Anne Gros**
    $120.00
  • A. O. C. 2009 Meo Camuzet**
    $145.00
  • 1er Cru Les Sentiers 2004 Robert Groffier*
    $175.00
  • Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2005 Robert Groffier*
    $280.00

Rhone & Provence

  • Domaine Durban 2013 Beaumes De Venise*
    $40.00
  • Mas Gourgonnier 2010 Les Baux De Provence**
    $45.00
  • Les Fontanilles 2012 Anne Gros Minervois**
    $54.00
  • Les Fontanilles 2012 Anne Gros Minervois*
    $66.00
  • Cornas 2012 Pierre Gaillard
    $85.00
  • Gigondas Montmirail 2011 Brusset**
    $86.00
  • Cote Rotie 2009 Dumazet*
    $96.00

Chateauneuf Du Pape

  • Clos Du Mont Olivet 2012*
    $70.00
  • Domaine De Marcoux 2011**
    $120.00

Hermitage

  • Marc Sorrel La Greal 2005*
    $175.00

Diversity

  • Barbera D'alba 2012 Seghesio*
    $39.00
  • Le Terrazze 2011 Rosso Conero*
    $42.00
  • Remirez De Ganuza Reserva 2006 Rioja*
    $66.00
  • Nebbiolo 2011 Cavalloto Langhe, Italy*
    $74.00
  • Valenciso Reserva 2007 Rioja*
    $77.00
  • Quinta Do Vesuvio 2007 Douro, Portugal*
    $88.00
  • Gattinara 2008 Antoniolo
    $89.00
  • Chianti Rancia Reserva 2008 Felsina*
    $96.00
  • Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 2001 Rioja**
    $120.00
  • Barolo Brunate La Morra 2010 Marengo*
    $140.00
  • Barolo 2008 Elio Altare*
    $145.00

Brunello Di Montalcino

  • 2009 San Filippo*
    $105.00
  • 2009 Brizio*
    $120.00

Cabernets & Merlots

  • Domaine Pouillon 2010 Pierre Horse Heaven, Wa*
    $58.00
  • La Vieille Cure 2010 Fronsac*
    $72.00
  • Chateau Montelena 2011 Napa Valley*
    $74.00
  • Chateau Meyney 2010 St . Estephe
    $90.00
  • Domaine Chevalier 2008 Pessac Leognan
    $145.00
  • Spottswoode 2009 Napa Valley**
    $255.00
  • Shafer Hillside Select 2009 Napa Valley**
    $295.00

Half Bottles

  • Qupe Syrah 2012 Central Coast*
    $27.00
  • Crozes Hermitage 2009 Guigal*
    $29.00
  • Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Willamette**
    $40.00
  • Brunello Montalcino 2009 Ciacci Piccolo*
    $59.00
  • Cain Five 2005 Napa Valley**
    $110.00

2132 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Charming, Intimate, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 462-5143
  • Private Dining Room: Yes