Norah

4.6
753 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

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The Infatuation
8.2

We fell in love with Norah immediately, but then realized we we're better off friends.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was about the least amount of effort.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

highly recommend the cornbread and ricotta cheese as appetizers. great restaurant and awesome service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food for a good price and pleasant atmosphere. You get what you pay for and more.

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BP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in LA! Such amazing food, great wine list, funky decor, not too stuffy. Love it

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DH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Norah at least 4 times previously. Each experience is wonderful. The menu is interesting; the crowd is eclectic; the staff is attentive but not intrusive. Norah is known for their skillet corn bread...you have to try that.

Portions are served family style, although you can get a serving for just yourself. 3 of us shared the pork, chicken and pasta for our mains. All three were outstanding. I'm leery of ordering pork chops in restaurants b/c they tend to be very dry. Not Norah's...it's juicy and tender. The chicken has a refreshing Med taste...they drizzle some yogurt over it and serve it on top of a piece of toasted flatbread...yummy!

We couldn't decide which dessert to try, so we tried all three. The chocolate cremuex has housemade marshmallow and almond brittle. The vegan peanut butter ice cream was luscious and the apple tart perfect.

You really can't go wrong with any of the choices here.

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P
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good brunch but my tea and French toast weren’t hot at all, which was disappointing and possibly undercooked, yet they were tasty. The chicken sandwich was really good as well as the eggs Benedict said the other party members. Cute place, just the kitchen missed a bit on my food.

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DE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a family style restaurant, so all of the food can be shared or eaten alone. My boyfriend and I had cornbread with honey butter (super delicious), roots and burrata vegetables, bolognese pasta (great taste, not what I was expecting), and poached prawns (really great sauce). We had an apple crispada for dessert. The ambiance was very romantic, with dim lighting throughout the restaurant.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great interior design, ambience and nice staff, excellent cocktails. The menu is a bit limited and some items are not as good as they could have been for the price. One dish with bread, the bread was burnt, for example.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was dope. It always is

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years' Eve has got to be stressful for any restaurant. We were promptly seated for our 9:15 reservation, everything seemed festive and spot-on. We got a wonderful patio view table in the back near the kitchen. Our server was cheery and efficient. Delicious appetizers came out lightening quick, but something must have gone terribly wrong, because after a while, nothing seemed to be coming out of the kitchen. Two hours after being seated, still no mains... We said sorry, this is just not right. Let's settle up for what we got and we're out of here. My "what the heck happened?" email inquiry the next day went unanswered. Happy New Year and, sincerely, hope things work out OK.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

music much too loud..coiuldn t hear each other...food mediocre

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best dinner experience we had in this LA trip.

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j
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here- great place and ambiance - savory menu with amazing cocktails / Ian provided 5star service. Will be back!! The biscuits are so good! Get the side for aurw’

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing food!! And loved the environment! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

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F
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Norah has great atmosphere and delicious comfort food. The menu is varied and unusual. The band playing at their Sunday brunch was just great. Will be back for the band and the food.

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D
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambience but nice. Food and service was nothing to die for. Overall decent value for a date spot.

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre, over-priced food. Nice ambiance, nice waitress

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m
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING ! Four of us and every single dish was INCREDIBLE. And we dine out a lot at the best restaurants. Every single thing we ordered was 5 stars. The black truffle gnocchi was the best gnocchi we've ever tasted. The Uni infused poached shrimp with toast - soooo good. The server and service was impeccable and friendly. Love the interior design too. Modern and warm ambiance. Nice low lighting. I hear they're opening a back patio soon. Would highly recommend.

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WS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Something at Norah has changed and it is not for the better. Quite simply, in comparison to other recent fine dining experiences in Los Angeles, we found Norah to be too expensive for the meal and environment provided.

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a while choosing where to eat & this was the right choice.

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London
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Modern American with a nod to Italy. Great food with fast and attentive service from the bar staff. (Sat at the bar) will definitely be back

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OT
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food we were served it was well prepared and the service was excellent. My disappointment was with how limited the menu was. There needs to be more selection of food.

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IF
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After having read some review of Norah on google, yelp, etc. I had my doubts about eating here. They were pretty mixed, but I gave it a shot anyways because the menu and some of the photos looked so good. Well, we had a great experience from the moment we walked in the door. We had reserved seats at the bar, but somehow the bar stools just didn't look all that comfy. So, the host sat us at a cozy table for 2, no problem. Danny, our server, was super attentive and we had the first dish and glasses of libations in front of us within 10 minutes of walking in. We started with the roots & burrata plate which was very tasty with the spiced honey and the pistachio puree. The only touch which would have made it better would have been a few minutes under a heat lamp. It was obviously stored in fridge before being served. We followed up with the magnificent black truffle potato gnocchi and the uni butter poached shrimp. The first were easily the most fluffy little pillows that I have ever had, and plenty of shaved truffles made this a perfect dish. Both flavors were so delicate because it seems that none of so common artificial truffle oil was employed. Similarly, the shrimp were also exceptional. Next time we'll have all three together because the roots and burrata did go quite well with those other, richer dishes. The only minus of the experience was that the dinning room was a bit cold. On the plus side, compliments to the chef for not polluting his food with Canola oil. Since my stomach is very sensitive to this highly processed oil, I checked ahead of time and was delighted to hear that it is not in use in the kitchen. I'll certainly be back to dine with Norah again since I am curious about the rest of the menu. However, I can already predict feeling rather tempted to have the same three dishes once again.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Price is not according with the experience,... we have dinner (200 dolars) and I don’t remember nothing special about the food, just correct!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Norah was wonderful. Our waitress was attentive and so kind. The food was delicious! We especially enjoyed the black truffle gnocchi and cornbread! We will be back very soon.

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BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Great ambiance with mood lighting and decorations, conveying an intimate feel. Food is good but only average and definitely not at the level expected for the price. I got the wagyu steak and it was underwhelming. Additionally, service was lacking. Every time I wanted to order or needed our server, he was nowhere to be found.

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C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here for our anniversary and Norah completely exceeded our expectations. The food was incredible. Very attentive and thoughtful service. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Cornbread was the best part of our dinner.

Crudo was good.

Not a very exciting menu selection, Uni butter poached shrimp were ok but very salty and slightly overcooked

Truffle gnocchi were nothing extraordinary either.

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TT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Opted for the tasting menu (which they happen to discontinue) but the chefs were able to whip up for our table of 5. From the taste of it, I know why they discontinued it. Everything was thought to be farm to table but more like vegetarian and cheeses . Or whatever they had available. Last dish was the only meat offered. All in all, I would not return unless for a drink at the bar. The vibe was cool and happening for WeHo.

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a
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service at Norah is excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and food was well-coursed. Water glasses were never empty and we never wanted for a cocktail, which were great. And the bar was super accommodating: they even made an amazing non-alcoholic Spanish gin & tonic. Most of the food was outstanding: the cornbread was incredible, the burrata and root vegetables appetizer was delicate and delicious, and the grilled baby broccoli on white bean hummus was flavorful. The cauliflower croquettes were unremarkable. There was a pumpkin cavatelli pasta with pomegranate seeds and roasted pepitas (I think) that was amazing. My husband got the pork, which was delicious, but was really just a little bit of pork chop along side a sausage on lentils, and the $40+ price tag didn't seem worth it. Overall I highly recommend Norah.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening!!

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RA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, my experience was superlative! I have been to Norah many times, each time inviting people for their first time. The other two couples thoroughly enjoyed everything from the decor through to all the dishes, as well as the attention by the staff. Delicious food as always, wonderful attentive service, and an overall exceptional dining experience. Cannot wait for more out-of-town guests to come so that I can go back. And if they don't come soon, I will go back anyway.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing experience with amazing people!

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took a client & a friend here & it was relaxed but impressive. A nice work/social balance

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular. Fun, bustling vibe. Closes earlier than you’d expect (light on, music off at 11:30).

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AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience!

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NE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal. Try the tasting menu. You wont regret it.

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f
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great Happy Hour TIL 7pm.
Cornbread was delicious - great food to share.

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Sides and appetizers were excellent. Mains and desssert were weak (6/10). Nice place and would recommend.

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