Restaurant Nora


Chef/Owner Nora Pouillon and Chef Benjamin Lambert of Restaurant Nora - Washington, DC

2132 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 462-5143
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm

Restaurant Nora was the first organic restaurant in DC. It continues to set the standards in farm-to-table in the capital city, sourcing produce from DC’s farmers’ markets and the small but diverse herb garden in front of the restaurant. 2010 Rising Star Benjamin Lambert counts chefs Sottha Khunn, Josh DeChellis, and Jason Neroni as mentors, and now that he collaborates with Chef-owner Nora Pouillon to develop the daily menu his training in seasonal, organic, and local new American cuisine is put to good use. The Bolognese-Stuffed Zucchini Blossom served with his Rabbit Porchetta features seasonal vegetables and steers well clear of the boring steamed vegetable territory found at some veg-centric restaurants, contrasting the crisp of fried zucchini blossoms with the supple texture of salted chanterelles.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Hawaiian Hearts of Palm Salad, Thai Basil, Cucumber, Mango, Coriander Berries, Basil Seeds, Heirloom Tomato Water, and Hearts of Palm Sorbet
  • Rabbit Porchetta, Frenched Rack of Rabbit, Bolognese-Stuffed Zucchini Blossom, Fennel Purée, Zucchini, Baby Carrots, Crispy Zucchini Blossoms, Chanterelles, and Rabbit Jus
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon, Pea Purée, Caramelized Fennel, Grilled Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Beet Tendrils, and Rhubarb Sauce