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L'Excelsior

50 rue Henri-Poincare, 54000 Nancy, France
+33 (0)3 83 35 24 57
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Ranked #49 of 371 restaurants in Nancy
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Brasserie, Café
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Nancy, France
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

L'Excelsior benefits from its central location and its reasonable prices considering its high - end reputation & delicious traditionally French cuisine. Weaknesses, however, include the stressful and busy atmosphere, especially starting midday when they serve lunch (plenty of businessmen have lunch here as it is well - located in town). Also, the staff radiate 'stress'. You can literally feel the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I came to this restaurant for one of our "fancy" meals while on vacation. They delivered. Are there fancier places? Probably. Was it pricey? Yes. Did we know that going there? Yes, that's why we planned for it! Would have loved to order one of the large seafood platters but I resisted going all out and just... More

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Nancy, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This cafe/restaurant is worth visiting more for the decor than the food, which is fine, though you can find better in Nancy. You can also just have tea, coffee or drinks outside dining hours which is a good way to see the cafe from the inside. The interior is beautiful, Art Nouveau (from the Ecole de Nancy) throughout. A previous... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a lovely meal at the L'excelsior. The waiters were lovely, the restaurant itself very pretty and prices reasonable. However, we found the town rather depressing. The buildings looked derelict and appeared rather unwelcoming. I would recommend the restaurant. However, I'll never visit Nancy (the town) again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you are in Nancy for the Art Nouveau, this is a MUST! The decor is a knockout and this is a Nancy inistitution. Excellent service - they made a slight slip with our starters and owned up... so we have a little longer to wait. I didn't matter. Good food, good portions, wonderful fresh seafood - despite the fact... More

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Osaka, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife and I reserved a table at L'Excelsior for dinner in Nancy. It is located only 10 minutes walk from SNCF station without being in loss. Friendly staff showed us to one corner table, from where we could look over whole restaurant space. While enjoying aperitif, we found Art Nouveau interior from ceiling to floor which was fantastic and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great food. The interior of the restaurant is the real star. Perfect choice to live it up in the home of art nouveau.

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Budapest, Hungary
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It was a really nice experience to have an early dinner in this restaurant. The service was outstanding as well as the quality of the ordered dishes (ingredients, preparation, garnishing). Not to mention the original well-preserved art nouveau atmosphere why we came here at the first place. If you want to celebrate a special occasion with high quality french dishes... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The interior of the Brasserie Excelsior has hardly changed for almost a century. Windows, lighting elements and ceilings are contructed and decorated in original Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) style, the style of the famous Nancy School. If the interior is traditionally French, so is the cuisine. The Brasserie is affiliated with the equally famous Paris brasseries Bofinger and Julien, and it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is an extraordinary building, with wonderful Art Nouveau architecture and interiors and its well worth a visit. We had two meals here, both were enjoyable. It is a very busy brasserie and the staff are constantly hurrying around the large space bearing huge platters at shoulder height. Most of the staff were pleasant, with one or two exceptions. (Notably... More

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