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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 #53 of 374 Restaurants in Nancy
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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
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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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went to L'Excelsior for its well-known Art Nouveau decor, not the food. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We booked a table and dressed up for this elegant restaurant. The room was stifling hot and no aircon or fans. The weather had been unseasonably warm . The food was edible but the serves were tiny. We had smoked salmon with blinis sorry one blini , although the salmon portion was ok . My duck was only 3 slices... More

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Birmingham
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Confession time. I am an art nouveau nut. I love the fluid lines, the colours, everything. So I went here to sit and stare at the scenery and prayed that the food was good enough to satisfy the rest of the family. And it was, thank good. I think it depends a lot on your waiter. We had a dour... More

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germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is an iconic place in Nancy and I was very much looking fiorward to it. Due to chance factors I went to have breakfast here - and decided against dining at the place. Without the white table cloths reserved for luncheon and dinner and with deliveries being carried through the entrance door - there is no back door for... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went to enjoy the art nouveau architecture but were even more delighted with how professional, yet friendly the service was. We did not have a reservation for lunch and as the restaurant appeared full we did not expect to get a table. Friendly welcome and staff apologized for putting us opposite a service station - we were delighted as... More

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Don't go for dinner, go for breakfast! If you're staying anywhere within walking distance of the Excelsior (e.g. the Best Western Crystal is a good place to stay), take a stroll out and be rewarded by breakfast in some of the best surroundings ever. The breakfasts are good; and good value; and you can watch Nancy life first hand, too.

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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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