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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 #56 of 372 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
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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germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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