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50 rue Henri-Poincare, 54000 Nancy, France
+33 (0)3 83 35 24 57
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Ranked #54 of 390 Restaurants in Nancy
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Brasserie, Café
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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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great restaurant in the centre of Nancy. French grand Café. Perfect atmosphere, nice food. Not cheap. Needs reservation. Arrived 21:00 hrs., had to wait aprx. 30 min. Even at 23:00 hrs. still people arrived. Definitely worth a visit when you are in Nancy.

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North London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

... like us, for examples. I suspect many visitors to the city are here to admire the architecture and artefacts - to be seen at the Ecole de Nancy museum and the Museum of Modern Art. L'Excelsior is the star turn or, as the online blurb for the restaurant calls it, the "flagship". Booking is essential so we booked for... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

From the beginning to the end of our dinner, we have enjoyed the place, the food and the superb service. The staff is great and serving almost perfectly. The menu prestige is nonetheless a good value but it is also tasty. Beautiful building, deco and surrounds.

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Rehovot, Israel
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181 reviews 181 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We ate there twice and enjoyed first of all the Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) environment of the brasserie. It is beautifully preserved and puts you right away into the Grand atmosphere of around 100 years ago. On the top of it, the food is nice and the same as for the service. You pay for the setting but being a brasserie... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Aha, open Sunday night in Nancy when virtually nothing is open. Beautiful art nouveau restaurant. What could go wrong? Plenty, actually. The food is basically bistro style with an emphasis on fish, and it was pretty good. The dining room is vast and has great art nouveau aspects. The service was appalling. We asked the waiter not once, not twice,... More 

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Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I chose the menu of St-Jacques. It was so light for the dinner time. The service was excellent and quick. I was also entertained by the group of waiters singing the birthday song. Lovely.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Whenever I pass Nancy on the way South or on the way back, I try to stop here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The décor is absolutely stunning, and the atmosphere of the real Grand Café shoots you back a century in time, when restaurants were managed by people who loved their profession, and where waiters were not unschooled boys... More 

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Nancy, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been three times, once with a boyfriend, once with a good friend and once with my family. On all occasions the food is exemplary. They offer both a French and English menu and there is someone on hand to translate if you need. I would say if you have no commitments to the weekend, to try going on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Additional Information about L'Excelsior

Address: 50 rue Henri-Poincare, 54000 Nancy, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)3 83 35 24 57
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Lorraine  >  Meurthe-et-Moselle  >  Nancy
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Brasserie, Café

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