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L'Excelsior

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French, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Brasserie
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50 rue Henri-Poincare | 50 Rue Henri-Poincare, 54000 Nancy, France
+33 3 83 35 24 57
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Excelsior, the flagship of the School of Nancy, never experiences a...
The Excelsior, the flagship of the School of Nancy, never experiences a quiet moment. Carrying the crown of Nancy's finest historic brasserie, it offers French cuisine bursting with flavours against a stunning Art Nouveau backdrop, located just opposite the train station.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good typical Lorraine dishes

Finding honest food representing the regional cuisine amongst the increasingly Italian influence of French restaurants was refreshing for us. Supported by good friendly service and if you are fortunate to pick up an introduction card from your hotel, a free aperitif to boot! The tapenade served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
David C
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Finding honest food representing the regional cuisine amongst the increasingly Italian influence of French restaurants was refreshing for us. Supported by good friendly service and if you are fortunate to pick up an introduction card from your hotel, a free aperitif to boot! The tapenade served with your aperitifs is also excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Really beautifully decorated brasserie. The food was very good but not spectacular, servings on the smaller side. We were happy with all dishes and the service was excellent. Extra plus for the changing room next to the restrooms, not common in french restaurants.

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19 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The waiter were superb and went that one bit extra when they presented a cake with candles and all stood around the table and sang Happy Birthday. It was fabulous. the food was of the best quality and served nicely which make all the difference, the table was nicely laid and the atmosphere was great. All very nicely done!!!! One... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited to celebrate my birthday and weren't disappointed. The dining room has a stunning art nouveau interior which even boats some original Draum lamp shades. Our waitress was very friendly and was happy to explain some of the dishes on the menu. We started with a free aperitif (courtest of the Best Western Crystal) of sparkling wine with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I happened to be staying at a hotel just down the street with 24 American high school students, well 4 were Chinese and 1 Vietnamese, and we had seen this lovely restaurant on our walk to the train station. About 8 of us decided to have lunch at the L'Excelsor and ended up having not only a wonderful lunch but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant is a bit pricey but well worth the atmosphere in an elegant Art Nouveau interior. the food was very good, especially as we are vegetarians and eat only some fish. They had excellent shellfish choices, deliciously prepared. We ate lunch here before catching our train back to Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This Art Nouveau-style building houses a great restaurant. The ambience is superb (in this room it could not fail) and the waiters were extremely professional. Good food at just about affordable prices.

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Maheshwar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This historic brasserie in nancy has a splendid decor, the quiche lorraine perfect, the sweetbreads delicious...don't miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I dined here with a large group at a conference where the meals had been pre-determined. Being vegetarian, I was worried that they wouldn't be interested in accommodating my food needs, I was so wrong. They did up a completely separate and delicious meal that was all vegetarian for me. I was blown away with how accommodating and helpful they... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 rue Henri-Poincare | 50 Rue Henri-Poincare, 54000 Nancy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Lorraine  >  Meurthe-et-Moselle  >  Nancy
  • Phone Number: +33 3 83 35 24 57

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 62
  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic

Description

The Excelsior, the flagship of the School of Nancy, never experiences a quiet moment. Carrying the crown of Nancy's finest historic brasserie, it offers French cuisine bursting with flavours against a stunning Art Nouveau backdrop, located just opposite the train station.
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

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