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L'Excelsior

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French, Cafe, Seafood, Bistro
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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 - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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
A French Brasserie at best

A good choice not far from the station. The food is classic french brasserie with excellent product. Very professional and nice service. Superb deco of the 1920s'

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A good choice not far from the station. The food is classic french brasserie with excellent product. Very professional and nice service. Superb deco of the 1920s'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Eat inside to appreciate the decor, it is really exceptional. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is excellent, the choucroute poisson was a real discovery. Note however that this is a restaurant for gourmets, teen-agers might go away hungry! Quality also has its price.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

No surprises here beyond the wow-effect of its Art Nouveau interior, do bring your camera. Had business lunch with a colleague on the terrace outside. Dishes all done "comme il faut" but don't expect culinary discoveries or innovation, this place gets its reputation from being French classic with top quality ingredients. The style and content that made French cuisine a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It is worth popping your head around the door just to look at the décor etc. here. I had steak tartare which was superb and came with some of the best chips I have ever had anywhere. The service was very efficient as well. If you are as we were having a day trip to Nancy then this is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

a very reliable and always at the top service. dishes are quite simple but the cooking is always as it should be really "une valeur sure à Nancy"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The most very beautiful decorate restaurant I like it and variety menu French food not too expensive very delicious and good service I'm very impress

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As you enter this 1911 restaurant you are transported back a century by the École de Nancy stained glass windows, Art Nouveau furniture, Daum lamps and atmosphere of this Nancy institution. I regretted not having packed my derby for this setting. The maître d’ greeted and seated us, then our waiter smoothed the way to a glorious, and stylish meal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful food and if you go early you avoid the noise created by Tourist groups from about 8pm. Must make a reservation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Passed by on a Monday evening for business dinner. We had the suggestion, wonderful oysters and a sole, perfectly prepared. Fresh delicious with an excellent service even with almost a full house. Should absolutely be seen, for it's art nouveau style and decoration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful setting taking you back over 100 years. Good food, fair price and attentive staff. It is busy most of the time so it is wise to book but the online system works well.

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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 32 - 63
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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