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50 rue Henri Poincare | 50 Rue Henri-Poincare, 54000, Nancy, France
+33 3 83 35 24 57
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been coming here for years but never seen the service at l'excelsior as bad as last Monday night. The place was not particularly busy and many tables were empty which is unusual. The drinks and food took ages to arrive and despite the pleasant nature of the staff they seemed uncertain as to what to do. Empty tables... More 

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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The real French brasserie. The restaurant is an authentic 2nd empire style building. The place is really wonderful. One of the most beautiful I ever seen. Seafood are great, especially oysters from different part of France. You also have to taste the crayfish. It's fabulous. Champagne with a mirabelle of Lorraine as an aperitif. Wonderful card of wines. Enjoy the... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for breakfast. Had 2 baguettes, coffee and juice. Breakfast was fine, but mostly went to see the interior decor.

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Amman, Jordan
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first review of l'Excelsior after probably 8 meals there: consistant quality, good service, good food. You will see on the picture the starter œuf mimosa avec chair de tourteau (fresh crab meat), and the desert crepe grand marnier. They also have beautiful seafood platters: highly recommended.

Thank Sebastien G
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353 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Brasserie Excelsior (now owned by Les Grandes Brasseries de l'Est) is one of the most beautiful brasseries we have ever seen. Upon arrival in Nancy we had a drink there - it’s almost opposite the railway station - and went back for breakfast another day. Each time we were overwhelmed and didn’t know where to look first. The facade (1911... More 

Thank Trainbleu
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Very good Brasserie. The staff is very nice and professional. You feel very welcome when you arrive at the restaurant. It is a real French Brasserie with good service, and very good quality. We had a menu from 49 euro starting with champaign. Starter trio of Foie Gras, Main choice af fish, or meat. The meat was tender and very... More 

Thank Pim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant looks amazing, you will feel like stepping into an impressionist painting. The food is good brasserie style, pricey but the location is worth it.

Thank HQ1648
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I visited Nancy with my partner to see the Art Nouveau heritage of the city, and so the opportunity of dinner in an Art Nouveau brasserie was one we didn't want to miss. I identified from the website that it was run by the Brasserie Flo group, who have a chain of beautiful and atmospheric venues (including one of my... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The bistro is famous for it's Art Nouveau interior and it is worth going to see it. The food was good, but not worth what we paid and the service was very slow.

Thank Margot N
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Art nouveau decor is the star at Nancy's iconic Excelsior restaurant. And while the cuisine is good, it comes second to the beautifully preserved interior. The experience of finding oneself in the 1900s is helped by friendly and speedy service. The menu features the French traditional brasserie and regional dishes you might expect, from a seafood bar to choucroute. Wines... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $59
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 rue Henri Poincare | 50 Rue Henri-Poincare, 54000, Nancy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Grand Est  >  Meurthe-et-Moselle  >  Nancy
  • Phone Number: +33 3 83 35 24 57
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?