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50 rue Henri Poincare | 50 Rue Henri-Poincare, 54000, Nancy, France
+33 3 83 35 24 57
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose to eat at the Excelsior both for its historic value, but also the romantic and classical ambience. We found the food to be very good but the bread served a bit tough--probably a day old. Although the prices are a bit on the spendy side, they do have attractive specials from which to choose.

Thank John T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without a booking as a result of a last minute change of plans. We had been admiring the building from the outside and so it was a treat to go inside and see the art nouveau decor close up. The restaurant specialises in seafood and there are vast displays of shellfish. It is not a cheap restaurant but... More 

Thank dcmleeds
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for lunch on Sunday without a reservation but they managed to find a place for us in a packed restaurant. Their Express (2 course meal) was delicious. Topped it off with Crepe Suzette

Thank Shashi M
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience was one of opulence, from the art nouveaux surroundings to the excellent cuisine served by courteous staff. Whilst on the more expensive side, if you want to savour a traditional brasserie then this must be top of your list.

1 Thank MikenMissy
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to visit because the interior of the restaurant looks wonderful. And it really is! You feel like time has been standing still for a very long time. We came in-between lunch and dinner time, so the place was rather empty. I guess it can become quite loud if the restaurant is full and if you want to avoid that... More 

Thank Anna N
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in family for Christmas period. This place is so nice. The food good. I am so hold but it seems that this place have never have changed. Your turn to enjoy if you can.

Thank kakal698833
Melbourne, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the centre of Nancy in a grand art nouveau building is a fine place to enjoy coffee, cake or other meal. The inside gives you on of the best examples of art nouveau building in Nancy - all curves - no straight lines. Food was classic traditional French and very good.

Thank Nana O O
George Town, Malaysia
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

The food is wonderful! The restaurant is a dream. Impressing interior, very friendly service and delicious French cuisine. It's worth to eat there

Thank MauMakan
Temple Terrace, Florida
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

It was almost 9 PM Sunday, the France vs. Portugal EuroCup Soccer match was about to begin when we arrived at the restaurant. I mention this because I think it might have been the ripple in the pond. The interior of L'Excelsior is beautiful, almost a Great Gatsby look: high ceiling painted gold & white, large windows (all open to... More 

Thank RichDowns
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is a classic Parisienne bistro in the heart of Nancy. My wife and I absolutely loved both the beautiful art deco surroundings and everything we ate. It serves the classic dishes including the huge 'fruit du mare' platters, foie Gras, etc etc. Service is great and was at a nice pace. It is not cheap, but we both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $63
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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  >  Lorraine  >  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?