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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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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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50 rue Henri Poincare | 50 Rue Henri-Poincare, 54000, Nancy, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant near the train station is most notable for its Art Nouveau decor. It can seem over the top if you are not an Art Nouveau fan, but it is definitely worth seeing. We only had drinks, so I can't comment on the food.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving in Nancy on a Sunday evening we were concerned that we might not be able to find anywhere open. According to the internet the Brasserie Excelsior, described as French in a classic Art Nouveau dining room, was open. We were delighted when we arrived...More

Thank gilliandulwich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the entrance and saw a bunch of frozen North Atlantic lobsters. "Are they for show?" we asked. "No, they are to thaw and serve here, they are flown from Canada." "And how much you charge for each?" "It depends on weight, but...More

Thank MarcosH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Excelsior is a spectacular 1911 art nouveau survival. Friendly service and we enjoyed our oysters and the green beans which accompanied our main course. But our entrecôtes (€32.50 each) were pretty awful - full of gristle and fat. Also our 2012 Château Victoria Haut...More

Thank higvin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely looking building real French art nouveau. Food scrumptious a definite must visit. It's very busy so booking is a good idea.

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I had one hour while waiting for my train. Going here seemed like a good idea, especially after having visited the same place yesterday, and since everybody in Nancy boasts about it. The waitress however seemed completely uninterested in me as a foreigner, but served...More

Thank Dag R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

In the home of art nouveau this restaurent is a must - great brasserie service and excellent food at reasonable prices. We had a light lunch of superb oysters and quiche lorraine. Only downside was a table of tourists nearby who ordered frankfurts and lobster...More

Thank Geewiz1948
Reviewed 22 August 2017

As usual, we've enjoyed, once again, our lunch at L'Excelsior, Nancy, France. If you like a typical French/Parisian brasserie, this is the place to be in Nancy. Good food, correct price-quality, (except for a single glass of wine!), good service. We'll go back next year....More

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We dined the last evening of our two week vacation in this beautiful original Art Nouveau establishment. The dynamics and organization of an old renowned French restaurant was a pleasure to watch at. The dishes were also fine. The service (sometimes busy) was a bit...More

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you are an Art Nouveau aficionado a visit is an imperative. It is a sizable rests, well light qiantity and quality wise with the seating having an 'Orient Express' flair that the waiters emulate. seasonal and classica are to be found. Wine list adequate,...More

Thank Bardangas
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 33 - USD 66
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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