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50 rue Henri Poincare | 50 Rue Henri-Poincare, 54000, Nancy, France
+33 3 83 35 24 57
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Isle of Man
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155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had three meals here in five days. All excellent, superb food and great service. The shellfish especially.

Thank Maldoc
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An indulgent visit to one of the iconic buildings and institutions in Nancy. The sinuous woodwork, ceilings, coulombs and fantastic metallic light fittings add to the atmosphere of this reminder of a bygone era. Fantastic ice concoctions, can't comment on the less indulgent food, really just went for the building and the experience, continental "Grande Café" unfortunately without the gateaux... More 

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new orleans
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I entered the Cafe' Brasserie L'Excelsior only for coffee on a cold blustery late winter afternoon. The coffee was good, but the Art Nouveau atmosphere was amazing. Nancy was once at the forefront of Art Nouveau, and this Brasserie is a dazzling relic of that movement.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We selected this place via TripAdvisor, we walked two times through the rain (watch out, there are 2 Poincare streets in Nancy), but it was definitely worthwile. The staff is dressed traditionally in black and white. The restaurant has a classic Parisian Brasserie feeling, the dinner is very good en the staff is efficient and friendly. The wines are perfect.... More 

Thank 900victord
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We'be been coming here for seven years and have watched its gradual decline but this year we were severely disappointed. They'be crammed in more tables so you have to eat elbow to elbow and consequently the ambience and service have suffered. On this occassion all the food was disappointing and the steaks inedible. Not what you expect given the prices.... More 

Thank Russell M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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144 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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 

Thank Denis A
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

Thank Catsik49
Amman, Jordan
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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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418 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$61
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
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?