Like all cities of a certain caliber, Nancy offers an impressive range of restaurants. From a table at a gourmet restaurant to a great take away sandwich for the park you will easily find exactly the right kind of restaurant for your needs and wants.
Expect to be pleasantly surprised: the city center offers good and extremely good restaurants. Sights such as Place Stanislas and its surrounds are also frequented by locals, so you can rest assured there is no risk of hitting the "tourist traps".
The establishments with menus which are purely Lorraine are rare: You are more likely to find one or two dishes on a traditional French restaurant menu than one fully dedicated to our specialties.
You can be anywhere in the region and order with your eyes closed, the famous Quiche Lorraine: tasty and lighter than the substitutes served elsewhere, an absolute mouth-watering delight. The Old City abounds in places that offer fresh market produce, lovingly prepared, in a warm and cheery atmosphere. You can also find slightly quirky places to eat in, such as the central market, which has two restaurants (open for lunch only).
The Brasserie Excelsior and its extraordinary décor Ecole de nancy, is the very definition of Nancy’s Art Nouveau heritage. The stairs and the large light, both by Jean Prouvé, descend towards the basement and cannot be missed.
There are some true bistros ‘a la Parisienne’ in the quartier de la Primatiale (an quarter), with the wine bar ambiance and an added bonus – they are as nice in winter as in summer when the whole neighborhood is found in the street a drink in hand: you will eat very well there, in a very French atmosphere.
The sandwich shops and bakeries compete in originality to attract the large student population.
There are also some gems in the greater Nancy area, addresses that are passed between friends. The commercial and industrial zones offer all the possible food chains. And for lovers of sugar, the city is sprinkled with sweets, pastries and chocolate.