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For a light lunch or snack near place Stanislas, stop in at Le T’Roi Stanislas, 3 rue Stanislas ([tel] 03-83-28-07-70). Open non-stop 10am to 8pm and until midnight in summers, it serves the local specialty quiche Lorraine (the egg, ham, and cheese tart), crepes, salads and a variety of beverages including their creative DIY “choco-cho” hot chocolates in 10 different flavors.

A range of restaurants line rue des Maréchaux, nicknamed Gourmet Street. The best for inventive cuisine is Bistrot Gilles at no. 31 (http://lebistrotdegilles.e-monsite.com; [tel] 03-83-35-43-73). For great market-base cuisine try the tiny Le V’Four, 10 rue St-Michel (www.levfour.fr; [tel] 03-83-32-49-48), where you can get a special fixed-price lunch for 1€ and dinner from 31€ to 67€.

 

You might end your day of sightseeing by calling at the century-old brasserie L’Excelsior, 50 rue Henri Poincare (www.brasserie-excelsior.com; [tel] 03-83-35-24-57), which is an amazing period piece from 1911 with stained-glass windows and polished brass chandeliers. Just a block from the rail station, it serves Lorraine specialties with fresh oysters, a delight in season.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.