5 Best Restaurants in Reims, Champagne Country

Le Parc

$$$$ Fodor's choice

Legendary chef Gérard Boyer made Le Parc the most famous haute gastronomic restaurant in Reims, and now Philippe Mille has regained the heights of Boyer's era with his talent for modern, but generous, cuisine. Prepared with precision, the product-inspired dishes ooze enthusiasm, including scallops with white-truffle sauce and foie gras poached in borscht. An extensive wine list pays homage to Reims's Champagne heritage, while the attentive service ensures that guests feel properly pampered.  For something less formal, reserve a table at the brasserie Les Jardins, which has a large terrace and a light-filled contemporary dining room with a view of the chefs at work in the kitchen.

64 bd. Henry-Vasnier, Reims, France
03–26–24–90–00
Known For
  • Famous haute dining pedigree
  • Extensive wine listing with plenty of Champagne options
  • High sophistication, which means reservations and jacket and tie are essential
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., Jacket and tie

Anna–S. La Table Amoureuse

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About a five-minute walk from Reims's cathedral, this small one-room eatery features creative, contemporary French cuisine in charming pastel-tone surroundings.

Brasserie Excelsior

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This authentic brasserie has polished wood floors, Art Nouveau glass windows, and mirrored walls. The food is sophisticated, dependable, and includes seafood platters and authentic desserts made with Rose de Reims, a famous type of biscuit.

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Café du Palais

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The walls at this 1930s restaurant are crammed with gilt-edged mirrors, golden cherubs, and old paintings, while crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, which itself is topped by a magnificent Art Deco glass roof signed by Jacques Simon. The café is popular among locals, so reserve a table in advance (request one inside as the terrace looks out over a tramline).

14 pl. Myron T-Herrick, Reims, 51100, France
03–26–47–52–54
Known For
  • Classic bistro-style dishes such as duck confit with sautéed potatoes
  • Extensive wine list including a good selection of Champagnes and Coteaux Champenois wines
  • Lively ambience
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No dinner Tues.–Fri.

Le Bocal

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Freshness is guaranteed at this tiny treasure, hidden at the back of a fishmonger's shop across from the old food court (Les Halles du Boulingrin). Everything is just off the boat, but most diners automatically go with the catch of the day; tables are in demand, so be sure to reserve ahead.

27 rue de Mars, Reims, 51100, France
03–26–47–02–51
Known For
  • Cooked oysters
  • Charming outdoor terrace
  • Great choice of Champagnes
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.