A concept eatery just a few years old, Le Bocal is a seafood restaurant which serves the catches of the day, meaning that the menu is always changing and is always as fresh as can be. You’ll find simple decor and excellent food.
Le Bocal, 27 Rue de Mars, Reims, France, +33 3 26 47 02 51
À L’Ére du Temps
This charming crêperie just a few minutes walk north of Place de la République turns out delectable crêpes, both savory and sweet, as well as buckwheat galettes. Stop by at lunch for the reasonably priced set menu.
À L’Ére du Temps, 123 Av de Laon, Reims, France, +33 3 26 06 16 88
Brasserie le Boulingrin
For a classic French brasserie experience, head to Brasserie le Boulingrin, which features Art Deco furnishings dating back to the 1920s and ‘30s and a coterie of elegantly-dressed waiters. Try a traditional dish like foie gras or escargot.
Basserie le Boulingrin, 48 Rue de Mars, Reims, France, +33 3 26 40 96 22
Le Café du Palais
A family-owned cafe for several decades, the walls of Le Café du Palais are covered in the family’s extensive art collection, which includes everything from paintings to photographs to a Chagall sketch. Get stuck in with a big plate of mouthwatering fare, but save some room: the desserts, particularly the baba au rhum, are legendary in both taste and size.
Le Café du Palais, 14 Pl Myron-Herrich, Reims, France, +33 3 26 47 52 54
This Michelin-starred restaurant is as elegant as can be, from the contemporary decor to Chef Laurent Laplaige’s food, which consists of modern and seasonal takes on traditional French flavors. Go for one of the several set menus, which vary in price and number of courses but are all delicious.
Le Millénaire, 4 Rue Bertin, Reims, France, +33 3 26 08 26 62
A meal at Les Crayères is an unforgettable experience. Situated amidst a 17-acre park, this palace hotel is visually stunning— particularly the wood-paneled restaurant. Take a seat and allow chef Philippe Mille to work his magic. Try dishes such as oyster, langoustine, and lobster ravioli.
Les Crayères, 64 Bd Henry Vasnier, Reims, France, +33 3 26 82 80 80
For a mix of French and international dishes, an outdoor terrace, reasonable prices, and stylish atmosphere, L’Apostrophe is the place to be on a summer evening. Grab dinner, share a ‘piscine’ (a sharing-sized cocktail) with friends, and sit out on the terrace until closing time.
L’ Apostrophe, 59 Place Drouet d’Erlon, Reims, France, +33 3 26 79 19 89
Michelin-starred and once described by critic Michael Edwards as ‘one of France’s best fish restaurants,’ Le Foch is a must. Dig into an artistically-plated serving of blue lobster with Île de Ré potato confit and garlic, and save room for a cheese plate or dessert. The rhubarb macaroons are delicious.
Le Foch, 37 Bd Foch, Reims, France, +33 3 26 47 48 22
Anna-S. — La Table Amoureuse
This bistro is always crowded, and for good reason: friendly and efficient service, good prices and excellent food. There’s a range of excellent menus, including a tasting menu, and an extensive wine list.
Anna-S. — La Table Amoureuse, 6 Rue Gambetta, Reims, France, +33 3 26 89 12 12