Place Drouet-d'Erlon, a wide pedestrianized boulevard lined with bars and restaurants, is where you'll find most of the evening activity in the city. The following are just a selection of the city’s many dining options:
Boyer - Reputed to be one of France's finest gastronomic restaurants – with prices and style to match. This is one of the best and most popular restaurants in Reims. Set in a restored eighteenth-century château, it serves a range of excellent local dishes, accompanied by a good selection of local wines. The place to go if you want a special treat. Menus range from €165. Closed Monday, and Tuesday lunch.
64 boulevard Henry-Vasnier (+33 (0)3 26 82 80 80).
Foch - A Michelin starred restaurant - ideal for that special occasion.
Boulevard General Leclerq (+33 (0)3 26 47 48 22).
Le Chardonnay - This cosy restaurant serves traditional local cuisine in an old restored building. 184 Avenue d'Epernay. (+33(0)3 26 06 08 60).
Au Petit Comptoir - Traditional and inventive dishes from €15 and a menu at around €26, served in beautiful surroundings. Champagne served by the glass. Closed Saturday lunch & Sundays.
17 rue de Mars (+33 (0)3 26 40 58 58).
Aux Bons Amis - Good value traditional French cooking. Lunchtime set menus at around €12.
13 rue Gosset. Closed Friday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays.
Brasserie du Boulingrin - Delightful 1925 brasserie well known for its seafood platters and fondant au chocolat. Extensive wine list. Menus from around €16 to €25. Open until midnight, closed Sundays.
48 rue de Mars (+33 (0)3 26 40 96 22).
Chèvre et Menthe A simple though good-value establishment offering a range of interesting gourmet salads from around €6. Daily specials as well as more traditional fare. House speciality - goat's cheese and fresh mint quiche. Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.
63 rue de Barbâtre.
An Italian restaurant popular with families - serves inexpensive pasta and pizzas from around €10.
49 rue du Colonel-Fabien.
Le Paysan - Serves genuine peasant dishes in suitably rustic surroundings. Generous portions and a friendly service. Closed Saturday lunch & Sunday evening.
Located a little way northwest of the station on 16 rue de Fismes (+33 (0)3 26 40 25 51).
Le Mâles à Bar Café
Reims' new gay and lesbian bar, serves tapas in the evening and brunch on Sundays. Varied music. Open daily from 4pm, and from noon on Sundays.
12 rue de Mars (+33 (0)3 26 09 75 69).
Le Bristol Café - apart from a great menu they have a local cabaret, making more of a traditional 'French' evening, but one which is affordable, and fun.
74 place d’Erlon – (+33 (0)3 26 89 18 25).
Waida - an Art Deco tea room, serves particularly good cakes. A popular place to stop for tea.
5 Drouet d'Erlon.
Le Palais – a traditional café - worth seeing for its Art Deco glass roof.
14 place Myron-Herrick, off rue Carnot.