Definition of banquette
1a : a raised way along the inside of a parapet or trench for gunners or gunsb Southern : sidewalk
2a : a long upholstered benchb : a sofa having one roll-over armc : a built-in usually upholstered bench along a wall
Recent Examples of banquette from the Web
There’s no industry standard (or fire code) for distance between tables, but Robson considers 16 inches a good minimum at banquettes, where space is usually tightest.
Design-wise, banquettes give restaurants the greatest amount of flexibility, allowing them to easily push tables together or pull them apart to accommodate different party sizes.
Audience members are seated in the orchestra and mezzanine as well as at cabaret tables and in red leather banquettes onstage.
A bright yellow horse-print banquette anchors the dining room, which has 45 seats.
Nonetheless, the interior is comfortable and welcoming — a mix of rustic and industrial accents with a long wood banquette that runs down the center of the dining room where a row of booths used to be.
Snag a banquette under the tented overhang with fans or a table closer to the water under a huge umbrella.
Inside, a stretch of bar leads to a dining room with tufted leather banquettes.
There are mock twig drawer handles and a turquoise banquette as well as sponged and trompe l'oeil walls.
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Origin and Etymology of banquette
French, from Middle French, from Old Occitan banqueta, diminutive of banc bench, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English benc bench
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