Definition of bistro
1 : a small or unpretentious restaurant
2a : a small bar or tavernb : nightclub
Examples of bistro in a Sentence
a bistro in Paris that serves veal chops and hearty stews
a section of the city populated with casual bistros offering entertainment to suit nearly every taste
Recent Examples of bistro from the Web
M bistro was the sixth restaurant to struggle in the location on the back corner of the plaza near West Sixth Street.
The bartenders command the dark, smoky room with the no-nonsense authority of French bistro waiters, able to discern orders over the punk-rock jukebox playlist competing with whatever game is on TV.
Microwave-convection combination ovens have been a secret weapon in commercial kitchens for years, but the $3,500 Accellis brings the technology to consumers, who can now roast lamb shanks as quickly as their favorite bistro.
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Origin and Etymology of bistro
First Known Use: 1919
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Definition of bistro for English Language Learners
: a small restaurant or bar
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