bras·​se·​rie ˌbras-ˈrē How to pronounce brasserie (audio)
: an informal usually French restaurant serving simple hearty food

Examples of brasserie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In public areas, there’s a scene-y bar, a brasserie restaurant, and all-day dining in its atrium. Vogue, 28 Sep. 2023 In 1942, it was converted to a brasserie, decorated with oak paneling and large mirrors—a decor that remains largely intact today, even after a lengthy renovation and upgrade just before being reborn as F.P. Journe Le Restaurant. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2023 The category covers everything from Bangkok street food stalls to French brasseries to Tokyo izakaya. Molly McArdle, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2023 Eastern Standard, Boston Beantown’s legendary brasserie is returning. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 22 Sep. 2023 The restaurant originally opened in 1998 as a classic New York brasserie in the former storage space of the art deco Metropolitan Life North Building on the southwest edge of Madison Square Park. Joshua Glass, Vogue, 30 Aug. 2023 No word on which venue the starry group visited, but this writer can solidly say the brasserie’s French onion soup is some of the best in the city. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 4 Oct. 2023 The swanky hotel boasts four different dining spaces offering distinct concepts, like a classic French brasserie or an all-day café. 03 Zero Bond Swift has frequented the members only social club with famous friends like Blake Lively and Ed Sheeran. People Staff, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 Other graduates went on to careers at 1789, the Willard Hotel and Kinkead’s brasserie. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, literally, brewery, from Middle French brasser to brew, from Old French bracier, from Vulgar Latin *braciare, of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh brag malt

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brasserie was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Brasserie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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