bras·​se·​rie | \ˌbras-ˈrē, ˌbra-sə-\

Definition of brasserie 

: an informal usually French restaurant serving simple hearty food

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It's designed in collaboration with legendary French designer Jacques Garcia—the man behind the look of NoMad's two other outposts and the historic brasserie Fouquet’s in Paris—so what else was there to expect? Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, "There's a Newcomer to The Strip: the NoMad Las Vegas," 12 Oct. 2018 The Hemingway Bar may be at the Ritz, but in his day, the writer and a whole cohort of bohèmes spent more of their time at the brasserie in the Lutetia. Chantel Tattoli, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hotel Lutetia: The Newest Grand Dame in Paris Is Now Open," 12 July 2018 Beloved general manager Charles Masson made headlines last week with his sudden and reportedly not-so-amicable departure from the storied Upper East Side brasserie. Town & Country, "The 1% Daily," 31 Mar. 2014 Equally good on quality and ambience is Mon Amie Maxi, a French brasserie and oyster bar run by the same restaurateur as Surf’n Turf, Christian Mook. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Frankfurt: A Business Traveler’s Guide," 22 June 2018 Gradually the bistro became a staple of the local culinary scene, providing cheaper fare than its more upscale sibling, the brasserie. Time, "Iconic Parisian Bistros Are Under Threat. Can They Be Saved?," 11 July 2018 Old City, which has taken its lumps since a fire on Chestnut Street last month, has new restaurant activity on the way, including a French brasserie and bar. Michael Klein,, "Let's Eat: What's new in Old City," 7 Mar. 2018 Somewhere between an Alsatian brasserie and a New York deli, Pepi's is always full of all sorts of people, including a flood of office workers from nearby buildings. Oddur Thorisson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Friuli-Venezia Giulia Is an Italy Far Removed from Its Stereotypes," 7 Feb. 2018 Chef and partner Mark Steuer will combine his Southern upbringing with his German heritage in this modern West Town spot, posited as a Bavarian beer hall melded with an Alsatian brasserie. Phil Vettel,, "Summer Eating List: 44 new and upcoming Chicago restaurants – from must-gos to field trips," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of brasserie

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brasserie

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

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