bras·​se·​rie | \ ˌbras-ˈrē How to pronounce brasserie (audio) , ˌbra-sə- \

Definition of brasserie

: an informal usually French restaurant serving simple hearty food

Examples of brasserie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Near the Perrache train station stands this epitome of a French brasserie, founded in 1899. Washington Post, "In Lyon, a new museum celebrates a longstanding culinary tradition," 10 Jan. 2020 Gaspar The handsome two-story interior has the feel of an upscale French brasserie, where chef Jason Morales serves classics such as steak tartare, brandade croquettes and Petrale sole. Tara Duggan,, "Where to dine while shopping in Union Square," 7 Dec. 2019 Overlooking Rice Park and a short walk from the Xcel Energy Center, where the NHL’s Minnesota Wild play, and Meritage, a favorite French brasserie, the hotel offers a five-course afternoon tea and private etiquette classes. Melanie D.g. Kaplan / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Coming to St. Paul? Here’s the Washington Post’s suggestions for visitors," 10 Oct. 2019 Since the exclusive restaurant is hidden in the terminal behind a French brasserie (no reservation required), the two share a kitchen — meaning the menus feature some similar items. Greta Bjornson,, "There's a Secret, Invitation-Only Restaurant Hidden In Newark Airport — See Inside!," 22 Nov. 2019 Rochambeau, a French brasserie offering fare ranging from coq au vin to profiteroles, is officially opening this week in the Back Bay, according to restaurant representatives., ", a French brasserie offering fare ranging from coq au vin to profiteroles, is officially opening this week in the Back Bay, according to restaurant representatives.," 8 Oct. 2019 At the brasserie L’Impe, for example, the kitchen gives Nîmes’s sturdy signature dish, brandade de morue (salt cod and potatoes), a light, artful touch. Alexander Lobrano, WSJ, "The New Provence: From Quaint to Uber-Chic," 11 July 2019 Damas was born in Paris to two restaurateurs — the family lived above their brasserie, using its sprawling kitchen to cook their meals. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Meet Jeanne Damas, the Influencer Who Turned French Beauty Into a Lucrative Business," 4 Dec. 2019 Several prominent locations have new tenants: Rochambeau, a French brasserie from the Lyons Group, moves into the old Towne Stove & Spirits space on Boylston in Back Bay., "Boston’s new restaurants: A look at the season’s most exciting openings - The Boston Globe," 11 Sep. 2019

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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 Celtic origin; akin to Welsh brag malt

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26 Jan 2020

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“Brasserie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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