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

Definition of brasserie

: an informal usually French restaurant serving simple hearty food

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In the meantime, the Galt House is also opening a new brasserie-style restaurant in the west tower of the hotel called Walker’s Exchange, which will feature outdoor seating on the Belvedere and is set to open this fall. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Galt House to replace iconic revolving RIVUE restaurant at top of hotel with new concept," 11 June 2019 This new American brasserie, with two locations, has a healthy-ish menu and great drink options. Washington Post, "D.C.'s best dog-friendly patios," 8 June 2019 Liz Johnson, the chef at the new Echo Park delicatessen Freedman's, has put in time at Noma, the Michelin two-starred L'Effervescence in Tokyo, and the tiny New York brasserie Mimi. Jonathan Gold,, "Jonathan Gold beholds the brisket spectacle at Freedman's, a Jewish-ish deli in Echo Park," 18 May 2018 For breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, this is a clean and minimalist take on a classic Parisian brasserie, but think of it as a refined French-Southern mashup, with impeccable French technique, and friendly Southern service. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 Florida has a rapidly expanding craft beer scene to explore, and the aromatic Belgian-style saison brewed here for their partnership in a downtown French brasserie, Dovecote, was the perfect place to start. Craig Laban,, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 Gaslight Brasserie du Coin This South End institution is often called the city's most consistently good French brasserie. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 Atmosphere A purposefully restrained and uncrowded brasserie with red-leather banquettes that look more like sofas. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Set in a handsome two-story space with sweeping views of the historic stadium, Dutch and Doc’s is Boka Restaurant Group’s latest project, a 200-seat brasserie-style restaurant helmed by chef Chris Pandel. Bill Daley,, "Just Opened: Dutch and Doc's offering American fare across from Wrigley Field," 30 May 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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