bras·se·rie | \ˌbras-ˈrē, ˌbra-sə-\

Definition of brasserie 

: an informal usually French restaurant serving simple hearty food

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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 Courtesy of Havre 77 Havre 77 Pujol alum Eduardo García helms this romantic brasserie set in a 19th-century mansion. Brooke Porter Katz, WSJ, "The Best Neighborhood in Mexico City is an Unexpected One," 2 May 2018 This week’s openings The Bercy | Ardmore April 27 is opening night of this French brasserie in a hundred-year-old bank building. Michael Klein,, "Let's Eat: The great outdoors," 25 Apr. 2018 Leisure boats are moored along the quay of the Yonne River, which is lined with three-star hotels and open-air brasseries. Hugh Garvey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Eating and Drinking Through Burgundy with Chef Ludo Lefebvre," 23 Mar. 2018 Remarkable dishes at the brewery’s newish Fortville brasserie and taproom have recently included seared salmon on sweet corn custard with sautéed radishes and tomato relish. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 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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