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 From an October 2020 Instagram post by the owner of Balthazar, a French brasserie in New York City. Keith Mcnally, Harpers Magazine, "Pour Decisions," 5 Jan. 2021 Two new restaurants, a brasserie and a Japanese restaurant, are expected to open Dec. 16 at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "2 restaurants, a brasserie and a‘nontraditional’ Japanese restaurant, opening in downtown Dallas," 9 Dec. 2020 But the Williamsburg brasserie is bustling now more than ever. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "These New York City Restaurants Have Perfected Winter Outdoor Dining," 2 Dec. 2020 The brasserie opened 15 years ago and sits in a retail space within the Hotel Commonwealth that has changed hands twice since Eastern Standard opened. Stacy Cowley New York Times, Star Tribune, "Fate of many small businesses depends of negotiations with landlords," 20 Sep. 2020 The brasserie opened 15 years ago and quickly gained a reputation as one of Boston’s best spots for relaxed hospitality and cocktails. Stacy Cowley, New York Times, "Unable to Pay Rent, Small Businesses Hope for a Deal With Their Landlord," 17 Sep. 2020 The brasserie, introduced nine years ago, awaits the pleasure of your company. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "When the going gets tough, these French restaurants offer a dose of civility," 10 July 2020 At dinnertime on July 4, chef-restaurateur Marcus Paslay will open his new Texas brasserie Provender Hall. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "There’s a reason why Fort Worth restaurant Provender Hall opens July 4, mid-pandemic," 2 July 2020 Head to the calmer end of Broadway Street for dinner at Henley, a modern American brasserie with decor as stylish as the food on its plates. al, "How to plan the perfect Nashville bachelorette party," 24 Feb. 2020

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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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14 Jan 2021

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“Brasserie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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