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 Chef Kari Innera closed her more formal restaurant in the tony Frogner neighborhood in favor of this Norwegian-French brasserie in Bjorvika. Deborah Dunn, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Hotel Cerro features spacious guest rooms, eight residences, spa, rooftop pool, and casual French brasserie. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2022 Set on busy Western Avenue in West Town, this intimate 34-seat haunt is more of a hip neighborhood brasserie that sources sustainably raised ingredients. Ari Bendersky, Robb Report, 30 Mar. 2022 The contemporary French brasserie menu has kept the steak frites in honor of Bourdain, but also features fresh takes on classics. William Li, Town & Country, 22 Apr. 2022 Dan and Esther descended the tower together and found a pavement table at a nearby brasserie on the Place de l'Alma. CNN, 23 Feb. 2022 One floor below, what was previously Scala’s Bistro was being refashioned into a Parisian-style brasserie operated by the owners of Left Bank in Larkspur. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Mar. 2022 Akin, an alum of Zahav in Philadelphia, was chosen to revive the early 20th-century dining room in the Hotel Du Pont; he's turned it into a French brasserie with influences from North Africa and the Mediterranean. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2022 Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse and Royce – a French brasserie featuring charcuterie, pâtés and other classic French dishes – are scheduled to open at the Foundry later this year. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 May 2022

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“Brasserie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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