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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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 It's designed in collaboration with legendary French designer Jacques Garcia—the man behind the look of NoMad's two other outposts and the historic brasserie Fouquet’s in Paris—so what else was there to expect? Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, "There's a Newcomer to The Strip: the NoMad Las Vegas," 12 Oct. 2018 The Hemingway Bar may be at the Ritz, but in his day, the writer and a whole cohort of bohèmes spent more of their time at the brasserie in the Lutetia. Chantel Tattoli, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hotel Lutetia: The Newest Grand Dame in Paris Is Now Open," 12 July 2018 Beloved general manager Charles Masson made headlines last week with his sudden and reportedly not-so-amicable departure from the storied Upper East Side brasserie. Town & Country, "The 1% Daily," 31 Mar. 2014

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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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