noun, often capitalized
cha·​teau·​bri·​and | \ (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈäⁿ \

Definition of chateaubriand

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a large tenderloin steak usually grilled or broiled and served with a sauce (such as béarnaise)


biographical name
Cha·​teau·​bri·​and | \ (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈäⁿ \

Definition of Chateaubriand (Entry 2 of 2)

Vi*comte \ vē-​ˈkōⁿt \ François-Auguste-René de 1768–1848 French author

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Steak is the main event, from an 8-ounce skirt steak with frites to a 20-ounce prime chateaubriand, but there are also assorted chops, fish and chicken dishes, and pasta. Devra First,, "Your 20-ounce prime chateaubriand is ready for its closeup," 7 June 2018 For $130, B&B Butchers & Restaurant’s Butcher Shop takeout counter is offering a choice of chateaubriand, filet mignon or beef Wellington for two with appetizers, sides and desserts — and, for an extra charge, gourmet chocolates and flowers. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Just what Fort Worth needed: doughnuts and beer?," 9 Feb. 2018 For entrees, just about every cut of beef imaginable will be available, from chateaubriand for two to Kobe beef ribeye. star-telegram, "November restaurant news: New steak, wine, cocktails and more," 1 Nov. 2017 Chilean sea bass, filet mignon, porterhouse steaks, brisket, prime rib, lobster, octopus chateaubriand and more were donated by Villa Azur restaurant in South Beach for a community BBQ spearheaded by Miami Commissioner Ken Russell. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "They ditched Vienna sausages for porterhouse steaks and lobster at West Grove cookout," 12 Sep. 2017 A 12-ounce portion of chateaubriand will set you back $2,500 at Wagyumafia, a restaurant in Tokyo's Akasaka neighborhood devoted to the spendy, world-famous protein. Kat Odell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Eating the World's Most Expensive Kobe Beef at Tokyo's Wagyumafia," 15 Feb. 2017 Public records kept by the city and the state show that diners munching on oysters and sliced chateaubriand beneath white canvas were doing so at an illegal restaurant. David Smiley, miamiherald, "Did Flagstone Island Gardens just break ground? Or break its lease?," 6 May 2017 A 12-ounce cut of chateaubriand at Wagyumafia restaurant in Tokyo will only set you back $2,500, comparatively. Jordi Lippe-mcgraw, Condé Nast Traveler, "Grand Velas Los Cabos Now Serves the World's Most Expensive Taco," 3 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of chateaubriand


1877, in the meaning defined above

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François René de Chateaubriand

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