noun, often capitalized
cha·​teau·​bri·​and | \ (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈän(d) How to pronounce chateaubriand (audio) , (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈäⁿ How to pronounce chateaubriand (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Chateaubriand (audio) \

Definition of Chateaubriand (Entry 2 of 2)

Vi*comte \ vē-​ˈkōⁿt How to pronounce Chateaubriand (audio) \ François-Auguste-René de 1768–1848 French author

Examples of chateaubriand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That doesn’t just hold true in the kitchen where cooks can whip up decadent creme brulee or savory chateaubriand using recipes from tried and true cookbooks. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 June 2021 My favorite food while vacationing is chateaubriand., 13 May 2021 From 1-8 p.m., a special dish of black truffle lobster thermidor and chateaubriand ($120) will be offered. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 6 Dec. 2019 Mark-Steven Holys had a knack for recommending the right bottle, for expertly carving the chateaubriand steaks and pheasant and for remembering the dietary quirks of a clientele that included many of California’s boldfaced names. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2019 Among the offerings are such diverse dishes as burgers and steak frites, salads, cheese dumplings, fried chicken marinated in Tikka Masala curry, lobster tagliatelle, seared salmon and halibut, and chateaubriand. Joan Wilder,, 24 July 2019 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,, 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, 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, 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of chateaubriand


1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chateaubriand


François René de Chateaubriand

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“Chateaubriand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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