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

Examples of chateaubriand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Expect to find a selection of sushi and sashimi alongside octopus carpaccio and beef tataki, as well as popular menu mainstays such as arancini, tartare, a full chateaubriand prepared for two, and truffle ravioli. Jake Emen, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Nov. 2023 Here, guests can order a Wagyu tomahawk, carved tableside; a Black Angus chateaubriand for two; a Japanese Kobe steak, sold by the gram. Hannah Selinger, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2023 For $185, dinner for two includes a choice of onion soup or Zinc house salad, chateaubriand and Zinc souffle. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 17 July 2023 Thicks slices of peppery chateaubriand, staged atop crisp potatoes Anna, are dressed up with a colorful garland of vegetables cooked just so. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 There’s also a chateaubriand for two at $99.95. John Mariani, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 The Horse Box Brasserie and Restaurant serve modern British dishes with menu highlights including roasted Orkney scallops, chateaubriand, pork belly, stone bass and Welsh wagyu beef burgers. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 1 June 2022 The Christmas dining takeout menu includes a choice of a 10- to 12-pound smoked turkey or a 7- to 8-pound smoked ham for $99, or a 24-ounce chateaubriand for $110. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 14 Dec. 2020 Each includes roasted butternut squash soup, a 20-ounce chateaubriand steak, grilled sweet corn and pot de creme for two people, while the longer menu adds a fruit and cheese plate. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History


François René de Chateaubriand

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chateaubriand was in 1877

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Cite this Entry

“Chateaubriand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Cha·​teau·​bri·​and (ˌ)sha-ˌtō-brē-ˈäⁿ How to pronounce Chateaubriand (audio)
Vi*comte vē-ˈkōⁿt How to pronounce Chateaubriand (audio) François-Auguste-René de 1768–1848 French author
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