lun·​cheon·​ette | \ ˌlən-chə-ˈnet How to pronounce luncheonette (audio) \

Definition of luncheonette

: a small restaurant serving light lunches

Examples of luncheonette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the second Saturday in March, the owners of Gertie, a Jewish-American luncheonette in Brooklyn, finalized a last step in the makeover of their year-old restaurant. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "Inside One Brooklyn Restaurant’s Desperate Fight to Survive the Pandemic," 1 Nov. 2020 On Howie, Harold, and David’s watch, the Fairway store grew, expanding into Tibbs luncheonette next door, then into the adjoining drugstore, and then into the D’Agostino supermarket to the north. Bianca Bosker, The Atlantic, "The Supermarket Is One of America’s Best Ideas," 17 June 2020 There's much to look forward to at the luncheonette, not least of which is actually sitting in the restaurant someday and staying awhile. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bagels are only the beginning at Allie Boy's Bagelry & Luncheonette in the Harbor District," 1 June 2020 Don't miss the thoughtful, delicious menu items the luncheonette calls noshes, like the house's sturdy salt-and-vinegar potato chips ($7) and dip — crème fraîche topped with lemony salsa verde and trout roe. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bagels are only the beginning at Allie Boy's Bagelry & Luncheonette in the Harbor District," 1 June 2020 Nate Adler, who opened Gertie, a luncheonette in Brooklyn, almost exactly one year before the pandemic forced him to close his dining room, applied for a Paycheck Protection loan through his bank, JPMorgan Chase. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Help Is On the Way, Restaurants Are Told. But Will It Work?," 21 Apr. 2020 Her father, Peter, and mother, Camilla, immigrants from Italy, owned a candy store and luncheonette. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Marilyn Saviola, Disability Rights Advocate, Is Dead at 74," 1 Dec. 2019 Pattie’s, which featured two curved Formica counters with stools for 12, harkened to a 1950s luncheonette where customers could watch the cook work the grill. oregonlive, "The end of an era in St. Johns as a second iconic store closes on North Lombard," 26 Nov. 2019 That wasn’t Pattie’s, which features two curved Formica counters with stools for 12, what you’d see in a 1950s luncheonette. oregonlive, "After 21 years in St. Johns, Pattie’s Home Plate Café plans to go out in style," 4 Oct. 2019

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Luncheonette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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US : a small restaurant where lunches are served

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