restaurant

noun
res·​tau·​rant | \ ˈre-stə-ˌränt How to pronounce restaurant (audio) , -stränt also -st(ə-)rənt, -stərnt\

Definition of restaurant

: a business establishment where meals or refreshments may be purchased

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Synonyms for restaurant

Synonyms

beanery, café (also cafe), caff [British], diner, eatery, grill

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Examples of restaurant in a Sentence

when we get sick of cooking dinner at home, we like to go out to eat at a nice restaurant

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Dustie is also planning to open a second restaurant. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 Todos Santos’s cobblestone streets are lined with art galleries, restaurants and boutiques, and its taquerias make tacos with fish that’s fresh-off-the-boat. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to the Baja Peninsula," 29 Mar. 2019 According to LiveScience, most people are expected to already be at home and in bed, and that time won't bother many bars or restaurants. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "10 Things You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time," 6 Mar. 2019 Parker and Otis Part restaurant and part wine-slash-gift shop, Parker and Otis is a bruncher’s dream come true. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "Visiting Durham, N.C.? Here's Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink," 8 Feb. 2019 Among the growing number of aircraft and trains to be repurposed as bars or restaurants, these five are well worth boarding—no ticket required. Bob Cooper, WSJ, "Vintage Trains and Planes Converted Into Novel Restaurants and Bars," 31 Jan. 2019 The city's Meatpacking District has reinvented itself, and is now suffused with cool bars, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 The all-new resort will have 59 rooms and suites and 19 dorm-style bunk rooms—all with a slope-side heated pool, hot tubs, spa, indoor grotto, oxygen bar, fire pits, game and movie rooms, ski lockers, bar, and restaurant. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "If You're Skiing the Rockies This Winter, Read This First," 4 Dec. 2018 Multiple buildings around Main Street, an area filled with bars, restaurants and other businesses, were leveled, Madison's WISC-TV reported, citing police. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Wisconsin gas explosion levels Main Street buildings; firefighters, police officer reported injured," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of restaurant

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for restaurant

French, from present participle of restaurer to restore, from Latin restaurare

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The first known use of restaurant was in 1806

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restaurant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of restaurant

: a place where you can buy and eat a meal

restaurant

noun
res·​tau·​rant | \ ˈre-stə-rənt How to pronounce restaurant (audio) , -ˌränt\

Kids Definition of restaurant

: a public eating place

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