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Restaurant \Res"tau*rant\ (r?s"t?*r?nt;277), n. [F., fr. restaurer. See Restore.] An eating house.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1821, from French restaurant "a restaurant," originally "food that restores," noun use of present participle of restaurer "to restore or refresh," from Old French restorer (see restore).\n\nIn 1765 a man by the name of Boulanger, also known as "Champ d'Oiseaux" or "Chantoiseau," opened a shop near the Louvre (on either the rue des Poulies or the rue Bailleul, depending on which authority one chooses to believe). There he sold what he called restaurants or bouillons restaurants
--that is, meat-based consommés intended to "restore" a person's strength. Ever since the Middle Ages the word restaurant had been used to describe any of a variety of rich bouillons made with chicken, beef, roots of one sort or another, onions, herbs, and, according to some recipes, spices, crystallized sugar, toasted bread, barley, butter, and even exotic ingredients such as dried rose petals, Damascus grapes, and amber. In order to entice customers into his shop, Boulanger had inscribed on his window a line from the Gospels: "Venite ad me omnes qui stomacho laboratis et ego vos restaurabo." He was not content simply to serve bouillon, however. He also served leg of lamb in white sauce, thereby infringing the monopoly of the caterers' guild. The guild filed suit, which to everyone's astonishment ended in a judgment in favor of Boulanger.
[Jean-Robert Pitte, "The Rise of the Restaurant," in "Food: A Culinary History from Antiquity to the Present," English editor Albert Sonnenfeld, transl. Clarissa Botsford, 1999, Columbia University Press]\nItalian spelling ristorante attested in English by 1925.
n. An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables.
A restaurant ( or ; ) is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money. Meals are generally served and eaten on the premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services, and some only offer take-out and delivery. Restaurants vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of cuisines and service models ranging from inexpensive fast food restaurants and cafeterias to mid-priced family restaurants, to high-priced luxury establishments. In Western countries, most mid- to high-range restaurants serve alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and light beer. Some restaurants serve all the major meals, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner (e.g., major fast food chains, diners, hotel restaurants, and airport restaurants). Other restaurants may only serve a single meal (e.g., a pancake house may only serve breakfast) or they may serve two meals (e.g., lunch and dinner) or even a kids' meal.
Restaurant is a British magazine aimed at chefs, restaurant proprietors and other catering professionals that concentrates on the fine dining end of the industry. The magazine is published monthly by William Reed Business Media and had a circulation of 16,642 in 2011-12.
It produces an annual list of what it considers to be the best 50 restaurants in the world, based on the votes of 837 "chefs, restaurateurs, critics and fun-loving gourmands".
A restaurant is a place to eat.
Restaurant may also refer to:
- The Restaurant (UK TV series), BBC Two TV show featuring Raymond Blanc
- The Restaurant (Irish TV series), an RTÉ television series featuring celebrity head chefs each week
- Restaurant (magazine), a British magazine
- Restaurant (1965 film), film directed by Andy Warhol at The Factory
- Restaurant (1998 film), a romantic film starring Adrien Brody and Elise Neal, directed by Eric Bross
- Restaurant (2006 film), a Marathi language movie directed by Sachin Kundalkar
Restaurant is a Marathi language movie. It is the debut film of director Sachin Kundalkar.
Restaurant is a 1998 independent film starring Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow and Simon Baker. Written by Tom Cudworth and directed by Eric Bross, Restaurant was the follow-up to this writing–directing duo's first film, TenBenny, which also starred Adrien Brody. Restaurant premiered at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival on April 17, 1998, and garnered Adrien Brody an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead. Set in Hoboken, New Jersey, Restaurant is a romantic comedy about young waiters with big dreams, but few chances to actually succeed. This is Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Lauryn Hill's last movie to date.
Usage examples of "restaurant".
I draw from that money once a month, to pay for the rented rooms, the archival fees, the meals in restaurants.
Balzar, on the rue des Ecoles, in the Fifth Arrondissement of Paris, happens to be the best restaurant in the world.
It was a segment of a video taken eight months before, at the wedding of Baculum and his twelfth wife, a twenty-three-year-old part-time waitress at a highway restaurant outside of Mobile, Alabama.
He was in fact a wealthy businessman who owned a highly bankable avant-garde retail and design empire, two shops, a restaurant and a perfume about to be launched.
Fennella was the start of the direct path straight back to the real world, the restaurants, the shaded lights, stained-glass over green baize tables, women in expensive gowns playing seemingly expensive games that were at root primitively simple, even bars where the bartender bothered to remember your name.
Wicker and Brooks had already arrived at Le Bearn and had planted several miniaturized cameras and listening devices in the bar, restaurant, and bathroom.
He rode the slidewalks and escalators until, half a mile above the ground, he came to his regular Tuesday-evening eateasy, a swank and illegal little restaurant with a grubby exterior that proclaimed to all nonmembers that it was a branch of a silicone surgery beautification chain.
Cloud City on the planet Bespin was usually a blur of tourist activitiesskysailing, sightseeing in cloud cars, gambling in casinos, dancing, and dining in fine floating restaurants.
Leaving his door open, he went down behind them into the restaurant, walked behind them past the shop-fronts of the Rue Neuve, and entered the same brasserie, apparently as calm and resolute as ever.
She takes a final look around the restaurant, savouring the exoticism of bamboo screens and prints of Chinese scenes on the walls and the luxury of fitted carpets.
Mayor Joe Carollo has grandiose dreams for reviving the bayfront lagoon area by the Marine Stadium: hotels, restaurants, shops and a Jet Ski extravaganza that would bring needed lease revenues to City Hall.
The cholesterol extravaganza was his typical order at The Lobster Pot, a cheesy, overpriced airport restaurant and our usual luncheon venue at the Majestic terminal.
Hours into the game, we had to find homonyms in the menu of a restaurant, swim out to a dinghy in the middle of a lake, and go into a house party to retrieve a clue from kids who were staging a knife fight.
Lo Manto had first noticed the car from inside the restaurant as he complimented the owner on the excellent variety and quality of the four-course meal.
Lo Manto walked away from the smoking car, picked up his gun, and made his way toward Jennifer, who was now leaning against the rear wall of the restaurant.