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res·tau·rant

 (rĕs′-tə-ränt′, -tər-ənt)
n.
A place where meals are served to the public.

[French, restorative soup, restaurant, from present participle of restaurer, to restore, from Old French restorer; see restore.]

restaurant

(ˈrɛstəˌrɒŋ; ˈrɛstrɒŋ; -rɒnt)
n
a commercial establishment where meals are prepared and served to customers
[C19: from French, from restaurer to restore]

res•tau•rant

(ˈrɛs tər ənt, -təˌrɑnt, -trɑnt)

n.
an establishment where meals are served to customers.
[1830–40, Amer.; < French, n. use of present participle of restaurer < Latin restaurāre to restore]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.restaurant - a building where people go to eatrestaurant - a building where people go to eat  
bistro - a small informal restaurant; serves wine
brasserie - a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
brewpub - a combination brewery and restaurant; beer is brewed for consumption on the premises and served along with food
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
cafe, coffee bar, coffee shop, coffeehouse - a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
cafeteria - a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
canteen - restaurant in a factory; where workers can eat
mobile canteen, canteen - a restaurant outside; often for soldiers or policemen
diner - a restaurant that resembles a dining car
greasy spoon - a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods
grill, grillroom - a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
hash house - an inexpensive restaurant
lunchroom - a restaurant (in a facility) where lunch can be purchased
rotisserie - a restaurant that specializes in roasted and barbecued meats
chophouse, steakhouse - a restaurant that specializes in steaks
tea parlor, tea parlour, teahouse, tearoom, teashop - a restaurant where tea and light meals are available
restaurant chain - a chain of restaurants

restaurant

noun café, diner (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bistro, cafeteria, trattoria, tearoom, eatery or eaterie We had dinner in the hotel's restaurant.
Translations
restaurace
restaurant
restoracio
ravintola
restorangostionica
étteremvendéglő
veitingahúsveitingastaîur
レストラン食堂
식당
restoranas
restaurant
reštaurácia
restavracija
restaurang
ร้านอาหาร
nhà hàng

restaurant

[ˈrestərɒŋ]
A. Nrestaurante m
B. CPD restaurant car N (Brit) → coche-comedor m

restaurant

[ˈrɛstərɒnt]
nrestaurant m
We don't often go to restaurants → Nous n'allons pas souvent au restaurant.
modif [chain, food, meal, kitchen, manager, owner, staff] → de restaurant; [prices] → de la restauration; [critic, guide, review] → gastronomiquerestaurant car n (British)wagon-restaurant m

restaurant

nRestaurant nt, → Gaststätte f; restaurant food/pricesRestaurantessen nt/-preise pl

restaurant

[ˈrɛstˌrɒŋ] nristorante m

restaurant

(ˈrestront) , ((American) -tərənt) noun
a place where meals may be bought and eaten.
ˈrestaurant-car noun
a carriage on a train in which meals are served to travellers.

restaurant

مَطْعَم restaurace restaurant Restaurant εστιατόριο restaurante ravintola restaurant restoran ristorante レストラン 식당 restaurant restaurant restauracja restaurante ресторан restaurang ร้านอาหาร restoran nhà hàng 餐馆
References in classic literature ?
For five years she scrubbed the floors in an office building and then got a place as dish washer in a restaurant.
Victor had grown hilarious, and was attempting to tell an anecdote about a Mexican girl who served chocolate one winter in a restaurant in Dauphine Street.
Many of the prisoners had their meals brought in from a restaurant, but Jurgis had no money for that.
Why, the fact is, this concern belonged to a couple of drunken creatures that keep a low restaurant that I have to pass by every day, and I was tired of hearing her screaming, and them beating and swearing at her.
We reached the restaurant on the height called the Chapeau at four in the afternoon.
My dear fellow, she tried to found a salon, and only succeeded in opening a restaurant.
And next he was entering Frank's restaurant in Montgomery Street, San Francisco; he had ordered a pan-stew and venison chops, of which he was immoderately fond, and as he sat waiting, Munroe, the good attendant, brought him a whisky punch; he saw the strawberries float on the delectable cup, he heard the ice chink about the straws.
The ground floor of the hotel was occupied by a large bar, a sort of restaurant freely open to all passers-by, who might partake of dried beef, oyster soup, biscuits, and cheese, without taking out their purses.
Apollon," I whispered in feverish haste, flinging down before him the seven roubles which had remained all the time in my clenched fist, "here are your wages, you see I give them to you; but for that you must come to my rescue: bring me tea and a dozen rusks from the restaurant.
It is of course understood that Albert resided in the aforesaid street, appeared every day on the fashionable walk, and dined frequently at the only restaurant where you can really dine, that is, if you are on good terms with its frequenters.
He knows because any day he may see a gentleman enter a restaurant and ask himself, "What shall I have to eat today?
At a wayside restaurant I partook of an omelette and some wine, and was charged for the idyllic repast a thaler and a half.