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res·tau·rant

(rĕs′-tə-ränt′, -tər-ənt)
n.
A business establishment 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 ?
A restaurant would not pay in such a stony, forbidding, desolate place.
When you have travelled three thousand miles to enjoy the hospitality of a friend who does near-Greek dances at a popular restaurant, the least you can do is to go to the restaurant and watch her step.
If he could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected success would be his.
At Bredin's Parisian Cafe and Restaurant in Soho, where Paul worked, there were none of these things; and Paul himself, though he certainly moved swiftly, was by no means noiseless.
To dine at half-past seven," the Duchess remarked, as she looked around the ENTRESOL of the great restaurant through her lorgnettes, "is certainly a little trying for one's temper and for one's digestion, but so long as those men accepted, I certainly think they ought to have been here.
The two men shook hands, and Winsett proposed a bock at a little German restaurant around the corner.
A few steps brought them to a smaller restaurant, where a dozen people were already lunching on the pavement under an awning; on the window was announced in large white letters: Dejeuner 1.
He found his carriage outside without much difficulty and drove quickly round to the Milan Restaurant.
THE great Muscari, most original of the young Tuscan poets, walked swiftly into his favourite restaurant, which overlooked the Mediterranean, was covered by an awning and fenced by little lemon and orange trees.
A capital little out-of-the-way restaurant, in the neighbourhood of - , where you can get one of the best-cooked and cheapest little French dinners or suppers that I know of, with an excellent bottle of Beaune, for three-and-six; and which I am not going to be idiot enough to advertise.
Once she had humorously lamented that she had never been to Simpson's restaurant in the Strand.
Meantime the Assistant Commissioner was already giving his order to a waiter in a little Italian restaurant round the corner - one of those traps for the hungry, long and narrow, baited with a perspective of mirrors and white napery; without air, but with an atmosphere of their own - an atmosphere of fraudulent cookery mocking an abject mankind in the most pressing of its miserable necessities.