Tables outside a bistro in Rome.
- The definition of bistro is a small Parisian-style restaurant that serves simple meals, wine and coffee in a casual, modest setting.
A little cafe with three or four tables that serves casseroles and wine is an example of a bistro.
- a small wine shop or restaurant where wine is served
- a small nightclub or bar
Origin of bistroFrench (Parisian) slang, wine shop, wine seller ; from bistraud, origin, originally (dial. of Anjou and amp; Poitou), a shepherd ; from biste, goat
- A small, informal restaurant serving wine.
- A small bar, tavern, or nightclub.
Origin of bistroFrench bistro or bistrot, tavern owner, tavern.
Attested from c. 1920, from the French bistro(t) with the original meaning "proprietor of a tavern" (1880s), of Unknown origin, presumably regional French dialect.