The definition of a restaurant is a public place where you go to buy a meal that has been cooked for you.(noun)
Examples of restaurants include McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Olive Garden.
See restaurant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, substantive use of prp. of restaurer: see restore
See restaurant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, restorative soup, restaurant
Origin: , from present participle of restaurer, to restore
Origin: , from Old French restorer; see restore.
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