- The definition of a restaurant is a public place where you go to buy a meal that has been cooked for you.
Examples of restaurants include McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Olive Garden.
a place where meals can be bought and eaten
Origin of restaurantFrench substantive use of present participle of restaurer: see restore
A place where meals are served to the public.
Origin of restaurantFrench, restorative soup, restaurant, from present participle of restaurer, to restore, from Old French restorer; see restore.
- An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables.