Restaurant meaning

rĕs'-tə-ränt', -tər-ənt
The definition of restaurant is a place of business where a large selection of food and beverages can be selected from a menu.

Examples of restaurants include McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Olive Garden.

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A place where meals are served to the public.
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A place where meals can be bought and eaten.
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An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables.
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Origin of restaurant

  • French restorative soup, restaurant from present participle of restaurer to restore from Old French restorer restore
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French restaurant, from the verb restaurer, from Latin restaurans, present participle of restauro (“I restore"), from the name of the 'restorative' soup served in the first establishments.
    From Wiktionary