American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small bar, tavern, or nightclub.
- n. A small, informal restaurant serving wine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a small informal restaurant, especially one serving alcoholic beverages.
- n. a nightclub.
- n. a small informal restaurant; serves wine
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- French bistro or bistrot, tavern owner, tavern. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But just because I am annoyed by the ubiquity of restaurant reviews doesn't mean there is anything actually wrong with the word bistro.”
“Well, OK, I threw in "bistro" because it sounded good but this is really about some of the stuff Bubba does besides BBQ, fried chicken and other Texas "high" cuisine.”
“Eat dinner at Chartier, an authentic Paris bistro from the turn of the century.”
“This French-German bistro is Berlin 's version of Michael' s in New York.”
“But these days, this popular Second City bistro is anything but first rate …”
“And if you ask me, the nicest time to sit in a cozy bistro is when the snow is whirling outside.”
“The authorities would have one believe that going to a bistro is like heading to boot camp: "Make sure you get a good night's sleep," Date Like a Man advises.”
“When the Chinese chain P.F. Chang's, a frozen meal delivery service, and a complex computer program all use the word bistro to describe themselves, you know just how far the word has strayed from its origins, on virtually every urban street corner in France.”
“Her menu aims higher than the word bistro suggests but includes many dishes you might expect such as escargots, onion soup, bouillabaisse, daube of beef, rack of lamb with thyme-scented jus and tarte Tatin.”
“We had made reservations, in advance, to dine at each of the four no-surcharge specialty restaurants on the ship: the Italian-themed Toscana, the Polo Grill steakhouse, Asian-fusion-themed Red Ginger, and at the signature Jacques Pepin French bistro Pepin is executive culinary director of Oceania.”
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