American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A restaurant serving alcoholic beverages, especially beer, as well as food.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, a brewery, or a beer-garden attached to a brewery; also, any beer-garden or beer-saloon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap.
- n. a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
- From French brasser ("to brew"), from Old French bracer, from brace 'malt', from Gaulish brace (compare Welsh brag, Scottish braigh); akin to Latin marcēre 'to wither, droop', marcor 'putrification', Old Norse mǫrr 'suet, tallow', Lithuanian mèrkti 'to macerate, soak flax'. (Wiktionary)
- French, from brasser, to malt, brew, from Old French bracier, from Vulgar Latin *braciāre, from Latin brace, malt, of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In France, a brasserie is a café doubling as a restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals.”
“The brasserie was a big quiet place, frequented chiefly by regular customers eating the plat du jour or cold meat.”
“The brasserie is a blaze of chrome and mirrors, where customers in curving banquettes eat shellfish on ice.”
“The Hotel boasts of an award winning 2 rosette fine dining restaurant and brasserie, which is working towards the accolade of 3 to 4 rosettes and then onto their first Michelin star.”
“By tradition, a brasserie is a modest restaurant, a place where you can enjoy a good, unpretentious meal at almost any time of day.”
“The Brasserie Lipp is not a restaurant: it insists - correctly - on being called a brasserie, a place to drink beer, or wine, or coffee, and to eat the reknowned Alsatian cuisine.”
“The word 'brasserie' is also French for brewery and, by extension, "the brewing business.”
“Heard on NPR this morning -- a report of the manifs in Aulnay-sous-Bois by a reporter who couldn't even say "brasserie" right.”
“a brasserie, which is good for quick, simple meals; and a conservatory, which serves up a marvellous cream tea.”
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