from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An informal restaurant or a room in a restaurant where grilled foods are served.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A restaurant serving grilled food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A room specially fitted for broiling food, esp. one in a restaurant, hotel, or clubhouse, arranged for prompt service.
- n. a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A restaurant or lunch-room where chops, steaks, etc., are grilled to order.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
An American influence came with the introduction of the “bar” and the “grillroom”, which was a room set aside for informal dining.
The grillroom smelled of hash browns, eggs, bacon, and sausage.
They were safe while they sat here, legs firmly crossed under the table, but they felt unsteady; they were afraid of navigating the long and slippery floor of the grillroom under the eyes of the other guests and the too-attentive waiters.
I waved Ted back to his paperwork and pushed through the swinging door that led into the main grillroom.
The sounds that filled the grillroom, the noise of dishes, knives, forks, the hum of conversation, the laughter, and the music coming from the big room prevented her hearing.
The grillroom was lighted, but the sunlight lingered on outside.
Yet, taught by the grillroom, he assumed this livery, wore off its shyness, and grew to like it for the best it signified.
Nevertheless, something of his old-time diffidence toward the unknown country beyond the grillroom lingered, and it made for peace that his wife seemed so competent to guide.
Partly with the intention of speaking to her, partly for freedom from the button-holing of the grillroom where he usually lunched, he left the executive chamber shortly before one o'clock and set out on foot for his home.
His social progress in the salad days of his first term in the Assembly had begun in a saloon behind the capitol much frequented by departmental clerks, whence through hotel corridor intercourse he evolved by his second session to a grillroom, patronized by public servants of higher cast who gave stag dinners and occasional theatre parties, which called for evening dress.
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