Definitions

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  • n. A thick, juicy cut from the center of a beef tenderloin.

Etymologies

From the French Romantic writer François-René de Chateaubriand, who is said to have enjoyed this type of steak. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Is a "chateaubriand" the owner of a chateau, a kind of torch, or a large thick fillet steak?

    June 2007

  • Dinner choices include chateaubriand, roasted rack of lamb, salmon, filet mignon, veal marsala, a grilled vegetable platter, fresh fish of the day and lobster specials on Friday nights.

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  • The city of Marie Antoinette and all those Louis's and Balzac and the Louvre, Fontainebleau, Notre Dames and chateaubriand.

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  • The city of Marie Antoinette and all those Louises and Balzac and the Louvre, Fontainebleau, Notre Dames and chateaubriand.

    Carole Mallory: Pan Am Days: Dancing With Paris In 1966

  • A lot of folks like meat from the tenderloin like chateaubriand and filet mignon because they are the more tender, but, because they are also leaner than ribeyes, filets don't have the flavor fat brings to the party.

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  • The chateaubriand of steakhouses in a city known for them, this bloody-good politico holdout, situated in a century-old Victorian, features a 64-ounce porterhouse steak and dozens of wines by the glass.

    American Confidential

  • With our lobster tails and chateaubriand, our breakfast buffets and afternoon teas, we came to no grief during the crossing, unless grief can be defined as the gaining of a couple of kilos of excess weight.

    The Italian Summer

  • "Hai una buona forchetta!" the waiter would say, setting down my lunch of chateaubriand with mashed potatoes and Parmesan cauliflower, or cannelloni with a side order of peas.

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  • It deserves a most stately entrée, such as chateaubriand.

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  • It's almost too much -- like a surf-and-turf dinner with chateaubriand and a seared ahi-tuna steak on the same giant plate.

    Friendship And Rivalry

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