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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where meals are served to the public.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An eating house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An establishment for the sale of refreshments, both food and drink; a place where meals are served; an eating-house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a building where people go to eat

Etymologies

French, restorative soup, restaurant, from present participle of restaurer, to restore, from Old French restorer; see restore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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. (Wiktionary)

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