AskDefine | Define brasserie

Dictionary Definition

brasserie n : a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap

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English

Etymology

from brasser, to brew

Noun

  1. A small, informal restaurant that serves beer and wine as well as simple food

Extensive Definition

In France, a brasserie is a café doubling as a restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals. It can be expected to have professional service and printed menus (unlike a bistro which may have neither), but more informal eating hours than a full-fledged restaurant. Typically, a brasserie is open every day of the week and the same menu is served all day.
The word 'brasserie' is also French for brewery and, by extension, "the brewing business".
brasserie in Spanish: Brasserie
brasserie in French: Brasserie (restaurant)
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