• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Restaur res-tawr′ the remedy which assurers have against each other, or a person has against his guarantor.
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  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneres
    “I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.”
  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster
    “I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.”
  • Robert M. Pirsig
    Robert M. Pirsig
    “Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.”
  • E. J. Hobsbawm
    E. J. Hobsbawm
    “As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

He went into a quiet restaurant to look at his treasure.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Gentlemen usually give their breakfasts at fashionable hotels or restaurants.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
For nearly twenty years old Louis Libert had kept the Restaurant Provence, in Oxford Street, yet Mme.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
They repaired to a restaurant close at hand and had a sumptuous lunch served them.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
He went directly to a cheap restaurant across the street, and, ordering a cup of coffee, he tore open the cigarette box.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
In front of the restaurant entrance, now to his left, was another car, with a chauffeur standing by its open door, expectantly.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
John R. Thompson, Restaurant, 314 South State Street.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
Hundreds of thousands of girls were having fun in the theaters and the restaurants and the streets.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Then he noticed a small restaurant in the rear of the place, separated from the main room by a partition, the upper part of which was glass.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
He made his way at once to the restaurant in the alley.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
There must be a restaurant somewhere.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Being in a hansom with her, though only for two minutes, surpassed even the rapture of the restaurant.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
The Little Italy restaurant is not so bad a place for luncheon.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
When the waiter came he ordered the best dinner the restaurant served.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
The restaurant followed the pattern.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I wanted my restaurant to be philanthropic only incidentally.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
Here are families whose weekly rental is far less than many a man spends on his solitary dinner in club or restaurant,' etc.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
At many of the restaurants it is impossible to obtain a table.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
What would happen if a tip should be offered to the average "gentleman" who patronizes restaurants, and taxicabs and barber shops?
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
She wants me to go back to Miner's, but the restaurants pay more.
"Living Up to Billy" by Elizabeth Cooper

In poetry:

Above the restaurants in the evenings
The sultry air is wild and still,
And the decaying breath of spring
Drives drunken shouting.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
He dreams . . . If only I were King
I'd make of her my Queen.
If I were laureate I'd sing
Her loveliness serene.
—How wistfully romance can haunt
A city restaurant!
"Weary Waitress" by Robert W Service
The second floor for kiddie goods,
And kiddie-pantz and pixie-hoods,
The third floor, restaurant:
And here the people always try
To find one going down, so I
Am not the lift they want.
"The Lift Man" by Sir John Betjeman
And I'll take
the maternity skirt of my ninth month,
a window for the love-belly
that let each baby pop out like and apple,
the water breaking in the restaurant,
making a noisy house I'd like to die in.
"Clothes" by Anne Sexton
The gurgling Italian lady on the other side of the
Replies with a certain hauteur,
But I await with patience,
To see how Celestine will re-enter her slippers.
She re-enters them with a groan.
"Black Slippers: Bellotti" by Ezra Pound
Or it shone like a wicked and evil eye
From a "restaurant" door on passers-by,
And seemed with a twinkling wink to say:
"Are you bound for hell? Then step this way;
This is the ticket-office of sin;
If you think of purchasing, pray, walk in."
""PH. Best & Co.'s Lager-Beer"" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Sandy Closes Waterfront Restaurants – Many Restaurant Workers Won't Be Getting Paid This Week: Here's What You Can Do to Help.
Carpenter owned several restaurants, the Sunny Slope restaurant, the Sunset Valley and Cindy's Diner in Carrollton.
National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index rises 0.4 percent from July.
Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group Inc signed a franchise agreement for eight more of its American diner-themed restaurants in Central America .
Subway Restaurants, the world's largest restaurant chain , will partner with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose.
A study of meals from 10 restaurant chains including Ruby Tuesday and central Ohio-based Wendy's found calorie counts averaging 18 percent more than the values listed by the restaurants.
Seattle Restaurant Week and the Seattle Times are teaming up for a 10 day celebration featuring meals at more than 150 restaurants across King County.
Khyber Halal Restaurant is a culinary crossroads of sorts — a blending of foods from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, where each nation's cuisine is as diverse as the restaurant's staff of family members.
What a great restaurant, and some of the best of service I have ever experienced at any restaurant.
Bladen County restaurant inspections ELIZABETHTOWN — Each month, the Bladen Journal publishes the restaurant inspections performed by the Bladen County Health Department the previous month.
National Council of Chain Restaurants estimates potential costs of $18,000 per year, per restaurant from Renewable Fuel Standard mandate.
Tavares restaurant to be featured on Food Network's 'Restaurant: Impossible'.
"What makes this restaurant unique from any other restaurant".
The National Restaurant Association says getting restaurants to focus on the food waste problem is a big challenge.
The restaurant is believed to be the oldest continuously operated restaurant west of the Mississippi River.

In science:

The partition structure obtained by identifying individuals sitted at the same table is that of the Chinese Restaurant Process.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
The random partition Π obtained from the Chinese restaurant process (8) is a Poisson-Dirichlet random partition with parameters (0, θ).
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Now, coming back to the Chinese Restaurant process, consider the block containing 1.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Now, observe that the stick breaking construction property is in fact a consequence of the Chinese restaurant process construction (8).
Recent progress in coalescent theory
This formula is obvious by induction on n from the Chinese restaurant process construction.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
The first one is based on the stick-breaking scheme, and the other on the Chinese Restaurant Process.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
A particularly simple and elegant proof that Π has the PoissonDirichlet (0, θ) consists in showing directly that Π can be constructed as a Chinese Restaurant Process with parameter θ .
Recent progress in coalescent theory
We recognize here the transitions of the Chinese Restaurant Process, so by Theorem 1.5 we get the desired result.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
The proof is simple from the construction of Theorem 6.1: all we have to do is observe that the Chinese Restaurant Process is embedded in the construction of random recursive trees.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Klafter, The restaurant at the end of the random walk: Recent developments in the description of anomalous transport by fractional dynamics, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General 37 (2004) R161 –R208.
Fractional calculus approach to the statistical characterization of random variables and vectors
Generalized weighted Chinese restaurant processes for species sampling mixture models.
On the posterior distribution of classes of random means
The cycle structure of a virtual permutation can be described by the so-called Chinese restaurant process, described for example by Pitman ().
The distribution of eigenvalues of randomized permutation matrices
Klafter, The restaurant at the end of the random walk: Recent developments in the description of anomalous transport by fractional dynamics, J.
Subordination Pathways to Fractional Diffusion
Random regular graphs, eigenvalue fluctuations, Chinese Restaurant Process, minors of random matrices.
Cycles and eigenvalues of sequentially growing random regular graphs
The stochastic process that grows π (n) from π (n−1) by sequentially inserting an element n randomly is called the Chinese Restaurant Process (CRP).
Cycles and eigenvalues of sequentially growing random regular graphs