• WordNet 3.6
    • n restaurant a building where people go to eat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of orange juice annually
    • n Restaurant An eating house. "A subterranean cookshop ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It takes 72 minutes for the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower to make one revolution
    • n restaurant An establishment for the sale of refreshments, both food and drink; a place where meals are served; an eating-house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there are McDonald restaurants
    • n Restaurant res′tō-rang or res′tō-rant a house for the sale of refreshments: an eating-house
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. restaurer,. See Restore
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—restaurer, to restore.


In literature:

As the Madrid Restaurant was not far off, Arnoux proposed that they should go and drink a glass of beer there.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
The proprietor of the restaurant himself bowed a reply.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
But there was one restaurant which was especially attractive.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
I have a friend just on the edge of Millville, who keeps a very unique restaurant.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
I must needs therefore dine at a restaurant.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
And then we separated, agreeing to meet at eight at a well-known restaurant which we often patronized.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
I'm hungry, let's find a restaurant.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
It looks small; but they changed the coppers into silver at the restaurant for me.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
After the Revolution, the Cafe de Procope lost its literary prestige and sank to the level of an ordinary restaurant.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers

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:

Interior sign at Alfalfa Restaurant in Lexington, Ky. Alfalfa Restaurant at 114 E Main St in Lexington, Ky.
San Diego chefs and restaurant owners gathered on Tuesday morning to discuss changes and trends in the local restaurant business.
The DeKalb City Council today is expected to discuss a request from Darden Restaurants for a $900,000 loan to help bring a new Olive Garden restaurant to DeKalb.
Goldener Hirsch Inn Restaurant recently hired Ryan Burnham, the new Executive Chef, and Billy Williams, the new Restaurant Manager.
Bangkok Bay Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar is a hip and inviting restaurant in Stuart.
The restaurant named after legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, invites you to show off your artistic abilities by entering the restaurant's Holiday T-shirt Design Contest.
Smallwares Restaurant Johanna Ware, former sous chef at Nostrana, has opened Smallwares Restaurant at 4605 N E. Fremont St in the Beaumont -Wilshire neighborhood.
Restaurant manager Starla Perry credits chef Casey Thompson for the restaurant's recognition.
Eat restaurant owner Natalie Young plates lunches at her restaurant in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
If you are looking to work with the most popular restaurant concepts in American eating, visit and discover their directory of leading food, coffee and restaurant franchises .
One other restaurant, the 35-year-old Kiko's Mexican Food Restaurant and Cantina, also recently agreed to highlight its healthier fare, including seafood dinners and its veggie-laden caldo.
Hillbilly Tea, at 120 S 1st St downtown, is certainly one of the best restaurants in our restaurant riddled town.
Tavares restaurant to be featured on Food Network's 'Restaurant: Impossible '.
Chains are the latest to participate in National Restaurant Association's healthful children's restaurant meal program.
We know that our guests are in those restaurants and they have expectations as to what a (modern fast-food) restaurant should look like.

In science:

The fastfood chain McBurger owns several restaurants along a highway.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Naturally, these depots should be placed so that the average distance between a restaurant and its assigned depot is minimized.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Each restaurant will be assigned to the closest depot, from which it will then receive its supplies.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Note that this example involves minimization in two different ways: On the one hand, the serving distance for a restaurant is the minimum distance to a depot.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System
Here, in addition to facts restaurant(res, d) (as in the Fastfood problem input), also facts depot(dep, d) will be in the input, representing the depot assignment to be checked for optimality. nDepots(k) is no longer part of the input.
Design and Implementation of Aggregate Functions in the DLV System