[res-ter-uhnt, -tuh-rahnt, -trahnt]
an establishment where meals are served to customers.

1820–30, Americanism; < French, noun use of present participle of restaurer < Latin restaurāre to restore Unabridged
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restaurant (ˈrɛstəˌrɒŋ, ˈrɛstrɒŋ, -rɒnt)
a commercial establishment where meals are prepared and served to customers
[C19: from French, from restaurer to restore]

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Word Origin & History

1827, from Fr. restaurant "a restaurant" (said to have been used in Paris c.1765 by Boulanger), originally "food that restores," noun use of prp. of restaurer "to restore or refresh," from O.Fr. restorer (see restore). Restaurateur is 1796, from Fr. restaurateur, agent noun
from restaurer "to restore," on model of L.L. restaurator "restorer."
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Example sentences
On any given day every restaurant, household and business throws away paper,
  oil and food.
He said to stay in business these days every restaurant must cater to tourists.
Business is frequently conducted over lunch, and the safest option is a
  restaurant in a five-star hotel.
Plates are not provided at this sushi restaurant, as the food is served
  directly on a counter.
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