Restaurant vs Tavern - What's the difference?

restaurant | tavern |


As nouns the difference between restaurant and tavern

is that restaurant is while tavern is a building containing a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks; an inn.

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restaurant

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=5 , passage=By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.}}

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    See also

    * bar * cook, chef * drive-in * fast food * grill * menu, * slow food * waiter (m), waitress (f), waitron 1000 English basic words ----

    tavern

    English

    (wikipedia tavern)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A building containing a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks; an inn.
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  • *:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  • Derived terms

    * tavernous

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