little, small

a little restaurant I know in Paris

five-star, four-star, etc.
decent, excellent, good, great, wonderful
classy, elegant, exclusive, fancy, fine, fine-dining (esp. AmE), gourmet, high-end (AmE), posh (informal), smart (esp. BrE), stylish (esp. BrE), top, upscale (AmE)
cool (esp. AmE), hip, hot (esp. AmE), trendy (all informal)

some of the hottest restaurants in New York

cheap, expensive
chain (esp. AmE)

the country's most successful chain restaurants

theme (esp. AmE)

She eats at the hotel restaurant when she travels on business.

area (AmE), local, nearby, neighbourhood/neighborhood (esp. AmE)
downtown (AmE)
busy, crowded
candlelit (esp. BrE), intimate, romantic
à la carte (esp. BrE)
full-service (AmE)
sit-down (AmE)
takeaway (BrE), takeout (AmE)
licensed (BrE)
Chinese, French, etc.
fish, pizza, seafood, sushi
fast-food, organic, vegetarian, etc.
go out to, go to, visit

If you're too tired to cook, let's go to a restaurant.


She frequented the restaurant on almost a weekly basis.


We're going to try this Italian restaurant that just opened.


We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

leave, walk out of

They walked out of the restaurant without paying.

open, start

She decided to open her own restaurant.

manage, run

She runs a family fish restaurant.

operate (esp. AmE), own

It operates 79 restaurants in 26 states.

offer sth, serve sth, specialize in sth

a restaurant offering a wide variety of local specialities

The hotel restaurant serves a buffet breakfast.

an Asian restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine

cater for, cater to

the few local shops and restaurants catering to summer visitors

employee, manager, operator, owner, patron (esp. AmE), staff, worker

Restaurant workers are often badly paid.

chain, group
business, industry

hygiene standards in the restaurant industry

food, menu

the increasing cost of restaurant meals

dining (AmE)

We don't do a lot of restaurant dining.

guide, review
at a/the restaurant

They argued the whole time we were at the restaurant.

in a/the restaurant

We had a quick meal in a small local restaurant.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • restaurant — UK US /ˈrestərɒnt/ noun [C] ► COMMERCE a place where meals are prepared and served to paying customers: »She has no experience of running a restaurant. »the restaurant business/industry »a restaurant chain »a restaurant owner/manager …   Financial and business terms

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  • Restaurant — (frz., spr. storáng), Speisehaus, Gastwirtschaft; Restaurateur (spr. töhr), Gastwirt (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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