Gastronomic haute cuisine with a bistro setting and attitude.
Laurent Tourondel created the popular BLT Restaurants (bistro Laurent Tourondel).
He was fired after making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris bistro.
In one scene set inside a Brooklyn bistro, he ogles a twenty-something French woman.
A group of modish young Angelenos has congregated at Eveleigh, a bistro off Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Three of his most famous dishes will be available on the bistro menu.
It is a grand old belle with 97 rooms and 30 suites, two restaurants, a bistro, and a bar.
Week after week we are shaken to learn that French bistro—No, Mongolian—No, Genever gin—No, soba—is THE food trend of the moment.
You can start the day with a croissant and baguette, then end the day in a bistro or some place high-end, like Pierre Gagnaire.
The only place I ever had it better was at a bistro in Nice on this last permission.
1906, from French bistro (1884), originally Parisian slang for "little wineshop or restaurant," of unknown origin. Commonly said to be from Russian bee-stra "quickly," picked up during the Allied occupation of Paris in 1815 after the defeat of Napoleon; but this, however quaint, is unlikely. Another guess is that it is from bistraud "a little shepherd," a word of the Poitou dialect, from biste "goat."
A restaurant or cafe
[1940s+; fr French]