noun, plural bis·tros [bis-trohz; French bee-stroh] /ˈbɪs troʊz; French biˈstroʊ/.
Origin of bistro
Examples from the Web for bistro
In one scene set inside a Brooklyn bistro, he ogles a twenty-something French woman.Woody Allen Plays a Creepy Pimp in ‘Fading Gigolo’ and It’s Pretty Tough to Watch|Marlow Stern|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
A group of modish young Angelenos has congregated at Eveleigh, a bistro off Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a. King Bach, Is the King of Vine—And Comedy’s Next Big Thing|Marlow Stern|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was fired after making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris bistro.Raf Simons Debuts at Christian Dior With Couture Collection|Robin Givhan|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
noun plural -tros
Word Origin for bistro
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."