List of restaurant terminology

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This is a list of restaurant terminology. A restaurant is a business that prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money, either paid before the meal, after the meal, or with a running tab. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services. Restaurants vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of the main chef's cuisines and service models.

Restaurant terminology[edit]

A garde manger chaud froid dish, used as a display piece
A table d'hôte menu from the New York City Lotos Club, 1893

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  1. ^ "byob". Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins. Retrieved April 17, 2013.