BODFsomeone who is in charge of a restaurant, and who welcomes guests, gives orders to the waiters etc
WORD FOCUS: restaurant WORD FOCUS: restaurant the person who serves you in a restaurant:waiter, waitress, serverAmerican English, waitpersonAmerican English the person who cooks your food:chef the person who welcomes the guests:maitre d', host/hostessAmerican English a list of the food:menualsobill of fareformal a list of wines and alcoholic drinks:wine listalsodrink listAmerican English a piece of paper that shows the amount you have to pay for your meal:billBritish English/checkAmerican English extra money you leave for the waiter or waitress:tip/gratuityformal money that the restaurant charges for service:service charge, cover charge, corkagerestaurant ➔ See alsorestaurant
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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