bistro, eatery

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KYC

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hello, there:
I saw some sentences "----This is near wherei have shown a lot of other photos. We have a favorite eatery on Franklin Avenue."
I learned another term "bistro" before. I am wondering if "eatery" and "bistro" are interchangable. I looked them up in the dictionaries. They seem to be the same meaning.
May I have your confirmation?
Thanks a lot!
 
  • Majorbloodnock

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    British English
    Not quite. A bistro is a particular type of restaurant, specifically an informal one with a fairly continental European style. The term "eatery" is more of a catch-all to denote anywhere one might go to buy a meal, and is often used to lump together all sorts of restaurants, wine bars and cafes under one heading. Therefore, a bistro is one type of eatery, but not all eateries are bistros.
     

    KYC

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    I got it.
    Thanks for your clear clarification, Majorbloodnock!
    It's helpful!
     
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