What was the first restaurant?

Meals had long been offered in taverns, cook-shops, and coffeehouses.

The first place known as a restaurant was the Champ d’Oiseau, which opened in Paris in 1765.

At the entrance was the Latin motto Venite ad me, omn e qui stomacho laboratis, et ego restaurabo vos, or “Come to me, anybody whose stomach groans, and I will restore you.”

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