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A small restaurant or nightclub.
nightclub, club, supper clubView synonyms
- ‘Would he recover from his Broadway failure or would he go on squandering his life in Europe's spas and boîtes?’
- ‘Yet everything else about Fressen deems it the most sophisticated boîte to unfold in town this summer.’
- ‘I'm talking, of course, about the new boîte Newtown.’
- ‘Part dockside shanty, part upscale seafood boîte, Mary's Fish Camp on West Fourth Street appeals to the inner lobsterman lurking in every serious eater.’
- ‘Some of the dances, though always inventive, are rather too much for a Saint-Tropez boîte.’
- ‘Even though getting into Ducasse is child's play, you prefer a downtown boîte that barely accommodates 25.’
- ‘Name two new boîtes that make you want to whisper something more deeply felt than ‘Whose card are we putting this on?’’
- ‘After Galleria, the crowd moves on to Cabaret, which he designed as a tribute to St Tropez's most celebrated boîte.’
- ‘Kenney's appearance in the mid-nineties won him awards and prompted him to beget new boîtes.’
- ‘There was Sylvain Martinello, who went on to launch boîtes such as Shed Café and Cafeteria.’
- ‘Ashamed, she flounces into a local boîte and tosses off six brandies.’
- ‘Boldface names are already flocking to Brian McNally's retro-eighties boîte, and a Ludlow Street basement is a truly underground experience.’
French, literally ‘box’.
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