Have you ever wondered whether there is a difference between a restaurant, bistro? A restaurant and bistro are both eateries, they are commercials that deal in serving food and drinks for customers, but some features distinguish them. A major difference between them is, a restaurant is large, offering expensive foods and drinks compared to a bistro. Here are other characteristics that clearly differentiate them: Types of food offered, the size of the place, method of serving, prices charged.
The origin of the bistro is thought to be from Russian warriors who lived in France in the year 1915 were that of a restaurant is believed to have come from France, which meant to restore. Restaurants can serve a varied range of food from simple to complex and even invent types of food. On the other side, a bistro serves simple, slow-cooked food prepared in home-style ways but in a more refined way. Additionally, the food served in the bistro depends upon the liking of the people and are foods that are used to by most customers. These foods may include french fries, pastries, salads, omelets, vegetarian soup.
In terms of size, restaurants are large and can accommodate 600 to 1000 people at once compared to a small bistro. Restaurants’ inside is often designed with luxurious furniture, unlike in the case of a bistro. The method of serving the customers is different in both restaurants and bistro. There is a waiter or waitress who comes up to the table where a customer is seated, takes the orders, brings food to the table. While in the case of a bistro, since it involves take away foods, customers order food at the counter, and at times, food is served on a self-service method.
Types of cooking vary greatly in restaurants, while in bistros, the type of cooking is one. Restaurants can serve traditional dishes from different countries, for example, French dishes, Spanish pizza. A bistro usually prepares food that is known for that particular country. Prices charged in these two forms of eateries build a difference. In restaurants, the prices of dishes are relatively higher than those of a bistro. A bistro is moderately cheap because it was originally established for people who needed a fairly priced meal. It is for this reason that bistros are much accessible to the public.
The locale of a restaurant is formal, whereas that of a bistro is informal. In a restaurant that tableware is well arranged and follows a certain pattern starting from serving to eating. The use of fork and knife style in eating applies. The bistro setting gives room for unofficial environs since there is no certain pattern of eating. In restaurants, there are people employed to work as cleaners, chefs, waiters, waitresses, while in a bistro, few personnel might be employed to assist in serving and washing the kitchenware. Restaurants can operate under a hotel or a supermarket, but a bistro can work independently.
Most restaurants are found in big cities, towns operating twenty-four-seven because they are in some instances used by politicians, couples, business personnel as their meeting areas, yet bistros are only found in areas where humans reside like apartments, near schools, and colleges. Some restaurants have rooms where you can pay for staying or even spend a night while bistros lack such special guest rooms since it is small. A person owning a restaurant can make a lot of money per day, ranging from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars compared to a bistro. The restaurant generates profits from meals and rooms hired by clients, especially during vacation. Bistro commonly serves customers with low income, and because of its small nature, it makes a fairly good sum of money.
A bistro and restaurant greatly differ in terms of the aura of these two places. While a bistro’s place ambiance is soothing and relaxing, easy-going, open, unceremonious, that of a restaurant is more premeditated, thorough, intentional in that it is orderly. It has a decorated inside with expensive quality utensils, unlike in a bistro. Both restaurants and bistros still serve as places of relieving the stomach of hunger to date, with them being more refined than before despite the above differences.