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 (rĕs′tər-ə-tûr′) also res·tau·ran·teur (-tə-rän-tûr′)
The manager or owner of a restaurant.

[French, from restaurer, to restore; see restaurant.]


(ˌrɛstərəˈtɜː) or


(Professions) a person who owns or runs a restaurant
[C18: via French from Late Latin restaurātor one who restores, from Latin restaurāre to restore]
Usage: Although the spelling restauranteur occurs frequently, it is a misspelling and should be avoided


(ˌrɛs tər əˈtɜr)

the owner or manager of a restaurant.
[1790–1800; < French; Middle French: restorer < Late Latin restaurātor= Latin restaurā(re) to restore + -tor -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.restaurateur - the proprietor of a restaurant
owner, proprietor - (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business; "he is the owner of a chain of restaurants"


[ˌrestərəˈtɜːʳ] Ndueño/a m/f de un restaurante, restaurador(a) m/f


[ˌrɛstərəˈtɜːr] nrestaurateur/trice m/frest cure ncure f de reposrest day njour m de repos


nGastwirt m, → Gastronom m
References in classic literature ?
THAT Pierre Bon-Bon was a restaurateur of uncommon qualifications, no man who, during the reign of , frequented the little Câfé in the cul-de-sac Le Febvre at Rouen, will, I imagine, feel himself at liberty to dispute.
I have spoken of the philosopher in his capacity of restaurateur.
Yet in the indulgence of a propensity so truly classical, it is not to be supposed that the restaurateur would lose sight of that intuitive discrimination which was wont to characterize, at one and the same time, his essais and his omelettes.
A distinguished exterior will, I am constrained to say, have its way even with a beast; and I am willing to allow much in the outward man of the restaurateur calculated to impress the imagination of the quadruped.
But plans even the most skilfully matured are often thwarted in the outset of their application - and the restaurateur found himself nonplussed by the very first words of his visiter's speech.
asked the restaurateur, as he finished his second bottle of Mousseux, and drew from the closet a larger supply of Chambertin.
repeated the restaurateur, dogmatically; "that's a - hiccup
RESTAURATEURS across South Tyneside have hailed the borough's first food festival a success.
The James Beard Award-winning website First We Feast takes an intimate look at one of New York City's most influential restaurateurs in its first in-depth documentary
MORE than 95% of Ireland's leading restaurateurs have increased the number of local suppliers they work with in the past 12 months, a survey has found.
net) is readying the launch of a marketing+menu+food membership program that brings affordable advisory and referral services to restaurateurs in the DC area.
Not only is Caterer Middle East acknowledging the trend of independent restaurateurs, it is also tipping its hat to the effort of hotels which treat venues within their properties as separate entities.