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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.]
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(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
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(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]
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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"
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[ˌrestərəˈtɜːʳ] Ndueño/a m/f de un restaurante, restaurador(a) m/f
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[ˌrɛstərəˈtɜːr] nrestaurateur/trice m/frest cure ncure f de reposrest day njour m de repos
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nGastwirt m, → Gastronom m
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I have spoken of the philosopher in his capacity of restaurateur. I would not, however, have any friend of mine imagine that, in fulfilling his hereditary duties in that line, our hero wanted a proper estimation of their dignity and importance.
"That's a lie!" repeated the restaurateur, dogmatically; "that's a - hiccup!
"Were you ever at Rome?" asked the restaurateur, as he finished his second bottle of Mousseux, and drew from the closet a larger supply of Chambertin.
He called upon the ladies the next day; he rode by their side in the Park; he asked their party to a great dinner at a restaurateur's, and was quite wild with exultation when they agreed to come.
"-- Odenheimer, restaurateur. This witness volunteered his testimony.
I picked his brain on what it takes to be a successful restaurateur in today's world, given that there is so much competition.
World renowned chef Thomas Keller and famed restaurateur and developer Kenneth A.
A YOUNG Birmingham restaurateur has received high praise at this year's Asian Curry Awards.