noun, plural res·tau·ra·teurs [res-ter-uh-turz; French res-taw-ra-tœr] /ˌrɛs tər əˈtɜrz; French rɛs tɔ raˈtœr/.
Origin of restaurateur
Examples from the Web for restauranteur
“The cost of doing business,” one restauranteur told a Cianci biographer.
No French restauranteur worthy the name ever kept dead fish in stock, for nothing deteriorates so quickly.
Shad is a most satisfactory substitute for the French restauranteur's delight—loup de mer.
And a smart New York restauranteur recently made a "cover charge" of twenty-five cents for bread and butter and ice-water.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for restauranteur
Word Origin for restaurateur
Word Origin and History for restauranteur
1796, from French restaurateur, agent noun from restaurer "to restore" (see restaurant) on model of Late Latin restaurator "restorer." Native form restauranter is recorded from 1877.