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 restaurateur
Contemporary Examples of restaurateur
“In 20 years, this just might be a city of Taco Bells,” one restaurateur recently shuddered.High Rents Are Killing the Restaurant Capital
October 28, 2014
A Chinese restaurateur ran to the window as I wolfed down roast duck for my farewell dinner, as shots were heard across the way.No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic
September 15, 2014
Around that time, in 1972, Chinese-American restaurateur Michael Tong opened Shun Lee Palace on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken
April 19, 2014
The show closes with Anthony visiting an Israeli restaurateur, Natan, who lost his daughter to the violence of the conflict.Watching Anthony Bourdain in Palestine
September 19, 2013
She is married to Geoff Tracy, a restaurateur in Washington, D.C.
Historical Examples of restaurateur
What a commission from the restaurateur for supplying the refreshments!Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
I have spoken of the philosopher in his capacity of restaurateur.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
On one occasion the restaurateur wished to increase his charge.Moral Tales
But he was not in the same strategic position as the restaurateur.The Romance of a Great Store
This then is the cost to the restaurateur and the innkeeper.A Residence in France
J. Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for restaurateur
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.