American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The manager or owner of a restaurant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The keeper of a restaurant.
- n. The owner of a restaurant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The keeper of an eathing house or a restaurant.
- n. the proprietor of a restaurant
- Borrowing from French restaurateur. (Wiktionary)
- French, from restaurer, to restore; see restaurant. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And how great - now I can add the word restaurateur to my résumé.”
“And yes, "restaurateur" has both meanings in French, restaurateur and restaurator, although you'd often say "restaurateur d'art/de tableaux/de meubles..." when it's not about food.”
“Toomey, a 48-year-old former congressman, investment banker and restaurateur from the Allentown area, defeated Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak after hammering him on his liberal voting record and his ties to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama.”
“An island restaurateur is now serving ten times the average number of Sunday diners as he was accustomed to.”
“Anyway, it looks like a really wacky restaurateur is about ready to get in bed with an even wackier restaurateur.”
“But Jobs never got in touch with Jandali once he found out the restaurateur was his biological father, according to an excerpt from the TV interview posted on CBS' website.”
“The greatest gift a customer can give a restaurateur is a warning about an imperfection.”
“When he was living in Minneapolis, he was very well known as a restaurateur who ran a restaurant called Sinbad's, a watering hole in Minneapolis.”
“Just got word restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff Gilt Bar/Maude's Liquor Bar is set to open Doughnut Vault in River North by month's end.”
“With one franchise and a contract of multiple pages the new "restaurateur" can make a perfect Big Bite.”
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