Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: res|taura|teur
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛst(ə)rəˈtəː
, ˌrɛstɒr-/

Definition of restaurateur in English:


A person who owns and manages a restaurant.
Example sentences
  • Hotel proprietors, restaurateurs and publicans are unanimous on the point and not one of them regrets the changed habits of their patrons.
  • One of the difficulties associated with the restaurant industry is a restaurateur's reliance on others.
  • Further, those engaged in the hotel and restaurant business must take out civil liability insurance for hoteliers and restaurateurs.


late 18th century: French, from the verb restaurer (see restaurant).


The word restaurateur is taken directly from the French form. Although common, restauranteur with an n is a misspelling.

Definition of restaurateur in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?