Definition of restaurateur in US English:

restaurateur

noun

  • A person who owns and manages a restaurant.

    • ‘As restaurateurs become more proficient and experienced, cash generation becomes more and more consistent.’
    • ‘Many restaurateurs and hoteliers, most airlines, and even some wine retailers employ consultants in their wine selection.’
    • ‘One of the difficulties associated with the restaurant industry is a restaurateur's reliance on others.’
    • ‘Any restaurateur will tell you, the business is volatile and establishments come and go all the time.’
    • ‘Local restaurateurs listen to the latest regulations and procedures designed to ensure food and safety standards are kept up to world standards.’
    • ‘He believes that this is a city-wide problem and there are other landlords and restaurateurs in the same situation.’
    • ‘Further, those engaged in the hotel and restaurant business must take out civil liability insurance for hoteliers and restaurateurs.’
    • ‘Publicans and restaurateurs in major cities should make their own provisions to check customers' safety.’
    • ‘Hoteliers and restaurateurs have often tried, but failed.’
    • ‘Of course, restaurateurs aren't trying to undermine children's health.’
    • ‘Wineries are also devising strategies, along with restaurateurs and retailers, to get more people to think about wine.’
    • ‘Hotel proprietors, restaurateurs and publicans are unanimous on the point and not one of them regrets the changed habits of their patrons.’
    • ‘Using hand dyed and painted fabrics, she created colourful menu covers which soon caught the eye of other restaurateurs and wine merchants.’
    • ‘As a result of the events, a number of students have been offered additional experience in the form of placements with the visiting restaurateurs during their holidays.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, shopkeepers, market stall holders and restaurateurs are losing money.’
    • ‘What's more, a recent influx of new restaurants, restaurateurs and bar owners are attempting to pioneer a new culinary movement in town.’
    • ‘The dream of many a French restaurateur is to get three stars in the Michelin restaurant guide.’
    • ‘The restaurateur said he was impressed by the children's knowledge of food and of fish, which he admitted, rather surprised him.’
    • ‘He said taxation on food and drink was considerably higher for Irish restaurateurs than for their counterparts in countries such as Spain.’
    • ‘Most British food critics make little effort to go undercover at restaurants and many openly mix with chefs and restaurateurs.’

Usage

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

restaurateur

/ˌrɛstərəˈtər//ˌrestərəˈtər/