"a Restaurateur's" 1793; "The British Restaurateur" 1785 etc.

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Mar 14 11:08:50 UTC 2010

Note that the OED already has _restaurateur_ 'A restaurant' with citations back to 1782.

Fred Shapiro

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Stephen Goranson [goranson at DUKE.EDU]
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 7:01 AM
Subject: "a Restaurateur's"  1793; "The British Restaurateur" 1785 etc.

Classified ads .
Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (London, England), Friday, February 11, 1785; Issue 4913., p. 3 , col. 2
....kind Protectors, who have expressed a wish to see London accommodated with one of those places of reception, which, at Paris,
are styled Restaurateurs [possible typo? Restautateurs?], a name which implies, that whatever species of provision it may supply
to the publick, should be, at the same time, wholesome, nourishing, and even restorative.


(And others at British Newspapers)

The European magazine, and London review, Volume 23 for January, 1793,  p. 6 footnote:
*A Member of the National Convention, who was that day assassinated at a Restaurateur's, where he had dined,....


An unconfirmed GB snipped claimed to be 1782
The Monthly review, or, Literary journal, Volume 66
 By Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths
 Item notes: v. 66 - 1782  p.296
The scene of the [...?] at {?] a restaurateur's at St. Cloud.

Others at GB plausibly dated 1801, 1802, etc.

An 1802 from British Newspapers (British Library)

The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Thursday, February 4, 1802; Issue 3646. p.1. col. 1 [about a duel]
They immediately left the Restaurateur's , and went, accompanied by seconds, to the Bois de Boulogne.

Stephen Goranson

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