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(in a restaurant) referring to food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal.‘an à la carte menu’
- ‘After a two-year hiatus, Avon Old Farms Inn restaurant has brought back its a la carte menus for lunch and dinner, and has resurrected its Sunday brunch.’
- ‘This is our A La Carte menu: you can select as many items as you need.’
- ‘Minimum A La Carte order for delivery is two meals’
Early 19th century: French, literally ‘according to the (menu) card’.
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