(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
More example sentences
- 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
- 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.
early 19th century: French, literally 'according to the (menu) card'.
Definition of à la carte in:
- The US English dictionary