Definition of à la carte in English:

à la carte

Line breaks: à la carte
Pronunciation: /ɑː lɑː ˈkɑːt
, a la
, a la kaʀt/


(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:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
walk or travel at a leisurely pace