(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
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- 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'.
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