Definition of à la carte adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


à la carte

adjective, adverb
BrE BrE//ˌɑː lɑː ˈkɑːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑː lɑː ˈkɑːrt//
(from French) Dining out
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if food in a restaurant is à la carte, or if you eat à la carte, you choose from a list of dishes that have separate prices, rather than having a complete meal at a fixed price There is an excellent à la carte restaurant for hotel residents. It was more expensive to eat à la carte. Wordfinderà la carte, course, cuisine, menu, order, reservation, restaurant, service charge, speciality, waiter See related entries: Dining out
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