à la carte adjective definition in Dining out topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

à la carte

 adjectiveadverb: Dining out topic
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.