à la carte

adverb or adjective
\ ˌä-lə-ˈkärt How to pronounce à la carte (audio) , ˌa-lə- \
variants: or less commonly a la carte

Definition of à la carte

: according to a menu or list that prices items separately

Examples of à la carte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The a la carte menu features classics with a Midwestern touch. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These metro Detroit restaurants are offering dine-in and take-out Easter meals," 30 Mar. 2021 The a la carte menu includes celebratory fare like eggs benedict with Dungeness crab cakes instead of ham ($20), spring vegetable succotash over cheesy grits ($17) and wagyu prime rib hash ($18). Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, "15 Bay Area restaurants serving Easter specials, from brunch spreads to roast lamb," 26 Mar. 2021 For 2021 guests can choose the a la carte menu featuring dishes like brisket, chicken and gefilte fish, or a Passover package that serves four ($109) or eight ($189) guests. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, "11 Passover restaurant specials and takeout kits in the Chicago area, from a Bitter Herb cocktail to Brussels sprout latkes," 25 Mar. 2021 An a la carte menu starring some of the chef's signature dishes and a prix-fixe lunch menu will be added soon. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, "What to expect at highly anticipated new restaurant Christopher's at the Wrigley Mansion," 17 Mar. 2021 Homemade pastry and desserts, a la carte menu and take-out. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Final week for fish fry dinners in Greater Cleveland: Nonprofit guide," 2 Apr. 2021 Goodies like carrot cake and corn pudding available a la carte. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore-area restaurants offering Easter or Passover dining, takeout," 1 Apr. 2021 The Happ Inn provides its Passover fare for dine-in and carryout this year, with all items served a la carte. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, "11 Passover restaurant specials and takeout kits in the Chicago area, from a Bitter Herb cocktail to Brussels sprout latkes," 25 Mar. 2021 At the start of the pandemic, Nodoguro owners Ryan and Elena Roadhouse opened Tonari (2838 S.E. Belmont St.), an Okinawan cafe with tonguekatsu sliders and an outrageously good purple potato salad, all available a la carte. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Fueled by viral TikTok trends, downtown Portland’s Toki is a new destination from the Han Oak team: Takeout diaries," 20 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of à la carte

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for à la carte

French, by the bill of fare

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24 Apr 2021

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“à la carte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%C3%A0%20la%20carte. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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à la carte

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of à la carte

: with a separate price for each item on the menu

à la carte

adverb or adjective
\ ˌä-lə-ˈkärt, ˌa-lə- \

Kids Definition of à la carte

: with a separate price for each item on the menu an à la carte dinner

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