a la carte


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

à la carte

also a la carte  (ä′lə kärt′, ăl′ə)
adv. & adj.
With a separate price for each item on the menu.

[French à la carte, by the menu.]

à la carte

(ɑː lɑː ˈkɑːt; æ lə; French a la kart)
adj, adv
1. (Cookery) (of a menu or a section of a menu) having dishes listed separately and individually priced. Compare table d'hôte
2. (Cookery) (of a dish) offered on such a menu; not part of a set meal
[C19: from French, literally: according to the card]

à la carte

or a la carte

(ˌɑ lə ˈkɑrt, ˌæl ə)
adv., adj.
with a separate price for each item on the menu.
[1820–30; < French: according to the menu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.a la carte - a menu having individual dishes listed with separate pricesa la carte - a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
bill of fare, carte, carte du jour, menu, card - a list of dishes available at a restaurant; "the menu was in French"
Adj.1.a la carte - (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each itema la carte - (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
prix fixe, table d'hote - (of a restaurant meal) complete but with limited choices and at a fixed price
Adv.1.a la carte - by ordering items listed individually on a menua la carte - by ordering items listed individually on a menu; "we ate a la carte"
Translations
à la carte

à la carte

[ælæˈkɑːt] ADVa la carta

à la carte

[ˌɑːlɑːˈkɑːrt]
adj [menu, dinner] → à la carte
adv [eat] → à la carte

à la carte

adv eatà la carte, nach der (Speise)karte
adj menuà la carte

à la carte

[ɑːlɑːˈkɑt] adj & advalla carta
References in periodicals archive ?
We are pleased to see that this bill pushes forward the concept of themed a la carte family programming," said RCN Senior Vice President of Strategic and External Affairs Richard Ramlall.
However, be prepared for the absence of the two a la carte desserts ($4 each) usually available here, flan and banana cream pie.
A correct analysis concludes that mandated a la carte would be more expensive for consumers and result in less choice and shrinking diversity in cable programming.
We are disappointed, however, that the FCC failed to address in its Further Report the fact that a la carte can only happen if the FCC or Congress takes steps to eliminate the restrictive, unilateral contract terms imposed by large programmers and the broadcast networks," said Ramlall.
iMesh users will be able to access authorized content through a la carte downloads or a monthly subscription plan.
We were a bit surprised when we got the bill to learn that a microscopic dollop of crab cake appetizer ordered a la carte off the prix fixe menu came in at $17.
As part of its new a la carte approach, WebSourced works directly with the client to develop a tailored search engine optimization campaign before the client even signs a contract.
Some advocates of a la carte extrapolate from the carriage fees that cable TV and other platforms pay, but this is a bulk-buy wholesale figure.
There is no river at Chocolates a la Carte, but huge vats of chocolate being constantly stirred by mechanical arms can be seen throughout, and workers add toppings and trimming to chocolates as they pass on a - slow-moving - assembly line.
According to Aquino, "RCN continues to migrate to all-digital platforms within the next year, at which time it is prepared to participate in a voluntary market test of themed tiers of a la carte programming, assuming existing contractual restrictions and other impediments imposed by program suppliers have been overcome.
We decided to forgo the counter experience and order actual main-course items like sauteed chicken with curry sauce ($14 a la carte, $19 with soup or salad and rice) and New York steak and scallops ($19 a la carte, $24 on the dinner).
The new service will support coordinated wireless and PC downloading of digital music in both subscription and a la carte models, and phone-based initiation will ensure convenient and easy music library access for both mobile and PC usage.