Definitions of a la carte

  1. a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A French phrase descriptive of a menu card with the price of each dish given. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. According to bill of fare; designating a system where each dish is ordered and charged separately; opposed to table d'hote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. by ordering items listed individually on a menu; "we ate a la carte" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB