A restaurant meal offered at a fixed price and with few if any choices.as modifier ‘a table d'hôte lunch for $6.50’
- ‘Check its table d'hôte then make a reservation in one easy step.’
- ‘You can choose from our A la Carte Menu or an extended table d'hôte Menu, with a comprehensive Wine list, all of which guarantee a most enjoyable evening.’
Early 17th century French, literally ‘host's table’. The term originally denoted a table in a hotel or restaurant where all guests ate together, hence a meal served there at a stated time and for a fixed price.