Table d’hôte

Updated: 2017-12-07.

Table d’hôte is a French loan phrase that literally means “the host’s table”.

Table d’hôte was used in old France to denote guests who would sit at the same table as the host and eat the same food; however, English has adopted it to mean something as an antonym to à la carte, to identify meals, often multi-course, where the price is set to a fixed price.

A more common way to term table d’hôte is prix fixe, or “fixed price”.

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