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Is there a better word or phrase for an item on a menu than "menu item"? I'm talking about restaurant menus, not user interface menus. "Menu item" is so dry...

"Restaurant dishes" doesn't work very well, because some of the things on a typical menu aren't dishes (cocktails for example).

  • How will this be used? And in what circumstance is menu item invalid for the audience? – SrJoven Nov 21 '14 at 21:38
  • Would the word "options" suit better? – Liesmith Nov 21 '14 at 22:06
  • Cocktails, Appetizers, entrees, main course, desserts chicken, pasta, seafood, salad. House Specials. Soup de jour, pomme frite combos.... All are 'menu items' – Wayfaring Stranger Nov 21 '14 at 22:18
  • Food and drinks? – A E Nov 21 '14 at 22:30
  • I'm designing software, and I need to express this concept in documentation and in the user interface. Menu item isn't too bad, but I was hoping for something a little more flavorful. Also, in software, one runs the risk that menu item will be interpreted to mean something relating to the interface of the software itself. – Bill Lipa Nov 22 '14 at 4:37
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If you are looking for a term that will fit any section on the menu - entrées, fowl, pasta, soups, desserts, beverages, etc - then it's got to be item, listing or choice

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  • Choice is what most people in the US would use in this context, I think. Another alternative for your list could be entry. – Drew Nov 22 '14 at 2:30
  • These are not bad, but they are lacking the idea that it's a restaurant. – Bill Lipa Nov 22 '14 at 4:38
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It depends on the client and the use. If its restaurant industry people using it, you'll be fine with something like "Food & Beverages".

If its consumer facing, it depends on the brand image the client wants to project - what you choose needs to fit their brand. "Cuisine and Libations" wouldn't work with McDonalds but could be a perfect fit for the new hipster joint in the trendy part of town.

Unless its set in stone once you create it, keep it simple - Food and Drinks.

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Why do you need to use a cliche? Print something like 'Here is what we can do for you..." with italic or handwritten font.

Although, Centaurus suggested "Choice" and it's very good.

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