table d'hôte (TAHB-leh-DOH) n. a communal table for the guests at a hotel or restaurant; a full-course meal that offers a limited number of choices at a fixed price in a restaurant or hotel.
The term table d'hôte has a literal translation from French as "table of the host," and the opposite of table d'hôte is à la carte. I have seen the term before, but most recently came across table d'hôte in the novel The Gambler, by nineteenth century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky:
In Paris, anyway in my hotel, they began to treat me much more attentively when I told every one about my passage-at-arms with the abbé. The fat Polish pan, the person most antagonistic to me at table d’hôte, sank into the background.