A menu term meaning "as quoted," referring to generally high-priced dishes (such as lobster), the price of which may vary depending on the season. The server can quote the price of an A.Q. item.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.