The Graham Room - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Premier Dining - The Graham Room

Photo by Hedrich Blessing

For decades, The William B. and Catherine Graham Room has provided an unmatched, members-only ambiance for pre-opera dining. Enjoy an exquisite three course menu of market fresh dishes paired with an extensive list of wines and seasonal cocktails. In addition to the unparalleled food we welcome you to a new era of the Graham Room featuring alabaster, bronze and warm color sweeping through every room. 

Along with membership to the Graham Room, members will enjoy complimentary valet parking, a private cloakroom and restrooms, and all donor benefits at the Premier Benefactor level ($7,500) and below.

A collection of delectable menus members can select from upon arrival at the Graham Room

Autumn Menu
October and November

Winter Menu
December, January and February

Early Spring Menu
March and April

Exciting Seasonal Menu Features
Each menu presentation offers several selections to choose from at the time you are seated by the maître d' at your table.

In addition, the Executive Chef will create fabulous evening dinner and matinée luncheon featured dishes that will change daily and utilize of-the-moment ingredients to provide more variety for our members.

Cocktail Service
Enjoy mixology cocktails inspired by the operas with savory and sweet plates. 

Reservation Convenience
Place your reservation for evening dinner or matinée luncheon in advance, and select your courses at your table upon arrival. We are delighted to accept any special accommodations or dietary requests at the time your reservation is made.

To learn more about the Graham Room, please email or call Alexandra Voigt, Lyric Opera's Assistant Director of Development - Donor Services/Special Events, at 312-827-5660.

View a pdf of the Spring Menu here.  

Spring Menu 
February and March


Please choose either a Three-Course Full Dinner
or a 
Two-Course Light Supper


First Course Selections


Baby Spring Vegetable Soup
 Vegetable Broth, Shaved Parmesan Reggiano 


Roasted Beet and Burrata Salad
 Watercress, Pistachios, Sherry Vinaigrette 


Market Greens
 Shaved Spring Vegetables, White Balsamic Vinaigrette 


Soup du Jour



Entrée Selections


Braised Lamb Shank
Potato and Melted Leek Purée, Haricot Vert, Tomato Confit
Roasted Lamb and Thyme Jus


Pan-Seared Lake Michigan Whitefish
Braised Heirloom Beans, Glazed Carrots, Poached Asparagus
Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette


Seared Chicken Breast
Potato and Melted Leek Purée, Poached Asparagus
Roasted Chicken Jus  

Zucchini and Spring Pea Tart
Sheep’s Milk Cheese, Lemon Thyme


Seasonal Special Entrée



Dessert Selections


Amaretto Chocolate Torte
 Candied Almonds, Apricot Compote


Fresh Seasonal Fruit
 Fromage Blanc, Wildflower Honey


House-Made Chocolate Chip Cookie Plate


Fresh Berries



Cocktail Services
 Tastes $8


Marinated Olives
 with Citrus and Fresh Herbs


Roasted Almonds
 with Thyme and Sea Salt


Seasonal Savory Breadsticks



Salon Savories and Sweets  

Poached Shrimp Cocktail
 Classic Cocktail Sauce


Smoked Salmon Plate
 Crème Fraîche, Dill, Hearth-Roasted Dark Rye Bread Crisps


Artisan Cheese Plate



Assorted Petite Cookies



House-Made Chocolate Chip Cookie Plate




Signature Cocktails


Barber's Bubbles
 Roederer Estate Brut, Crème de Cassis, Dry Curacao, Orange Curl


Spell Caster
 Hendrick's Gin, Lemon-Verbena, Ginger Ale, Basil


 Grey Goose Vodka, Pomegranate, Lime



To learn more about the Graham Room, please email or call AlexandraVoigt, Lyric Opera's Assistant Director of Development - Donor Services/Special Events, at 312-827-5660.