Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Conveniently located on the third floor of the Lyric Opera House, the Florian Opera Bistro is a casual and chic European-style bistro with a new menu by Jewell Events Catering. Complete with a full bar and a wine list curated by Master Sommelier Alpana Singh, the Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a light pre-performance meal, a glass of wine during intermission, or a post-curtain cocktail or dessert.

You’re welcome to pre-order beverages or food at the Bistro prior to curtain time and pick it up during intermission or after the performance. For matinee performances, the Bistro will be open beginning at 12p.m. and for an hour after the performance ends. For evening performances, the Bistro will have reservations available for a 5:30pm seating.

Reservations are now available in the Florian Opera Bistro for every seating. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation to be guaranteed a table. Walk-ins are also available for all seatings on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note that the Florian Opera Bistro is open only to patrons who hold tickets for that day's performance. Entry to all restaurants is through the Lyric Opera House after presentation of tickets

Restaurant reservations will open for subscribers on Tuesday, September 4. Individual ticket holders may reserve beginning Monday, October 8.

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Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro



Soup du Jour
please ask your server

Cheese Plate $10.95
bleu cheese, cheddar, gouda, brie 

Fresh Fruit $8.95 


Open-faced on multigrain bread, served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips. Select any three: 

Cedar Wood Grilled Salmon
herb cream cheese, frisee and apple salad 

Grilled Beef Tenderloin
bleu cheese fondue, blistered tomato and onion relish 

Avocado Toast (v)
avocado, hardboiled egg, crushed red pepper, tomato compote 


Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips 

California Turkey $15.95
smoked turkey, avocado, chive cream cheese, lettuce & tomato served on a croissant 

Antipasto Wrap $15.95
salami, provolone, artichoke, roasted red peppers, homemade giardiniera, oil & vinegar 

Grilled Eggplant & Gouda Flatbread (v) $15.95
smoked gouda, grilled eggplant, eggplant tapenade, artichoke hummus, arugula, meyer lemon vinaigrette 


Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips 

Gruyere Cheese, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Kale (v)

Fontina, Wild Mushroom, and Asparagus (v)

Mozzarella, Basil, and Heirloom Tomato (v) 


Roasted Chicken
roasted sliced chicken, tomatoes, dried cranberries, julienned crisp apples, shaved pecorino romano, corn, marcona almonds, citrus vinaigrette, petite focaccia croutons 

Sashimi Sliced Tuna (gf) $16.95
sashimi seared tuna, mixed greens, mandarin orange, spun carrots, wasabi peas, tamarind cilantro ginger vinaigrette 

Brussels and Kale (gf) $16.95
radicchio cup, dried blueberries, salt roasted marcona almonds, applewood bacon lardons, red cabbage, grape tomatoes, manchego cheese, harvest grains, meyer lemon vinaigrette 


Classic Opera Cake
thin layers of roulade soaked with coffee syrup, coffee buttercream, chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate glaze and chocolate sauce 

Apple Crostata $10.95
flaky puff pastry baked with fresh ripe apples, served with vanilla ice cream 

Freud's Chocolate Hazelnut Royal $10.95
chocolate almond cake paired with chocolate hazelnut crunch, caramelized hazelnut bavaroise, enriched chocolate mousse 

Key Lime Pie $10.95
creamy key lime custard with a graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and lime zest 

Sorbet or Ice Cream (gf) $6.95
two scoops of your choice of vanilla ice cream or dairy-free lemon sorbet 

Mignardises $9.00
(will vary throughout the season)
traditional macarons, chocolate orange biscotti, German spice cookie 

(v) vegetarian  (gf) gluten free

There is a 2-credit-card limit on split bills