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 4:45pm and 6:15pm seatings.

*To accommodate Die Walküre’s earlier start times, both restaurants will open at 11:30am for matinees and at 4pm for evening performances.

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

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Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro



Roasted Eggplant & Heirloom Tomato Soup (v) $7.50
palhais cheese, herb and 10 YR balsamic oil

Cheese Plate $10.95
artisanal selections, served with dried fruit and roasted nuts

Fresh Fruit $8.95

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

Cedar Wood Grilled Salmon

herb cream cheese, frisée and apple salad

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

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

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


Roasted Chicken Salad $16.95
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, mango, spun carrots, wasabi peas, tamarind, cilantro ginger vinaigrette

Brussels and Kale Salad (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

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)


Classic Opera Cake $10.95
thin layers of roulade soaked with coffee syrup, coffee buttercream, chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate glaze and chocolate sauce

Freud’s Chocolate Hazelnut Royal $10.95
chocolate almond cake paired with chocolate hazelnut crunch, caramelized hazelnut bavaroise, enriched chocolate mousse, paired with white chocolate ice cream

Pistachio Bavarian $10.95
pistachio dacquoise, raspberry gelée, pistachio Bavarian, paired with raspberry sorbet

White Chocolate Spiced Mango Bomb $10.95
white genoise, mango spiced coulis, smoked macadamia crisp, white chocolate bavaroise

Sorbet and Ice Cream (gf) $6.95
vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet

Mignardises $9.00
(will vary throughout the season)
chocolate-dipped macaron, truffles, key lime shortbread, coconut macaroon, mixed berry clafoutis, hazelnut chocolate cookie

(v) vegetarian  (gf) gluten free

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