The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Pedersen Room at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room is the perfect upscale dining option for your evening or afternoon out at Lyric. The Pedersen Room Restaurant features new décor, a sophisticated new menu by Jewell Events Catering, and a wine list curated by Master Sommelier Alpana Singh. Service is prix fixe, and reservations are required for this elegant street-level restaurant.

New this season is our Featured Chef program, in which top Chicago chefs and restaurateurs are invited to create signature featured entrées for each opera.

Executive Chef/Owner Martial Noguier of Bistronomic will create a featured entrée option for The Pearl Fishers, and Mary Nguyen Aregoni, Theresa Nguyen, and their mother Mama Suu of Saigon Sisters will create a featured entrée option for Turandot (additional chefs will be announced at a later date.) Diners will have the option of ordering the prix-fixe dinner or the featured chef’s entrée with sides, garnish, and accoutrements.

The featured chef or restaurateur will be on hand to greet diners in The Pedersen Room on one performance date during each opera’s run (as their schedules permit).

You’re invited to pre-order desserts and beverages for your intermission or post-performance enjoyment by placing your order at The Pedersen Room prior to curtain time. The Pedersen Room will open at 11:30am and 12:45pm for matinee performances*, 4:45pm and 6:15pm for evening performances, and will remain open for an hour after the performance.

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

Reservations are required in the Pedersen Room. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation to be guaranteed a table.

Please note that the Pedersen Room 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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The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room



Please select one of the following

Brussels and Kale Salad (gf)
dried blueberries, salt-roasted marcona almonds, applewood bacon lardons, red cabbage, grape tomatoes, manchego cheese, meyer lemon vinaigrette

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Soup (gf)
Pahlais cheese, herb and 10 YR balsamic oil

Please select one from each of the following courses

Hickory Smoked Atlantic Salmon
buttered toast point, remoulade sauce, charred lemon

Soft Scrambled Eggs (v)
sauteed enoki mushrooms, asparagus spear, ramps, rye toast

Artichoke Hearts (gf)
saffron aioli, dill greek yogurt, yellow beet slaw

Please select one from each of the following courses

“Off the Hook” Ocean Catch (gf)
grilled fingerling potatoes, smoked beets, snow pea slaw, roasted wild mushrooms, cauliflower puree, lemon herb nage

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball
tomato fondue, marinara, pear and cheese sacchetti pasta, green beans, micro greens

Roasted Veal
creamy orzo pilaf, corn, grape tomato, haricot vert, caper lemon butter sauce

Spiced Pork Loin
scallion and ramp grit cakes, goat cheese, creamed corn, roasted red onion, island spiced bbq sauce

Seared Turnips (v) (gf)
melted saffron leeks, English pea puree, warm tomato confit

Desserts are à la carte

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 mouse, paired with white chocolate ice cream

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

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

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

Mignardises $9.00
chocolate-dipped macaron, truffle, key lime shortbread, coconut macaroon, mixed berry clafoutis, hazelnut chocolate cookie

Cheese Plate $10.95

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Plate $8.95

(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free

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