Restaurants & dining

Whether you're looking for an elegant way to begin your night at the opera, a casual pre-matinee bite, or an exclusive members-only experience, our on-site restaurants offer a convenient and delicious accompaniment to your performance.

Lyric is proud to partner with Jewell Events Catering for the chic and casual Florian Opera Bistro and the upscale Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room.

The William B. and Catherine Graham Room is Lyric's luxurious home for annual contributors at the Distinguished Patron level. Enjoy innovative cuisine by Calihan Catering, an extraordinary wine list, and superb service in an exclusive setting.

Whichever Lyric Opera restaurant you choose, your dining experience will be a pleasure from appetizer to dessert. Additionally, a pre-ordered beverage from one of our many bars, a beverage in a Lyric cup, or a glass-clink of champagne at Cheers!, could be the perfect complement to your visit.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, all restaurants at Lyric Opera House are currently closed.

Florian Opera Bistro

The Florian Opera Bistro is a casual and chic European-style restaurant that is conveniently located on the third floor of the Lyric Opera House. Complete with a full bar, the Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a light pre-performance meal, a glass of wine during intermission, a specialty cocktail, or a scrumptious dessert.

Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome based on availability.

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The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room is the perfect upscale dining option to complement your evening or afternoon out at Lyric. The prix-fixe dining experience allows you to choose from a curated selection of soups, salads, appetizers, entrées, and desserts inspired by the works on our stage.

Reservations required.

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The William B. and Catherine Graham Room

An unparalleled dining experience, ​The William B. and Catherine Graham Room​'s innovative cuisine by Calihan Catering and superb, friendly service provide a sophisticated setting reserved for Lyric's annual contributors at the Distinguished Patron level.

Reservations and membership required (American Airlines Mezzanine level)

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Skip the line!

Skip the line!

Pre-order your beverages for intermission and they'll be waiting for you when the houselights turn on. Stop by any of the Lyric Opera bars or restaurants to place your pre-order or download the Lyric Opera Drink app to reserve with your phone. Here's how:

  1. Download the Lyric Opera Drink app from the App Store or Google Play and create your account.

  2. On the date of your performance, make your selection.

  3. Choose when and where you'd like to pick up your order (two convenient locations are available on the Main or 4th Floor) — it's that simple!

Orders must be completed one hour before curtain time.

Refreshments and additional dining

A full range of refreshments and light snacks are available for purchase at lobby and foyer bars on every level of the opera house. Look for specialty cocktails offered throughout the season and be be sure to ask for your beverage in a Lyric cup so you can bring it with you to your seat.

Additionally, there are numerous restaurants located near the Lyric Opera House for pre-opera meals or drinks. Browse the local dining list here.

Cheers! champagne bar

A glass-clink of champagne is the perfect complement to your elegant outing out at Lyric. Cheers! champagne bar serves an exclusive assortment of French Champagnes, international and domestic sparkling wines, Bellinis, mimosas, and sparkling cocktails.

Find Cheers! in the Rice Grand Foyer, between Aisles 3 and 4, directly across from the grand staircase. Cheers! and all Foyer & Lobby bars will be open with the opera house, an hour before each performance, through the end of intermission.

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Todd Rosenberg, Jaclyn Simpson