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.

Dine on a seasonal menu of gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, and entrées prepared by Jewell Events Catering while surrounded by photos and memorabilia from your favorite Lyric productions. Don't forget to pre-order beverages or food at the Bistro prior to curtain time so they'll be waiting for you at intermission.

Reservations are held for 15 minutes. Reservations are recommended, walk-ins are welcome based on availability. 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.

Sample Menu

This sample menu showcases the range of seasonal options that might be available on the day of your reservation. Check back closer to your performance for up-to-date selections.


Light bites

Minestrone Soup (v) $7.50
ditalini pasta, tomato broth, fresh vegetables, herbs, shaved parmesan

French Onion Dip (v) $9.50
onions braised in bordelaise, crème fraîche, chive, toasted baguette

Cheese Plate $11.95
brie, gouda, white cheddar, blue cheese

Fresh Fruit (gf)(df)(vg) $9.50


Empanada trio

House-made empanadas, served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips. Select any three:

Chicken Fajita
Chihuahua Cheese, cilantro crème

Ratatouille (v)
Manchego cheese, salsa verde

Pork Chorizo
Chihuahua cheese, poblano sour cream




Chicken Caesar Salad (gf)
romaine, radicchio, grilled chicken breast, shaved parmesan, crispy chicken skin croutons, creamy Caesar dressing

Chop Salad (gf)(v)
romaine, garbanzo beans, pepperoncini, hearts of palm, green onions, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, roasted beets, champagne vinaigrette


Sandwiches & wraps

Served with mixed green salad or Bistro Chips

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
red candy onion, crispy bacon, avocado, arugula, brioche bun

house-made porchetta, pickled red onion, arugula, dijonaise, house baguette

Turkey Wrap
smoked turkey, tomato, lettuce, Applewood smoked bacon, red onion, avocado aioli, whole wheat wrap

Steak Fajita Wrap
Fajita marinated steak, corn, black bean salsa, caramelized onions, roasted bell pepper aioli, tomato tortilla

Grilled Vegetable Wrap (v)
grilled squash, carrots, red bell peppers, eggplant, lettuce, spinach tortilla




Ropa Vieja
slow braised and shredded beef, onions, roasted bell peppers and tomatoes, served with rice and crispy plantains

Chicken Parmesan
pan-fried chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, penne, basil marinara, served with a side salad

Coq Au Vin
braised chicken, bacon lardons, pearl onions, mushrooms, bowtie pasta in a red burgundy sauce, served with a side salad


À la carte items

Bistro Salad $3.50
Bistro Chips $3.00
Bread & Butter $2.50



(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free (df) dairy free
Select items can be made vegetarian or vegan Please ask your server.
There is a 2-card limit on all split bills

Photos: Mark Ballogg, Jaclyn Simpson