Make your afternoon or evening out even more delicious with Lyric's on-site restaurants and dining options.

Lyric is proud to partner with Jewell Events Catering for the casual and chic Florian Opera Bistro and the elegant Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room. Your dining experience will be a pleasure from start to finish.

The William B. and Catherine Graham Room is Lyric's luxurious home for annual contributors of $7,500 and above. Enjoy innovative cuisine by Calihan Catering and an extraordinary wine list in an exclusive club atmosphere with private lounges and cloakroom.

Additionally, a pre-ordered beverage from one our many bars, a sip of afternoon tea, or a glass-clink of champagne at Cheers!, could be the perfect complement to your visit.  

Whether you're a regular at one of our Lyric Opera restaurants, or have yet to join us for a meal, you're invited to experience dining at Lyric for yourself. 

Florian Opera Bistro

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 contemporary-classic menu by Jewell Events Catering. Complete with a full bar, the Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a light pre-performance meal or a glass of wine during intermission.

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 for your afternoon or evening out at Lyric. The Pedersen Room Restaurant features a sophisticated seasonal prix-fixe menu by Jewell Events Catering.

Reservations required.

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The William B. and Catherine Graham Room

Reserved for members only, the Graham Room's innovative cuisine and impeccable service provide a sophisticated setting for Lyric's most generous patrons. Complimentary valet parking is also included with your membership.

Reservations and membership required (American Airlines Mezzanine level)

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Cheers! Champagne Bar

Cheers! champagne bar serves an exclusive assortment of French Champagnes, international and domestic sparkling wines, plus 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 when the opera-house doors open, an hour before each performance, through the end of intermission.

A glass-clink at our champagne bar could be the perfect complement to your elegant evening or afternoon out at Lyric. 

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy signature pastries, scrumptious finger sandwiches, and the finest Kilogram teas at Lyric Opera's afternoon tea. 

Before every Sunday matinee opera performance you can enjoy pre-opera tea service for $44 ($54 with one glass of sparkling wine) at cozy tables on the American Airlines Mezzanine level of the Lyric Opera House. Additional glasses of sparkling wine may be purchased at $11/glass.

Purchase online now or call Audience Service at 312.827.5600


Celebration Package

Make a special occasion even more memorable by pre-ordering Lyric's Celebration Package for one.

Enjoy one glass of sparkling wine, plus a piece of mouth-watering Opera Cake for only $20.

Relish it all at a reserved table on the American Airlines Mezzanine.

Purchase online now or call Audience Services at 312.827.5600

Refreshments, Pre-Ordering, and Additional Dining

Lyric Opera of Chicago offers refreshments for purchase before performances and during intermissions in our restaurants and throughout the Lyric Opera House. Specialty cocktails are offered throughout the season — stop by one of our bars to see the current cocktail offerings!

Skip the line! Did you know you can pre-order your beverages for intermission? Take advantage of pre-ordering refreshments in person at any of the Lyric Opera bars or restaurants or on your phone with the Lyric Opera Drink app.

  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.

Additionally, there are numerous restaurants near the Lyric Opera House for pre-opera meals or drinks. Browse our list of recommendations.