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

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.




Soup of the Day $7.50

Tomato Soup (v) $7.50
Creamy tomato soup with herb goat cheese crostini and

Cheese Plate (v) $12.25
Brie, gouda, white cheddar, blue cheese, served with fig jam,
grapes, and Carr crackers

Fresh Fruit Plate (gf)(df)(v) $9.50
Assorted seasonal fruit


Open-face, served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips. Select
any three.

Herb toast point topped with smoked salmon, herb cream
cheese, and everything seasoning

Herb toast point with Roquefort cream, herb crusted steak,
caramelized pears, and chives

Apple (v)
Herb toast point with creamy brie, apple jam, and Marcona



Italian Chopped Salad
Iceberg and radicchio with provolone, Genoa salami,
tomato, pepperoncini and red onion in a red wine oregano

Beet Salad (v) (gf)
Romaine and mixed greens with orange segments, toasted
pine nuts, goat cheese, and beets in a citrus vinaigrette

Watermelon Tomato (gf)
Heirloom tomato, watermelon, red onion, basil, burrata,
lime and prosciutto topped with a balsamic glaze reduction


QUICHE $16.50
Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

With spinach and swiss cheese

Italian Opera
With sausage, onion, and white cheddar


Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

Roast Turkey & Gouda
Turkey, bacon, gouda, lettuce, tomato and basil mayo on a

Tomato, Cucumber, & Avocado (v)
Lemon cream cheese spread topped with fresh spinach,
cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and avocado on
multigrain bread

Shaved ham, roasted pork, swiss, mustard and pickles on
Cuban bread


ENTRÉES $29.50

Served with mixed green salad

Short Rib
Braised short rib with potato and parsnip mash, broccolini,
and crispy leeks


Chef Special $28.00

Rigatoni Bolognese
Rigatoni noodles tossed in a rich meat sauce and garnished
with parmesan cheese


Bread & Butter Basket $4.00
Bistro Salad $3.50
Bistro Chips $3.00


(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

For your Pleasure — Desserts

Classic Opera Cake $10.95
Almond dacquoise, mocha buttercream, amaretto cream kisses, and amarena cherry crème anglaise

Dark Chocolate Delice $10.95
Vanilla bean crème brûlée filling, shortbread, chocolate mirror glaze, and raspberry crème anglaise

Key Lime Tart $10.95
With vanilla Chantilly ribbon and key lime caramel

Assorted Cookie Plate $10.95
Ruby chocolate cremeux served with chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and sugar cookies

Ice Cream (gf) $6.95
Two scoops of your choice of vanilla or seasonal flavor ice cream, or seasonal flavor dairy-free sorbet

Cheese Plate $12.25
brie, gouda, white cheddar, blue cheese

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Plate $9.50