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

Shrimp and Corn Chowder $7.50
Creamy New England style chowder with shrimp, corn, and potatoes

Cheese Plate $12.25
Brie, Gouda, white cheddar, blue cheese, served with fig jam, grapes, and Carr crackers

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


TOAST TRIO $16.75 
Open-faced, served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips. Select any three.

Caprese (v)
Herb toast point topped with heirloom tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil, and aged balsamic

Truffle (v)
Herb toast point topped with goat cheese, truffle oil, caramelized onions, and toasted pine nuts

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



Wacker Street
Grilled chicken breast, mixed greens, grape tomatoes, avocado, craisins, goat cheese, almonds, corn, roasted red bell peppers, and croutons in a citrus vinaigrette

Beet (v)
Romaine and mixed greens with orange segments, toasted slivered almonds, goat cheese, and roasted beets in a citrus vinaigrette

Wedge (gf)
Iceberg lettuce, marinated tomatoes, hardboiled egg, crispy pancetta, and green onions with Maytag blue cheese dressing


QUICHE $16.50
Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

Roasted Mushroom
Roasted forest mushroom with smoked Gouda

Crumbled bacon with white cheddar


Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

California Turkey
Avocado, chive cream cheese, lettuce & tomato, served on a croissant

Vegetable (v)
Lemon cream cheese spread topped with fresh spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and avocado on multigrain bread

Shredded BBQ pork, bread and butter pickles, and creamy coleslaw on a Hawaiian parmesan roll


ENTRÉES $29.50

Served with mixed green salad

Pot Roast
Top sirloin roasted and served with herb roasted vegetable and Yukon gold mashed potatoes topped with pan gravy


Chef Special $28.00

Bolognese, fresh basil, ricotta, mozzarella, and Italian herbs


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

Gianduja Pyramid $10.95
Gianduja mousse, hibiscus berry gelee, hazelnut dacquoise, hibiscus sauce, and gold leaf

Caramel Apple Cheesecake $10.95
Northern Spy (Michigan) cheesecake, spiced apple cake, with caramelized gold glaze, and an apple cranberry compote

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