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.




Zuppa Toscano $7.50
Italian sausage, potatoes, onions, kale, in a roasted chicken stock topped with parmesan

Soup of the Day $7.50

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.

Herb toast point topped with buffalo ricotta, fresh honeycomb, and toasted pistachio

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

Short Rib
Herb toast point with celery root puree, radish, red wine braised short ribs, bordelaise, micro greens



Belgian endive, romaine, honey crisp apples, pomegranate arils, garlic herb croutons, shaved manchego, tossed in white balsamic vinaigrette

Romaine and mixed greens with orange segments, toasted slivered almonds, goat cheese, roasted beets tossed in a citrus vinaigrette

toasted slivered almonds, goat cheese, roasted beets tossed in a citrus vinaigrette

Ginger Sesame Chicken
Mixed greens, shredded Napa cabbage, carrots, radish, grilled ginger sesame chicken breast, crispy lo mein noodles, tossed in a ginger sesame 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

Grilled flat bread with fried green tomato, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, arugula, and aged balsamic

Chicken Caesar
Grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, red onion on a parmesan roll with parmesan Caesar aioli


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

Italian Sausage Rigatoni
Italian sausage rigatoni in a spicy cream sauce with parmigiana 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

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