Dine at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Dine at Lyric

The pleasure and comfort of dining right at the Civic Opera House are yours.



Make your performance even more delicious with one of Lyric's three on-site restaurants options. Perfect for both evening and matinee patrons looking for ambiance, choice, and hassle-free convenience, Lyric offers several unique restaurants with marvelous food created by Calihan Catering. Choose from the casual and chic Florian Opera Bistro or fine dining in The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room. Lyric's legendary Graham Room offers haute cuisine and an extraordinary wine list for annual contributors of $7,500 and above.


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Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro Delight in this European bistro atmosphere and choose from gourmet sandwiches, savory entrées, salads, and soups. Full bar service and beverages available. Complete with a full bar, enjoy pre-performance dining, a glass of wine during intermission, or post-performance cocktail.

Reservations required for matinees and second seating for evening performances (Third Floor)
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The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room Experience a three-course, prix-fixe dinner at the opera house with seating times that allow you to enjoy the Pre-Opera Talk or head straight to the show. Complement your meal by adding decadent desserts, fine wine, cocktails, beer, or other beverages.

Reservations required (Main Floor level)
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The William B. and Catherine Graham Room

The William B. and Catherine Graham Room Lyric's luxurious home for annual contributors of $7,500 and above. Enjoy haute cuisine and an extraordinary wine list in an exclusive club atmosphere with private lounges and cloakroom. Complimentary valet parking privileges with membership.

Reservations and membership required (American Airlines Mezzanine level)
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Additional Dining Options

Enjoy refreshments before and during the performance! Lyric Opera of Chicago offers refreshments for purchase before performances and during intermissions in the restaurants and throughout the Civic Opera House. Try one of Lyric's signature cocktails created in the spirit of each production.

Pre-order and skip the lines! Take advantage of pre-ordering refreshments at any of the bars or restaurants and picking them up at intermission.

Additionally, there are numerous restaurants near Lyric's Civic Opera House for pre-opera meals. Browse a list of recommendations.
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Lyric Souvenir Cups

Lyric Souvenir Cups NEW! This season, enjoy refreshments in the theater with our exclusive reusable Lyric Cups, which can be purchased for $3 (plus the cost of beverage).

Bagged Lunches for Les Troyens

Bagged Lunches for Les Troyens Enjoy a meal during first intermission of Les Troyens. Bagged lunches are available for $15 and may be pre-ordered in the lobby upon arrival at the Civic Opera House. Choose from three delectable sandwiches (roast beef, turkey, or vegetarian) with chips and water and dine with your fellow opera lovers as you chat about the opera!

Sushi: Available on select dates!

Sushi: Available on select dates! Sushi Bar in the Rice Grand Foyer during select performance dates! Prepared by Executive Chef Tom Osaki of M Square Sushi, sushi will be available for the performance on Sunday, December 4. Visit Lyric’s Sushi bar on the Main Floor by the stairs down to the opera club, and choose a Nigiri & Maki Combo (8pcs) for $15, a Maki Combo (12 pcs) for $12, or a Single Maki (8pcs) for $8, plus seaweed or edamame sides for $4. Order and enjoy before the show or at intermission. The perfect accompaniment to your opera experience!