Dine at Lyric

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

Lyric offers several unique restaurants with marvelous food created by Calihan Catering. Perfect for both evening and matinee patrons looking for ambiance, choice, and hassle-free convenience. 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.

Please note that the Florian Opera Bistro does not take reservations prior to matinee performances. Patrons wishing to dine in the Opera Bistro before matinee performances are encouraged to come to the opera house and check in with the Bistro to be seated.

Reservations for 2016/17 operas will be available late summer.

Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro A casual and chic European style bistro, The Florian Opera Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious gourmet sandwich, a savory tart or any of our decadent desserts. Complete with a full bar, enjoy pre-performance dining, a glass of wine during intermission, or post-performance cocktail.
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The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room is the perfect fine dining option for Lyric Opera performances. Located on the main floor, you will be surrounded by the elegant architecture and ambiance of the Civic Opera House and have plenty of time to make your way to your seat.
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The William B. and Catherine Graham Room

The William B. and Catherine Graham Room As always, during the 2016/17 opera season, Lyric's legendary Graham Room will continue to offer haute cuisine and an extraordinary wine list for annual contributors of $7,500 and above. Private cloakroom and lounges. Complimentary expedited valet parking.
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Additional Dining Options

Lyric Opera of Chicago offers refreshments for purchase before performances and during intermissions in the restaurants and throughout the Civic Opera House.

Additionally, there are numerous restaurants near the Civic Opera House available for a pre-opera meal. Browse a list of recommendations.
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