Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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 new 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. For matinee performances, the Bistro will be open beginning at 11:30am. For evening performances, the Bistro will have reservations available for a 5:00pm seating.

Reservations are available. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation to be guaranteed a table. Reservations recommended, walk-ins 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

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Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro



Minestrone Soup (v) $7.50
ditalini pasta, tomato broth, fresh vegetables, herbs, shaved parmesan

French Onion Dip (v) $9.50
onions braised in bordelaise, crème fraîche, chive, toasted baguette

Cheese Plate $11.95
brie, gouda, white cheddar, blue cheese

Fresh Fruit (gf)(df)(vg) $9.50



House-made empanadas, served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips. Select any three:

Chicken Fajita
Chihuahua Cheese, cilantro crème

Ratatouille (v)
Manchego cheese, salsa verde

Pork Chorizo
Chihuahua cheese, poblano sour cream




Chicken Caesar Salad (gf)
romaine, radicchio, grilled chicken breast, shaved parmesan, crispy chicken skin croutons, creamy Caesar dressing

Chop Salad (gf)(v)
romaine, garbanzo beans, pepperoncini, hearts of palm, green onions, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, roasted beets, champagne vinaigrette




Served with mixed green salad or Bistro Chips

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
red candy onion, crispy bacon, avocado, arugula, brioche bun

house-made porchetta, pickled red onion, arugula, dijonaise, house baguette

Turkey Wrap
smoked turkey, tomato, lettuce, Applewood smoked bacon, red onion, avocado aioli, whole wheat wrap

Steak Fajita Wrap
Fajita marinated steak, corn, black bean salsa, caramelized onions, roasted bell pepper aioli, tomato tortilla

Grilled Vegetable Wrap (v)
grilled squash, carrots, red bell peppers, eggplant, lettuce, spinach tortilla




Ropa Vieja
slow braised and shredded beef, onions, roasted bell peppers and tomatoes, served with rice and crispy plantains

Chicken Parmesan
pan-fried chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, penne, basil marinara, served with a side salad

Coq Au Vin
braised chicken, bacon lardons, pearl onions, mushrooms, bowtie pasta in a red burgundy sauce, served with a side salad



Bistro Salad $3.50
Bistro Chips $3.00
Bread & Butter $2.50



(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