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 post-curtain 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 or after the performance. For matinee performances, the Bistro will be open beginning at 11:30am and for an hour after the performance ends. For evening performances, the Bistro will have reservations available for a 5:00pm seating.

Reservations are available for first seating only. 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

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Bistro Menu



Roasted Corn Soup (gf)(df)(vg) $7.50
charred com, roasted red bell peppers, tomatoes, scallions, tortilla strips

Soup du jour
please ask your server for today’s selection

Cheese Plate
brie, gouda, white cheddar, blue cheese

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


Open faced on sliced baguette, served with mixed green salad or Bistro Chips. $16.25

Select any three:

Black Garlic Marinated Steak
truffle mayo, candy red onion. Humboldt Fog cheese, watercress

Caprese (v)
whipped burrata spread, roasted grape tomatoes, basil, aged balsamic

Blue Crab
avocado, lime, pickled Fresno peppers, southwest aioli, chive


Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

California Turkey $17.25
avocado, chive cream cheese, lettuce & tomato, served on a croissant

Honey Ham $17.25
brie, green apples, arugula, honey mustard, served on multigrain bread

Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic Hummus (v) $17.25
Feta, frisée, cucumber, ones, red onion, oven dried tomatoes, served on grilled flatbread


Served with mixed green salad or Bistro Chips $15.50

Mushroom, Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Onion (v)
Artichoke, Manchego, Grilled Asparagus (v)
Sausage, White Cheddar, Roasted Red Pepper


Marinated Steak Salad (gf) $16.95
baby gem lettuce, fire roasted corn, roasted bell peppers, herb marinated tomatoes, Amish blue cheese. tortilla strips, chipotle ranch

Autumn Salad (gf)(v) $16.95
honeycrisp apples, butternut squash ribbons, romaine, hard-boiled egg, pecorino cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette

Italian Caesar (gf) $16.95
baby gem, radicchio, parmesan crisp, red onion, pepperoncini, crispy prosciutto, salami, Italian Caesar dressing


Classic Opera Cake $10.95
thin layers of roulade soaked with coffee syrup, coffee buttercream, chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate glaze

Flourless Chocolate Cake $10.95
berry compote, quenelle of whipped cream

Apple Galette $10.95
apple tart filled with custard, vanilla ice cream

Brown Butter and Caramel Pie $10.95
chocolate sauce, bubble sugar

Sorbet or Ice Cream (gf) $6.95
two scoops of your choice of vanilla ice cream, maple bourbon pecan ice cream, or dairy-free raspberry sorbet

Mignardises $9.00
(will vary throughout the season)
traditional macarons, seasonal pound cake, dark chocolate covered banana slices

(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