The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room is the perfect upscale dining option for your evening or afternoon out at Lyric. The Pedersen Room Restaurant features a sophisticated seasonal menu by Jewell Events Catering. Service is prix fixe, and reservations are required for this elegant street-level restaurant.

You’re invited to pre-order desserts and beverages for your intermission or post-performance enjoyment by placing your order at The Pedersen Room prior to curtain time. The Pedersen Room will open for two seatings at 11:30am and 12:45pm for matinee performances and 4:15pm and 5:45pm for evening performances, and will remain open for an hour after the performances. 

Reservations are required in the Pedersen Room. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation to be guaranteed a table.

Please note that the Pedersen Room 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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Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room at Lyric Opera of Chicago


A prix-fixe dining experience at $40
Please select one dish from each of the following


House Salad (gf)(v)
mixed greens, cucumbers, red onion, grape tomatoes, parmesan crisp, lemon oregano vinaigrette

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




Grilled Artichoke (v)
artichoke hearts, parsley gremolata, lemon aioli

Shrimp and Grits
jumbo shrimp a la plancha, Spanish chorizo, cheddar grits

Whipped Feta (v)
tahini, fennel pollen, lemon zest, oregano, toasted baguette

Lobster Deviled Eggs (gf)
poached lobster, Aleppo aioli, chive




Herb-crusted Teres Major Steak (gf)
chimichurri, roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus

Pan-seared Salmon (gf)
roasted mushrooms, braised leeks, white wine, crème fraiche, aged balsamic

Stuffed Ravioli
spinach, roasted garlic, fontina Romano cheese, pancetta, English peas, tomato cream sauce

Smothered Chicken (gf)
caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms, grilled squash, provolone, wild rice pilaf

Eggplant Caprese (gf)(v)
grilled eggplant, beef steak tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, arugula, basil, aged balsamic




by Chef Anthony Reyes from Mable’s Table

Coconut Shrimp – $45 prix-fixe
spiced rum, curry, grilled pineapple and mint salsa

(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 for all split bills.