Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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. 

Make the most of your experience by pre-ordering desserts and beverages for your intermission or post performance enjoyment. Simply place your order at the Bistro prior to curtain time. 

Located on the third floor of The Civic Opera House.

Reservations are required for matinees and second seating for evening performances. You must arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation in order to be guaranteed a table.

Refreshments available at intermission, and also post performance for matinees. Walk-ins available on a first-come, first-served basis for 4:45pm seating.

Please note that the Florian Opera Bistro is only open to patrons who hold tickets for that day's performance. Entry to all restaurants is through the Civic Opera House after presentation of tickets.

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Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro


Soupe du jour $6.95
served with fresh bread

Cheese Plate $9.50
Artisanal selections, served with roasted almonds and dried apricot

Fresh Fruit (v) (gf) $7.50 


Served on Ciabatta bread
with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

Speck $14.50
cured pork, arugula, pickled red onions, and lemon aioli

Chicken Waldorf Salad $14.50
herb rotisserie chicken breast, toasted walnuts, grapes, green apples, bib lettuce, yogurt aioli

Fire Roasted Eggplant (v) $14.50
red bell peppers, arugula, boursin cheese spread 

ENTRÉES $28.00 

accompanied with Bistro special dessert

Mustard-Brined Herb Rotisserie Cornish Rock Game Hen
smashed fingerling potatoes, herb salad, lemon caper vinaigrette

Roasted Golden Trout 
smashed fingerling potatoes, herb salad, lemon caper vinaigrette


Red Lentils Salad
(gf) $10.00
bacon, lardons, spinach, basil, cucumber, sherry vinaigrette

Rye Bread Salad (gf) $10.00
croutons, arugula, grape tomatoes, boursin cheese, mustard and dill vinaigrette

Garden Salad (gf) $10.00
roasted beets, shaved green apple, heard boiled egg, mix greens, buttermilk tarragon dressing

Herb rotisserie chicken (gf) $5.00

Add Sliced Speck (gf) $5.00 


Cinnamon Apple Crostata $9.50
toffee sauce, crème Chantilly, apple chips

Lemon Soufflé Cake $9.50
vanilla bean whipped cream, orange bourbon sauce

Opera Cake $9.50
almond cake, whiskey-chocolate ganache, espresso buttercream, chocolate glaçage

Chocolate Dome $9.50
peanut butter whipped cream, candied peanuts chocolate

Cookie Plate $8.00
Renée’s spicy ginger cookie, Sir Andrew’s chocolate chip cookie, along with a Mason’s Macaroon

(v) vegetarian  (gf) gluten free