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 Lyric 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 Lyric Opera House after presentation of tickets.

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Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro


English Split Pea Soup (v) (gf) $6.95
English split pea, brioche crouton, and fresh mint 

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

Fresh Fruit (v) (gf) $7.50 

Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips 

Roast Beef Sandwich $14.50
roast beef, watercress, beefsteak tomato, horseradish aioli, sliced marble rye bread 

Coronation Chicken Salad Sandwich $14.50
curried chicken, golden raisins, celery, cucumber, little gem lettuce, sliced cracked wheat with oat bread 

Spring Tart (v) (gf) $14.50
spring onion, swiss chard and gruyere cheese


Waldorf Salad (v) (gf) $10.75 
little gem lettuce, red grapes, toasted walnuts, sliced pears, blue cheese, and green goddess dressing
English Garden Salad (v) (gf) $10.75
mixed greens, runner beans, roasted tomatoes, red new potatoes, and honey mustard dressing 

Salted Pork — cured and spiced (gf) $5.00
Smoked Chicken Breast — lightly smoked (gf) $5.00 

Served with mixed green salad or chips 

Beef Shepherd's Pie (gf)
classic English beef stew with peas, carrots, onions, and red wine topped with potato gratin
Seafood Shepherd's Pie (gf)
salmon, tilapia, and bay shrimp stew with onions, fennel, peas, and white wine topped potato gratin and a fennel fern garnish


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

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

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

Cheese Cake Brownie $9.50
raspberry glazage sauce, graham cracker crumbs, fresh raspberries 

Cookie Plate $8.00
chocolate biscotti, coconut macaron, butter espresso 

(v) vegetarian  (gf) gluten free

There is a 3 credit card limit on split bills