Florian Opera Bistro

Florian Opera Bistro at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Florian Opera BistroCasual — yet chic and eclectic, too. Delight in the European bistro atmosphere and choose from gourmet sandwiches, savory tarts, salads, soups, and desserts. Full wine, beer, coffee, and bar service available.

For evening performances, refreshments will be available during intermissions. For matinees, refreshments will be available during intermissions and post performance.

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. Reservations are available. Please call 312-827-5700 to make a reservation.



Soupe du jour  $6.50
served with fresh bread

Vegetable Soup  (v)  $6.50
served with fresh bread

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

Fresh Fruit  (v) (gf)  $6.50

Open-faced, served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips
choose three

Smoked Trout
dill sweet-pickled cucumbers, watercress

Polipetti al Sugo
meatballs and mushroom sauce, mozzarella

Fall Squash Caponata (v)
pecorino, arugula, extra-virgin olive oil

Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

S.LT.  $13.50
thinly sliced smoked salmon with fried green tomatoes, frisée and tarragon aioli on onion roll

Panino di Pollo  $13.50
oregano-scented grilled chicken breast, cinnamon tomato jam, bibb lettuce, lemony cucumbers on crusty French roll

Terrina di Melanzane  (v)  $13.50 
seared eggplant terrine with goat cheese spread, oven-roasted tomatoes, and basil on toasted herbed focaccia


Grilled Beef Salad  (gf)  $15.00
marinated grilled flank steak with grilled romaine wedges, marinated tomato, shaved red onion, bacon, cucumber, potato gaufrette, blue cheese dressing

Shrimp Niçoise  (gf)  $14.00
marinated shrimp with mixed greens, red potatoes, sautéed zucchini, black olives, shaved radish, white anchovies, roasted red peppers, hard-boiled egg, balsamic dressing

Chicken Paillard & Orange Chopped Salad  (gf)  $14.00
seared pounded chicken breast with chopped romaine, shredded cabbage, mandarin orange, cucumber, toasted almonds in cilantro-lime vinaigrette

The Lyric Salad  (v)  $11.00
artisanal greens tossed with an assortment of grilled fall vegetables, shaved manchego cheese, and red wine oregano vinaigrette

Served with mixed green salad or Bistro chips

Ham, Sautéed Leek & Gruyere  $13.00

Marinated Artichoke, Mint & Cipollini Onion  (v)  $13.00

Spinach, Mushroom & Thyme  (v)  $13.00


Cinnamon Apple Crostata  $8.75
toffee sauce, crème Chantilly, apple chips

Lemon Tart  $8.75
whipped cream, freeze dry raspberry 

Opera Cake  $8.75
almond cake, whiskey-chocolate ganache, espresso buttercream, chocolate glaçage

The New Freud’s Fantasy  $7.75
chocolate hazelnut tart, coffee anglaise, cocoa reduction, banana whipped cream

Cookie Plate  $7.50
Renée’s spicy ginger cookie, Sir Andrew’s apricot sable cookie, along with a Mason’s Macaroon