The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Pedersen Room at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen RoomThe Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room is the perfect fine dining option for Lyric Opera performances. Located on the main floor, you will be surrounded by the elegant architecture and ambiance of the Civic Opera House and have plenty of time to make your way to your seat.  

For a prix fixe price of $35, you will be served a delightful first course, an elegant appetizer, and an unforgettable main course. Reservations for dining are required. In addition, make the most of your experience by pre-ordering desserts and beverages for your intermission or post performance enjoyment. Place your order at the Pedersen Room prior to curtain time. 

Reservations are available for pre-performance dining of The King and I. To make a reservation simply follow the prompt when you are purchasing your tickets online or, for previously purchased tickets, go to My Lyric to view the dining options for your performance and book a reservation. If you need assistance call 312-827-5700. 

You must arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled reservation in order to be guaranteed a table.

Please note that The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room is only open to patrons who hold tickets for that date's performance. Entry to all restaurants is through the Civic Opera House after presentation of tickets.

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The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room Menu


Opera Salad (gf)
artisanal greens with shredded green papaya, cucumber, carrots, mint, lime-coriander vinaigrette



Brussels SproutsPlease select one from each of the following courses

Soup du jour (gf) (v)

Brussels Sprouts
pork belly, brussels sprout, garlic, red curry dressing, crispy shallots, perilla

Chicken Cracklings (gf)
purple kohlrabi, apple, thai hot and sour vinaigrette, cilantro, mint, sesame seeds

Thai Arancini (v)
jasmine rice, red curry paste, kaffir lime, chamomile nam pla vinaigrette



Please select one from each of the following courses

Roasted Salmon (gf)
coconut-green curry sauce, fried rice, hearts of palm, bean sprouts, mint, grapefruit

Hoisin Marinated Flat Iron Steak
sweet potato-yellow curry mash, galangal red wine reduction, thai herb salad

Basil Chicken (gf)
basil brined roasted boneless skin-on chicken thighs, curried cashew, chinese long beans, tamarind sauce

Vegetarian (v)
sweet potato cakes, charred baby carrots, petite kale, togarashi vinaigrette



Desserts are À la Carte

(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free