The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

The Pedersen Room at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The 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. Seating times allow you to enjoy the Pre-Opera Talk or head straight to the show.

For a prix fixe price of $37, you will be served a delightful first course, an elegant appetizer, and an unforgettable main course. Complement your meal by adding decadent desserts, fine wine, cocktails, beer, or other beverages.

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. 

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

The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room


Please select one from each of the following courses

Opera Salad (gf)
lolla rossa greens, candy stripe beets, buttermilk and tarragon dressing

Soup du jour 
potato, cabbage, and bacon with caraway biscuit 


Please select one from each of the following courses

Potato Cakes (gf) 
speck, yukon potato, kabocha squash, boursin cheese, arugula-pumpkin seed pesto

Beets & Sorrel (v) (gf)   
roasted beets, candied pistachios, blue cheese custard, hearts of fire

seared pastrami, horseradish, green apples, watercress


Please select one from each of the following courses

Roasted Salmon (gf)
roasted golden beets, caraway-braised cabbage, orange-fennel marmalade 

Milk & Fennel Braised Pork Shoulder
milk and fennel braised pork shoulder, smashed fingerling potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, gravy

Chicken (gf)
mustard-brined roasted boneless skin-on chicken thighs, pearl onions, asparagus, roasted mushrooms, chicken jus

Cabbage Rolls (v) (gf)
potato, mushroom and onion stuffed cabbage rolls, roasted tomatoes, boursin cheese and fennel fondu 


Desserts are À la Carte 

(v) vegetarian  (gf) gluten free