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)
mixed greens, shaved fennel, grated parmesan, Italian vinaigrette


Please select one from each of the following courses

Soup - Spring Ribollita (v)
spring pea, leek and fava bean soup, kale, white beans, pesto, grilled country bread
add: Italian sausage

Antipasto (gf)
bresaola, sopressata, fresh mozzarella, baby artichokes, cerignola olive, sun-dried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil

Grilled Calamari (gf)
marinated white beans, chopped parsley, grilled Meyer lemon

Bruschetta (v)
grilled Tuscan bread, heirloom tomato, garlic, basil, arugula, grated parmesan, balsamic glaze


Please select one from each of the following courses

Grilled Shrimp (gf)
grilled shrimp, peperonata, crisp polenta, gremolata

Braised Beef in Barolo (gf)
red wine braised beef, brocolini, cipollini onion & potato puree, Barolo wine reduction

Tuscan Chicken Breast
bone-in chicken breast, heirloom tomato, cucumber, arugula panzanella, fresh mozzarella, red wine & oregano vinaigrette, basil pesto

Arancini (v)
english pea and pesto arancini, grilled asparagus, cipollini onion & potato puree


Desserts are À la Carte 

(v) vegetarian  (gf) gluten free