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 Lyric 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 Lyric 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 (v) (gf)
little gem lettuce, roasted tomatoes, and honey mustard vinaigrette

Please select one from each of the following courses

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

Bubbles and Squeak (v) (gf)
mushrooms, cabbage and yukon potato cake, and brie fondue

Chilled Smoked Trout (gf)
beet root salad, crème fraiche, and dill dressing

Scotch Egg
deep fried hard-boiled egg, sausage, and gribiche sauce

Please select one from each of the following courses

Fish & Chips
breaded and baked cod, braised cabbage, roasted red potatoes, tartar sauce, and sherry gastrique

Bangers and Mash (gf)
roasted white sausage, braised cabbage, mashed potatoes, and onion gravy

Rotisserie Chicken (gf)
rosemary brined roasted bone-in, skin on chicken thighs, herbed wild rice pilaf, buttered peas and carrots, natural chicken jus

Eggplant Vindaloo (v) (gf)
charred Japanese eggplant, grilled long beans, roasted sweet potatoes, coconut yellow curry sauce, and toasted pine nuts

Desserts are À la Carte

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

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

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

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

Fresh Seasonal Fruit Plate $7.50


Soup, salad, and choice of Entrée with dessert


English Split Pea Soup
English split pea, brioche crouton, and fresh mint

Garden Salad (v)
mixed greens, runner beans, roasted tomatoes, red new potatoes, and honey mustard dressing

(Select one)


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

Coronation Chicken Salad Sandwich
curried chicken, green apples, celery, cucumber, bib lettuce, sliced cracked wheat with oats bread

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

Sugar cookie

(v) vegetarian (gf) gluten free

There is a 3 credit card limit on split bills

Matinee Lunch Menu available for pre-matinee dining