Where to Eat

Choose from the many dining options at the War Memorial Opera House provided by Global Gourmet Catering or in neighboring Hayes Valley.

 

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Cafe at the Opera

Café at the Opera
Lower Lounge | Open 2 hours before curtain

A night at the opera is an elegant event, deserving of a remarkable culinary experience. Our gorgeous setting located on the lower level of the War Memorial Opera House offers an ideal environment for pre-performance dining and intermission . Our menu provides patrons with a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes. Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable or by calling 415.861.8150.

North Box Restaurant

North Box Restaurant
Mezzanine (Box) level | Open 2 hours before curtain
Located on the north mezzanine level of the historic War Memorial Opera House overlooking the magnificent main lobby, North Box Restaurant offers California cuisine with global influences, created using locally-sourced ingredients and serves as an ideal destination for pre-performance and intermission dining for any opera goer. Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable (coming soon) or calling 415.861.8150.

Dress Circle Lounge

Dress Circle Lounge
Dress Circle level (south) | Open 1 hour before curtain
Savor snacks, sandwiches and delectable drinks in the lounge. Our updated, plush décor sets forth a sensational new way to explore the upcoming season at the San Francisco Opera.

Cafe at the Opera House Bar

Café Express
Lower Lounge | Open 2 hours before curtain
Indulge in small bites, refreshing libations, and a vast variety of premium and ultra-premium wines and spirits. Located on the lower level of the War Memorial Opera House.

Intermission Refreshments

Intermission Refreshments: Refreshment areas are located on the Lobby, Box, Dress Circle and Balcony levels, as well as the Lower lounge. Avoid lines during intermission by pre-ordering cocktails, beverages and snacks over the phone at 415.861.8150 or by email or with a food and beverage server upon your arrival at any point of service.

 

This fall, San Francisco Opera will continue experimenting with allowing audiences to enjoy beverages in the auditorium.

Explore the neighborhood

Make a night of it! From food trucks to fine dining, Hayes Valley is full of inviting spots to eat and drink. Find a new hidden gem or revisit a classic favorite before or after your performance—or both!