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.

 

♠ Subscribers: please present your subscriber ID and enjoy special discounts at these restaurants.

Cafe at the Opera

Prelude at the Opera House and Main Bar
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 seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes. Reservations are strongly recommended for pre-performance, available on OpenTable or by calling (415) 861-8150. Email operahousepreorder@ggcatering.com to preorder. View menu.

North Box Restaurant

North Box Restaurant and Bar
Mezzanine (Box) level | Open 2 hours before curtain
Located on the north mezzanine level overlooking the magnificent main lobby, North Box Restaurant offers California cuisine with global influences and is an ideal destination for pre-performance and intermission dining. Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable or by calling (415) 861-8150. Email operahousepreorder@ggcatering.com to preorder. View menu.

Dress Circle Lounge

Dress Circle Lounge and Bar
Dress Circle level (south) | Open 1 hour before curtain
Savor snacks, sandwiches, and drinks, plus premium wine, beer and spirits in the lounge with plush décor.

Cafe at the Opera House Bar

Café Express
Lower Lounge | Open 2 hours before curtain
Indulge in small bites, craft cocktails, 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

Lower, Lobby, Box, Dress Circle, and Balcony Levels | Open 1 hour before curtain

Avoid lines during intermission by pre-ordering cocktails, beverages, and snacks over the phone at (415) 861-8150, by email, or with a food and beverage server upon your arrival at any point of service. View menu.

 

This summer, 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!