Where to Eat

Choose from the many dining options at the War Memorial Opera House provided by Patina Restaurant Group or in neighboring Hayes Valley.


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

Dining at the Opera House

Avoid the lines and pre-order your food and/or drink for pre-show or intermission. Call (415) 861-8150 or ask your bartender.

New to the Ring

New FOR the Ring

Enjoy these additional dining spaces offered exclusively for the Ring this June.

Brünnhilde’s Biergarten
Level 2, Open 1 hour before curtain and during intermission

Situated on the Loggia, Grand Tier level, is a picturesque outdoor space that has been transformed into a traditional German-style Biergarten. Indulge in an authentic variety of local beers and German fare like bratwursts with sauerkraut and warm soft pretzels with house-made mustard.

Boxed Meals

A wide array of gourmet Boxed Meals will be available for purchase online in advance of your Ring cycle experience. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pre-purchase at any intermission bar prior to the performance for a delightful meal during the first intermission.

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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 strongly recommended.

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 strongly recommended.

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 at the Opera Bar
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 THE LINES! Pre-order cocktails, beverages and snacks for intermission by calling 415-861-8150, or at any intermission bar one hour prior to each performance. 

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

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!