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.



Pre-orders can continue to be called in to our pre-order voicemail at (415) 861-8150 or email at [email protected]. Due to the high volume of calls daily please note that Global Gourmet staff will only call or email back if there is an issue with your order. All orders made 5 hours or less before showtime day of show will not be honored.

Prelude at the Opera

Prelude at the Opera House and Main Bar

Lower Lounge

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.

Pre-paid Buffet dinners are available through OpenTable reservations system. Visit the OpenTable reservations site, fill out the prompt box on the right with your reservation needs and select “Find a Table.” Once you have selected a time you will be asked to choose between “Buffet Dinner” and “Standard Reservation.” Make your selection, enter payment information, and you’re all set!



Note: If you are making a reservation for Buffet Dinner in OpenTable, all guests will be assigned to “buffet” and you will be charged accordingly, including taxes, fees, and gratuities at $64 per person. Coffee, Decaf, and Iced Tea included. Wine and dessert are separate.
Updated Safety Protocols for Prelude at the Opera House and Main Bar
✓ We have added sneeze guards to all buffet tables.
✓ Culinary attendants will plate up the buffet selections for guests.
✓ All culinary staff will be wearing masks and will continue to follow the safety standards of the Opera.

North Box Restaurant

North Box Restaurant and Bar
Mezzanine (Box) level
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. 



Dress Circle Lounge

Dress Circle Lounge and Bar
Dress Circle level (south)
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
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

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!

Women's arm pouring a bottle of wine at a dining room table

Bring your SF Opera ticket to Villon or La Bande for a complimentary glass of wine before or after a performance. Stop by Wednesday through Saturday with a day of ticket to savor their dynamic wines and seasonal fare. Day of show ticket must be presented to the host for offer of complimentary glass of wine to be valid.

Reserve La Bande  Reserve Villon