Cafe at the Opera
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

Prelude at the Opera House

Enjoy a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes for pre-performance dining and intermission by Global Gourmet Catering's Executive Chef, Chef de Cuisine, and our in-house dedicated culinary team.

Prelude at the Opera House is located on the lower level of the War Memorial Opera House beneath the main lobby. The restaurant offers a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes, and is open two hours prior to performances by the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet.

Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable or by email at Guests with no reservations are gladly seated when tables are available.

Contact Concessions at War Memorial for all food and beverage related inquiries.

Special Events Space
As the exclusive Caterer for War Memorial Opera House, Global Gourmet Catering provides In-House Food and Beverage Services for private and corporate events at this location as a unique special event resource.

Please contact Lori Yaralian, Director of Catering, for all War Memorial catering inquiries.