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 Aaron Zimmer and our in-house dedicated culinary team.

Prelude at the Opera House (formerly known as The Café at the Opera) 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.

Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable or by calling 415.861.8150. Guests with no reservations are gladly seated when tables are available.