War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

War Memorial Opera House

Choose from a variety of café, bar and restaurant dining options offered by Global Gourmet Catering at the War Memorial Opera House before the performance and during intermission.

War Memorial Opera House Intermission Bars serve a tempting array of cocktails, wine, beer, snacks, gourmet sandwiches and salads. Enjoy fine food and beverage at bar locations on every level, or take in the view of the Main Lobby from the North Box Bar.

Intermission Service
For performances with an intermission, Global Gourmet will operate pre-show and intermission food and beverage concession services in lobby areas. Refreshment areas are located on the Lobby, Box, Dress Circle and Balcony levels, as well as the Lower lounge.

Avoid lines during intermission by pre-ordering cocktails, beverages and snacks over the phone at 415.861.8150 or by email or with a food and beverage server upon your arrival at any point of service.

For performances with no intermission, pre-show service may be offered if the presenter has made special arrangements.

Prelude at the Opera House
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 for pre-performance dining and intermission, and is open two hours prior to performances.

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

North Box Restaurant
The North Box Restaurant is located on the North Mezzanine (Box) level and features locally sourced California cuisine with global influences. The North Box opens two hours before curtain.

Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable or calling 415.861.8150.

Dress Circle Lounge
The Dress Circle Lounge on Level 3 (South) is open one hour before performances. Savor snacks, sandwiches and drinks in this newly renovated space.

Café Express
Café Express is on the Lower level and is open two hours before curtain. Indulge in small bites and a variety of premium wines and spirits.