Dining & Refreshments

Levy Restaurants, in concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, is reimagining the food and beverage experience at Symphony Center. From lobby bars serving thoughtful selections to sit-down dining experiences and unforgettable private events, the two world-class institutions are now working together to deliver an elevated concert experience.

Forte at Symphony Center, coming late fall!

Symphony Center’s new restaurant, Forte, will offer a contemporary take on Mediterranean cuisine. Get a sneak peek and learn more about Forte at Symphony Center.

Audience dining now available at the Thomas Club

The Richard & Helen Thomas Club (located on the ninth floor of Symphony Center with sweeping views of Lake Michigan), is now open on select dates for audience dining. When not reserved for Club Member dining (an amenity for Chicago Symphony Orchestra donors), the Thomas Club will offer ticket holders delightful dining experiences right here at Symphony Center.

Learn more below about dates available and custom menus created to correspond with select concert programming — such as one planned for The Princess Bride in Concert — giving patrons another sensory option to enhance the concertgoing experience.

Local Restaurant Partners
Check out our list of local restaurant partners for more dining options.

Refreshments at Symphony Center
Enjoy drinks and snacks before the performance or during intermission at various bars located throughout Symphony Center, including the Bass Bar in the Rotunda and most of the lobby spaces in Orchestra Hall. Please note, all Symphony Center bars are cashless, and concessions may not be available for some events. Only bottled water is permitted inside the hall for most concerts.

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