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.
Located at 65 E. Adams, Symphony Center’s new restaurant, Forte, offers a contemporary take on Mediterranean cuisine. Forte’s menu features fresh, lively flavors whipped into mezze-style starters, salads and focaccia. A hearth oven cooks up dishes like roasted lamb shank topped with gremolata. Forte will also offer classic cocktails, draft beer, global wines, and Metric coffee. We accept reservations and hold space at our bar for walk in guests.
Learn more about Forte at Symphony Center.
Audience Dining 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.
Reservations available through Tock
Friday, January 27 5:30-8
Menu | Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Naseer Shamma
Saturday, January 28 5:30-8
Menu | Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: The Best of Duke Ellington
Member Dining for CSO Classical concerts at The Thomas Club
Available for CSO Classical concerts, Member Dining is a donor benefit for those who give $4,500 or more a year to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, and for Stradivarian Associates of the Theodore Thomas Society. Reservations may be made by calling 312-294-3585 or emailing The Club. For information about making a gift to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, please call 312-294-3165.
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.
Local Restaurant Partners
Check out our list of local restaurant partners for more dining options.