Opus Restaurant, at 65 E. Adams St. within Symphony Center, offers a new culinary program featuring themed menus inspired by music on individual concert programs. On concert dates, the restaurant serves multiple prix-fixe dinners priced at $45. Guests will be served a delightful first course, an elegant appetizer and an unforgettable main course. Á la carte options beyond the prix-fixe menu will be available to complement the meal, giving patrons the choice to add decadent desserts, fine wine, cocktails, mocktails, beer or other beverages. 

Opus Restaurant generally offers two preconcert seatings, a 5:15 lecture & champagne seating and 6:30 seating prior to an 8 p.m. concert start. Patrons who reserve the 5:15 seating will finish dinner in time to attend the preconcert lecture and then be treated to a complimentary champagne. Seating times vary based on concert start. See sidebar for additional seating time details. 

On concert dates, Opus Restaurant will be open two hours after the performance ends. Subscribers to CSOA-presented concert series in the 2019/20 season receive a 30% discount on any post-performance dessert or any late-menu appetizer when they present their subscriber ID. Additional discount opportunities may be available throughout the season.

Members of the public and Symphony Center patrons can make reservations at Opus Restaurant by calling 312-500-OPUS (6787) or through OpenTable. Reservations can also be made through CSO Patron Services at 312-294-3000. 


Opus Café

Opus Café offers a quick-service casual bistro café experience available daily to the general public from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. This elegant café experience includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, protein bowls and specialty coffees and espresso drinks. Grab and Go options are also available, providing the perfect quick option for concert patrons and downtown commuters alike. Subscribers to CSOA-presented concert series for the 19/20 season receive a 15% discount on any fresh menu item or coffee/tea beverage when they present their subscriber ID. Additional discount opportunities may be available throughout the season.



Inspired by the culinary offerings available at Opus Restaurant and Café, concessions for concerts at Symphony Center focus on delicious items that sparkle with creativity and fun and go beyond traditional, packaged concession snacks. Customized cocktails such as this season’s Nine Symphonies (champagne and strawberry liqueur), inspired by the Beethoven 250 celebration will also be available, along with a full selection of beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.

Symphony Center patrons may pre-order their food and drinks for convenient pick-up at concert intermission. Visit a concessions bar to place your order upon arrival at Symphony Center. 


The Richard & Helen Thomas Club

Available exclusively to CSOA Donors, The Richard & Helen Thomas Club, on the ninth floor of Symphony Center, offers distinctive preconcert dining options, including both a la carte and prix-fixe options. Reservations for The Richard & Helen Thomas Club available by calling 312-294-3585. More info