Dining & Activities


Dine at the Opera House

The Patina Group, our exclusive in-house dining team, recently unveiled beautiful new renovations the Café at the Opera House on the lower level of the Opera House. The Café offers an elegant buffet beginning two hours before every performance, except Saturday matinees. View the special Nutcracker buffet menu and make reservations for this special holiday experience.

Lighter fare and desserts are also served before performances and during intermissions at Patina’s Café Express on the lower level, as well as the newly renovated Dress Circle Lounge & Bar on level three.

Advance reservations for the pre-performance buffet are strongly recommended and can be made at OpenTable. Call 415.861.8150 for reservations. Patrons dining in the Opera House may enter through the North Carriage entrance of the Opera House (adjacent to the War Memorial courtyard) up to two hours prior to curtain.

Local Restaurants

There are also many other wonderful dining options near the Opera House in nearby Hayes Valley and the Civic Center neighborhoods.

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If you are planning a longer stay, here are some nearby hotels that past visitors have enjoyed.

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Hayes Valley is full of unique of shops that are sure to please.

Click a marker below to view a recommended shop or view shops in a larger map with a store directory.


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