Dining & Activities


Dine at the Opera House

The Patina Group serves an elegant hot buffet in the lower lounge of the Opera House (Lower level) beginning two hours before every performance, except the Saturday matinee. Lighter fare is also served before performances and during intermissions at Patina's Café Express and Dress Circle Café. View the sample menu.

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.

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