The Prelude restaurant at the Opera House offers a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes for dining before San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera performances, as well as during intermission.  Located on the foundation level of the War Memorial Opera House, Prelude is open 2 hours prior to showtime.  Browse the sample menu and then make a reservation online on OpenTable, or by sending an email to: operahousepreorder@ggcatering.com. Due to the volume of inquiries that Global Gourmet receives, they will only respond if there is an issue with your reservation. Guests with no reservations are gladly seated when tables are available.

Please note that Prelude can only accommodate reservations made more than 5 hours prior to showtime.

North Box Restaurant 

The North Box Restaurant is located on the North Mezzanine (Box) level of the War Memorial Opera House and features locally sourced California cuisine with global influences. The North Box Restaurant opens 2 hours before performance times, with the exception of Saturday and Sunday matinees, when it opens 1 hour prior. Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable, or by emailing operahousepreorder@ggcatering.com. Browse the sample menu.

Dress Circle Lounge 

The Dress Circle Lounge on Level 3 (Dress Circle South) of the War Memorial Opera House is open 1 hour before Ballet and Opera performances.  Sit back and savor snacks, sandwiches, and drinks.

Café Express 

Café Express is on the Lower Level of the War Memorial Opera House and is open 2 hours before curtain. Indulge in small bits and a variety of premium wines and spirits. Browse the sample menu.

The Tuning Fork Café, in the Main Lobby of Davies Symphony Hall, is open 1 hour before Symphony performances. It offers a delicious variety of wine, beer, snacks, and gourmet salads and sandwiches. Browse the sample menu. 

Café Valor

Located in the Veterans Building Main Lobby, Café Valor proudly serves Intelligentsia coffee, specialty teas, a variety of pastries and gourmet salads and sandwiches. Browse the sample menu. 
Tuesday – Thursday

Food & Beverage

We are proud to have Global Gourmet Catering as our exclusive in-house food and beverage services provider.

Global Gourmet Catering is known for specializing in highly customized, large-scale catering, high-end weddings and receptions, intimate fine dining experiences, and for providing the highest caliber concession food and beverage services in the Bay Area.


For San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Symphony performances, Global Gourmet will operate pre-show and intermission food and beverage services. There is no service after performances.

For performances at Herbst Theatre, Global Gourmet will operate pre-show and intermission beverage services at the request of the presenter of the performance.

Avoid the lines during intermission at the War Memorial Opera House by pre-ordering cocktails, beverages and snacks by email, telephone (415.861.8150), or with a food and beverage server upon your arrival at any point of service.

Pre-ordering is available for Davies Symphony Hall performances by email, telephone (415.252.1937), or with a food and beverage server upon your arrival.


Dining &

A delicious variety of gourmet salads and sandwiches, snacks, and freshly prepared entrees, along with wine, beer, and cocktails, are available at various dining locations at Davies Symphony Hall and the War Memorial Opera House.

Dining at Prelude restaurant is available to day-of ticket holders for performances at any of the War Memorial performance spaces.  Restaurant schedule and reservations available through OpenTable.

Food and beverage services end after the last intermission. Service is not available after the performance.

Global Gourmet

Global Gourmet Catering creates incomparable experiences through customized food, beverage and event services; using sustainable practices and a customer service-driven team to exceed their clients’ expectations. Global Gourmet has emerged as the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading-full-service catering company on the strength of its commitment to delivering exquisite cuisine, highly customized menus, trend-setting design, impeccable service and expert on-site execution with attention to every detail. Global Gourmet is the only catering company in Northern California in which their sales and beverage management team members are all Level One Master Sommelier certified, bringing food and beverage pairing opportunities to a whole new level.


Lori Yaralian
Email: lori@ggcatering.com
Phone: 415.252.1933
Fax: 415.522.5571

Global Gourmet Catering
1030 Illinois Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 110 | San Francisco CA 94102
P: 415.621.6600 F: 415.621.5091