Picnics & Dining
Dining before the opera is a time-honored OTSL tradition! Kick off your visit with a delicious pre-show meal in our beautiful David W. Mesker Festival Gardens.
Don’t want to worry about packing up your food or washing dishes? Let us take care of that for you! Operagoers can pre-order a variety of boxed dinners or deluxe picnic baskets created by Ces & Judy’s Catering.
You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverage to the opera. Drinks, snacks, and desserts may be purchased at the pavilion tent before and after the opera, as well as during intermission.
If picnicking isn’t for you, consider supporting one of our fabulous local restaurants by visiting them for a pre-show meal. All the restaurants listed below are within 1.2 or fewer miles of our theater.
|Cyrano’s Café||American||603 E Lockwood Ave||0.3 miles|
|Big Sky Cafe||American||47 S Old Orchard Ave||0.4 miles|
|Guerilla Street Food||Filipino||43 S Old Orchard Ave||0.4 miles|
|Cravings Restaurant||American||8149 Big Bend Blvd||0.5 miles|
|Webster Wok||Chinese||8162 Big Bend Blvd||0.5 miles|
|Chiang Mai||Thai||8158 Big Bend Blvd||0.5 miles|
|Balkan Treat Box||Balkan||8103 Big Bend Blvd||0.5 miles|
|Webster Garden||Vietnamese||5 S old Orchard Ave||0.5 miles|
|Racanelli’s Pizzeria||NY Style Pizza||8161 Big Bend Blvd||0.5 miles|
|O+O Pizza||Italian / Brunch||102 W Lockwood Ave||1.1 miles|
|The Block Restaurant||American||146 W Lockwood Ave||1.1 miles|
|C.J. Mugg’s Bar & Grill||American||101 W Lockwood Ave||1.1 miles|
|Perennial||Seasonal Organic||216 W Lockwood Ave||1.2 miles|
|Olive + Oak||American||216 W Lockwood Ave||1.2 miles|
|Layla||Burgers / Shawarma||20 Allen Ave #130||1.2 miles|
|The Parkmoor Drive-In||American||220 W Lockwood Ave||1.2 miles|
|The Sushi Station||Japanese||29 North Gore Ave||1.2 miles|
|DD Mau Vietnamese Eatery||Vietnamese||20 Allen Ave||1.2 miles|
|San Jose Mexican Restaurant||Mexican||35 North Gore Ave||1.2 miles|