Dinner & Opera

The performance is only part of the experience!

Make it an unforgettable night by dining with our select partner restaurants the day of the performance, and receive exclusive benefits and perks!

  • Cygnus27
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • Aperitivo
  • The Black Heron
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • The Black Heron
  • Aperitivo


Opera Affiliates Pre-Opera Dinner

May 12  |  5:30 PM  |  The University Club

Opera Affiliates makes it easy to enjoy dinner and the opera. Mix and mingle with other opera fans while enjoying a delicious dinner. Proceeds of each dinner benefit Opera Grand Rapids. Learn more.


Partner Restaurants



The finest cheeses, charcuterie and accoutrements with deliciously paired selections of wine and beer, Aperitivo’s knowledgeable cheesemongers and charcuterie experts will guide you through your meal.

Present your opera ticket and receive 15% off the day of the performance.

435 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI
Inside the Downtown Market

The Black Heron

The Black Heron Kitchen & Bar

Michigan-focused kitchen and bar featuring upscale contemporary cooking, paired with a carefully sourced beer and cider list. Enjoy classic and modern cocktails in a re-invented, century old space.

Present your opera ticket and receive 15% off the day of the performance.

428 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI



Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Cygnus27 delivers a Latin-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Grand River and surrounding cityscape.

Mention you are attending the opera and receive a 3 course specialty menu for $40 the day of the performance. Reservations are recommended, and may be booked via Open Table.

187 Monroe Ave. NW, 27th Floor, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Brewing CompanyGrand Rapids Brewing Company

A craft brewpub featuring more than a dozen house-made beers along with wine and cocktails to complement an eclectic mix of homemade entrees, burgers and handhelds, soups and salads, and plenty of shareables.

Present your opera ticket and receive a complimentary shareable with the purchase of two entrees, full-sized salads or sandwiches the day of the performance.

1 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI