Lovely Day

4.6
8 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Top tags:

Casual
Fun
Elevated Comfort Food. Craft Cocktails. Friends.

Hidden inside a 150-year-old former Street Railway brick building in the Longfellow neighborhood of North Oakland, Lovely Day is where friends reconnect. The collective vision of Owner Jen McKay and Executive Chef Eric Cross has produced ingredient driven menus and a warm inviting experience. The 25 foot vaulted ceilings inside meet with a courtyard outside to give locals and visitors a place to relax and enjoy the best of Oakland.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 8 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Quiet
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BobbiN
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner here, the food was excellent and the place had a really nice vibe with the music, lighting, sofa’s etc. I also thought it was a great value. Service was a bit inattentive, but overall I definitely recommend this restaurant and would dine here again.

HS
vipHighStandards
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Lovely day was lovely and the food delicious. The location is awesome and fun inside and out! However, the staff was stretched thin which is a criticism of the times not the restaurant. Hopefully that will change soon.

DN
vipDawnN
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space that welcomes kids, dogs, and greets everyone warmly. If you have an evening for a relaxed, no hurry meal, just to soak up a little ambiance, this is a great option. The service is pretty slow -- we were there nearly 2 hours for just a party of two, eating a main and a dessert -- but they came by to check on us and because we visited on a Friday we got to enjoy the DJ (it's not too loud - just a great background vibe) and just enjoy. Food and cocktails were good. Not every outdoor table had enough heat lamps, so bring a jacket, but it's absolutely worth your time.

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MarcT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. Great DJ. Good crowd of folks, young, older, all gender, race, etc. People with kids, no kids. It's a good vibe all around. Feels Oakland!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Lovely Day!

K
Karih
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Super cute decor and super friend staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place! Food was fantastic, ambience was wonderful and cocktails were delicious. Our server was lovely although service was slow but I assume that was because they had just recently opened. We will definitely be back!

PC
PeterC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Dinner made a great day even better 😁

FAQs

Lovely Day offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 523-1600.

Lovely Day is rated 4.6 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.