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Lovely Day Interior - Lovely Day, Oakland, CA

Lovely Day

4.7
4.7
220 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Elevated Comfort Food. Craft Cocktails. Friends.

Hidden inside a 150-year-old former Streetcar Barn 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 spacious outdoor courtyard to give locals and visitors a place to relax and enjoy the best of Oakland. Our redesigned warehouse space can host your holiday party, corporate event, birthday or wedding reception for 200+ guests and we will work with you to customize all aspects of the food and service.

Small local farms and sustainable proteins are the centerpiece of each small plate designed to be shared. Unpretentious, culinarily diverse, packed with flavor and a light heart. Kind of like the Town we call home. Come in for a bite and a drink, dinner or join us for brunch and all day dining on Saturdays.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 452-7373
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Cross
  • Catering
    We began as a catering company and will work with you to customize your menu to the events needs whether it be at our location or a different venue. We have the experience to make it happen for up to 2000 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a vaulted dining area with full bar as well as a spacious courtyard able to host up to 200 guests for fine cuisine and drinks. We also feature a whimsically decorated private dining room that can fit 12.
  • Neighbourhood
    Oakland
  • Cross Street
    47th Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    7 blocks north of MacArthur BART. AC Transit 18 stops right in front.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

220 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolute blast ! Scott and Jen could not have been more thoughtful and kind hosts for a gorgeous New Years Eve celebetion! Scrumptious, so fun, so much free bubbly to go around and share, and left with many new friends!! Can’t WAIT to return soon!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brussel sprouts were really good. Desert was spectacular

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  3. HHair

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hospitality. Responsible sourcing. Excellent service.

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  4. lucys

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott, the owner, always remembers us and is so welcoming. Lovely Day has become our favorite special restaurant. My daughter loves it as much as I do. If you go for brunch, has the Shrimp and Grits!

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  5. Anonymous

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Setting is very nice as well.

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  6. Perris62

    Portland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Day is a lovely experience, excellent cocktails, friendly service, loads of tapas style small plates, and amazing French fries!

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  7. TBelly

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely day is a super cute spot in north oakland. I appreciated the warmth of the waiters, and that there were many options clearly labeled gluten free. Their salads and starters were delicious, and we also ordered the ribs and the scallops. The ribs were good, and the scallops were cooked well, but a little too salty. I would try their burger on the next go around, and all in all happy to find this neighborhood spot!

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  8. VZ89

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty delicious overall except for the brussel sprouts which were rubbery. The ambience is nice - the place is spacious and well decorated, and the cocktails were great as well. Downsides would be: service felt rushed, they kept asking us what else we wanted over and over; they also said the concept is tapas to share, but the portions are pretty small, so I would say its deconstructed individual plates. For example, the burger is 1 burger but comes cut in 2. The pork belly is a tiny square. For one person you should select a main and a side and that's one dish. Only the chicken milanese was about a kind of shareable size.

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  9. MorganC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place so much. Amazing food and super kind and attentive owners and staff

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Portions were small. Steak medallion were cold. Was not asked how we wanted the steak cooked.

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FAQs

Lovely Day offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 452-7373.

Lovely Day is rated 4.7 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lovely Day

4629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609-1821

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    47th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    7 blocks north of MacArthur BART. AC Transit 18 stops right in front.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Cross
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 452-7373
  • Catering
    We began as a catering company and will work with you to customize your menu to the events needs whether it be at our location or a different venue. We have the experience to make it happen for up to 2000 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a vaulted dining area with full bar as well as a spacious courtyard able to host up to 200 guests for fine cuisine and drinks. We also feature a whimsically decorated private dining room that can fit 12.
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