Whether entertaining an intimate gathering or hosting a large reception throughout the entire venue, Lovely Day offers a number of options suitable for any occasion or event—an outdoor wedding, cocktail hour, social or business gathering. Lovely Day is also the perfect backdrop for a photo or commercial shoot, fashion show or music video. Whatever the occasion, our dedicated staff will attend to every detail, ensuring a fabulous event.
Featuring an exposed brick structure and beautiful built-in bar that anchor an open and flexible interior space, the 2,000 sq foot space opens to 25-foot floor to ceiling windows making it a perfect location for your event.
The Lovely Day courtyard centers around a 90-year-old Black Acacia tree surrounded by a stone patio and freshly renovated garden.
At Lovely Day experience elevated comfort food, craft cocktails, and friends. Looking for the perfect cocktail hour? Why not host sips and bites at Lovely Day? Select items from our restaurant menu or let us create a personalized custom menu just for you.
We offer large party dinner service during our regular restaurant hours as well as exclusive venue rentals.
We provide the option of in-house catering for private events and are happy to work with you to find a menu that fits your budget, taste, and style. We offer full service served meals, buffet and food stations, or passed food service, as well as full bar service.
We proudly use ingredients that are sourced responsibly and locally from organic and sustainable suppliers. We encourage you to come have a meal in our main bar and restaurant for an introduction to our food and drinks. Please note that menu items will change with the seasons.
Hidden inside the 150-year-old Keyline Railway car barn in the Longfellow neighborhood of North Oakland, you will discover Lovely Day. The collective vision of Owner Jen McKay and Executive Chef Eric Cross, Lovely Day features an ingredient driven menu and a warm inviting dining experience.
for events, let us know desired dates / times, number of guests, and a little about the occasion.
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Santa Rosa JC Farms Asian eggplant, charred chicory, fried torpedo onion, pomegranate (vegan)
squash, apple, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, leek, focaccia
three, six of full dozen served with tomatillo salsa & mignonette
blue cheese dip, fried pickles (gf)
Lamb Chopper cheese, parm & creme fraiche stuffed masa topped with trumpet mushrooms, caramelized onions and tomatillo-jalapeño salsa (gf)
sun-dried tomato jam (gf)
garlic aioli (gf)
lemon-garlic herb sauce (vegan, gf)
jumbo fluke, avocado, citrus, cilantro, fresno chiles, chips (gf)
fuyu persimmon, pomegranate, mugolio, mustard frill, Laudemio cold press olive oil, Maldon salt (gf)
romaine hearts, shaved parmaigiano reggiano, crouton, fried boquerones
chicory & gem lettuces, mutsu apples, smoked fiscalini cheddar, spiced candy walnuts, fried sage, honey lemon vinaigrette (gf)
romano beans, squash, turnip, leek, greens, maitake mushroom, vegan heirloom polenta cake (vegan, gf)
jumbo fluke, scallop, manila clam, shrimp, squash, corn, eggplant, peppers, and tomato served with a jumbo potato croquette and garlic toast
grilled heirloom pear & onion, butternut squash purée, braised kale, chile molé (contains peanuts), maple pepita cornbread (gf)
Mary's chicken breast pounded & breaded served with arugula, local tomato, caper mustard beurre blanc & lemon (gf)
served with choice of fries or seasonal veg, chimichurri or melted blue cheese (gf)
1/3 lb burger, lettuce, tomato, red onion, mustard, aioli, house pickle, Starter Bakery brioche bun, fries bacon 3 • cheddar 2 • avocado 3
organic strawberries, shortbread cookie (gf)
caramelized pear, whipped cream (gf)
bourbon caramel, whipped cream, almonds,
(classic or vegan)
We would like to thank our photography friends at Olivia Smartt Photography, The Restaurant Project, Bruk Studios, and sharpstick studio for providing the great images on our site.
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