private events

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.

"We had the best time ever!! Delicious food all around"


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.

Entire Venue

standing capacity: 320
seated capacity: 260


standing capacity: 200
seated capacity: 160


standing capacity: 120
seated capacity: 100

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.

amazing food, events & fun

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.

4629 Martin Luther King Jr Way,
Oakland, CA 94609

private event inquiry

for events, let us know desired dates / times, number of guests, and a little about the occasion.




  • Spring Vegetable Ragout 28

    spring onion, asparagus, mustard greens, tomato & trumpet mushroom sauteed in a light broth with crispy Early Bird Farms polenta cake, mandarin herb relish (vegan, gf)

  • Mt. Lassen Trout 32

    skin on seared fillet served with Indio corn, fava beans, snap peas, beets, potato-onion puree, tomato-almond sauce verte (gf, df)

  • Chicken Milanese 30

    Mary's chicken breast breaded & fried served with wild arugula, tomato, caper whole grain mustard beurre blanc (gf)

  • Braised Pork Shoulder 32

    guajillo chile jus, pupusa, citrus-cumin cabbage slaw (gf, df)

  • Koji Rubbed Flat Iron 40

    8oz Flannery prime flat iron steak, yukon mash, creamed kale & mustard greens with bacon & onion, roast nantes, demi (gf)

  • Flannery Dry Aged Burger / Impossible Burger 18/20

    1/3 lb burger, lettuce, tomato, red onion, mustard, aioli, house pickle, Starter Bakery brioche bun, fries
    bacon 3 • cheddar 2 • avocado 3


Site Credits


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.

Plant and Garden Design

sharpstick studio created our Lovely botanical sculptures throughout the restaurant and designed our garden and exterior planters.


Website design / development: j.kulp