Venue Info

If Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls were dropped into Nolita and served Thai dishes and diner breakfasts, you'd get Lovely Day. Plenty of artsy types are drawn to the no-frills Elizabeth Street spot (sporting cherry-red booths, an antique wooden bar, and floral-patterned walls) and the menu with items ranging from a fried egg sandwich with avocado to spicy green curry. There are noodle dishes, too, plus dumplings and fried rice. The Thai food may not exactly be authentic, but that’s part of the charm -- it doesn’t try to be. Lovely Day tends to get crowded for both brunch and dinner, but a word to the wise: it has a basement space that isn’t advertised and has a separate wait list, so try your luck down there.

Lovely Day New York lunch
New York

Lovely Day

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If Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls were dropped into Nolita and served Thai dishes and diner breakfasts, you'd get Lovely Day. Plenty of artsy types are drawn to the no-frills Elizabeth Street spot (sporting cherry-red booths, an antique wooden bar, and floral-patterned walls) and the menu with items ranging from a fried egg sandwich with avocado to spicy green curry. There are noodle dishes, too, plus dumplings and fried rice. The Thai food may not exactly be authentic, but that’s part of the charm -- it doesn’t try to be. Lovely Day tends to get crowded for both brunch and dinner, but a word to the wise: it has a basement space that isn’t advertised and has a separate wait list, so try your luck down there.