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Lovely Day - 16 Reviews - 196 Elizabeth St, New York, NY - Thai Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 925-3310

Lovely Day

196 Elizabeth St (at nr. Prince St.)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-3310
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Lovely Day - New York, NY
Lovely Day - New York, NY
Lovely Day - New York, NY
Lovely Day - New York, NY
Lovely Day - New York, NY
Lovely Day - New York, NY


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Lovely Day has become somewhat of an institution in Nolita. Known for both it's good prices and it's cool clientele, the food is also very good. I love the ginger chicken and the ...


Ok, so it's kinda cool looking... the musics's pretty good... and I'll even go as far as saying the food LOOKS good. Really though, where's the seasoning? This food is asian-air...

I Want More Lovely Days Ahead ! 5/29/2009

Lovely Day has become somewhat of an institution in Nolita. Known for both it's good prices and it's cool clientele, the food is also very good. I love the ginger chicken and the seared salmon is oh-so-yummy ! Unfortunately Lovely Day has been closed due to a fire in the building but everybody i know has been awaiting the return of this awesome spot. Definitely a great place for friends to get together and eat in a chill atmosphere. Cute staff doesn't hurt either ! Pros: Great Food and Value, Cool Crowd Cons: Sometimes a long wait for a table more

Just Eh 12/1/2008

Nothing was really the best anything, however it's a chill spot to try something earthy at a cool, hippie spot. Glasses and silverware were dirty and service was a sham. Pros: Fits right in with the rest of the spots around here Cons: Service, Utensils, Facility more

Good Food/Atmosphere, TERRIBLE SERVICE 10/18/2007

This place has such a cute atmosphere. The food is tasty, and the prices are great. Your usual Thai fare. That said, the service is SLOW AS MOLASSES. I used to work in Soho and my friends and I would go to Lovely Day when we wanted to get away for a long, long lunch because we knew the service would be slow and we could always use that as an excuse when we got back to the office. Trust me, it will take forever for your food to get there! Also, I have found the servers to be quite rude. We still laugh and roll our eyes about the time I was simply glancing at the dinner menu written on a chalkboard at the wall and the server snapped at me, ""Um, that's for DINNER, not lunch!"" Pros: Cute, hip atmosphere, good prices Cons: Service is CONSISTENTLY slow more

Oh Yeah 2/23/2007

Been there a few times and enjoyed it everytime. Even though we've always had to wait a long time for a table, it turned out fine because we could grab a cup of wine, take it outside, sit on the benches and chat. It definitely has a neighborhood vibe. Pros: cheap eats, good people watching, yummy food Cons: takes a while to be seated, a little cramped more

Lovely food, lovely vibe... 8/30/2006

I am a spicy food lover.. The spicy hobo noodles are great, I suggest the chicken... The Seared Tuna w. wasabi is a great change of pace and the llong beans are really tasty too. the crowd is not bad to look at so all around great place to hang, people watch and enjoy a lovely day. Pros: food, views, casual vibe Cons: casual, not for prima donnas more

good thai, good times 6/6/2006

love the food, love the room, love chicken pad thai. service is a little too cool for school but if your in the mood for hipster vibes then chill and enjoy! Pros: great location Cons: slow service more


Decent Thai food in cute - though a bit dank - little Nolita hangout, BUT service terrible. The girl who waited on us (and mind you we were a table of ah, ""downtown"" fashion/magazine people) seemed to be more concerned with who was walking in the front door and gossiping w/her co-workers than paying attention to our order. Drinks got screwed up, she acted put upon. Guess the 555Soul ads didn't launch her big modeling career. Total hipster-wannabe attitude in an otherwise sweet spot. Really tasty spring rolls and noodles for a good price though. Pros: price, location, food Cons: attitude, execution, service more

Are taste-buds a thing from the past? 2/20/2006

Ok, so it's kinda cool looking... the musics's pretty good... and I'll even go as far as saying the food LOOKS good. Really though, where's the seasoning? This food is asian-air fusion. Makes you crave MSG... no kidding! The drinks are a saving grace, but service staff, please, get over yourselves. Don't look down your nose at me like that... I'm helping pay for your job, and remember, you work as service staff in a restaurant - you know... people out for a NICE time, etc.. Pros: Ambience, Cocktails Cons: Food, Service more

4 Hipster who don't eat or have bad taste 9/13/2005

I'm still mad that i had to pay for lousy food. The hanger steak was like rubber and the tuna was flavorless not to mention it tasted like it had just been thawed. Service was also horrible and the ambience is not that great. DO not try unless you're just going there to hang out like the rest of the hipsters who apparently have no sense of taste. more

big deal for nothing.. 4/12/2005

mediocre wanna-retro place. they definitely need a change in attitude or some cold shower- grungy grungy ok but nothing much.. more

Refreshing and fun thai 9/7/2004

Happened upon Lovely Day in ""situation"" when birthday party for 8 had not reserved elsewhere. They were most accommodating. They do take reservations for groups. Well prepared food. Funky decor inviting, fun atmosphere, a refreshing break away type place. Only negative was poor air conditioning on warm day. The group had such a good time it was not a real issue. Inexpensive and good. Pros: inexpensive, excellent thai food, accommodating service more

Essential for a lovely day 6/8/2004

I have been twice to this restaurant. I love it. I plan on stopping by next week as well. I found it on a cold night, the perfect spot to warm up. I recieved prompt service with a smile. To me it exemplifies Soho, cute, artsy, interesting. Definately check it out!!! Pros: Delicious, prompt service, smiles more

Great find 2/13/2004

this is still one of my most favorite restaurants in the area the food is inexpensive but very good (kimono shrimp special was excellent) and has a great atmosphere. Can be a bit busy around peak times because of the size. Pros: innexpensive more

Hipster Joint 1/1/2004

This place is a classic instance of an overrated, third rate new restaurant. The food was completely mediocre, even though the prices were on the lower side. With a few drinks, the tab can quickly add up. The service was among the worst I have ever experienced in New York - the waitstaff was too busy laughing with each other to pay any attention to the customers. A dirty dish was returned cleaned with a dirty rag and no apology. Pros: inexpensive Cons: mediocre food, inattentive staff more

Isn't it lover-ly? 1/16/2003

What can be better than a good yet cheap noodle dish, candle light and a cozy vibe? If you have a date, this place is tops for first timers. Dishes are of median portion so you don't feel like a stuffed bird and it's reasonable enough to foot the bill. At prices under $10, it was a good enough meal. My date and I enjoyed the pan seared tuna appetizer. (small but good) The chow fun with shrimp had a sweet savory taste. Drinks like soda come in munchkin land size. As people started coming in, they were in pairs for some reason. Guess, it was a date night. And there was one waitress, so be warned on other busy nights for service. Otherwise, it was just lovely. Pros: Cozy Ambiance, Good Value, Great for dates Cons: Meager portions, Cramped seating more

Nice Find 1/8/2003

I was very pleased with Lovely Day. It does not try to be something its' not. The food was great and it was the perfect place to go after shopping with hordes of people on Broadway. The service was slow but so what, just don't go there if you are in a rush. Nice find. Pros: Food, Decor, Quiet Cons: Service more
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  • After a devastating fire in 2008 left it shuttered for months, the refurbished version of this shabby-chic Thai restaurant in Nolita has reopened, and it?s almost an exact replica of the...

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  • Hours:

    Daily 11am-11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    NoLita, Downtown