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LIFT Bar Grill View
LIFT Bar Grill View

LIFT Bar Grill View Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.liftbarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (604) 689-5438
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: from 11:30am;
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: from 5:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: from 11:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: George Koay
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: LIFT Bar & Grill can cater to all your needs. Whether a small informal gathering or a large corporate Christmas Party that takes the entire venue; we can accommodate you. Please contact Claire Clarke cclarke@liftbarandgrill.com to discuss all your options.
  • Private Party Contact: Claire Clarke (604) 689-5438
  • Entertainment: One of Vancouver's most beautiful Patios, overlooking Stanley Park and Burrard Inlet!!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: by the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: A perfect and safe area for you to valet your car; no traffic

    Complimentary Valet Parking during the lunch hours AND $8 evening rate
A word from LIFT Bar Grill View
For a quintessential Vancouver experience, LIFT sets the stage with sweeping harbour, Stanley Park and coastal mountain views and the city's only oceanfront rooftop deck. A sexy, sophisticated restaurant and lounge, LIFT is located on the tranquil seawall in picturesque Coal Harbour minutes from Vancouver's financial district, major hotels and the Vancouver Convention Centre. A showcase of stunning architectural design, LIFT combines the eclectic ambiance of a New York eatery with authentic, west coast hospitality. Enjoy a fresh perspective on regionally sourced specialties and the bounty of the Pacific Ocean while the award winning wine list spotlights a unique focus on sustainably produced wines. From floor-to-ceiling windows that vanish in the summer to an illuminated honey onyx bar and inviting outdoor fireplaces, soak in the relaxed yet elegant setting. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to life a couple of times now for brunch and I never leave hungry or disappointed. The food is of great quality and is cooked perfectly every time (the poached eggs are perfectly runny every time). The service is prompt and never will your coffee or water run dry. If all of that wasn't enough to get you to go to Lift then perhaps the spectacular waterfront views will be. I will be back again and again!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a beautiful night with great food, outstanding atmosphere and great service. View from deck was breath taking."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had an amazing time, good food with great views."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Exceptional service, outstanding food and to top it all off the view is stunning. We sat on the top floor patio overlooking the harbour, the weather was perfect. Don't go if you want a quick meal this is the place to take a break and just enjoy a lovely meal in a beautiful setting."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "First time at Lift, didn't disappoint, but didn't impress, tho there's a cool factor here. Seated at a smallish table for 2 on the narrow patio over the water. Our server was quite good and interesting with menu and small talk. Appies: meatballs-nothing special, tomato and burrata - nice plating but not California heirlooms. Entrees: grilled trout & Haida halibut, both nicely prepared. A pile of shoestring jicama and carrots covered the whole trout-where's the fish? With a ponzu-like flavour it overwhelmed the fish. A similar ponzu dressing was used for the bed of salad greens on which the halibut was place. Not too creative with flavours. Didn't have any of the overpriced sushi. Dessert: Lemon sablee-not enuf lemon & too much cream."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was very good. Scenic views even better. It is an excellent for a special occasion, which this was. Service was good until we decided to not have desert and/or coffee. Then it was clear that we were not welcome and I felt pressured to pay the bill and leave. Of course, tables need to be turned over."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food and view were amazing, but server was inattentive the entire time on a not so busy night. We waited for over 10 minutes after being seated to be acknowledged, and this was only to be told by the server that he would be "right back" to take our drink orders. We ended up having to tag the manager down to get a couple of waters 5 minutes after our server told us he would be "right back". It was a scorching day on the patio, and waters should have been brought as soon as we sat down. Aside from the service issues we experienced, I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I was recently at LIFT with 6 good friends. We were on the patio. The weather was ideal, the view was breathtaking,and the food and wine were excellent - When we left we realized we'd been there for 4 hours. I appreciate that no one rushed us out and we were able to savor every moment of the evening - with all the right ingredients in place. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Beautiful view and venue, go for drinks or appes but don't stay for the full meal deal! Had ahi tuna and halibut, fish perfectly cooked but served with frozen peas and corn! Shame on you chef! In Vancouver? In summer??? Any corner stand would sell you fresh veg!! The kale and ?fennel was so tough I couldn't cut through it...sad face! The lemon dessert was lovely, but didn't save the meal. Ps customers should be given water and offered a drink within 3-5 minutes of being seated, basic rule!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was average, my latte was cold when it arrived"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Outstanding service, with a tremendous view of Coal Harbor. We started with crab cakes: good texture, lots of crab, minimum filler/binder & tasty sauce. The gathered greens salad was well dressed and just as yummy. Husband enjoyed the Ahi. I chickened out on the Kangaroo, and had the trout. I'm still curious about kangaroo (I love boar, venison & rabbit. Oh well!), but was more than happy with trout. We had no room for desert, but walked home very happy. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Another great evening at the Lift... first time on the new roof patio overlooking Cole Harbour. A warm night, beautiful sunset and an amazing staff...............our quests were wowed Try the Sangria and the short rib !"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Overall, I would recommend this restaurant despite the tablet-style menu and the spicy trout we unfortunately ordered. The sea bass was very good as were the salads. The creme brulees were great and the wine list was extensive so our dinner was generally agreeable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Not a bad restaurant but the noise level was so loud and annoying it ruined the whole lunch. Even the lady I was with commented on how annoying it was. I asked the waitress to turn it down just a bit but if she did it was non-perceptible. It ruined the whole lunch. I get that they play music to make it sound like a busy place but they might get more people there and actually make it a busy place if it wasn't so noisy."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Finest food, great service, with a million dollar view. Imagine peak of summer in Vancouver, your literally water side, single rowers slicing through the glass like water, sail boats, and the ever present north shore mountains framing the skyline. a better setting is not possible. Young waiter from Ireland provided great service, food was exquisite, the freshest."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Went for lunch the first time and had a delicious salad and a glass of wine. This time we went for dinner and found comparable prices to something like Hawksworth but food equivalent to the average chain. The burrata to start was so tiny compared to the heaps of unripe tomatoes it was served with. The mains - shared a salad overwhelmed with Dijon in a balsamic topping bland greens, and a decent-but-not-worth-thirty-dollars mushroom ravioli. The ravioli came with a huge plate of assorted veggies but there was no theme, just a bunch of stuff on a plate. To boot, the service was slow and inattentive."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Lift offers a superb and unique setting on Coal Harbour with many tables outside over the water. You pay for this however with an over priced menu. Not to say that the food is poor, but the entres do not live up to the $30 price tag. The menu is heavily weighted towards seafood, which is entirely appropriate to the setting. My choice was the trout whose delicate taste was unfortunately smothered by a covering of spicy vegetables. The wine list features far too many BC wines and not enough wines from the quality wine regions of the world for my taste."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was just OK, not really acceptable in this era in this city TBH. You will definitely get a better meal, service and presentation at any Cactus Club, and for less money. But the building is beautiful and the vibe is great."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server never came over to ask us if we wanted sparkling water or plain water. Two pairs of people sat at the bar behind us after we were seated and our waitress took their drink orders twice before I asked for her to come over. When she was taking our order she never told us about the feature and she was very unpleasant. We would have to wait 5-10 minutes anytime we needed to get her attention. She was more pleasant to then other tables she was serving. If you're coming for service, don't."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The char was just perfect, new server was on top of everything. Had a great evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Lift because we wanted to eat outside, in Coal Harbour. Lift does that very well, amazing setting. But this place needs updating and a bit of elbow grease to clean it up. The food was good, no question but the whole place is pretty down market and needs a face life. The music was terrible, I think I even heard some Rod Stewart in the mix! Disappointing food and a bit run down but the view was amazing. I will have a hard recommending it."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Wonderful view and energetic vibe. Good Service and great food. Romantic setting. Great for brunch, lunch, drinks and dinner. Various menus to choose from depending on where you're sitting in the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the atmosphere the Lift provided for me and my date. The beautiful patio and food set the tone just right, and the weather was perfect for an evening walk. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Amazing food service location you can't go wrong with this venue for gastronomic delights."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The Lift has a creative menu and is certainly a step above any other restaurants in Coal Harbour. It also has a wonderful outlook on the inner harbour. It is towards the expensive range but well worth it."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Title says it all, this place has an amazing view from the rooftop patio!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed a nice quiet evening at a table right by the water and the hostess was kind enough to open the windows for us a little bit though it was rainy. The Sushi appetizer was delicious and so were our dinner selections and the red wine. This evening experience uplifted our view of LIFT where we had previously been disappointed. Waiting services could still be improved..."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Nothing got taken off our bill after getting a beer spilled on our whole table and my leg and foot... But other than that, great."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Went to Lift with two colleagues who were just off a long flight. The staff were fast and courteous, the food was very good and quick, and a couple of requests handled cheerfully. I was surprised that they were not full - perhaps the slightly obscure location, though that provided good views. I would definitely return"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Sunday brunch at Lift was a mistake, rather than their usual often enjoyable seafood fare, the menu offered only a variety of eggs Benedict and salads, all of which were, at the table, perfunctory and uninspired, three "Bennys" with a dollop each of hash browns, with ketchup only, can you believe it, to the side, and a Cobb salad wherein the chicken among the greens was too dry, the service was, accordingly, indifferent, though the view of Burrard Inlet and the mountains remained, as ever, breathtaking, a 5 out of 5, not enough, however, to be back anytime soon - Richard"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Sadly there is an ongoing lacklustre greeting at the Front Desk, (can't they at least seem enthusiastic about their guests arrival?) But the service staff are always a treat - pleasant, personable and efficient. The food is not bad. Seems better these last few times we have visited here. But best yet is that the where ever one sits the view is pretty hard to beat. And on top of that their is Complimentary Valet service during brunch/lunch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The ambience and the service were great, but the food was far from what we expected... We loved the sushi that we order as appetizers but the main dishes (trout and ahi tuna) were really not worth the money we paid for, and not tasty at all. The desserts were good, though."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "mountains, water, rowers practicing, the luxury yachts of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the adjoining marinas, cormorants diving totalling sheer pleasure. The service was attentive, but not pushy or overbearing and the food did not let the experience down. we'll be back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of my all time favorite dining experiences! Everything was terrific."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Friendly staff , great desserts! Location and view was superb"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went for Father's day brunch and had a lovely time, food was great as was the service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Lift is in the beautiful coal harbour overlooking stanley park and the boats so its the perfect place for a romantic dinner or brunch. The outdoor patio has the most amazing view. We went for brunch and the mussels was very meaty and short rib has was great. Also the smoke salmon omelette was good too. Overall the experience was wonderful for me."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've enjoyed Lift for dinner, but we decided to try it for a Father's Day brunch. We're so glad we did! With the showery weather, we didn't get to sit outside, but we did enjoy the wonderful views from inside. Brunch was fantastic. My wife enjoyed the daily omelette, while the Short Rib hash with perfectly poached eggs, hash browns, and those onion rings has to be one of the most decadent and memorable brunch dishes I've ever had. We will absolutely return for brunch again, and look forward to dinner there in the future as well."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Vegetarian eggs benny were wonderful! I didn't miss the back bacon at all and the texture of the crispy polenta it's served on was a great change from English muffin. Hollandaise sauce was perfect. If you eat this meal you won't need to eat for the next 6 hours (it was huge). Others had the egg/bacon/sausage/skillet potato meal and didn't hear any complaints. We sat in the corner so had very nice views of the harbour despite the rain."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were lucky enough to have a seat on the amazing patio. The views were awesome. It is a very romantic setting and the service and food is very good. I would definitely return if in Van cover again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014