Great mothers' day venue
We have been here on several occasions and are never disappointed! The service is attentive. the food is fresh and and nicely presented. Always tasty. Good wine list.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the evening, food and service very much.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
There are a lot of good restaurants in town. I like Lift and Cardero's because of the location. Lift is smaller and more intimate with a really cool roof top patio. The food is great and so is the service. I would go back but it is pricey.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Patio of the season
We went to Lift to try Chef Jefferson menu and be out on a patio. The patio on the rooftop/upstairs was packed. It's nice and has fantastic views. The food was good and the selection of non alcoholic beverages was nice so I didn't feel like I missed out on not drinking a cocktail like my dining partner. I also decided to spruce up my mushroom risotto with some shaved summer truffles. After sharing 3 appies and having a main course each no room for dessert!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great roof deck patio!
When the Sun is shining in Van you need to hit a patio for lunch.
Lift never disappoints.
Not to crowded, good beer selection on tap and a nice simple menu.
Service was good and the mushroom rissoto was a good choice.
The espresso needed some TLC but I think the machine was on its last leg.
But who cares, your having lunch in the sun with a great view!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Matches the View
We generally visit Vancouver twice a year and always stop at Lift. Food is excellent! If weather permits, the upstairs deck has a million diollar view. Service is professional. Fish cooked as requested, beautifully plated and delicious.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, adequate food
I would not go here for a gormet experience, thebfood was fine but not special and the wines were a bit pricey for what they were. The service wascgreat and the ambience with that wonderful view over the harbor made it all special. We ended up staying over 2 hours watching the sunset, so in $/ hour it was quite reasonable!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time at Lift!
We don't get to go to Lift as much as we would like but when we do Lift always delivers a great experience.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, service excellent
Food was great, service excellent and view fantastic. What more can you ask for?
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
this night the food was uncharacter
this night the food was uncharacteristically unimpressive, my duck breast tough and hard to get along with, though my dinner dates were not themselves especially dissatisfied with their portions, my warm cognac came cold, then came cold again but with a chip in the glass this time, Ashley, our superb, though novice, attendant was impeccable, heating the cognac herself, she ascertained, having insisted that I not forego my digestive, she made a memorable evening out of a potential disaster, thanks especially, therefore, to Ashley
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
for menus are innovative, but not very practical. I prefer a nicely printed menu.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location and view, superb
Great location and view, superb food and free valet parking! What else could you want? (PS: Have the Maki Rolls!)
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all-round experience
We went to Lift as a family and had a very enjoyable all-round experience. The food was excellent and of course the view was second to none in Vancouver. It was a sunny warm evening so sitting out on a table over the water was perfect. The restaurant is pricey, but thankfully the food and service in addition to the view are in line with the price. Highly recommended for a special occasion, especially on a sunny evening.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic view and setting
fantastic view and setting , was not very busy on the Monday we went for lunch , selections were limited and very pricey, but was very nice overall
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Were Not Disappointed
We travel frequently andare always looking for the next "best" meal. We read really good reviews and decided to give it a try. The food was delicious (and fresh), and the service was outstanding. Kim was extremely attentive and actually listened to us, therefore, offering really good dining suggestions. We were very please with our meal and will be back the next time we're in Vancouver.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Feeding the Canada Geese
Hi, after spotting a seal, a bunch of Canada Geese came begging we bread. As we were seated right at the water, we obliged. It added to our enjoyment of the evening.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
FAB food...But service off
It's been a couple of years since I've been to LIFT, but the food is still FABULOUS. First time having lunch. Family was in town from Kitchener, Ont. and wanted to show them Vancouver's finest. So LIFT was my first choice. The food did not disappoint.. Two from our group of 6 ordered halibut; two ordered sturgeon; and two (including myself) had the Dynamite and Salmon/Tuna sushi rolls. Everyone's fish was cooked to perfection. The sushi was flawless. My only complaint was the slow service. If took almost an hour from the time we sat down at our table (with incredible views of the Vancouver's Yacht Club and famous Stanley Park) for us to be able to place our orders. But that gave us time to chat. LIFT remains one of my Vancouver faves.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent service - seem to
excellent service - seem to have a team approach with the focus on the customer
really enjoyed the tomato and burata salad - very good and amazing value
arguably the best patio in the city
portion sizes seem to have improved
wines are expensive at 2.5x (+) liquor store prices - even at $35 corkage, bring your own.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lift was footsteps from our hotel (Weston Bayshore), and it looked very appealing being right on the water, so we gave it a shot. Tried it for drinks one evening, and then dinner later during our trip. The service was very good and friendly. The food was delicious with a nice variety. And the view was outstanding! Right on Coal Harbour with the backdrop being boats, the harbour, Stanley Park and the Grouse Mountain. Ask for a waterside table if available.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Vancouver's Best Patios
This is one of my favourite restaurants to go on a clear summer night. The food is great and you can pause between bites to admire one of the many yachts or sailboats that drift right in front of your table. The views of the harbour and the north shore mountains are spectacular. Showcasing Vancouver at its finest.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, beautiful location! Felt like we were on vacation as we dined on the water with spectacular views of Stanley Park and the North Shore. So glad we chose to take my sister there for her birthday, what a great way to start the day!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good restaurant with great view
We had a table outside on the first floor with a great view. The food was very good. We had chicken and fish with fresh vegetables. The waiter was very helpful and smiling. We had a good time and we will go back soon.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant
The view is amazing, staff are friendly and professional. Food is a bit pricey, but you're paying more for location and ambiance.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Attentive
Very good food. Attentive service. Beautiful view from outdoor table. No refund from restaurant for paid parking.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience.
Don't miss out on finely crafted cocktails with all sorts of special ingredients and equipment - and great attention to detail by the bartenders. The kitchen goes to great effort to create well-designed dishes thar are cooked perfectly and plated beautifully.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there on August 10th for a 65th Birthday celebration. We were outside on the deck and it was a perfect summer everning. The view was great, the weather spectacular, the ambiance great, the wine was wonderful. But the star of the evening was the food! Everyone enjoyed their meals. The Birthday Girl and I had the Sea Bass, and my compliments to the Chef. It was amazing! As was everything on the plate. I chose the venue, and you made me look like a star. We had a perfect evening, and will return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The LIFT elevates the experience
I reserved a table for four and to celebrate another couple's anniversary. We were seated by the window on the lower level (best part of the restaurant unless you want to be outside) with lovely ambience between the inside scene and the waterfront. Our waitress was just friendly enough with a very pleasant demeanor and very attentive for recommendations, selection and assistance. Excellent food with timely service - all good. The only downside to Lift is the sagging interior of the upper level of the restaurant - the other downside to going beyond the downstairs.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere,
Great food, great atmosphere, amazing service, a must to eat at this resturant, .... one of Vancouver's best!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and fast service
The food was excellent and fast. The patio was small but very nice. I will visit again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Water Side Dining
Spectacular view with unique "water at your fingertips" view of ocean, Stanley Park, boats and mountains. Very quiet setting. Fabulous food - our table ordered risotto, beef and fish and all were done to perfection. I appreciated and enjoyed all the vegetables that accompanied my Halibut.
We finished with a chocolate dessert that was worth every calorie (I believe it was listed as " Chocolate Bar") YUM.
Friendly wait staff that were not overbearing, but right there when you needed them or even before you needed them.
$8 Valet parking too. Can't wait to go back.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience...
Went to this restaurant many times already (personal or for work) and always had a good experience. Great food, nice people.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lift really is a beaufiul
Lift really is a beaufiul location,great to take visitors.Service was very good, but unfortunately my lamb shank was rather' 'bland'.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good gathering spot
Food and service is pretty good but best of all is the close up view of the water and if one is lucky, watching the rowers practice out of the Vancouver Rowing Club too. A perfect spot for tourists too.
It would be a nice walk along the Seawall from downtown hotels to the restaurant.
Free Valet parking during the daytime is a nice touch.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had my family and friends in from out of town. I knew Lift has the ambiance and view and in the past the food had been great. The last time I had visted Lift was back in January 2013. This time, the food had become even better. The service was fantastic, and the ambiance is and always will be, perfect. I wouls recommend this restaurant for any one.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The slick menu on iPad gives an impression that the food will be great, and the food met my expectations. The bar is nice and cozy, the tunes give the bar and tables the right vibe. A few couples were having a late-evening chit-chat over a glass of wine and a few tables were enjoying the great food. Overall an easy late-dinner experience.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mismatch: Quality, Price, Ambience
Breathtaking location and view, very good service but the food quality does not match the price point. The roasted halibut, at almost $30.00 for lunch, was soggy and bland and very tiny (compare this to a similar offering at Bacchus to know how it should be done). This is a good restaurant to go to during the summer months because of the spectacular location but just don't expect spectacular food.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location for anniversary!
Great location for anniversary!
Great view, great food!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a view
The waterfront location of Lift couldn't get any better. Large glass walls let you be a part of the working harbor. The walls can open if the weather is appropriate. The bar pours generous sized martinis. A contemporary menu had many delicious choices. Service was attentive and non rushed. The wine list was carefully selected and was reasonably priced with many local bottles.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great meal,right on
Had a great meal,right on the water,felt spoiled by the experience, had a great recommendation on local BC wines by our server
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem of a restaurant
We stumbled upon Lift by accident. Four of us (from out of town) were looking for good food, a great view, and a room with some excitement. WOW! What a gorgeous place. The glowing bar is amazing, the views spectacular...We were very impressed by the food which is a big deal for us as we tend to be quite picky. Very flavourful. Dessert list is a little unmemorable, but the rest is great. iPad menus, which was new for us. Server was great. Showed up at the perfect times. Could work on his product knowledge, but was very charming and effecient. We would go back again in a heartbeat.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in a long time
I have been to the Lift before but this was the best ever. Our party of 8 liked your new menu
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing place, don't think twice :)
If it's a nice warm day, consider dining on 2nd floor out in the sun! :)
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service Warren
Good food and service Warren are waiter did a very good job
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic dining experience,
Fantastic dining experience, just 2 criticisms: I found the choice and volume of background music unsuitable for the elegant atmosphere. I can see that the overhead costs for Lift must be very high, but is it really necessary to mark-up the wine 175%? Surely the traditional 100% would do!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
First timer very impressed
Quality food excellent service and everything came in the correct amount of time. Nice ambiance and not over crowded.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lift Bar and Grill was fantastic!! A beautiful restaurant, great view, outstanding food and great and friendly service! Would recommend and would go again!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Intimate dining on the harbour.
A nice intimate, quiet bar and grill located on the water with views of Stanley Park and Coal Habour. Started with crab cakes and scallops and went with steak as my main and the creme brulee to finish. All of the food was very good, although the creme brulee was a tad disappointing. Service was excellent. I had the Red Truck Ale and wasn't too impressed with it. On the whole though a very nice place for a quiet meal with friends. Noted that the restauraunt has a rooftop patio which would be a great place to dine on a nice summer's day.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot in coal harbour
Been here for lunch and dinner and never disappointed. Great spot along the waterfront with fantastic views and good food. Very clean with friendly staff. Will dine again for sure.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Entertaining out of town visitors
We had family visiting from out of town and requested a table with a view. When we arrived they were not immediately able to seat us with a view, but only after a few minutes moved us to a lovely window table. The service was very attentive. Food was very fresh and flavourfull - the sea bass was cooked to perfection! A very enjoyable evening.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well Worth The Splurge
A beautiful restaurant with amazing food, a great beverage selection, and gorgeous views. If I had to find something about The Lift to improve on, it would have to be their menus on iPads. I actually would have liked a paper menu to better view the surprisingly large selection of items here. Using the iPad actually made it more difficult to see everything offered. Also my dad had trouble using his as he is not very tech savvy. Otherwise, an almost perfect first experience!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM