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LIFT Bar Grill View

1038 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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  • Scenic View (1956)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (1304)
  • Special Occasion (1239)

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Northwest, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation

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

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Phone number
(604) 689-5438
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
George Koay
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Cross street
by the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina
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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
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One of Vancouver's most beautiful Patios, overlooking Stanley Park and Burrard Inlet!!!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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ProfessorNuse (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2015

In Vancouver for the weekend and took my friend to Lift. Haven't been there for a long time. Food was even better than I recalled. Instead to go back there for lunch today!

Tazdevil (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on April 20, 2015

When we first arrived and were seated at a beautiful window seat, there was a large, very loud group directly behind us. My husband and I were there for a romantic evening and this wasn't it! Rather than get annoyed we kindly asked if we could be seated else where and the staff were more than accommodating and found us a quieter location at the window with a beautiful view! The food and wine was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Thanks to the staff for a wonderful night! We will be back!

dvallx (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2015

Sunshine & spring views coupled with great food and service make this a gimme for Sunday Brunch in Vancouver. The King Crab Hash was delightful, complemented by the stunning view over Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain and the Harbour.

GreatEats (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

Had a great night at Lift - the drinks & food were great - portion sizes were surprisingly satisfying and super tasty. The service was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back again!

Anon (Atlantic Canada)
3.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

We have been going to Lift about 3-5 times a year for 5-6 years, and often take out of town guests to the lovely spot for great food. We have always enjoyed it. Service is sometimes a little less personal than we would like, but this time it was poor.

I called to confirm the reservation and mentioned that it was my wife's birthday and was told flatly "I'll note your request." Upon arrival at the time of our reservation, we were told that it was a 20 minute wait. The hostess was about to abandon us at the small doorway when I asked if we could go to the bar. We were led the long way around to the seats about 25 feet from the entrance. The bar tender was just saying in a loud voice to departing guests,"I guess I'll transfer that to your table!" while shaking her head. A few minutes later our drink order was taken and another 5 minutes later they arrived. They were unacceptable, and the bartender replaced them as we were told our table was ready. We made sure to pay for the drinks at the bar, and left a reasonable tip so we might not be penalized later. We did get a window , and the appetizers and main courses were the usual high quality presentation and flavour. We wanted help with the wines and our waitress seemed uncertain, so when she said the sommelier was there we asked to speak to him or her. She returned to say that the Sommelier was too busy and thought the server's choice was a good one. The wine was lovely, but not a great match for our food. We never saw our server after that. The wine and entrees were delivered by other staff, and then another staff said she'd been asked "to see if we wanted dessert." No offer of coffee or drinks, but by then we'd had enough of the poor service anyway.

foody (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

Located on the water in coal harbour, the loxation has to be one of the best in Vancouver for ambiance. A second floor open air deck is special setting for a date night. On this visit all cylinders were firing, from our greeting by the hostess to the final sip of post prandials it was a meal to measure others by.
Great job!!!

NebraTexan (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

We were visiting for the weekend and found the Lift near our hotel. We enjoyed a table up on the outdoor deck with great views of the harbor and mountains. I had the sea bass and my wife had kangaroo. Both were excellent along with the service.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on April 14, 2015

Good view. Good scenery. Looked nice. Expensive for sure.

flipper (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on April 7, 2015

Excellent, informative and friendly service all around

Chefsdaughter (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2015

I chose Lift to take an out of town guest to. It has always provided a great menu and you cannot beat the view. We were particularly pleased by the care and attention to a menu that included an impressive variety of items (kangaroo) and especially the ocean-wise and local ingrédients.

The service was excellent and we will return!

vipDelicious (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

We have been here several times in the past and it is always very good. Varied menu. Very tasty. Attentive,knowledgable servers. Peaceful for conversation and enjoyment of the great view.

vipMarilou52 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

Food was excellent! When we got in, we were ushered to our table, i was disappointed with the location, we were put next to the kitchen. The reason i booked the place early coz of the view and the hostess a bit rude. I asked for nicer view, she answered , "that is all we have" without hesitation. She realized i was annoyed, then she offered the bar stole, while setting up table for us near window. We were being served by Athena , thank God! She got a good personality, she changed my mood right away, and everything goes smoothly. Our food served quickly and the bread basket was soooo good! Over all , i had a great time and the place is awesome!

vipKemi (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2015

Their Vegetarian Eggs Benny is to die for! Beautiful waterfront views. Great service.

Here2There (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2015

We had a very nice sunday late brunch at LIFT. The brunch menu is largely Eggs Benny variations, but all with creative elements. Some may find the absence of regular lunch menu items a drawback.

The room is very nice and comfortable. Tables are relatively close together and it is possible that it would be noisy if it were full. The bar area music was a bit too techno, considering the elegant atmosphere that I think they are going for. It would be a shame if the bar music were any louder.

We all felt the food quality was very high, and the portions generous. The prices are higher than some other brunch options, but the food and the experience were very good. I have not been to LIFT for any other meals so cannot rate LIFT for dinner or weekday lunch value.

Gunther (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on March 1, 2015

My wife was very happy with everthing [even me]. Our waitress was knowledgable, attentive, offered good suggestions and pairings, and just a pleasant person. Early Sunday evening was very quite, which was nice for us and a special evening.