LIFT Restaurant & Lounge

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83 reviews
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The True Canadian Experience - Food & Beverage meets Art, Culture and Entertainment!

What 83 People Are Saying
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PJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Ceasar salad prior to the fish and chip, one of the best I ever had. Great food and excellent service. Thanks!

O
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Convenient for our visit to Ottawa. Nice candy surprise after meal.

R
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A consistently solid performance especially for lunch. High end experience and reasonable price for the quality. Luc provides outstanding service.

JS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We showed up and no reservations found .
Hostess incredibly rude.

BL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and the service were both excellent. I was surprised that the restaurant was in a hotel; as in it was not clear from their website. The restaurant sits in a very open part of the mezzanine on the second floor of the Delta Hotel. I was expecting something more intimate. Aside from the ambience, it was a 5 star experience.

DL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

What would have helped this rating is if my party wasn’t sat in a back corner with no windows and dim lights when they had a plethora of open tables in the main area.

TG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Steak was unreal, rib eye was moist and the sides that came with it nearly trumpt the steak... Phenomenal mains.

d
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

After making the reservation we get to the restaurant and no table available. Manager Gabriel said it was an oversight on his part. Finally get a lounge table! For diner!. Order a rhum & coke in tall glass. Comes in small glass with so much ice and a lemon!. Ask to get fix Receive a tall glass but with 3\4 fill with ice. Its was a joke. Lime and not lemon is what you put on such drink. This restaurant is part of the Delta hotel. they should mention this as approx 50 persons showed up for a drink!.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

J’adore Luc! Il nous donne toujours un excellent service. Merci;)

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P
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slow for main.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shout out to Melanie our Server who made our special occasion wonderful - thank you!

DG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hadn’t been to Lyft in over a year and found the beer choice improved. Menu is long on appy choices that were very good; didn’t experience the meal menu but looks good too. The ambiance is ‘glass & brass’. Enjoyed our Friday end of week visit

C
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Beer was flat. Food was also flat, I had the fish and chips, and the fish batter was basically soggy. The tartar sauce could have been better, it was more mayo than I like, but there was lots of it.

I wish that Lift's website made it very clear that the restaurant was part of the Delta hotel, had I known I wouldn't have gone there for dinner (it's possible that this info was laid out clearly and I missed this detail).

Anyway, $50 is too much for flat beer and soggy fish.

PG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was decent, however terrible overall service. Took over an hour for entrees to arrive. Desert also took over 20 minutes to arrive. All for a party of 5 people. Would not recommend for a business meeting or to take a client.

BB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made the reservation 2 weeks in advance and they didn't check their ressevation list online so they refused to give me a table

SC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent and the food was delicious! The ambiance was not quick like the romantic dinning setting I was hoping for. I felt like I was sitting outside of the restaurant in the hallway of the hotel. I would recommend this restaurant for a dinner with family or friends but not for a date night.

R
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Dependable for good food and excellent service.

GC
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The menu on open table was not the same as in restaurant.
They did not carry popular liquors for an Aperol Spritz.

No pleased about the menu as all items we looked at were not available.

JJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am speechless! Everything was beyond amazing!!! Thank you for making my birthday dinner unforgettable. I recommend 100%.

TS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. We each had steak, one medium rare and one medium, and they were done exactly as ordered. Our server, Melissa, was perfect - attentive without being intrusive, and appeared to be genuinely happy. We lingered a bit and did not feel any pressure to leave before we we were ready. Overall a great evening!

JL
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and chill place for a quick bite on weekdays. Pasta and fish n chips were both delicious.

EH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was greatttt and server did a very good jobbbb

PE
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service and food

CA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We went for a family lunch. Great ambient and service. Food quality/price ratio also good.

JB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and good service. A bit noisy because we were seated close to the bar, but otherwise everything was fine.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at Lift it's my second visit! I took a flat bread pizza, it was very good but slightly under cooked - very ok but would have been nice to have the cheese a little past the just melted stage! Otherwise everything was delicious and the service was amazing!

SA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef very accommodating to allergies, friendly service

MB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a bit surprised as we walked up to the address showing on our map that this restaurant was in the Delta hotel - there wasn't a clear indication of that on the restaurant's website, and I didn't notice anything about it here on OpenTable. I've learned from this not to judge a book by its cover! Lift restaurant was so cute and the decor is fun and modern. The food was absolutely delicious, and there were options for any type of dietary restriction. We were very impressed with the menu and food all around. The drinks were superb - we had Caesars, a raspberry mojito and an amaretto sour - all expertly mixed. Our server was incredible - we would think about ordering another drink, and literally 10 seconds later he was there asking if we needed refills or anything else at the table. His attention to us was very appreciated. Overall, we were very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant, and will never hesitate to try out a Delta hotel restaurant again!

SF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a group dinner (4 couples). The service was great. The food was amazing. Coming into the restaurant, you'd think that it was really small bu it isn't. Restaurants like these should be considered more often then the regular spot everyone goes to. If you love food and you love to try out new places, I would recommend trying this place out. Great place for a quiet casual drink at the bar also.

C
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Après on est allé boire des shots dans le bar d’en face. Pure soirée. 10/10 IGN

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NC
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Everything about Lift was okay. There was absolutely nothing wrong and absolutely nothing special. A very neutral experience.

RM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant and good staff. I was at a table of seven and for the most part the food was great but it had some inconsistencies. There was one plate of chicken that was over cooked and the asparagus was very salty but another plate of chicken was cooked well and not over salted. The same issue occurred between two plates of the teriyaki salmon. The meals were still enjoyable and I would recommend Lift to others.

D
Philadelphia
177 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

After driving all day from Philadelphia and having an extremely difficult time getting to the hotel due to all the construction in that area we were too exhausted to go out of the hotel for dinner so we decided to eat at Lift - it was certainly more than adequate, but we would have preferred to try one of the many highly rated restaurants in Ottawa - Lift was fine in a pinch and very convenient.

JE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu. Wonderful service. A nice oasis downtown.

LV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elevated food cooked to absolute perfection! Menu was simple and yet very impressive and was what drew me to the restaurant. It definitely exceeded my expectations and I will go back in a heartbeat. Atmosphere was also very beautiful!

GW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I found that my drink was overpriced but the salad niçoise was delicious and worth every penny.

A
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

It wasn't clear to us from the description available about this restaurant that it was located within the Delta Hotel. The restaurant was fairly typical of what you might find in a mid-range hotel - the food was not particularly creative or particularly tasty and it was overpriced for what it was. The onion soup was full of bread with very few onions and little cheese. The seafood chowder was just okay in terms of taste. The cobb salad was okay as well, but not great. The flatbread tasted like it was made from frozen. Service at the restaurant was actually quite good. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this place.

JV
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Mediocre.
Waitress got my order wrong, included bacon after I specifically told her no bacon. The food was lackluster, my pasta was overcooked and the sauce tasted like flour. My coworkers' french fries were excellent though.
The restaurant was over half empty but everyone was seated clustered closely together in a tiny area. Absolutely no privacy was provided, which is not ideal for business lunches.

Overall, just did not meet my expectations.

JM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband, son and I enjoyed a very good dinner in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. I would come again.

T
Ottawa
25 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for brunch for Mother’s Day. There was no brunch contrary to the website information. A moment of disappointment but we decided to stay anyways for lunch. Our waiter Luc saved the day bringing us a nice supply of complimentary champagne. The lunch was very good. Mom’s were given a cupcake in a gift bag at the end. I really appreciated the service and extra effort! Thanks Luc!

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