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LIFT sets the stage with sweeping views of Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, the Downtown skyline and coastal mountains from the city's only waterfront rooftop deck. 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 sophisticated eatery with authentic, west coast hospitality. Enjoy a fresh perspective on regionally sourced specialties and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest while the award winning wine list spotlights a unique focus on sustainably produced wines. From floor-to-ceiling windows that vanish
PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! We didn't know much about this place, only saw it from our room at the Westin where we were staying. Went the first night with no reservation, they didn't have any tables for us so we reserved for the day after. The table we...got was simply amazing, right on the water. The food........it has been a week since we have been and i can't stop thinking about the halibut I had!!!! It was perfectly cooked and deliciously paired with the arancini balls that it came with. My boyfriend had the salmon , which had bacon in the sauce, but we are vegetarian so we mentionned it to the waitress who made us feel very confortable about the fact that the chefs wouldn't mind switching that up for us, they made a lemon butter sauce instead which was amazing. We also had the lobster mac and cheese and the fried squid for starters, 100/10! We had such a good experience ( although maybe a little bit pricey..but was worth it) We can wait to come back to YVR to experience it all over again! A special thank you to our server Natasha who was super nice, and even recommended some spots for us to go to as we were going on a roadtrip the day after. Thank you :)More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 24, 2021

This was my very first time but will surely be back and thank you Amie for such super hospitality.My guests were very,very,impresse we ordered,salmon,salad,grilled chicken,fries,wine and brownie,ice cream dessert.All for under $180 with tip 2 couples. Amie,thank you so much.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021

Thomas and his colleague Epea took incredible care of us. The finest selection of cocktails Vancouver has to offer. These guys are creators and innovators! Ask for the mango fresh with cilantro infused vodka. You’ll be glad you tried it! A big cheers, we will...be back! From Will Conny Phoebe and the Mai Tie Man 😘More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

Wow ,it is my first time back since my birthday dinner here with the whole family must a few years , took my mother in law and my sisters for early Mother's dat dinner , due to the new Covid 19 new guideline , dine...out only , I find there is only few out door patio dinning restaurants truly safe and 100% Out Door Dinning ! no micky mouse ! Lift is very upscale rooftop deck restaurant , magnificent view of the mountain, ocean , they have two out door patio to sever you ,first come first sever , menu not too over size ,very creative ,from Bunger to sushi ,steak to seafood ,what surprised me the price is not expensive at all , the oysters so fresh and not salty , the chilled seafood platter delicious , my aunt and my sisters they all order Scallop and Prawn Linguine very creamy and lot of seafood in it , great value , I had the duck ,very tender incredible taste , every thing is top quality , service is excellent and never feel be rush , , exceeded my expectations 30% tips worth every penny ! Great job Management ! so if you are looking for some where special for Dinner /Lunch , . LIFT BAR GRILL VIEW is the place to come !More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 22, 2021

We have been coming to The Lift for years. By far the best and freshest food and excellent service has been our experience. The ambiance and views are beautiful. We enjoyed a birthday happy hour on Mar 21, 2021. The halibut fish and chips were...crispy excellence. The spinach roll and salmon flatbread were very fresh and prepared to perfection. The service is always friendly and professional. I always recommend The Lift to anyone looking for a dining experience to remember.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 22, 2021

Chose this place for my partners birthday but it turned out being a mistake. When I called to make the reservation I informed the person on the phone is was my partners birthday so would appreciate a good view. He laughed and said but it’s...dark outside. Il give you a good view but you won’t see anything. Good selling point to someone trying to make a booking? Anyway once we got in there the issues started. The greeting (from the same guy who took the phone call) was cold and immediately portrayed a negative ambience for us. Not once did he wish my partner a happy birthday or even mention it. Throughout the whole meal. Nothing..Anyway we ordered. Myself fish and chips and my partner the burger. The food itself, average. The burger was basic served with frozen fries and the batter around my fish and chips was undercooked! I just didn’t enjoy it at all. We paid the bill (nearly 100$) and went to leave (hungry) On the way out the same maitre d IGNORED US as he was looking down at his phone! Not even acknowledgement or a goodbye!!!! I just couldn’t believe the level of customer service, especially after paying such a large amount for a below average meal! This was the icing on the cake and I would not recommend this restaurant at all. The stall seem like they just cannot be bothered. Never again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 20, 2020

Lift is a terrific spot. Thomas, our server, blew us away. It was a phenomenal night that was made all the more exceptional by tremendous and attentive service. The food is some of -if not- the best in Vancouver. We will definitely be back to...celebrate again soon!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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LIFT Bar and Grill (Downtown, Vancouver), Marketing at LIFT Bar Grill View, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2021

Hi 741spencerb, Thank you for dining with us and for the feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back. LIFT Bar Grill View

Reviewed October 21, 2020

During happy hour - 3 to 6 p.m., drinks aren't the only thing on special. We discovered a tasty early dinner with $3 oysters (you can order just one, or as many as you like!), appy size lobster mac and cheese, traditional fish and chips,...all at better-than-Vancouver prices. Dinner was still over $80 for two, with a glass or two of wine, and dessert, but with a harbour view and warm ocean breezes thrown in.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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LIFT Bar and Grill (Downtown, Vancouver), Marketing at LIFT Bar Grill View, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2021

Hi Karen, Thank you ever so kindly for the feedback and compliments - glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you back. LIFT Bar Grill View

Reviewed October 4, 2020 via mobile

This was a first and last time experience. A light lunch for two. And light it certainly was in all aspects. We both ordered and had so much been looking forward to a nice plain Caesar salad that at the end turned out to be...the smallest flimsy portion we ever seen on this earth : And worst of all , no garlic nor the most important part of a good Caesar : Anchovies . Come to think of : the (too) fine cut leaves were not even romaine. Just a few flakes of Parmesan and some anaemic run of the mill supermarket croutons. Even pepper and salt we had to ask for. A cup of tea and a bier : $ 50 plus tips ..... not worth even a third of that . However ambience and view is great and staff OKMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

have walked by here for years when we stay at the wonderful westin bayshore. in town for a doc appt. and my husband made the reservations for dinner here as a surprise. wow, what a view and what a beautiful building. we had a perfect...spot outside on the patio, tucked away by ourselves, so important right now in covid times. a capable server. we were hungry so ordered the lobster mac and cheese.for an appy and then because i love seafood i had the prawn linguine, a bit too much pasta in one meal. my husband's steak frites was not outstanding but the steak special was too large a portion. the brulee we shared was divine. all enjoyed with a bottle of hester creek chardonnay. a delightful experience and i surely hope that we can return some day.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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LIFT Bar and Grill (Downtown, Vancouver), Marketing at LIFT Bar Grill View, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2021

Hi jarmwr40, Thank you for dining with us and for sharing you experience, we are so pleased to hear that everything went well. LIFT Bar Grill View

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rydogo
March 26, 2018|
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Response from RichardT870 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, good on steak, pizza and fish but not a seafood specialist
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Yung Tzen L
June 22, 2016|
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Response from tom s | Property representative |
Hello, LIFT charges a standard $35 corkage fee. Similar to other restaurants in Vancouver, we are happy to allow a special bottle brought into the restaurant & enjoyed by our guests provided that the wine you bring in does... More
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Manuela G
January 28, 2016|
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Response from goldensandra | Reviewed this property |
Hello. The bar is 19+ The restaurant section is for all ages. The restaurant is very nice with wonderful views.
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LIFT Bar Grill View is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5