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#162 of 645 Canadian in Ottawa
#264 of 1,705 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1.0 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast this morning at Lift. We are staying at the hotel with another family and we all went down to have breakfast. The food was excellent and the kids menu was delicious! Nutella waffles? I mean..! My avocado on sourdough with...scrambled eggs and balsamic was to die for!! By no means least was our phenomenal waiter José! He made all the kids laugh and was so accommodating, even suggesting options that we had not noticed on the menu. Five star service! We will definitely be eating at Lift for the duration of our stay!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful breakfast served by Jose. The food was excellent. Jose conversed with our 3 boys, putting them at ease and tailoring their meal and drinks. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to Ottawa.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

We were staying in the Delta hotel for a conference and after a long day and facing a chilly evening we decided to stay in for dinner. Food and service at Lift were top notch! Also surprisingly, very economical.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

My husband and I had dinner here recently and were blown away by how good the food was. He had the burger and declared it the best burger he had ever had (and he is a burger lover). I had the chermoula spiced lamb on...coucous with cassoulet, and it was beautifully plated and delicious with a garnish of the most amazing crispy kale. Service was wonderful and the wine selection was perfect. Lovely location in a bright airy second floor mezzanine of the hotel. We'll go back!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Met with a group of family and friends for dinner and we were pretty disappointed. The wait staff would only take half our orders and walk away, the food was bad and bland. Pretty sure my meal wasn’t seasoned with the main advertised flavour of...the dish. Only one out of eight of us like our food. We wouldn’t return.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

We held an impromptu meeting over a light dinner at Lift. I would recommend it such gatherings. The menu was unusual, the service was great, and the central location was perfect.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Came here for a work dinner with colleagues. Pleasantly surprised with the food. Great fresh flavours and nice options. Service was good and the atmosphere was nice and bright. Had some trouble finding it since nowhere on their website to they mention they are in...the hotel.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Great food! Jean and Luc , with their excellent service, always make our lunches very special. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Great service the first evening (received free apps after having to wait for our room for an hour after 5 pm). Next evening meal was very disappointing and amateur presentation of food. Service very, very slow.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Went for some apps and drinks and was pleasantly surprised. Food was tasty and servers were friendly!.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Lift is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3