Lift Bar Grill View


333 Menchion Mews,
British Columbia,

The Friday-night crowd, jockeying for cocktails and microbrews at the illuminated marble bar of Lift, looks like any well-heeled cosmopolitan set. Open since late 2004, this swank Vancouver waterfront grill has glass walls with jawdropping views of Stanley Park, the North Shore mountains, and the seaplanes landing on Coal Harbour (the walls also open in the summer to let in the cool air). The eclectic menu holds everything from sushi to oysters to Whet plates, oversized appetizers designed for sharing, and a progressive wine list that has a generous selection from British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.