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Lift -- Any Recent Experience

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I have always loved the venue (especially the top deck on a nice day) but found the food boring or worse. Just noticed what to me is a new menu ( I hadn't bothered to look at their website in quite some time). Perhaps a new chef as well. Please let me know if you've had any recent experience and what you took away from it.

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  1. No recent experience, but here's a funny story: it was a work party at Lift and we all got dessert. One of the guys got this dessert that had this chocolate wafer on top that had "Lift" printed on it. So he lifted it.

    Needless to say, we were all drunk by that point of the evening and we all thought it was hilarious.

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    1. re: flowbee

      Maybe I'm drunk too (just back from Bao Bei) but that story made me laugh too.

    2. haven't been in almost a year. the have gone through a few gm's and chef to the best of my knowledge. the gm name slips my mind right now. last i was there the chef was scott kidd. who was a notable chef in the early to mid 90's. raincity grill, la gavroche and lola's.
      was there 4 times maybe 5 times last year. mainly to enjoy the patio. it's a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. the fire place is a nice touch.
      the deep fried zuchinni flowers is the first thing that pops in my mind. the other times were good, but nothing inspiring. it wasnt the best value for food. but the view of coal harbor on a good evening is unique as is the view of the sunset makes spending the money easier.
      the wine selection(bottle and glass) is pretty decent if memory serves me correctly.

      havent had a chance to enjoy any patio dining this year. but would rate lift patio in the top 3 in the city. definitely top 5. a couple of the heater and patio lighting wasn't working last year.
      service was hit and miss. depending on the server. a couple of times it was good. once it was painful.

      hope the new menu works for them. would go back on a romantic date on a nice evening.