SUNDAY ~ SATURDAY 6:30AM - MIDNIGHT
Chef Jason Duffy studied French Cuisine at Montreal’s Institut de Tourisme et D’Hotellerie du Quebec and from there landed an apprenticeship in France, designing and creating menus while managing a bustling restaurant. After his success in France, Duffy came back to Canada to make his mark. In 2005, Chef Duffy was welcomed to the Nation’s Capital and earned the Silver Medal at the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition in 2012.
- A menu that changes with the seasons
- Fresh, seasonal ingredients, locally-sourced when possible
- Beers from local breweries, wine from small wineries and winemakers, and cocktails crafted with Split Tree Cocktail Co
- Modern, cozy atmosphere
- Weekly live music showcasing the best local talent
- Local artists including painters and sculptors featured weekly
Welcome to LIFT Resto Lounge Ottawa!
Canadian Cuisine. Canadian Inspired.
Welcome to LIFT Resto Lounge, the Ottawa venue that provides a truly Canadian experience. When you choose to dine with us, you can expect the best of everything that Canada has to offer. At LIFT, food and beverage meets art, culture, and entertainment.
Led by Executive Chef Jason Duffy, LIFT’s culinary team uses nothing but the best food products that Canada has to offer to craft fresh and inspiring seasonal dishes. From the classics, to custom-crafted plates, their play on Canadian ingredients is unlike anything you’ve tasted before. Inspired by the city of Ottawa, and the region’s growers, producers, and artisans, their passion and pride can be tasted in each meal. Everything on our carefully-curated seasonal menus is made in-house with fresh, flavourful ingredients; from your first bite through to desert, our dishes will transform how you see Canadian cuisine in Ottawa.
From behind the bar, our skilled bartenders serve up beers from local breweries, wine from small wineries and winemakers, and signature cocktails crafted with Split Tree Cocktail Co. mixes. LIFT provides the perfect background for a successful business meeting held over drinks, for catching up with an old friend, or to simply relax and enjoy the city views from our beautiful, contemporary lounge.
The LIFT experience goes beyond food and beverage. Our modern lounge is a platform for local musicians and artists to showcase their talents. With live music and art every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, LIFT is the place to see and be seen in Ottawa. From local musicians to skilled artists, including painters and sculptors, LIFT is stepping up as an important venue within the city’s cultural scene.
We are proud to call Ottawa home, and we want to bring to life all that the city has to offer. No matter the occasion, Chef Duffy and his team would be honoured to cook for you, your friends, and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!