by Mack Lerwick on
It was nice..... drinks were good but the food and making the table reservation together made the place a little overpriced for what it is. The venue is what is, no frills, no need to get all gussied up, just good music.
by Jeramy Pace on
Had we tried, we'd be hard pressed to have found a place more aptly named than frying pan: not only did I enjoy a stacked burger equivalent to the size and width of my face (this presents dining challenges), but I literally cooked my face sitting up on the top deck overlooking the river and dueling shorelines. I spent much of the next few days looking either constantly embarrassed or really steamed about something. (Who says steamed anymore? Is this 1955? My face was red..this is the point-) Anyhoo, the burger itself was delicious, and with the cerulean skies and gentle breezes blowing around the deck like nobody's business, it was easy to tilt a couple and lose track of time with friends. This seems to be a popular joint to relax with a handful of your buddies, when time isn't an issue and you wanna break out the summer gear that's been no doubt eager to make an appearance at the break of inclement weather. And even with the bright hue of my cheekbones, there's nothing like a bite with friends on a sunny deck to make you feel that all is well.
by Terry C. on
Wow... How have I not written about the fabulousness that is Cafe Lift?! It's an amzing little place, well off the beaten path. Brunch here is a magical experience, and well worth the wait! The food is amazing - Pumpkin Challah French Toast for example - and the portions are very robust, the coffee grand and bold in flavor, and the ambiance is wonderful! Cafe Lift is very urban chic with exposed duct-work, chunky plastic chairs, polished concrete counters, and various hues and styles of steel. If you like brunch, this is definitely worth checking out!