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Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side

4.6
4.6
591 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Hi-Life Bar & Grill is one of the Upper Westside’s most popular and longstanding neighborhood restaurants (est. 1991). Hi-Life's 1930's decor is the backdrop for bar & grill classics like flame-grilled steaks and hamburgers, broiled and seared fresh fish specials, bountiful "Big Bowls" of pasta and entree salads, and last but not least a Sushi/Raw bar. (Hi-Life was the first NYC restaurant to install a traditional sushi bar in a non-Japanese restaurant setting in 1993. Expertly prepared sushi & sashimi at Hi-Life is a natural extension of the classic Raw Bar one might expect in our 1930's environment.)

Hi-Life also serves a "traditional Westside" brunch that features fresh squeezed juices, complimentary blueberry muffins & cinnamon toast as well as a 2.95 brunch cocktail deal.

In the warmer months Hi-Life outdoor seating includes 26 seats along Amsterdam Ave and another 16 seats on our 83rd St side.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 787-7199

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nazario Pinzon

  • Catering

    One of NYC's more popular and long standing neighborhood restaurants offers their favorites as buffet or a la carte to business and home locations.

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 7 or more please call our party planners/managers so that we may arrange an appropriate table and menu options.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    83rd Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1,2,3 line stopping at 79th or 86th and Broadway

  • Entertainment

    Hi-Life is always deliciously fun. If you"re getting an early start try our Happy Hour specials $5 Cocktails & $5 Hors D'oeuvres... And if your a Night Owl we've also got a late night happy hour and we serve till 2am on Fri & Sat nights..

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Edamame$6.95

    with english sea salt, or wok-charred with garlic

    • Mixed Green Salad$9.95

      choice of: vinaigrette, ginger-citrus, blue cheese

      • Slice of Ice$12.95

        iceberg wedge, bacon, tomato, blue cheese dressing

        • Warm Goat Cheese Salad$13.95

          • Traditional Caesar Salad$10.95

            • Tuna Sashimi and Avocado Salad$18.95

              on greens with ginger-citrus vinaigrette

              • Soup of the Day

                • P/A
              • Steamed Artichoke$9.95

                with drawn lemon butter or balsamic vinaigrette

                • Steamed Dumplings$8.95

                  shrimp or vegetable with soy-ginger sauce

                  • Crispy Calamari$15.95

                    with spicy red sauce

                    • Nachos Grande$14.95

                      with guacamole and salsa

                      • Spicy Buffalo Wings$14.95

                        w/ blue cheese dressing

                        • Chinatown Spareribs$13.95

                          marinated pork ribs

                          • Guacamole$12.95

                            with salsa & tortilla chips

                            • Popcorn Shrimp$14.95

                              w/ spicy marinara sauce

                              • Pigs-In-A-Blanket$9.95

                                • Idaho Potato Skins$8.95

                                  w/ cheddar & bacon

                                  • Quesadilla Supreme$14.95

                                    grilled chicken breast, guacamole, three cheeses

                                    • Trio of Mini-Cheese Burgers$13.95

                                      • Turkey Chili$14.95

                                        with tortilla chips

                                        • Hi-Life Cutting Board$18.95

                                          4 oz. hand-cut filet mignon grilled to order served with new potato salad

                                          • Crispy Thai Wings$13.95

                                            w/ ginger, soy, cilantro & jalapeno

                                            • Trio Mini Cheese Burger

                                              Flame - Grilled Hamburgers Deluxe

                                              Served with shoestring fries, pickle, lettuce & tomato. All burgers available as Turkey or Veggie

                                              • Hamburger Deluxe$15.95

                                                • Chili Cheeseburger$18.45

                                                  with spicy turkey chili

                                                  • Bacon Cheeseburger$18.45

                                                    • California Burger$18.95

                                                      with avocado and cheese

                                                      • Hi-Life Burger$18.45

                                                        topped with crispy pancetta, cheddar and pickled ginger and served with spicy sushi sauce on the side

                                                        • Grilled Portobello "Burger"$18.45

                                                          portobello mushroom with goat cheese and caramelized onions

                                                          Hand-Cut Fries

                                                          All hand-cut Fries are served with ketchup, malt vinegar and a choice of one of the following: Dill/Lemon Mayo, Pesto Mayo, Horseradish Mayo, Spicy Sushi Sauce

                                                          • Cone$7.95

                                                            • Basket$9.45

                                                              Big Plates

                                                              • Roasted Rosemary Chicken$19.95

                                                                Oven roasted 1/2 chicken and herbs. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                • Pork Chops$24.95

                                                                  With homemade apple sauce. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                  • Argentinean Skirt Steak$26.95

                                                                    Grilled with chimichurri sauce. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                    • NY Shell Steak$25.95

                                                                      Flame-grilled 10oz. or 14oz. sirloin. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                      • Filet Mignon Au Poivre$31.95

                                                                        8 oz filet with a peppercorn, brandy and light cream sauce. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                        • Sirloin Steak Sandwich$19.95

                                                                          with hand-cut fries on a toasted baguette with mozzarella & sautéed onions

                                                                          • Lemon Chicken$20.95

                                                                            Boneless breast sautéed in lemon, white wine and herbs. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                            • Yellow Fin Tuna$25.95

                                                                              Seared filet mignon of fresh tuna with brown rice and vegetables. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                              • Broiled Atlantic Salmon$22.95

                                                                                With ginger, scallions, lemon and white wine. Served with two sides: Mashed, Baked Potato, Hand-cut Fries or Brown Rice and Creamed Spinach, Steamed Vegetables or Carrots with Dill

                                                                                • Hi-Life Pot Pie$17.95

                                                                                  traditional recipe with chicken and a pinch of curry powder

                                                                                  • Oriental Vegetable Stir-Fry$16.95

                                                                                    with brown rice

                                                                                    • Add Sliced Chicken Breast$19.95
                                                                                  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich$15.95

                                                                                    with swiss cheese and served with french fried potatoes, lettuce, tomato and pesto sauce

                                                                                    Big Bowls: Pastas & Salads

                                                                                    For Pasta Bowls select: Penne, Spaghettini or whole wheat Penne

                                                                                    • Spaghetti Primavera$18.45

                                                                                      assorted garden vegetables in oil and garlic or plum tomato sauce

                                                                                      • Penne with Grilled Chicken$21.95

                                                                                        peas, sundried tomatoes and broccoli in a light tomato cream sauce

                                                                                        • Pad Thai with Chicken$21.95

                                                                                          thai noodle dish with peanuts and thai seasoning

                                                                                          • Penne Puttanesca$18.45

                                                                                            tomatoes, black olives, garlic, capers & fresh basil (anchovy optional)

                                                                                            • Grilled Chicken & Citrus Salad$19.95

                                                                                              chicken breast, citrus slices, walnuts and mixed greens

                                                                                              • Et Tu Brutus$19.95

                                                                                                big caesar with blackened chicken, cherry tomatoes, pickled hearts of palm and olives

                                                                                                • Hi-Life Salad$19.45

                                                                                                  big bowl of mixed greens, artichoke hearts, new potatoes, julienned swiss & cheddar cheese, red and green peppers, black olives, bermuda onion and hard boiled egg

                                                                                                  • Chopped Cobb Salad$19.95

                                                                                                    with grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, blue cheese and tomato over chopped mixed greens

                                                                                                    • Nicoise Salad$22.95

                                                                                                      traditional recipe with sliced seared tuna

                                                                                                      • Crispy Crunchy-Veggie Salad$19.45

                                                                                                        with chopped carrots, celery, cucumber, hearts of palm, radish, chick peas and croutons over chopped romaine (with blue cheese or house dressing)

                                                                                                        Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                        What 591 people are saying

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                                                                                                        4.6
                                                                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                                                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                        • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                        1. TD

                                                                                                          TDC1

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great as always!

                                                                                                        2. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                          Our server messed up a bunch of things it was almost comical. We asked for happy hour drinks, ordered them, but on the bill they were full price. Asked her to investigate and she said oh I guess those were not on the happy hour after all. Then one dish - the menu described as a salad with chicken and a bunch of other ingredients - first didn’t come out at all while all others at the table had their food. Finally it came, but no chicken. Server said oh well you didn’t ask for chicken. Pointed out that the menu didn’t offer it as an option, it was just the way the dish was prepared. Had to wait for a side of chicken - by the time it came everyone else was done eating. Ordered a burger to go for a family member who didn’t come to the restaurant. Specific requests about cheese etc. Got home and it was all wrong. Lastly -dining companion left her credit card there by accident. They didn’t call despite having my number since we reserved through here. Overall decent food but we won’t be returning anytime soon!

                                                                                                        3. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          I took my 3 daughters here for Mother’s Day dinner. The food was delicious & the staff were very polite & pleasant. There was such great energy coming from everywhere! Prices are not bad at all! I couldn’t tell you what my total bill was because my girls secretly paid for the bill when the original plan I was to treat my daughters to dinner, instead they treated me, soooo sweet! My family and I would definitely come here again!

                                                                                                        4. s

                                                                                                          sanyc

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                          Went for brunch. It was so so…similar to diner food.

                                                                                                        5. D

                                                                                                          Debo

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          32 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          32 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                          Service and food were both very good. The only complaint was the noise level. Tables are a bit close together and the noise level was a bit much due to some loud patrons. Server was good and attentive but not overly so. All said a pleasant experience .

                                                                                                        6. WB

                                                                                                          WarrenB

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                          Always love this place -- dependable food; great service and healthy pours.

                                                                                                        7. PM

                                                                                                          PatraM

                                                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great food and service this evening outside @ Hi-Life! Thank you again for another fantastic experience!

                                                                                                        8. j

                                                                                                          jillr

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Although I was unable to reserve an inside table, I requested it when I booked on Open Table. The host was amazing and held a great table for us inside. The food was excellent as always. Our server was friendly, helpful, and always there when we needed them.

                                                                                                        9. m

                                                                                                          mamcu

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Always a great place to meet up with friends . Service is great and there is no big push to get to7 out the door.

                                                                                                        10. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great atmosphere. The Skirt steak with chimichurri sauce is #1!

                                                                                                        11. S

                                                                                                          Shankbone

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience1

                                                                                                          Food was good but decor needs a real facelift. It’s very dated.

                                                                                                        12. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          As always had a very good experience all around at Hi-Life. Very comfortable place to talk (can actually hear each other) and enjoy good food and drinks together. It's easy and comfortable - waitress very nice but unobtrusive. Always know you'll have a very good meal from a varied menu - something for everyone. Thanks Hi-Life for being one of the few remaining go-to places for a really nice dinner out with friends.

                                                                                                        13. RR

                                                                                                          RRRR1

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          35 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          As always, Hi-Life is dependable, well prepared, friendly and a great neighborhood standby. We never feel rushed and is such an easy casual place to hang out and enjoy really good food.

                                                                                                        14. h

                                                                                                          hellbent

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          I have always loved the Hi-Life. Great food. Great value. Great service. I have never ever had a bad meal here or a bad experience. I highly recommend it.

                                                                                                        15. S

                                                                                                          Spence

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Always reliable... very professional staff.. and friendly too. Have a vodka martini.

                                                                                                        16. IS

                                                                                                          ISPROUD

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          143 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          143 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Glad had protected/outside dining. Food is delicious.

                                                                                                        17. UW

                                                                                                          UWSveteranfor30yrs

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                          Outdoor seating always a pleasure here, even in pre-COVID times!

                                                                                                        18. N

                                                                                                          Newyorker

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          151 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          151 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          As good as always. Love the mussels and the penne with chicken. Delicious dinner and good drinks. Service is excellent.

                                                                                                        19. S

                                                                                                          Saxman

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          172 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          172 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                          Great neighborhood place for young and old. Tremendous choice of food variety. Generous cocktails. Convivial service and casual atmosphere. Try it. You’ll like it.

                                                                                                        20. D

                                                                                                          Davey

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          28 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                          28 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                          They forgot one of our meals.

                                                                                                        21. FH

                                                                                                          FinleyH

                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                          I love this restaurant! It has a wonderful vibe and the food is delicious!! The waitress was nice and attentive!!

                                                                                                        22. MF

                                                                                                          MarcF

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          17 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great good! Generous cocktails

                                                                                                        23. TD

                                                                                                          TDC1

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          The chicken parm was so great to have back!

                                                                                                        24. HW

                                                                                                          HarveyW

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          39 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          Outside heated dining was fine on 40 degree night..

                                                                                                        25. CB

                                                                                                          ChickieB

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                          This was a ‘date night’ for my husband and me. It was our first time in a restaurant in a few months and felt good! To top it off, we had a great “Reataurant Week” dinner!!

                                                                                                        26. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great place! Large menu so sometimes I am wary of too many different styles but this place did it all!!! Very affordable!!

                                                                                                        27. JS

                                                                                                          JackieS

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          It was a great experience, we went for Restaurant Week Dinner but we definitely want to check it out again!

                                                                                                        28. WB

                                                                                                          WarrenB

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Always dependable from the time you have a cocktail at the bar (and the bartender remembers your drink) to sitting at a table in the glassed in porch. Service is friendly and food dependable. Love the nachos as a starter and then you can't go wrong with the sushi (yes, sushi), rosemary chicken, burger, Cobb salad. Love this place.

                                                                                                        29. UW

                                                                                                          UWSveteranfor30yrs

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 13, 2022

                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                          Always a good neighborhood spot! Love the sushi, always hit the spot!

                                                                                                        30. TD

                                                                                                          TDC1

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great service, drinks, and food. Neighborhood gem.

                                                                                                        31. MD

                                                                                                          MitchellD

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great atmosphere good food great service

                                                                                                        32. S

                                                                                                          Sydney

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on January 5, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          great food and atmosphere, menu was awesome, options for everyone!

                                                                                                        33. r

                                                                                                          richardl

                                                                                                          Palm Springs

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Great spot. Excellent service, food was outstanding and reasonably priced. A total winner..I will be back.

                                                                                                        34. US

                                                                                                          USWMom

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          103 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          103 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                          we went for family brunch and there was something for everyone- even the picky eater! Sausage and bacon delicious and perfectly cooked. Only issue was husband's eggs being too cooked on his eggs Benedict- not enough yolk coming out as liquid. We also had to go inside in search of the check after we'd been sitting there a while. But we know everyone is short staffed right now. All in, a great meal.

                                                                                                        35. UW

                                                                                                          UWSSansKids

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                          An original. Great neighborhood spot.

                                                                                                        36. p

                                                                                                          picky

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          68 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          68 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          Always great food and service. The peppermint cosmo was a nice treat!

                                                                                                        37. M

                                                                                                          Mavendetout

                                                                                                          Jacksonville

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                          Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                                                                          overall4food2service3ambience5

                                                                                                          My wife and I walked in on a blustery December evening and found the cozy, old-school atmosphere perfect. Great initial impression enhanced by perfectly prepared classic Manhattans (not just the Millennials recipe of chilled bourbon in a cocktail glass). Note this was the first non-Asian restaurant in NYC to have a separate, dedicated sushi bar. So, no slouches when it comes to general attention and care. With a truly eclectic menu available (Thai, Sushi, Burgers, etc) I ordered a very unfortunate steak. While closing in on $30 and described as a “14 oz. grilled NY shell steak” and ordered medium-rare, it was, similar to a thin (1/4”+/-) slice of over-cooked eye-round (e.g. tough) about ¾ the size of a slice of Pepperidge Farm White Bread. Sides were fine, but I should have sent the piece of meat back (which I’m not in the habit of). Didn’t try other items on the menu but I assume they’re likely fine judging from the fact that the cocktails were handled with care and meat is one area where restaurants can cut corners.

                                                                                                        38. KP

                                                                                                          KenP

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                          Excellent service and delicious food.

                                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                          My friend and I had the blood Orange Margarita that was delicious! The Guacamole was yummy & the salmon special was cooked perfectly.

                                                                                                        40. OT

                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                          Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                          We love this place! Meals are with fresh ingredients and of superior quality. Martinis are the best deal in town (you get a side car of the overage). Servers are on top of things and as pleasant as they get.

                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                        • Physical distancing

                                                                                                          • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                          • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                        Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 787-7199.

                                                                                                        Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side is rated 4.6 stars by 591 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                        Google Map for Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side

                                                                                                        477 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024

                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                          83rd Street

                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                          Upper West Side

                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                          Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                          American, Steak, Sushi

                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                          1,2,3 line stopping at 79th or 86th and Broadway

                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                          Nazario Pinzon

                                                                                                        • Entertainment

                                                                                                          Hi-Life is always deliciously fun. If you"re getting an early start try our Happy Hour specials $5 Cocktails & $5 Hors D'oeuvres... And if your a Night Owl we've also got a late night happy hour and we serve till 2am on Fri & Sat nights..

                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                          (212) 787-7199

                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                          One of NYC's more popular and long standing neighborhood restaurants offers their favorites as buffet or a la carte to business and home locations.

                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                          For groups of 7 or more please call our party planners/managers so that we may arrange an appropriate table and menu options.

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