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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
7:30 PM
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Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side

4.4
258 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Cozy
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 28 seats along Amsterdam Ave and another 18 seats on our 83rd St side.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 4:00pm,
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 4:00pm -2:00am
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Phone number
(212) 787-7199
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paco Pinzon
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
83rd Street
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Public transit
1,2,3 line stopping at 79th or 86th and Broadway
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 258 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch menu! Wonderful service! Casual atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

My husband and I recently had dinner at Hi-Life and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had the enormous vegetable salad, which was crisp, delicious, and filling. My husband had the chicken pot pie and all but licked his plate. Service was attentive, and the restaurant was warm and cozy on a cold night. Although most of the tables in the cafe were full, it was still quiet enough to hold a conversation. We will definitely be back!

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Pugeon 
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I ordered sushi rolls. Clear it had been pre- made at an earlier time. It was gray and had an odd texture.The wasabi was brown and rubbery. I didn’t eat it.

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vipGreat 
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great neighborhood place, good for quick meal, good for kids, reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

A local spot with local people. No tourists, good food. I had the local special (fried eggs, rice, beans, sausage) and my wife steak & eggs. Very good margarita and cinnamon toast. Would stay again.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

I needed a place for a casual dinner before an early movie. The menu is varied, the food was fresh and tasty -- but not for foodies. There was something for everyone. The service was very good and we were given a table in a pleasant corner with a view of the street. I would go again even though the food was not exceptional.

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foodster 
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a wonderful meal, a relaxing time, and the wait staff was very attentive without being overly intruding. We've been before and we'll definitely be back!

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jonggmom 
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Friendly, quick service. Make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Ate here while we were staying at the Excelsior down the street. Great ambiance - a real neighborhood feel. Reasonable prices ...unlike the $150 breakfast we had at Sarabeth’s. Highly recommend. Took three kids - something on the menu for everyone.

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vippicky 
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food and drinks! Get the salads but try blackened chicken on them.

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vipJeanne 
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Ambience and food are casual and always reliable. I love the energy of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We were visiting from PA and Hi-Life seemed like a great neighborhood kind of restaurant where people gather every week. The decorating was eclectic and funky and it had a lively vibe. We all had a version of Eggs Benedict and all enjoyed them very much - we were startled to see 3 perfectly poached eggs on each plate. The service was good and overall I would say that it was a great value for the quality and quantity of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Hi Life never disappoints . We are always welcomed warmly by Earl and Simon! Hi-ly recommend Hi Life!

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vipShorty 
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

I kept seeing ads for this place so I decided to try this place out on a date. I made a reservation but when I got there, the reservation wasn't really full anyway. My date arrived not long after and we ordered a bottle of wine, three appetizers, and some sushi to munch on. There was a special going on that night for a few dollars off a bottle of wine, and also, buy two, get one free appetizers. The food wasn't bad. The sushi was surprisingly decent.

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vipNYCFrequentDiner 
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Servers are very attentive. Good food at reasonable cost. Early specials are a deal.

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