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Hi-Life Bar & Grill

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  • American (Traditional), Sushi, Cocktails
  • 477 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY10024 40.785509 -73.976211
  • (At 83rd St)
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  • (212) 787-7199
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User Ratings (Based on 30 reviews)

3.565
Food 3.6 Value 3.5
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 787-7199
Fax:
fax
(212) 787-4018
Website:
www.hi-life.com
Place Order:
Order From Hi-Life Bar & Grill for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Delivery Take Out Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Dinner Sun-Thu: 4pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-2am Brunch Sat-Sun: 10:30am-4pm
Serves:
Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
15.00
Delivery Area:
72nd to 96th St; Central Park W to Riverside Dr

User Reviews

  • Hi-Life Bar & Grill

    Posted by Martin on 11/06/2012

    Great spot for happy hour!

    Hi Life is always fun! $5 Cocktails and Hors d'ouvres is Upper West Side's best Happy Hour. We love the oysters, champagne cocktails and draft beer specials.

  • Hi-Life Bar & Grill

    Posted by ues foodie on 10/20/2012

    can't even make a simple salad!

    I recently ordered a warm goat cheese salad which is something I always get but never from this place before. The goat cheese was not fresh it was a spead from out of a container bought from a grocery store then thrown on a slice of bread. If they can't even make a salad I will not be ordering from here again.

  • Hi-Life Bar & Grill

    Posted by UWS resident on 05/15/2011

    Maybe a decent bar, but forget about it as a restaurant

    Had brunch on a Sunday with my young son. This place looks like it might be an UWS institution. At the very least, I figured it must be good to be pretty consistently busy. Unfortunately, that wasn't my experience at all. I would have rated the service a 1.0 except for that our server was polite to me and that counts for something. It took multiple requests of different people and a 10-minute wait to get a high chair, and later the bill. Water didn't arrive at our table without another wait. The food came out relatively fast, but was at best bland. I figured out pretty quickly why the girl across from us was dumping Tabasco on her omelette. Strollers get parked up by the bar but not in any organized way and with zero help from the hostess, unlike other area restaurants. By the time I left, I had to disentangle mine from a pile while the hostess and my server stood behind me arguing over which tables she was using to seat customers. By my count, there was about a 3:1 ratio of servers/staff to customers throughout my meal, which should have meant better service all-around, but then again, quantity is not quality. Overall, I guess the place has a busy vibe and therefore maybe good ambiance as a bar. Maybe they do a better job with dinner than they do with brunch. Based on this experience though, I'm not planning to go back for a second try. Oh well.

  • Hi-Life Bar & Grill

    Posted by Greg on 08/28/2010

    Friendly vibe

    Always full with regulars, Hi Life is a place where servers remember your name. Always a great value on food and drinks. Different specials every day. The place gets crowded evem on Monday and Tuesday for the sushi nights, so it's hard to get a table for outside. I go on Thursdays or Saturdays too fo the fantastic Steak Fajitas special and domestic drafts for $4.50. Highly recommended.

  • Hi-Life Bar & Grill

    Posted by Lindsay on 08/26/2010

    Great for groups

    I picked Hi Life for my birthday again this year, because there is something for everyone on the menu. We had the 3 for 2 sushi deal to start and then everyone ordered all sorts of stuff from the diverse menu. I had the best time here with friends and the perfect martini and champagne cocktails. Our server was cute and very patient with the crazy girls party.PS: the DJ plays the requests all night on the weekends.

  • Hi-Life Bar & Grill

    Posted by novicefoodie on 07/14/2010

    Pretty Good Brunch Place

    Let me just state upfront that I went here for brunch for the first time during the World Cup final. Admittedly the crush of people may have overwhelmed the service staff somewhat. That being said, the brunch at Hi Life was pretty good. We ordered the sirloin steak and eggs and the caviar omelette. Both were excellent (especially the caviar omelette) and reasonably priced for NYC. The portions were also pretty generous. There is also complimentary cinnamon toast and muffins with strawberry butter served in a bread basket. Overall, a pretty decent brunch place. My only complaint is that the mixed drinks are not good at all-the sangria was one of the worst I've had in NYC. But that's a very minor blip on otherwise solid brunch place-I'll definitely be back!

  • Hi-Life Bar & Grill

    Posted by UWSK on 03/07/2010

    Not for brunch

    I have been to Hi life a few times for dinner...it's fine but brunch today was disappointing. The servings are TINY. The 3 egg omelette looked like it had one egg and there were maybe 2 pieces of "potatos" on the plate. We should have known better when every place on the UWS had a line and hi life had plenty of open tables. Never again!

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