Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side
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.
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Complimentary special offers
3 for 2 STARTERS all night
Buy any 2 Starters from our menu and your 3rd is "on the house" (Lowest priced starter is Free)
Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres Specials
Cocktail, Beer and Wine from $6-$8, ... and small plate Hors D'oeuvres from $7
Everything was great as usual. I had the Cuban black bean soup, the tuna with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies, and the mud pie for dessert. Everything was delicious and the service was terrific.
Love the chicken fajitas at High Life a neighborhood fixture.
I have never had a bad experience here. I LOVE THIS PLACE! Everything they make is good: sushi, burgers, pasta dishes, entrees, and apps. I especially love their popcorn shrimp and dumplings. They have an amazing weekend brunch as well.
Great neighborhood restaurant with diverse menu, ample portions, fair prices. friendly service. What else do you need? We have always had a great meal at Hi-Life :-)
I always love going to Hi-Life. The food and service are always great, and the prices are very reasonable. It's nice that they start serving dinner at 4:30pm - making it the perfect choice for an early dinner.
Great neighborhood spot...buzzing bar scene and more quiet seating in glassed in room. terrific drinks, really good food (far beyond bar fare.)
My favorite spot for weekend brunch! Strawberry butter on hot muffins is hard to beat.
I have been coming to HiLife for years. Ever since the Upper East Side location closed, I am happy coming to the Upper West Side location. Always amazing food, loads of options and variety. Service is never a problem - always terrific! I would suggest making reservations for weekend evening hours as it can get quite busy and wait times can vary.
Food was very good and the servings were large. It was very busy and the service was a bit on the slow side. Too dark
This was our first time. This is a good local restaurant for a casual meal.
Great service, not loud, good food. Perfect brunch experience.
Perfect for our Sunday morning brunch !
Family together at holiday time. Happy to be there in a place that provides a relaxed but festive experience.
Stopped in with our group before a show at the Beacon. Enjoyed everything about this place including the service. Great food and very reasonable. Try the crispy Thai wings. We will be back!
Date night. Great food great specials and perfect portions.
Hi-Life is a 1930s Art Deco with a 1938 Lincoln Zephyr V12 (with the back suicide doors) car parked on 83rd Street as a billboard for the place.
Mostly it's great with a couple of lesser notes.
The Chinatown Spareribs are not BBQ ribs as found in most of the Chinese restaurants I've eaten in.
I asked the waitress if these were BBQ spareribs before ordering and was told that they were. But they were not served with real BBQ sauce (e.g. red and sticky). You may like them, but I was anticipating real BBQ spareribs. The ribs themselves were very good.
The only other dish that was disappointing was the Guacamole and chips. Good, but a surprisingly small portion.
Fantastic food and amazing service! Great prices!
Pretty much a perfect brunch for 4 people in a semi-business setting. We asked for and received a fairly quiet table (even though one of our party was half an hour late); food was great, we cleaned our plates, service was friendly and efficient. Bonus points for letting us stay well after the restaurant had emptied after the brunch rush.
We enjoy the food and atmosphere every time we eat here.
The food quality has dropped from the last time I was here. Tuna tough. Veggies cold. Fries Luke warm. Disappointed.
I love this place. You can literally order anything on the menu and it will always be incredible!!! The staff is so friendly and they’ll always accommodate you whatever you need.
Good spot with good food! Service was lovely too. Loved the soundtrack playing!
Nachos were great but main course meat was overcooked and burnt.
Terrific neighborhood joint with idyllic UWS vibe. Brunch items are excellent, particularly the egg-themed ones.
Hi Life is our favorite restaurant on the UWS. Wide variety of menu choices to fit every palette. Great for all ages and meal types.
Been going to Hi Life for over 25 years. It’s funky in decor. The atmosphere is always fun and with a good buzz. Over the years it’s always had a diverse crowd in age, and life style. The menu has a lot of options to please almost everyone. Plus the food is always good to very good.
Great menu, great service, meal was excellent!
Will be back next visit
My happy hour daiquiri was VERY weak. Charged for avocado on tuna roll yet it comes with salmon roll.. strange.
I had often gone to the HiLife on the UES before it closed and was always impressed by the menu which had a wide selection and lots of choices for vegetarians which I was at the time. The West Side restaurant is smaller and on a Friday night was really noisy but they sat us (there were 4) in the back room at a table in the corner and the din was of a level that allowed conversation. The food was very good and portions were HUGE. Enough for at least2 meals for a moderate eater. The service was lovely. They did not hang over us, did not rush us and got everything right. It is not a foodie, gourmet joint, but just lots of fun and always reliable cooking. For a casual Friday night, it was perfect.
Always good. One of the best brunch values on the UWS.
Hi-Life is one of our favorite restaurants. The chicken and salmon entrees are so delicious. Specials are the best! The burgers are good too. The restaurant is very, very well managed. We enjoy the casual ambiance and the service is typically are quite good. The happy hour is a nice bonus for restaurant patrons. We are so happy this restaurant continues to be busy and consistently excellent. We highly recommend Hi-Life!!
Good food. Delicious beer
Great food & service in a neighborhood gem.
Good neighborhood ’go to’
Begay a sensational restaurant. It is our local and Earl and his team are warm and attentive. Can’t recommend Hi-life highly enough
A family friendly place, the food is good and the staff is very friendly
Very varied menu and pub like atmosphere. Good burgers. other entrees such as pastas also good. Convenient neighborhood spot that won't break the bank!
The website doesn't really accurately reflect the run down atmosphere that this place has. The chicken was grainy and chewy and only being overloaded with sauce makes it edible. I would only eat here again if it were the only place opened and I was starving but I would never choose this place even over fast food. Overall very poor