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 26 seats along Amsterdam Ave and another 16 seats on our 83rd St side.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
My friend and I were disappointed. She asked for well done fries and onions, but nothing was well done. Staff was friendly when she sent the fries back. Staff also ensured our outdoor table was warm, selected one for us with a good heater and turning it up on a cold day. They checked back frequently, which was both friendly and a little annoying. The food was so bland. And we had no salt and pepper at the table.
Perfectly pleasant brunch place. We stuck to basics (omelets, scrambled eggs), so didn't really test the kitchen -- ergo 4 stars -- but there were plenty of other choices and everything was fine .
While we were in a tent and had a heater, a couple of us found it a bit disconcerting to have the bus pass us in a regular basis so probably if there had been a choice we would have preferred to be on the sidewalk rather than in the street. Food was good and service ok so not a lot of complaints! Good for groups!
Lovely waitress , great varied menu .
Outdoor seating with heat lamp made us very comfortable! Happy hour for drinks appreciated.
Highlife is a great choice for dinner with friends. Relaxed atmosphere, easy to talk ( we were on a glassed in porch so lower noise than in the main area, nice people serving, kid friendly. The food is consistenly good.
Been going to Hi Life for years (25+)and still like going here.
good neighborhood choice for a casual meal
reasonable noise level
Hi Life doesn't disappoint. Our favorite server, Christine, is back and we are so happy to see her. The Manhattan's are delicious as are the Martini's. Sushi was very good. Other diners had pork chops, bratwurst platter and chicken pot pie...all reported the food was super good!!
Loved eating here. The place has a cool vibe and the BEST music. Also food was really good and great staff.
Hi-Life is a neighborhood treasure... a favorite for years, but adapting now the ever changing world of COVID by pioneering safe outdoor dining, separating tables and now checking for vaccines. The food is always eclectic and unlike many local places that have raised their prices outrageously, continues to be a great value. They honor reservations and it's terrific for all occasions...
Never a disappointment.
The best bar/restaurant on the upper west side. It's a warm and friendly place with good eats and fine booze.
One of our favorites!
Good Sunday brunch outside and with a reservation . Very pleased. Been here for years.
The food and service was great. It was nice because we had little kids and they had high chairs, crayons and a kids’ menu.
Fantastic dinner at Hi-Life on a busy Saturday evening. I found this gem on a whim through Open Table! Our family dined outside and despite the noise of the cars buzzing by(it's NYC), what a relaxing experience we had. The food was fantastic -- chicken fajitas and chicken pot pie were great. Taylor our server never missed a beat and was the absolute best! Bonus, the beer was cold and the wine was wonderful. This little gem will be one place we will return to soon.
Great service. Nice menu with a lot of choices. Friendly servers.
Great place. Have been multiple times. Friendly. Good food . I sit outside and have never felt rushed to leave.
Ordinary at best. Burgers okay, skirt steak not rare as ordered.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Been around since 1991.
Great location, service. Glad they have shiner bock.
We LOVE Hi-Life! Throughout the pandemic they have created distanced, well-ventilated spaces indoors and out, the food is not fancy but varied and well-prepared, the service is efficient and friendly, and the genial owner makes you feel like a regular after only one or two visits! In addition, they have kept their prices quite reasonable. (Pro-tip: ask for the "cafe" which is the glassed in area on the sidestreet, technically indoors but with windows that open up to the street, separated from other tables. Our fave!)
Always nice and a fun experience. We go there regularly when we meet museum friends.
Considering we were getting the tail end of Henri storm we ate outside and the service and food was excellent.
food and service are always great… it’s my neighborhood go to that never fails… whether i’m with the kids, my husband, or girlfriends. great value too! and of course the best martini in manhattan :)
Our table for 6 was waiting for immediate seating on our arrival. Service was very prompt,professional and friendly and the food was great.Ambience was normal regarding noise level and spacing for a busy city restaurant. Will definitely return whenever in the neighborhood and recommend to friends and family.
Food and drinks were delicious. From sushi to burgers and margaritas.
The food itself was perfectly adequate. Great service and a very unique atmosphere was what made it worth it for me! Highly recommend the Midtown Manhattan
Great food, many choices, well priced, lovely staff, fast service. cant be beat!
Great as always!
Seared tuna steak aaa delicious!!
Hi-life is one of our favorite neighborhood bars! We have been away from the city for 2 years because of CoVID and came back to see our friends - Hi-Life set us up with a nice table and didn’t care that we lingered over our food and rounds of drinks! Fabulous night!
So great wonderful time!! I highly recommend this place!
Still one of my favorite restaurants on the UWS. Always good, always friendly, always welcoming & comfortable. I don’t know what I’d do without Hi Life!
I do like this place (my only reservation is the high noise level). They serve an interesting variety of cuisines, from sashimi to pork chops, and so far I like it all. We sat indoors, but outdoor seating on Amsterdam Avenue is available.
Hi life can fit almost any purpose. An intimate catch up with a close friend or two, a place to keep a big night going, or on the other end of the spectrum, an early dinner with the kids. A neighborhood gem true to the UWS.
Great service- fun evening with friends at wonderful neighborhood spot. Good drinks and food.
Awesome place for those on a budget - such a diverse menu, there's something for everyone! Absolutely delish!!!
The staff are kind genuine and hard working. The food is exceptional!
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Hi-Life Restaurant - Upper West Side is rated 4.7 stars by 549 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.