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Hi Life Bar & Grill

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78th Street, New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-628-5433
Today
16:30 - 03:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 01:00
Thu 16:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Can't even believe this happened. After reading HUGE sign outside restaurant advertising this awesome special/deal - bring a group of five or more, order a 52oz picture of sangria and get a second picture of sangria FREE - I gathered a group of friends, on a Tuesday night, and waited until 8pm (when the special supposedly starts - every day),... More 

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Thank PokerPro123
Livingston, New Jersey
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282 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Went with the family. Remembered the good old days of Hi-Life when it was at 72 & 1st, and I was younger without kids. Every table was families. The bar was pretty empty. The brunch was good. The prices were very reasonable. The service was way, way too slow.

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Thank Robert S
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Hi Life has a great bar, but also is very welcoming to families. Its diverse menu - pizza to sushi, potato skins to steak - is well prepared and priced. Excellent established staff makes this a great neighborhood joint.

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Thank Joe D
Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

Had dinner here before a concert. Crowded and noisy, but the staff is friendly and you don't wait long for your order. Every one was digging into something different from their extensive menu. We really enjoyed it and would go back again. Good spot for basketball watching.

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Thank Apsaramaiden
New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

"Arrogant, unethical owner. I placed an order through Seamless, and he insisted I ordered something I didn't want notwithstanding what my order receipt said. He refused to fix it and was terribly rude, despite the fact that I have been ordering from them for more than a decade. Avoid this restaurant like the plague unless you enjoy getting ripped off!

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Thank Joanna G
West Hempstead, New York, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

a UWS fixture, this simple saloon has a large and varied menu from pub staples like the great burger to pad thai and sushi...all pretty good with good portions and reasonable prices. Solid and dependable !

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Thank Charles D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Nothing to wow you here but a good option if you didn't have other plans. Sat outside on a nice day for brunch and enjoyed the experience. Left satisfied but nothing to really make you want to come back. Stiff brunch competition in the neighborhood from Jacob's Pickles and Good Enough to Eat make this place an easier seat usually.

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Thank DPoppa
Vaerloese, Denmark
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

The place has lots of different offers each night, 3 for 2 sushi rolls, hamburger for 10 USD... Came for the 5 dollar-drinks which were fine. We had the hamburger and sushi rolls, the hamburger was good, nothing special, the sushi rolls did not really taste of anything, I wouldn't order that again. The service was kind, but it was... More 

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Thank Louise S
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

It's not unique, strange, or anything but a simple pile of lots of different foods, so not all are made well. It has a great upbeat vibe and waitstaff that are happy to help but a little too busy to come by and see how you are doing often enough. Very friendly, but very busy. Why would anyone want a... More 

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Thank DrivingLadyLola
New York City, New York
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391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Hi Life looks like just a bar but it is a kid friendly place with good food that pleases kids and adults alike. I come here often with my friend and her two kids and the staff is always so accomodating. On my most recent visit , our party went from 4 to 6 at the last minute which required... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 01:00
Thursday
16:30 - 02:00
Friday
16:30 - 03:00
Saturday
16:30 - 03:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78th Street, New York City, NY 10021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-628-5433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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