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Hi-Life Restaurant & Lounge

1503 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10075
nr. 78th St.

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Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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67% would go back.

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Fun patrons, fun staff, good food and excellent value

By blangdon on 5/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

HiLife runs so many different specials during the week, it makes it hard to cook at home when you can get the same food and at the same price and someone else does the cooking for you. Specialty drinks are great and done to perfection. I had the best Blood Orange Margarita the other night. Excellent value and a friendly staff make this place a no brainier when you want something good to eat and drink. All of the sushi rolls are great. Hamburgers are so fresh and cooked to perfection. They have an excellent Argentinian Chimichurri Skirt steak that they have as a special. Their Cobb salad is delicious and so is their balsamic dressing. I have had Brunch their many times. Pancakes(my son loves), Eggs Benedict are great and an excellent value compared to other place serving brunch on the weekends in this neighborhood. Steak tartare is ground to order and is different that any other place I have had it. I like it a little spicy. Tuna Tartare is equally as good as its beefy counterpart. Oysters are fresh and delicious with their dipping sauces. I have been going there since it opened.

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Great for a drink and a snack

By truly_sweet on 4/18/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

But beware - the bar gets CROWDED. Super-nice, cute, bar tenders and foxy waitstaff serve up decent sushi and BIG and LITTLE Bowls or decent grub. A good place to meet one of those "online dating fiascos".

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