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Hi-Life

Located in Ballard's historic Firehouse No. 18 built in 1911, the Hi-Life serves up a quarterly rotating American Grill menu that features the best of the four seasons here in the Pacific Northwest. With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and brick oven, our line turns out tasty, full-flavored foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner each and every day.



We have a bountiful, Northwest wine list with over 16 different wines by the glass, as well as a spirited bar with seasonally changing cocktails and 8 local brews on tap.
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148 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(148 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 148 reviews
5 stars
(61)
4 stars
(62)
3 stars
(14)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(83)
  • good for groups(73)
  • kid-friendly(65)
  • fit for foodies(48)
  • great for lunch(38)
  • great for brunch(37)
Hi-Life Reviews List
Review 1 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Pretty good, glad we checked it out

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I most appreciate the vibe, scenery and history of the place! My husband and I were looking for a neighborhood, local place for dinner and it was fun to be there! Casual, family friendly place. Food was pretty good, not hugely special but satisfying. They had a pretty good drink selection (I enjoyed one of their winter specials), but my husband wished they served his beer in a non-refridgerated glass, or better, the correct glass for the beer. We would go back to try brunch, as it seems to be the main draw for people based on other reviews."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Not What Was Promised!

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We expected famous fried chicken, but it was dry and tasteless! The sides were not much better. The waitress messed up the check, but we just let it go. More a place for tourists; we will not return."
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2010
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Review 3 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Service slow on a slow night

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Love Hi Life for a neighborhood dinner. This night, it was not crowded but our service was slow. Friendly, but very little attention. Took too long on a slow weeknight to get our orders taken or for anyone to even come to our table to ask for drink orders. No refills on waters, ice tea until asked after trying to flag down our server or anyone else! My father in laws soup was cold, but all other food was tasty and well prepared. It was a surprise to have mediocre service."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

executing better than ever!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I've been to the Hi-Life many times over the years. This most recent meal was even better than the usual (which has been very good). One meal was accidentally made with peppers that were ordered on the side, but they corrected the error and remade the dish quickly without a fuss."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 5 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/10/2016
 2007
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Review 6 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Varied and tasty menu coupled with great service added up to an awesome night out!"
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2007
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Review 11 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always Great!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"When I get tired of trying places in Seattle that inevitably are a let down, I always go back to Hi-life. I wish I lived closer so I could go more often, but it's well worth the trip across town. The service is always great and the food is consistent and delicious. This is my go-to place to take out of town guests as well.
It is extremely kid friendly, which is actually a negative for me. We just always ask to sit in the bar side. It is very large with plenty of tables and a much better ambiance, if you ask me ;-)
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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 12 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2011
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Review 13 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2011
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Review 14 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
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Review 18 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Sunday Fried Chicken

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Enjoyed our first fried chicken dinner here. Decent portion of food, but the best part of it was the taste of the coating. I guess I should have skipped lunch if I really wanted to get the most value for the price. Booth seats are little tight for the circumferentially-challenged :-)"
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/14/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 21 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 22 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/11/2015
 2010
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Review 23 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always a great place to go as a comfort food, family-friendly, neighborhood spot."
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
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Review 25 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/28/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/28/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great for kids & big groups

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place is our go-to restaurant for meals out with family. This time we had 9, including 3 kids under 10. They love the fire house and being able to watch the kitchen. The onion rings were crispy and delicious, and the mussels I had were super fresh."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 29 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Kid and adult friendly!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were amazed at how great Hi-Life was for our two kids and us. Food/beer was great and kids menu (the cookie!!!) was really nice. Service was fast too and during a busy time. Thanks!"
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 31 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2014
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Cute joint, local to Ballard.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The sister to The Five Spot, another good local neighborhood joint with good basic comfort food. Cozy and relaxed, if too loud due to the groovy old fire house that it's housed in."
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 33 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"excellent food and the server was very attentive to the small children we had in the group, thanks!"
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 34 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 35 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/09/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/09/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/09/2015
 2010
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Review 36 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Ballard Find

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Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"ran out of an item from the menu. a bit overpriced so value not there. drinks didn't seem to have much alcohol. nice atmosphere and service."
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 37 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

awesome as usual

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/01/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2014
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Review 40 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Rustic and Delicious

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was a great find. Went at the last minute for Restaurant Week and what a surprise! In regards to the atmosphere - the room is airy and not over crowded. There was not music piped in on top of conversation and usual restaurant noise. You could actually have a conversation and be heard. The food - amazing. Nothing overly fancy - just good basic food done extremely well. Great diversity and seasonal. Everything on the plate was done to perfection. I heard from one of our dining partners that the brunch and "Sunday Chicken Dinner" is also superb. The service was top notch. Didn't bother you constantly but there when needed. Polite and remembered everything."
Dined on 10/27/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 41 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Pleasant surprise

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We decided to give Hi Life a try during the autumn restaurant week promo and we'll be going back! The selections on the 3 for $30 dinner menu were very nice and the regular menu had appealing choices, as well. The service was prompt and attentive. The atmosphere is quaint in the converted former fire station; we were pleased to find the noise level to be relatively low allowing easy dinner conversation."
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 42 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2008
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Review 43 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/23/2015
 2013
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2013
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Review 44 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 10/12/2015
 2009
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Review 45 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fun space, ample portions!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went there on a weekday for Seattle Restaurant Week. Found parking OK since we went early (5:30). Restaurant was welcoming; love the seating area in front of the kitchen with the best view of the chefs chefin' and the wood-fired oven. Wanted to try something new, so had the venison meatloaf and gravy w/ mashed potatoes and root veggies. Meatloaf was delicious, although a little salty, mashed potatoes were good, but WAAAY too salty. Veggies were carrots and parsnips, beautifully prepped but crunchy; still tasty though. Companion had the wild salmon with Israeli couscous and kale, said it was very good. The dessert menu looked fabulous, but we both passed since we'd had a big meal. A great find in the crowded Ballard area--will be back!"
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 46 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 10/10/2015
 2009
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Review 47 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Glad to find

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Awesome experience , wonderful service. Delicious Food paired with a delightful ambience . Have already recommended to many a Friend. Thanks Again"
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 48 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2011
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Review 49 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/11/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 50 for Hi-Life
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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