Walk right in to a soothing and sophisticated atmosphere, take your seat and get ready to enjoy a great meal. Walk right into Hi Life Restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a nice dinner ranging from $16-$30, or a lunch for $10-$20, not to mention an extensive wine list, you’ll find all that and more at Hi Life.
Hi LIfe Restaurant has been around for 20 years and has had several owners during that period. Even with those changes and the current difficult economy they’ve continued to thrive. Manager Robert Van Pulley attributes that to their high standards and most of all to the loyalty of their customers.
Pulley explains that “The guests make the establishment. A high percentage of our clientele are repeat customers. Some people come as often as three or four times a week.” Not only does the staff enjoy seeing familiar faces they are also glad for the feed back the regulars give them about the food.
The reason for the high volume of return business is easy to understand; the atmosphere is pleasant and the food is consistently good. When I was there for lunch chef Dontrell Ham prepared a flat grill grouper sandwich for me that is soon to be added to the menu. It was delicious. The moist and tender grouper was served in a sandwich with provolone cheese and an olive and tomato mayonnaise, with homemade veggie chips with a dill cream sauce on the side. I would definitely go back for that, but then I might want to try some of the other tempting menu items.
Ham, a graduate of Johnson and Wells, then in Charleston, SC, has always known he wanted to cook. “I’ve always loved food and have know since I was a boy that that is what I wanted to do.” I bet Hi Life is glad to have him at the helm.
Each month Hi Life has a special theme. For the month of July it’s Vive la France. Each day there’s a special French cuisine menu item. Other months they’ve featured lobster, shrimp and wine tastings. You can find the daily special and other events listed on the website www.hiliferestaurant.com.
Some of the more popular menu items are the fish tacos, sesame crusted sea bass and seared scallops. For dessert the cheesecakes, which are made in house, are a big hit. I can vouch for that, having tried the delicious white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce.
They also serve a very popular crème brûlée and a molten chocolate cake; be still my heart. Also, from 4:30-6:30 happy hour is definitely on with a number of $5-$7 appetizer plates to choose from.
With catering and a space for small parties, Hi Life has much to offer Peachtree Corners. Check out their website or better still, drop by and enjoy a meal. You won’t be disappointed.
Hi Life Restaurant
3380 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross 30092
M-F 11-10 p.m.
Sat 5-10 p.m.