Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar (formerly Ousia)

4.6
962 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
*As of July 1st 2021, we will change the name of the restaurant from Ousia to Hudson West*

Hudson West, formerly Ousia, located in the iconic VIA 57 WEST, is a neighborhood restaurant that serves up an eclectic variety of flavors in a warm environment. The latest concept from the Livanos Family, Hudson West invites you to relax and unwind in your second home. Our 30+ seat craft cocktail bar is your escape and opportunity to celebrate or unwind with a delicious drink or glass of wine. We are excited to invite you in!

Celebrating the diverse cultures and flavors of New York City, Hudson West's menu offerings arrive at the table in a format that encourages a communal and vivacious dining experience. Chef Vasiliki Vourliotaki fills our lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus with comforting and creative dishes inspired from global cuisines. From flatbreads to prime cuts of meat to the catch of the day, each dish comes together with premium, locally-sourced, market-fr

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Daily 4:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

What 962 people are saying
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Gpatt
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic! Such a great atmosphere with delicious cocktails. Lamb shwarma and wings were my favorite! Thank you for a great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The Salmon main course was tasteless and underwhelming. Usually this restaurant has excellent food. Unfortunate.

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vipFlash
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yes, it’s way, way, way west on W. 57th St., but don’t let that stop you from dining here. The menu is varied and will please the pickiest eater in the crowd. Superb crispy perfectly made fried calamari (get extra sauce), the salmon entree is totally deelish and beautifully presented. The Greek salad is flavorful, generous and in a lively vinaigrette. Too full for dessert but the options are beyond alluring! Diners at the next table went bonkers over their Irish coffee and ordered a second round!

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Lainey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our burgers were very good, great service, seated immediately , (even though we had to call to change the time of our reservation). Everything looks good, from seeing food at other tables. We would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - very tasty -

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service!

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LorraineC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a server, I believe his name was Glen, he was an exceptional server. Polite, energetic, informative and enthusiastic about his job. He made our dining experience even better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are tons of bland, boring and overpriced brunch places in the city, but this isn’t one of those. First of all, there’s bottomless mimosas ✨ then, there’s Shane, the best server in the city. The food is delicious and a variety to feed any crowd. The place is spacious airy and casual enough to relax and enjoy the ambiance, but tastefully decorated to remind you that it’s a nice place. This is definitely my new favorite brunch place ❤︎

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RobinB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood place! Great food & atmosphere! Two thumbs up!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food nice atmosphere

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vipSamanthaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service is outstanding. If you are in NYC you have to visit Hudson West Kitchen.

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John
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great looking open space modern decor.

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MatthewP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good.
The wings were one of the best I have ever had! Absolutely outstanding.
On the flip side, the lamb sliders were mediocre at best. Lamb had no flavor & very small for $20 bucks.
Shishitos & dips were good.

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ElaineL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The restaurant looks nice, but the food and wines were not great. Hit and miss.

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vipWestsidemolly9
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my few favorite places in NYC! Food is fabulous as is the service.

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vipPhiW
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Will definitely be back as the quality and creativity of the food selection was excellent. A most enjoyable experience.

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vipManekaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are outside. Service was good, there was a weird smell outside we think the exhaust but they let us move our table. Overall good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great walk to good place

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vipArmen
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Found the menu choices more generic than the old Ousia.

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DarleneT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! The grilled octopus was amazing!

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LynnF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family brunch since covid

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Lindap
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The tuna tartare was a highlight. The peppers were very good as well. The calamari was mediocre. Service started out good but then was poor. The entrees were mediocre as well.

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andrewt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food from beginning to end

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great atmosphere, tasty food!

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vipred1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good service very anxious to please...not able to make change in dish.
.cannot eat goat cheese but they could not remove it from flatbread...if you have a request you should call a day in advance,

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anma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

their drink special, purple rain was delicious. lovely quiet spot on a late Sunday afternoon. wonderful facilities, delicious food and very hospitable staff - they provided complimentary pita on hearing one in our party was on a diabetic low.

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vipNYfoodie
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Friendly service. Very nice, modern room. A hidden gem.

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vipCJohnson
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food just okay and pricy. Would not recommend the SPAGHETTI A LA CHITARRA dish.

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Shakira
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have frequented this establishment for many years when it was formerly Ousia and now as Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar. The owners have done a great job maintaining their level of excellence with their new menu. I was so in love with the food that I ordered somethings twice and ordered more to take home.

I must also add that the bartender is a true mixologist and I enjoyed the Oracle drink. Glenn, our waiter, has great energy and is very inviting and attentive.

Lastly, the chef has obviously done an excellent job and she is such a sweet person. Thank you Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar for making our day.

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vipWestsidemolly9
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and smart, friendly staff.

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vipTK719
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a truly wonderful experience at Hudson West Kitchen. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Everything I ordered was delicious. The charred broccoli and lemon gnocchi were both amazing. And the branzino was unbelievably fresh and flavorful. My server Glenn was fantastic. He was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He did everything possible to make my dinner perfect. When I couldn't decide on a dessert, I let him choose for me. He brought me the brownie with the salted caramel ice cream - which was so brilliant. I look forward to going back very soon!

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StanH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food. I would recommend Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar to my friends.

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vipDrew
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they kept some of the Ousia favorites. The "Far West Side" is my go-to cocktail!

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vipRooster
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been going to this restaurant since it opened (Ouisa) and loved it, last night was the first time we ate "Hudson West Kitchen" it was GREAT!
Food is always good, service is great, owners are personable and involved.
See you soon!

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vipjamesg
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice expansion of the menu with the name change. Always enjoy coming here. Not sure why they won't take a reservation for outdoors. The answer from the maitre d was that the seating is limited and what happens if it rains? I don't get it---take as many reservations as you have for the limited outdoor seats and if it rains---the place is more than half empty--move us indoors.

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Babs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and outstanding service

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Christian
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was great and the food was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! So glad I was able to go back to this establishment again post their update. I was so excited to try out their new menu for a date night and the experience was even better than I was expecting! The staff is friendly and helpful, the service was very smooth, and the food was incredible. 100/10 recommend for a date night, special occasion, or to go to just because you’re in the mood for a great setting with delicious food. Already looking forward to my next meal!

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BrandonL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hudson West is a great new take on Ousia! I was a regular, and now I will be coming even more. They have a great new feel on their establishment that brings it more to life than ever. Seems like a great spot to have a nice sit down dinner, or even for during the day to do the "NYC brunching" that everyone loves so much.

The bar was great - cocktails on point. The food was excellent. The experience was awesome. We had such a great time. Happy the rebranding is successful and bringing this restaurant to new level!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to check out Hudson West after the remodeling and was very pleased with the experience. The staff continues to show excellent service and the food remains top notch. I will continue to recommend this establishment to friends and family, knowing that the staff will provide the upmost service and quality food. I look forward to another outing in the near future.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar (formerly Ousia) using the Order Online button. Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar (formerly Ousia) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 333-2000.

Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar (formerly Ousia) is rated 4.6 stars by 962 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.