Ousia

4.6
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756 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean

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Ousia, a Greek-focused Mediterranean concept from the family-owned and operated Livanos Restaurant Group, brings an intimate shared dining experience to Manhattan for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Celebrating the rich traditions of Mediterranean cuisine in the form of shareable plates, Executive Chef Carlos Carreto crafts memorable meals packed with beloved Greek flavors. Our comforting interpretations of classic recipes arrive at the table in a format that encourages communal dining among friends and family. Director of Operations Kamal Kouiri, who oversees the wine program, complements the chef’s creations with a similarly Greek-centric Mediterranean list accompanied by a selection of innovative cocktails and craft beers.

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What 756 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good meeting over great food

OT
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come often. Love all the spreads. Have the hanger steak and the lamb chops. Great salads.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had been following this restaurant on Instagram prior to our New York visit. On the last night I realised it was just down the street from our hotel so perfect after a long day sightseeing.
The waitress was very helpful and the food delicious. I would recommend it to anyone staying in the Hells Kitchen area.

A
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

very disappointed in the quality of their foods - fish, salads, etc. service is okay, polite but not very warm.

c
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Must say for all the excellent Greek restaurants in the city this was disappointing. Food was mediocre and our server was fair.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I wanted to take a friend out for a “special dinner”. This was perfect Quiet enough to have an easy conversation. Tables far enough apart, food was excellent, service excellent. Loved it. ( And it’s steps away from the movie theater)

P
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was lovely and leisurely . One of my favorite eateries.

PL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this spot! Food was delicious, portions were good, service was IMPECCABLE. The wait staff were really kind, attentive, and helpful. Will definitely be returning again.

OT
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. We come often. Went for the Lobster moussaka. Terrific dish. Awesome staff. Great bar scene.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a client for lunch and we appreciated the low noise level and creative selection of delicious Mediterranean choices.

TN
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

While it's a trek to get there, everyone really enjoyed their meal and the room is nice a cozy. The service was a bit slower than expected given that there were only a handful of tables with guests. Still glad to have this in the neighborhood.

i
New York Area
239 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went to Push a because of its closeness to the Landmark theater. It was good enough that I would go out of my way to go there. It is lovely. The dinner menu offers appetizers small plates medium plates and large plates. We had fabulous Greek salads, I had the medium grilled octopus plate. My partner had gyro sliders. Both were delicious. The shredded phylo dessert was FABULOUS. Prices are NY reasonable.

F
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect dining location for before/after a movie at the beautiful Landmark Theater. Terrific appetizers with excellent taramousalata, hummus, eggplant; sharable plates include yummy spinach pies; enough big plates to satisfy the hungriest in the group. Solid wine list. Check out the loukoumades for dessert.

WG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was looking for a true greek food experience, I did not get it, the food was more of a greek infusion. Next time I will go to Uncle Nicks. The our waiter was supper great! And the place was very nice.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service are top notch!

RY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and terrific service. Would definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful place good food but a bit expensive and lately going down hill. Host greets you wearing a sweatshirt. Waiters seem to all be on their first day.

S
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love it as always. Just wonderful.

FM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ousia is a spectacular restaurant, at the heart of the final frontier of Manhattan. Innovative Mediterranean cuisine. Exceptional service. Festive cocktails. Unique wine list. Best restaurant on the west side.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My main course: dorado fish was excellent. My wife liked her hamburger as well.
But deserts need the attention of the management. The desert chef seems to have gone overboard with ambitious yet unsuccessful variations of basic deserts. Why not include a few basic, no nonsense deserts as well in the menu?

As for service: our waiter was friendly and speedy.

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding. Atmosphere fun and lively.

C
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delightful neighborhood find! Great food and service, terrific menu with something for everyone.

C
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's on our list of restaurants that we would return to..... we were not disappointed with anything and pleased with everything we had.... even took home a doggy bag of delicacies we did not want to leave to the trash. Two big thumbs up.

AU
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine list and service, as always!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The starter came out with the entree and the manager took it off the bill and gave me a cocktail on the house. Very impressive service.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

no a bit overpriced, might as well go to Avra or milos for the food quality and experience

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly professional service. Everything we tried was amazing. You can not go wrong with this restaurant group, Ousia, Oceana, Moderne Barn. Highly recommended.

N
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, especially loved the arugula & kabocha squash salad. Will definitely be back.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, reservation a must.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect lunch spot!
We were not rushed, I met a friend and the menu was amazing... we had time to enjoy our meal...
The food perfect!
Honestly
This is a gem!

f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous Mediterranean tapas - some of the best grilled octopus I've tasted! - lots of creativity in the dishes, too. Service was warm, friendly and immediate; spacious place but the noise level was surprisingly moderate. A little pricey, but well worth it!

NP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impress by the food how good it is

WB
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a lovely new space!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!!!

RU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxed place for a group of friends. The starter selection of dips with grilled pita bread plus an order of veggies is perfect for sharing. Service was extremely attentive--a really good place, very convenient for pre- or post-movie meal since it's next to the Landmark 57 theater.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was very flavorful

SS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was just looking for a place near the 57th Street Landmark movie theaters. Turned out to be a real find. Right next door and an excellent meal.

G
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant, airy space.
Food was fresh, flavorful, inventive.
Good variety of menu and wine choices.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Consistently excellent in every aspect... for some reason the service was not up to the level we have come to expect... hopefully it was just an off night...