Ousia

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 11:15PM

What 732 People Are Saying
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C
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine list and service, as always!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
142 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
3 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
75 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...

c
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I thought the food was excellent but the service was very slow even before it got crowded. still would go there again..excellent location near the theatre and food very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was good and service excellent

FT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

OT
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. So convenient for our suburban friends to meet for dinner.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, decent portions, at a reasonable price (for NYC). Service has been very good the few times I have lunches there.
The chicken with lemon potatoes is always a good choice.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had apps, and salads before catching a flick right next door. Only complaint, I asked for a 3 olive martini, and got a 2 olive martini - first world problems????

AM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED Ousia! Girls night out dinner and everything was perfect. The food, the service, the environment - everything was great. I'm already thinking about our next dinner here and told my bosses that it's where we should take clients in the future. It's an energetic scene, but with great acoustics so it's not too loud. Highest recommendation! We'll be back. Also... shocked at how reasonable the bill was, which is always a treat. Highly recommend ordering a bunch of small plates and sharing so you can try a lot of different dishes.

A
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I quite enjoyed the food and cocktails until the time we leave, there was NO thank you! NO goodbye! No ‘hope to see you again’!! SERIOUSLY? I find it a bit rude of the staff. On a stormy Sunday when Manhattan is battered by Storm Olga, the restaurant was almost empty and we turned up at the restaurant with such cold reception tells me ‘never come again!!!!’

JL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was excellent. The vegan in our group ordered her meal sans cheese. It arrived with cheese and took a very long time to replace.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food in New York. Restaurant is modern and spacious. Service was great.

d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

delicious food! a fun place for great food. their greek salad is delicious

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was excellent and made great recommendations for shared plates. A nice spot for an easy meal before seeing a movie at the Landmark theater next door

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were going to a screening at the Landmark 57 movie theater and ate a pre-movie early dinner at Ousia because it was conveniently located next to the theater. The food, service and ambiance were very good. We will be back when we go to see another movie at Landmark 57.

AN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Best restaurant in area but of course no competition in area. Portions small for price on appetizers especially. My opinion of course.

j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious
Fresh
Roomy Restaurant

JF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific choice especially after film at the Landmark on 57th :-)

G
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

A pleasant, convivial place with good Greek food and good service. Its main charm, however, is the convenient location next to the Landmark movie theater.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend's 26th birthday at Ousia and my friends are already scheduling their next reservations. Amazing food combined with beautiful decor and exceptional service!

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, ambiance

OS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and wait staff always great. Others ... not so much.

RD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a reunion of sorts for me and 2 good friends both of them are foodies and have been wanting to share Ousia with them. They were kind enough to let me do the ordering including desert. The meal was spectacular and our waitperson was terrific, she has waited on me a few times before and I find her delightful, very knowledgeable and easy.

i
New York Area
237 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the price fix lunch after a movie at Landmark. The salad was fabulous and the salmon souvlaki was done to perfection.