Ousia

4.6
625 reviews
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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

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NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pleasant venue. Quiet early when few present. Increasingly noisy ad tables filled. Service pleasant but uneven: waiter tried . Food is acceptable but not excellent. Cost is acceptable.
Notified restaurant both in advance & upon arriving that we had theater engagement but except for suggesting an entre that could be expeditiously served it was as if they were not informed.
Been to several other Livanos’ restaurants & these other were better. Perhaps the other experiences created too high expectations.

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice laid-back atmosphere with very comfortable chairs and tables nicely spaced. I Attractive decor. I have been to the Greek islands and the restaurant captured the flavor of an evening there.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant just steps from Landmark movie theater and a pleasure. Food excellent and price reasonable. Staff is terrific! Will be visiting again.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice staff, excellent food, large and well designed space

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RK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always spectacular, but is priced accordingly. If it were a little less expensive, I'd come here all the time. Nice atmosphere, professional staff.

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OT
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant. The bar was in a festive mood watching ABC's Family Food Fight where the owners of Ousia are contestants in this new cooking challenge. We loved everything we ate. Service is very warm and personable.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Great food.

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j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh dip and fish

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was wonderful.

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NP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat for dinner , food was amazing ( steak and lamb chops ) should try

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Helped accommodate a growing group and translators.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed ourselves immensely, although we were not in Greece, the quality of this exceptional food made it easy to imagine that Greece is not far away when eating at Ouisa.

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NY
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always tasty and a new find in the neighborhood by the west 57th movie theater

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AR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a really excellent two hour relaxed Sunday brunch with my partner and our 3 children. Our waiter was terrific, just the right amount of attention, and showed flexibility on menu changes for some fussy eaters. Great atmosphere, can hear each other talk without shouting, temperature perfect. Look forward to going back again soon.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around Excellent in every category

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OT
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A spectacular dinner. We loved the cauliflower falafel, red mullet over eggplant purée, salmon tartare, pistachio hummus, and the branzino. We’ve been to Ousia many times and it just gets better and better. Very friendly staff.

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JT
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Ousia. I went with three friends, two of whom are really hard to please. We all had a good time and will go back. The price was reasonable, the food was good-meaning very good. The fish of the day was great. There's enough variety to please different people. The restaurant is way West on 57th street right next to the Landmark movie theatre. How convenient is that?

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MM
London
24 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was very average and service was very slow. We waiting for about 10min to get the menu and drinks order. Then a lot more for someone to take the food order. The drinks arrived much later with the food.

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X
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

the service was attentive and the chicken was very good but the whole branzino was not fresh.

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DG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice and spacious. Quiet but it was mostly empty early on a Sunday night. I think the Greek aspect of the cuisine could be played up more without losing the elegance of the environment.

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N
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great every time! Staff was very friendly and food was absolutely delicious.

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A
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Ousia is excellent but very expensive. They aim to serve at a high level but at times they seem a bit understaffed. Overall great restaurant!

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JD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attractive, comfortable, convenient. With friendly staff and a pleasant atmosphere. We went for brunch. The menu was a little too busy as I was in the mood for an omelette and that was not a choice. We ordered the chicken and it was undercooked. The vegetables and appetizers were perfect, as was the dessert. The server spoke to the manager about the chicken and he made things right. We left the restaurant more than satisfied and this will be one of my go to places as I live in the neighborhood. I highly recommend.

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R
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our 2nd time and there will be a 3rd for sure!
Best chicken I ever had.
My husband had a burger with Greek fries, he said it was delicious .
Well done 🙌🙌

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K
New England
52 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pick 3 spreads for the table was delicious, it was hard to choose 3, I wanted 5. The mashed potato puree for a side was the best. The drinks were good, on the small size for the price but I am not from NY so maybe that is the norm. I would go back again.

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D
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Best grilled octopus ever. Need to go back to try more of the menu.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The all Greek wine and spirits menu make this a unique experience. Food was delicious and staff were incredibly knowledgeable.

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G
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place and right next to the awesome landmark movie theatre. Great cocktails too.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to visit with family and friends. Food is delicious, many varieties of Mediterranean dishes, and presented very beautifully. Service was friendly and on top. Restaurant looked beautiful inside with dimmed lights. Thank you we all had a great time

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CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ad a gracious and delicious birthday dinner. Amazing food, excellent ambiance.

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D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but very authentic Greek food and wine.
Creative and authentic at the same time.
Pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Tables sre far apart so it makes for a very pleasant evening. Service was flawless and friendly. A recommendation!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ousia-great ambience, food, everything!

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the small and medium plates. Good portion size for sharing with a small group.

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GR
Grand Rapids
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible addition to the city. The service, cocktails and food were amazing. The lamb was perfection; I would definitely recommend dining here and will return.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The chicken dish, was unbearably lemony. The rest of the food was mediocre at best.

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LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We liked the relaxed feel of this place, good ambience but very average food wise.

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f
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wounderful. Delicious meal. Professional staff. My New favourite restaurant.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s a delight to dine here. Been quite a few times with friends and family and it never disappoints.
Please stay as you are.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Excellent food. Great service.

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