Ousia

4.6
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839 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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viptheplatoguy
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've dined here a number of times and it is always pleasant with good food, especially the dips and appetizers. This time I ordered the mussels frites, which was very disappointing. The musssels were extremely large, not tender, and served in a sauce/broth that was undistinguished.

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AylinK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience1

Terrible, bland overpriced food !

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vipLuLu
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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Rfc43
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Thursday lunch at Ousia and it was charming. Their menu is varied and reasonably, meat, fish, vegan it’s all available and tasty. Service was friendly and efficient, nice meal, pleasant ambience. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

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Stone1234
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Ousia! Had some time in the middle of my day to head over with a co-worker and once again it did not disappoint. The overall atmosphere, food and quality of service remains unmatched, and with this being my first lunch dining experience, i will be sure to add this to the list of one of my favorite lunch spots!

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LorenzoB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Ousia last night and what an experience it was. The food speaks for itself, delicious. The server was friendly, professional, and speedy. Highly recommend. The restaurant itself is trendy, original, and stunning. Great place to grab a drink and dine as anyone should. Well done Livanos Restaurant Group.

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Christian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here, the food is amazing and the service is even better! It is my go to recommendation for anyone asks me for a great restaurant to have a meal, drink or meeting in New York City.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a group of executive clients for a business lunch. The staff couldn’t have made it better. I called ahead to inform them of the occasion, and they put every effort forth to make it an exceptional experience- not to mention the food was impeccable. For anybody with an important event, I strongly recommend Ousia and their staff.

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JakeD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Ousia for lunch! It is always a great atmosphere but this was my first time hear during the day. Not only was the service great but I am trying to eat healthier and their new additions of vegan and veggie options really put this place over the top! Can't wait to go back!

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FoodMonster
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I started exploring their new vegan and vegetarian options. Everything extremely creative and so yummy. Wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For starters the service was amazing. Very friendly and helpful staff. I ended up going with the hanger steak and French fries easily one of the best cut and cooked steaks I’ve tasted in the NYC area. I will definitely be back to try some other dishes and this restaurant will come highly recommended by me!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Have previously dined here 4-5 times prior. Food quality was good as ever but service was sorely lacking. Wait between courses was so abysmal that had to cancel the last two dishes. Waiting that long you simply aren’t hungry any more. Multiple inquiries were not taken seriously. The sever brought the two last two dishes despite them being canceled. It was awkward and unprofessional. I’ve extolled the virtues of Ousia to many people. Now, I’m not so sure.

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vipTK719
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at Ousia for the first time, and it was such a lovely experience. The room is spacious yet very warm. I had the hummus, the grilled dorade with Greek fries, and the chocolate cake for dessert. Everything was sensational - and the service was outstanding. A great choice for dining on the West Side.

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vipTederf
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very convenient to our hotel. Food was excellent. Our server - a team - were super responsive and efficient and pleasant. The restaurant has a good vibe and is comfortable. Good drinks too.

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PradeepC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Spreads platter was awesome, shakshuka was great, food overall was good. Our guest said Bloody Mary was not good. Overall had great lunch and time.

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vipLiv2Eat
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Food was delish. Just moved to the neighborhood and our friends told us about Ousia. So happy we tried it. It will be our go to place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dinner, friendly and helpful waitstaff, can’t remember a better Greek meal than this one!

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BrigitteH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food, although fresh and creatively displayed, was fairly mild, bland. Hummus portion was too small for the amount of pita and vegetables accompanying it.

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vipkrf2117
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was really nice for a low key date night. food was delicious and just enough for what we were looking for.

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vipRooster
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hit or miss with the food in my opinion...
service great .. nice atmosphere .. great addition to the neighborhood .. will go back in Spring and give it another chance.

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vipRRRR1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy this restaurant way over next to the Landmark Theater. The staff is cordial, the food is excellent and prepared with care, the portions and prices are fair. We never feel rushed and it's always cozy. Always glad to see that it is busy and hope it enjoys a long life in our neighborhood.

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LorraineW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Relaxing atmosphere. Food is mediocre at best. We ordered mini donuts for dessert and they were extremely stale. The servers were overly solicitous. They repeatedly try to clear our plates away before we were finished. They did replace the desert, but the new dessert was stale as well.

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Honey
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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SamL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, great place. Food is amazing and the drinks are phenomenal. I would recommend Ousia to anyone coming into the city. Best Greek food around. Hands down.

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LoisN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! Easy to get to, food was fantastic, atmosphere had great energy and was very comfortable. Our server Danielo was exceptional. Highly recommend.

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RayH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very comfortable setting and friendly ambience.

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allen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Could have eaten everything on the menu! Great experience

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KenS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved the food and was a good value for the money. Excellent, friendly service.

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vipNuYawker
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was just good, not great. I would only recommend if the person is in the area, I would not go out of my way to eat at Ousia. The service however, was GREAT...

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MarilynM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu looked amazing and original so we had the hardest time choosing. We had the sliders, truffled fries, Brussels sprouts, lamb buns and ice cream for dessert (pistachio pomegranate and peanut pear). Every thing was delicious !!! I’ll go back. Do give it a try!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall very nice!

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vipJaimeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delicious! Great wine selections and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was dining with my mother to celebrate. The server recommended great drinks for us and the food was amazing everything was seasoned tasted great! Would definitely come here again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall I enjoyed the experience and would return and recommend others to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner sharing mezes and good wine and then delicious main dishes and dessert. We had never been there before and it was a great choice for my party of six friends. Will definitely go back and eat at the bar after work for my next visit!

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JD825
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We went to Ousia to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. We expected an incredible experience based on reviews, and it was in a fair price range. The food was delicious and was served in a timely manner, however the wait staff was absolutely atrocious. As someone who is extremely patient and kind with waiters and waitresses (I have worked in food service and management for 5 years in restaurants, schools, and dining halls), I was extremely disappointed with the timeliness and sensitivity of the waiter. I have a gluten allergy (diagnosed) and I had a few questions about the menu. He told me "people aren't normally picky" when I was asking if the salmon tartare had soy sauce in it. He wasn't the best at checking with the chef to see which items I can eat and was very willing to guess what items until I forced upon seriousness about the allergy. We ordered a cheese plate which was never delivered, and I asked for a margarita in which was also never delivered. I asked a different staff member about it 20 minutes later, and after the sum 45 minutes waiting for a drink, I closed my check. Not only that, but the waiter claimed I had never told him even though we had a full blown conversation about requesting the house marg or the crete marg. As someone who has never written a negative review in my life, I strongly stand behind this one. We closed the tab, and as we were leaving, he said "happy birthday, by the way". Disgusted, we left the restaurant and took our money elsewhere to get the drinks we couldn't seem to have receive. Delicious food, horrible service. When going, know what you're getting yourself into.

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vipruthie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good venue before or after Landmark event

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we love the food here and come here mostly when we’re at landmark 57 thought i would certainly rec to anyone looking for great mediterranean food there’s something die everyone and staff is also accommodating , i had the grilled dorade which was delicious and my husband had hangar steak and brussels sprouts which he loved , will def be back

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Philip
1 review