Ousia

4.6
886 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAL710
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb steam buns are a must try!! Excellent food and service.

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sichengy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s ok the place is nice. It’s really close to us.

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vipZENYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood place. Always delicious and innovative. Dips with crunchy vegetables are a must to start with. Lamb chops are always flawless.

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JohnW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience... Staff was pleasant and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience food was delicious definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service as well. Everything about this place was fantastic. I recommend the whole menu. We ordered 3 dips, greek salad, steamed buns, octopus, crispy feta pie to die for. We also had the roasted chicken and truffle fries

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vipAL710
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new fav spot!

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vipAL710
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Disappointment. This used to be one of the best restaurants around. Evidently, the former chef left and took his crew with him. The food: excellent ingredients, cooked perfectly, and seasoned by a feral person. BLAND. Surely, someone connected with running the restaurant has tasted what this chef is putting out. I've had better seasoned food at Denny's; a low value to product, this restaurant.

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AndyB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice outdoor seating set up overlooking the Hudson River. We each had 2 of the far west side cocktail because it was just so good.

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vipAL710
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

food was awesome, yet again. The gyro sliders are amazing. Only negative is that the food comes out almost too quickly... but service was great! Oh, and the host at the door last night was VERY warm and welcoming! Can’t wait to come back again & try more things!

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vipSandiisays
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat outside and felt very comfortable The food is always consistently good. We have always had great experiences in all of that family’s restaurants.

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vipjamesg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

one of a few 'go-to' places during the pandemic. Consistently good food, helpful and solicitous and appreciative service, good value, so nice to watch the sunset to the west. Heaters needed soon!!

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foodie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Couldn't cater to vegetarian needs and the service was lacking.

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vipBirchmom
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a place to eat and this popped up on open table and it was delicious!! Highly recommend

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Sherrie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food and drinks, and great service. It was my first visit and it will not be my last.

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vipYayaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food

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vipNickB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best and most authentic in Green cuisine! Classy and best in service. Mr. Livanos and his family have dedicated their lives and hood will to build the very best in Greek tradition, creativity, service, and above all, relationships.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Not very good mask discipline by staff. Some not covering nose.

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vipPatriciaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was lovely

JD
vipJimD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for an early Sunday dinner. The seating was well spaced out, and the noise level was fine. The host and server were friendly and we were given one choice of seating. I had the Greek salad and the lemon roasted potatoes and my date had the octopus. All the dishes were outstanding. I would have liked some pita with he salad. After all this is a Mediterranean restaurant. But it was fine.
I have liked the restaurant since they opened. I do recommend it.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Ousia recently and was so impressed with the food.
They were also very careful and followed all Covid guidelines.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ousia is amazing!! The staff are wonderful and the food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service and cold food

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Gabi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ari was a wonderful server. Truly, though, everyone from the greeter to the food runner, was delightful. The octopus was divine! I wish there was more of the side though fo rtes price I paid (same goes for the hummus--definitely could have eaten two helpings of that yummy deliciousness!) I only wish there was some sort of live music, even just a unamplified harp, acoustic guitar, woodwind, accordion.

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CarlosA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent outdoor ambiance. Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

This was my 3rd time here, this time I brought friends with me and it was below expectations and very disappointing.

After being seated and waiting a few moments someone came over asking if we decided which drinks we wanted. We weren’t given a menu yet.

The food took almost 1 hour and arrived to the table extremely cold. Portion was way larger the first time I dined here and I ordered the exact same thing.

Extremely disappointed by the food and service.

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vipjamesg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time here post covid---both the food and the experience are superior to what we encountered pre virus. We'll be back!

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vipJakeN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Perfect setting.

JN
vipJakeN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and perfect atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

JN
vipJakeN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Always an amazing experience and such great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our neighborhood to go. Thank you team Ousia for another amazing experience:)

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Balthazar
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Always a treat to dine here. Staff is on point and food is consistently great

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christinal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Foot and wine list superb. The wine steward Kamel (Camel?) is lovely and extremely knowledgeable. Yia sous!

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vipKATM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Nice experience for outdoor dining.

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vipvsss
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was very nice

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JB12
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ate outside, staff very nice. My wife ordered a simple green salad they wanted to charge her $18! Ridiculous, they lowered it a bit, but wasn't very nice. Food fine.

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vipMisterSterling
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ousia has become a favorite. Great cocktails. Excellent salads and hummus. And their burger is among the very best in town.

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

Ousia is rated 4.6 stars by 886 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.