Ousia

4.5
422 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 333-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Carreto
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th Ave
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Parking details
Ousia offers validated parking with our neighboring parking garage for $12. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Accessible via the 59th Street – Columbus Circle Subway Station (A, B, C, and D lines); M57 bus; CitiBike at 58th Street and 11th Avenue; parking garage accessible via 57th Street and 58th Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 422 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Really like this place but feel that they could step it up a bit, but because they are the only game in that area that is more upscale, they don't. some things are fantastic, some are eh. the desserts are very yummy.
But very pretty place.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Warm and inviting ambiance. Service was a little off in terms of coordinating the arrival of our entrees but it didn't detract from our overall enjoyment of the evening.

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m
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Seamless. Perfect service, delicious food, and totally relaxed.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been there twice and like the food and the ambiance. It's large, sprawling space, that's beautifully decorated but not too noisy. Service is attentive. It's also convenient to nearby theater, Landmark 57.

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S
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first trip up to this new building. The food was
unusual and good and the setting was beautiful. Such a treat.

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PS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Lovely, beautiful new space. Enjoyed the very fresh, delicious food. Great wine list. Excellent baklava (nutty, dry and not overly sweet) dessert and special Ouisa tea.

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P
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely Greek restaurant! Modern, chic, beautiful atmosphere, and wonderful food!

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l
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food is an interesting take on Mediterranean and l liked that they had small and medium plates the four of us could share. But I couldnt understand why with so many empty tables we had to wait for our order, for our wine to be opened, and for our check. The man who poured our water was the only one who was on top of our table.

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NY
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Near landmark theater so pleasant evening. Fun ambiance.

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CG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

clever, fresh and delicious new take on classic greek fare.

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p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good place. Very good food. Sure i would come again

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Very flavorful and fresh.

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CN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been 2x. Service and food was excellent both times. Beautiful decor including lighting fixtures, paintings, furnishings and dishes. This place is sparkling new and on the far west midtown otherwise it should be packed it is so nice. Great for large groups. Spacious, accommodated my reservation for 9 without a deposit — rare find in Manhattan. None of us lived near it but all found it a great place for weekend brunch because of the food, service, decor and hospitality.

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m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a really nice movie theater NEXT DOOR. So, location led us to this place. We were delighted with the food & service. We had a nice variety of apps & medium plates including taramosalata, lamb+beef meatballs, the variety plate of savory pies, & grilled fish. Everything was excellent. The waiter was super helpful, especially with wine suggestions. Strongly recommend.

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time for brunch although I’ve had dinner several times. I had the hash with poached eggs and a friend had the hangar steak sandwich. We both loved our meals (and I’m very picky about poached eggs).

Service always attentive.

It’s slso down the block from the Landmark Theater and up the block from the Walton Hotel. Worth a visit!

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g
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great greek in hell's kitchen. brunch was awesome as was the coffee.

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JM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space. Vegetarian friendly menu. Staff is attentive

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a
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice update on Greek/Med fresh fish, good spicing, and dish presentation. Reasonable pricing competent wait staff and active supervision by management. They didn't acknowledge my Open Table reservation, although I made one, and didn't at first seat me in a preferred area that I had requested.

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SS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stylized Greek. No great chicken or fish options in my well traveled foodie opinion. If you love beef and lamb, you’re set. I don’t. The soup was a delight. Salads were visually appealing and of quality ingredients.

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YK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Greek food with an attentive staff and management.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Highly recommend.

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UW
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Contemporary Greek restaurant. Great fish of the day; dorade.

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MA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Convenient to Landmark movie theater. Worth the walk to far west side.

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Service could’ve been better but somehow they didn’t seem to be on top of their usual game. Our server was very polite and courteous but I’m not sure the kitchen was cooperating with him. Our appetizer arrived fast (I’m the only one that had ordered one as the sever mentioned that my main my be small-ish) and the mains didn’t show up for a while. When we checked with another server they were on their way.

Everything else was great. We really enjoy the place and the food and will be back soon.

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DS
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Ousia for brunch so that’s the only menu I refer to. We had the gyro hash, Cretan flatbread, spinach crepe, and the French toast. We thoroughly enjoyed each dish. They had a twist to the traditional brunch items and sit it to perfection. We also tried some desserts and the Halvah mousse was hands down the best!!

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MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went there for dinner prior to seeing a film at the Landmark theater down the block. Our dining experience was very pleasurable. The staff was very engaging and helpful from the bar to a table. The menu is varied: there are Greek dishes, Italian dishes and general American fare. The prices are reasonable. If you're going to the theater near 57th and 12th, this is a marvelous oasis. Highly recommended.

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VP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been to Ousia multiple times for various occasions (brunch, light snack with friends, birthdays) and am always happy with the experience. The food is very good and is never too loud. It’s a bit pricey for the small portions, but the service is great!

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance, great service, but food was lacking in flavor.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a good addition to the neighborhood and a good place to dine before going to the movies at The Landmark movie theatre.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was ok, great service

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L
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great authentic sushi

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BD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was basically good. My appetizer of Octopus was meager and very salty. Main course of stuffed pepper was tasty and almond cake dessert was very good but baklava was dry. Service was excellent. Friend had appetizer of meatballs with cumin which looked very good. Salad served with fish was too salty. We liked fact that it was moderately quiet.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were 4 people who all had excellent meals. Not a poor dish in the bunch. This is why Ousia is one of my favorites

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would go back. The ambience and service were great. The food was unbelievable.

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AR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and staff. Very prompt and accommodating. Loved the meal presentation.

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MI
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

The space is amazing. But, the service lacked lack lustre.


We got there around 7 or before and didn't leave for 3.5 hour. That was a long time.

Our drinks took forever. When the drinks were brought over, one drink was missed. Had to ask for it.

The appetisers came out and Again, one item was missed and had to be asked for.

There was some sort of miscommunication between the staff. We were half way through eating dinner and I saw another staff member bring our dessert. There were exchanges between the staff and the guy with dessert huffed and puffed and went back

The dessert was dry and not the greatest.

I don't understand why it took so long and why things were missed. Since the restaurant was not busy.

I like and give good reviews. It really has to be not good for me to talk about it.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the staff wonderful (although one member told us that dessert was not included on the restaurant week menu for lunch although it was on line- however our server knew better and he brought us dessert). They allowed us to sit for 2 hours undisturbed and could not have been nicer.
Lovely room as well.
Would love to return.

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VH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Greek cuisine and Ousia did not disappoint.
We'll be back!

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MC
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My Niece was in town. She is a Vegan so I wanted to make sure she had a great meal. Not just take her to a restaurant and hope she could find something on the menu. The food and service were great. To my surprise my meal was delicious and as a Non-Vegetarian/Vegan I will be back!

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OT
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A solid restaurant with interesting food. Prices are a bit on the high side but overall a nice place for a quick dinner.

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