Ousia

4.6
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821 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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k
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

R
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

RR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

LW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

SL
1 review
Dined on 17 February 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.

LN
1 review
Dined on 16 February 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.

RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very comfortable setting and friendly ambience.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Could have eaten everything on the menu! Great experience

KS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 9 February 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...

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall very nice!

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delicious! Great wine selections and cocktails!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 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!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 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!

JD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 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.

r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good venue before or after Landmark event

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 30 January 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

P
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ousia is a staple for any trip to NYC where I want my family and friends to experience a welcoming dining experience. The wait staff is attentive and helpful and the food has been nothing short of spectacular every time I've visited. The owner stopped by our table to make sure everything was to our liking and spent time to chat with us even though it was a packed house. Highly recommend.

d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fabulous, the space itself is beautiful and we were seated at a very nice table in the corner. Two of us shared a delicious appetizer dip, a lovely Greek salad, one small plate and one regular plate. All were excellent! They have a great wine list and with help from the waiter we chose a very nice bottle of white Greek wine. We finished the meal with the balaclava dessert which was amazing!!

Excellent service, fab food, great value, we will be back!!

E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The place was quite cold and asked the manager for more heat - he just kind of ignored me so that wasn't so good. The service was pretty good and the food was very good.

RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely spending an evening at Ousia. Food is delicious and absolutely nothing to complain about.
Would highly recommend :):)

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff whom are also attentive. The food was AMAZING! I had the roasted chicken and my friend had the hanger steak and both dishes were delicious.

EJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink!

G
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the decor the food the waitstaff. Just overall fabulous.

ST
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was a great place. even on Saturday night the table was ready with no waiting, the waiter friendly & knowledgable, the food very good and we all enjoyed ourselves for 3 hours

JU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A fine Greek restaurant with great appetizers and a wide selection of Greek wines on the far West Side.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Extremely elegant and clean restaurant. Wonderful food. We had such a nice time

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant Week menu was fantastic. Will definitely be back again

W
London
34 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant have been many times.
Great food , service ant atmosphere

RD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around fantastic! Telling all of my friends about it!

OT
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for the far West side. Love this place. Very friendly staff. Lots of vegetarian options.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant staff was amazing start to finish, first day of restAurant week in NYC. Great menu at this Greek gem on the west side. Great food and ambiance at a reasonable price for NYC. Highly recommend.

FM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious. Lamb chops not something you see everywhere for restraint week. Nice of them to include it on their menu. Beautiful space. Excellent service

BR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Waiter was very attentive. The place is cozy. No one rushes you out the door. Food is inventive and tasty.

f
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizers better than entrees. Don't know why they insist that cheese smother most items. Mussels sauce beyond creamy so they should offer them made another way. Medium rare Hamburger cooked perfectly but not juicy. Is that because the meat was pre frozen just that they don't use 80/20 so it's dry?

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, great presentation, comfortable almost suburban style space with room to breathe, highly recommend

BG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite of the Livanos restaurants. By far the most creative menu and best food.