629 West 57th Street
(btwn 11th & 12th Avenues)
New York , NY 10019
Phone // 212-333-2000
Fax // 212-333-2001
Owners Livanos Family
Executive Chef Carlos Carreto
Director of Operations Kamal Kouiri
General Manager Johnny Livanos
Ousia, located in the iconic VIA 57 WEST, introduces a lively vibe to Manhattan’s newest West Side neighborhood. The latest concept from the Livanos Restaurant Group, Ousia’s Greek-focused Mediterranean cuisine brings the dynamic flavors and textures of land and sea to life on each plate and in every glass. Our all-day menus, weekend brunch offerings, and innovative cocktails come together with premium, locally-sourced, market-fresh ingredients.
Ousia, meaning “essence” or “flavor,” is a unique and welcome addition to the NYC dining scene. Its homey yet sophisticated ambience welcomes all to an equally approachable, up-and-coming residential neighborhood. Both our restaurant and our menus are designed to foster a communal and vivacious dining experience, so you’re never dining alone. Whether you’re grabbing a bite at our large, double-sided bar or sliding into a comfy booth with friends and family for a meal, we’ll make room for you at Ousia.
Director of Operations Kamal Kouiri, who oversees the wine program, thoughtfully complements Executive Chef Carlos Carreto’s kitchen creations with a similarly Greek-centric Mediterranean list. Our extensive wine cellar is years in the making and includes limited-quantity labels not found anywhere else in the city.
Conveniently located on the waterfront, just off the West Side Highway, Ousia is an urban oasis where friends and family can gather over shared plates, craft beer, and signature cocktails to start or end the night. With dishes like Whole Lavraki, Moroccan Meat Balls or Wagyu Sirloin, lunch or dinner becomes the main attraction in “the city that never sleeps.”