The Livanos Group (Oceana, Molyvos) has launched a new restaurant called Ousia, which is Greek for essence or flavor. Located in the landmarked Via 57 West building, Ousia offers Mediterranean cuisine and shareable plates.
The menu, conceived by executive chef Carlos Carreto, includes Grilled Endive Salad (with aged kefalotyri cheese, louza or smoked pork, almonds, and white anchovy yogurt dressing), and Turkey Leg Confit (with roasted butternut squash and spiced honey).
Wine director Kamal Kouiri offers a Greek-centric Mediterranean wine list; while the cocktail menu includes offerings such as the Baklava Island (aged rum, walnut liqueur, allspice dram, honey, and lemon) and the PPP (pisco, pomegranate, pineapple, and pink peppercorn).
Open daily for dinner, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
At Via 57 West
629 W. 57th St. (at 12th Avenue)