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Greek Eatery from Family Behind Oceana, Molyvos Opening on W. 57th Street

 VIA 57 at 625 W. 57th St., between 11th and 12th avenues.
VIA 57 at 625 W. 57th St., between 11th and 12th avenues.
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HELL’S KITCHEN — A Greek and Mediterranean restaurant is moving into the base of the Durst Organization’s pyramidal West 57th Street building this fall.

Ousia restaurant is set to open at VIA 57, at 625 W. 57th St. between 11th and 12th avenues, in October, owner Nick Livanos said.

He and his family already run the upscale Greek restaurants Oceana and Molyvos in Midtown.

“We were thrilled at the idea of the new neighborhood, and we’re very excited about this,” Livanos told Community Board 4’s business license and permits committee Monday.

The restaurant's tentative menu includes dinner spreads like avocado sesame tahini dip, Tzatziki and roasted pepper feta cheese — with a three-for-$25 deal — small plates like spanakopita and Mitilini meatballs, and a range of Greek cheeses, according to a filing with the board.

The eatery may also offer appetizers including grilled octopus and Ouzo-flamed halloumi cheese, as well as “classics” like moussaka, grilled lamb souvlaki and stuffed Napa cabbage. Whole charcoal-grilled fish with lemon and olive oil at market price will also be featured.

The restaurant will serve beer, wine and liquor, pending approval from the State Liquor Authority.

“The idea is to be a neighborhood restaurant somewhere on the casual side, but [with] just the right amount of sophistication,” Livanos said.