MP Taverna - Irvington

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Chef Michael Psilakis introduces his award-winning Greek-inspired cuisine to Westchester with the opening of MP Taverna, a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern.

MP Taverna’s accessible menu brings Psilakis’ Greek fare into the American culinary lexicon and is another step towards the chef’s goal of putting Greek cuisine on the culinary main stage. “The memories I have of cooking with my family are the inspiration for my restaurants, and I hope my guests create their own memories through their dining experiences at MP Taverna,” says Chef Michael Psilakis. “I want MP Taverna to be a destination for more than just a celebratory meal; a place that conjures the familiarity of your dining room table at home.”
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AW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter. Great menu. I appreciated how many options you had for our 8-year old granddaughter.

We arrived around 6:15. By the time we were well into our dinner the place filled up and the noise level grew. But it was ok.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was the best it’s ever been. Fresh, good tastes

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were seated quickly and the restaurant was full of lively customers, but the food was truly mediocre (the vegetable souvlaki was mostly soggy pita and uncooked Brussels sprouts) and the service was so quick that I had to stop them from clearing my plate while eating...twice!

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was outstanding.
I ordered lamb dumplings and didn’t realize the lamb was not in the dumpling. It was in a tomato sauce that I don’t think was needed.
My guests loved what they had. Filet mignon and the white snapper. They thought it was excellent.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to MP Taverna often and have never had a bad meal. It is our favorite local restaurant. The food is always exceptional and service is always cordial. It was excellent on this visit. On busier nights, reservations are occasionally not honored on time and staff seems stretched, but the food more than makes up for any minor missteps.

v
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

7 of us went for lunch, and ordered lunch special. Food was delicious and of good quantity. Tavern is good for groups and for foodies

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived slightly early for a very late reservation (@9:15). We were greeted with cheer & a choice of which table. The room is beautiful. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was as delicious as ever. We were happily & comfortably satisfied by the end of our meal.

EB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a family dinner, elegant and relaxed at the same time. We were six adults and a toddler and our waiter did everything to make us happy and comfortable.
The food, from the dip combo to the various main courses we ordered were, great! We were all impressed by both the quality and the value of the food served.

b
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Seemed That’s the restaurant was a little understaffed it took quite a while to get served but once the waiter realized that we were being neglected he tried to make up for it overall I would say it was a satisfactory evening

OT
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious and plentiful--smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and French toast all were great

GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are excellent. The menu has plenty of choices for everyone.

BS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We tried the feta, meatballs, mussels, skirt steak, and rigatoni. All were above average, and I would order them all again. As for service, it was a little lackluster on the night we visited. Not sure what was going on there, but I hope it was a fluke. Otherwise a great experience.

BL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at a reasonable price. Not too lound considering the size. Like the high ceilings.....feeling of spance. Are there sound absorbing tiles on the ceiling? Far superior to your neighbor on the river.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Found a hair in the food and didn’t honor request for no truffle. Other dishes were good and outside area was nice

D
New York Area
312 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy the ambiance and food at MPT. Nice pacing, can sit back and relax with friends. Wait staff very attentive and the food is delicious every time...full of flavor and nice portion size and presentations.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love MP. Food and service is always great.

AB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good. Very nice staff and delicious food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Octopus rubbery.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

MP Taverna was delicious. The food was incredible and the staff was very attentive to our needs. I give MP Taverna a 10 out of 10!

z
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I don’t understand the limited dining room staff. Why are salad forks removed from the eaten salad plates & placed back on the table for the main course?? Had to ask for meat knives, ground pepper & lemon twist that was ordered with drink!

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a large family lunch here this past Saturday. Nice, broad casual menu of Greek-inflected apps, sandwiches and entrees. Even the bread was taverna-authentic.

Super-friendly (and funny) staff as well.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & location
Our server Mario was fantastic
Definitely a must eat when you are in Irvington NY

OT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

For the first time in many years I have to say the food--a lamb burger was awful. Lamb made into a burger requires good seasoning. The burger that all 3 ion us ordered was just ground lamb on a bun--no seasonings.
I have always said that the food at MP Taverna was dependably good--I hope this will be the exception!
Also the already challenging small bathroom had only a single toilet operating.

JF
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Been there many of times and always a great atmosphere and dinner. Ordered something different that I did not particularly care for but great place.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent!

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CF
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Restaurant was quiet but food was great. We both had pasta specials, mine with shortrib and my wife had crab, clams and sausage. Met Michael the owner. Great date night

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Most of the food was excellent, however, my wife who is a cancer survivor has major food restrictions regarding spices, sauces, etc. She ordered the branzino and asked that the chef grill it very simply, oil, lemon, salt. We’ve eaten at numerous places that have done so beautifully- we grill it that way as well.
Her fish was a flat piece of dried shoe leather- burned to the skin. Because of her condition she can only eat few vegetables so she asked for simple roasted potatoes - also overcooked and to top it off we were charged the $27. that you charge for the fish with sides and sauce.
It’s unfortunate because she was too polite to mention it and everyone else’s food was great. For that reason, we will not be back.

G
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our adult kids out for a special dinner and it was special in every way, from the delicious food (I loved the hangar steak and smashed potatoes and the octopus was delicious. My kids are foodies and they were really impressed. Server was wonderful. It was the best meal we’ve had in a long time. Thank you so much!! We’ve been coming for several years and you just can’t be beat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

.. It was ok.. small portions

CT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter—anticipated our needs and made terrific recommendations. Food was amazing, and ambiance/noise level were perfect. If you’re near Irvington, go to MP!

WR
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Lousy Greek Salad-very disappointed. Lefteris Tarrytown ten times better. Steak gyro ok but didn't like giant fries

H
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I’d definitely go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I treated ourself to a delicious meal at MP Taverna. The food was fresh, and you can’t beat the view of the Hudson.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very hot in the restaurant, as the ceilings are very high.

MG
42 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food. Our favorite restaurant in the area.

AT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything delicious too expensive

DM
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The contemporary fusion twist on Greek classics is the hallmark cuisine of Chef Michael, making MP Taverna a true culinary standout. Chef Michael pays attention to every detail. He constantly is moving around the restaurant from the kitchen, to the dining room and host station, making sure customers are well attended to. The restaurant rivals many in its class and worth the trip to Irvington from Manhattan. The restaurant is truly a diamond in the rough!

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food here - it was delicious and amazing and not like any other Greek food I've had before. The soul was there though and I definitely will be back. Our only mistake was that we went on a holiday and we went too early so it was pretty quiet. The service was friendly and perfect and not in your face. Highly recommend MP Taverna!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with delicious food. We enjoyed the lamb chops and seafood risotto. Service a bit slow while we were there even though the restaurant was not crowded.

G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner at the bar for two. Our bartender was beyond gracious. She was patient with my food sensitivities, and was willing to assist with my choices. Extremely attentive and professional at all times. The food was perfect. Fresh, and extremely well prepared. We will return again and again!
Thank you!!

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