MP Taverna - Irvington

4.7
2187 reviews
$30 and under
Greek
MP Taverna is now offering socially distanced dining inside. We require that all guests dining indoors wear a mask or face covering when NOT eating or drinking.
All reservations are for indoor dining ONLY.

MP Taverna is also offering outdoor dining in the MP Open Air Corral depending on weather. All outdoor seating is on a first come - first serve basis.

MP Taverna, Chef Michael Psilakis’s modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern, is an exciting staple in the Westchester dining scene, located steps from the Metro North Railroad and a stone’s throw from the Hudson River. Open for lunch and dinner, MP Taverna’s accessible, Greek-inspired 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2187 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLoved2016
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, again, at MP Taverna! Service, food and atmosphere...all top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite local restaurants! The hanger steak is always perfectly cooked, the pasta (cacio e Pepe cavatelli is my fave!) Is so tasty, and the smashed fries are to die for! 10/10 always. Also, Chef Michael always comes out to see if you are enjoying your meal, and it’s always nice to see the Chef!

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Jane
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening... Great food, made parking lot dining feel like a dining room, fantastic view of the Hudson.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food excellent service

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vipIrv47
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

MP is always consistent. The food and service are great. They have raised their prices quite a bit since Covid. But I guess that’s to be expected.

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OwenT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it. Everyone was kind, attentive, and the food was fab!

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KatsQuotes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, the room, the service... Always a good meal and a lovely time.

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vipCookiem
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Very accommodating staff. The paella was exceptional, but even the basic salad was great.

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Good
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Staff was excellent.

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vipEdnaK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Michael is so attentive!

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vipRobertaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night! Delicious food! No one rushed us! Will be back!

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vipEdnaK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We dined here last night for our anniversary dinner. The food was absolutely delicious. Each dish better than the next. The hostess warned us as soon as we arrived for our reservation that they were extremely short staffed and wasn’t sure if they would be able to accommodate our request to sit outside. They ultimately did, but thank god we weren’t in any sort of rush because the service was very slow. The food made up for it though because it brought us right back to our honeymoon in Santorini with how delicious it all was. We will definitely go back! We had the octopus appetizer and the greek salad to start, both were delicious. The octopus was absolutely incredible. For our mains I got the dumplings and my husband got the lamb souvlaki. Both delicious! Highly recommend, just don’t be in any sort of tile crunch.

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vippaul
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave in westchester… could go there everyday and still be happy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They have set up a nice tent in the lot in front for outdoor dinning.
Something was off yesterday. Have eaten here many times before but yesterday was disappointing.
My wife has high blood pressure so she needs to carefully watch her salt intake. She order a salad with salmon on top no salt clearly told to a very nice waitress. Well it came out with heavy salt on top. My friend and I ordered the lamb burger which I love there have had many times before med rare came out med well and more on the well side. Neither of us said anything to the wAitress we just ate it but not the way we like it. When my wife said something they were very apologetic and the manager also came over to apologize and offered to make her a new piece which declined because she was turned off. They made it anyway and also took her dish off the bill. That was very nice of them, we all make mistakes it’s what you do about it. Being a holiday I imagine that the regular chef might of been off so thing weren’t going correctly in the kitchen.
This is a great place I won’t let one bad day stop me from going back.

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vipBeateG
16 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Michael Psilakis’ menu is consistently excellent! Have dined there for years and I’m so hapoy this restaurant made it through the pandemic!

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vipDelish
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Normally the service is excellent but we had a poor experience last night. First off, the food we were served was entirely the wrong dish. We ordered a mixed grill (Amish chicken, pork tenderloin, Cypriot sausage, Greek sausage) and was served a sliced hanger steak and greek sausage. I spoke to a manager and was offered some additional food which, while not the original order we placed, was a fair substitute. What was more disturbing was the lack of any follow up or waiter service throughout the rest of the meal. After waiting quite a while without anyone checking on us, I asked a busboy for a waiter to order a beer after finishing the first one 45 minutes prior. After receiving the beer that was the last of any service for another 45 minutes until the I flagged down another busboy to ask for our waiter. In truth, the complete lack of attentiveness for a restaurant where our entrees were $30+ dollars is disappointing. To top it off, my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary.

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vipWestchesterTravel
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I’ve been dining consistently at MP Taverna for many years. Unfortunately, the service has gone way downhill since the pandemic. Yesterday evening the service was atrocious. The server was inattentive, clumsy, and unapologetic. One entree was incorrect, one drink was incorrect, and he never once visited the table to ask if we needed anything. When the mistake about the entree was brought to his attention he suggested we keep it because a replacement would take too long. Once the table was cleared it took 20 minutes to find him to ask for a check. I feel badly but there are too many options locally to have this service with these prices. Moving on.

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vipRivertowner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Steve fabulous bartender. Michael, owner chef super talented. Avoid snarky red headed male waiter. Only downer about this great restaurant.

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vipGoldenRose
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful room, excellent food and drinks, lots of good seafood choices. Gets loud at peak times.

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vipEricG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, terrific food, location, ambiance, wait staff and selection
The Amish Chicken is ridiculously good

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vipHeli
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very top restaurants in Westchester. Fish dishes are all fantastic. Wait staff is as good as any in Westchester. Great and fun place to dine.

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vipLetsEatTonight
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service extremely slow- dinner arrived one hour after being seated. Not sufficient wait staff. Food very good except for pita bread that was totally burnt. Staff very courteous. There for birthday celebration, but told only dessert available was miniature cannoli!!

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BobB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, super service—- very very good experience.lovely.

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CarlaJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch-service and food were outstanding!

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AllyseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was absolutely great!! the food and service

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vipLaurieS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and are glad to return after a long year and a half. Everything was terrific but we were disappointed that our favorite Bulgar Salad is no longer on the menu....lost to the pandemic! We highly recommend!

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vipEdMo2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing has changed since the pandemic, MP Tavena in Irvington Continues to hit it out of the ballpark. Best high end Greek in many miles. Fish to die for. Everything on menu is very good to excellent. Michael, your restaurant is one of the best Greek I’ve been too. It never gets old.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff, wonderful dining experience!!!

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RozK
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service!! Highly recommend!

JM
vipJulM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service, although it did take some time to get our order. I have a sense they may be understaffed for increased capacity. The menu has been simplified to what it was pre-pandemic, but still quite good. Prices have also risen a bit, most notably in alcoholic drinks.

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I went with my family for Father's Day lunch, and was told when I sat down (by a rather abrupt wait person) that the restaurant offered only a dinner menu (no lunch or brunch options). So prices were high for even simple dishes (like burgers and fries) and appetizers. The host was welcoming, but our waiter was sometimes impatient or abrupt. My trout was good, but the spinach side dish was bitter and oily. My husband's lamb shank was good but again very oily. I have eaten at MP Taverna before and liked it, but given this experience, I am not likely to return.

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Nelly
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restroom wasn’t working that day so took us upstairs via another entrance. Also, no dessert menu due to short staffed. Other than that very good service, food and ambiance.

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zane
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food as usual was excellent. The grilled fish was very tasty. Side salad outstanding. Service subpar due to shortage of waiters (in my opinion). No bathroom on site had to go next door and climb many steps. Still dealing with the aftermath of the epidemic

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Took a bit to be seated, but once seated service was great!

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vipbdrose
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They raised prices, but food was good.

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vipARRL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to be back... the food was fabulous and the decor great.

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judithf
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We went anticipating a great meal. The waiter couldn’t have been more disinterested if he tried. Even thought he was wearing a mask, you could tell he wanted tp be anywhere but where he was. Took forever to take our order. My friend mentioned she had a severe dairy allergy and her dish came out with butter in it. My chicken was luke warm.

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scottg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The appetizers were delicious. The entre very good. Two things on the con side:

1. No dessert. How can a Greek restaurant only have cannolis ? Not even baklava ??
2. Both bathrooms were flooded, and they were just roped off. No one was in there cleaning up.

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MP Taverna - Irvington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 231-7854.

MP Taverna - Irvington is rated 4.7 stars by 2187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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