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MP Taverna - Irvington
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.”
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Mediterranean chickpea salad
Orzo, root vegetables, lamb jus
This was our first visit to MP Taverna, but not our last. Service and ambiance were great. There was a bar crowd, but it was set apart from the dining room, so the noise level was moderate. The food was awesome and tasted a definite notch above more typical Greek food.
The crispy brazino couldn’t have been more fresh and tasty. It was enveloped in a light sauce of olives, tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. The owner, Michael Psilakis, is friendly and interested and creates a warm environment. Waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable and friendly. Modern Greek cuisine is luscious and sophisticated
Whole animal feast to remember!! The whole roasted pig couldn’t have been prepared any better. Michael did an outstanding job creating dishes with flavors from around the world, from various parts of the pig. Amazing experience.
food as always was good and reliable--brought a guest from Ireland and she was very pleased
Server was not friendly
Great food as always. Felt a little rushed like the waiters wanted to go home and our reservation was at 8 so it was not too late. Also was double charged for a drink which we didn’t notice until we got home.
Delicious food. Fast service and smooth cocktails.
We introduced friends to MP tonight and they loved it!
Another delicious meal. Loved, loved the hummus with brussel sprouts. The lamb sausage appetizer was outstanding. They made my birthday so special.
Fabulous meal with family here. We showed up with an extra person on a very busy night and were accommodated. They were so busy that the kitchen was very backed up but our pleasant waiter and the quality of the food and drink made it worth the wait.
We have patronized this restaurant for years but on this evening we were politely asked to leave after not even 1 and a half hours in the middle of a conversation with our friends. We were offered drinks at the bar which was standing room only and of which we did not went. Although the food and service were good, this put a damper on the evening for us we will have to think twice about making another reservation. I would hope that MP would adjust their reservation times so that this does not occur again. Less reservations but more satisfied customers!
Go for the food - it was par excellence ! Smashed fries were divine ! Huge Salad & Pasta portions for dinner. My husband loved his Branzino. Only blip was that they didn't remember it was our Anniversary & they'd even asked themselves if it was a special occasion. I'd go back & soon !
One of our favorites. Always great food and good service.
We had a very good dinner and an excellent, personable waiter
We'v been on out table little later than our reservation time. But Valentine's Day is always busy. Food was extremely delicious. Staff was very friendly and always making sure if we are okay. Absolutely successful restaurant. Thanks to them for gave us amazing dinner experience on that special day.
My wife had the branzini and she was vey happy well cooked and plenty. The octopus appetizer was excellent. I was disappointed with my choice, angus hanger steak... I was expecting to get slices of meat but instead I got bite size chunks it was served with Greek sausages that were so salty that could raise even a child’s blood pressure. I don’t recommended. On another occasion o ordered the lamb shank... it had an excessive amount of fat. Maybe I should stick to the fish next time or a plain old ny steak with no frills!
What’s not to like about this place! The food is always delicious, the staff attentive and friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. We went for Valentine’s Day and I loved that they just had their regular menu with some specials instead of an overpriced price fixe with more food than I can eat. I had the rack of lamb. It was a generous portion, cooked and seasoned to perfection.
Best Tzaiziki EVER! Dips, meatballs, souvlaki and seafood - all delicious. High-end ambience, nice bar and a range of food items and prices. We had a great time on Valentine’s Day.
I have been to MP many times and it is always good. Was there for brunch yesterday and was charged $7.00 for a very small cappuccino ..... really over the top charge.
Great variety, high quality dishes. Vast wine selections by the glass.
Highly professional service.
Staff all did wonderful job.
Food is always great. Specials were amazing.
Consistent food served in a nice atmosphere. Great value!
This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in Westchester, or even the entire New York City area. We have been here many times. Celebrity chef Michael Psilakis Lives up to his reputation. The food, which is Greek/Mediterranean, is several notches above the usual. Perfectly prepared and wonderfully seasoned. The decor is beautiful and the service is attentive and warm. Even their house cocktails are noteworthy, unlike the usual, overly sweet concoctions at many other places.Special shout out to Liz, who tends bar and watches over the house, and Dan, one of our favorite servers ever! Go!
As always the food and service was excellent. This is by far our favorite restaurant.
MP Taverna charges City prices, and the food is good but not spectacular. They really need to work on their service. They are probably trying to be familiar and informal, but it comes off as careless and sometimes brusque. Does not feel glamorous or special going in there.
Everything about the experience was top notch, from the service to the food. We were very impressed and will definitely be returning!
Stellar as always. The menu indicated the chicken for the souvlaki is now being sourced from an Amish farm—it was a little pricier but SO worth it. I didn’t think the souvlaki could get any better, but it did!! Can’t wait to go back and get more souvlaki!!
Excellent food. The Octopus appetizer was great. Main courses were also very good.
The octopus was probably the best I've ever had. Absolutely delicious.
Perfect place for date night, great food, good conversation and ambiance. Some of my favs are the scallops, meatballs, mussels, bronzino, and grilled octopus. Everything on the menu is worth trying. The owner/chef stops by each table and greets the diners, now that’s special!
I am always happy when I dine at MP Taverna in Irvington...especially for lunch. It is busy enough so you don't feel funny, but quiet enough to sit and have a nice chat with your lunch companion. And, the food and service are amazing.
server mixed up the dishes we were taking home! He gave my oder to a friend, and a friends order to me!
Service was great; food was very tasty
We loved the drink special creations.
Overall a great experience.
We had a lovely perfect evening! Everyone was very friendly, the service was great, and our waitress was quick to recommend options for a “mock”tail.
I love this restaurant and am glad they Coolidge seat us on New Year’s Eve. The service was really disjointed - drinks came to the table same time as entrees, side dish came to the table after entree.
The waiter was clearly embarrassed and went to lengths to be accommodating (free drink, unrequested side).
In addition, the bus people repeatedly banged into the back of my chair as they ran by. We were seated at a table in the middle of the floor and not at a booth, and were in the path. My family agreed to move the table slightly to clear more of a path.
Clearly, the staff were working hard to keep up with a full house on festive evening. And I assume it may be hard to fully staff on New Year’s Eve. But I have only ever had excellent experiences at MP, and was disappointed with the rushed and sloppy service.
The food was incredible; everything we ordered was delicious. We do find that the booths are pretty uncomfortable, unfortunately; you seem to pitch forward in your seat and keep sliding on the leather. Also, the bathrooms could be cleaner. But the food and the service were top-notch.
Always a great choice!
My husband and I ordered appetizers and a salad. They were ample and allowed us the pleasure of gelato for dessert - a serving is 3 scoops! The tables are very close together and close to the booths. It was hard for our friends to navigate to the restrooms. Service was prompt and efficient.
This was my eighth or ninth visit - which speaks for itself - but my first review. It was a holiday lunch for our office staff, and so also the first time I was there for lunch...all my previous visits were for dinner. Had I reviewed my prior dinner visits every category would get an additional star. Lunch was very good, just not quite as finessed. The appetizer with three dips and pita, available on either menu, is pure heaven. Two guests had the branzino special and they raved about it. The lamb burgers arrived perfectly medium, as ordered. I had chicken souvlaki which was decent but the chicken itself was a bit ordinary...sliced chunks of white meat without much flavoring. The beef or pork version might be more flavorful. And why no lamb version? Overall, I will never hesitate to go back, and if memory serves, my one lunch dish on this day was the first time I remember not being thrilled. That's a good track record. And I still ate the whole souvlaki!
MP Taverna - Irvington does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.
MP Taverna - Irvington is rated 4.6 stars by 2037 OpenTable diners.
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