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MP Taverna - Astoria
MP Taverna - Astoria

MP Taverna - Astoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Email: info.astoria@mptaverna.com
  • Phone: (718) 777-2187
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from MP Taverna - Astoria
Michael Psilakis will bring his award-winning Greek-inspired cuisine to Astoria with the opening of MP Taverna, a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern. With locations in Long Island and Westchester, 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "It's my go-to restaurant when I have friends in town. They never let you down :)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a great bunch of Tapas at the bar before we sat to eat dinner. If I go back I would stick with the tapas and drink a little more. The Greek coffee was terrible. I sent it back twice and the third time was still terrible. Stick with the regular coffee. Our server was nowhere to be found most of the night. The bus boy ended up getting us more drinks and other extras. They need more training for their servers."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "not only did they accommodate my slightly picky Manhattan friends that came "allll that way" to Astoria, but they were attentive and apologetic when the kitchen was getting backed up. The prices are similar to Manhattan restaurants , but the quality and ambiance is worth it! I love my local, mom and pop greek places in Astoria. I've been living here for 8+ years. But to change the pace and maybe wow the out-of-towners (or out of burrow-ers) enjoy a classy night at MP."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always pleased when I dine at MP. The food is consistently excellent, and the beer and wine menu is impressive."
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "I was really excited about trying MP. The food was very salty. The service hovers over you trying to hurry you up so they can sit the next person. The calamari was delicious and perfect. Lamb risotto was so salty left most it. Sorry won't be coming back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had a 7pm reservation was seated at 7:35. I was asked to leave at 9:10 because they needed the table. This as we were still having coffee and desert. The manager said i was told this when i booked. I booked on line thru open table i never spoke to a soul. I was shocked. I refused to pay for one bottle of wine which i felt the manager should gave offered instead of next time you come you will get a discount? The manager did apologize when i paid the bill but they seated me lated and asked me to leave before finishing dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been here three times now (I live up the block) - once for brunch, once for dinner, and once just for drinks. The food is great! The service can be so-so, depending on who you get, but they have a great system in place and even if your server is a little out there the food still comes in a timely manner (even if you add on last minute sides!). In all, the space is super cool, the food is delish, and it's a great place to dine with friends!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "First time having the Branzino. It was a delicious fish meal and I would definitely return!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is a newer place in Astoria. It has the traditional Greek favorite...mixed grills souvlaki, tzatziki, etc....but also some more modern dishes, such as the grilled quail with frisee and balsamic reduction. Greater services and help with wine pairings. Top notch food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Try this lively-hip Greek gem in the heart of Astoria. Great food and service...definitely worth a trip to Astoria."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "AN ALL AROUND WINNER IN MY OPINION, FROM THE MOMENT WE SET FOOT INSIDE, GREAT WAITER, OCTOPUS APPETIZER WAS "THE MONEY".. SOFT BODY WITH A CRISPY SKIN, LAMB BURGER AND SOUVLAKI DONE SIMPLY AMAZING. THE LENTIL SOUP WAS VERY TASTY AND NOT SALTY AS SOME OTHERS SERVE.. THE GRILLED LAVRAKI WAS AS FRESH AS YOU CAN HAVE IT. THE GREEK COFFEE WAS DONE WELL AND EVEN THE BREAD SERVED ON THE TABLE WAS OLD FASHIONED MULTIGRAIN. IRON CLAD IRON CHEF..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Greek Paella and the Lamb Shank are just heavenly... This restaurant is all about food quality and flavor with good service. Love going there. Absolutely a great time every time!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have been to Kefi several times and ALWAYS had a wonderful meal. I was excited to try MP Taverna in Astoria. I decided to go for Brunch. I ordered the Grilled Branzino and salad. The fish was obviously fresh and very tasty although I thought there was a little too much going on. Too many things on the plate besides the fish. The fish was not as crispy as what I had at Kefi and did not have that "grill" flavor I enjoy so much. The salad I did not like. Usually, at most Greek style restaurants, you get some type of greens with chunks of cucumber, tomato, feta, and red onion. This was a "chopped" salad in all tiny little pieces and it was way overdressed. I enjoyed my meal but did not love it!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "All was great. We didn't love our waitress, who we thought had a bit of an attitude, and wasn't that great. For example, we ordered a second bottle of white wine, and she poured it for 2 of the people drinking white, but not the rest of us. When I mentioned that we ordered a second bottle of white and were still waiting for it, she told me that she gave some to the other 2 people, but not the rest of us sitting there with empty wine glasses. Not the end of the world, but could have been better service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful fresh food which was delicious and beautifully presented from start to finish. Terrific service. Felt like I was dining in a little coastal town in Greece. Will be back for sure."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Best grilled octopus, tender & nicely char broiled!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Excellent menu. Loving this nouvelle Greek cuisine spot! The service is always attentive and friendly. Cool ambience. I'm a repeat diner."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant several times in the last 6 months. Recommended it to several friends and co-workers but after making a reservation days on advance for a dinner with family from out of town I was again let down by the front of house staff. It's really too bad because the food is delicious. It's the front of house staff that really makes for a horrible experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food is amazing. We ordered the octopus and it was so tender and tasty. The dessert was unbelievable as well. I will definitely be back there soon!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Some friends from out of town wanted Greek for dinner. After checking the Open Table ratings MP looked like a good bet... and it was! The staff was extremely knowledgeable and courteous and the food was fantastic! The drinks weren't too shabby either and all of the prices were quite reasonable. All in all a good evening turned into a great one. And as the title indicates you MUST have the octopus appetizer. It's unfreakingbelievable. If I'd known how delectable it would be I think I would have had it as a main course as well."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Fresh seafood, none of that frozen stuff you can taste in a lot of places. Great service. Ill come back for sure"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "we ate at an awkward time in between lunch and dinner but that is no excuse for absent minded servers. the food was great. the octopus salad was tender, balanced and delicious. had the lamb dumpling and whole red snapper and both were superb. would order either of them again. what i would not want though is to arrive at 4pm, get two courses and leave at 5:45pm. our first course plates sat on our table for 15 minutes and in that time we realized that our second course wasn't even fired. even at the end of the meal when we asked for our check, our server was chatting with others and making coffee drinks instead of delivering our bill. we had to ask another employee to get it. it was a shame because the server was knowledgeable about the menu."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Another MP restaurant, another well executed menu. Perfectly cooked seafood enjoyed by all 4 of us."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We are in Astoria all the time and this is a great find! The food was great and the service was wonderful! We have some special allergies that needed catering to, and they did a great job! We liked this MP Taverna better than the one in Irvington. The place is very noisy though and because the entire restaurant is lined with doors and windows it was very cold so some of us had to eat with our big winter coats on, so dress warm!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Delicious delicious delicious!!!! Consistent every single time!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The host was efficient, warm and flexible. Anthonius, our server, was excellent. He offered suggestions and they were spot-on. Grandma's meatballs were OUTSTANDING and the stuffed filet of sole was brilliant. It was a beautiful night out."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "There is good food and then there is good food. MP Taverna serves really good food. If you live outside Queens and you're not used to venturing to other boroughs, cast your wariness aside and make the trip. It's easy—the N and the Q stop just a few blocks away—and the food is as good as any in New York. I'm serious. I'm a New York lifer and while I'm not a snob and will go anywhere, I admit I was stunned. Try the Octopus salad and meatballs as an appetizer and have the durade (spelling?) and lamb chops or the lamb shank or the Greek paella as mains. If there are more than two of you, have two apps and two mains and you'll be fine. There's a good $31 Pino Noir on the wine list. Desserts are good, too. Service is knowledgable and superior."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Our party of five all enjoyed our evening. Very lively for a Sunday evening. The service was great. All food selections, delicious. Mam's meatballs...out of this world. All entrees were delicious. My roasted chicken was moist and tasty. We will definitely be returning very soon."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "First time and loved it! Nice greek food, just a bit confuse about the background music played here! was expecting greek music, but nonetheless great place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "this is great as your favorite spot around the corner, not necessarily something you need to travel to. Something must have gone wrong in the kitchen, because we waited forever for our food. The server was nice though, and she did comp a glass of wine for our wait (which, admittedly, we may not have had if she hadn't given it to us). The wine list was varied and interesting, and everything is very affordable. Also, I loved how well seasoned everything is, but food may be too salty for those sensitive."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I love their food! Their octopus is the best I've ever had, everything I've ever ordered from here is amazing. This is like a modern take on greek food."
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "Loved everything about MP Taverna. Great cocktails, amazing food, nice atmosphere down in the bar area and really excellent service. Can't wait to go back and try different foods and drinks on the menu"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I live in the neighborhood and we have been meaning to hit up MP for quite a while. The brunch and cocktails we've had there have been great, but we really wanted to check out the full dining experience. We were not let down! Every aspect of the restaurant made us feel like we were family, down to the recommendations and the service from the staff. Even if the food wasn't fantastic (which it was) the ambiance and the experience made for a perfect evening out. We had our dinner for a special birthday, but even when we just went in for a random day, it's felt like a special occasion!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I went along with the most Yelped about Octopus salad because my friend loves seafood. I have to say it was delicious. Tender, nicely grilled on top of a bed of chick pea salad, SO good. I would definitely eat it again and I'm not a seafood type. Dinner, red snapper for her and the mixed grill for me. I had a taste of the fish and it was very tasty. I wouldn't get it myself, again not being the seafood type but mainly because there were a lot of bones being picked out. My mixed grill came with a side of smashed fries. Crispy and delicious which accompanied my variety of grilled meats perfectly. Oh and we had a side of sauteed spinach as well for some greens."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Appetizers and service were great! Waitress pleasant and knowlegable on beer selection and food options. The main course I ordered was dumplings. I had this once before and was very pleased. Desserts (galactoburiko & yogurt) were excellent. The actual main course was a bit of alet down but everything else was great."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I had a group lunch and it was a great experience and the food was great. I would definitely come here again."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I'm so happy to have MP taverna in the neighborhood, it has become one of my favorite's! You cannot go wrong here and definitely is setting a new standard for Astoria."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "EXCELLENT food at this recently opened Astoria hot spot. The real gem however was the service! Our waiter was amazing, the host very friendly & accommodating. All in all a very wonderful experience. When you make your reservation request a table upstairs. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "However, it was freezing anywhere near the windows."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Kitchen couldn't identify specials,staff couldn't describe drink ingredients, making ordering frustrating. Management took steps to correct, food tasty so worth a do-over"
    Dined on 1/13/2014