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MP Taverna - Irvington

MP Taverna - Irvington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.michaelpsilakis.com
  • Phone: (914) 231-7854
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday–Friday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday–Thursday, 3:00pm–10:00pm Friday–Saturday, 3:00pm–11:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Michael Psilakis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: The restaurant is located directly across from the Irvington Metro-North train stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Bridge Street Properties parking lot is open to all restaurant guests.
A word from MP Taverna - Irvington
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.” Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "excellent food! excellent service except for the guy at the reception desk who is very rude and condescending waiters are very professional and attentive"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We arrived 10 mins late but were seated promptly. The service was attentive in spite of having 2 kids in our party. We had 2 grilled fish dishes and they both came up great - fresh with nice touch of herbs and vegetables. The octopus salad was almost to the perfection. We loved the casual atmosphere with the bar in the front and the formal dinning room in the back. Overall, it's a nice, pleasant dinning experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My wife and I ordered the Greek Paella which the menu said was made with "spicy lamb sausage". The dish was quite peppered, well beyond my wife's tolerance and she sent it back. There had been no warning from our waitress about how hot the dish was. When I commented to the maître d that a warning was in order his response was "of course you should have known that the spicy lamb would have infused the whole sauce". Needless to say we got into a shouting match. (At least a loud conversation ) Further we came to celebrate my daughter's birthday and stated so on the reservation. The restaurant missed it totally. Again the maître d did not believe me and had to check the reservation. I Don't think I'm coming back soon."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Food was good, but not great. Appetizers were delicious, but main course arrived cold on a hot plate...fail! Service was terrible. Combination of inexperienced waitress and bad or no training. We expected better from Michael Psilakis!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "For apps, must try the crab croquettes, grilled octopus and pita bread with dips. Enjoyed the appetizers more than the entrees, but paella and lemon chicken were solid. Wish there were more health conscious desserts that aren't all so sweet, but tried the brownie and sorbet which were both great."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Superb food. The salmon was sublime, cooked perfectly, and the octopus as always was excellent."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We asked to move from a booth to a table because the booth seats were very uncomfortable, which they did, and then never brought us menus , which we had to ask for after 15 minutes. Many diners who sat down after us got their food long before us, we had to ask numerous times where our food was. The managers's response to the lateness of our food was to tell us it will be worth the wait, which it was not. Lamb burgers were supposed to be done medium and were well done and tasteless. Manager sent one complimentary dessert for 4 people which was too little too late."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Totally enjoyed the Crab Croquettes!! WOW what a great appetizer! Had special Sole which was very good too. Enjoyed the food and the excellent service."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I always liked this place but when we went there were a few large parties with many noisy kids!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Even though it was a quiet August Monday and the dining area wasn't as crowded as it usually is, everything about MP Taverna was great! The Grilled Pulled Salmon Salad I had was exceptional in every way, and my friend's burger plate was cooked exactly as ordered. Instead of wine, both of us had iced coffee, which was unusually good coffee and truly a treat on a hot day. The crusty bread served prior to entrée was heated and served with very good olive oil. Neither of us had dessert, so I can't comment on that. As always, the service was attentive but not over-bearing."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I have been many times and have never been disappointed. The food is fabulous - I crave the lemon chicken and smashed fries. Can't ask for more attentive and knowledgeable wait staff."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Really enjoyed dinner. The lamb was delicious. The crab croquettes were great too. Good wine selection."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "In a town replete with excellent dining options, MP Taverna is a standout. Warm service, cool design, and really great modern-Greek food."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Never disappoints,,,this is one of my favorites..."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Really nice menu choices. Very extensive selection of fish, simply prepared- I had the Lavraki ( a Mediterranean sea bass special)- fresh and delicious. My husband had an unusual and tasty pasta with lamb sausage and cheese. I would say desserts are the weak link-- need more use of seasonal fruits."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was not our first time dining at this restaurant, which is a good thing, because for there was a glitch in the service. our past servers have been exemplary as is the food. This has made for an unbeatable combination, and we have brought several sets of friends new to the restaurant when we come. This time, the server wrote down my order incorrectly, and when it came, she didn't offer one word of apology, but brought me a menu and told me to order something else, which I refused to do because I didn't want to be eating my dinner after the other 3 at the table had finished. The manager graciously brought me what I ordered which he took from another order. We will still go back but the server should have responded differently."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Was skeptical from all the hype in West. Mag. But would be easy to follow Mediterranean diet if I could eat here every day. After lunch, the 4 of us went to see new film by our god, Woody Allen, and all we talked about after was the meal!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Have been here several times. Staff very friendly & attentive. Food was 50/50 this time- excellent octopus, lemon chicken,smashed fries Didn't care for crab cakes or lamb burger . Outside dining looked appealing but was full. I still recommend."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "When we first arrived, the restaurant was not crowded and we received prompt attention and service. Appetizers and main courses came quickly and were delicious. As things got busier it became harder to get anyone's attention - it took over 30 mins to get two brownies delivered to the table and that was after we inquired and were told"the kitchen forgot" - they should have been on the house! A woman at the next table went to the bar and brought her own drink back. I wish I could say the service issue was the first time we experienced that but unfortunately it was not! For some reason restrooms were out of order too!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Good service, fun atmosphere that's just the right amount of casual and great food. Noise level a little high bit the ace is hopping!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Greek food at its finest. Server described varoius dishes we asked about and we got exactly what he described. Wine and beer list will not disappoint. We decided to dine outside only because it was a beautiful summer nite but the interior space was very well furnished and interesting."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My wife's MP salad was very good, my beet salad was fantastic. We both ordered specials - Gamelli pasta with mushroom & cheese, and a scallop risotto in a red sauce. We overheard brief comments from two tables next to ours, both very complimentary."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We took a family member out to celebrate her retirement. It was a great night. Steven, a lovely young chap I spoke with earlier offered us a classy serving of Proseco to start the evening. It was enjoyed and appreciated. Our waiter, Lupe took great care of us. A consistently wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Just tried MP Taverna for the first time. Best piece of fish i have ever eaten. (grilled branzino). The Beet Salad was also spectacular. Very friendly attentive service as well. Hope to be back soon."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We've been to MP Taverna about a dozen times since they opened a few years ago, and they've never dissappointed. Solid food at not-exorbitant prices! If you're looking for a more scenic view, however, you'd be better off at the Red Hat which is in the same complex."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Terrible waitress... bass fish came with bones and was totally over cooked. You couldn't eat it, with out almost choaking on the bones, which you couldn't see because the lighting was so dim, very dangerous.... and when I mentioned it to the waitress..she said " I know " They said I could order something else. I ordered crab cakes- they were cold and mushy, and greasy meal balls, that looked like meat sause for pasta. Also cold and terrible. I big let down, they can't handle Saturday night rush with terrible wait staff and poor quality cooking..I went home hungry and I never complain about food, but this was the worst !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my second visit and I will return. Excellent menu, food and service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our first visit after trying to get a table for months. Everything was great, food was melt in your mouth good. Service was outstanding, very knowledgable waiter who was friendly and gave good recommendations. Up scale Greek, highly recommended. One of the best I've ever been to. Atmosphere was a bit noisy, but convivial, and who cares, the food was awesome. Those reviewers I've seen that have complained about slow service don't appreciate that great cooking takes time. If you're in a hurry, go to a fast food crap joint. If you want a superior dining experience, try this place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I live in Irvington and we have a plethora of great restaurants in the river town area. MP is one of my favorites. Whether to stop by for a drink, dinner with friends or a night out with my wife, MP never disappoints. Try the Angora cocktail and don't miss the octopus."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times. It is one of my favorites. However the other night I brought guests and was embarrassed at how we were rushed. As we enjoyed our appetizer, dinner was placed in front of us. Then as each diner was finished plates were removed one at a time. They tried to remove my plate 3-4 times while I was still eating. We finished the dip platter for dessert. Excellent food but the wait staff must be better trained."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A spur of the moment decision to dine at MP Taverna did not disappoint. Food is always fabulous! A nice specialty cocktail (Sandman) started off the evening, and our appetizers were delicious. The chick pea dip (and the excellent zucchini) was a great way to start. Salad with fruit and nuts (very light on fruit) was very good. My husband loved his lamb burger. I had an excellent flank steak and greek sausage. The smashed fries that came with our dinners are not to be missed! My only disappointment was service. Impersonal - our server obviously was too busy or really shouldn't be in the service business. Appetizer wasn't cleared - just shoved aside when dinner came. No conversation, just to deliver food and check. I would expect more."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Sunday night, the restaurant was about half to 2/3 full. We each had a special cocktail, which we enjoyed. My husband had the mixed grill, and I had the sliders and barley salad, which I enjoyed very much. Our server disappeared once our food was served, so it took a while to find him so we could get our check. Overall the food was yummy!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Try the recently added MP Steak menu shown on the back of the specials menu, which features 45 day aged prime black angus beef for 2 people including 2 sides of your choice. I shared the NY Strip with my son which is served sliced with lemon and garlic- comes with the bone and was big, thick, juicy and delicious. They also feature a porterhouse and rib eye steak for 2 as well, all prime grade quality."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "First class food in a nice atmosphere with wonderful service. There's nothing not to like. Great job all around."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was very good, but that is only part of the experience. Service was subpar. You could see they were understaffed. Hostess was running out plates. Our meals were placed at different times. Had to search and flag down our waitress for drinks all night. Add some staff, experience would be better. Simple formula."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service was very poor. Slow and kept on messing what was coming out of the kitchen. Food was decent but tough to enjoy because everything was slow and getting messed up. Took about 20 minutes to get second bottle of wine. Manager new things were not going smoothley but refused to look at my table's direction."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "With a gorgeous setting, delicious food, moderate prices and stellar service, MP is just perfect! I love the casual atmosphere and especially the way the room stays pretty quiet even when most tables are full. Don't forget to save room for dessert - parsnip cake!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "First time at good neighborhood restaurant. Special occasion. Asked for but not given private table. Good for groups but not for twosomes. Also noisy."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, ambience. Always enjoy our dinners here."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was not our first dining experience here. This may be our last. We waited 40 minutes for our reservation, without much of an apology. Most other restaurants would have tried to appease us by offering drinks on the house, but we had to ask., and then the manager unhappily complied. The bathrooms were dirty, and one of the two stalls in the ladies room was out of order. The dining room was hot, which made you wonder about the safety of the food that you were served. The food was good and our waitress was lovely; but really, there are many other restaurants around , and perhaps its time to move on from MP Taverna."
    Dined on 6/28/2014