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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The lemon chicken is my new favorite chicken dish! Really exceptional!! The sangria was outstanding, and the smashed fries were worth the splurge. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous - attentive but not cloying service, wonderful food choices, all deliciously prepared. Lots of lemon, salt and oil - what could be bad? The parfait dessert, with custard, berries and a crumbled Cillo-like dough was scrumptious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Located right on the Hudson in a very nice spot in an old factory building. On the night we dined, there were very few people there. As soon as we sat down and looked at the menu, we wanted to leave since it was not quite what we were expecting -but decided to give it a try. I ordered the pasta. The waiter said that it was not spicy but it was. We also tried the fish which was tasty but not exciting. To be fair, perhaps we were disappointed because we were expecting something a bit different."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food and service was very good, I just expected to see more authentic Greek specialties on the menu."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were three for dinner on a Sunday night. The restaurant was pretty empty and there is no real ambiance to the restaurant. We ordered two sets of appetizers which was much too much, and it would have been helpful if the waiter told us we were ordering a lot of appetizers. We were really not in the mood for the main course when that finally came. The appetizers were very good but the main course, Branzino for two of us, was merely mediocre. I have had this fish many times before but this was overly spiced and not at all tasty. Very disappointing. One of us had the lamb shank, and thought it was just okay. For all the high ratings this restaurant has gathered we were very much disappointed and I would not recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Octopus was some of the best we have ever had; and the smash fries are very unique and delicious. Trout was very fresh and nicely seasoned. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed to make for a very enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good food, the octopus was excellent and the fish in the wine, tomato, and olive sauce is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "MP Taverna is a great restaurant. The food is high quality and well prepared in Greek style. Portions are ample and the atmosphere is warmly professional."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We use MP Taverna to celebrate our girlfriends Birthdays. We have been here in all seasons Winter thru Summer and we are never disappointed. The menu is varied and always wonderful. Service is outstanding and even when busy, we always feel special. Thank you all for this great restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Good Food, good service...the booths are a little small for four people and it can get noisy...but good dining"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. We were given a table by the service area entrance. Asked about another table, was told it was reserved, although we had a reservation. Another table was being cleared but was not offered to us. Great food, disappointed with maître d'."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great new twists on Classic Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Wait staff very well trained and knowledgable. And their homemade Feta is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Pleasant dinner. Good waiter with a good sense of humor. Food, Dorade, Salmon, brozino, well prepared and enjoyed by all at the table , party of 4. Service good, food very good. Nice evening."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Saturday night recently. We had a reservation and were greeted and seated immediately. Food was outstanding...the dip appetizer is a MUST! I had the risotto and thought it was delicious...it was a special that night. My husband had the Souvlaki and thought it was good, but not noteworthy. He did feel the Smashed Potato Fries were worth a return trip soon! Prices were reasonable and service was great. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend on a date there. She had mentioned she wanted to eat Greek food and she had seen Michael Psilakis on the food network. So of course we had to go there. The food was fantastic and the server we had was awesome, he was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We've eaten at MP Taverna many times. It's consistently good and suits many moods. Sometimes we sit at the bar and have small plates and sometimes sit in the dining room for a full meal. Professional bar, excellent atmosphere, excellent food. Never disappoints, and that says a lot."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Will go back ... Again and again. Great spot and a great find."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went this Thursday. Ordered all my regular favorites. Octopus appetizer, Bronzino and smashed fries. There was a very large time gap between app and main course. Nothing came out hot. I Aent the fish bAck but skin was still not crispy and fries not up to their usual perfection. But I will go back again since this us my fav westchester restaurant"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food and service. Portions are generous and a great value for your money."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Atmosphere is excellent as is the location. The appetizers were truly remarkable and flavorful worth going there just for those. However the steaks that I opted for with my 18 year old daughter were a far cry of what the menu states. My daughter and I decided to go with the Porterhouse for 2 (the menu states it would be ample for 3). Peter Luger offers a Porterhouse that can easily feed 4 and have some left over. The steak served was what you would get at any normal steak house and is truly for one. It was also a bit overcooked. Do not order the steak it will ruin your experience. My wife had the Bronzino fillet and she claimed it was fantastic; it truly looked it. My other daughter had the chefs special Risotto with prawns, also delicious."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "MP Taverna combines trendy Manhattan style atmosphere with delicious Mediterranean-Greek food. We especially enjoyed the grilled branzino and the side of sauteed spinach. The MP salad had finely minced lettuce, tomato, onion, feta cheese, olives. We would have preferred more tomato, so we could taste it better. The pasta entree with tomato, feta cheese, spicy croutons was fairly good, a little light on the cheese. Wines were pricy but the Malbec was pretty good. The hot coffee was strong, well prepared. We liked our two desserts: chocolate ganache with ice cream (tasted more like vanilla than sesame, as listed) and ice cream dish: amaretto, maple walnut, dark chocolate."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy this restaurant, and it's the perfect spot for our New York City friends who can just hop on Metro North after a terrific meal"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food here is good and the menu is interesting. The service was very spotty- it took 20 min to get a drink and then once we ordered apps they came in 3 Min. I'd go back but the service needs to be more consistent "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food and great service. The Patio at sunset was lovely."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very sweet, local greek-type tapas and light food fare. Healthy, reliable, well-prepared, nice wine. There is not a true river view from inside the restaurant, but there are outside tables."
    Dined on 5/31/2014