MP Taverna - Irvington

MP Taverna - Irvington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.michaelpsilakis.com/
  • Phone: 9142317854
  • 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.”
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MP Taverna - Irvington reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (101)neighborhood gem (86)special occasion (45)good for groups (42)vibrant bar scene (40)great for lunch (33)hot spot (31)great for outdoor dining (20)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (18)romantic (13)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Great Healthy Food
    Shari70
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We so enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellent, great crowd and excellent service. I eat very healthy and found so many choices including a Greek yogurt desert with healthy, crunchy nuts and grains. The bronzinos we had were perfectly grilled. Great crowd of mixed ages. Beautiful bar. Can't wait to go back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    Fruhling
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I just went to MP Taverna for our anniversary and I have to say it was fabulous. I didn't know what to expect since the food is based on a Greek format. After having the meatball I knew this was going to be a great meal. We were seated right away. They put the yummy hard crusted bread down on the table as soon as we sat and I knew from there it would be a great night. From the drinks to the meals to the ice cream we wanted maple walnut and but they were out :(. Everything was great. Loved the service.. they kept our water glasses filled and the table clear. It was not overbearing as some servers/bus boys can be. I highly recommend MP Taverna for a great night out without the kids!!! Go... you wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK but nothing more
    SkipBuzzVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Nicely designed,spacious eatery with separate bar(cocktails are well made) and outdoor dining area.Place is quite big and has a row of booths along one wall. Could get boisterous when full but barely a third full on this late summer evening.Menu is heavily Mediterranean with many Greek accents. Octopus,roast tomato soup,and roast beet salad with fennel and goat cheese was very good. Dorade, greek seafood paella, branzino were merely OK. Paella was gritty and full of small broken shells.Wine list extensive and affordable. Service a bit bumbling and rather inattentive.
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  • Will eagerly go back
    CSFH
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The menu had many enticing choices, and everyone in our group of 6 was very satisfied with his and her orders. The waiter was friendly and accommodating. On the Sunday evening that we were there, the restaurant had only a handful of patrons, so the noise level was comfortably low. For some reason, though I had tried to make a reservation for a later time through Open Table, I was prevented from doing so, but as I saw, the restaurant had many, many tables available for the time I had originally requested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    bertie0130
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to MP Taverna many times. Truly our favorite Westchester restaurant. The aged feta is heavenly and they do fish like no one else! We love the branzino and paella. Great cocktails and wine list. There is an easy unpretentious vibe, attentive staff. An excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WILL RETURN
    Paul
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All in all my dining experience was very good. Suggest that the bartender brush up on his or her Tom Collins recipe because we had to return it and ordered a different drink. Had the seafood paella which was described as shellfish with spicy lamb sausage. Turns out the whole dish was spicy but despite my eyes tearing and nose running I survived the meal. Grilled octpus app. and dried fruit salad excellent as usual. Will definitely return because the place is great and the service is always very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • whats2eat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was there on a Sat. night with my husband. We were pleased with the food, though my side vegetables were cold; bronzino done beautifully, but sides no good. It was too crowded and tables up against each other. My chair stuck out and was bumped in to several times and we asked to move. The wait staff was very pleasant but seemed completely overwhelmed. We love greek food and we would go back… just for lunch or an early weekday dinner - never on a weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Losing some luster
    HudsonValleyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We recently dined with them early in the evening on a holiday - while we had a reservation and the restaurant was fairly empty, they seated us right next to the kitchen. We had fish dishes, both of which were just ok. We started with salads, which also weren't outstanding - even the heirloom tomato salad. I just feel like they're not trying anymore.
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  • It was okay
    HBHB
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice enough, but not memorable. Fish special was average, osso bucco tasted okay, but not hot enough. It probably stayed too long in the kitchen. Prices were reasonable, staff was nice, so "okay" seems like an accurate review.
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  • Great lunch place!
    Kay76
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was terrific -- as always -- and except for the Greek coffee (recommended by my dining companion) everything about MP Taverna was "to love." Daily lunch specials are also nice, but the Grilled Pulled Salmon Salad was definitely a repeater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Joe123456
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    excellent food! excellent service except for the guy at the reception desk who is very rude and condescending waiters are very professional and attentive
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BrooklynFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maître d was arrogant
    Excellent
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should have been better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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!
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  • Overall great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superior Greek and Mediterranean
    JayPeeVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Superb food. The salmon was sublime, cooked perfectly, and the octopus as always was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never going back
    Jimjim
    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.
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  • Great food
    AdamsVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but noisy!!
    Lisac4
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I always liked this place but when we went there were a few large parties with many noisy kids!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch, as usual
    Kay76
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jskp
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good place
    Goodfoodjunkie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Really enjoyed dinner. The lamb was delicious. The crab croquettes were great too. Good wine selection.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ViewerVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    In a town replete with excellent dining options, MP Taverna is a standout. Warm service, cool design, and really great modern-Greek food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cszrb
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Never disappoints,,,this is one of my favorites...
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    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek
    lentarVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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  • GrammyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and fantastic
    NoraVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    GardenweaselVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal started well...
    Midtown48VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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!
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  • Always great
    catcat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Service
    Brrrr
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Familyof5
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Retirement Celebration
    BDay
    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!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    msjanet16
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around solid Greek food
    jpat2798
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • The worst meal ever
    DianaL
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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 !
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  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was my second visit and I will return. Excellent menu, food and service.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • OMG
    RobbieG
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Ilovetoeat
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over zealous bus boys
    MimiVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.