MP Taverna - Roslyn
MP Taverna - Roslyn

MP Taverna - Roslyn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.michaelpsilakis.com/
  • Phone: (516) 686-6486
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Executive Chef: Micheal Psilakis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Host your next special occasion at MP Taverna. View our private party section for addition information or email info.roslyn@mptaverna.com.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot; Street Parking; Weekend Valet: 5:00pm
A word from MP Taverna - Roslyn
At MP Taverna, Chef Michael Psilakis introduces his award-winning Greek-American fare to Long Island’s North Shore. Located in the heart of Roslyn, NY, MP Taverna is a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek taverna. Open for Lunch, Dinner & Weekend Brunch, MP Taverna is an exciting addition to the Long Island dining scene. The ground floor houses the main dining room & separate bar, while the second floor is perfect for private dining & events. The dinner menu allows diners to order from an assortment of meze, salads, entrees, & plat du jours. Meze options include Meatballs, Octopus with Mediterranean chickpea salad, & Trio of Greek Spreads, highlights from the salad selection include the MP Salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, onions, & feta. Signature dishes like the Lamb Burger with smashed potato & pickle or Grilled Branzino with fingerlings, cherry tomatoes & olives, are offered together with simply grilled options such as Swordfish, Salmon or Steak & Sausage.
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MP Taverna - Roslyn reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (101)fit for foodies (83)great for outdoor dining (61)good for groups (56)great for lunch (52)special occasion (30)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (21)hot spot (19)romantic (18)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (13)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)Show More
  • The best!
    YumyumVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went here for a birthday dinner. The food was amazing! And the staff was very friendly.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The good was Good, nothing amazing. The poached eggs were more hard boiled in the center. Waitress was very slow and her self presentation was messy considering your working for such a nice restaurant. My 65 year old father paid the bill and felt on a $205 check that the food was ok and service was slow that $25 Was fair (just approx 13%). He's old and does not look at percentages just a general #. The manager had the nerve to cut us off as we were leaving and question why he didn't leave her 15%!! In front of the whole restaurant. He clearly said "your asking me why I didn't leave a few extra bucks? Really?) and gave an additional $10 to just make her go away because she was rudley asking for more money and wouldn't move for us to leave. Considering it was 3 ppl for brunch in a 1/4 full restaraunt and not took 2 1/2 hours for the meal $25 was more than fair. The manager is horrible and wait staff is slow. Don't recommend.
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  • Lamb meatballs!!!!
    AroundthecornerNick
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The lamb meatballs are to die for. I can eat them everyday. Branzino Is fantastic. My colleagues love the dumpling dish. Highly recommend MP for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Happygofeet
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food is always great. I was at MP taverna twice for lunch and once for dinner. Our server for dinner was not as nice as the server we had for the previous visits. She wasn't attentive and didn't come back to see if everything is ok. We were a group of 5 women and so we ordered 3 desserts to sample. They were delicious especially the apple napeolean! Over all a very nice experience because the food is delicious and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LI Restuarant Week
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This the second year we have eaten at this restaurant for Restaurant Week. The food was good but not outstanding. I had the soup which had little flavor, an entree of snapper which was served with the head and tail , and a dessert of yogurt with honey. I did not like the fish presentation- food staring at me is not appetizing! It tasted good but could have used a sauce. The evening was topped off by finding our car had been towed away while parked behind the adjacent Thrift Store. I think we will stick to lunch at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We stopped in for lunch. My partner had the hamberger and fries. He likes it well done and it was cooked to his liking. I had the Wednesday lunch. -crab croquette , tomato salad with grilled chicken and yogurt with berries and honey. It was delicious. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    ReviewsGPCVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Good spot ---- great whole fish (especially some specials), some great apps (especially the Greek sausage and the lamb sausage and the octopus!). Although not Michael Psilakis's best place, it's a great spot for the north shore of Long Island although it has lots of similar Mediterranean food competition nearby (Limani and Kyma). I'd love to come back to try a whole suckling pig or something you need to order in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is excellent.
    ArtyWoman69VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    When you come here, the best items are the grilled fish, veggies, and octopus appetizer. The service was the best it has been here. We loved our meal and it was a delightful experience. This is our "go to" restaurant in Roslyn!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great fish
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Really fresh fish. Very reasonable prices especially when you consider consider the quality. We like to go during the week since weekends can get crazy.
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your run of the mill Greek!
    MarciGVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Friends recommend, and since it's far we waited until we were traveling back from Rockland County. The menu is small but deceptive. The food was so darn yummy, we couldn't stop making hmmm noises! Husband had the pasta with chicken, which we would NEVEr order at a Greek restaurant, but it was creamy, perfectly balanced and perfectly al dente. I had the Branzino and I can honestly say, it was the best I've ever had. The skin was crispy, the meat was moist and well seasoned. It has a lemon butter drizzel and roasted scallions. Side of MP Salad was so yummy, there wasn't anything left in the bowl! Only complaint-hubby's chair was very uncomfortable. Otherwise, a winner!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the food is always top notch here. the atmosphere is excellent. we love coming here
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fish, very well prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a lovely time at MP Taverna, the waitress was absolutely charming , the food very well prepared and fresh. For this quality of food, the bill was moderate, the restaurant is an excellent value and we will be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great everning
    Binkie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Introduced two other couples to the restaurant. They loved the restaurant. Appetizers were great -nice selection. Mostly everyone had fish and all were happy. Save some room for delicious dessert selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh fish
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I had the on the menu filet which was just fine. My husband had a whole fish special of silver snapper, which was truly great. We were impressed with the quality, especially being that it was Sunday and ordinarily fish is not at its best when the markets are closed. Perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Rachel
    RachelVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always a treat but first time seated upstairs. Lovely and quiet and really special. Personal friendly attention can't find anywhere else!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Pleasant surroundings good menu fair prices nice sized portions
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charm in Roslyn
    jumpinjackVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This restaurant has it all ,great selection of fish.Something for everyone to eat.The restaurant also has charm.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JosephVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I love the food and service; a little pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Went early on Saturday
    jackthetraveller
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    So it was not crowded and also fairly quiet. We had the octopus with chickpeas as an appetizer, perhaps one of the best we ever had. Then we tried a Labrak (whole fish) and a bronzino (fillets), both were excellent. The bronzion would have been better if it didn't swim in olive oil. Otherwise, strongly recommend the place. This was our first time there and we surely be back
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  • luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is my second time at MP Taverna in Roslyn. I have also eaten In Astoria. The food never disappoints. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable . I would have liked eating upstairs, outdoors at my recent visit; however I was told it would be a bit chilly. Perhaps heaters could be added to help prolong the outside dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fine Greek food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable and good
    RosieLou9
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Always delicious with fresh fish and great Greek dishes, MP Taverna is one of our go-tos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrammyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Although I have eaten in the Westchester venu many times, this was my first time in Roslyn, and also the first time I have lunched at MP, and I was not disappointed. In fact, the lunch was fabulous and everything was beautifully presented as well as most delicious. I am a true convert and will continue to patronize all of your restaurants. You are the best for Greek/ Middle East cuisine that is new, innovative and yummy. I have introduced several friends to MP and they love it as well. Keep up the great work.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Anniversary celebration
    live2eat
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have eaten here a few times but decided that it was the perfect destination for our 13th anniversary. Coming on a Tuesday night is just wonderful - nice and quiet, attentive service, and excellent food. We started with the fabulous meatballs, followed by roast chicken with lemon sauce for one entree and the mixed grill platter. We shared a dessert that consisted of wafer thin phyllo with apple custard in between accompanied by amaretto crunch gelato. Yummy for sure. And teh prices are so reasonable. Most of the entrees are quite substantial - I've always had leftovers to bring home so I could eat one of their great desserts. The wine list is also commendable both for its quality and reasonable prices. Don't miss this place!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great take on Greek food
    WeedyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Michael psilakis' unique take on trad Greek food. Eveything is flavorful and satisfying and exceeds expectations. Fun friendly atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food, service and feel of the restaurant were all outstanding! Will definitely return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Local Greek fare
    Comet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Pleasant ambience, good service, and well-prepared food make this restaurant a good local Go-To place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy...
    ResturantMan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was very good. good portions and flavor. Cramped! in the section that we sat there was not enough room to get between tables to get to your seat without putting your butt on the table next to us. Our waiter was very inexperienced and inattentive. This was not just a problem for my table but all the tables in his section. No manager in sight.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Gem!
    YumyumVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always bringing friends to dine here with us and they always love it. The staff is very friendly and remembers us when we come in. They always hold our favorite table! We always get the octopus and the branzino, never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a winner
    contango
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been to this location as well as their location in Astoria. Food and service consistently good. Prices very reasonable. Very good experience every time we have dined here. You will not be disappointed .
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Babs
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Second time we have been here - this time with a group. Everyone agreed the food was exceptional!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfactory dining experience
    EaterouterVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed yogurt dip appetizer with cucumbers and warm pita wedges. Entree choices were good. We had salmon, lamb chops and entree salad with prawns. Excellent service. A bit noisy and getting louder as evening wore on. Will return.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • GloriaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is such a wonderful modern Greek restaurant that I think I've been to ,well....ALOT! I really have to order SOMETHING other that the Taverna steak/sausage salad, but it is SOOOOO great that it's hard not too! Those daily combos are the most amazing buy you will EVER find;ambiance is teriffic, and eating on the roof -do so when possible! The Maitre D is as good a reason to go as the food
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Modern Greek
    HungryMan25
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Coming from a Greek background it was a pleasantly surprising twist on some traditional dishes. The flavors really popped in every item ordered. Only critique is that they go a little to heavy with the use of garlic and onions, but doesn't ruin the meal. Good meal all around and Mae sure to save some room for some delicious Greek desserts!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Bad Service
    FoodluverVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I really wanted to like this restaurant. Although the food itself was good (not great) the service was very disappointing. We got only one round of drinks because our waitress never came back around to ask us if we needed another drink, OR to fill our glasses with water. Once our food was served, she only once came back to ask if we wanted to see the dessert menu. We ordered dessert which was very good! Baklava with ice cream. Only once we were done with our dessert she asked if we wanted coffee. I wouldn't say the restaurant or the food is horrible... just not a great experience.
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  • Fantastic
    YumyumVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Repeat customer, best food, great friendly service. Go and try. Get the grilled octopus and the fries!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    sari34VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food here is phenomenal. Everything we had was great! The atmosphere and the decor of the restaurant was classy and comfortable. This is a great local restaurant and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious, healthy meal out with friends, family or a date.
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    fit for foodies
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  • In a word... wonderful
    wmw322VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Really gracious hostess Alexis. Great food great drinks great vibes great evening. Don't miss out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Service was non-existent, mama's pork meatballs were raw & octopus was the worst I've ever had. The best part of our meal was the wine & we had to refill our own glasses.
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  • MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The potential is there but it is never special just an OK place. The most bizarre lunch special every. Menu states we serve your dessert with your lunch which is weird especially as it is a yogart based dessert. Is it that much work to wait? Especially if others in the party aren't doing the special.
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  • Red4VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A one hour wait for an ordered well done lamb burger was enough for me to change my normal weekly visit to a no-go. By the way, when it was finally served it was rare. I will try again since previous visits were good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.