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MP Taverna - Roslyn
MP Taverna - Roslyn

MP Taverna - Roslyn Details

  • 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, Wine

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been here several times, and it is always good...except this time. My son ordered the special...shrimp with 3 cheeses. It had exactly 2 shrimp in the dish...and they came with the heads on (not an attractive presentation.) My husband and I ordered whole fish. It was cold, as were my veggies. We asked for it to be warmed, and it came back just as cold as when it went back. When we complained to the waiter, he did nothing about it."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "dined here on Sat. Evening. Sat outside. Scene was comfortable and relaxing. After 45 minutes, realized that had not gotten our appetizers. Service stayed down hill from there. Entrees arrived without special vegetable of the day, which we all ordered, instead fingerling potatoes were substituted. When we explained to waiter that we did not order potatoes his response was that kitchen "ran out of "brussel sprouts". We suggested that he should had informed us of this before the food came out, to which he responded that he had just found out. We called on the manager who not only apologized for the problem, but quickly arranged for substitute green vegetables, for the four of us and a fresh piece of Salmon for one. May try again"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The most amazing Greek restaurant I have ever dined at. The food was off the charts with a very creative chef and menu. Not traditional Greek but Greek with a creative flair. The mussels, grilled octopus, and fish dishes were to die for! I do not live near the restaurant. It is roughly 45 minutes from where I live but if I had to walk there next time, honestly I would. It was that terrific! I am returning in two weeks to take some friends out for dinner. I want to share this "jewel" with them! Thank you for such a fabulous meal with great service!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We are always looking for a new place to dine alone and that is also appropriate to take family and/or friends. MP Taverna is it! We have gone to Astoria for authentic Greek food and have been disappointed - MP Taverna was EXCEPTIONAL - the food was fabulous, pleasant atmosphere and great service! We will be back - again and again!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We finally went for brunch outside . It was a great day we had the grilled octopus , Greek meatballs and lamb burgers. Everything was fabulous."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Always love coming here. It's one of the first restaurants I think of when going out with others who haven't been here. I've always had a delicious meal...you can't go wrong with anything ordered. I was thrilled to see that there are now more traditional Greek desserts on the menu. Went on a gorgeous Saturday night and loved eating outside on the rooftop!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have dined here in the past and was impressed by the food (specifically Branzino) and was thrilled to see they still offered my favorite fish and offered a variety of options. I like that the entree choices allow you to select a small salad or side dish rather than force you into the choice the chef dictates. The wine special was tasty and a great bargain. Service was exemplary. Try to visit on a week nite when the noise level is much lower."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Visiting from out of town and met some local friends for lunch. Had a Greek salad with chicken. Very fresh tasting. The chicken was a bit dry, but overall the meal was very nice. The service was terrific."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "food, beverage and staff are consistently good. quality is above average for the price. it's our "go-to" local place."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I eat at MP Taverna semi regularly. The food is always delicious, and never disappoints. Some of our favorites are the grandmas meatballs, the bulgar salad, the lemon chicken, and the simply grilled salmon. Each dish is loved by everyone who tries it. No matter what you order, you can't go wrong. The service has always been good too. As a side note, in the summer they have outside dining, if you are willing to wait the extra time for a table. Overall, you will leave happy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Beautiful deco and nice food with reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been here several times since the place opened. The food is good and the service is wonderful. Everyone is very eager to please the guests including the manager who came to our table several times to make sure all was good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "First time at MP with my husband and it will certainly not be our last. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. It is located in a pretty town that one can take a walk after dinner."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great simple greek food with a lot of creative items on the memu"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very good food (assortment of appetizers and pork souvlaki). It would be nice to have ouzo, as they also have the traditional cheap Greek wine ("retsina"). Definitely a future option for dining."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been to MP Taverna several times and our experiences have always been positive. The food is amazing (try the lamb meatballs) and the service is top notch. We ate outside and the ambience was great."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "While the food is tasty and well prepared, the service on all levels was lacking. There was no follow-up once our meal was served and we needed to track someone down for a missing serving spoon while our meal got cold. The wait staff and management seemed to robotically go through the motions lacking any warmth or emotion. Very disappointing since we enjoyed our meal and total experience at their Irvington location in spite of the high noise level."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Pretty good menu and nice wine list. Too bad there was no table on the terrace."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Lovely experience in the middle of Roslyn once again. Ordered octopus (A MUST!), combination of dips, grandmas meatballs & fried calamari to start. We were with 2 of our friend who are very picky people that night and they loved everything. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating to whatever we wanted. For our entrees we ordered the lemon chicken, branzino, whole trout and and MP salad with chicken. All were delicious. We were to stuffed for dessert but maybe next time :) oh and we sat outside on the rooftop, this made for a very relaxing dining experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My friend and I were hoping to eat al fresco and tried a place on Port Washington but the wait was ridiculous. I checked on Open Table and saw that MP Taverna had a reservation and we headed over. It was nearly empty on this Monday night and we were able to sit outside on their second floor. Very good food, octopus, chickpea zucchini soup, grilled fish. I have been here a few times and I will definitely return. The lovely young woman at the front desk even made a point of checking us in "to be sure that you get your points on Open Table"."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food here was beyond bland for the price and quality and I've been to better places locally and in the city. Usually am not a person to set high expectations beforehand but heard from a few people about this place so decided to check this place out and cross one more restaurant off my list. This is the first and last time I would be coming here, fyi. The dishes went back into the kitchen the same way they had come out - all of our plates were full. Bland, salty with really poor quality meat. I've eaten lamb plenty of times and I know lamb has a distinct smell but this smell was beyond that. Also, the bread on the table was stale. Overall, nothing spectacular - $150 were wasted and I'm not sure how this place is still open."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Things started to go downhill as soon as we arrived. We were told that our reservation for 5 could only be accommodated by putting us at a booth designed for 4 and adding a seat at the end. I specifically made a note when I made my reservation that one of us was disabled and need a table to accommodate this. I saw an empy table for 6. I requested it, but was told it was reserved. Eventually, we were given this table. No party of 6 showed up. The food was bland, not what I expect from a Greek restaurant. My tomato salad appetizer was not fresh. My souvlaki entree was a plate of steamed vegetables wrapped in pita. I requested a dessert with a Bday candle for my son. It was brought out with an unlit candle. I do not recommend dining here"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Our meal was good. The service is a bit quirky. It was a week night, not busy so the noise level was good. A great place for a weeknight meal that won't break the bank"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was not up to MP's usual standard. Octopus was served cold, but they kindly reheated it when asked. I find their food just isn't as good as it used to be. The service was good, the manager apologized for the cold octopus. Very attentive service, but just an average meal."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I received an email about a happy hour from 3-6:30. I called to see if it was offered every day and was told - yes it is daily. I sign in the restaurant also said 'daily.' But when I got there, the hostess said it is only monday-friday. When I said I called and they said it was daily she reluctantly said OK they would honor it but it ends at 6. The email said we could get pitchers - the waiter said no pitchers for happy hour. Every one we dealt from person on the phone, to email, to hostess, to waiter had a different story. Very annoying to deal with people who don't honor their own emails."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Comfortable ambience. Good service. Fresh and carefully cooked food. Reasonably priced wine list with interesting selections."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My buddy and I went to MP Taverna to celebrate his birthday. I had heard good things about their restaurant in Westchester. The food was excellent. I would recommend and I will be back."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Loved this informal Greek restaurant, with varied menu, friendly staff and nice décor. Wonderful upstairs outdoors terrace for dining during warm weather. Branzino was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Been to Astoria location as well. Consistently excellent. Very good and friendly service, but distracted when too busy. They need more service people. Very good and crabby crab cakes. Order a bunch of appetizers and try a few things. Can't wait to try their Irvington location. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Superb cuisine complimented by an extremely pleasant owner and staff make MP Taverna a restaurant to return to again and again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "swordfish and bronzini always good. excellent side dishes, e.g. bulgar beer well priced; wine a bit pricey."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is upscale Greek cuisine… no Gyros here. Appetizers are good, especially Grandma's meatballs, and salads are interesting and vibrant. Among the entrees, lamb shows up in several forms, but there are also good choices in fish, chicken, seafood… even a Greek Paella that was chock full of shrimp, mussels and sausage, with orzo replacing rice. Other members of our party had chicken, trout, a lamb burger… and everyone was pleased with their meal."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Reasonably priced for this level of delicious food. My Greek friend was really pleased with the authenticity. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our second dinner here. The food is absolutely delicious and the place is beautiful. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very enjoyable dinner great food and wine nice atmosphere. Was suppose to get 1000 pts but only received 100 I dont get that!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "we ordered 2 different fish that were on the "specials" menu Outstanding taste and presentation Great prices also. Our waitress was very good - great service all around"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Really good experience again. Tried octopus & grandma's meatballs for first time and both very tasty. Branzino, dip, salad good as usual. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "When MP Taverna first opened I thought the service and food was fantastic. I've been a few times since but I think it's lost it's charm. The food is satisfactory and the service is amicable. It's a popular neighborhood spot so I guess it still gets buzz. The buzz is also taking away from what could be great service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Highly recommend- service was great as was food. Mother's Day was very special"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Taking mom out was easy! Ouzo to start crab croquettes in a deliciously tangy lemon sauce. Lamb chops and mp s famous smashed fries! Baklava. Traditional. Opah!! Just missing breaking a dish! Enjoy this very busy consistently good restaurant in michaels empire! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014