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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Freshly prepared fish, delicious salad..super chicken and burgers. Courteous at all times! Can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We look forward to returning, the food was exceptional, we were pleasantly surprised. All in all a great experience, with a great waitress."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The good was not good and not a good value for money."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The food is simply delicious, a taste of Manhattan in a quaint suburban neighborhood. Twice we dined on their rooftop outdoor area and really wonderful ambience coupled with a great service and kid friendly."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We ate upstairs outside and all was quite delightful!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Ordered fish. It was fresh and prepared quite nicely. Sat on the outdoor deck. The weather was lovely, the view on the parking lot wasn't. MP presents Greek food with a nice, current twist on it. I will go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The service was very slow and the place was almost empty. The food is edible but not well seasoned nor well presented. Special requests were graciously accepted but the kitchen paid no attention to following them. The employees are very nice but the rest was a very poor experience"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My beautiful wife and I had brunch at MP Taverna in Roslyn on Sunday morning. Arrived @12 PM and it was virtually empty. My wife had a breakfasts wrap and I had the "Country Cast Iron Breakfast", which was out of this world (particularly that lamb sausage!). It came with a delicious salad of cucumbers, feta, tomato, and green beans. Price was reasonable and the service was superb. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was good, service very good, but they ran out of Feta cheese? Come on, there are 2 other Greek Restaurants within walking distance. That can't happen."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "we have eaten at this restaurant often, and always find all aspects of the dining experience quite outstanding. on this weekday evening, the usual noise level was much more tolerable, which is usually our only complaint! the service, the food, the ambience, all up to par. Even parking on the street was easy. Guess Wednesday's are a good night at PM Taverna!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food here is outstanding. Our first time and will definitely return. Service was very friendly. Had the branzino as my entree and octopus as my appetizer. The best octopus I ever had. Try and enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Food is fresh and delicious. Welcoming atmosphere. Comfortable dining rooms. Wait staff well trained. Owner/manager always stops by the table to assure all is well. Nice touch!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "It was my first time there and it came recommended, but I would not recommend it. I ordered the lamb chops which were on Specials Menu. They were cooked as ordered except they were so salty and that was a big turn off. The smashed fries that came with them were somewhat cold. Overall disappointed, especially for the price."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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
  • "Good food, good service and great ambience. Summer rooftop dining at its best!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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