MP Taverna - Roslyn
MP Taverna - Roslyn

MP Taverna - Roslyn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.michaelpsilakis.com/
  • Phone: 5166866486x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
MP Taverna - Roslyn reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (103)great for outdoor dining (83)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (59)good for groups (51)great for brunch (30)special occasion (26)kid-friendly (18)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (17)romantic (14)notable wine list (8)scenic view (7)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Mmmmgood
    Luvs2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice family dinner
    AbeiVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Beautiful deco and nice food with reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good place to eat
    mariel
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    sofe
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AsheeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great simple greek food with a lot of creative items on the memu
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good...wish they had "ouzo"
    Costas
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and great service
    JRJ96
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatly disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MP Taverna in Roslyn
    jucoonthetown
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Pretty good menu and nice wine list. Too bad there was no table on the terrace.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a hit!
    YumyumVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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".
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    Veggie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rab4VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 142 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 716 reviews are from the MP Taverna - Roslyn reviews archive.
  • Sunday night chef isn't as good
    ArtyWoman69VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to get their story straight
    lulu
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Greek Restaurant
    FamilyGuy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Comfortable ambience. Good service. Fresh and carefully cooked food. Reasonably priced wine list with interesting selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to what I had heard
    GrillmasterH
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chase's Doctor Dad
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely and accommodating
    ShanaMaidelVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • robert1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Superb cuisine complimented by an extremely pleasant owner and staff make MP Taverna a restaurant to return to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good experience.
    ijs4VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    swordfish and bronzini always good. excellent side dishes, e.g. bulgar beer well priced; wine a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Gyros here!
    LongBeachFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    SheriAJ
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Reasonably priced for this level of delicious food. My Greek friend was really pleased with the authenticity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our second dinner here. The food is absolutely delicious and the place is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • missing ponts
    UltissimaVIP
    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!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MP Taverna
    diningout
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good again
    opeltzVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    Aroundjenn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Argoldste
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Highly recommend- service was great as was food. Mother's Day was very special
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Mother's Day
    Eotwrob
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had been to MP's fish restaurant in midtown over 5 years ago. It has since closed but my memories of that meal are that the food was perfect and you know what - it was again at MP Taverna. The trout special and my dining partner's greek sausage were the best bites. The ambiance was only ok but once I had some wine and loosened up it got much better!! And I would go back again and again bc I came for the food and it was really quite divine. The opening appetizer we ordered of dips didn't prepare us for the wow of the main courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had no idea who got what
    NickVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    cold food, server had no idea who order what food Put food plates in front of wrong people
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  • EXcellent
    Babyswheels
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The executive chef has competed on the Food Network program "Iron Chef" and his food was extraordinary. The flavors were definitely evident, the presentation was wonderful and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent, service is good
    ArtyWoman69VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at MP Taverna. As always, we love the octopus salad and grilled fish. There were a few service lapses that were fixed by the Manager who is always on the look out to ensure customer service as well as the hostess (she fixed our wobbley table). Our waiter was pleasant and friendly, but not so good on the follow-up -- he forgot to fix our table; and neglected to offer me a vegetable alternative to rice when I asked). Perhaps they have the "B" team serving on Sunday nights. All in all, MP Taverna is a good choice for a nice dinner out and the fish is superb. The crowd was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant, good food!
    Diane
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Lovely restaurant, good service. Delicious, upscale Greek food. Good wines. I do not like the upstairs room, the space feels rather closed in. The Bronzino with tomatoes and olives was a hit as were the Grandma's meatballs and almost everything else we ate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This was our first dinner here. We have eaten lunch here many times and loved it each time. Two people had the burgers- not on the Restaurant Week menu. They were very good. The other three had the RW menu. Appetizers of lamb risotto were good as was the fried cheese, entrees of steak, trout and lobster risotto were ok. I had the trout which was good but needed a sauce and was served with more risotto which I felt did not compliment the trout taste wise . Next time I will be careful not to have so much risotto. This place is a gem and we would go back again.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly place
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Friendly and good service, very good food made for a nice evening with friends. The Stuffed trout was cooked perfectly. The smoked trout kale salad was unique and soooo good. Lobster risotto got rave reviews.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    This place has the whole package- attentive service, great food and a nice atmosphere. We live an hour away but find excuses to be in the neighborhood so we can eat there.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was amazing- the lamb burger, bulgar salad, and apple baklava for dessert. We took the family and it was a really special meal. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Would go back anyday!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.