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MP Taverna - Astoria - Permanently Closed, Astoria, NY

MP Taverna - Astoria - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
547 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek

Michael Psilakis will bring his award-winning Greek-inspired cuisine to Astoria with the opening of MP Taverna, a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern. With locations in Long Island and Westchester, 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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Phone number

    (718) 777-2187

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. LT

    LTandFriends

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was closed. thankfully they called the day before to tell me. Sadly i could not cancel on opentable as it would not allow me and would not connect.

  2. P

    Pam1751

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service amazing

  3. JC

    JasonC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    My wife and I have dined here a few times and it’s always great but yesterday (Mother’s Day) was horrible!! The appetizers weren’t brought out all at once, the entrees started coming out before the last appetizer was brought out, a bottle of wine took 30min to bring out, they forgot my daughter’s plate, they forgot my daughter’s desert, the waitress spilled a drink on one of our people on the table!! Hope this doesn’t happen next time!!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was a great facilitator to the evening, offering tastes of wines and recommendations for dishes. You feel like a regular on your very first visit.

  5. SV

    SophiaV

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    we went because we read something about them offering a traditional Greek easter dinner. That wasn't the case but the lamb chops were delicious . Everything was. The only thing was the grilled octopus was overcooked and chewy. Ill go back

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    The food is terrible

  7. d

    debinqueens

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    always consistent, always comforting. great service, pleasant atmosphere. best octopus dishes in Queens.

  8. e

    estherf

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love the location staff and food

  9. EJ

    EJR1

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    The food was just OK. The ambience is deli-like and it was pretty cold (and asking for the temp to be raised didn't help). It's basically a nice neighborhood restaurant but not worth a trip to.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Everyone ordered something different. As the plates came out, the presentation of each dish was lovely! Although some dishes were a bit on the salty side, everything was delicious. The crab risotto was amazing as was the Greek paella. All the appetizers were also delicious. The portions were also impressive, especially the paella.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Nic Valentines Day dinner. Food was fire and nice setting.

  12. J

    Jellybeans

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    Had absolutely no idea what they were doing. Main course took over an hour to come after the apps came.

  13. DL

    DLL10

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our food was served quickly and was delicious. We were there for brunch and the servers were great at coming around and refilling our mimosas.

  14. V

    Visitor

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Pricey for the food it offered, so no real value for money

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We tried out the restaurant during the restaurant week and was pretty empty when we arrived during Sunday noon. The service was good but the food was meh, my friend ordered the risotto and I got the shrimp fra diavolo, the risotto was ok but the diavolo was a tragedy, too spicy to put in your mouth. I get that menu does mentioned there's hot chipotle sauce inside but it's really way too much.

  16. TJ

    TowandaJ

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and ambiance was great however the room temperature was warm on the 2nd level. The waitress did everything to accommodate us but there were other customers who wanted the window closed. The bottom line choose a table on the lower level.

  17. MS

    MaryS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always wanted to try this place and Restaurant Week gave us the opportunity to finally do so. Delicious lamb risotto and a lovely evening overall.

  18. AH

    AirportHoJo

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was just fine. However, in Astoria, "fine" should not cut it when there are so many wonderful restaurants within a lamb shank's throw of MP Taverna on Ditmars.

  19. AF

    AstoriaFoodie

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    The food, as usual, was terrific. However, unfortunately, the waitress was incredibly rude and short with us. This included scowling at someone at our table ordering a martini with a specific vodka and a "twist of lime" and pushing my wife to get a bottle of wine instead of a glass, even though she was the only one having wine. While this was not our usual experience here, we had brought friends from out of town for a good meal and her attitude kind of put a damper on that. Otherwise, the food was, as always, a definite positive.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server, Dan was fantastic as was the food! MP Taverna is an Astoria staple and I keep going back.

  21. S

    Scdzs

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Upscale and cozy!! Rare combination done well. Good food not overdone, friendly service.

  22. M

    Mariannap

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and excellent service- just too cold at the tables by the windows..

  23. g

    grazie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. New twists on classic Greek dishes. Portions are a good size and everything tastes great!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and cocktails. We always have a good time at MP thanks to the good service and the ambiance of the place. Highly recommended.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Always delicious, always great service. Would definitely recommend to others!!!

  26. DD

    DiscerningDiner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    An excellent neighborhood gem with very good service and a comfortable environment. Sit upstairs for views overlooking the streets with particularly well constructed fish dishes and Greek standards!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is fantastic and the staff is very friendly and accommodating.

  28. L

    Louise

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    I was very disappointed in this restaurant. I made reservations well in advance for my 2 grown children’s birthdays. They sat us in a corner where the 5 of us squeezed in and I was against a cold window and had to keep my coat on. I had asked for a better table and the waitress responded that the upstairs was closed! The food was average and the service was less than average and we waited a very long time for our meals. We just wanted to leave after eating but to apologize for everything above the waitress brought over 2 desserts with candles which was very nice but didn’t make up for the bad experience at MP Taverna.

  29. g

    gjplr

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Excellent food & service. Aziz was a absolutely wonderful server. My fifth visit and we'll be back!

  30. NY

    NYCtraveler

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience2

    We enjoyed our food and cocktail (only one of us drank), and the service was excellent. Our two top was tightly enough wedged between others that the person behind me kept banging into the back of my chair. More of an issue for us was the dreary old Motown playlist - every song overfamiliar, and unnecessary to hear again. No surprises in the bunch. There's so much great Greek music - why not play that? Is it necessary for the environment to be so deadeningly pedestrian and middle-of-the-road, even though it's Queens?

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great thanksgiving menu, service, and environment!

  32. L

    Luv2dine

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Great food every time I’ve been here. Service on the other hand has always been ok. Except this time. I will attribute it to being a holiday (Thanksgiving)but I have to say it was very disappointing. I am very understanding during the holidays, but I do still believe certain basics should be expected during any dining experience. Great food but use your judgement when choosing this place, dependent on the dining experience you are looking for.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    The upstairs needs to be available and not kept for special groups. The upstairs was always avail when it first opened and now there is always an excuse as to why I can't sit upstairs. The dining experience is much better upstairs and it needs to be an option.

  34. d

    dmrdiner

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This is an excellent Greek taverna. The dining area is pleasant, but with the emphasis more on the food itself than on fancy decor. In addition to offering most of the dishes you would expect, there also are some interesting dishes created by chef Michael Psilakis. Service was willing and helpful.

  35. RA

    RuthA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Came to restaurant for my daughter's birthday for brunch. Server did not come to our table for a long time, we had to ask for a server several times. Finally she came, drinks took over 15 minutes, we had to ask twice until finally they were brought over. The food took forever as well, and only three of us got our meal, they forgot one of the orders, we had to repeatedly ask where is "his food". The three of us were almost done with our meal when the last dish was brought out, without even as an apology. We all gave him a taste of our food. Finally when his food came, he didn't eat much of it. I asked to speak with a manager, but no one came to speak with us or ask us how was "anything". I didn't want to make my daughter feel bad, since she recommended this restaurant, so I did not make a stink about this whole issue, but I was very disappointed. In between the meal, our server was changed and she was very nice, but my overall experience was not pleasant to say the least. I hope this place gets their act together.

  36. A

    Aarwaves

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience for a 50th Birthday!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good meal, attentive staff, quick service.

  38. e

    estherf

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food service a staple

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Greek fare. Freshly prepared by attentive staff.

  40. j

    jerryf

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Np Taverna Disappointed. The food was ok, but didn’t deliver a culinary experience as I expected. Started off with three spreads and pita, chickpea, eggplant, and yogurt. I enjoyed two of the three and the warm pita. The main course was the special NP branzino. We found it way too salty with the olives and capers. It came with a few fingerlings, some not cooked through, and roasted cherry tomatoes. There was some char on the branzino, but not nearly enough for taste, and the lemon dressing was tasteless. Wine choices by the glass were of poor quality and had little body. We asked for a bit more pita during the entree and were charged, a mistake that an establishment shouldn’t make on a $100 bill if they want return customers. We traveled from Manhattan expecting a special experience. That won’t happen again. There were little or no ambiance, but the service was good although the waiter tried to push anything that was an extra or a bit more expensive.

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MP Taverna - Astoria - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • Cuisines

    Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (718) 777-2187

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