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MP Taverna - Astoria

4.2
538 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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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.
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Casual Elegant
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Greek
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(718) 777-2187
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Smart Casual
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What 538 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined a day ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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DLL10 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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vipVisitor (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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AstoriaFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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Scdzs (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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Mariannap (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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grazie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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vipDiscerningDiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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LOuise (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

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vipgjplr (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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vipNYCtraveler (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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?

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Great thanksgiving menu, service, and environment!

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Luv2dine (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

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dmrdiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic experience for a 50th Birthday!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Very good meal, attentive staff, quick service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food service a staple

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent Greek fare. Freshly prepared by attentive staff.

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