MP Taverna - Irvington

4.4
1747 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
Chef Michael Psilakis introduces his award-winning Greek-inspired cuisine to Westchester with the opening of MP Taverna, a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern.

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. “The memories I have of cooking with my family are the inspiration for my restaurants, and I hope my guests create their own memories through their dining experiences at MP Taverna,” says Chef Michael Psilakis. “I want MP Taverna to be a destination for more than just a celebratory meal; a place that conjures the familiarity of your dining room table at home.”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday–Friday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday–Thursday, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday–Saturday, 5:00pm–11:00pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
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Phone number
(914) 231-7854
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Psilakis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
The Bridge Street Properties parking lot is open to all restaurant guests.
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Public transit
The restaurant is located directly across from the Irvington Metro-North train stop.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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HB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was delicious but took about an hour to come.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The place is nice enough. The food was good enough. The service was pleasant enough. I would go back but I wouldn't hurry back or drive out of my way to go back. It is a reasonable option to consider if you want to eat in that area.

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect. Crab cakes were superb, meatballs were flavorful and perfect. Loved my dumplings with lamb sausage. Gemelli pasta was delicious in its wine sauce. Dessert fantastic!

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CB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. However, even after asking our waitress to please not repeat what happened our prior visit-Main dish coming out right after appetizers, and being assured that would not happen this time.....one server cleared our appetizer plates as we were finishing our last bite and the waitress was right behind with our main dishes! Do not order Main dish until done with appetizers!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Had high expectations of this place after reading the article in Westchester Magazine. The food was great but the overall experience was lacking something that I can't put my finger on. Would I go back? No only because it wont be a place that will jump back from memory where I would be " oh, let's go here!"

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t
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the fish was excellent- swordfish and was cooked to perfection. The vegetables were excellent too. The eggplant dip was different and just OK.

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ML
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Generally, I’m a big fan of NP Taverna. On this night, I was disappointed with poor service. My friend and I ordered a simple dish of vegetable souvlaki. It’s supposed to be served with tsatziki. The waiter brought it out without the tsatziki. When we told the waiter it was missing, it took almost half way through the meal to get it. Then I asked for a side salad with dressing on the side instead of smashed potatoes. The waiter brought the salad drenched in dressing.
I hope this was just an unusual occurrence. Perhaps a new waiter.
The hostess tried to ensure my friend and I were satisfied in the end. I would still recommend MP to others.

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OT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the only places where you can get a lamb burger--and it's good!

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AC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Westchester-the food is consistently good and presented in a creative manner. They take the time to accommodate dietary issues and I always go home happy.
I do recommend this restaurant to my friends and I've visited the NYC venues when I have a chance!

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times and it is always excellent. This was no exception, food and service were first class. One of our favorite restaurants. Not a fussy place, just solid food and service.

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c
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

WE (Four Newyorkers) dined here after a visiting Lyndhurst. Beautiful space close by the Historic House. Nice Greek/American menu. Excellent mezze, seafood entrees and desserts. a most pleasant experience.

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O
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

All was overall good, but our fish didn’t taste good at all, we believe it was undercooked or not so fresh.

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PM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good food and presentation

friendly excellent service

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t
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal ... Bronzino was delicious! Enjoyed rib appetizer, and salad, lamb chops good and special fish very good. Quiet and was able to visit with friends.

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P
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

MP Taverna has consistently good food. The fish is always very fresh and delicious! Every time I eat here I wonder why I don’t eat here more often. So good. The service is great too.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

For our group's first time at this restaurant, we were a tad disappointed with the main entrees. The appetizers were very good and service excellent however the main course was very late in being served. Portions were smaller than we are used to for the price charged. One of the entrees was missing vegetables listed on menu. We loved the space and decor, and lively crowd.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was slow and not that attentive.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! The simply grilled is absolutely outstanding!

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PL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Best lamb burgers anywhere with smashed fries to match. Wish they had taramasalata on the menu!

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j
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, from the manager to the busboy, we were taken care of well. And as far as the #1 reason to go to a restaurant, the food, it was fantastic. LOVE the octopus salad, smashed fries, risotto...
Highly recommended.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We both ordered the orata whole fish. One which was small and the other was even smaller. For 27.95 it was over priced. The beer and wine was ok. The restaurant seems to be in a mode of trying to make money by reducing the size of the food it gives you. When the restaurant first opened it served good size portions but over time the prices raised and the portions became smaller.

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife there for her birthday along with my mother-in-law. The food and service were wonderful. I plan to go back soon. Thank you MP Taverna for a lovely dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

waiter was not too interested in serving--he casually shirked off any oversights

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LW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the branzino. Head of restaurant terrific and attentive. Sangria red was outstanding.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was OK, nothing special. Service needs a fixing and manager needs an upgrade. The night we went there was a very noisy group of 8 that were VERY VERY loud and the manager did nothing about it. The party was right in the middle of the dinning room and was disruptive to all the other dinners. The service wasn't very attentive and we had to ask for clean plates, utensils and bread. The wine list was very pour and overall the restaurant reminded me of a fast food chain.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very good. The service was good, but seemed to be slow with drinks coming from the bar. So much so, we sent our appetizers back as we had requested to have drinks first. That said, the appetizers were again brought back to the table before the drinks arrived.

We Would go back again because the food is well done and they tried to accommodate us. Seemed overwhelmed with the Saturday night crush.

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KL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My girlfriends and I ordered the simply grilled fish. It was cooked well. Service was pleasant. For dessert, the brownie and napoleon was good, but a little overpriced for the small amount we got.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Yum

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Occasion was Mom's 80th birthday. Waitstaff went out of their way to make Mom feel special. Food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the desserts.

Restaurant was flexible in changing the time of our reservations when we hit bad traffic driving up from DC. Also flexible when the fifth member our group was unable to join us.

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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok but nothing special. Meme platter was small and only included 3 items. Service fair.

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ET
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Located on the Hudson in the historic Lord and Burnham buildings in Irvington, MP Taverna delivers excellent Greek cuisine in a bustling, inviting environment. A lemon chicken was outstanding. Service is pleasant and professional, and the prices reasonable for the quality offered.

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TM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has never ever disappointed me, no matter how many people, what time of day, or what's on the menu. Such a gem.

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g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The fish was excellent, and the fusilli pasta delicious and a bit spicy. Good beer selection as well.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good food. Not that amazing, I’ve had better. My biggest complaint would be the cocktails. At an average of $14 the drinks were weak and overall not great. Restaurant is by the waterfront which is its biggest appeal.

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We eat here about once a month and usually love it, but this past Friday evening was so disappointing. The beet salad should have been called an onion salad. It was basically a plate full of onions with a few beets. I asked for the salmon (the special not simply grilled) to be cooked through. It was so rare in the middle I couldn’t eat it. And the service which is usually amazing was almost non-existent. Very disappointed.

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DA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was disorganized, as if no one really knew who had been assigned to serve our table. The server was friendly but not particularly focused on making our dinner special. At one point, our main course was delivered, but there was no silverware to eat with. I had to flag down someone to let them know this--no one noticed. While the food was quite good, the overall experience was not pleasant. I want to support the restaurant, especially as my office is in the same building, but I was embarrassed by the multitude of errors the servers made. My husband and I were meeting an old friend for dinner there, and I had been the one to recommend the restaurant. In retrospect, not sure I made the right choice. The women's bathroom was marginally clean--another area that makes a difference in someone's overall impression.

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s
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, service and ambiance were all equally appealing. We will return.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We would definitely come back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing Greek food! The Greek paella was unique and delicious!

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T
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The octopus, the meze trio, the whole bronzino &/or dorado are always moist and wonderful. Service is friendly and efficient.

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