About MP Taverna - Irvington
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.”
Irvington, NY 10533
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday–Friday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday–Thursday, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Bridge Street Properties parking lot is open to all restaurant guests.
The restaurant is located directly across from the Irvington Metro-North train stop.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
MP Taverna - Irvington Ratings and Reviews
Never again. My wife and I just finished Valentine's Day dinner. The food was mediocre...the service was worse. Twice a food service person came to our table and presented us with food we did not order. My wife was halfway through her grilled Branzino (very salty and dry) before her salad arrived. I ordered a burger and it was pedestrian...dry with a bun that was as average as the burger. I asked for extra ketchup and hot sauce twice and that came halfway through my dinner. I asked for a second glass of wine three times and by the time that arrived I asked the waiter to send it back. I understand that Valentine's Day is a very busy time, however, I felt like MP Taverna was way over committed tonight to be able to provide any level of customer service that would satisfy most patrons. We live in Irvington and were hoping that this would be a restaurant we would like to return to.... perhaps a drink at the bar and an appetizer during happy hour but never again for dinner.
I have recommended MP Taverna in the past but felt it was slipping.
The food was still good and our waitress was very nice but they weren’t prepared to handle a Valentines Day crowd terribly well and overall I didn’t feel it was a special night, which is what I had been expecting (we chose to go there for Valentine’s Day based on past dinners feeling a bit more special.)
I was there for a valentines dinner . the food was very good, I know this already since I have eaten here before, but the service was terrible.
I was there for 25 mins before the the waiter took our order......and on top of that, he took the order of people that came in after us first!!!!!!!!!....did not bring our drinks out, forgot the oil, bread, etc.
all I can think of is they were understaffed but as a restaurant in westchester county, you should know this already.....I looked around the room and other people had the same issue.
do not go here on a special occasion/holiday, as you will be dissapointed.
Service was atrocious. We never received our appetizers. My wife asked for her meal with no olives and the plate was smothered with olives. We requested refills on our drinks and never received them. We never saw the waiter other than when he took out order and brought us the check. When we complained to him about the terrible service his response was that the manager and bartender were not in that night. He offered no apology whatsoever or anything else to try to help the situation.
We had to wait 20 extra minutes after the time of our reservation even when we arrived 15 minutes earlier. I asked a couple of time if our table was ready and the last time I asked the hostess said: oh yeah I’m sorry I can sit you now...?...husband ordered wine, glass was dirty, this is a “Greek” place yet they gave us cold Italian bread, you have to pay for the pita and yogurt sauce. The waitress seemed very unorganized, they brought us good twice that we didn’t order and took it back to the kitchen only to come back a few minutes later and give it to a couple 2 tables away from us. Place was busy because I guess they don’t have a lot of competition around, but I won’t come back. The one in Roslyn is 100 times better.
We've had lunch and dinner at this restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is top-quality, with a great selection of excellent fish, and all the sides are great as well. The service is friendly, professional and attentive. Reservations are a definite must on the weekends, and even week-day lunches as this place is crowded, but a great choice for a pleasant evening out.
I was totally underwhelmed by MP Taverna. The last time I went, it was fresh and delicious. This time we were totally rushed. The server didn’t know much about Greek food when asked and the sauces in the starter dishes seemed to heavy and over cooked. My fish and smashed potatoes were amazing as was my husbands lamb. However, service was lacking so much that I just don’t see myself going again.
Very inviting ambiance. The server was very solicitous and knew the dishes very well. The food was very good. Perfect branzini. The portions are not huge, so you will leave sated but not bursting at the seams. A note of caution about the pastas. The sauce they use is on the spicy side, so keep that in mind before you order. The eggplant dip was very well done, and perfectly complemented by warm pita. Polished everything off with a brownie that was really nice.
It’s a nice place and lively.
The food however, can be a bit greasy.
The vegetables, although ordered without butter or oil, came soaked in oil. The fish, ordered -simply grilled- was burnt.
Lamb shank too greasy
Paella was very appreciated by the diner.
Grilled pineapple desert was not paired well as served with feta.
My favorite place for lunch, since the menu is varied, there are always daily specials, it's possible to have a conversation without shouting, and it's just a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Dinner is also great for foodies, but it's noisy and crowded in the evening.
Each meal we have at MP Taverna is better than the last -- they always outdo themselves. The service is warm and friendly; the food is OUTSTANDING and portions are generous. We loved going for New Year's Eve and being able to enjoy the regular menu. Michael Psilakis offers fresh, creative, unbelievably delicious food and cocktails, and it's wonderful to have a restaurant like this without having to schlep into Manhattan. Our thanks to the whole team!
I am a big foodie and thought the food was very good and the prices were very reasonable for a restaurant of this size. The big disappointment was the service. It was horrible. The staff was polite but they disappeared after the food was put on the table. I was dying for water and the dessert took forever to be served. Getting a check was an adventure as well. I really enjoyed the food but I will not sure I will be back. The next time i want greek food I could save time by going to Astoria to eat.
We had a $100 gift certificate and the bill, with the tip, would have exceeded that. The waitress, for some reason, only used the bill amount leaving me $10 on the gift certificate. She insisted I could not use the certificate for the tip. Since I know we will be going back I just tipped in cash but that is not how it should work. I didn't make a big deal about it or ask for a manager. Also. We waited a half hour to sit since we would not accept a table next to a window when it was 2 degrees outside. We will definitely return since the food is great and past experiences have always gonexwell.
First off I made the reservation for 8:45, I got a phone call two days later asking me to make it earlier because the kitchen closes at 9 and they "did not want to rush" me. We changed our evening to accomodate them. I would have cancelled but it was Christmas Eve and reservations were scarce. Food was great. Service was not. We arrived and on the bar was a glass rack where obviously someone was stocking glassware, but the rack was still there when we left and there was another one! The waiter who sat us changed during our time there but left his work clothes piled up on the hostess stand while he did something else, which looked horrible. We ordered a trio of Greek dips and what came was just hummus, when we asked they brought us the trio but did not charge us for either. They said it was on them, which was very nice but how can the place make money if they keep giving stuff away. Anyway the foor was AWESOMW but the service was equally HORRIBLE. It is a shame.
We’ve been to MP Taverna several times, but this time our experience was subpar. No one came to our table for several minutes after we were seated; finally the host or owner came to take drink orders. He was very attentive and actually took our meal order as well, but it seemed strange that our waitress was so absent until 20+ minutes into our reservation. We ordered the pita bread appetizer; about 1/3 of the breads were burned and inedible. I ordered the branzino - also overcooked. My son’s hamburger bun was even burned! It seems like all of the stoves were set too high - or the food was as unattended as we were. A pretty disappointing experience for Christmas Eve.
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