MP Taverna - Irvington

4.3
1724 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Worth the Drive
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
Reviews from verified diners
1,724 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
55%
Very Good
29%
Good
10%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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LW
Denver
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

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

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B
New York Area
2.0
Dined 7 days ago

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
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food and service! Yum

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R
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

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
3.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

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
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

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

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MP
3.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

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
3.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

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
3.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

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
4.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was excellent. We would definitely come back

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

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

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T
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

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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d
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

This place has amazing food, everything is delicious. The wait for the food isn't long either and tastes very fresh and well made. The waiters are very attentive and nice. I love the location because its by the water and there is even a little park right next to it so the drive was cute. Overall the service and the food is great, highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Told them my son had an allergy to chickpeas and they assured us that they could make the fried calamari without them. They told us multiple times that the chef would make sure they were completely separated while preparing our order. When the calamari arrived, we were once again promised that they were safe for my son to eat. After eating several pieces, we noticed that the bottom of the dish was full of chickpeas! I told our waiter who did absolutely nothing - nor did the chef come out to apologize. They are lucky we had his epipen or this story would have a different ending. I will not be returning and people with food allergies should stay away!

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K
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

MP Taverna never ceases to amaze me! I had the sword fish and it was wonderful as always. My husband had the Filet Mignon special and he really enjoyed it. We never make it to the desserts because the appetizers are too hard to resist. I highly recommend this restaurant:)

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TC
Tampa
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Amazing from start to finish! So much good food, you have to keep going back

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D
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

Always delicious!

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GM
4.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

Grilled fish was very good, and also soft shell crab.

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m
New York Area
4.0
Dined on May 18, 2018

Been to MP Taverna many times. The food and cocktails are usually very good. However, our dining experience was not the best this time. Cocktails took much too long to arrive so there was no time to enjoy them before food came out. Food was good but side dishes were forgotten and when reminded, never came out. Service was not attentive at all. Reminded us of the first time we came when it was their soft opening a few years ago when they needed to iron out the kinks. A bit disappointing.

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RW
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

Just had a delightful, yummy time

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G
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. Food is delicious and service extremely professional and polite. Whenever we are in the area, this is our go to place. We have brought friends and family and everyone loves it. Thank you for the wonderful experience,

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SB
New York Area
2.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Reservations were for 8:15 PM. We arrived at 7:45 PM so that we could sit at the bar and have a drink. 8:15 came and went and no table. It was only when I informed them if they didn't have a table it would be ok I'd just go somewhere else did I get a table. That was after 8:30. Then our waiter was lost for inordinate amounts of time. All in all it felt like we were at a Cheese Cake Factory on a busy Saturday night. That's the impression I got. The Mgr. was constantly frantically running around.
Needless to say, we won't go back.

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K
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Consistently great food!

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LL
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

Corn crab soup was delightful on a cold and rainy May evening, smooth, creamy with bits of crabmeat. The lamb risotto was a dish I had never before tried and will be sure to order again. The portion was enough for 2 to share. The waiter clearly loves food and knew the menu throughly.

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RC
New York Area
4.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

Had a martini at the bar while waiting for friends. Warm and welcoming staff, never felt hurried. Service throughout the meal was attentive but not intrusive and the meals were delicious. We'll definitely return !

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MP
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

As always we are never disappointed with MP Taverna. We had a great server who was attentive and engaging, our meals were delicious and cooked to perfection

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

Ate outside....only had Mezes for dinner and the Bulgar salad...always a favorite.

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SM
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 3, 2018

From start to finish this was an amazing experience! We were greeted by the chef himself and seated promptly. The service was excellent and the menu was perfect. We had a fantastic meal and loved the ambiance. Will definitely come back soon...

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 2, 2018

Every single dish was delicious - the paella, branzino, lamb burger and more just perfectly prepared. The waitress was so pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating. Will definitely be back again!

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S
New York Area
4.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

The octopus appetizer was delicious. The olives in the meatballs/tomato sauce made the dish way too salty. Better to serve those olives on the side so they don’t overpower an otherwise tasty dish.

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T
New York Area
1.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Have been here before for a lovely meal. This time our server was surly from the start, we had to ask for utensils, sides and when we asked for more coffee, was told it had been cleaned up for the night - at 10.20!!! We only had one bottle of wine as they didn't come back to ask if we wanted more drinks. Was very disappointed and with many restaurants to choose from in Westchester I wouldn't waste my time to come here again.

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I
New York Area
4.0
Dined on April 27, 2018

The four of us didn’t want to sit in the middle of the restaurant so we were tucked into a tight space in a corner. Ok
We all ordered the same dish, should have been easy, not so.
Confusing????
All in all, we’ll be back. Hopefully a better experience.

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w
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Always consistent and always good. It’s a great neighborhood restaurant.

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E
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a noon reservation, so the restaurant was pretty empty---not like night time!!! It worked out perfect for me and my sister because I hadn't seen her for a while so we had a lot of catching up to do!! Our waiter was congenial and very knowledgeable and helpful. We both had the Pancake made with ricotta in the batter and caremelized apples which was divine and the ricotta made the pancake light as paper. We did not order wine, but the coffee and tea were great and the waiter kept them flowing. All in all, I'd say it was a wonderful brunch for us. I have been there for dinner several times and really love the food here.

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