MP Taverna - Irvington
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.”
Dinner: Sunday–Thursday, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
The fish was excellent, and the fusilli pasta delicious and a bit spicy. Good beer selection as well.
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.
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.
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.
The food, service and ambiance were all equally appealing. We will return.
The food was excellent. We would definitely come back
Amazing Greek food! The Greek paella was unique and delicious!
Love this restaurant! The octopus, the meze trio, the whole bronzino &/or dorado are always moist and wonderful. Service is friendly and efficient.
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.
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!
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:)
Amazing from start to finish! So much good food, you have to keep going back
Grilled fish was very good, and also soft shell crab.
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.
Just had a delightful, yummy time
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,
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.
Consistently great food!
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.
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 !
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
Ate outside....only had Mezes for dinner and the Bulgar salad...always a favorite.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
All in all, we’ll be back. Hopefully a better experience.
Always consistent and always good. It’s a great neighborhood restaurant.
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.
I chose happy hour as a recommendation because the bar service was the only part of the dining experience that was acceptable . This was my second visit and we only returned to this restaurant to use the gift card that was given to us to make up for the last negative dining experience we had. The first time , we were rushed out after our meal. We barely signed the check and they were trying to turn over the table for the next group. This time we waited over an hour past our reservation time to be seated. No compensation made whatsoever ...not even an offer to buy us a drink.
seated at least 40 minutes after our reservation, as was everyone else. awful bar service. inattentive and slow. no eye contact, not a smile. salad and souvlaki were good. branzino fair. disappointing. probably will not return for a long time.
Food well cooked. Very fresh fish, meat, poultry. Generous portions. Very good Greek yogurt dessert. Servers personable. More help needed on a Saturday night. We had to wait a WHILE before our food order and dessert order were taken. Also, of note to the owner and persons in charge: bathroom ran out of hand towels. Two of our party informed someone who works at the restaurant but they were not replaced. Because of the high volume of guests, the rest rooms were constantly in use. Compulsory that enough hand towels be available to finish up your “toilette” before leaving the WC. Try to be diligent in this vein on those ultra busy evenings. Otherwise, an energetic and popular venue for very good food.
Found this place after looking for a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant. Our server was amazing and the food was delicious. The ambiance was perfect for a date. Will definitely recommend and come again!
Service was slow and inattentive when the restaurant was just half full.
The food was excellent and plated with style. Wonderful ambiance and such attentive service!
There was definitely confusion upon entering as the young hostess is definitely overwhelmed. However, once we were seated our waiter Hector made the unpleasantness at the front door go away. Everything was delicious and we had a fun evening.
The food and atmosphere where excellent but there was 6 of us and when all the meals were served , one did not make it out for a while so we all ended up having to eat before our meals got cold. That being said even though the staff was concerned that the meal was not out no one apologized or gave us anything free like desert. I thought that was not good service at all.
However that was the only downfall. Better customer service. I would go back to see if they get it right.
We love MP Taverna. Wow was the service inept last night. The food took so long that the busboy cleared the tablet before dinner showed up. His English was so poor he didn’t understand when we told him we still needed our flatware, and would like to keep our bread because we might need it to fend off starvation.
One of our favorite restaurants. The food is fabulous, the value is tremendous. My daughter had the lamb chop special which was $36 and delicious. I have had so many items on the menu...everything is good. The burger is terrific. The souvlaki. The lemon chicken is a dish my brother-in-law travels 30 minutes to eat. Even the simply grilled chicken is amazing. Let's talk about the smashed fries. They are addicting and incredible...crunchy, not greasy. The salads are great. And the tomato soup It's amazing. Also, they have a jazz brunch on Sundays which are really great too.