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.”
One of our favorites. Always great food and good service.
We'v been on out table little later than our reservation time. But Valentine's Day is always busy. Food was extremely delicious. Staff was very friendly and always making sure if we are okay. Absolutely successful restaurant. Thanks to them for gave us amazing dinner experience on that special day.
My wife had the branzini and she was vey happy well cooked and plenty. The octopus appetizer was excellent. I was disappointed with my choice, angus hanger steak... I was expecting to get slices of meat but instead I got bite size chunks it was served with Greek sausages that were so salty that could raise even a child’s blood pressure. I don’t recommended. On another occasion o ordered the lamb shank... it had an excessive amount of fat. Maybe I should stick to the fish next time or a plain old ny steak with no frills!
Best Tzaiziki EVER! Dips, meatballs, souvlaki and seafood - all delicious. High-end ambience, nice bar and a range of food items and prices. We had a great time on Valentine’s Day.
I have been to MP many times and it is always good. Was there for brunch yesterday and was charged $7.00 for a very small cappuccino ..... really over the top charge.
Great variety, high quality dishes. Vast wine selections by the glass.
Highly professional service.
Staff all did wonderful job.
Food is always great. Specials were amazing.
Consistent food served in a nice atmosphere. Great value!
This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in Westchester, or even the entire New York City area. We have been here many times. Celebrity chef Michael Psilakis Lives up to his reputation. The food, which is Greek/Mediterranean, is several notches above the usual. Perfectly prepared and wonderfully seasoned. The decor is beautiful and the service is attentive and warm. Even their house cocktails are noteworthy, unlike the usual, overly sweet concoctions at many other places.Special shout out to Liz, who tends bar and watches over the house, and Dan, one of our favorite servers ever! Go!
As always the food and service was excellent. This is by far our favorite restaurant.
MP Taverna charges City prices, and the food is good but not spectacular. They really need to work on their service. They are probably trying to be familiar and informal, but it comes off as careless and sometimes brusque. Does not feel glamorous or special going in there.
Everything about the experience was top notch, from the service to the food. We were very impressed and will definitely be returning!
Stellar as always. The menu indicated the chicken for the souvlaki is now being sourced from an Amish farm—it was a little pricier but SO worth it. I didn’t think the souvlaki could get any better, but it did!! Can’t wait to go back and get more souvlaki!!
Excellent food. The Octopus appetizer was great. Main courses were also very good.
The octopus was probably the best I've ever had. Absolutely delicious.
Perfect place for date night, great food, good conversation and ambiance. Some of my favs are the scallops, meatballs, mussels, bronzino, and grilled octopus. Everything on the menu is worth trying. The owner/chef stops by each table and greets the diners, now that’s special!
I am always happy when I dine at MP Taverna in Irvington...especially for lunch. It is busy enough so you don't feel funny, but quiet enough to sit and have a nice chat with your lunch companion. And, the food and service are amazing.
server mixed up the dishes we were taking home! He gave my oder to a friend, and a friends order to me!
Service was great; food was very tasty
We loved the drink special creations.
Overall a great experience.
We had a lovely perfect evening! Everyone was very friendly, the service was great, and our waitress was quick to recommend options for a “mock”tail.
I love this restaurant and am glad they Coolidge seat us on New Year’s Eve. The service was really disjointed - drinks came to the table same time as entrees, side dish came to the table after entree.
The waiter was clearly embarrassed and went to lengths to be accommodating (free drink, unrequested side).
In addition, the bus people repeatedly banged into the back of my chair as they ran by. We were seated at a table in the middle of the floor and not at a booth, and were in the path. My family agreed to move the table slightly to clear more of a path.
Clearly, the staff were working hard to keep up with a full house on festive evening. And I assume it may be hard to fully staff on New Year’s Eve. But I have only ever had excellent experiences at MP, and was disappointed with the rushed and sloppy service.
The food was incredible; everything we ordered was delicious. We do find that the booths are pretty uncomfortable, unfortunately; you seem to pitch forward in your seat and keep sliding on the leather. Also, the bathrooms could be cleaner. But the food and the service were top-notch.
Always a great choice!
My husband and I ordered appetizers and a salad. They were ample and allowed us the pleasure of gelato for dessert - a serving is 3 scoops! The tables are very close together and close to the booths. It was hard for our friends to navigate to the restrooms. Service was prompt and efficient.
This was my eighth or ninth visit - which speaks for itself - but my first review. It was a holiday lunch for our office staff, and so also the first time I was there for lunch...all my previous visits were for dinner. Had I reviewed my prior dinner visits every category would get an additional star. Lunch was very good, just not quite as finessed. The appetizer with three dips and pita, available on either menu, is pure heaven. Two guests had the branzino special and they raved about it. The lamb burgers arrived perfectly medium, as ordered. I had chicken souvlaki which was decent but the chicken itself was a bit ordinary...sliced chunks of white meat without much flavoring. The beef or pork version might be more flavorful. And why no lamb version? Overall, I will never hesitate to go back, and if memory serves, my one lunch dish on this day was the first time I remember not being thrilled. That's a good track record. And I still ate the whole souvlaki!
Always a great place to eat. Went for my friend’s birthday. It is her favorite place and it didn’t disappointed.
Excellent choice for a weekday lunch - menu is interesting and varied, food was delicious, portions were large, service was friendly and responsive, and the decor/ambiance is really enjoyable! My only constructive feedback is that the booth was very small/tight - even with only one person on a side. Otherwise, it was a great experience and I would love to come back.
Love this place. We brought our friends who had never dined there before - and they loved it as well. Great food, service, and roomy and quite enough so we could have good conversations. My favorite place.
Great atmosphere, Fresh & well prepared authentic dishes, and attentive service.. Being of Greek decent, and having been in Milos, Crete and Athens this past summer, it certainly reminded us of the wonderful time we had!!
Super quality and care. Professional service. Love this place.
We have been to MP Taverna twice in the last few months and thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance bpth times!
The was great as usual but very long to get our food. We were at a table the they was absolutely no lighting . Service was very good .
The food, service and atmosphere at MP is always good. Portion sizes are ample. My only complaint with MP are the wine prices. For a white wine, the opening price is $40 - outrageous in my book.
Just a great meal!
We really enjoyed this Restaurant. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.
Food excellent service good
Ok - nothing extraordinary. Service used to be better. We waited a long time for our food .
Loved everything about MP Taverna. Food and service were excellent.
Outstanding service and food